Numerical evaluation of tensor Feynman integrals in Euclidean kinematics
Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Uniwersytecka 4, 40007, Katowice, Poland
2 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738, Zeuthen, Germany
Revised: 22 November 2010
Published online: 6 January 2011
For the investigation of higher order Feynman integrals, potentially with tensor structure, it is highly desirable to have numerical methods and automated tools for dedicated, but sufficiently ‘simple’ numerical approaches. We elaborate two algorithms for this purpose which may be applied in the Euclidean kinematical region and in d=4−2ε dimensions. One method uses Mellin–Barnes representations for the Feynman parameter representation of multi-loop Feynman integrals with arbitrary tensor rank. Our Mathematica package AMBRE has been extended for that purpose, and together with the packages MB (M. Czakon) or MBresolve (A.V. Smirnov and V.A. Smirnov) one may perform automatically a numerical evaluation of planar tensor Feynman integrals. Alternatively, one may apply sector decomposition to planar and non-planar multi-loop ε-expanded Feynman integrals with arbitrary tensor rank. We automatized the preparations of Feynman integrals for an immediate application of the package sector_decomposition (C. Bogner and S. Weinzierl) so that one has to give only a proper definition of propagators and numerators. The efficiency of the two implementations, based on Mellin–Barnes representations and sector decompositions, is compared. The computational packages are publicly available.
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