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  Introductory notes reviewing N=4 D=4 SuperYang Mills

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I am looking for notes and papers that treat the N=4 D=4 Super Yang Mills theory, starting from an introductory level.

I have been using different notes so far (some mentioned in my previous question), but most of the notes I have focus on other kinds of supersymmetric theories.

My main interest in this subject is to eventually understand S duality and on-shell diagrams.

Please feel free to include advanced articles pertaining to the subject. It would be nice to have a compilation of such articles.

asked Mar 19, 2015 in Resources and References by Prathyush (695 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 10, 2015 by Prathyush

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I'll be slowly compiling papers and notes on N=4 Super Yang Mills on this page. Over time I want to build a repository that will be useful for a graduate entering research into this subject.

Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories

Brink, Lars, Schwarz, John H.  Scherk, J.

S-duality in N = 4 Yang-Mills theories with general gauge groups

Luciano Girardello , Amit Giveon , Massimo Porrati ,Alberto Zaffaroni

Duality in supersymmetric N=2,4 gauge theories

Paolo Di Vecchia

Magnetic Monopoles, Duality, and Supersymmetry

Jeffrey A. Harvey

Notes on theories with 16 supercharges

Nathan Seiberg

answered Mar 20, 2015 by Prathyush (695 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jun 13, 2015 by Prathyush
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Eric D'Hoker's and Dan Freedman's classic Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and the AdS/CFT Correspondence has a nice section on $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM. Then you can check the nLab entry  for many many references therein. Also, usually all AdS/CFT related PhD theses include pedagological sections on the theory you want while understanding the "planar nature" does not restric in $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM only so you can find info onColeman's classic textbook.

answered Mar 19, 2015 by conformal_gk (3,575 points) [ no revision ]

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