Oct 14 – 18, 2024
Max Planck Institute for Physics
Europe/Berlin timezone

Take a seat: The Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich hosts the event, with the aim of exchanging ideas in this flourishing field of research.

The workshop "Holonomic Techniques for Feynman Integrals" plans to advance the mathematical and physical understanding of Feynman integrals, which underpin computations for collider and gravitational observables in particle physics. It will bring together experts from both mathematics and physics to discuss latest results and to establish further connections between the two fields.

Some of the topics covered will be monodromy representations, singularities, differential and difference equations, Pfaffian systems, hypergeometric functions, cohomology intersection numbers, twisted cohomology, $s$-parametric annihilators, with an emphasis on applications for computations in QCD and gravity. The language of holonomic $D$-modules provides various tools to advance these topics, both the thorough study of fundamental properties, as well as the development of computational tools. We plan to have plenty of time for discussions and pay particular attention to enabling a lively exchange of ideas, as well as allowing early-career researchers to enter this flourishing field of research.

Location and Equipment

The workshop will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Physics on the Campus Garching north of Munich from October 14-18 2024. The conference room is equipped with blackboards and digital presentation technology.

Poster session

Early career researchers are strongly encouraged to apply for presenting a poster about their research. The poster walls have capacities for posters up to the size A0 (cm: 118 x 84, inches: 33.1 x 46.8). We recommend the poster size A0.


  • Hofie Sigridar Hannesdottir, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Johannes Henn, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich
  • Anna-Laura Sattelberger, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig

Confirmed Speakers

  • Daniel Bath, KU Leuven
  • Ruth Britto, Trinity College Dublin
  • Christoph Dlapa, DESY, Hamburg
  • Claudia Fevola, Inria Saclay, Palaiseau
  • Gaia Fontana, University of Zurich
  • Tobias Huber, University of Siegen
  • Martina Juhnke, Osnabrück University
  • Saiei Matsubara-Heo, Kumamoto University
  • Eric Pichon-Pharabod, Inria Saclay, Palaiseau
  • Franziska Porkert, Bonn University
  • Claudia Rella, University of Geneva
  • Carsten Schneider, Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Christian Sevenheck, University of Technology Chemnitz
  • Stephan Stieberger, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich
  • Bernd Sturmfels, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
  • Ingrid Vazquez-Holm, Uppsala University
  • Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick
  • Stefan Weinzierl, University of Mainz
  • Qinglin Yang, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich
  • Zahra Zahraee, CERN, Geneva


Except the invited speakers, we kindly ask all participants to arrange their own accommodation. Recommendations for hotels:


Munich City Centre (close to the underground train U6, direct connection to Garching-Forschungszentrum):

Photographs will be taken during the event. Your permission for their publication will be requested on site. 

The workshop is part of the ERC Synergy Grant UNIVERSE+ www.positive-geometry.com. It is funded by the European Union (project number: 101118787) Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Max Planck Institute for Physics
Boltzmannstrasse 8, 85748 Garching
  • Anna-Laura Sattelberger
  • Hofie Sigridar Hannesdottir
  • Johannes Henn
Application for this event is currently open.