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Dr. Ruth Britto

Associate Professor (Pure & Applied Mathematics)
18 WESTLAND ROW


Ruth Britto is a theoretical physicist studying fundamental interactions. She is best known for her work on scattering amplitudes, which are mathematical functions characterizing the production of elementary particles, for example in high-energy collider experiments designed for discovering and analyzing new particles and new physical behaviours. She is currently probing deep mathematical structure in these functions, with the aim of offering powerful computational algorithms and revealing unknown principles of quantum field theory. Born in Binghamton, New York, she earned degrees in mathematics from MIT and in physics from Harvard, and held research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Amsterdam, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Commissariat à l'énérgie atomique before coming to Trinity College Dublin in 2014, where she is an Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics.
  High Energy Physics   Mathematical Physics   Particle physics, fields theory   QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS   QUANTUM FIELD-THEORY
 Loop Amplitudes in Quantum Field Theory

Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, James Matthew, Einan Gardi, Generalized hypergeometric functions and intersection theory for Feynman integrals, Proceedings of Science, RADCOR 2019, Avignon, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, James Matthew, Diagrammatic Coaction of Two-Loop Feynman Integrals, Proceedings of Science, RADCOR 2019, Avignon, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, James Matthew, From positive geometries to a coaction on hypergeometric functions, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, James Matthew, Coaction for Feynman integrals and diagrams, Proceedings of Science, Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory, St. Goar, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, The diagrammatic coaction and the algebraic structure of cut Feynman integrals , Proceedings of Science, RADCOR 2017, St. Gilgen, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, Algebraic structure of cut Feynman integrals and the diagrammatic coaction, Physical Review Letters, 119, (5), 2017, p051601-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, Diagrammatic Hopf algebra of cut Feynman integrals: the one-loop case, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1712, 2017, p090-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Samuel Abreu, Ruth Britto, Claude Duhr, Einan Gardi, Cuts from residues: the one-loop case, Journal of High Energy Physics, (1706), 2017, p114-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  URL
S. Abreu, R. Britto, H. Grönqvist, Cuts and coproducts of massive triangle diagrams, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1507, 2015, p111-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
S. Abreu, R. Britto, C. Duhr, E. Gardi, From multiple unitarity cuts to the coproduct of Feynman integrals, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014, (10), 2014, p125-, Notes: [Authors are listed alphabetically and are understood to have contributed equally to the research and its presentation.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
  


  

Scattering amplitudes play a key role in high-energy physics. Not only do they describe the actual scattering taking place in collider experiments--of current importance in the era of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)--but they also illuminate the formal aspects of quantum field theories, such as divergent behavior or integrability. Amplitudes are thus useful both practically and formally, but their availability is limited by the difficulty of computing them. As the number of particles in the scattering process increases, or the perturbative expansion is carried out to higher order, the traditional technique of Feynman rules fails to be feasibly implementable. This difficulty has prompted the innovation of new techniques. Notable among these are on-shell techniques, in which the basic building blocks are complete amplitudes, rather than fundamental interactions. The on-shell framework has surpassed traditional Feynman diagram expansions, both in delivering new results and in expressing them in formulas that are not only compact, but also deeply illuminating. My research develops the on-shell framework to incorporate all theories and configurations of physical interest, building upon recent developments in pure mathematics.