Twistor methods for AdS5

Timothy Adamo, David Skinner, Jack Williams

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We consider the application of twistor theory to five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space. The twistor space of AdS5 is the same as the ambitwistor space of the four-dimensional conformal boundary; the geometry of this correspondence is reviewed for both the bulk and boundary. A Penrose transform allows us to describe free bulk fields, with or without mass, in terms of data on twistor space. Explicit representatives for the bulk-to-boundary propagators of scalars and spinors are constructed, along with twistor action functionals for the free theories. Evaluating these twistor actions on bulk-to-boundary propagators is shown to produce the correct two-point functions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Early online date30 Aug 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2016

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