We introduce a new method to evaluate algebraic integrals over the simplex numerically. It improves upon geometric sector decomposition by employing tools from tropical geometry. The method can be improved further by exploiting the geometric structure of the underlying integrand. As an illustration of this, we give a specialized algorithm for a class of integrands that exhibit the form of a generalized permutahedron. This class includes integrands for scattering amplitudes and parametric Feynman integrals with tame kinematics. A proof-of-concept implementation is provided with which Feynman integrals up to loop order 17 can be evaluated.
- Pub Date:
- August 2020
- Mathematical Physics;
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry
- 6 figures, see http://github.com/michibo/tropical-feynman-quadrature for the referenced program code, comments welcome!