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Title: Landau singularities and symbology: one- and two-loop MHV amplitudes in SYM theory

We apply the Landau equations, whose solutions parameterize the locus of possible branch points, to the one- and two-loop Feynman integrals relevant to MHV amplitudes in planar N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory. We then identify which of the Landau singularities appear in the symbols of the amplitudes, and which do not. Finally, we observe that all of the symbol entries in the two-loop MHV amplitudes are already present as Landau singularities of one-loop pentagon integrals.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1326989
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0010010; FG02-11ER41742
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS scattering amplitudes; supersymmetric gauge theory