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Analytic form of the planar two-loop five-parton scattering amplitudes in QCD. (English) Zbl 1416.81202
Summary: We present the analytic form of all leading-color two-loop five-parton helicity amplitudes in QCD. The results are analytically reconstructed from exact numerical evaluations over finite fields. Combining a judicious choice of variables with a new approach to the treatment of particle states in \(D\) dimensions for the numerical evaluation of amplitudes, we obtain the analytic expressions with a modest computational effort. Their systematic simplification using multivariate partial-fraction decomposition leads to a particularly compact form. Our results provide all two-loop amplitudes required for the calculation of next-to-next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of three jets at hadron colliders in the leading-color approximation.

MSC:
81V05 Strong interaction, including quantum chromodynamics
81T15 Perturbative methods of renormalization applied to problems in quantum field theory
81U20 \(S\)-matrix theory, etc. in quantum theory
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