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


Johannes Broedel and André Kaderli


A geometrical framework for amplitude recursions: bridging between trees and loops. 



Various methods for the recursive evaluation of scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and string theory have been put forward during the last couple of years. In these proceedings we describe a geometrical framework, which is believed to be capable of treating many of these recursions in a unified way. Our recursive framework is based on manipulating iterated integrals on Riemann surfaces with boundaries. A geometric parameter appears as variable of a differential equation of KZ or KZB type. The parameter interpolates between two associated regular- ized boundary values, which contain iterated integrals closely related to scattering amplitudes defined on two different geometries.

Preprint series: Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ISSN 0863-0976), 2021-03


18 pp.