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Dual conformal invariance for form factorsDec 21 2018Form factors of the stress-tensor multiplet operator in $\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills reveal surprisingly simple structures similar to those appearing in scattering amplitudes. In this paper we show that, as for the case of amplitudes, they ... More

Quantum MHV DiagramsSep 01 2006Over the past two years, the use of on-shell techniques has deepened our understanding of the S-matrix of gauge theories and led to the calculation of many new scattering amplitudes. In these notes we review a particular on-shell method developed recently, ... More

Matter From G(2) ManifoldsMay 18 2002Jun 03 2002We describe how chiral matter charged under SU(N) and SO(2N) gauge groups arises from codimension seven singularities in compactifications of M-theory on manifolds with G(2) holonomy. The geometry of these spaces is that of a cone over a six-dimensional ... More

Current correlators in the Coulomb branch of N=4 SYMOct 06 2000Nov 16 2001We study correlators of R-symmetry currents in the Coulomb branch of N = 4 supersymmetric gauge theory in the large-N limit, using the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular, we consider gauge fields in the presence of gravity and scalar fields parameterizing ... More

On higher-derivative effects on the gravitational potential and particle bendingMay 14 2019Using modern amplitude techniques we compute the leading classical and quantum corrections to the classical gravitational potential between two massive scalars induced by adding an $R^3$ term to Einstein gravity. We then study the scattering of massless ... More

The D4-D8 Brane System and Five Dimensional Fixed PointsMay 20 1999Jun 09 1999We construct dual Type I' string descriptions to five dimensional supersymmetric fixed points with $E_{N_f+1}$ global symmetry. The background is obtained as the near horizon geometry of the D4-D8 brane system in massive Type IIA supergravity. We use ... More

Non-standard compactifications with mass gaps and Newton's lawAug 17 1999Oct 27 1999The four-dimensional Minkowski space-time is considered as a three-brane embedded in five dimensions, using solutions of five-dimensional supergravity. These backgrounds have a string theoretical interpretation in terms of D3-brane distributions. By studying ... More

One-Loop Gauge Theory Amplitudes in N=4 Super Yang-Mills from MHV VerticesJul 26 2004Nov 27 2004We propose a new, twistor string theory inspired formalism to calculate loop amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. In this approach, maximal helicity violating (MHV) tree amplitudes of N=4 super Yang-Mills are used as vertices, using an off-shell ... More

MHV Amplitudes in N=4 Super Yang-Mills and Wilson LoopsJul 09 2007Jul 13 2007It is a remarkable fact that MHV amplitudes in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory at arbitrary loop order can be written as the product of the tree amplitude with the same helicity configuration and a universal, helicity-blind function of the ... More

Amplitudes in Pure Yang-Mills and MHV DiagramsDec 01 2006Jan 30 2007We show how to calculate the one-loop scattering amplitude with all gluons of negative helicity in non-supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory using MHV diagrams. We argue that the amplitude with all positive helicity gluons arises from a Jacobian which occurs ... More

From Trees to Loops and BackOct 31 2005Dec 15 2008We argue that generic one-loop scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories can be computed equivalently with MHV diagrams or with Feynman diagrams. We first present a general proof of the covariance of one-loop non-MHV amplitudes obtained ... More

A Note on Loop Amplitudes in QEDAug 10 2009We consider the two-loop four-point amplitude in N=2 super QED, and show that there exists an approximate recursive structure similar to that captured by the ABDK/BDS ansatz for MHV amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills. Furthermore, we present a simple ... More

One-Loop Amplitudes in N=4 Super Yang-Mills and Anomalous Dual Conformal SymmetryMay 27 2009We discuss what predictions can be made for one-loop superamplitudes in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory by using anomalous dual conformal symmetry. We show that the anomaly coefficient is a specific combination of two-mass hard and one-mass ... More

Branes at Singularities in Type 0 String TheoryMar 22 1999We consider Type 0B D3-branes placed at conical singularities and analyze in detail the conifold singularity. We study the non supersymmetric gauge theories on their worldvolume and their conjectured dual gravity descriptions. In the ultraviolet the solutions ... More

Tree-Level FormalismMar 17 2011Jul 29 2011We review two novel techniques used to calculate tree-level scattering amplitudes efficiently: MHV diagrams, and on-shell recursion relations. For the MHV diagrams, we consider applications to tree-level amplitudes and focus in particular on the N=4 supersymmetric ... More

A note on amplitudes in N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons theoryMay 30 2012Jul 30 2012We establish a connection between tree-level superamplitudes in ABJM theory and leading singularities associated to special three-particle cuts of one-loop superamplitudes where one of the tree amplitudes entering the cut is a four-point amplitude. Using ... More

Proof of the Dual Conformal Anomaly of One-Loop Amplitudes in N=4 SYMJun 18 2009We provide two derivations of the one-loop dual conformal anomaly of generic n-point superamplitudes in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. Our proofs are based on simple applications of unitarity, and the known analytic properties of the amplitudes. ... More

A note on dual superconformal symmetry of the N=4 super Yang-Mills S-matrixJul 25 2008Sep 01 2008We present a supersymmetric recursion relation for tree-level scattering amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills. Using this recursion relation, we prove that the tree-level S-matrix of the maximally supersymmetric theory is covariant under dual superconformal ... More

All one-loop amplitudes in N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons theoryJul 30 2012We exploit a recently found connection between special triple-cut diagrams and tree-level recursive diagrams to derive a general formula capturing the multi-particle factorisation of arbitrary one-loop amplitudes in the ABJM theory. This formula contains ... More

Analytic two-loop form factors in N=4 SYMJan 19 2012Mar 04 2012We derive a compact expression for the three-point MHV form factors of half-BPS operators in N=4 super Yang-Mills at two loops. The main tools of our calculation are generalised unitarity applied at the form factor level, and the compact expressions for ... More

Four-point Amplitudes in N=8 Supergravity and Wilson LoopsMay 19 2008Sep 03 2008Prompted by recent progress in the study of N=4 super Yang-Mills amplitudes, and evidence that similar approaches might be relevant to N=8 supergravity, we investigate possible iterative structures and applications of Wilson loop techniques in maximal ... More

One-loop MHV Rules and Pure Yang-MillsApr 02 2007Jul 06 2007It has been known for some time that the standard MHV diagram formulation of perturbative Yang-Mills theory is incomplete, as it misses rational terms in one-loop scattering amplitudes of pure Yang-Mills. We propose that certain Lorentz violating counterterms, ... More

Wilson Loops, Confinement, and Phase Transitions in Large N Gauge Theories from SupergravityMar 31 1998Mar 10 1999We use the recently proposed supergravity approach to large $N$ gauge theories to calculate ordinary and spatial Wilson loops of gauge theories in various dimensions. In this framework we observe an area law for spatial Wilson loops in four and five dimensional ... More

Integrability and unitarityFeb 23 2015Jun 15 2015We show how generalised unitarity can be used to determine the one-loop dilatation operator in N=4 super Yang-Mills. Our analysis focuses on two sectors, namely the bosonic SO(6) sector and the SU(2|3) sector. The calculation is performed on shell, with ... More

One-Loop Soft Theorems via Dual Superconformal SymmetryNov 20 2015We study soft theorems at one loop in planar N=4 super Yang-Mills theory through finite order in the infrared regulator and to subleading order in the soft parameter {\delta}. In particular, we derive a universal constraint from dual superconformal symmetry, ... More

The last of the simple remaindersJun 05 2014We compute the n-point two-loop form factors of the half-BPS operators Tr(phi_{AB}^n) in N=4 super Yang-Mills for arbitrary n >2 using generalised unitarity and symbols. These form factors are minimal in the sense that the n^{th} power of the scalar field ... More

Simplifying instanton corrections to N=4 SYM correlatorsDec 13 2013Mar 24 2014We compute instanton corrections to non-minimal correlation functions of chiral primary operators in the N=4 super Yang-Mills super-current multiplet. Using a representation in terms of Mellin integrals, we find that these corrections can be written as ... More

One-loop Amplitudes in Six-Dimensional (1,1) Theories from Generalised UnitarityOct 07 2010Recently, the spinor helicity formalism and on-shell superspace were developed for six-dimensional gauge theories with (1,1) supersymmetry. We combine these two techniques with (generalised) unitarity, which is a powerful technique to calculate scattering ... More

Non-Supersymmetric Loop Amplitudes and MHV VerticesDec 10 2004Dec 15 2005We show how the MHV diagram description of Yang-Mills theories can be used to study non-supersymmetric loop amplitudes. In particular, we derive a compact expression for the cut-constructible part of the general one-loop MHV multi-gluon scattering amplitude ... More

Integrability and MHV diagrams in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theoryDec 02 2014Feb 02 2015We apply MHV diagrams to the derivation of the one-loop dilatation operator of N=4 super Yang-Mills in the SO(6) sector. We find that in this approach the calculation reduces to the evaluation of a single MHV diagram in dimensional regularisation. This ... More

Harmony of Super Form FactorsJul 25 2011Oct 30 2011In this paper we continue our systematic study of form factors of half-BPS operators in N=4 super Yang-Mills. In particular, we extend various techniques known for amplitudes to the case of form factors, including MHV rules, recursion relations, unitarity ... More

Two-loop Sudakov Form Factor in ABJMMay 10 2013We compute the two-loop Sudakov form factor in three-dimensional N=6 superconformal Chern-Simons theory, using generalised unitarity. As an intermediate step, we derive the non-planar part of the one-loop four-point amplitude in terms of box integrals. ... More

A Twistor Approach to One-Loop Amplitudes in N=1 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills TheoryOct 28 2004We extend the twistor string theory inspired formalism introduced in hep-th/0407214 for calculating loop amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory to the case of N=1 (and N=2) super Yang-Mills. Our approach yields a novel representation of the gauge theory ... More

A recursion relation for gravity amplitudesFeb 16 2005Jun 10 2005Britto, Cachazo and Feng have recently derived a recursion relation for tree-level scattering amplitudes in Yang-Mills. This relation has a bilinear structure inherited from factorisation on multi-particle poles of the scattering amplitudes - a rather ... More

Simplicity of Polygon Wilson Loops in N=4 SYMOct 26 2009Jun 28 2010Wilson loops with lightlike polygonal contours have been conjectured to be equivalent to MHV scattering amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills. We compute such Wilson loops for special polygonal contours at two loops in perturbation theory. Specifically, ... More

The SU(2|3) dynamic two-loop form factorsJun 28 2016We compute two-loop form factors of operators in the $SU(2|3)$ closed subsector of $N=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills. In particular, we focus on the non-protected, dimension-three operators $\mathrm{Tr} (X[Y,Z])$ and $\mathrm{Tr} ( \psi \psi)$ for which ... More

Form Factors in N=4 Super Yang-Mills and Periodic Wilson LoopsNov 08 2010Dec 14 2010We calculate form factors of half-BPS operators in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory at tree level and one loop using novel applications of recursion relations and unitarity. In particular, we determine the expression of the one-loop form factors with two scalars ... More

A Note on Dual MHV Diagrams in N=4 SYMOct 07 2010Recently a reformulation of the MHV diagram method in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in momentum twistor space was presented and was shown to be equivalent to the perturbative expansion of the expectation value of a supersymmetric Wilson loop in ... More

Recursion Relations for One-Loop Gravity AmplitudesJan 19 2007Jan 30 2007We study the application of recursion relations to the calculation of finite one-loop gravity amplitudes. It is shown explicitly that the known four, five, and six graviton one-loop amplitudes for which the external legs have identical outgoing helicities, ... More

Loop Amplitudes in Pure Yang-Mills from Generalised UnitarityJun 09 2005We show how generalised unitarity cuts in D = 4 - 2 epsilon dimensions can be used to calculate efficiently complete one-loop scattering amplitudes in non-supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. This approach naturally generates the rational terms in the amplitudes, ... More

Gauge Theory at Large N and New G_2 Holonomy MetricsJun 04 2001Jun 12 2001We find a one-parameter family of new G_2 holonomy metrics and demonstrate that it can be extended to a two-parameter family. These metrics play an important role as the supergravity dual of the large $N$ limit of four dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills. ... More

On Yangian symmetry of scattering amplitudes and the dilatation operator in N=4 super Yang-MillsJul 06 2015It is known that the Yangian of PSU(2,2|4) is a symmetry of the tree-level S-matrix of N=4 super Yang-Mills. On the other hand, the complete one-loop dilatation operator in the same theory commutes with the level-one Yangian generators only up to certain ... More

Form factor recursion relations at loop levelDec 21 2018We introduce a prescription to define form factor integrands at loop level in planar $\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. This relies on a periodic kinematic configuration that has been instrumental to describe form factors at strong coupling ... More

Chiral Rings, Superpotentials and the Vacuum Structure of N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge TheoriesMar 03 2003Jan 10 2004We use the Konishi anomaly equations to construct the exact effective superpotential of the glueball superfields in various N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories. We use the superpotentials to study in detail the structure of the spaces of vacua of these ... More

The SU(2|3) dynamic two-loop form factorsJun 28 2016Dec 22 2018We compute two-loop form factors of operators in the $SU(2|3)$ closed subsector of $N=4$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills. In particular, we focus on the non-protected, dimension-three operators $\mathrm{Tr} (X[Y,Z])$ and $\mathrm{Tr} ( \psi \psi)$ for which ... More

The connected prescription for form factors in twistor spaceAug 10 2016We propose a connected prescription formula in twistor space for all tree-level form factors of the stress tensor multiplet operator in $\mathcal{N}=4$ super Yang-Mills, which is a generalisation of the expression of Roiban, Spradlin and Volovich for ... More

Two-Loop Polygon Wilson Loops in N=4 SYMFeb 13 2009Jun 28 2010We compute for the first time the two-loop corrections to arbitrary n-gon lightlike Wilson loops in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, using efficient numerical methods. The calculation is motivated by the remarkable agreement between the finite part ... More

A Surprise in the Amplitude/Wilson Loop DualityApr 16 2010Apr 29 2010One of the many remarkable features of MHV scattering amplitudes is their conjectured equality to lightlike polygon Wilson loops, which apparently holds at all orders in perturbation theory as well as non-perturbatively. This duality is usually expressed ... More

An N=2 gauge theory and its supergravity dualApr 21 2000Jul 31 2000We study flows on the scalar manifold of N=8 gauged supergravity in five dimensions which are dual to certain mass deformations of N=4 super Yang--Mills theory. In particular, we consider a perturbation of the gauge theory by a mass term for the adjoint ... More

Wilson loops from multicentre and rotating branes, mass gaps and phase structure in gauge theoriesJun 25 1999Nov 10 1999Within the AdS/CFT correspondence we use multicentre D3-brane metrics to investigate Wilson loops and compute the associated heavy quark-antiquark potentials for the strongly coupled SU(N) super-Yang-Mills gauge theory, when the gauge symmetry is broken ... More

Periods, Coupling Constants and Modular Functions in N=2 SU(2) SYM with Massive MatterSep 17 1996Aug 07 1997We determine the mass dependence of the coupling constant for N=2 SYM with N_f=1,2,3 and 4 flavours. All these cases can be unified in one analytic expression, given by a Schwarzian triangle function. Moreover we work out the connection to modular functions ... More

On the Monodromies of N=2 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory with Gauge Group SO(2n)Jul 03 1995We present families of algebraic curves describing the moduli-space of $N\!=\!2$ supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with gauge group $SO(2n)$. We test our curves by computing the weak coupling monodromies and the number of $N\!=\!1$ vacua.

Comments on (Non-)Chiral Gauge Theories and Type IIB BranesMar 23 1998Jul 28 1998We use type IIB brane configurations which were recently suggested by Hanany and Zaffaroni to study four dimensional N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories. We calculate the one loop beta function and realize Seiberg's duality using a particular configuration. ... More

Self-Dual Strings and Stability of BPS States in N=2 SU(2) Gauge TheoriesOct 08 1996Oct 28 1996We show how BPS states of supersymmetric SU(2) Yang-Mills with matter -both massless and massive- are described as self-dual strings on a Riemann surface. This connection enables us to prove the stability and the strong coupling behaviour of these states. ... More

PP-waves from rotating and continuously distributed D3-branesDec 04 2002Dec 24 2002We study families of PP-wave solutions of type-IIB supergravity that have (light-cone) time dependent metrics and RR five-form fluxes. They arise as Penrose limits of supergravity solutions that correspond to rotating or continuous distributions of D3-branes. ... More

Current correlators and AdS/CFT away from the conformal pointApr 23 2002Using the AdS/CFT correspondence we study vacua of N=4 SYM for which part of the gauge symmetry is broken by expectation values of scalar fields. A specific subclass of such vacua can be analyzed with gauged supergravity and the corresponding domain wall ... More

Domain walls of gauged supergravity, M-branes, and algebraic curvesDec 15 1999Jul 12 2000We provide an algebraic classification of all supersymmetric domain wall solutions of maximal gauged supergravity in four and seven dimensions, in the presence of non-trivial scalar fields in the coset SL(8,R)/SO(8) and SL(5,R)/SO(5) respectively. These ... More

Riemann surfaces and Schrodinger potentials of gauged supergravityFeb 11 2000Supersymmetric domain-wall solutions of maximal gauged supergravity are classified in 4, 5 and 7 dimensions in the presence of non-trivial scalar fields taking values in the coset SL(N, R)/SO(N) for N=8, 6 and 5 respectively. We use an algebro-geometric ... 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

Formality of $\mathbb{P}$-objectsSep 19 2017We show that a $\mathbb{P}$-object and simple configurations of $\mathbb{P}$-objects have a formal derived endomorphism algebra. Hence the triangulated category (classically) generated by such objects is independent of the ambient triangulated category. ... 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

Brane Configurations and 4D Field Theory DualitiesApr 06 1997Apr 13 1997We study brane configurations which correspond to field theories in four dimension with N=2 and N=1 supersymmetry. In particular we discuss brane motions that translate to Seiberg's duality in N=1 models recently studied by Elitzur, Giveon and Kutasov. ... 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

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

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

Particle-particle ladder based basis-set corrections applied to atoms and molecules using coupled-cluster theoryMar 13 2019We investigate the basis-set convergence of coupled cluster electronic correlation energies using a recently proposed finite basis-set correction technique. The correction is applied to atomic and molecular systems and is based on a diagrammatically decomposed ... More

A Multilevel Monte Carlo Algorithm for Parabolic Advection-Diffusion Problems with Discontinuous CoefficientsFeb 06 2019The Richards' equation is a model for flow of water in unsaturated soils. The coefficients of this (nonlinear) partial differential equation describe the permeability of the medium. Insufficient or uncertain measurements are commonly modeled by random ... More

Lipschitz functions with prescribed blowups at many pointsDec 15 2016In this paper we prove generalizations of Lusin-type theorems for gradients due to Giovanni Alberti, where we replace the Lebesgue measure with any Radon measure $\mu$. We apply this to go beyond the known result on the existence of Lipschitz functions ... More

Inverse Scattering for the Laplace operator with boundary conditions on Lipschitz surfacesJan 26 2019Feb 17 2019We provide a general scheme, in the combined frameworks of Mathematical Scattering Theory and Factorization Method, for inverse scattering for the couple of self-adjoint operators $(\widetilde\Delta,\Delta)$, where $\Delta$ is the free Laplacian in $L^{2}({\mathbb ... 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

Formality of $\mathbb{P}$-objectsSep 19 2017May 06 2019We show that a $\mathbb{P}$-object and simple configurations of $\mathbb{P}$-objects have a formal derived endomorphism algebra. Hence the triangulated category (classically) generated by such objects is independent of the ambient triangulated category. ... More

Particle-particle ladder based basis-set corrections applied to atoms and molecules using coupled-cluster theoryMar 13 2019Mar 14 2019We investigate the basis-set convergence of coupled cluster electronic correlation energies using a recently proposed finite basis-set correction technique. The correction is applied to atomic and molecular systems and is based on a diagrammatically decomposed ... 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

Lipschitz functions with prescribed blowups at many pointsDec 15 2016May 04 2019In this paper we prove generalizations of Lusin-type theorems for gradients due to Giovanni Alberti, where we replace the Lebesgue measure with any Radon measure $\mu$. We apply this to go beyond the known result on the existence of Lipschitz functions ... More

The three-dimensional BF Model with Cosmological Term in the Axial GaugeFeb 27 1995Mar 07 1995We quantize the three-dimensional $BF$-model using axial gauge conditions. Exploiting the rich symmetry-structure of the model we show that the Green-functions correspond to tree graphs and can be obtained as the unique solution of the Ward-Identities. ... More

Baryons from SupergravityJun 18 1998We study the construction of baryons via supergravity along the line suggested recently by Witten and by Gross and Ooguri. We calculate the energy of the baryon as a function of its size. As expected the energy is linear with N. For the non-supersymmetric ... More

More on Probing Branes with BranesNov 03 1997Feb 09 1998We generalize the Gibbons-Wiltshire solution of four dimensional Kaluza-Klein black holes in order to describe Type IIA solutions of bound states of D6 and D0-branes. We probe the solutions with a D6-brane and a D0-brane. We also probe a system of D2+D0-branes ... More

Comments on the M Theory Approach to N=1 SQCD and Brane DynamicsJun 17 1997Jun 25 1997We use the M theory approach of Witten to investigate N=1 SU($N_c$) SQCD with $N_f$ flavors. We reproduce the field theoretical results and identify in M theory the gluino condensate and the eigenvalues of the meson matrix. This approach allows us to ... 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

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

Inverse wave scattering in the time domain: a factorization method approachMar 14 2019Let $\Delta_{\Lambda}\le \lambda_{\Lambda}$ be a semi-bounded self-adjoint realization of the Laplace operator with boundary conditions assigned on the Lipschitz boundary of a bounded obstacle $\Omega$. Let $u^{\Lambda}_{f}$ and $u^{0}_{f}$ be the solutions ... 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

Numerical analysis for time-dependent advection-diffusion problems with random discontinuous coefficientsFeb 06 2019Subsurface flows are commonly modeled by advection-diffusion equations. Insufficient measurements or uncertain material procurement may be accounted for by random coefficients. To represent, for example, transitions in heterogeneous media, the parameters ... More

On the M-Theory Approach to (Compactified) 5D Field TheoriesSep 01 1997Sep 26 1997We construct M-theory curves associated with brane configurations of SU(N), SO(N) and $Sp(2N)$ 5d supersymmetric gauge theories compactified on a circle. From the curves we can account for all the existing different SU(N) field theories with $N_f \leq ... More

Wilson Loops in the Large N Limit at Finite TemperatureMar 17 1998Apr 01 1998Using a proposal of Maldacena we compute in the framework of the supergravity description of N coincident D3 branes the energy of a quark anti-quark pair in the large N limit of U(N) N=4 SYM in four dimensions at finite temperature.

M Theory And Seiberg-Witten Curves: Orthogonal and Symplectic GroupsMay 29 1997Jun 03 1997We discuss N=2 supersymmetric Type IIA brane configurations within M theory. This is a generalization of the work of Witten to all classical groups.

Challenges for New Physics in the Flavour SectorSep 02 2014Sep 11 2014In these proceedings I present a personal perspective of the challenges for new physics (NP) searches in the flavour sector. Since the CKM mechanism of flavour violation has been established to a very high precision, we know that physics beyond the Standard ... More

The myth of the Digital Earth between fragmentation and wholenessDec 03 2014Daring predictions of the proximate future can establish shared discursive frameworks, mobilize capital, and steer complex processes. Among the prophetic visions that encouraged and accompanied the development of new communication technologies was the ... More

Moments and Absolute Moments of the Normal DistributionSep 19 2012Jul 15 2014We present formulas for the (raw and central) moments and absolute moments of the normal distribution. We note that these results are not new, yet many textbooks miss out on at least some of them. Hence, we believe that it is worthwhile to collect these ... More

Charged-Lepton Flavour PhysicsJan 24 2012Feb 09 2012This writeup of a talk at the 2011 Lepton-Photon symposium in Mumbai, India, summarises recent results in the charged-lepton flavour sector. I review searches for charged-lepton flavour violation, lepton electric dipole moments and flavour-conserving ... More

Discovering Higgs boson pair production through rare final states at a 100 TeV colliderApr 17 2015Nov 03 2015We consider Higgs boson pair production at a future proton collider with centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV, focusing on rare final states that include a bottom-anti-bottom quark pair and multiple isolated leptons: $hh \rightarrow (b\bar{b}) + n \ell + ... More

Species, chameleonic strings and the concept of particleJun 21 2012We recently proposed a chameleonic solution to the cosmological constant problem - Phys. Rev. D82 (2010) 044006. We further elaborate on our proposal discussing also some new results. The basic ingredients of the model are A) a chameleonic string dilaton ... More

Quantum resonances and time decay for a double-barrier modelNov 17 2014Here we consider the time evolution of a one-dimensional quantum system with a double barrier given by a couple of two repulsive Dirac's deltas. In such a "pedagogical" model we give, by means of the theory of quantum resonances, the explicit expression ... More

Conformal Metrics with Constant Q-CurvatureDec 13 2007We consider the problem of varying conformally the metric of a four dimensional manifold in order to obtain constant $Q$-curvature. The problem is variational, and solutions are in general found as critical points of saddle type. We show how the problem ... More