Feynman Polytopes and the Tropical Geometry of UV and IR Divergences

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Feynman Polytopes and the Tropical Geometry of UV and IR Divergences

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 6th April 2022
  • Speaker: Mr Aaron Hillman (Princeton)
  • Location: Online

Event details

The textbook understanding of ultraviolet (UV) divergences in quantum field theory is conceptually Euclidean and calculationally divorced from the means by which we compute amplitudes and cross-sections. Additionally, UV and (infrared) IR divergences are presented and handled as different beasts in the standard formalism.  In trying to incorporate the study of UV and IR divergences into the on-shell paradigm, studying them in the natural setting as Feynman-parameter/World-line integrals, we are lead to study Tropical functions and Newton polytopes associated with these Feynman integrals.  This exposes a unified and simple but rich combinatorial structure for UV and IR divergences in addition to facilitating calculation of these divergences.

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