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In perturbative quantum field theory, differential renormalization (Freedman-Johnson-Latorre 92) is a method of ("re"-)normalization which makes choices for defining time-ordered products/Feynman amplitudes at coincident interaction vertices.
Differential normalization follows directly (Prange 97) from Epstein-Glaser renormalization in the guise of extensions of distributions of time-ordered products/Feynman amplitude to coinciding interaction points (this prop.):
In the proof of that construction (this prop) over Minkowski spacetime $\mathbb{R}^{p,1}$, a choice of ("re"-)normalization is embodied at each order $k \in \mathbb{N}$ (number of vertices in Feynman diagrams) by a choice of projection operator
(this equation) from all test functions to those that vanish to order $\rho_k$ at the origin. (This projction is often denoted “$W$”, see this remark).
Restricted to the image of this projector the relevant time-ordered product $T_k$ has a unique extension of distributions to the origin, and this defines the ("re"-)normalization.
This defines a new distribution $T_{k,R}$ by
Differential renormalization focuses on manipulating theses expressions $T_{k,R}$ (Prange 97, section 1.1).
The concept is due to
D. Z. Freedman, K. Johnson, J. I. Latorre, Differential regularization and renormalization: a new method of calculation in quantum field theory, Nucl. Phys. B 371 (1992) 353-414
J. I. Latorre, X. Vilasis-Cardona, Systematic Differential Renormalization to All Orders, Ann. Phys. (N.Y.) 231 (1994) 149
Discussion in causal perturbation theory/relation to Epstein-Glaser renormalization is due to
Dirk Prange, Epstein-Glaser renormalization and differential renormalization, J. Phys. A 32, 2225 (1999) (arXiv:hep-th/9710225)
Jose Gracia-Bondia, Differential renormalization and Epstein-Glaser renormalization, Mod. Phys. Lett. A, 16, 281 (2001). (spire)
Michael Dütsch, Klaus Fredenhagen, Causal perturbation theory in terms of retarded products, and a proof of the Action Ward Identity, Reviews in Mathematical Physics, Volume 16, Issue 10, November 2004 (arXiv:hep-th/0403213)
Michael Dütsch, Klaus Fredenhagen, Kai Johannes Keller, Katarzyna Rejzner, Dimensional Regularization in Position Space, and a Forest Formula for Epstein-Glaser Renormalization, J. Math. Phy. 55(12), 122303 (2014) (arXiv:1311.5424)
José Gracia-Bondía, Heidy Gutiérrez, Joseph C. Várilly, Improved Epstein-Glaser renormalization in $x$-space versus differential renormalization, Nuclear Physics B 886 (2014), 824-869 (arXiv:1403.1785)
Discussion of application to anomalous magnetic moment and supergravity:
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