Tropical Monte Carlo quadrature for Feynman integrals
Abstract
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 proofofconcept implementation is provided with which Feynman integrals up to loop order 17 can be evaluated.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2020
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2008.12310
 Bibcode:
 2020arXiv200812310B
 Keywords:

 Mathematical Physics;
 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Mathematics  Algebraic Geometry
 EPrint:
 6 figures, see http://github.com/michibo/tropicalfeynmanquadrature for the referenced program code, comments welcome!