FIRE 6.5: Feynman integral reduction with new simplification library

Published: 3 June 2024| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/cy6k69pb3y.2


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.



Nuclear Physics, Computational Physics