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Feynman graphs, Periods and Polylogarithms: Sector decomposition and Hironaka's polyhedra game

Presented by Christian Bogner, Mainz and Durham University

12 December 2007 10:30 in Derman Christophersen Room in CLC

Sector decomposition is a method to compute numerically the Laurent expansion of divergent multi-loop Feynman integrals. In this talk we point out, that solutions for Hironaka's polyhedra game, encoding the combinatorics of resolutions of singularities by a blow-up sequence, can be applied to this method. We present a systematic algorithm for sector decomposition (by Binoth and Heinrich) and indicate, how solutions for Hironaka's game are used to guarantee for the termination of this algorithm.

Contact christian.bogner@durham.ac.uk for more information