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Long-term optical variability of high-mass X-ray binaries. II. SpectroscopyMar 28 2016Apr 25 2016We present the results of our monitoring program to study the long-term variability of the Halpha line in high-mass X-ray binaries. We have carried out the most complete optical spectroscopic study of the global properties of high-mass X-ray binaries ... More

Fast K System Generators of Pseudorandom NumbersNov 19 1993We suggest fast algorithm for the matrix generator of pseudorandom numbers based on Kolmogorov-Anosov K systems which has been earliar proposed in \cite{savvidy1,akopov1}. This algorithm reduces $N^{2}$ operation of the matrix generator to $NlnN$ and ... More

Old and young stellar populations in DustPedia galaxies and their role in dust heatingMar 14 2019Within the framework of the DustPedia project we investigate the properties of cosmic dust and its interaction with the stellar radiation (originating from different stellar populations) for 814 galaxies in the nearby Universe, all observed by the Herschel ... More

Old and young stellar populations in DustPedia galaxies and their role in dust heatingMar 14 2019Apr 16 2019Within the framework of the DustPedia project we investigate the properties of cosmic dust and its interaction with the stellar radiation (originating from different stellar populations) for 814 galaxies in the nearby Universe, all observed by the Herschel ... More

Dust emission profiles of DustPedia galaxiesNov 21 2018Most radiative transfer models assume that dust in spiral galaxies is distributed exponentially. In this paper our goal is to verify this assumption by analysing the two-dimensional large-scale distribution of dust in galaxies from the DustPedia sample. ... More

The fraction of bolometric luminosity absorbed by dust in DustPedia galaxiesOct 02 2018We study the fraction of stellar radiation absorbed by dust, f_abs, in 814 galaxies of different morphological types. The targets constitute the vast majority (93%) of the DustPedia sample, including almost all large (optical diameter larger than 1'), ... More

A systematic metallicity study of DustPedia galaxies reveals evolution in the dust-to-metal ratiosJan 25 2019Observations of evolution in the dust-to-metal ratio allow us to constrain the dominant dust processing mechanisms. In this work, we present a study of the dust-to-metal and dust-to-gas ratios in a sub-sample of ~500 DustPedia galaxies. Using literature ... More

DustPedia - the relationships between stars, gas and dust for galaxies residing in different environmentsApr 30 2019We use a sub-set of the DustPedia galaxy sample (461 galaxies) to investigate the effect the environment has had on galaxies. We consider Virgo cluster and field samples and also assign a density contrast parameter to each galaxy, as defined by the local ... More

The cosmic spectral energy distribution in the EAGLE simulationJan 25 2019Jan 28 2019The cosmic spectral energy distribution (CSED) is the total emissivity as a function of wavelength of galaxies in a given cosmic volume. We compare the observed CSED from the UV to the submm to that computed from the EAGLE cosmological hydrodynamical ... More

Revealing the dust attenuation properties on resolved scales in NGC628 with SWIFT UVOT dataMar 15 2019Understanding how dust attenuation laws vary between and within galaxies is a key question if we want to reliably measure the physical properties of galaxies at both global and local scales. To shed new light on this question, we present a detailed study ... More

Renormalization of the Yang-Mills theory in the ambiguity-free gaugeFeb 12 2010Jul 27 2010The renormalization procedure for the Yang-Mills theory in the gauge free of the Gribov ambiguity is constructed. It is shown that all the ultraviolet infinities may be removed by renormalization of the parameters entering the classical Lagrangian and ... More

Programming Realization of Symbolic Computations for Non-linear Commutator Superalgebras over the Heisenberg--Weyl Superalgebra: Data Structures and Processing MethodsMay 16 2009Aug 19 2009We suggest a programming realization of an algorithm for verifying a given set of algebraic relations in the form of a supercommutator multiplication table for the Verma module, which is constructed according to a generalized Cartan procedure for a quadratic ... More

Nonreciprocal Photon Transmission and Amplification via Reservoir EngineeringFeb 25 2015Jun 05 2015We discuss a general method for constructing nonreciprocal, cavity-based photonic devices, based on matching a given coherent interaction with its corresponding dissipative counterpart; our method generalizes the basic structure used in the theory of ... More

Anomalous mass dimension of multi-flavor QCDOct 08 2016Models of strongly interacting theories with a large mass anomalous dimension ($\gamma_m$) provide an interesting possibility for the dynamical origin of the electroweak symmetry breaking. A laboratory for these models is QCD with many flavors, which ... More

A 125 GeV Scalar Boson and SU(N_{TC})\otimes SU(3)_{{}_{L}}\otimes U(1)_{{}_{X}} modelsMar 16 2013We verify that SU(N)_{{}_{TC}}\otimes SU(3)_{{}_{L}}\otimes U(1)_{{}_{X}} models, where the gauge symmetry breaking is totally dynamical and promoted by the non-Abelian technicolor (TC) group and the strong Abelian interactions, are quite constrained ... More

Mass and width of a composite Higgs bosonFeb 13 2009May 18 2009The scalar Higgs boson mass in a Technicolor model was obtained by Elias and Scadron with the analysis of an homogeneous Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE), however it was performed before the most recent developments of walking gauge theories. It was not ... More

A dynamical mechanism to explain the top-bottom quark mass hierarchyAug 17 2004Jan 20 2005We discuss the mass splitting between the the top and bottom quarks in a technicolor scenario. The model proposed here contains a left-right electroweak gauge group. An extended technicolor group and mirror fermions are introduced. The top-bottom quark ... More

Entanglement swapping, light cones and elements of realityNov 06 2005Jul 20 2006Recently, a number of two-participant all-versus-nothing Bell experiments have been proposed. Here, we give local realistic explanations for these experiments. More precisely, we examine the scenario where a participant swaps his entanglement with two ... More

Jet radio emission in Cygnus X-1 and its orbital modulationOct 01 2006Dec 22 2006We present results of our detailed theoretical study of the observed orbital modulation of the radio emission in Cyg X-1. The modulation occurs due to free-free absorption in the wind from the companion star varying with the orbital phase, and our results ... More

Geodesics and admissible-path spaces in Carnot GroupsNov 26 2013We study the topology of admissible-loop spaces on a step-two Carnot group G. We use a Morse-Bott theory argument to study the structure and the number of geodesics on G connecting the origin with a 'vertical' point (geodesics are critical points of the ... More

Numerical analysis of renormalon technique in quantum mechanicsNov 29 1996Jul 14 1997We discuss the ways of extracting a low energy scale of an underlying theory using high energy scattering data. Within an exactly solvable model of quantum mechanics we analyze a technique based on introduction of nonperturbative power corrections accounting ... More

Analytical results for $e^+e^-\to t\bar t$ and $γγ\to t\bar t$ observables near the threshold up to the next-to-next-to-leading order of NRQCDApr 08 1999Oct 10 2001We present an analytical description of top-antitop pair production near the threshold in $e^+e^-$ annihilation and $\g\g$ collisions. A set of basic observables considered includes the total cross sections, forward-backward asymmetry and top quark polarization. ... More

Next-to-next-to-leading order relation between $R(e^+e^-\to b\bar b)$ and $Γ_{\rm sl}(b\to clν_l)$ and precise determination of $|V_{cb}|$May 16 1998Oct 30 1998We present the next-to-next-to-leading order relation between the moments of the $\Upsilon$ system spectral density and the inclusive $B$-meson semileptonic width. The perturbative series for the width as an explicit function of the moments is well convergent ... More

Quark-hadron duality for $K^0-\bar{K^0}$ mixingNov 27 1997Long distance contribution to the $K^0-\bar K^0$ mixing is taken into account consistently and the corrections to the naive duality result represented by the famous box diagram are found to be small. Estimates are given in the leading order of the chiral ... More

A scalar gluonium contribution to $K\rightarrowππ$ decayJul 17 1995We study a new $K\rightarrow\pi\pi$ decay channel with gluons in intermediate state which is normally neglected within the factorization framework. Both short-distance and long-distance parts of the amplitude are calculated. The chiral Lagrangian approach ... More

Periodic solutions of Schrodinger equation in Hilbert spaceSep 03 2012Necessary and sufficient conditions for existence of boundary value problem of Schrodinger equation are obtained in linear and nonlinear cases. Periodic analytical solutions are represented using generalized Green's operator

Effects of the stellar wind on X-ray spectra of Cygnus X-3Oct 30 2007Feb 04 2008We study X-ray spectra of Cyg X-3 from BeppoSAX, taking into account absorption and emission in the strong stellar wind of its companion. We find the intrinsic X-ray spectra are well modelled by disc blackbody emission, its upscattering by hot electrons ... More

On open superstring partition function in inhomogeneous rolling tachyon backgroundOct 27 2003Jan 27 2004We consider open superstring partition function Z on the disc in time-dependent tachyon background T= f(x_i) e^{m x_0} where the profile function f depends on spatial coordinates. We compute Z to second order in derivatives of f and compare the result ... More

On gravitational couplings in D-brane actionNov 12 2002Oct 26 2004We compute the two closed string graviton - two open string scalar scattering amplitude on the disc to show that there is no second-derivative curvature - scalar coupling term R X^2 in the low-energy effective action of a D-brane in curved space in type ... More

Coherent effects in double-barrier Josephson junctionsDec 07 1999The general solution for ballistic electronic transport through double-barrier Josephson junctions is derived. We show the existence of a regime of phase-coherent transport in which the supercurrent is proportional to the single barrier transparency and ... More

The origin of the first and third generation fermion masses in a technicolor scenarioFeb 19 2003Jan 22 2004We argue that the masses of the first and third fermionic generations, which are respectively of the order of a few MeV up to a hundred GeV, are originated in a dynamical symmetry breaking mechanism leading to masses of the order $\alpha \mu$, where $\alpha$ ... More

On (non)integrability of classical strings in p-brane backgroundsNov 15 2012Jan 07 2013We investigate the question of possible integrability of classical string motion in curved p-brane backgrounds. For example, the D3-brane metric interpolates between the flat and the AdS_5 x S^5 regions in which string propagation is integrable. We find ... More

On the power of non-local boxesApr 18 2005Nov 07 2005A non-local box is a virtual device that has the following property: given that Alice inputs a bit at her end of the device and that Bob does likewise, it produces two bits, one at Alice's end and one at Bob's end, such that the XOR of the outputs is ... More

Casimir effect for scalar fields under Robin boundary conditions on platesJul 31 2000Oct 22 2001We study the Casimir effect for scalar fields with general curvature coupling subject to mixed boundary conditions $(1+\beta_{m}n^{\mu}\partial_{\mu})\phi =0$ at $x=a_{m}$ on one ($m=1$) and two ($m=1,2$) parallel plates at a distance $a\equiv a_{2}-a_{1}$ ... More

Technicolor models with coupled systems of Schwinger-Dyson equationsFeb 28 2019When Technicolor (TC), QCD, Extended Technicolor (ETC) and other interactions become coupled through their different Schwinger-Dyson equations, the solution of these equations are modified in comparison with the ones of the isolated equations. The change ... More

A statistical model of three-dimensional anisotropy and intermittency in strong Alfvénic turbulenceMay 24 2016Dec 14 2016We propose a simple statistical model of three-dimensionally anisotropic, intermittent, strong Alfv\'enic turbulence, incorporating both critical balance and dynamic alignment. Our model is based on log-Poisson statistics for Elsasser-field increments ... More

Exact string background from a WZW model based on the Heisenberg groupMar 07 1994A WZW model for the non-semi-simple D-dimensional Heisenberg group, which directly generalizes the E_{2}^{c} group, is constructed. It is found to correspond to an D-dimensional string background of plane-wave type with physical Lorentz signature D-2. ... More

Notes on non-thermal X-ray radiation of radio supernova remnant W50 and collimated radiation of SS433Jun 19 2013Diffuse X-ray emission of the radio nebula W50 along the line of the of jets of the microquasar SS433 has a non-thermal power law component. This could be the inverse-Compton scattered emission of the SS433 accretion disk funnel, which is collimated in ... More

Next-to-next-to-leading order vacuum polarization function of heavy quark near threshold and sum rules for $b \bar b$ systemMar 16 1998Apr 06 1998A correlator of the vector current of a heavy quark is computed analytically near threshold in the next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative and relativistic expansion that includes $\al_s^2$, $\al_sv$ and $v^2$ corrections in the coupling constant ... More

Comment on ``Next-to-next-to-leading order vacuum polarization function of heavy quark near threshold and sum rules for $b \bar b$ system'' and ``Next-to-next-to-leading order relation between $R(e^+e^-\to b\bar b)$ and $Γ_{\rm sl}(b\to clν_l)$ and precise ... MoreJan 19 1999The most recent recalculation of the two-loop correction to the static quark-antiquark potential gave the numerical value different from the previously known one. We comment on the effect this change produces on the numerical estimates of the bottom quark ... More

Extended analysis of the "penguin" part of $K\toππ$ amplitudeMar 14 1995We make an attempt to clarify the role of the annihilation or "penguin" mode in the description of the $K\rightarrow\pi\pi$ decay within the Standard Model. The attention is concentrated on new operators in the effective $\Delta S=1$ Hamiltonian and the ... More

Anomalous diffusion and quasistationarity in the HMF modelNov 12 2007We explore the quasistationary regime of the Hamiltonian Mean Field Model (HMF) showing that at least three different classes of events exist, with a different diffusive behavior and with a relative frequency which depends on the size of the system. Along ... More

Broadband polarization retarderApr 26 2011We derive a new kind of effective broadband polarization device using the analogy between the equation for the polarization of light, propagating through an optically anisotropic medium, and the optical Bloch equation in adiabatic regime, which describes ... More

Sigma model approach to string theory effective actions with tachyonsNov 06 2000Mar 04 2001Motivated by recent discussions of actions for tachyon and vector fields related to tachyon condensation in open string theory we review and clarify some aspects of their derivation within sigma model approach. In particular, we demonstrate that the renormalized ... More

On field redefinitions and exact solutions in string theoryAug 09 1993Sep 15 1993String backgrounds associated with gauged $G/H$ WZNW models in general depend non-trivially on $\alpha'$. We note, however, that there exists a local covariant $\a'$-dependent field redefinition that relates the exact metric-dilaton background corresponding ... More

Open superstring partition function in constant gauge field background at finite temperatureFeb 19 1998Mar 06 1998We find the general expression for the open superstring partition function on the annulus in a constant abelian gauge field background and at finite temperature. We use the approach based on Green-Schwarz string path integral in the light-cone gauge and ... More

On SO(32) heterotic - type I superstring duality in ten dimensionsOct 24 1995Nov 15 1995We provide some additional evidence in favour of the strong - weak coupling duality between the SO(32) heterotic and type I superstring theories by comparing terms quartic in the gauge field strength in their low-energy effective actions. We argue that ... More

Closed superstrings in magnetic field: instabilities and supersymmetry breakingOct 07 1995Oct 08 1995We consider a 2-parameter class of solvable closed superstring models which `interpolate' between Kaluza-Klein and dilatonic Melvin magnetic flux tube backgrounds. The spectrum of string states has similarities with Landau spectrum for a charged particle ... More

String solutions with non-constant scalar fieldsFeb 14 1994We discuss charged string solutions of the effective equations of D=4 heterotic string theory with non-constant dilaton and modulus fields. The effective action contains a generic moduli-dependent coupling function in the gauge field kinetic term and ... More

On sigma model RG flow, "central charge" action and Perelman's entropyDec 29 2006Jan 24 2007Zamolodchikov's c-theorem type argument (and also string theory effective action constructions) imply that the RG flow in 2d sigma model should be gradient one to all loop orders. However, the monotonicity of the flow of the target-space metric is not ... More

The liquid Argon TPC: a powerful detector for future neutrino experiments and proton decay searchesSep 02 2005We discuss the possibility of new generation neutrino and astroparticle physics experiments exploiting the liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) technique, following a graded strategy that envisions applications with increasing detector masses ... More

Lattice QCD with Exponentially Small Chirality BreakingJul 30 1998A new multifermion formulation of lattice QCD is proposed. The model is free of spectrum doubling and preserves all nonanomalous chiral symmetries up to exponentially small corrections. It is argued that a small number of fermion fields may provide a ... More

New approach to the quantization of the Yang-Mills fieldMar 11 2015Mar 12 2015Review of the papers on the new method of the Yang-Mills field quantization applicable both in perturbation theory and beyond it is presented. It is shown that in the modified formulation of the Yang-Mills theory leading to the formal perturbation theory, ... More

The Yang-Mills theory as a massless limit of a massive nonabelian gauge modelDec 13 2012A gauge invariant infrared regularization of the Yang-Mills theory applicable beyond perturbation theory is constructed.

Covariant formulation of non-Abelian gauge theories without anticommuting variablesOct 04 1999A manifestly Lorentz invariant effective action for Yang-Mills theory depending only on commuting fields is constructed. This action posesses a bosonic symmetry, which plays a role analogous to the BRST symmetry in the standard formalism.

Bosonization of Fermion DeterminantsJul 27 1995A four dimensional fermion determinant is presented as a path integral of the exponent of a local five dimensional action describing constrained bosonic system. The construction is carried out both in the continuum theory and in the lattice model.

Dmitrij Volkov, super-Poincare group and Grassmann variablesNov 03 2009Mar 03 2010A fundamental role of the Hermann Grassmann anticommuting variables both in physics and mathematics is discussed on the example of supersymmetry. The talk describes how the D. Volkov question about possibility of the existence of Nambu-Goldstone fermions, ... More

A simple model for high-energy nucleon-nucleon elastic diffraction and exclusive diffractive electroproduction of vector mesons on protonsDec 07 2010Aug 31 2011The processes of exclusive diffractive scattering $p+p\to p+p$, $\bar p+p\to\bar p+p$, and $\gamma^*+p\to V+p$ at high energies are considered in the framework of a unified Regge-eikonal model with a very simple reggeon structure of the eikonal. It is ... More

Non-Abelian Confinement via Abelian Flux Tubes in Softly Broken N=2 SUSY QCDFeb 25 2002Jun 28 2002We study confinement in softly broken N=2 SUSY QCD with gauge group SU(N_c) and N_f hypermultiplets of fundamental matter (quarks) when the Coulomb branch is lifted by small mass of adjoint matter. Concentrating mostly on the theory with SU(3) gauge group ... More

Weak Coupling Phase Structureof the Abelian Higgs Model at Finite TemperatureMay 03 1993Using the 1-loop reduced 3D action of the Abelian Higgs-model we discuss the order of its finite temperature phase transition. A two-variable saddle point approximation is proposed for the evaluation of the effective potential. The strength of the first ... More

One-loop derivation of the Wilson polygon - MHV amplitude dualityApr 02 2009We discuss the origin of the Wilson polygon - MHV amplitude duality at the perturbative level. It is shown that the duality for the MHV amplitudes at one-loop level can be proven upon the peculiar change of variables in Feynman parametrization and the ... More

Towards effective topological gauge theories on spectral curvesOct 30 1995Jan 22 1996We discuss a general approach to the nonperturbative treatment of quantum field theories based on existence of effective gauge theory on auxiliary ''spectral" Riemann curve. We propose an effective formulation for the exact solutions to some examples ... More

Symmetries and Consistency Relations in the Large Scale Structure of the UniverseFeb 01 2013Mar 31 2014We study the symmetries enjoyed by the Newtonian equations of motion of the non-relativistic dark matter fluid coupled to gravity which give rise to the phenomenon of gravitational instability. We also discuss some consistency relations involving the ... More

All WZW Mooels in $D\leq5$Jun 21 1994We present here all the real algebras $\cal{A}$ with dim$\cal{A}\leq $5 and all 6-dimensional nilpotent ones with symmetric, invariant and non-degenerate metrics for which a WZW model can be constructed. In three and four dimensions there are no other ... More

Power Spectrum Normalisation and the Non-Gaussian Halo ModelOct 14 2003The normalisation of the matter power spectrum, sigma_8, is an essential ingredient to predict the phenomenology of the low redshift universe. It has been measured using several methods, such as X-ray cluster counts, weak lensing and the cosmic microwave ... More

Why study pulsars optically?Aug 30 2002Observations of the five confirmed optical pulsars indicate that the peak emission scales according to the magnetic field strength at the light cylinder. To the accuracy that such low number allows we show that this gives further confirmation that a straightforward ... More

Weinstein -- Xu invariants and link group representationsApr 27 1994Jun 21 1994Topological interpretation of the link invariants associated with the Weinstein--Xu classical solutions of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation are provided.

Mechanical unfolding and refolding pathways of ubiquitinMar 10 2008Apr 22 2008Mechanical unfolding and refolding of ubiquitin are studied by Monte Carlo simulations of a Go model with binary variables. The exponential dependence of the time constants on the force is verified, and folding and unfolding lengths are computed, with ... More

Nonlinear Operator Superalgebras and BFV-BRST Operators for Lagrangian Description of Mixed-symmetry HS Fields in AdS SpacesDec 12 2008Jan 19 2009We study the properties of nonlinear superalgebras $\mathcal{A}$ and algebras $\mathcal{A}_b$ arising from a one-to-one correspondence between the sets of relations that extract AdS-group irreducible representations $D(E_0,s_1,s_2)$ in AdS$_d$-spaces ... More

General Superfield Quantization Method. II. General Superfield Theory of Fields: Hamiltonian FormalismMar 31 2003Jun 03 2003In the framework of started in Ref.[1] construction procedure of the general superfield quantization method for gauge theories in Lagrangian formalism the rules for Hamiltonian formulation of general superfield theory of fields (GSTF) are introduced and ... More

Nonlinear Stokes phenomena analytic classification invariants via generic perturbationApr 27 1999For a generic deformation of a two-dimensional holomorphic vector field with elementary degenerate singular point (saddle-node) we express the Martinet - Ramis orbital analytic classification invariants of the nonperturbed field in terms of the limit ... More

High-$p_{T}$ electron distributions in d+Au and p+p collisions at RHICApr 14 2004We present preliminary measurements of electron and positron spectra in d+Au and p+p collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV for $1.5 < p_{T} < 7.0$ GeV/c. These measurements were carried out using the STAR Time Projection Chamber (TPC) and the Barrel Electromagnetic ... More

Search for Sources of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic RaysJun 18 1999The connection between the arrival directions of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays by using the EAS array data and point galactic sources of radio-and gamma-radiations, pulsars,is sought. At the mean particle energy of 10^{19} eV the correlation between the ... More

On Generation of Photons Carrying Orbital Angular Momentum in the Helical UndulatorSep 07 2011Sep 23 2011We analyze properties of electromagnetic radiation in helical undulators with a particular emphasis on orbital angular momentum of the radiated photons. We demonstrate that all harmonics higher than the first one radiated in a helical undulator carry ... More

Quantum-Limited Position Detection and Amplification: A Linear Response PerspectiveJun 23 2004Nov 22 2004Using standard linear response relations, we derive the quantum limit on the sensitivity of a generic linear-response position detector, and the noise temperature of a generic linear amplifier. Particular emphasis is placed on the detector's effective ... More

Power-Like Threshold Corrections to Gauge Unification in Extra DimensionsDec 12 2002Aug 21 2003One of the much-debated novel features of theories with extra dimensions is the presence of power-like loop corrections to gauge coupling unification, which have the potential of allowing a significant reduction of the unification scale. A recognized ... More

Space-time correlations in urban population flowsJul 27 2012Evidences are presented concerning tantalizing regularities in cities' population-flows in what regards to space and time correlations. The former exhibit a distance-behavior (for large distances) compatible with the inverse square law, following an overall ... More

Explicit supertring vacua in a background of gravitational waves and dilatonAug 26 1994We present an explicit solution of superstring effective equations, represented by gravitational waves and dilaton backgrounds. Particular solutions will be examined in a forthcoming note.

Fermionic dispersion relations in ultradegenerate relativistic plasmas beyond leading logarithmic orderJan 11 2005Mar 30 2005We determine the dispersion relations of fermionic quasiparticles in ultradegenerate plasmas by a complete evaluation of the on-shell hard-dense-loop-resummed one-loop fermion self energy for momenta of the order of the Fermi momentum and above. In the ... More

The magnetic field vector of the Sun-as-a-starMar 30 2016Direct comparison between stellar and solar magnetic maps are hampered by their dramatic differences in resolution. Here, we present a method to filter out the small-scale component of vector fields, in such a way that comparison between solar and stellar ... More

Dynamical Systems in CosmologyOct 21 1999Dynamical systems theory is especially well-suited for determining the possible asymptotic states (at both early and late times) of cosmological models, particularly when the governing equations are a finite system of autonomous ordinary differential ... More

On quantum integrability of the Landau-Lifshitz modelDec 01 2008We investigate the quantum integrability of the Landau-Lifshitz model and solve the long-standing problem of finding the local quantum Hamiltonian for the arbitrary n-particle sector. The particular difficulty of the LL model quantization, which arises ... More

Thermodynamics of the quantum $su(1,1)$ Landau-Lifshitz modelJan 29 2010We present thermodynamics of the quantum su(1,1) Landau-Lifshitz model, following our earlier exposition [J. Math. Phys. 50, 103518 (2009)] of the quantum integrability of the theory, which is based on construction of self-adjoint extensions, leading ... More

Blowing up determinantal cerves and varieties of codim 2Dec 18 1996We study the blow-ups X of P3 along a proj. normal curve C. We look for very ample divisor classes on X of low degree, and we study the ideal of the embedding of X. Some result is generalized to higher dimensions.

Effective potentials for polymers and colloids: Beyond the van der Waals picture of fluids?Feb 13 2001Feb 13 2001This contribution briefly reviews some recent work demonstrating the partial breakdown of the colloidal fluid <--> atomic fluid analogy. The success of liquid state theory for atomic fluids stems in part from the van der Waals picture, where steric interactions ... More

Beware of density dependent pair potentialsMay 07 2002Density (or state) dependent pair potentials arise naturally from coarse-graining procedures in many areas of condensed matter science. However, correctly using them to calculate physical properties of interest is subtle and cannot be uncoupled from the ... More

Thermodynamics of a photon gas and deformed dispersion relationsFeb 28 2007We resort to the methods of statistical mechanics in order to determine the effects that a deformed dispersion relation has upon the thermodynamics of a photon gas. The ensuing modifications to the density of states, partition function, pressure, internal ... More

Deformed dispersion relations and the degree of coherence functionAug 16 2006The analysis of the modifications that the presence of a deformed dispersion relation entails in the roots of the so--called degree of coherence function, for a beam embodying two different frequencies and moving in a Michelson interferometer, is carried ... More

Perturbative QCD of hard and soft processesNov 06 2009We discuss some problems concerning the application of perturbative QCD to high energy processes. In particular for hard processes, we analyze higher order and higher twist corrections. It is argued that these effects are of great importance for understanding ... More

The Astrophysics of the Intracluster PlasmaAug 30 2013[Abridged] Since 1971 observations in X rays of thousands galaxy clusters have uncovered huge amounts of hot baryons filling up the deep gravitational potential wells provided by dark matter (DM) halos with sizes of millions light-years and masses of ... More

Missing Baryons, from Clusters to Groups of GalaxiesDec 10 2007From clusters to groups of galaxies, the powerful bremsstrahlung radiation L_X emitted in X rays by the intracluster plasma is observed to decline sharply with lowering virial temperatures T (i.e., at shallower depths of the gravitational wells) after ... More

Dark Matter Equilibria in Galaxies and Galaxy SystemsOct 07 2008Jan 27 2009[abridged] In the dark matter (DM) halos embedding galaxies and galaxy systems the `entropy' K = \sigma^2 / \rho^{2/3} (a quantity that combines the radial velocity dispersion \sigma with the density \rho) is found from intensive N-body simulations to ... More

Moduli spaces of maximally supersymmetric solutions on noncommutative tori and noncommutative orbifoldsMay 19 2000A maximally supersymmetric configuration of super Yang-Mills living on a noncommutative torus corresponds to a constant curvature connection. On a noncommutative toroidal orbifold there is an additional constraint that the connection be equivariant. We ... More

Compactification of M(atrix) theory on noncommutative toroidal orbifoldsDec 20 1999May 19 2000It was shown by A. Connes, M. Douglas and A. Schwarz that noncommutative tori arise naturally in consideration of toroidal compactifications of M(atrix) theory. A similar analysis of toroidal Z_{2} orbifolds leads to the algebra B_{\theta} that can be ... More

Plaquette expectation value and lattice free energy of three-dimensional SU(N) gauge theorySep 08 2006Nov 23 2006We use high precision lattice simulations to calculate the plaquette expectation value in three-dimensional SU(N) gauge theory for N=2,3,4,5,8. Using these results, we study the N-dependence of the first non-perturbative coefficient in the weak-coupling ... More

Shock wave surfing accelerationApr 05 2002Dynamics of a charged relativistic particle in a uniform magnetic field and an obliquely propagating electrostatic shock wave is considered. The system is reduced to a two degrees of freedom Hamiltonian system with slow and fast variables. In this system, ... More

Search for New Physics Effects at a Linear Collider with Polarized BeamsOct 22 2001The four-fermion contact-interaction searches in the process $e^+e^-\to\mu^+\mu^-$ at a future $e^+e^-$ Linear Collider with c.m. energy $\sqrt{s}=0.5$ TeV and with both beams longitudinally polarized are studied. We evaluate the corresponding model-independent ... More

Polarization to Probe an Extra Neutral Gauge Boson at e^+e^- Linear ColliderOct 27 1999The sensitivity to the $Z^\prime$ couplings of the processes $e^+e^-\to l^+l^-,\bar{b}b$ and $\bar{c}c$ at the linear collider with $\sqrt{s}=500 GeV$ with initial beam polarization, for typical extended model examples are studied. To this aim, the suitable ... More

Does the radioactive decay obey the Poisson statistics?Oct 17 2000It is shown that a nontrivial quantum structure of our space at macroscopic scales, which may exist as a relic of quantum gravity processes in the early universe, gives rise to a new phenomenon: spontaneous origin of an interference picture in every physical ... More

Gravitational waves and pulsar timing: stochastic background, individual sources and parameter estimationJan 18 2010Massive black holes are key ingredients of the assembly and evolution of cosmic structures. Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) currently provide the only means to observe gravitational radiation from massive black hole binary systems with masses >10^7 solar ... More