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Causality, unitarity thresholds, anomalous thresholds and infrared singularities from the loop-tree duality at higher orders. (English) Zbl 1431.81156
Summary: We present the first comprehensive analysis of the unitarity thresholds and anomalous thresholds of scattering amplitudes at two loops and beyond based on the loop-tree duality, and show how non-causal unphysical thresholds are locally cancelled in an efficient way when the forest of all the dual on-shell cuts is considered as one. We also prove that soft and collinear singularities at two loops and beyond are restricted to a compact region of the loop three-momenta, which is a necessary condition for implementing a local cancellation of loop infrared singularities with the ones appearing in real emission; without relying on a subtraction formalism.

MSC:
81U05 \(2\)-body potential quantum scattering theory
81T15 Perturbative methods of renormalization applied to problems in quantum field theory
81V05 Strong interaction, including quantum chromodynamics
81T50 Anomalies in quantum field theory
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