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SUMMARY:Magnetic scattering: pairwise little group and pairwise helicity
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DESCRIPTION:Csaba Csaki (Cornell U.)\nI discuss how to construct a Lorentz
-invariant S-matrix for the scattering of electrically and magnetically
charged particles. A key ingredient is a revision of our fundamental under
standing of multi-particle representations of the Poincaré group. Surpri
singly\, the asymptotic states for electric-magnetic scattering transfor
m with an additional little group phase\, associated with pairs of elec
trically and magnetically charged particles. I will discuss the general co
nstruction of such states. The resulting "pairwise helicity" is identifie
d with the quantized "cross product" of charges e1 g2- e2 g1 for every
charge-monopole pair\, and represents the extra angular momentum stored in
the asymptotic electromagnetic field. We define a new kind of pairwise
spinor-helicity variable\, which serves as an additional building block f
or electric-magnetic scattering amplitudes. We then construct the most g
eneral 3-point S-matrix elements\, as well as the full partial wave decomp
osition for the 2 -> 2 fermion-monopole S-matrix. In particular\, we deriv
e the famous helicity flip in the lowest partial wave as a simple conseq
uence of a generalized spin-helicity selection rule\, as well as the full
angular dependence for the higher partial waves. Our construction provide
s a significant new achievement for the on-shell program\, succeeding wher
e the Lagrangian description has so far failed. \n\nRecordings will be av
ailable at: https://tube.switch.ch/channels/1c2d594d
LOCATION:Zoom https://epfl.zoom.us/j/86370587147
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