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Cognitive Business Process Management for Adaptive Cyber-Physical ProcessesFeb 08 2018In the era of Big Data and Internet-of-Things (IoT), all real-world environments are gradually becoming cyber-physical (e.g., emergency management, healthcare, smart manufacturing, etc.), with the presence of connected devices and embedded ICT systems ... More

Gauge-invariant Green's functions for the bosonic sector of the standard modelDec 18 1998Jun 21 2000There are many applications in gauge theories where the usually employed framework involving gauge-dependent Green's functions leads to considerable problems. In order to overcome the difficulties invariably tied to gauge dependence, we present a manifestly ... More

Equivariant Differential CohomologyOct 21 2015Nov 10 2015The construction of characteristic classes via the curvature form of a connection is one motivation for the refinement of integral cohomology by de Rham cocycles -- known as differential cohomology. We will discuss the analog in the case of a group action ... More

Band-edge BCS-BEC crossover in a two-band superconductor: physical properties and detection parametersJul 11 2014Superconductivity in iron-based, magnesium diborides, and other novel superconducting materials has a strong multi-band and multi-gap character. Recent experiments support the possibillity for a BCS-BEC crossover induced by strong-coupling and proximity ... More

Ethemba Trusted Host EnvironmentMainly Based on AttestationJan 28 2009Ethemba provides a framework and demonstrator for TPM applications.

Thermodynamic properties and thermal correlation lengths of a Hubbard model with bond-charge interactionFeb 27 2004We investigate the thermodynamics of a one-dimensional Hubbard model with bond-charge interaction X using the transfer matrix renormalization group method (TMRG). Numerical results for various quantities like spin and charge susceptibilities, particle ... More

Imbalanced thee-component Fermi gas with attractive interactions: Multiple FFLO-pairing, Bose-Fermi and Fermi-Fermi mixtures versus collapse and phase separationJun 04 2009We present a detailed study of the population imbalanced three-component Hubbard chain with attractive interactions. Such a system can be realized experimentally with three different hyperfine states of ultra cold $^6$Li atoms in an optical lattice. We ... More

Classification of maximal transitive prolongations of super-Poincaré algebrasDec 08 2012Jul 22 2014Let $V$ be a complex vector space with a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form and $\mathbb S$ an irreducible module over the Clifford algebra $Cl(V)$ determined by this form. A supertranslation algebra is a $\mathbb Z$-graded Lie superalgebra $\mathfrak ... More

Super-Poincare' algebras, space-times and supergravities (II)Aug 31 2011The presentation of supergravity theories of our previous paper "Super-Poincare' algebras, space-times and supergravities (I)" is re-formulated in the language of Berezin-Leites-Kostant theory of supermanifolds. It is also shown that the equations of ... More

Equivariant characteristic forms in the Cartan model and Borel equivariant cohomologyAug 31 2015Nov 10 2015We show the compatibility of the differential geometric and the topological construction of equivariant characteristic classes for compact Lie groups. Our analysis motivates a differential geometric construction for equivariant characteristic classes ... More

Status of sub-GeV Hidden Particle SearchesAug 26 2010Hidden sector particles with sub-GeV masses like hidden U(1) gauge bosons, the NMSSM CP-odd Higgs, and other axion-like particles are experimentally little constrained as they interact only very weakly with the visible sector. For masses below the muon ... More

The electroweak chiral Lagrangian reanalyzedJul 09 1999Oct 26 2000In this paper we reanalyze the electroweak chiral Lagrangian with particular focus on two issues related to gauge invariance. Our analysis is based on a manifestly gauge-invariant approach that we introduced recently. It deals with gauge-invariant Green's ... More

Tanaka structures modeled on extended Poincaré algebrasJan 03 2012Oct 04 2012Let (V,(.,.)) be a pseudo-Euclidean vector space and S an irreducible Cl(V)-module. An extended translation algebra is a graded Lie algebra m = m_{-2}+m_{-1} = V+S with bracket given by ([s,t],v) = b(v.s,t) for some nondegenerate so(V)-invariant reflexive ... More

A universal ionization threshold for strongly driven Rydberg statesApr 21 2004We observe a universal ionization threshold for microwave driven one-electron Rydberg states of H, Li, Na, and Rb, in an {\em ab initio} numerical treatment without adjustable parameters. This sheds new light on old experimental data, and widens the scene ... More

Residual Symmetries in the Spectrum of Periodically Driven Alkali Rydberg StatesNov 25 1999We identify a fundamental structure in the spectrum of microwave driven alkali Rydberg states, which highlights the remnants of the Coulomb symmetry in the presence of a non-hydrogenic core. Core-induced corrections with respect to the hydrogen spectrum ... More

The antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the square lattice in a magnetic fieldDec 17 2008Mar 16 2009We study the field dependence of the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the square lattice by means of exact diagonalizations. In a first part, we calculate the spin-wave velocity, the spin-stiffness, and the magnetic susceptibility and thus ... More

Solving DC programs with polyhedral component utilizing a multiple objective linear programming solverOct 18 2016A class of non-convex optimization problems with DC objective function and linear constraints is studied, where DC stands for being representable as the difference $f=g-h$ of two convex functions $g$ and $h$. In particular, we deal with the special case ... More

(a,b)-Koszul algebrasJul 20 2010Let $a$ and $b$ be two integers such that $2\le a<b$. In this article we define the notion of $(a,b)$-Koszul algebra as a generalization of $N$-Koszul algebras. We also exhibit examples and we provide a minimal graded projective resolution of the algebra ... More

PT-symmetrically deformed shock wavesJan 27 2012We investigate for a large class of nonlinear wave equations, which allow for shock wave formations, how these solutions behave when they are PT-symmetrically deformed. For real solutions we find that they are transformed into peaked solutions with a ... More

Numerical analysis of detection-mechanism models of SNSPDAug 27 2013Nov 12 2013The microscopic mechanism of photon detection in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors is still under debate. We present a simple, but powerful theoretical model that allows us to identify essential differences between competing detection mechanisms. ... More

Quasi One-Dimensional Charge-Density-Waves at Low TemperaturesFeb 06 2003Dynamic and static properties of the classical Fukuyama-Lee-Rice model and the renormalization and phase diagrams of a related quantum model with phase-slips are studied. In the first part, the phase correlation function is calculated in the weak pinning ... More

Density theorems for rational numbersDec 17 2012Introducing the notion of a rational system of measure preserving transformations and proving a recurrence result for such systems, we give sufficient conditions in order a subset of rational numbers to contain arbitrary long arithmetic progressions.

Defacing the map: Cartographic vandalism in the digital commonsApr 13 2014This article addresses the emergent phenomenon of carto-vandalism, the intentional defacement of collaborative cartographic digital artefacts in the context of volunteered geographic information. Through a qualitative analysis of reported incidents in ... More

Weighted Efficient Domination for $P_5$-Free Graphs in Linear TimeJul 24 2015In a finite undirected graph $G=(V,E)$, a vertex $v \in V$ {\em dominates} itself and its neighbors. A vertex set $D \subseteq V$ in $G$ is an {\em efficient dominating set} ({\em e.d.} for short) of $G$ if every vertex of $G$ is dominated by exactly ... More

An Efficient Probabilistic Context-Free Parsing Algorithm that Computes Prefix ProbabilitiesNov 28 1994We describe an extension of Earley's parser for stochastic context-free grammars that computes the following quantities given a stochastic context-free grammar and an input string: a) probabilities of successive prefixes being generated by the grammar; ... More

Loo.py: From Fortran to performance via transformation and substitution rulesMar 26 2015May 16 2015A large amount of numerically-oriented code is written and is being written in legacy languages. Much of this code could, in principle, make good use of data-parallel throughput-oriented computer architectures. Loo.py, a transformation-based programming ... More

Loo.py: transformation-based code generation for GPUs and CPUsMay 29 2014Today's highly heterogeneous computing landscape places a burden on programmers wanting to achieve high performance on a reasonably broad cross-section of machines. To do so, computations need to be expressed in many different but mathematically equivalent ... More

CKM Elements from Squark Gluino LoopsMay 19 2009I present results for the finite renormalization of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix induced by gluino--squark diagrams in the MSSM with non-minimal sources of flavour violation. Subsequently I derive bounds on the flavour--off--diagonal elements ... More

PLG2: Multiperspective Processes Randomization and Simulation for Online and Offline SettingsJun 28 2015Jul 28 2016Process mining represents an important field in BPM and data mining research. Recently, it has gained importance also for practitioners: more and more companies are creating business process intelligence solutions. The evaluation of process mining algorithms ... More

Evaluating the performance of adapting trading strategies with different memory lengthsJan 05 2009We propose a prediction model based on the minority game in which traders continuously evaluate a complete set of trading strategies with different memory lengths using the strategies' past performance. Based on the chosen trading strategy they determine ... More

Thorotrast and in vivo thorium dioxide: numerical simulation of 30 years of alpha radiation absorption by the tissues near a large compact sourceMar 21 2014Background: The epidemiology of the slightly radioactive contrast agent named Thorotrast presents a very long latency period between the injection and the development of the related pathologies. It is an example of the more general problem posed by a ... More

Optomechanical devices, entanglement and teleportationJan 12 2009In this thesis we study continuous variable systems, focusing on optomechanical devices where a laser field interacts with a macroscopic mechanical oscillator through radiation pressure. We consider the optimization problem of quantum teleportation by ... More

Anomalous U(1) and AsymmetryOct 09 2012In the past years many possible extensions of the Standard Model (SM) have been investigated. If one of this model is revealed at the LHC, we will need tools to distinguish it among the many others studied. One possibility to achieve this goal is to utilize ... More

A note one Sobolev type inequalities with p<1 and modified normSep 22 2004A note that points out the possibility to have p<1 in Sobolev type of inequalities by a use of the momomial structure of polynomials or power series. The proof is simple: Triangle angle inequality p*>1, monomial estimate from p* to exponent p<1, then ... More

Nonlinear time-dependent one-dimensional Schroedinger equation with double well potentialDec 05 2002We consider time-dependent Schroedinger equations in one dimension with double well potential and an external nonlinear perturbation. If the initial state belongs to the eigenspace spanned by the eigenvectors associated to the two lowest eigenvalues then, ... More

Heat Kernel Framework for Asset Pricing in Finite TimeNov 05 2012Sep 26 2013A heat kernel approach is proposed for the development of a general, flexible, and mathematically tractable asset pricing framework in finite time. The pricing kernel, giving rise to the price system in an incomplete market, is modelled by weighted heat ... More

Towards a Gauge Invariant Scattering Theory of Cylindrical Gravitational WavesApr 13 2007In this account we investigate an asymptotically flat space-time geometry. In particular, we focus on a pure gravity model with cylindrical symmetry where no matter fields are included. The Einstein-Rosen metric is introduced and the corresponding Einstein ... More

Topics in Open Topological StringsOct 16 2010This thesis is based on some selected topics in open topological string theory which I have worked on during my Ph.D. It comprises an introductory part where I have focused on the points most needed for the later chapters, trading completeness for conciseness ... More

On Uncertainty Quantification in Particle Accelerators ModellingSep 27 2015Feb 17 2016Using a cyclotron based model problem, we demonstrate for the first time the applicability and usefulness of a uncertainty quantification (UQ) approach in order to construct surrogate models for quantities such as emittance, energy spread but also the ... More

Entire functions sharing simple $a$-points with their first derivativeApr 13 2011Nov 21 2013We show that if a complex entire function $f$ and its derivative $f'$ share their simple zeroes and their simple $a$-points for some nonzero constant $a$, then $f\equiv f'$. We also discuss how far these conditions can be relaxed or generalized. Finally, ... More

Connecting amplitudes in different gauges beyond perturbation theory: a canonical flow approachSep 13 2015Physical quantities in gauge theories have to be gauge-independent. However their evaluation can be greatly simplified by working in particular gauges. Since physical quantities have to be gauge invariant, it is important to establish an approach allowing ... More

Quantum Local Symmetry of the D-Dimensional Non-Linear Sigma Model: A Functional ApproachApr 17 2014We summarize recent progress on the symmetric subtraction of the Non-Linear Sigma Model in $D$ dimensions, based on the validity of a certain Local Functional Equation (LFE) encoding the invariance of the SU(2) Haar measure under local left transformations. ... More

Comments on the Equivalence between Chern-Simons Theory and Topological Massive Yang-Mills Theory in 3DNov 18 2002The classical formal equivalence upon a redefinition of the gauge connection between Chern-Simons theory and topological massive Yang-Mills theory in three-dimensional Euclidean space-time is analyzed at the quantum level within the BRST formulation of ... More

PT-symmetric Deformations of the Korteweg-de Vries EquationJan 11 2007We propose a new family of complex PT-symmetric extensions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation. The deformed equations can be associated to a sequence of non-Hermitian Hamiltonians. The first charges related to the conservation of mass, momentum and energy ... More

A note on the integrability of non-Hermitian extensions of Calogero-Moser-Sutherland modelsNov 08 2005We consider non-Hermitian but PT-symmetric extensions of Calogero models, which have been proposed by Basu-Mallick and Kundu for two types of Lie algebras. We address the question of whether these extensions are meaningful for all remaining Lie algebras ... More

Anti-Hierarchical Growth of Supermassive Black Holes and QSO lifetimesSep 02 2004I present a new method to unveil the history of cosmic accretion and the build-up of Supermassive Black Holes (SMBH) in the nuclei of galaxies, based on observations of the evolving radio and (hard) X-ray luminosity functions of AGN. The fundamental plane ... More

Cosmological evolution of supermassive black holes and AGN: a synthesis model for accretion and feedbackAug 01 2008The growth of supermassive black holes (SMBH) through accretion is accompanied by the release of enormous amounts of energy which can either be radiated away, as happens in quasars, advected into the black hole, or disposed of in kinetic form through ... More

The first measurement of the deflection of the vertical in longitude -- The figure of the earth in the early 19th centuryMar 26 2014During the summer of 1837 Christian Ludwig Gerling, a former student of Carl Friedrich Gau{\ss}'s, organized the world wide first determination of the deflection of the vertical in longitude. From a mobile observatory at the Frauenberg near Marburg (Hesse) ... More

Two New Complete Invariants of von Neumann AlgebrasNov 20 2014We show that the oriented context category and the oriented spectral presheaf are complete invariants of a von Neumann algebra not isomorphic to $\mathbb{C}\oplus\mathbb{C}$ and with no direct summand of type $I_2$.

Geometric remarks on Kalman filtering with intermittent observationsJun 09 2009Sinopoli et al. (TAC, 2004) considered the problem of optimal estimation for linear systems with Gaussian noise and intermittent observations, available according to a Bernoulli arrival process. They showed that there is a "critical" arrival probability ... More

Heavy-flavor transportSep 15 2015Oct 29 2015The formation of a hot deconfined medium (Quark-Gluon Plasma) in high-energy nuclear collisions affects heavy-flavor observables. In the low/moderate-pT range transport calculations allow one to simulate the propagation of heavy quarks in the plasma and ... More

Seven Trees in OneMay 20 1994Following a remark of Lawvere, we explicitly exhibit a particularly elementary bijection between the set T of finite binary trees and the set T^7 of seven-tuples of such trees. "Particularly elementary" means that the application of the bijection to a ... More

Cardinal Characteristics and the Product of Countably Many Infinite Cyclic GroupsSep 08 1992Let P be the direct product of countably many copies of the additive group Z of integers. We study, from a set-theoretic point of view, those subgroups of P for which all homomorphisms to Z annihilate all but finitely many of the standard unit vectors. ... More

Solvability of rank one $p$-adic differential and $q$-difference equations over the Amice ringMay 05 2015We provide a necessary and sufficient condition for the solvability of a rank one differential (resp. $q$-difference) equation over the Amice's ring. We also extend to that ring a Birkoff decomposition result, originally due to Motzkin.

Rank One Solvable p-adic Differential Equation and Finite Abelian Characters via Lubin-Tate groupsDec 27 2006Dec 28 2006We introduce a new class of exponentials of Artin-Hasse type, called $\boldsymbol{\pi}$-exponentials. These exponentials depends on the choice of a generator $\boldsymbol{\pi}$ of the Tate module of a Lubin-Tate group $\mathfrak{G}$ over $\mathbb{Z}_p$. ... More

Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Photon Regeneration ExperimentsMar 11 2010Photon regeneration experiments searching for signatures of oscillations of photons into hypothetical very weakly interacting ultra-light particles, such as axions, axion-like and hidden-sector particles, have improved their sensitivity considerably in ... More

Prospects for the direct detection of the cosmic neutrino backgroundJan 12 2009The existence of a cosmic neutrino background -- the analogue of the cosmic microwave background -- is a fundamental prediction of standard big bang cosmology. Up to now, the observational evidence for its existence is rather indirect and rests entirely ... More

Supercooled Liquids for PedestriansMar 25 2009When we lower the temperature of a liquid, at some point we meet a first order phase transition to the crystal. Yet, under certain conditions it is possible to keep the system in its metastable phase and to avoid crystallization. In this way the liquid ... More

From Axions to Other WISPsOct 17 2008We illustrate, taking a top-down point of view, how axions and other very weakly interacting sub-eV particles (WISPs) arise in the course of compactification of the extra spatial dimensions in string/M-theory.

Quasars and galaxy formationJul 23 1999Quasars are widely believed to be powered by accretion onto supermassive black holes and there is now considerable evidence for a link between mergers, quasars and the formation of spheroids. Cattaneo, Haehnelt & Rees (1999) have demonstrated that a very ... More

Detailed balance as a quantum-group symmetry of Kraus operatorsJun 01 2015Jul 20 2015A unital completely positive map governing the time evolution of a quantum system is usually called a quantum channel, and it can be represented by a tuple of operators which are then referred to as the Kraus operators of the channel. We look at states ... More

The Structure and Dark Halo Core Properties of Dwarf Spheroidal GalaxiesJan 26 2015Jun 22 2015The structure and dark matter halo core properties of dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) are investigated. A double-isothermal model of an isothermal stellar system, embedded in an isothermal dark halo core provides an excellent fit to the various observed ... More

The Turbulent Interstellar MediumMay 03 2006An overview is presented of the main properties of the interstellar medium. Evidence is summarized that the interstellar medium is highly turbulent, driven on different length scales by various energetic processes. Large-scale turbulence determines the ... More

Complexity in small-scale dwarf spheroidal galaxiesMay 05 2009Our knowledge about the dynamics, the chemical abundances and the evolutionary histories of the more luminous dwarf spheroidal (dSph) galaxies is constantly growing. However, very little is known about the enrichment of the ultra-faint systems recently ... More

Polygons with prescribed Gauss map in Hadamard spaces and Euclidean buildingsDec 02 2004We show that given a stable weighted configuration on the asymptotic boundary of a locally compact Hadamard space, there is a polygon with Gauss map prescribed by the given weighted configuration if the configuration is stable. Moreover, the same result ... More

Field theory of monochromatic optical beams. II Classical and quantum paraxial fieldsDec 07 2014This work is the second part of an investigation aiming at the study of optical wave equations from a field-theoretic point of view. Here, we study classical and quantum aspects of scalar fields satisfying the paraxial wave equation. First, we determine ... More

Compton Thick AGN: the dark side of the X-ray backgroundMar 30 2004The spectrum of the hard X-ray background records the history of accretion processes integrated over the cosmic time. Several pieces of observational and theoretical evidence indicate that a significant fraction of the energy density is obscured by large ... More

What's wrong with AGN models for the X-ray background ?Mar 29 2000The origin of the hard X-ray background (XRB) as a superposition of unabsorbed and absorbed Active Galactic Nuclei is now widely accepted as the standard model. The identification of faint X-ray sources in ROSAT, ASCA, and BeppoSAX medium-deep surveys ... More

Experimental Tests of the Holographic Entropy BoundNov 14 2003Nov 25 2003Kovtun, Son and Starinets proposed a bound on the viscosity of any fluid in terms of its entropy density. The bound is saturated by maximally supersymmetric theories at strong coupling, but can also easily be challenged experimentally to within a factor ... More

Semiconductor Superlattices: A model system for nonlinear transportJul 10 2001Electric transport in semiconductor superlattices is dominated by pronounced negative differential conductivity. In this report the standard transport theories for superlattices, i.e. miniband conduction, Wannier-Stark-hopping, and sequential tunneling, ... More

Transport in nanostructures: A comparison between nonequilibrium Green functions and density matricesMay 16 2001Stationary electric transport in semiconductor nanostructures is studied by the method of nonequilibrium Green functions. In the case of sequential tunneling the results are compared with density matrix theory, providing almost identical results. Nevertheless, ... More

A categorical approach to Picard-Vessiot theoryJul 15 2015Picard-Vessiot rings are present in many settings like differential Galois theory, difference Galois theory and Galois theory of Artinian simple module algebras. In this article we set up an abstract framework in which we can prove theorems on existence ... More

On the uniqueness of $(p,h)$-gonal automorphisms of Riemann surfacesMar 19 2012May 06 2012Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface of genus $g\geq 2$. A cyclic subgroup of prime order $p$ of $Aut(X)$ is called properly $(p,h)$-gonal if it has a fixed point and the quotient surface has genus $h$. We show that if $p>6h+6$, then a properly $(p,h)$-gonal ... More

Heat kernel expansions, ambient metrics and conformal invariantsNov 28 2014The conformal powers of the Laplacian of a Riemannian metric which are known as the GJMS-operators admit a combinatorial description in terms of the Taylor coefficients of a natural second-order one-parameter family $\H(r;g)$ of self-adjoint elliptic ... More

How to hedge extrapolated yield curvesJun 24 2014We present a framework on how to hedge the interest rate sensitivity of liabilities discounted by an extrapolated yield curve. The framework is based on functional analysis in that we consider the extrapolated yield curve as a functional of an observed ... More

An unbiased deep search for small-area molecular structuresFeb 09 2006Small-area molecular structures (SAMS) resembling those clumpuscules, proposed by Pfenniger and Combes (1994) as candidate for baryonic dark matter, have recently been detected (Heithausen 2002, 2004) in an area where the shielding is too low for them ... More

Small-area molecular clouds without shieldingAug 29 2002Using the IRAM 30m telescope two molecular structures have been detected which cover very small areas, FWHM<1'. The clouds have velocities of v_lsr~5kms and linewidth of dv~0.8km/s; thus they belong most likely to the Milky Way. Applying standard conversion ... More

Yoctosecond photon pulse generation in heavy ion collisionsFeb 02 2011Heavy ion collisions at RHIC and at the LHC can create the quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter at very high temperatures. Among a plethora of particles that are produced in these collisions, also light is emitted throughout the evolution of the plasma. ... More

Application of Quantum Stochastic Calculus to Feedback ControlAug 07 2013The basic aspects of the Hudson-Parthasarathy quantum stochastic calculus and of the Accardi-Fagnola-Quaegebeur representation free stochastic calculus are presented. The basic features of the stochastic calculus for the square of white noise recently ... More

The MRPC-based ALICE Time-Of-Flight detector: status and performanceMar 27 2012The large Time-Of-Flight (TOF) array is one of the main detectors devoted to charged hadron identification in the mid-rapidity region of the ALICE experiment at the LHC. It allows separation among pions, kaons and protons up to a few GeV/c, covering the ... More

Holographic entropy bound from gravitational Fock space truncationSep 03 2004Oct 20 2004A simplified derivation of Yurtsever's result, which states that the entropy of a truncated bosonic Fock space is given by a holographic bound when the energy of the Fock states is constrained gravitationally, is given for asymptotically flat spacetimes ... More

Results on Jet Spectra and Structure from ALICEOct 23 2012Full jet reconstruction in ALICE uses the combined information from charged and neutral particles. Essentially all jet constituents can be measured with large efficiency down to very low transverse momenta (pT > 150 MeV/c). This has the advantage to introduce ... More

The n-Centre Problem of Celestial Mechanics for Large EnergiesFeb 01 2007We consider the classical three-dimensional motion in a potential which is the sum of $n$ attracting or repelling Coulombic potentials. Assuming a non-collinear configuration of the $n$ centres, we find a universal behaviour for all energies $E$ above ... More

On the stability of the tangent bundle of Fano manifoldsJul 10 1994By using the classification of Fano 3-folds we prove: Let $X$ be Fano 3-fold. Assume that the tangent bundle $T_X$ of $X$ is not stable (i.e. semi-stable or unstable). Then $b_2\geq 2$ and a relative tangent sheaf $T_{X/Y}$ of a contraction $f:X\longrightarrow ... More

Deconvolving oscillatory transients with a Kalman filterSep 26 2008This paper describes a method to filter oscillatory transients from measurements of a time series which were at least an order of magnitude larger than the signal to be measured. Based on a Kalman filter, it has an optimality property and a natural scaling ... More

The onset of General Relativity: Gravitationally redshifted emission linesOct 26 2006We study and quantify gravitational redshift by means of relativistic ray tracing simulations of emission lines. The emitter model is based on thin, Keplerian rotating rings in the equatorial plane of a rotating black hole. Emission lines are characterised ... More

Causes and Effects in Computer ProgramsSep 24 2003Debugging is commonly understood as finding and fixing the cause of a problem. But what does ``cause'' mean? How can we find causes? How can we prove that a cause is a cause--or even ``the'' cause? This paper defines common terms in debugging, highlights ... More

On hyperbolicity of SU(2)-equivariant, punctured disc bundles over the complex affine quadricApr 15 2011Mar 07 2012Given a holomorphic line bundle over the complex affine quadric $Q^2$, we investigate its Stein, SU(2)-equivariant disc bundles. Up to equivariant biholomorphism, these are all contained in a maximal one, say $\Omega_{max}$. By removing the zero section ... More

Sur le nombre de points algebriques ou une fonction analytique transcendante prend des valeurs algebriquesFeb 19 2002We study the set of algebraic numbers of bounded height and bounded degree where an analytic transcendental function takes algebraic values.

Weak Gravity Conjecture as a Razor Criterium for Exotic D-brane instantonsJul 05 2016Jul 14 2016We discuss implications of Weak gravity conjecture (WGC) for exotic D-brane instantons. In particular, WGC leads to indirect stringent bounds on non-perturbative superpotentials generated by exotic instantons, with many implications for phenomenology: ... More

Spectral homogenization for a Robin-Neumann problemApr 23 2016We consider a Neumann-Robin spectral problem in a perforated domain $\Omeps$. By homogenization techniques we find the suitable homogenized problem and we discuss the asymptotics of eigenpairs, as the size of the perforation tends to zero. Our results ... More

Prescribing metrics on the boundary of AdS 3-manifoldsApr 18 2016Nov 09 2016We prove that given two metrics $g_{+}$ and $g_{-}$ with curvature $\kappa <-1$ on a closed, oriented surface $S$ of genus $\tau\geq 2$, there exists an $AdS$ manifold $N$ with smooth, space-like, strictly convex boundary such that the induced metrics ... More

Spectrophotometric analysis of cometary nuclei from in situ observations (PhD thesis)Mar 27 2015Topic of this work are comets, small and elusive objects that may hold great secrets about the origin of the Solar System and life on Earth, being among the most primitive objects. The method of investigation addressed in this work is the visible and ... More

Identification Via Quantum ChannelsDec 03 2012We review the development of the quantum version of Ahlswede and Dueck's theory of identification via channels. As is often the case in quantum probability, there is not just one but several quantizations: we know at least two different concepts of identification ... More

Coding Theorems of Quantum Information TheoryJul 24 1999Coding theorems and (strong) converses for memoryless quantum communication channels and quantum sources are proved: for the quantum source the coding theorem is reviewed, and the strong converse proven. For classical information transmission via quantum ... More

On environment-assisted capacities of quantum channelsJul 05 2005Following initial work by Gregoratti and Werner [J. Mod. Optics 50, 913-933, 2003 and quant-ph/0403092] and Hayden and King [quant-ph/0409026], we study the problem of the capacity of a quantum channel assisted by a "friendly (channel) environment" that ... More

Identification via Quantum Channels in the Presence of Prior Correlation and FeedbackMar 29 2004Aug 15 2004Continuing our earlier work (quant-ph/0401060), we give two alternative proofs of the result that a noiseless qubit channel has identification capacity 2: the first is direct by a "maximal code with random extension" argument, the second is by showing ... More

Quantum and Classical Message Identification via Quantum ChannelsJan 11 2004Aug 04 2005We discuss concepts of message identification in the sense of Ahlswede and Dueck via general quantum channels, extending investigations for classical channels, initial work for classical-quantum (cq) channels and "quantum fingerprinting". We show that ... More

Ciao? Adios!Nov 05 2007At the "New Horizons in Globular Cluster Astronomy" conference (Padova, June 2002), two members of the VLT globular cluster team presented different views on the importance of heavy-element sedimentation in Population II stars: "The lack of evidence for ... More

Integral points on the complement of the branch locus of projections from hypersurfacesNov 09 2014We study the integral points on $\mathbb P_ n\setminus D$, where $D$ is the branch locus of a projection from an hypersurface in $\mathbb P_{n+1}$ to a hyperplane $H\simeq\mathbb P_n$. In doing that we follow the approach proposed in a paper by Zannier ... More