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The Algonauts Project: A Platform for Communication between the Sciences of Biological and Artificial IntelligenceMay 14 2019In the last decade, artificial intelligence (AI) models inspired by the brain have made unprecedented progress in performing real-world perceptual tasks like object classification and speech recognition. Recently, researchers of natural intelligence have ... More
Temporal Relational Reasoning in VideosNov 22 2017Jul 25 2018Temporal relational reasoning, the ability to link meaningful transformations of objects or entities over time, is a fundamental property of intelligent species. In this paper, we introduce an effective and interpretable network module, the Temporal Relation ... More
Moments in Time Dataset: one million videos for event understandingJan 09 2018Feb 16 2019We present the Moments in Time Dataset, a large-scale human-annotated collection of one million short videos corresponding to dynamic events unfolding within three seconds. Modeling the spatial-audio-temporal dynamics even for actions occurring in 3 second ... More
Keldysh technique and non-linear sigma-model: basic principles and applicationsJan 23 2009Apr 27 2009The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive pedagogical introduction into Keldysh technique for interacting out-of-equilibrium fermionic and bosonic systems. The emphasis is placed on a functional integral representation of underlying microscopic ... More
Coulomb drag in quantum circuitsSep 09 2008Oct 22 2008We study drag effect in a system of two electrically isolated quantum point contacts (QPC), coupled by Coulomb interactions. Drag current exhibits maxima as a function of QPC gate voltages when the latter are tuned to the transitions between quantized ... More
Coulomb drag at zero temperatureOct 08 2007We show that the Coulomb drag effect exhibits saturation at small temperatures, when calculated to the third order in the interlayer interactions. The zero-temperature transresistance is inversely proportional to the third power of the dimensionless sheet ... More
Keldysh Ginzburg-Landau action of fluctuating superconductorsJun 19 2007Sep 24 2007We derive Ginzburg-Landau action by systematically integrating out electronic degrees of freedom in the framework of the Keldysh nonlinear sigma-model of disordered superconductors. The resulting Ginzburg-Landau functional contains a nonlocal $\Delta$-dependent ... More
Portfolio Optimization Under UncertaintyAug 11 2009Sep 21 2009Classical mean-variance portfolio theory tells us how to construct a portfolio of assets which has the greatest expected return for a given level of return volatility. Utility theory then allows an investor to choose the point along this efficient frontier ... More
Ł-Axiomatizability in intermediate and normal modal logicsJul 22 2014A set $F$ of formulas is complete relative to a given class of logics, if every logic from this class can be axiomatized by formulas from $F$. A set of formulas $F$ is {\L}-complete relative to a given class of logics, if every logic of this class can ... More
Sequence Transduction with Recurrent Neural NetworksNov 14 2012Many machine learning tasks can be expressed as the transformation---or \emph{transduction}---of input sequences into output sequences: speech recognition, machine translation, protein secondary structure prediction and text-to-speech to name but a few. ... More
Transition-Based Dependency Parsing With Pluggable ClassifiersNov 01 2012In principle, the design of transition-based dependency parsers makes it possible to experiment with any general-purpose classifier without other changes to the parsing algorithm. In practice, however, it often takes substantial software engineering to ... More
There are no noncommutative soft mapsFeb 02 2011It is shown that for a map $f \colon X \to Y$ of compact spaces the unital $\ast$-homomorphism $C(f) \colon C(Y) \to C(X)$ is projective in the category $\operatorname{Mor}({\mathcal C}^{1})$ precisely when $X$ is a dendrite and $f$ is either homeomorphism ... More
Effective Action of the Baryonic Branch in String Theory Flux ThroatsMay 07 2014Sep 12 2014We discuss consistent truncations of type IIB supergravity on resolved warped deformed conifolds with fluxes. These actions represent the gravitational duals to the baryonic branch deformation of the Klebanov-Strassler cascading gauge theory. As an application, ... More
On jet quenching parameters in strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theoriesMay 18 2006Aug 02 2006Recently Liu, Rajagopal and Wiedemann (LRW) [hep-ph/0605178] proposed a first principle, nonperturbative quantum field theoretic definition of ``jet quenching parameter'' \hat{q} used in models of medium-induced radiative parton energy loss in nucleus-nucleus ... More
Higher derivative corrections to near-extremal black holes in type IIB supergravityApr 24 2006Jun 08 2006We discuss string theory alpha' corrections to charged near-extremal black 3-branes/black holes in type IIB supergravity. We find that supersymmetric global AdS_5 x S^5 geometry is not corrected to leading order in alpha', while charged or non-extremal ... More
Inflation on the resolved warped deformed conifoldJan 01 2006Aug 10 2006Braneworld inflation on the resolved warped deformed conifold is represented by the dynamics of a D3-brane probe with the world volume of a brane spanning the large dimensions of the observable Universe. This model was recently proposed as a string theory ... More
Coarse-graining 1/2 BPS geometries of type IIB supergravitySep 26 2004Recently Lin, Lunin and Maldacena (LLM) (hep-th/0409174) explicitly mapped 1/2 BPS excitations of type IIB supergravity on AdS_5 x S^5 into free fermion configurations. We discuss thermal coarse-gaining of LLM geometries by explicitly mapping the corresponding ... More
Gauge/gravity correspondence in accelerating universeMar 06 2002Apr 16 2002We discuss time-dependent backgrounds of type IIB supergravity realizing gravitation duals of gauge theories formulated in de Sitter space-time as a tool of embedding de Sitter in a supergravity. We show that only the gravitational duals to non-conformal ... More
Continuous homomorphisms of Arens-Michael algebrasAug 15 1999Feb 19 2000It is shown that every continuous homomorphism of Arens-Michael algebras can be obtained as the limit of a morphism of certain projective systems consisting of Fr\'{e}chet algebras. Based on this we prove that a complemented subalgebra of an uncountable ... More
The Automorphisms group of \bar{M}_{g,n}Oct 07 2011Let \bar{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ be the moduli stack parametrizing Deligne-Mumford stable n-pointed genus g curves and let \bar{M}_{g,n} be its coarse moduli space: the Deligne-Mumford compactification of the moduli space of n-pointed genus g smooth curves. ... More
Linear Time Average Consensus on Fixed Graphs and Implications for Decentralized Optimization and Multi-Agent ControlNov 15 2014May 23 2016We describe a protocol for the average consensus problem on any fixed undirected graph whose convergence time scales linearly in the total number nodes $n$. The protocol is completely distributed, with the exception of requiring all nodes to know the ... More
Magnetization suppression of Type-II Superconductors by external alternating magnetic fieldDec 27 2004The effect of suppression of static magnetization of an anisotropic hard superconductor by alternating magnetic field is analyzed theoretically. The magnetic moment suppression dynamics is described with respect to the magnetization loop of the superconductor. ... More
Recent Results From CLEO-cMay 23 2005This paper describes recent preliminary results from the CLEO-c experiment using an initial ~60 pb^-1 sample of data collected in e^+e^- collisions at a center of mass energy around the mass of the psi(3770). A first measurement of the branching fraction ... More
Orbit equivalence rigidityNov 01 1999Consider a countable group Gamma acting ergodically by measure preserving transformations on a probability space (X,mu), and let R_Gamma be the corresponding orbit equivalence relation on X. The following rigidity phenomenon is shown: there exist group ... More
A multivariate CLT in Wasserstein distance with near optimal convergence rateFeb 17 2016Let $X_1, \ldots , X_n$ be i.i.d. random vectors in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with $\|X_1\| \le \beta$. Then, we show that $\frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}(X_1 + \ldots + X_n)$ converges to a Gaussian in Wasserstein-2 distance at a rate of $O\left(\frac{\sqrt{d} \beta \log n}{\sqrt{n}} ... More
Long-time existence for Yang-Mills flowOct 11 2016Nov 09 2016We establish that finite-time singularities do not occur in four-dimensional Yang-Mills flow, confirming the conjecture of Schlatter, Struwe, and Tahvildar-Zadeh. The proof relies on a weighted energy identity and sharp decay estimates in the neck region. ... More
Adaptive Computation Time for Recurrent Neural NetworksMar 29 2016Apr 18 2016This paper introduces Adaptive Computation Time (ACT), an algorithm that allows recurrent neural networks to learn how many computational steps to take between receiving an input and emitting an output. ACT requires minimal changes to the network architecture, ... More
Geometric construction of voting methods that protect voters' first choicesAug 23 2010Aug 26 2010We consider the possibility of designing an election method that eliminates the incentives for a voter to rank any other candidate equal to or ahead of his or her sincere favorite. We refer to these methods as satisfying the ``Strong Favorite Betrayal ... More
Entanglement, the quantum formalism and the classical worldOct 02 201175 years after the term "entanglement" was coined to a peculiar feature inherent to quantum systems, the connection between quantum and classical mechanics remains an open problem. Drawing on recent results obtained in semiclassical systems, we discuss ... More
Entanglement in the classical limit: quantum correlations from classical probabilitiesJan 31 2011We investigate entanglement for a composite closed system endowed with a scaling property allowing to keep the dynamics invariant while the effective Planck constant hbar_eff of the system is varied. Entanglement increases as hbar_eff goes to 0. Moreover ... More
A Simulation of Oblivious Multi-Head One-Way Finite Automata by Real-Time Cellular AutomataDec 03 2010In this paper, we present the simulation of a simple, yet significantly powerful, sequential model by cellular automata. The simulated model is called oblivious multi-head one-way finite automata and is characterized by having its heads moving only forward, ... More
Analytical Approach for Calculating Chemotaxis Sensitivity FunctionFeb 13 2017We consider the chemotaxis problem for a one-dimensional system. To analyze the interaction of bacteria and attractant we use a modified Keller-Segel model which accounts attractant absorption. To describe the system we use the chemotaxis sensitivity ... More
Mean Curvature Motion of Triple Junctions of Graphs in Two DimensionsSep 03 2008We consider a system of three surfaces, graphs over a bounded domain in ${\mathbb R}^2$, intersecting along a time-dependent curve and moving by mean curvature while preserving the pairwise angles at the curve of intersection (equal to $2\pi/3$.) For ... More
The existence problem for Steiner networks in strictly convex domainsJun 03 2008We consider the existence problem for `Steiner networks' (trivalent graphs with 120 degree angles at each junction) in strictly convex domains, with `Neumann' boundary conditions (orthogonal intersection with the domain boundary.) For each of the three ... More
Flows on solenoids are generically not almost periodicJun 22 1999The space of non-singular flows on any given solenoid is shown to contain a generic subset consisting of flows that are not almost periodic. Whether this result carries over to Hamiltonian flows remains an open question.
Limits of conformal images and conformal images of limits for planar random curvesOct 12 2018Consider a chordal random curve model on a planar graph, in the scaling limit when a fine-mesh graph approximates a simply-connected planar domain. The well-known precompactness conditions of Kemppainen and Smirnov show that certain "crossing estimates" ... More
Phase space formalism for quantum estimation of Gaussian statesMar 15 2013We formulate, with full generality, the asymptotic estimation theory for Gaussian states in terms of their first and second moments. By expressing the quantum Fisher information (QFI) and the elusive symmetric logarithmic derivative (SLD) in terms of ... More
Multiple Conclusion Rules in Logics with the Disjunction PropertySep 02 2015We prove that for the intermediate logics with the disjunction property any basis of admissible rules can be reduced to a basis of admissible m-rules (multiple-conclusion rules), and every basis of admissible m-rules can be reduced to a basis of admissible ... More
An asymptotic result concerning a question of WilfNov 11 2011Let $\Lambda$ be a numerical semigroup with embedding dimension $e(\Lambda)$. Define $c(\Lambda)$ to be one plus the largest integer not in $\Lambda$, and define $c'(\Lambda)$ to be the number of elements in $\Lambda$ less than $c(\Lambda)$. It was asked ... More
Non-conformal holographic Gauss-Bonnet hydrodynamicsJan 18 2018Jan 26 2018We study hydrodynamics of four-dimensional non-conformal holographic plasma with non-equal central charges $c\ne a$ at the ultraviolet fixed point. We compute equation of state, the speed of sound waves, transport coefficients (shear and bulk viscosities), ... More
Sarkozy's Theorem for P-Intersective PolynomialsNov 28 2011Feb 01 2015We define a necessary and sufficient condition on a polynomial $h\in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ to guarantee that every set of natural numbers of positive upper density contains a nonzero difference of the form $h(p)$ for some prime $p$. Moreover, we establish a ... More
A Maximal Extension of the Best-Known Bounds for the Furstenberg-Sárközy TheoremDec 06 2016Nov 14 2018We show that if $h\in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ is a polynomial of degree $k \geq 2$ such that $h(\mathbb{N})$ contains a multiple of $q$ for every $q\in \mathbb{N}$, known as an $\textit{intersective polynomial}$, then any subset of $\{1,2,\dots,N\}$ with no nonzero ... More
The Rotation Class of a FlowOct 31 2000Generalizing a construction of A. Weil, we introduce a topological invariant for flows on compact, connected, finite dimensional, abelian, topological groups. We calculate this invariant for some examples and compare the invariant with other flow invariants. ... More
An extension theory for partial groups and localitiesJul 15 2015Sep 02 2015A partial group is a generalization of the concept of group recently introduced by A. Chermak. By considering partial groups as simplicial sets, we propose an extension theory for partial groups using the concept of (simplicial) fibre bundle. This way, ... More
On the Center Problem for Ordinary Differential EquationsJan 28 2003Nov 17 2003The classical Center-Focus problem posed by H. Poincare in 1880's asks about the classification of planar polynomial vector fields such that all their integral trajectories are closed curves whose interiors contain a fixed point (which is called a center). ... More
A survey of Measured Group TheoryJan 06 2009Aug 08 2010The title refers to the area of research which studies infinite groups using measure-theoretic tools, and studies the restrictions that group structure imposes on ergodic theory of their actions. The paper is a survey of recent developments focused on ... More
Towards the generalized Shapiro and Shapiro conjectureJul 13 2008We find a new, asymptotically better, bound $g\le\frac14d^2+O(d)$ on the genus of a curve that may violate the generalized total reality conjecture. The bound covers all known cases except $g=0$ (the original conjecture).
Instantons and singularities in the Yang-Mills flowFeb 13 2014Oct 11 2016Several results on existence and convergence of the Yang-Mills flow in dimension four are given. We show that a singularity modeled on an instanton cannot form within finite time. Given low initial self-dual energy, we then study convergence of the flow ... More
On direct summands of homological functors on length categoriesMay 08 2013Dec 27 2014We show that direct summands of certain additive functors arising as bifunctors with a fixed argument in an abelian category are again of that form whenever the fixed argument has finite length or, more generally, satisfies the descending chain condition ... More
Smooth models of singular $K3$-surfacesAug 24 2016Jun 20 2017We show that the classical Fermat quartic has exactly three smooth spatial models. As a generalization, we give a classification of smooth spatial (as well as some other) models of singular $K3$-surfaces of small discriminant. As a by-product, we observe ... More
An explicit edge-coloring of K_n with six colors on every K_5Apr 04 2017Apr 06 2017For fixed integers p and q, let f(n,p,q) denote the minimum number of colors needed to color all of the edges of the complete graph K_n such that no clique of p vertices spans fewer than q distinct colors. A construction is given which shows that f(n,5,6) ... More
Interpolation and embeddings of weighted tent spacesSep 18 2015Dec 20 2016Given a metric measure space $X$, we consider a scale of function spaces $T^{p,q}_s(X)$, called the weighted tent space scale. This is an extension of the tent space scale of Coifman, Meyer, and Stein. Under various geometric assumptions on $X$ we identify ... More
Limits of conformal images and conformal images of limits for planar random curvesOct 12 2018Mar 25 2019Consider a chordal random curve model on a planar graph, in the scaling limit when a fine-mesh graph approximates a simply-connected planar domain. The well-known precompactness conditions of Kemppainen and Smirnov show that certain "crossing estimates" ... More
The fundamental group of a generalized trigonal curveOct 01 2009We develop a modification of the Zariski--van Kampen approach for the computation of the fundamental group of a trigonal curve with improper fibers. As an application, we list the deformation families and compute the fundamental groups of all irreducible ... More
On irreducible sextics with non-abelian fundamental groupNov 20 2007We calculate the fundamental groups $\pi=\pi_1(P^2\setminus B)$ for all irreducible plane sextics $B\subset\P^2$ with simple singularities for which $\pi$ is known to admit a dihedral quotient $D_{10}$. All groups found are shown to be finite, two of ... More
A simplicial groupoid for plethysmApr 25 2018Jun 08 2018We give a simple combinatorial model for plethysm. Precisely, the bialgebra dual to plethystic substitution is realised as the homotopy cardinality of the incidence bialgebra of an explicit simplicial groupoid, obtained from surjections by a construction ... More
Statistical properties for compositions of standard maps with increasing coefficentOct 25 2017The Chirikov standard map family is a one-parameter family of volume-preserving maps exhibiting hyperbolicity on a `large' but noninvariant subset of phase space. Based on this predominant hyperbolicity and numerical experiments, it is anticipated that ... More
Cone topologies of paratopological groupsJun 11 2014Jul 23 2014We introduce so-called cone topologies of paratopological groups, which are a wide way to construct counterexamples, especially of examples of compact-like paratopological groups with discontinuous inversion. We found a simple interplay between the algebraic ... More
Measurable Rigidity of actions on infinite measure homogeneous spaces, IIMay 10 2006We consider the problems of measurable isomorphisms and joinings, measurable centralizers and quotients for certain classes of ergodic group actions on infinite measure spaces. Our main focus is on systems of algebraic origin: actions of lattices and ... More
An upper bound on $\ell_q$ norms of noisy functionsSep 25 2018Let $T_{\epsilon}$ be the noise operator acting on functions on the boolean cube $\{0,1\}^n$. Let $f$ be a nonnegative function on $\{0,1\}^n$ and let $q \ge 1$. We upper bound the $\ell_q$ norm of $T_{\epsilon} f$ by the average $\ell_q$ norm of conditional ... More
Reflection identities of harmonic sums up to weight threeAug 28 2018We discuss reflections identities of harmonic sums up to weight three. The need for this kind of identities emerges in analysis of the general structure of eigenvalue of the BFKL equation. The reflection identities decompose a product of two harmonic ... More
Fundamentals of Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) and Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) NetworkAug 09 2018Nov 04 2018Because of their effectiveness in broad practical applications, LSTM networks have received a wealth of coverage in scientific journals, technical blogs, and implementation guides. However, in most articles, the inference formulas for the LSTM network ... More
Nash Bargaining Over Margin Loans to Kelly GamblersApr 14 2019I derive practical formulas for optimal arrangements between sophisticated stock market investors (namely, continuous-time Kelly gamblers) and the brokers who lend them cash for leveraged bets on a high Sharpe asset (i.e. the market portfolio). Rather ... More
Cover's Rebalancing Option With Discrete Hindsight OptimizationMar 03 2019We study T. Cover's rebalancing option (Ordentlich and Cover 1998) under discrete hindsight optimization in continuous time. The payoff in question is equal to the final wealth that would have accrued to a $\$1$ deposit into the best of some finite set ... More
Diagrammatic State Sums for 2D Pin-Minus TQFTsNov 30 2018The two dimensional state sum models of Barrett and Tavares are extended to unoriented spacetimes. The input to the construction is an algebraic structure dubbed half twist algebras, a class of examples of which is real separable superalgebras with a ... More
Cosmology with extragalactic proper motions: harmonic formalism, estimators, and forecastsNov 13 2018Apr 19 2019We conduct a thorough study into the feasibility of measuring large-scale correlated proper motions of galaxies with astrometric surveys. We introduce a harmonic formalism for analysing proper motions and their correlation functions on the sphere based ... More
On the birational geometry of spaces of complete forms II: skew-formsMar 23 2018Jun 10 2018Moduli spaces of complete skew-forms are compactifications of spaces of skew-symmetric linear maps of maximal rank on a fixed vector space, where the added boundary divisor is simple normal crossing. In this paper we compute their effective, nef and movable ... More
Functoriality of motivic lifts of the canonical constructionDec 20 2018Let (G,X) be a Shimura datum and K a neat open compact subgroup of $G(\mathbb{A}_f)$. Under mild hypothesis on (G,X), the canonical construction associates a variation of Hodge structure on $\textrm{Sh}_K(G,X)(\mathbb{C})$ to a representation of G. It ... More
The Local-Global Principle for Integral Soddy Sphere PackingsAug 27 2012Jun 15 2017Fix an integral Soddy sphere packing P. Let K be the set of all curvatures in P. A number n is called represented if n is in K, that is, if there is a sphere in P with curvature equal to n. A number n is called admissible if it is everywhere locally represented, ... More
Mixing in 3-D Cavity by Moving Cavity WallsJul 13 2018The mixing in this enclosure is investigated numerically using 3-D flow in cubical cavity as a geometrically simple model of various natural and engineering flows. The mixing rate is evaluated for several representative scenarios of moving cavity walls: ... More
On the birational geometry of spaces of complete forms I: collineations and quadricsMar 24 2018Mar 31 2018Moduli spaces of complete collineations are wonderful compactifications of spaces of linear maps of maximal rank between two fixed vector spaces. We investigate the birational geometry of moduli spaces of complete collineations and quadrics from the point ... More
Regular Orbital Measures on Lie AlgebrasFeb 11 2009Let H be a regular element of an irreducible Lie Algebra g, and let mu be the orbital measure supported on the Adjoint orbit of H. We show that the k-th power of the Fourier transform of mu is in L^2(g) if and only if k > dim g/(dim g-rank g).
Projective spaces in Fermat varietiesDec 19 2015We give a brief systematic overview of a few results concerning the N\'eron--Severi lattices of Fermat varieties and Delsarte surfaces.
Complex interpolation of $Z$-spacesOct 25 2016Apr 09 2017We prove that the $Z$-spaces $Z^{p,q}_s$ form a complex interpolation scale for all $0 < p,q \leq \infty$ and $s \in \mathbb{R}$, filling a gap in recent work with Pascal Auscher.
Simplicity of twists of abelian varietiesDec 11 2013We give some easy necessary and sufficient criteria for twists of abelian varieties by Artin representations to be simple.
Multiple SLE type scaling limits: from local to globalMar 25 2019We consider collections of $N$ chordal random curves obtained from a critical lattice model on a planar graph, in the limit when a fine-mesh graph approximates a simply-connected domain. We define and study candidates for such limits in terms of conformally ... More
Long-time existence for Yang-Mills flowOct 11 2016We establish that finite-time singularities do not occur in four-dimensional Yang-Mills flow, confirming the conjecture of Schlatter, Struwe, and Tahvildar-Zadeh. The proof relies on a weighted energy identity and sharp decay estimates in the neck region. ... More
Generating Sequences With Recurrent Neural NetworksAug 04 2013Jun 05 2014This paper shows how Long Short-term Memory recurrent neural networks can be used to generate complex sequences with long-range structure, simply by predicting one data point at a time. The approach is demonstrated for text (where the data are discrete) ... More
Characteristic Formulas 50 Years Later (An Algebraic Account)Jul 22 2014The Jankov (characteristic) formulas were introduced by V.Jankov fifty tears ago in 1963. Nowadays the Jankov (or frame) formulas are used in virtually every branch of propositional logic: intermediate, modal, fuzzy, relevant, many-valued, etc. All these ... More
New Algorithms for Solving Tropical Linear SystemsSep 20 2013The problem of solving tropical linear systems, a natural problem of tropical mathematics, has already proven to be very interesting from the algorithmic point of view: it is known to be in $NP\cap coNP$ but no polynomial time algorithm is known, although ... More
Shear viscosity of CFT plasma at finite couplingApr 19 2008May 29 2008We present evidence for the universality of the shear viscosity of conformal gauge theory plasmas beyond infinite coupling. We comment of subtleties of computing the shear viscosity in effective models of gauge/gravity correspondence rather than in string ... More
The Dirichlet Series for the Exterior Square $L$-function on GL(n)Sep 26 2009We present an elementary derivation of the Jacquet-Shalika construction for the exterior square L-function on GL(n), as a classical Dirichlet series in the Fourier coefficients $A(m_1,...,m_{n-1})$.
The X-ray Power Spectral Density Function of the Seyfert Active Galactic Nucleus NGC 7469Oct 15 2010We present the broadband X-ray power spectral density function (PSD) of the X-ray-luminous Seyfert 1.2 NGC 7469, measured from Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer monitoring data and two XMM-Newton observations. We find significant evidence for a turnover in ... More
Black hole spectra in holography: consequences for equilibration of dual gauge theoriesJan 19 2015May 07 2015For a closed system to equilibrate from a given initial condition there must exist an equilibrium state with the energy equal to the initial one. Equilibrium states of a strongly coupled gauge theory with a gravitational holographic dual are represented ... More
Higgs PhysicsDec 14 2014With the discovery of the Higgs, we have access to a plethora of new physical processes that allow us to further test the SM and beyond. We show a convenient way to parametrize these physics using an effective theory for Higgs couplings, discussing the ... More
Boson Sampling is Robust to Small Errors in the Network MatrixDec 08 2014We demonstrate the robustness of BosonSampling to imperfections in the linear optical network that cause a small deviation in the matrix it implements. We show that applying a noisy matrix $\tilde{U}$ that is within $\epsilon$ of the desired matrix $U$ ... More
1D accretion discs around eccentric planets: observable near-infrared variabilityNov 04 2014Dec 29 2014I present the results of 1D models of circumplanetary discs around planets on eccentric orbits. I use a classical viscous heating model to calculate emission fluxes at the wavelengths targeted by the NIRCam instrument on JWST, and compare the variability ... More
AdS boson stars in string theoryOct 28 2015Boson stars are stationary soliton-like gravitational configurations supported by a complex scalar field charged under the global $U(1)$ symmetry. We discuss properties of boson stars in type IIB supergravity approximation to string theory. A notable ... More
Classical Liouville Theory and the Microscopic Interpretation of Black Hole EntropyMar 18 2004In this paper we will give a general introduction to the role of conformal symmetry in the microscopic interpretation of black hole entropy and then compute the entropy of a Schwarzschild black hole by finding a classical central charge of the Virasoro ... More
The Quantum Hall effect, Skyrmions and AnomaliesAug 19 1998We discuss the properties of Skyrmions in the Fractional Quantum Hall effect (FQHE). We begin with a brief description of the Chern-Simons-Landau-Ginzburg description of the FQHE, which provides the framework in which to understand a new derivation of ... More
Effect of dipolar moments in domain sizes of lipid bilayers and monolayersNov 18 2006Dec 14 2006Lipid domains are found in systems such as multi-component bilayer membranes and single component monolayers at the air-water interface. It was shown by Andelman et al. (Comptes Rendus 301, 675 (1985)) and McConnell et al. (Phys. Chem. {\bf 91}, 6417 ... More
On Factoring an Operator Using Elements of its KernelNov 25 2015A well-known theorem factors a scalar coefficient differential operator given a linearly independent set of functions in its kernel. The goal of this paper is to generalize this useful result to other types of operators. In place of the derivation $\partial$ ... More
From rational billiards to dynamics on moduli spacesApr 30 2015Jul 26 2015This short expository note gives an elementary introduction to the study of dynamics on certain moduli spaces, and in particular the recent breakthrough result of Eskin, Mirzakhani, and Mohammadi. We also discuss the context and applications of this result, ... More
Schwarz triangle mappings and Teichmüller curves: the Veech-Ward-Bouw-Möller curvesMar 13 2012Jan 24 2013We study a family of Teichm\"uller curves T(n,m) constructed by Bouw and M\"oller, and previously by Veech and Ward in the cases n=2,3. We simplify the proof that T(n,m) is a Teichm\"uller curve, avoiding the use M\"oller's characterization of Teichm\"uller ... More
Gromov's measure equivalence and rigidity of higher rank latticesNov 01 1999In this paper the notion of Measure Equivalence (ME) of countable groups is studied. ME was introduced by Gromov as a measure-theoretic analog of quasi-isometries. All lattices in the same locally compact group are Measure Equivalent; this is one of the ... More
Plasmon decay and thermal transport from spin-charge coupling in generic Luttinger liquidsDec 20 2014We discuss the violation of spin-charge separation in generic nonlinear Luttinger liquids and investigate its effect on the relaxation and thermal transport of genuine spin-1/2 electron liquids in ballistic quantum wires. We identify basic scattering ... More
Transport theory of superconductors with singular interaction correctionsMay 01 2010We study effects of strong fluctuations on the transport properties of superconductors near the classical critical point. In this regime conductivity is set by the delicate interplay of two competing effects. The first is that strong electron-electron ... More
Interaction corrections to tunneling conductance in ballistic superconductorsApr 19 2009Feb 08 2010It is known that in the two-dimensional disordered superconductors electron-electron interactions in the Cooper channel lead to the negative logarithmic in temperature correction to the tunneling conductance above the critical temperature. Physically ... More
On (Non)Supermodularity of Average Control EnergySep 27 2016Oct 05 2016Given a linear system, we consider the expected energy to move from the origin to a uniformly random point on the unit sphere as a function of the set of actuated variables. We show this function is not necessarily supermodular, correcting some claims ... More
Stochastic selection processesNov 17 2015We propose a mathematical framework for natural selection in finite populations. Traditionally, many of the selection-based processes used to describe cultural and genetic evolution (such as imitation and birth-death models) have been studied on a case-by-case ... More