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Beschreibung

This book is the outcome of research initiatives formed during the special ``Research Trimester on Multiple Zeta Values, Multiple Polylogarithms, and Quantum Field Theory'' at the ICMAT (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid) in 2014. The activity was aimed at understanding and deepening recent developments where Feynman and string amplitudes on the one hand, and periods and multiple zeta values on the other, have been at the heart of lively and fruitful interactions between theoretical physics and number theory over the past few decades.

In this book, the reader will find research papers as well as survey articles, including open problems, on the interface between number theory, quantum field theory and string theory, written by leading experts in the respective fields. Topics include, among others, elliptic periods viewed from both a mathematical and a physical standpoint; further relations between periods and high energy physics, including cluster algebras and renormalisation theory; multiple Eisenstein series and q-analogues of multiple zeta values (also in connection with renormalisation); double shuffle and duality relations; alternative presentations of multiple zeta values using Ecalle's theory of moulds and arborification; a distribution formula for generalised complex and l-adic polylogarithms; Galois action on knots. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students interested in topics related to both quantum field theory, in particular, scattering amplitudes, and number theory.



Autorentext

José Ignacio Burgos Gil is a Spanish mathematician working in Arithmetic Geometry, and focusing on Arakelov theory and the theory of periods. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Barcelona and is currently a researcher at the ICMAT (Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas), Madrid. With more than 50 scientific papers to his credit, he regularly lectures at institutes and conferences around the world and is a member of the Academia Europaea.

Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard is a German mathematician working as an associate professor of mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. After receiving his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Bonn University in Germany, he has held postdoctoral positions at e.g. the IHES (Bures-sur-Yvette, France), Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn, Germany), and the Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas (Madrid, Spain). 

Herbert Gangl is a German mathematician working on polylogarithms and explicit algebraic K-theory, and an associate professor of pure mathematics at Durham University, UK. After completing his Ph.D. at Bonn University, he spent most of his pre-tenure career at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, also in Bonn, complemented by a long-term stay at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics in Essen and a substituting professorship at the University of Siegen, both Germany, and as an assistant at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. He is also a passionate designer of 3D printed geometric jewellery. 


 


Klappentext

This book is the outcome of research initiatives formed during the special "Research Trimester on Multiple Zeta Values, Multiple Polylogarithms, and Quantum Field Theory'' at the ICMAT (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid) in 2014. The activity was aimed at understanding and deepening recent developments where Feynman and string amplitudes on the one hand, and periods and multiple zeta values on the other, have been at the heart of lively and fruitful interactions between theoretical physics and number theory over the past few decades. 

In this book, the reader will find research papers as well as survey articles, including open problems, on the interface between number theory, quantum field theory and string theory, written by leading experts in the respective fields. Topics include, among others, elliptic periods viewed from both a mathematical and a physical standpoint; further relations between periods and high energy physics, including cluster algebras and renormalisation theory; multiple Eisenstein series and q-analogues of multiple zeta values (also in connection with renormalisation); double shuffle and duality relations; alternative presentations of multiple zeta values using Ecalle's theory of moulds and arborification; a distribution formula for generalised complex and l-adic polylogarithms; Galois action on knots. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students interested in topics related to both quantum field theory, in particular, scattering amplitudes, and number theory.




Inhalt
I. Todorov, Perturbative quantum field theory meets number theory.- E. Panzer, Some open problems on Feynman periods.- S. Stieberger, Periods and Superstring Amplitudes.- O. Schlotterer.- The number theory of superstring amplitudes.- N. Matthes, Overview On Elliptic Multiple Zeta Values.- L. Adams, C. Bogner, S. Weinzierl, The Elliptic Sunrise.- C. Vergu, Polylogarithm identities, cluster algebras and the N = 4 supersymmetric theory.- H. Bachmann, Multiple Eisenstein series and q-analogues of multiple zeta values.- H. Bachmann, U. Kühn, A dimension conjecture for q-analogues of multiple zeta values.- J. Zhao, Uniform Approach to Double Shuffle and Duality Relations of Various q-Analogs of Multiple Zeta Values via Rota-Baxter Algebras.- J. Singer, q-Analogues of multiple zeta values and their applications in renormalization.- N. M. Nikolov, Vertex algebras and renormalization.- K. Rejzner, Renormalization and periods in perturbative Algebraic Quantum Field Theory.- C. Malvenuto, F. Patras, Symmetril moulds, generic group schemes, resummation of MZVs.- A. Salerno, L. Schneps, Mould theory and the double shuffle Lie algebra structure.- F. Chapoton, On some tree-indexed series with one and two parameters.- K. Ebrahimi-Fard, W. Steven Gray, D. Manchon, Evaluating Generating Functions for Periodic Multiple Polylogarithms.- D. Manchon, Arborified multiple zeta values.- L. Foissy, F. Patras, Lie theory for quasi-shuffle bialgebras.- H. Furusho, Galois action on knots II: Proalgebraic string links and knots.- H. Nakamura, Z. Wojtkowiak, On distribution formulas for complex and l-adic polylogarithms.- W. Zudilin, On a family of polynomials related to (2,1)=(3).

Produktinformationen

Titel: Periods in Quantum Field Theory and Arithmetic
Untertitel: ICMAT, Madrid, Spain, September 15 - December 19, 2014
Editor:
EAN: 9783030370312
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer International Publishing
Genre: Grundlagen
Anzahl Seiten: 630
Veröffentlichung: 14.03.2020
Dateigrösse: 9.3 MB

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