Nov 22 – 24, 2021
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Novel Methods for Cuts and Integrands applied to Six Loops in $\mathcal{N}=4$ super-Yang-Mills

Nov 24, 2021, 9:40 AM
room 4204 (Nordita, Stockholm)

room 4204

Nordita, Stockholm

Short talk


Alexander Edison (Uppsala University)


We construct the complete (planar and non-planar) integrand for the
six-loop four-point amplitude in maximal $D\le10$ super-Yang-Mills.
This construction employs new advances that combat the
proliferation of loops and state-sums when evaluating
multi-loop $D$-dimensional unitarity cuts. Concretely, we introduce
two graph-based approaches, applicable in a range of theories, to
evaluating generalized unitarity cuts in $D$ dimensions: 1)
recursively from lower-loop cuts, or 2) directly from known
higher-loop planar cuts. Neither method relies on explicit state
sums or any sewing of tree-level amplitudes. The first method
meshes particularly well with the Method of Maximal Cuts to allow
direct construction of the complete six-loop integrand.

Primary author

Alexander Edison (Uppsala University)

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