High Energy / Nuclear Theory / RIKEN Seminars

[HET seminar] Analytic and Numerical Methods for Feynman Integrals

by Martijn Hidding (Uppsala University)




Also in small seminar room.

Abstract: I will review analytic methods for computing Feynman integrals, such as the use of multiple polylogarithms (MPLs) and elliptic multiple polylogarithms (eMPLs). I will then discuss alternative numerical approaches to computing Feynman integrals, based on series expansions along one-dimensional contours in phase-space. I will discuss the methods underlying the Mathematica package DiffExp, and future improvements, and discuss a numerical approach which relies on an iterative application of Feynman's trick for combining two propagators. This method provides an efficient numerical determination of the boundary conditions. Lastly, I will give some possibilities for future research directions.

Organized by

Peter Denton