Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Mathematik

Preprint 2019-05

M. de Leeuw, B. Eden, D. le Plat and T. Meier


Polylogarithms from the bound state S-matrix.



Higher-point functions of gauge invariant composite operators in N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory can be computed via triangulation. The elementary tile in this process is the hexagon introduced for the evaluation of structure constants. A glueing procedure welding the tiles back together is needed to return to the original object.

In this note we present work in progress on n-point functions of BPS op- erators. In this case, quantum corrections are entirely carried by the glueing procedure. The lowest non-elementary process is the glueing of three adjacent tiles by the exchange of two single magnons.

This problem has been analysed before. With a view to resolving some conceptional questions and to generalising to higher processes we are trying to develop an algorithmic approach using the representation of hypergeometric sums as integrals over Euler kernels.


Preprint series: Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ISSN 0863-0976), 2019-05


11 pp.