Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carsten Schneider
RISC - Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
Johannes Kepler University Linz (Tel: +43 732 2468 9966)

Computer algebra for Quantum Field Theory

From 2007 on the group Computer algebra for Quantum Field Theory develops advanced and efficient computer algebra algorithms and applies them for large scale problems in particle physics. This long term project is carried out in close and intensive cooperation with the theory group (Johannes Bl├╝mlein) at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY Zeuthen, a research centre of the German Helmholtz association). In this interdisciplinary project we try to deal with challenging problems in the field of particle physics and perturbative quantum field theory with the help of our summation and integration technologies. In particular, the interaction between the RISC-DESY cooperation inspires new summation and special function techniques that are also of interest for other sciences and mathematical disciplines, like combinatorics, number theory, or numerics.

The group is intimately connected with the combinatorics group at RISC which I honored to co-lead together with Peter Paule.