Descrambling Amplitudes and Integration using Cluster Coordinates

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Descrambling Amplitudes and Integration using Cluster Coordinates

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 14th March 2018
  • Speaker: (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, 4305

Event details

Amplitudes in planar $N=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory exhibit a surprising amount of cluster-algebraic structure, the physical meaning of which remains largely obscure. After reviewing the various guises in which this structure has been observed, I will add a new set of observations to this collection of curiosities. In particular, I will present new and striking cluster-algebraic decompositions of (the most complicated parts of) two-loop seven- and eight-particle amplitudes in this theory, and will describe how cluster coordinates can even be used to tackle the problem of integration directly---making it possible to integrate some of the Feynman integrals that contribute to these high-point amplitudes.

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