4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Maximal Unitarity at Two Loops

5 Jul 2012, 09:20
20m
Room 218 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 218

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 12. Formal Theory Developments TR 12 - Formal Theory Development & TR 1 - The Standard Model

Speaker

Dr David Kosower (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))

Description

The unitarity method is a key part of the set of on-shell methods for calculating gauge-theory amplitudes both analytically and numerically. These methods have been used successfully to obtain the one-loop amplitudes needed for a variety of cutting-edge high-multiplicity next-to-leading order calculations for LHC physics. They have been applied both to analytic calculations, and in the framework of numerical codes such as BlackHat. In this talk, I discuss the first steps in extending maximal unitarity to a computation of two loop amplitudes, needed for precision LHC calculations.

Primary author

Dr David Kosower (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR))

Co-author

Kasper Larsen (Univ Uppsala)

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