Renormalization of gluonic leading-twist Operators in covariant Gauges

Giulio Falcioni*, Franz Herzog

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Abstract / Description of output

We provide the all-loop structure of gauge-variant operators required for the renormalisation of Green's functions with insertions of twist-two operators in Yang-Mills theory. Using this structure we work out an explicit basis valid up to 4-loop order for an arbitrary compact simple gauge group. To achieve this we employ a generalised gauge symmetry, originally proposed by Dixon and Taylor, which arises after adding to the Yang-Mills Lagrangian also operators proportional to its equation of motion. Promoting this symmetry to a generalised BRST symmetry allows to generate the ghost operator from a single exact operator in the BRST-generalised sense. We show that our construction complies with the theorems by Joglekar and Lee. We further establish the existence of a generalised anti-BRST symmetry which we employ to derive non-trivial relations among the anomalous dimension matrices of ghost and equation-of-motion operators. For the purpose of demonstration we employ the formalism to compute the N=2,4 Mellin moments of the gluonic splitting function up to 4 loops and its N=6 Mellin moment up to 3 loops, where we also take advantage of additional simplifications of the background field formalism.
Original languageEnglish
Article number177
Pages (from-to)1-43
Number of pages43
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • BRST Quantization
  • Factorization
  • Higher-Order Perturbative Calculations
  • Renormalization Group
  • Renormalization and Regularization


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