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Why do polytopes pop up in Lagrange inversion?

I'd be interested in hearing people's viewpoints on this. Looking for an intuitive perspective. See Wikipedia for descriptions of polytopes and the Lagrange inversion theorem/formula (LIF) for ...
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“Modular forms from Feynman integrals ”?

I would like to learn more about the background of this talk, but found no text on that theme. Do you know more? Edit: An interesting talk by Miranda Cheng (slides). Edit: A talk today on the theme, ...
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A 2F1 Hypergeometric identity from a Feynman integral

Using two different approaches to evaluating the dimensionally regularized ($d=4-2\epsilon$ dimensional Euclidean space), equal mass ($x=m^2$), 2-loop vacuum Feynman diagram $$ \begin{align} I(x) ...
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Singularity structure of integrals of rational functions

Suppose I have a convergent integral of the form $\int_0^1dx_1\dots\int_0^1 dx_n \frac{P(x_i)}{Q(x_i)}$, where $P$ and $Q$ are polynomial functions of $n$ nonnegative real variables $x_i$. Let the ...
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Degree of Transcendentality and Feynman Diagrams

Physicists computing multiloop Feynman diagrams have introduced various techniques and conjectures that involve the notion of Degree of Transcendentality (DoT). From what I understand one defines 1) ...
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Finite dimensional Feynman integrals

In a sense this is a follow up question to The mathematical theory of Feynman integrals although by all rights it should precede that question. Let $S$ be a polynomial with real coefficients in $n$ ...
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The mathematical theory of Feynman integrals

It is well known that Feynman integrals are one of the tools that physicists have and mathematicians haven't, sadly. Arguably, they are the most important such tool. Briefly, the question I'd like to ...
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Path integrals outside QFT

The main application of Feynman path integrals (and the primary motivation behind them) is in Quantum Field Theory - currently this is something standard for physicists, if even the mathematical ...