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A Gibbs Sampler for Multivariate Linear RegressionSep 03 2015Feb 02 2016Kelly (2007, hereafter K07) described an efficient algorithm, using Gibbs sampling, for performing linear regression in the fairly general case where non-zero measurement errors exist for both the covariates and response variables, where these measurements ... More
Coping with Selection Effects: A Primer on Regression with Truncated DataJan 29 2019The finite sensitivity of instruments or detection methods means that data sets in many areas of astronomy, for example cosmological or exoplanet surveys, are necessarily systematically incomplete. Such data sets, where the population being investigated ... More
Cosmology and Astrophysics from Relaxed Galaxy Clusters V: Consistency with Cold Dark Matter Structure FormationJul 16 2016Jul 25 2016This is the fifth in a series of papers studying the astrophysics and cosmology of massive, dynamically relaxed galaxy clusters. Our sample comprises 40 clusters identified as being dynamically relaxed and hot in Papers I and II of this series. Here we ... More
Cosmological Parameters from Observations of Galaxy ClustersMar 24 2011Jun 10 2011Studies of galaxy clusters have proved crucial in helping to establish the standard model of cosmology, with a universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy. A theoretical basis that describes clusters as massive, multi-component, quasi-equilibrium ... More
Implicit Priors in Galaxy Cluster Mass and Scaling Relation DeterminationsJun 20 2011Deriving the total masses of galaxy clusters from observations of the intracluster medium (ICM) generally requires some prior information, in addition to the assumptions of hydrostatic equilibrium and spherical symmetry. Often, this information takes ... More
Cosmology and Astrophysics from Relaxed Galaxy Clusters III: Thermodynamic Profiles and Scaling RelationsSep 04 2015Jan 04 2016This is the third in a series of papers studying the astrophysics and cosmology of massive, dynamically relaxed galaxy clusters. Our sample comprises 40 clusters identified as being dynamically relaxed and hot (i.e., massive) in Papers I and II of this ... More
Cold dark energy constraints from the abundance of galaxy clustersJan 25 2017Nov 22 2017We constrain cold dark energy of negligible sound speed using galaxy cluster abundance observations. In contrast to standard quasi-homogeneous dark energy, negligible sound speed implies clustering of the dark energy fluid at all scales, allowing us to ... More
Center-Excised X-ray Luminosity as an Efficient Mass Proxy for Future Galaxy Cluster SurveysMay 25 2017Oct 26 2017The cosmological constraining power of modern galaxy cluster catalogs can be improved by obtaining low-scatter mass proxy measurements for even a small fraction of sources. In the context of large upcoming surveys that will reveal the cluster population ... More
The prospects for constraining dark energy with future X-ray cluster gas mass fraction measurementsOct 02 2007Jun 25 2008We examine the ability of a future X-ray observatory to constrain dark energy via measurements of the cluster X-ray gas mass fraction, fgas. We find that fgas measurements for a sample of ~500 hot, X-ray bright, dynamically relaxed clusters, to a precision ... More
The Observed Growth of Massive Galaxy Clusters IV: Robust Constraints on Neutrino PropertiesNov 09 2009Jun 24 2010This is the fourth of a series of papers in which we derive simultaneous constraints on cosmological parameters and X-ray scaling relations using observations of the growth of massive, X-ray flux-selected galaxy clusters. Here we examine the constraints ... More
The Metallicity of the Intracluster Medium Over Cosmic Time: Further Evidence for Early EnrichmentJun 05 2017Sep 14 2017We use Chandra X-ray data to measure the metallicity of the intracluster medium (ICM) in 245 massive galaxy clusters selected from X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect surveys, spanning redshifts $0<z<1.2$. Metallicities were measured in three different ... More
Cosmology and Astrophysics from Relaxed Galaxy Clusters I: Sample SelectionFeb 20 2015This is the first in a series of papers studying the astrophysics and cosmology of massive, dynamically relaxed galaxy clusters. Here we present a new, automated method for identifying relaxed clusters based on their morphologies in X-ray imaging data. ... More
Thermodynamic Profiles of Galaxy Clusters from a Joint X-ray/SZ AnalysisDec 14 2017We jointly analyze Bolocam Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect and Chandra X-ray data for a set of 45 clusters to derive gas density and temperature profiles without using spectroscopic information. The sample spans the mass and redshift range $3 \times 10^{14} ... More
A Comparison and Joint Analysis of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Measurements from Planck and Bolocam for a set of 47 Massive Galaxy ClustersMay 11 2016May 23 2016We measure the SZ signal toward a set of 47 clusters with a median mass of $9.5 \times 10^{14}$ M$_{\odot}$ and a median redshift of 0.40 using data from Planck and the ground-based Bolocam receiver. When Planck XMM-like masses are used to set the scale ... More
Weighing the Giants V: Galaxy Cluster Scaling RelationsJun 10 2016Jan 30 2017We present constraints on the scaling relations of galaxy cluster X-ray luminosity, temperature and gas mass (and derived quantities) with mass and redshift, employing masses from robust weak gravitational lensing measurements. These are the first such ... More
The Observed Growth of Massive Galaxy Clusters III: Testing General Relativity on Cosmological ScalesNov 10 2009Apr 10 2010This is the third of a series of papers in which we derive simultaneous constraints on cosmological parameters and X-ray scaling relations using observations of the growth of massive, X-ray flux-selected galaxy clusters. Our data set consists of 238 clusters ... More
The Observed Growth of Massive Galaxy Clusters I: Statistical Methods and Cosmological ConstraintsSep 16 2009Jun 24 2010(Abridged) This is the first of a series of papers in which we derive simultaneous constraints on cosmological parameters and X-ray scaling relations using observations of the growth of massive, X-ray flux-selected galaxy clusters. Our data set consists ... More
Cosmology and Astrophysics from Relaxed Galaxy Clusters II: Cosmological ConstraintsFeb 25 2014Mar 21 2014We present cosmological constraints from measurements of the gas mass fraction, $f_{gas}$, for massive, dynamically relaxed galaxy clusters. Our data set consists of Chandra observations of 40 such clusters, identified in a comprehensive search of the ... More
Weighing the Giants V: Galaxy Cluster Scaling RelationsJun 10 2016Sep 26 2016We present constraints on the scaling relations of galaxy cluster X-ray luminosity, temperature and gas mass (and derived quantities) with mass and redshift, employing masses from robust weak gravitational lensing measurements. These are the first such ... More
New constraints on $f(R)$ gravity from clusters of galaxiesNov 29 2014Aug 08 2015The abundance of massive galaxy clusters is a powerful probe of departures from General Relativity (GR) on cosmic scales. Despite current stringent constraints placed by stellar and galactic tests, on larger scales alternative theories of gravity such ... More
The XXL Survey: XVII. X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Properties of the Redshift 2.0 Galaxy Cluster XLSSC 122Mar 23 2017We present results from a 100 ks XMM-Newton observation of galaxy cluster XLSSC 122, the first massive cluster discovered through its X-ray emission at $z\approx2$. The data provide the first precise constraints on the bulk thermodynamic properties of ... More
The Future Landscape of High-Redshift Galaxy Cluster ScienceMar 13 2019Modern galaxy cluster science is a multi-wavelength endeavor with cornerstones provided by X-ray, optical/IR, mm, and radio measurements. In combination, these observations enable the construction of large, clean, complete cluster catalogs, and provide ... More
Constraints on the Thermal Contents of the X-ray Cavities of Cluster MS 0735.6+7421 with Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect ObservationsJun 13 2018Feb 12 2019Outbursts from active galactic nuclei (AGN) can inflate cavities in the intracluster medium (ICM) of galaxy clusters and are believed to play the primary role in offsetting radiative cooling in the ICM. However, the details of how the energy from AGN ... More
Baryons at the Edge of the X-ray Brightest Galaxy ClusterFeb 11 2011Studies of the diffuse X-ray emitting gas in galaxy clusters have provided powerful constraints on cosmological parameters and insights into plasma astrophysics. However, measurements of the faint cluster outskirts have become possible only recently. ... More
A combined measurement of cosmic growth and expansion from clusters of galaxies, the CMB and galaxy clusteringMay 21 2012Mar 27 2013Combining galaxy cluster data from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, cosmic microwave background data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, and galaxy clustering data from the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey, the 6-degree ... More
The XXL Survey V: Detection of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect of the Redshift 1.9 Galaxy Cluster XLSSU J021744.1-034536 with CARMAJan 09 2014Sep 12 2014We report the detection of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect of galaxy cluster XLSSU J021744.1-034536, using 30 GHz CARMA data. This cluster was discovered via its extended X-ray emission in the XMM-Newton Large Scale Structure survey, the precursor ... More
The Observed Growth of Massive Galaxy Clusters II: X-ray Scaling RelationsSep 16 2009Jun 24 2010(Abridged) This is the second in a series of papers in which we derive simultaneous constraints on cosmology and X-ray scaling relations using observations of massive, X-ray flux-selected galaxy clusters. The data set consists of 238 clusters drawn from ... More
Weighing the Giants IV: Cosmology and Neutrino MassJul 16 2014Nov 26 2014We employ robust weak gravitational lensing measurements to improve cosmological constraints from measurements of the galaxy cluster mass function and its evolution, using X-ray selected clusters detected in the ROSAT All-Sky Survey. Our lensing analysis ... More
The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey. I: Survey Overview and a Catalog of >2000 Galaxy Clusters at z~1Sep 18 2018Dec 21 2018We present the Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS), a search for galaxy clusters at 0.7<z<1.5 based upon data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. MaDCoWS is the first cluster survey capable of discovering massive ... More
The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey: MOO J1142+1527, A 10$^{15}$ M$_\odot$ Galaxy Cluster at z=1.19Sep 07 2015We present confirmation of the cluster MOO J1142+1527, a massive galaxy cluster discovered as part of the Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey. The cluster is confirmed to lie at $z=1.19$, and using the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave ... More
Hermitian Gravity and CosmologyApr 01 2008In an attempt to generalize general relativity, we propose a new Hermitian theory of gravity. Space-time is generalized to space-time-momentum-energy and both the principles of general covariance and equivalence are extended. The theory is endowed with ... More
An Integration of Integrated Information Theory with Fundamental PhysicsJul 03 2014To truly eliminate Cartesian ghosts from the science of consciousness, we must describe consciousness as an aspect of the physical. Integrated Information Theory states that consciousness arises from intrinsic information generated by dynamical systems; ... More
"SZ spectroscopy" in the coming decade: Galaxy cluster cosmology and astrophysics in the submillimeterMar 12 2019Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effects were first proposed in the 1970s as tools to identify the X-ray emitting hot gas inside massive clusters of galaxies and obtain their velocities relative to the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Yet it is only within the ... More
Exploration of synergistic and redundant information sharing in static and dynamical Gaussian systemsNov 11 2014Apr 30 2015To fully characterize the information that two `source' variables carry about a third `target' variable, one must decompose the total information into redundant, unique and synergistic components, i.e. obtain a partial information decomposition (PID). ... More
M-Theory on Manifolds with G_2 HolonomyDec 11 2006We study M-theory on G_2 holonomy spaces that are constructed by dividing a seven-torus by some discrete symmetry group. We classify possible group elements that may be used in this construction and use them to find a set of possible orbifold groups that ... More
Non-asymptotic error controlled sparse high dimensional precision matrix estimationMar 26 2019Estimation of a high dimensional precision matrix is a critical problem to many areas of statistics including Gaussian graphical models and inference on high dimensional data. Working under the structural assumption of sparsity, we propose a novel methodology ... More
Improved Rademacher symmetrization through a Wasserstein based measure of asymmetryOct 26 2016We propose of an improved version of the ubiquitous symmetrization inequality making use of the Wasserstein distance between a measure and its reflection in order to quantify the symmetry of the given measure. An empirical bound on this asymmetric correction ... More
Stability of zero-growth economics analysed with a Minskyan modelApr 26 2017Nov 07 2017As humanity is becoming increasingly confronted by Earth's finite biophysical limits, there is increasing interest in questions about the stability and equitability of a zero-growth capitalist economy, most notably: if one maintains a positive interest ... More
Robust Weak-lensing Mass Calibration of Planck Galaxy ClustersFeb 11 2014Oct 09 2014In light of the tension in cosmological constraints reported by the Planck team between their SZ-selected cluster counts and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature anisotropies, we compare the Planck cluster mass estimates with robust, weak-lensing ... More
X-ray bright active galactic nuclei in massive galaxy clusters III: New insights into the triggering mechanisms of cluster AGNJul 30 2014We present the results of a new analysis of the X-ray selected Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) population in the vicinity of 135 of the most massive galaxy clusters in the redshift range of 0.2 < z < 0.9 observed with Chandra. With a sample of more than ... More
Improved measurements of turbulence in the hot gaseous atmospheres of nearby giant elliptical galaxiesFeb 14 2017We present significantly improved measurements of turbulent velocities in the hot gaseous halos of nearby giant elliptical galaxies. Using deep XMM-Newton Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS ) observations and a combination of resonance scattering and ... More
X-ray Bright Active Galactic Nuclei in Massive Galaxy Clusters I: Number Counts and Spatial DistributionSep 10 2012Dec 14 2012We present an analysis of the X-ray bright point source population in 43 massive clusters of galaxies observed with the Chandra X-ray Observatory. We have constructed a catalog of 4210 rigorously selected X-ray point sources in these fields, which span ... More
X-ray Bright Active Galactic Nuclei in Massive Galaxy Clusters II: The Fraction of Galaxies Hosting Active NucleiOct 21 2013We present a measurement of the fraction of cluster galaxies hosting X-ray bright Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) as a function of clustercentric distance scaled in units of $r_{500}$. Our analysis employs high quality Chandra X-ray and Subaru optical imaging ... More
Measuring cosmic distances with galaxy clustersJul 30 2013In addition to cosmological tests based on the mass function and clustering of galaxy clusters, which probe the growth of cosmic structure, nature offers two independent ways of using clusters to measure cosmic distances. The first uses measurements of ... More
The Athena WFI Science Products ModuleAug 08 2018The Science Products Module (SPM), a US contribution to the Athena Wide Field Imager, is a highly capable secondary CPU that performs special processing on the science data stream. The SPM will have access to both accepted X-ray events and those that ... More
Classification and Moduli Kahler Potentials of G_2 ManifoldsNov 05 2004Jan 19 2005Compact manifolds of G_2 holonomy may be constructed by dividing a seven-torus by some discrete symmetry group and then blowing up the singularities of the resulting orbifold. We classify possible group elements that may be used in this construction and ... More
Nonasymptotic estimation and support recovery for high dimensional sparse covariance matricesMay 07 2017Apr 27 2018We propose a general framework for nonasymptotic covariance matrix estimation making use of concentration inequality-based confidence sets. We specify this framework for the estimation of large sparse covariance matrices through incorporation of past ... More
Nonasymptotic estimation and support recovery for high dimensional sparse covariance matricesMay 07 2017Mar 26 2019We propose a general framework for nonasymptotic covariance matrix estimation making use of concentration inequality-based confidence sets. We specify this framework for the estimation of large sparse covariance matrices through incorporation of past ... More
Weighing the Giants II: Improved Calibration of Photometry from Stellar Colors and Accurate Photometric RedshiftsAug 02 2012Apr 19 2014We present improved methods for using stars found in astronomical exposures to calibrate both star and galaxy colors as well as to adjust the instrument flat field. By developing a spectroscopic model for the SDSS stellar locus in color-color space, synthesizing ... More
Weighing the Giants - I. Weak-lensing masses for 51 massive galaxy clusters: project overview, data analysis methods and cluster imagesAug 02 2012Apr 18 2014This is the first in a series of papers in which we measure accurate weak-lensing masses for 51 of the most X-ray luminous galaxy clusters known at redshifts 0.15<z<0.7, in order to calibrate X-ray and other mass proxies for cosmological cluster experiments. ... More
CARMA Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in RXJ1347.5-1145Mar 09 2012We demonstrate the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect imaging capabilities of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) by presenting an SZ map of the galaxy cluster RXJ1347.5-1145. By combining data from multiple CARMA bands and ... More
Dark Matter and Baryons in the Most X-ray Luminous and Merging Galaxy Cluster RX J1347.5-1145Nov 29 2007Mar 27 2008The galaxy cluster RX J1347-1145 is one of the most X-ray luminous and most massive clusters known. Its extreme mass makes it a prime target for studying issues addressing cluster formation and cosmology. In this paper we present new high-resolution HST/ACS ... More
Weighing the Giants - III. Methods and Measurements of Accurate Galaxy Cluster Weak-Lensing MassesAug 02 2012Apr 18 2014We report weak-lensing masses for 51 of the most X-ray luminous galaxy clusters known. This cluster sample, introduced earlier in this series of papers, spans redshifts 0.15 < z_cl < 0.7, and is well suited to calibrate mass proxies for current cluster ... More
Broken Promises and Quantum AlgorithmsApr 02 2003Dec 27 2004In the black-box model, problems constrained by a `promise' are the only ones that admit a quantum exponential speedup over the best classical algorithm in terms of query complexity. The most prominent example of this is the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm. More ... More
Surprised by the Hot Hand Fallacy? A Truth in the Law of Small NumbersFeb 04 2019We prove that a subtle but substantial bias exists in a common measure of the conditional dependence of present outcomes on streaks of past outcomes in sequential data. The magnitude of this streak selection bias generally decreases as the sequence gets ... More
Interatomic potentials from first-principles calculations: the force-matching methodJun 26 1993We present a new scheme to extract numerically ``optimal'' interatomic potentials from large amounts of data produced by first-principles calculations. The method is based on fitting the potential to ab initio atomic forces of many atomic configurations, ... More
Resolving Curvature Singularities in Holomorphic GravityMay 30 2008We formulate holomorphic theory of gravity and study how the holomorphy symmetry alters the two most important singular solutions of general relativity: black holes and cosmology. We show that typical observers (freely) falling into a holomorphic black ... More
The Remarkable Similarity of Massive Galaxy Clusters From z~0 to z~1.9Feb 16 2017We present the results of a Chandra X-ray survey of the 8 most massive galaxy clusters at z>1.2 in the South Pole Telescope 2500 deg^2 survey. We combine this sample with previously-published Chandra observations of 49 massive X-ray-selected clusters ... More
Multiple zero modes of the Dirac operator in three dimensionsJan 25 2000One of the key properties of Dirac operators is the possibility of a degeneracy of zero modes. For the Abelian Dirac operator in three dimensions the construction of multiple zero modes has been sucessfully carried out only very recently. Here we generalise ... More
Particle creation via relaxing hypermagnetic knotsJun 29 2000We demonstrate that particle production for fermions coupled chirally to an Abelian gauge field like the hypercharge field is provided by the microscopic mechanism of level crossing. For this purpose we use recent results on zero modes of Dirac operators ... More
Zero modes in finite range magnetic fieldsMay 02 2000We find a class of Fermion zero modes of Abelian Dirac operators in three dimensional Euclidean space where the gauge potentials and the related magnetic fields are nonzero only in a finite space region.
Hopf instantons in Chern-Simons theorySep 27 1999Jan 25 2000We study an Abelian Chern-Simons and Fermion system in three dimensions. In the presence of a fixed prescribed background magnetic field we find an infinite number of fully three-dimensional solutions. These solutions are related to Hopf maps and are, ... More
Uniform convergence of Vapnik--Chervonenkis classes under ergodic samplingOct 15 2010We show that if $\mathcal{X}$ is a complete separable metric space and $\mathcal{C}$ is a countable family of Borel subsets of $\mathcal{X}$ with finite VC dimension, then, for every stationary ergodic process with values in $\mathcal{X}$, the relative ... More
Bosonic super-WIMPs as keV-scale dark matterJul 21 2008Nov 04 2008We consider models of light super-weakly interacting cold dark matter, with O(10-100) keV mass, focusing on bosonic candidates such as pseudoscalars and vectors. We analyze the cosmological abundance, the gamma-background created by particle decays, the ... More
Deformations of spacetime and internal symmetriesDec 06 2017Algebraic deformations provide a systematic approach to generalizing the symmetries of a physical theory through the introduction of new fundamental constants. The applications of deformations of Lie algebras and Hopf algebras to both spacetime and internal ... More
Measurement and Prediction of Centrical/Peripheral Network Properties based on Regression Analysis - A Parametric Foundation for Performance Self-Management in WSNsAug 18 2013Predicting performance-related behavior of the underlying network structure becomes more and more indispensable in terms of the aspired application outcome quality. However, the reliable forecast of QoS metrics like packet transfer delay in wireless network ... More
The Gap Dimension and Uniform Laws of Large Numbers for Ergodic ProcessesJul 17 2010Let F be a family of Borel measurable functions on a complete separable metric space. The gap (or fat-shattering) dimension of F is a combinatorial quantity that measures the extent to which functions f in F can separate finite sets of points at a predefined ... More
Exact Simulation of Noncircular or Improper Complex-Valued Stationary Gaussian Processes using Circulant EmbeddingMay 17 2016This paper provides an algorithm for simulating improper (or noncircular) complex-valued stationary Gaussian processes. The technique utilizes recently developed methods for multivariate Gaussian processes from the circulant embedding literature. The ... More
Magnetic moments of octet baryons with deformed Uq(su(3)) flavor symmetryFeb 16 2017The effect of a q-deformation of flavor symmetry on octet baryon magnetic moments is investigated by taking the quantum group Uq(su(3)) as a flavor symmetry and calculating expressions for the magnetic moments of the octet baryons. Using the experimental ... More
Uniform Approximation of Vapnik-Chervonenkis ClassesOct 21 2010For any family of measurable sets in a probability space, we show that either (i) the family has infinite Vapnik-Chervonenkis (VC) dimension or (ii) for every epsilon > 0 there is a finite partition pi such the pi-boundary of each set has measure at most ... More
Entropy and the Uniform Mean Ergodic Theorem for a Family of SetsMar 11 2014We define a notion of entropy for an infinite family $\mathcal{C}$ of measurable sets in a probability space. We show that the mean ergodic theorem holds uniformly for $\mathcal{C}$ under every ergodic transformation if and only if $\mathcal{C}$ has zero ... More
A Theory for the Radius of the Transiting Giant Planet HD 209458bMay 15 2003Using a full frequency-dependent atmosphere code that can incorporate irradiation by a central primary star, we calculate self-consistent boundary conditions for the evolution of the radius of the transiting planet HD 209458b. Using a well-tested extrasolar ... More
Cost sensitivity of optimal sector-coupled district heating production systemsApr 20 2018Goals to reduce carbon emissions and changing electricity prices due to increasing penetrations of wind power generation affect the planning and operation of district heating production systems. Through extensive multivariate sensitivity analysis, this ... More
Three fermion generations with two unbroken gauge symmetries from the complex sedenionsApr 05 2019We show that three generations of leptons and quarks with unbroken Standard Model gauge symmetry $SU(3)_c\times U(1)_{em}$ can be described using the algebra of complexified sedenions $\mathbb{C}\otimes\mathbb{S}$. A primitive idempotent is constructed ... More
Limitless Regression DiscontinuityMar 21 2014Aug 24 2016Many universities place underperforming students on "Academic Probation" (AP), granting them support and threatening suspension if performance does not improve. In a study of the effect of AP on subsequent grade point averages (GPAs), Lindo, et al. (2010) ... More
Blue Stragglers as Stellar Collision Products: the Angular Momentum QuestionJan 10 2005We investigate the structure and evolution of blue stragglers stars which were formed from direct stellar collisions between main sequence stars in globular clusters. In particular, we look at the rotational evolution of the products of off-axis collisions. ... More
The Phi measure of integrated information is not well-defined for general physical systemsFeb 12 2019According to the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness, consciousness is a fundamental observer-independent property of physical systems, and the measure Phi of integrated information is identical to the quantity or level of consciousness. For ... More
The Sound of Silence: equilibrium filtering and optimal censoring in financial marketsJun 13 2016Following the approach of standard filtering theory, we analyse investor-valuation of firms, when these are modelled as geometric-Brownian state processes that are privately and partially observed, at random (Poisson) times, by agents. Tasked with disclosing ... More
On non-$L^2$ solutions to the Seiberg-Witten equationsMar 15 2000We show that a previous paper of Freund describing a solution to the Seiberg-Witten equations has a sign error rendering it a solution to a related but different set of equations. The non-$L^2$ nature of Freund's solution is discussed and clarified and ... More
Hopf instantons and the Liouville equation in target spaceJan 25 2000We generalise recent results on Hopf instantons in a Chern--Simons and Fermion theory in a fixed background magnetic field. We find that these instanton solutions have to obey the Liouville equation in target space. As a consequence, these solutions are ... More
The CFT/AdS correspondence, massive gravitons and a connectivity index conjectureAug 14 2006Aug 28 2006We discuss the general question of which conformal field theories have dual descriptions in terms of quantum gravity theories on anti-de Sitter space. We analyze in detail the case of a deformed product of n conformal field theories (each of which has ... More
Electroweak symmetries from the topology of deformed spacetime with minimal length scaleOct 19 2015Lie-type deformations provide a systematic way of generalising the symmetries of modern physics. Deforming the isometry group of Minkowski spacetime through the introduction of a minimal length scale $\ell$ leads to anti de Sitter spacetime with isometry ... More
Uniform Approximation and Bracketing Properties of VC classesJul 23 2010We show that the sets in a family with finite VC dimension can be uniformly approximated within a given error by a finite partition. Immediate corollaries include the fact that VC classes have finite bracketing numbers, satisfy uniform laws of averages ... More
Computation of Maximal Determinants of Binary Circulant MatricesJan 01 2018Jun 06 2018We describe algorithms for computing maximal determinants of binary circulant matrices of small orders. Here "binary matrix" means a matrix whose elements are drawn from $\{0,1\}$ or $\{-1,1\}$. We describe efficient parallel algorithms for the search, ... More
Triple Linkage of Quadratic Pfister FormsJun 15 2017Feb 28 2018Given a field $F$ of characteristic 2, we prove that if every three quadratic $n$-fold Pfister forms have a common quadratic $(n-1)$-fold Pfister factor then $I_q^{n+1} F=0$. As a result, we obtain that if every three quaternion algebras over $F$ share ... More
Four-dimensional Effective M-theory on a Singular G_2 ManifoldJun 30 2006Sep 20 2006We reduce M-theory on a G_2 orbifold with co-dimension four singularities, taking explicitly into account the additional gauge fields at the singularities. As a starting point, we use 11-dimensional supergravity coupled to seven-dimensional super-Yang-Mills ... More
M-Theory on the Orbifold C^2/Z_NFeb 06 2006We construct M-theory on the orbifold C^2/Z_N by coupling 11-dimensional supergravity to a seven-dimensional Yang-Mills theory located on the orbifold fixed plane. It is shown that the resulting action is supersymmetric to leading non-trivial order in ... More
Deep Chandra, HST-COS, and Megacam Observations of the Phoenix Cluster: Extreme Star Formation and AGN Feedback on Hundred Kiloparsec ScalesAug 24 2015We present new ultraviolet, optical, and X-ray data on the Phoenix galaxy cluster (SPT-CLJ2344-4243). Deep optical imaging reveals previously-undetected filaments of star formation, extending to radii of ~50-100 kpc in multiple directions. Combined UV-optical ... More
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich-Measured Pressure Profiles from the Bolocam X-ray/SZ Galaxy Cluster SampleNov 07 2012May 24 2013We describe Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect measurements and analysis of the intracluster medium (ICM) pressure profiles of a set of 45 massive galaxy clusters imaged using Bolocam at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We have used masses determined ... More
A Measurement of the Kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Signal Toward MACS J0717.5+3745Dec 13 2013We report our analysis of MACS J0717.5+3745 using 140 and 268 GHz Bolocam data collected at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We detect extended Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect signal at high significance in both Bolocam bands, and we employ Herschel-SPIRE ... More
The Contribution of Radio Galaxy Contamination to Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Decrement in Massive Galaxy Clusters at 140 GHz with BolocamSep 23 2012Feb 11 2013We describe in detail our characterization of the compact radio source population in 140 GHz Bolocam observations of a set of 45 massive galaxy clusters. We use a combination of 1.4 and 30 GHz data to select a total of 28 probable cluster-member radio ... More
Joint analysis of X-ray and Sunyaev Zel'dovich observations of galaxy clusters using an analytic model of the intra-cluster mediumFeb 11 2012We perform a joint analysis of X-ray and Sunyaev Zel'dovich (SZ) effect data using an analytic model that describes the gas properties of galaxy clusters. The joint analysis allows the measurement of the cluster gas mass fraction profile and Hubble constant ... More
The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey VI: Stellar Mass Fractions of a Sample of High-Redshift Infrared-selected ClustersMar 26 2019We present measurements of the stellar mass fractions ($f_\star$) for a sample of high-redshift ($0.93 \le z \le 1.32$) infrared-selected galaxy clusters from the Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS) and compare them to the stellar mass ... More
Impact of Short- and Long-range Forces on Protein Conformation and Adsorption KineticsJul 14 2006May 16 2007We have studied the adsorption kinetics of the protein amylase at solid/liquid interfaces. Offering substrates with tailored properties, we are able to separate the impact of short- and long-range interactions. By means of a colloidal Monte Carlo approach ... More
InternalBlue - Bluetooth Binary Patching and Experimentation FrameworkMay 02 2019Bluetooth is one of the most established technologies for short range digital wireless data transmission. With the advent of wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth has again gained importance, which makes security research and protocol ... More
The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey. III. Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Masses of Galaxy Clusters at $z \sim 1$Oct 09 2014Mar 25 2015We present CARMA 30 GHz Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) observations of five high-redshift ($z \gtrsim 1$), infrared-selected galaxy clusters discovered as part of the all-sky Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS). The SZ decrements measured toward ... More
New constraints on dark energy from the observed growth of the most X-ray luminous galaxy clustersSep 27 2007Mar 28 2008We present constraints on the mean matter density, Omega_m, the normalization of the density fluctuation power spectrum, sigma_8, and the dark-energy equation-of-state parameter, w, obtained from measurements of the X-ray luminosity function of the largest ... More
The Newtonian Limit of Hermitian GravityDec 08 2009Oct 24 2012We construct the gauge invariant potentials of Hermitian Gravity and derive the linearized equations of motion they obey. A comparison reveals a striking similarity to the Bardeen potentials of general relativity. We then consider the response to a point ... More
Analyticity and the Isgur-Wise FunctionNov 06 1992We reconsider the recent derivation by de Rafael and Taron of bounds on the slope of the Isgur-Wise function. We argue that one must be careful to include cuts starting below the heavy meson pair production threshold, arising from heavy quark-antiquark ... More
Koszul Algebras Defined by Three RelationsDec 05 2016This work concerns commutative algebras of the form $R=Q/I$, where $Q$ is a standard graded polynomial ring and $I$ is a homogenous ideal in $Q$. It has been proposed that when $R$ is Koszul the $i$th Betti number of $R$ over $Q$ is at most $\binom gi$, ... More