From Pure Mathematics to Precision Physics: Modern Approaches to Scattering Amplitudes
by Claude Duhr (CERN)
at DESY Hamburg ( build. 2a, SR2 )
The computation of quantum corrections to scattering processes has for a long time been hampered by the complexity of the integrals involved. In recent years there was tremendous progress in this area, partly due to the discovery of deep connections between scattering amplitudes and certain branches of pure mathematics. I will review these connections and discuss how they can be turned into new powerful tools for precision computations.