Modular graph functions as iterated Eisenstein integrals

15 October 2018
Erik Panzer

Superstring scattering amplitudes in genus one have a low-energy expansion in terms of certain real analytic modular forms, called modular graph functions (D'Hoger, Green, Gürdogan and Vanhove). I will sketch the proof that these functions belong to a family of iterated integrals of modular forms (a generalization of Eichler integrals), recently introduced by Francis Brown, which explains many of their properties. The main tools are elliptic multiple polylogarithms (Brown and Levin), single-valued versions thereof, and elliptic multiple zeta values (Enriquez).

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