May 6 – 10, 2019
Arcetri, Firenze
Europe/Rome timezone

Open, closed and heterotic strings at one loop: Elliptic multiple zeta values versus modular graph forms

May 8, 2019, 12:00 PM
A (Arcetri, Firenze)


Arcetri, Firenze

Galileo Galilei Institute


Oliver Schlotterer


This talk is dedicated to one-loop amplitudes in open, closed and heterotic string theories
and aims to illustrate connections between their low-energy expansions. For open strings,
the coefficients in the one-loop alpha’-expansion are elliptic multiple zeta values which arise
from moduli-space integrals over punctured cylinders. Closed and heterotic strings in turn
introduce moduli-space integrals over punctured tori which evaluate to so-called modular
graph forms. These modular forms are observed to exhibit striking parallels to the elliptic
multiple zeta values in open-string expansions which should generalize the single-valued
projection of multiple zeta values known from genus zero.

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