TY - JOUR

T1 - Kinematic Lie Algebras From Twistor Spaces

AU - Borsten, Leron

AU - Jurco, Branislav

AU - Kim, Hyungrok

AU - Macrelli, Tommaso

AU - Saemann, Christian

AU - Wolf, Martin

N1 - Published by the American Physical Society. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

PY - 2023/7/28

Y1 - 2023/7/28

N2 - We analyze theories with color-kinematics duality from an algebraic perspective and find that any such theory has an underlying BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra structure, extending the ideas of arXiv:1912.03110. Conversely, we show that any theory with a BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra features a kinematic Lie algebra that controls interaction vertices, both on- and off-shell. We explain that the archetypal example of a theory with BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra is Chern-Simons theory, for which the resulting kinematic Lie algebra is isomorphic to the Schouten-Nijenhuis algebra on multivector fields. The BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra implies the known color-kinematics duality of Chern-Simons theory. Similarly, we show that holomorphic and Cauchy-Riemann (CR) Chern-Simons theories come with BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebras and that, on the appropriate twistor spaces, these theories organize and identify kinematic Lie algebras for self-dual and full Yang-Mills theories, as well as the currents of any field theory with a twistorial description. We show that this result extends to the loop level under certain assumptions.

AB - We analyze theories with color-kinematics duality from an algebraic perspective and find that any such theory has an underlying BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra structure, extending the ideas of arXiv:1912.03110. Conversely, we show that any theory with a BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra features a kinematic Lie algebra that controls interaction vertices, both on- and off-shell. We explain that the archetypal example of a theory with BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra is Chern-Simons theory, for which the resulting kinematic Lie algebra is isomorphic to the Schouten-Nijenhuis algebra on multivector fields. The BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebra implies the known color-kinematics duality of Chern-Simons theory. Similarly, we show that holomorphic and Cauchy-Riemann (CR) Chern-Simons theories come with BV${}^{\color{gray} \blacksquare}$-algebras and that, on the appropriate twistor spaces, these theories organize and identify kinematic Lie algebras for self-dual and full Yang-Mills theories, as well as the currents of any field theory with a twistorial description. We show that this result extends to the loop level under certain assumptions.

KW - hep-th

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.041603

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.041603

M3 - Article

SN - 0031-9007

VL - 131

SP - 1

EP - 7

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

IS - 4

M1 - 041603

ER -