Using unitarity cuts to calculate (the imaginary part of) Feynman integrals

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Summerlee Science Complex, Room 1504



Andries Waelkens, From the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh


Calculating the imaginary parts of Feynman diagrams is useful for a variety reasons, including calculating the diagrams themselves. There is a direct diagrammatic way to calculate these imaginary parts, by taking so-called unitarity cuts. I present an introduction starting from the basics of QFT, based on the approach in the classic paper "Diagrammar" by ’t Hooft and Veltman (PDF).

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