Communications in Number Theory and Physics
Volume 2 (2008)
Mixed Hodge structures and renormalization in physics
Pages: 637 – 718
This paper is a collaboration between a mathematician and a physicist. It is based on the observation that renormalization of Feynman amplitudes in physics is closely related to the theory of limiting mixed Hodge structures in mathematics. Whereas classical physical renormalization methods involve manipulations with the integrand of a divergent integral, limiting Hodge theory involves moving the chain of integration so the integral becomes convergent and studying the monodromy as the chain varies.