Graviton scattering amplitudes in first quantisation


  • James Edwards Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo



Quantum Field Theory, Gravitons, Scattering Amplitudes, Worldline Formalism


We give a pedagogical review to alternative, first quantised approaches to calculating graviton scattering amplitudes, giving an introduction to string inspired approaches and presenting more recent work based on the worldline formalism of quantum field theory that is motivated by these historic results. We describe how these first quantised techniques can greatly simplify the determination of such amplitudes, in particular reducing the number of Feynman-like diagrams that enter the computation and leading to compact results.


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Edwards J. Graviton scattering amplitudes in first quantisation . Supl. Rev. Mex. Fis. [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 16 [cited 2023 Sep. 25];3(2):020729 1-9. Available from: