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The number of master integrals is finite. (English) Zbl 1216.81076
Summary: For a fixed Feynman graph one can consider Feynman integrals with all possible powers of propagators and try to reduce them, by linear relations, to a finite subset of integrals, the so-called master integrals. Up to now, there are numerous examples of reduction procedures resulting in a finite number of master integrals for various families of Feynman integrals. However, up to now it was just an empirical fact that the reduction procedure results in a finite number of irreducible integrals. It this paper we prove that the number of master integrals is always finite.

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81Q30 Feynman integrals and graphs; applications of algebraic topology and algebraic geometry
14F10 Differentials and other special sheaves; D-modules; Bernstein-Sato ideals and polynomials
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