Matt von Hippel

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Tsinghua University

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Phone: (519) 569-7600 x6622

Research Interests

I develop new approaches to calculating scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, in particular in N=4 super Yang-Mills. I am also interested in using such approaches to investigate the more mysterious corners of quantum field theory, such as the (2,0) theory in six dimensions.


  • President's Award for Distinguished Doctoral Students, Stony Brook University
  • Max Dresden Prize, Physics Department, Stony Brook University
  • Simons Award, Simons Foundation

Recent Publications

  • Lance J. Dixon, Matt von Hippel, Andrew J. McLeod, and Jaroslav Trnka, "Multi-Loop Positivity of the Planar N=4 SYM Six-Point Amplitude", JHEP 1702 (2017) 112, arXiv: 1611.08325 [hep-th]
  • Simon Caron-Huot, Lance J. Dixon, Andrew McLeod, and Matt von Hippel, "Bootstrapping a Five-Loop Amplitude from Steinmann Relations", Phys.Rev.Lett. 117 (2016) no.24, 241601, arXiv: 1609.00669 [hep-th]
  • Ho Tat Lam and Matt von Hippel, "Resumming the POPE at One Loop", JHEP 1612 (2016) 011, arXiv: 1608.08116 [hep-th]
  • Lance J. Dixon, Matt von Hippel, Andrew J. McLeod, "The four-loop six-gluon NMHV ratio function", JHEP 1601 (2016) 053, arxiv:hep-th/1509.08127
  • Lance J. Dixon, Matt von Hippel, "Bootstrapping an NMHV amplitude through three loops", JHEP 1410, 065 (2014), arXiv: 1408.1505 [hep-th]
  • Lance J. Dixon, James M. Drummond, Matt von Hippel, and Jeffrey Pennington, "Hexagon functions and the three-loop remainder function", JHEP 1312, 049 (2013), arXiv: 1308.2276 [hep-th]
  • Zvi Bern, John Joseph Carrasco, Lance J. Dixon, Michael R. Douglas, Matt von Hippel, and Henrik Johansson, "D = 5 maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory diverges at six loops", Phys. Rev. D 87, 025018 (2013), arXiv: 1210.7709 [hep-th]
  • Lance J. Dixon, James M. Drummond, Claude Duhr, Matt von Hippel, Jeffrey Pennington, "Bootstrapping six-gluon scattering in planar N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory", PoS(LL2014)077, arXiv: 1407.4724 [hep-th]


  • "Bootstrapping Higher-Loop Amplitudes in Planar N=4 sYM", KITP
  • "Up to Five Loops, with help from Steinmann", LBNL
  • "Resumming the POPE at One Loop", UC Davis
  • "Resumming the POPE at One Loop", SLAC
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping Scattering Amplitudes through Four Loops", University of Oregon
  • "Guessing Our Way to Four Loops: Hexagon Functions in N=4 super Yang-Mills", Oregon State University
  • "Hexagon Functions and the Qbar Equation", Brown University
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping an NMHV Amplitude through Four Loops", Amplitudes 2015
  • "Computing the Six-Loop Divergence of 5D Planar N=4 Super Yang-Mills", University of Michigan
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping Amplitudes through Four Loops", Great Lakes Strings Conference
  • "Loop Amplitudes without Loop Integrands: Constraining the NMHV Ratio Function", Caltech
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping Six-Particle Amplitudes", ICTP-SAIFR
  • "Hexagon Functions: Three Loop MHV and Beyond", Caltech
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping the Three-Loop Remainder Function", Brandeis University
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping the Three-Loop Remainder Function", SCGP Physics and Mathematics of Scattering Amplitudes Program
  • "Hexagon Functions: Bootstrapping the Three-Loop Remainder Function", Brown University
  • "Symbol Methods for the MHV Remainder Function in N=4 Super Yang- Mills", Stony Brook University
  • "More on Amplitudes from Flux Tubes", Flux Tubes workshop at Perimeter Institute