16-20 November 2020
Europe/Paris timezone

Elliptic Curves Associated to Two-loop Graphs

18 Nov 2020, 17:20
Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center (IHES)

Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center


35 route de Chartres, F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette, France


Prof. Spencer BLOCH (University of Chicago)


Amplitudes of one-loop graphs are known to be dilogarithms. What can one say about two-loop graphs? In a surprising number of cases, the motive of the second Symanzik of a two-loop graph involves (indeed, the motive is actually built around) the motive of an elliptic curve, suggesting some relation between the amplitude and elliptic polylogarithms. I will discuss a number of examples. This is joint work with C. Doran, M. Kerr, and P. Vanhove.

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