The quantum affine origin of the AdS/CFT secret symmetry

Marius De Leeuw, Vidas Regelskis, Alessandro Torrielli

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We find a new quantum affine symmetry of the S-matrix of the one-dimensional Hubbard chain. We show that this symmetry originates from the quantum affine superalgebra U q(gl̂(2|2)), and in the rational limit exactly reproduces the secret symmetry of the AdS/CFT worldsheet S-matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Article number175202
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2012
Externally publishedYes


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