A Pure Spinor Twistor Description of Ambitwistor Strings

2020-06-12

Authors: Diego García Sepúlveda and Max Guillen

Preprint number: UUITP-20/20

We present a novel ten-dimensional description of ambitwistor strings. This formulation is based on a set of supertwistor variables involving pure spinors and a set of constraints previously introduced in the context of the D=10 superparticle. We perform a detailed quantum-mechanical analysis of the constraint algebra and using standard techniques we construct a BRST operator. Physical vertex operators are explicitly constructed and scattering amplitudes are shown to correctly describe D=10 super-Yang-Mills interactions. After extending the pure spinor twistor transform to include an additional supersymmetry, our results are immediately generalized to Type IIB supergravity.