Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
On-shell methods provide a powerful tool for the perturbative computation of scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, such as QCD. In these lectures I will focus on such methods which can be developed without invoking unitarity, but rather by setting one propagator by loop level on-shell ("single-cuts"). After summarizing the present status of applying these ideas to QCD, I will discuss their recent successful application to planar N=4 super Yang-Mills, leading to on-shell recursion relations for loop integrands.
On-shell methods provide a powerful tool for the perturbative computation of scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, such as QCD. In these lectures I will focus on such methods which can be developed without invoking unitarity, but rather by setting one propagator by loop level on-shell ("single-cuts"). After summarizing the present status of applying these ideas to QCD, I will discuss their recent successful application to planar N=4 super Yang-Mills, leading to on-shell recursion relations for loop integrands.