Past Twistor Workshop

21 May 2010
Tim Adamo
<p>Abstract: We will review Kreimer's construction of a Hopf algebra for Feynman graphs, and explore several aspects of this structure including its relationship with renormalization and the (trivial) Hochschild cohomology of the algebra. &nbsp;Although Kreimer's construction is heavily tied with the language of renormalization, we show that it leads naturally to recursion relations resembling the BCFW relations, which can be expressed using twistors in the case of <em>N</em>=4 super-Yang-Mills (where there are no ultra-violet divergences). &nbsp;This could suggest that a similar Hopf algebra structure underlies the supersymmetric recursion relations...</p>