Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2016:17 | Cite as

Master integrals for splitting functions from differential equations in QCD

  • Oleksandr Gituliar
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


A method for calculating phase-space master integrals for the decay process 1 → n masslesspartonsinQCDusingintegration-by-partsanddifferentialequationstechniques is discussed. The method is based on the appropriate choice of the basis for master integrals which leads to significant simplification of differential equations. We describe an algorithm how to construct the desirable basis, so that the resulting system of differential equations can be recursively solved in terms of (G) HPLs as a series in the dimensional regulator ϵ to any order. We demonstrate its power by calculating master integrals for the NLO time-like splitting functions and discuss future applications of the proposed method at the NNLO precision.


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  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsPolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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