The Elliptic Double-Box Integral: Massless Amplitudes Beyond Polylogarithms

14 Feb 2018  ·  Bourjaily Jacob L., McLeod Andrew J., Spradlin Marcus, von Hippel Matt, Wilhelm Matthias ·

We derive an analytic representation of the ten-particle, two-loop double-box integral as an elliptic integral over weight-three polylogarithms. To obtain this form, we first derive a four-fold, rational (Feynman-)parametric representation for the integral, expressed directly in terms of dual-conformally invariant cross-ratios; from this, the desired form is easily obtained... The essential features of this integral are illustrated by means of a simplified toy model, and we attach the relevant expressions for both integrals in ancillary files. We propose a normalization for such integrals that renders all of their polylogarithmic degenerations pure, and we discuss the need for a new 'symbology' of iterated elliptic/polylogarithmic integrals in order to bring them to a more canonical form. read more

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