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    Analytic Results for Massless Three-Loop Form Factors

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    We evaluate, exactly in d, the master integrals contributing to massless three-loop QCD form factors. The calculation is based on a combination of a method recently suggested by one of the authors (R.L.) with other techniques: sector decomposition implemented in FIESTA, the method of Mellin--Barnes representation, and the PSLQ algorithm. Using our results for the master integrals we obtain analytical expressions for two missing constants in the ep-expansion of the two most complicated master integrals and present the form factors in a completely analytic form.Comment: minor revisions, to appear in JHE

    The Dimensional Recurrence and Analyticity Method for Multicomponent Master Integrals: Using Unitarity Cuts to Construct Homogeneous Solutions

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    We consider the application of the DRA method to the case of several master integrals in a given sector. We establish a connection between the homogeneous part of dimensional recurrence and maximal unitarity cuts of the corresponding integrals: a maximally cut master integral appears to be a solution of the homogeneous part of the dimensional recurrence relation. This observation allows us to make a necessary step of the DRA method, the construction of the general solution of the homogeneous equation, which, in this case, is a coupled system of difference equations.Comment: 17 pages, 2 figure

    Application of the DRA method to the calculation of the four-loop QED-type tadpoles

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    We apply the DRA method to the calculation of the four-loop `QED-type' tadpoles. For arbitrary space-time dimensionality D the results have the form of multiple convergent sums. We use these results to obtain the epsilon-expansion of the integrals around D=3 and D=4.Comment: References added, some typos corrected. Results unchange

    An Analytic Result for the Two-Loop Hexagon Wilson Loop in N = 4 SYM

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    In the planar N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, the conformal symmetry constrains multi-loop n-edged Wilson loops to be basically given in terms of the one-loop n-edged Wilson loop, augmented, for n greater than 6, by a function of conformally invariant cross ratios. We identify a class of kinematics for which the Wilson loop exhibits exact Regge factorisation and which leave invariant the analytic form of the multi-loop n-edged Wilson loop. In those kinematics, the analytic result for the Wilson loop is the same as in general kinematics, although the computation is remarkably simplified with respect to general kinematics. Using the simplest of those kinematics, we have performed the first analytic computation of the two-loop six-edged Wilson loop in general kinematics.Comment: 17 pages. Extended discussion on how the QMRK limit is taken. Version accepted by JHEP. A text file containing the Mathematica code with the analytic expression for the 6-point remainder function is include

    ABJ(M) Chiral Primary Three-Point Function at Two-loops

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    This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th reportnumber: QMUL-PH-14-10 slaccitation: %%CITATION = ARXIV:1404.1117;%%archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th reportnumber: QMUL-PH-14-10 slaccitation: %%CITATION = ARXIV:1404.1117;%%archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th reportnumber: QMUL-PH-14-10 slaccitation: %%CITATION = ARXIV:1404.1117;%%Article funded by SCOAP

    Ultrasoft NLL Running of the Nonrelativistic O(v) QCD Quark Potential

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    Using the nonrelativistic effective field theory vNRQCD, we determine the contribution to the next-to-leading logarithmic (NLL) running of the effective quark-antiquark potential at order v (1/mk) from diagrams with one potential and two ultrasoft loops, v being the velocity of the quarks in the c.m. frame. The results are numerically important and complete the description of ultrasoft next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic (NNLL) order effects in heavy quark pair production and annihilation close to threshold.Comment: 25 pages, 7 figures, 3 tables; minor modifications, typos corrected, references added, footnote adde

    Analytic results for planar three-loop integrals for massive form factors

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    We use the method of differential equations to analytically evaluate all planar three-loop Feynman integrals relevant for form factor calculations involving massive particles. Our results for ninety master integrals at general q2 are expressed in terms of multiple polylogarithms, and results for fiftyone master integrals at the threshold q2 = 4m2 are expressed in terms of multiple polylogarithms of argument one, with indices equal to zero or to a sixth root of unity

    Foundation and generalization of the expansion by regions

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    The "expansion by regions" is a method of asymptotic expansion developed by Beneke and Smirnov in 1997. It expands the integrand according to the scaling prescriptions of a set of regions and integrates all expanded terms over the whole integration domain. This method has been applied successfully to many complicated loop integrals, but a general proof for its correctness has still been missing. This paper shows how the expansion by regions manages to reproduce the exact result correctly in an expanded form and clarifies the conditions on the choice and completeness of the considered regions. A generalized expression for the full result is presented that involves additional overlap contributions. These extra pieces normally yield scaleless integrals which are consistently set to zero, but they may be needed depending on the choice of the regularization scheme. While the main proofs and formulae are presented in a general and concise form, a large portion of the paper is filled with simple, pedagogical one-loop examples which illustrate the peculiarities of the expansion by regions, explain its application and show how to evaluate contributions within this method.Comment: 84 pages; v2: comment on scaleless integrals added to conclusions, version published in JHE

    Correlation Functions in 2-Dimensional Integrable Quantum Field Theories

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    In this talk I discuss the form factor approach used to compute correlation functions of integrable models in two dimensions. The Sinh-Gordon model is our basic example. Using Watson's and the recursive equations satisfied by matrix elements of local operators, I present the computation of the form factors of the elementary field ϕ(x)\phi(x) and the stress-energy tensor Tμν(x)T_{\mu\nu}(x) of the theory.Comment: 19pp, LATEX version, (talk at Como Conference on ``Integrable Quantum Field Theories''
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