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Novel structures in scattering amplitudes

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Organization address
address: SAARSTRASSE 21
city: MAINZ
postcode: 55122

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙000˙000 €
 EC max contribution 2˙000˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2022-09-30


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 Project objective

This project focuses on developing quantum field theory methods and applying them to the phenomenology of elementary particles. At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) our current best theoretical understanding of particle physics is being tested against experiment by measuring e.g. properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson. With run two of the LHC, currently underway, the experimental accuracy will further increase. Theoretical predictions matching the latter are urgently needed. Obtaining these requires extremely difficult calculations of scattering amplitudes and cross sections in quantum field theory, including calculations to correctly describe large contributions due to long-distance physics in the latter. Major obstacles in such computations are the large number of Feynman diagrams that are difficult to handle, even with the help of modern computers, and the computation of Feynman loop integrals. To address these issues, we will develop innovative methods that are inspired by new structures found in supersymmetric field theories. We will extend the scope of the differential equations method for computing Feynman integrals, and apply it to scattering processes that are needed for phenomenology, but too complicated to analyze using current methods. Our results will help measure fundamental parameters of Nature, such as, for example, couplings of the Higgs boson, with unprecedented precision. Moreover, by accurately predicting backgrounds from known physics, our results will also be invaluable for searches of new particles.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 D. Chicherin, J.M. Henn (Munich, Max Planck Inst.), E. Sokatchev (Annecy, LAPTH)
Amplitudes from anomalous superconformal symmetry
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 Böhm, Janko; Georgoudis, Alessandro; Larsen, Kasper J.; Schulze, Mathias; Zhang, Yang
Complete sets of logarithmic vector fields for integration-by-parts identities of Feynman integrals
published pages: , ISSN: 1550-7998, DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000280915
Physical Review D 1 2019-04-18
2018 D. Chicherin (U. Mainz, PRISMA), T. Gehrmann (Zurich U.), J.M. Henn (U. Mainz, PRISMA & Munich, Max Planck Inst.), N.A. Lo Presti (Durham U., IPPP), V. Mitev, P. Wasser (U. Mainz, PRISMA)
Analytic result for the nonplanar hexa-box integrals
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Robin Brüser, Simon Caron-Huot, Johannes M. Henn
Subleading Regge limit from a soft anomalous dimension
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2018)047
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/4 2019-04-18
2018 T. Gehrmann, J. M. Henn, N. A. Lo Presti
Pentagon functions for massless planar scattering amplitudes
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2018)103
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/10 2019-04-18
2018 Jorrit Bosma, Kasper J. Larsen, Yang Zhang
Differential equations for loop integrals in Baikov representation
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0010, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.105014
Physical Review D 97/10 2019-04-18
2018 D. Chicherin, J. M. Henn, E. Sokatchev
Implications of nonplanar dual conformal symmetry
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2018)012
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/9 2019-04-18
2018 Simon Badger, Christian Bronnum-Hansen, Thomas Gehrmann, Heribertus Bayu Hartanto, Johannes Henn, Adriano Lo Presti, Tiziano Peraro
Applications of integrand reduction to two-loop five-point scattering amplitudes in QCD
published pages: 6, ISSN: , DOI: 10.22323/1.303.0006
Proceedings of Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory — PoS(LL2018) 2019-04-18
2018 Dmitry Chicherin, Johannes Henn, Vladimir Mitev
Bootstrapping pentagon functions
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2018)164
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/5 2019-04-18
2018 Janko Böhm, Alessandro Georgoudis, Kasper J. Larsen, Hans Schönemann, Yang Zhang
Complete integration-by-parts reductions of the non-planar hexagon-box via module intersections
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2018)024
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/9 2019-04-18
2018 Johannes Henn, Enrico Herrmann, Julio Parra-Martinez
Bootstrapping two-loop Feynman integrals for planar N=4$$ mathcal{N}=4 $$ sYM
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2018)059
Journal of High Energy Physics 2018/10 2019-04-18
2018 Vladimir Mitev, Yang Zhang
SymBuild: a package for the computation of integrable symbols in scattering amplitudes
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Simon Badger, Christian Brønnum-Hansen, Heribertus Bayu Hartanto, Tiziano Peraro
First Look at Two-Loop Five-Gluon Scattering in QCD
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.092001
Physical Review Letters 120/9 2019-04-18
2018 D. Chicherin, J. M. Henn, E. Sokatchev
Scattering Amplitudes from Superconformal Ward Identities
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.021602
Physical Review Letters 121/2 2019-04-18

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