TH Theoretical Seminar

Number theory meets Higgs physics

by Claude Duhr (IPPP Durham)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-3-006 - TH Conference Room )
Description
Multi-loop computations in QCD are notoriously difficult due to the complexity of the integrals involved.
Inspired by results from modern number theory and algebraic geometry, a lot of progress has recently been made regarding the computation of multi-loop integrals and scattering amplitudes. I will discuss various new approaches to the computation of loop integrals, and illustrate them on the first computation of a quantity at N3LO in perturbative QCD, the soft-virtual part of the inclusive Higgs-boson cross section in gluon fusion at N3LO.
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