Selberg Integrals, Multiple Zeta Values and Feynman Diagrams
Abstract
We prove that there is an isomorphism between the Hopf Algebra of Feynman diagrams and the Hopf algebra corresponding to the Homogenous Multiple Zeta Value ring H in C<<X,Y>> . In other words, Feynman diagrams evaluate to Multiple Zeta Values in all cases. This proves a recent conjecture of ConnesKreimer, and others including Broadhurst and Kontsevich. The key step of our theorem is to present the Selberg integral as discussed in Terasoma [22] as a Functional from the Rooted Trees Operad to the Hopf algebra of Multiple Zeta Values. This is a new construction which provides illumination to the relations between zeta values, associators, Feynman diagrams and moduli spaces. An immediate implication of our Main Theorem is that by applying Terasoma's result and using the construction of our Selberg integralrooted trees functional, we prove that the Hermitian matrix integral as discussed in Mulase [18] evaluates to a Multiple Zeta Value in all 3 cases: Asymptotically, the Limit as N goes to infinity, and in general. Furthermore, this construction provides for a positive resolution to Goncharov's conjecture (see [7] pg. 30). The Selberg integral functional can be extended to map the special values to depth m multiple polylogarithms on X.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 2002
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.math/0206030
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0206030
 Bibcode:
 2002math......6030W
 Keywords:

 Quantum Algebra;
 Number Theory;
 11M38;
 14H70;
 32G34;
 11G55
 EPrint:
 10 pages