FIRE 6.5: Feynman integral reduction with new simplification library

Alexander V. Smirnov*, Mao Zeng

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FIRE is a program which performs integration-by-parts (IBP) reductions of Feynman integrals. Originally, the C++ version of FIRE relies on the computer algebra system Fermat by Robert Lewis to simplify rational functions. We present an upgrade of FIRE which incorporates a new library FUEL initially described in a separate publication, which enables a flexible choice of third-party computer algebra systems as simplifiers, as well as efficient communications with some of the simplifiers as C++ libraries rather than through Unix pipes. We achieve significant speedups for IBP reductions of Feynman integrals involving many kinematic variables, when using an open source backend based on FLINT newly added in this work, or the Symbolica backend developed by Ben Ruijl as a potential successor of FORM.
Original languageEnglish
Article number109261
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Early online date24 May 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 May 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Feynman integrals
  • Integrate by parts
  • Computer algebra


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