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Efficient particle continuation model predictive controlSep 09 2015Continuation model predictive control (MPC), introduced by T. Ohtsuka in 2004, uses Krylov-Newton approaches to solve MPC optimization and is suitable for nonlinear and minimum time problems. We suggest particle continuation MPC in the case, where the ... More

Preconditioned warm-started Newton-Krylov methods for MPC with discontinuous controlApr 23 2017We present Newton-Krylov methods for efficient numerical solution of optimal control problems arising in model predictive control, where the optimal control is discontinuous. As in our earlier work, preconditioned GMRES practically results in an optimal ... More

Conjugate Gradient Acceleration of Non-Linear Smoothing FiltersSep 04 2015The most efficient signal edge-preserving smoothing filters, e.g., for denoising, are non-linear. Thus, their acceleration is challenging and is often performed in practice by tuning filter parameters, such as by increasing the width of the local smoothing ... More

Sparse preconditioning for model predictive controlDec 01 2015Mar 11 2016We propose fast O(N) preconditioning, where N is the number of gridpoints on the prediction horizon, for iterative solution of (non)-linear systems appearing in model predictive control methods such as forward-difference Newton-Krylov methods. The Continuation/GMRES ... More

Least squares dynamics in Newton-Krylov Model Predictive ControlMar 30 2017Newton-Krylov methods for nonlinear Model Predictive Control are pioneered by T. Ohtsuka under the name "C/GMRES". Ohtsuka eliminates a system state over the horizon from Karush-Kuhn-Tucker stationarity conditions of a Lagrangian using equations of system ... More

Preconditioning for continuation model predictive controlSep 09 2015Model predictive control (MPC) anticipates future events to take appropriate control actions. Nonlinear MPC (NMPC) deals with nonlinear models and/or constraints. A Continuation/GMRES Method for NMPC, suggested by T. Ohtsuka in 2004, uses the GMRES iterative ... More

Signal reconstruction via operator guidingMay 09 2017Signal reconstruction from a sample using an orthogonal projector onto a guiding subspace is theoretically well justified, but may be difficult to practically implement. We propose more general guiding operators, which increase signal components in the ... More

Accelerated graph-based nonlinear denoising filtersDec 01 2015Apr 13 2016Denoising filters, such as bilateral, guided, and total variation filters, applied to images on general graphs may require repeated application if noise is not small enough. We formulate two acceleration techniques of the resulted iterations: conjugate ... More

Accelerated graph-based spectral polynomial filtersSep 08 2015Graph-based spectral denoising is a low-pass filtering using the eigendecomposition of the graph Laplacian matrix of a noisy signal. Polynomial filtering avoids costly computation of the eigendecomposition by projections onto suitable Krylov subspaces. ... More

Continuation model predictive control on smooth manifoldsSep 09 2015Model predictive control (MPC) anticipates future events to take appropriate control actions. Nonlinear MPC (NMPC) describes systems with nonlinear models and/or constraints. Continuation MPC, suggested by T.~Ohtsuka in 2004, uses Krylov-Newton iterations. ... More

Eight-cluster structure of chloroplast genomes differs from similar one observed for bacteriaFeb 08 2018Previously, a seven-cluster pattern claiming to be a universal one in bacterial genomes has been reported. Keeping in mind the most popular theory of chloroplast origin, we checked whether a similar pattern is observed in chloroplast genomes. Surprisingly, ... More

Preconditioned Continuation Model Predictive ControlJun 08 2015Model predictive control (MPC) anticipates future events to take appropriate control actions. Nonlinear MPC (NMPC) describes systems with nonlinear models and/or constraints. A Continuation/GMRES Method for NMPC, suggested by T. Ohtsuka in 2004, uses ... More

Quasiperiodic AlGaAs superlattices for neuromorphic networks and nonlinear control systemsFeb 08 2015The application of quasiperiodic AlGaAs superlattices as a nonlinear element of the FitzHugh-Nagumo neuromorphic network is proposed and theoretically investigated on the example of Fibonacci and figurate superlattices. The sequences of symbols for the ... More

Restricted three particle quantum walk on ${\bf Z_{\bf +}}$: explicit solutionDec 26 2018We consider 3 particles on ${\bf Z}{}_{+}$. One of them has infinite mass and stands still at $0$. The particles interact only if all of them are at the point $0$. We give a full description of essential, point and discrete spectra of the corresponding ... More

Reversibility and Non-reversibility in Stochastic Chemical KineticsDec 23 2011Mathematical problems with mean field and local type interaction related to stochastic chemical kinetics,are considered. Our main concern various definitions of reversibility, their corollaries (Boltzmann type equations, fluctuations, Onsager relations, ... More

Stochastic Chemical Kinetics with Energy ParametersDec 18 2011Abstact: We introduce new models of energy redistribution in stochastic chemical kinetics with several molecule types and energy parameters. The main results concern the situations when there are product form measures. Using a probabilistic interpretation ... More

Del Pezzo singularities and SUSY breakingMay 23 2007Aug 25 2007An analytic construction of compact Calabi-Yau manifolds with del Pezzo singularities is found. We present complete intersection CY manifolds for all del Pezzo singularities and study the complex deformations of these singularities. An example of the ... More

Non RG logarithms via RG equationsFeb 10 2004We compute complete leading logarithms in $\Phi^4$ theory with the help of Connes and Kreimer RG equations. These equations are defined in the Lie algebra dual to the Hopf algebra of graphs. The results are compared with calculations in parquet approximation. ... More

On discrepancy between ATIC and Fermi dataMay 18 2009Jul 04 2009Either ATIC or Fermi-LAT data can be fitted together with the PAMELA data by three components: primary background ~ E^{-3.3}, secondary background ~ E^{-3.6}, and an additional source of electrons ~ E^{-g_a} Exp(-E/E_{cut}). We find that the best fits ... More

The Einstein-like field theory and the dislocations with finite-sized coreDec 21 2016Mar 28 2017Einstein-like Lagrangian field theory is developed to describe elastic solid containing dislocations with finite-sized core. The framework of the Riemann-Cartan geometry in three dimensions is used, and the core self-energy is expressed by the translational ... More

Non-amenability of product replacement graphsMay 10 2013We prove non-amenability of the product replacement graphs \Gamma_n(G) for uniformly non-amenable groups. We also prove it for Z-large groups, when n is sufficiently large. It follows that \Gamma_n(G) is non-amenable when n is sufficiently large for hyperbolic ... More

Optimal majority threshold in a stochastic environmentJan 26 2019Within the model of social dynamics determined by collective decisions in a stochastic environment (the ViSE model), we consider the case of a homogeneous society consisting of classically rational economic agents. We obtain analytical expressions for ... More

The coloring problem for classes with two small obstructionsJul 01 2013The coloring problem is studied in the paper for graph classes defined by two small forbidden induced subgraphs. We prove some sufficient conditions for effective solvability of the problem in such classes. As their corollary we determine the computational ... More

Spectral components analysis of diffuse emission processesFeb 06 2012We develop a novel method to separate the components of a diffuse emission process based on an association with the energy spectra. Most of the existing methods use some information about the spatial distribution of components, e.g., closeness to an external ... More

A Modified Screw Dislocation With Non-Singular Core of Finite Radius From Einstein-Like Gauge Equation (Non-Linear Approach)Dec 30 2003A continual model of non-singular screw dislocation lying along a straight infinitely long circular cylinder is investigated in the framework of translational gauge approach with the Hilbert--Einstein gauge Lagrangian. The stress--strain constitutive ... More

Expanders are order diameter non-hyperbolicJan 30 2015Feb 25 2015We show that expander graphs must have Gromov-hyperbolicity at least proportional to their diameter, with a constant of proportionality depending only on the expansion constant and maximal degree. In other words, expanders contain geodesic triangles which ... More

Hopf algebra of ribbon graphs and renormalizationDec 17 2001Apr 24 2002Connes and Kreimer have discovered a Hopf algebra structure behind renormalization of Feynman integrals. We generalize the Hopf algebra to the case of ribbon graphs, i.e. to the case of theories with matrix fields. The Hopf algebra is naturally defined ... More

XX Heisenberg Spin Chain and an Example of Path Integral with "Automorphic" Boundary ConditionsApr 01 2002New representation for the generating function of correlators of third components of spins in the XX Heisenberg spin chain is considered in the form given by the fermionic Gaussian path integrals. A part of the discrete anti-commuting integration variables ... More

Non-free gas of dipoles of non-singular screw dislocations and the shear modulus near the meltingDec 07 2014The behavior of the shear modulus caused by proliferation of dipoles of non-singular screw dislocations with finite-sized core is considered. The representation of two-dimensional Coulomb gas with smoothed-out coupling is used, and the stress-stress correlation ... More

The Integral Representation for the Product of Two Parabolic Cylinder Functions $D_ν(x) D_ν(-x)$ at $Re ν<0$ by Means of the Fundamental Solution of a Landau-Type OperatorJun 17 2001Dec 04 2001The fundamental solution (Green's function) of a first order matrix ordinary differential equation arising in a Landau-type problem is calculated by two methods. The coincidence of the two representations results in the integral formula for the product ... More

Optical bistability in artificial composite nanoscale molecules: Towards all optical processing at the nanoscaleDec 28 2010Optical response of artificial composite nanoscale molecules comprising a closely spaced noble metal nanoparticle and a semiconductor quantum dot have been studied theoretically. We consider a system composed of an Au particle and CdSe or CdSe/ZnSe quantum ... More

Engineering molecular aggregate spectraSep 16 2008We show that optical properties of linear molecular aggregates undergo drastic changes when aggregates are deposited on a metal surface. The dipole-dipole interactions of monomers with their images can result in strong {re-structuring of both the exciton ... More

Optical bistability and hysteresis of hybrid metal-semiconductor nano-dimerJun 08 2011Optical response of an artificial composite nano-dimer comprising a semiconductor quantum dot and a metal nanosphere is analyzed theoretically. We show that internal degrees of freedom of the system can manifest bistability and optical hysteresis as functions ... More

Statistics of low-energy levels of a one-dimensional weakly localized Frenkel exciton: A numerical studyFeb 03 2001Numerical study of the one-dimensional Frenkel Hamiltonian with on-site randomness is carried out. We focus on the statistics of the energy levels near the lower exciton band edge, i. e. those determining optical response. We found that the distribution ... More

On Creativity of Elementary Cellular AutomataMay 11 2013We map cell-state transition rules of elementary cellular automata (ECA) onto the cognitive control versus schizotypy spectrum phase space and interpret cellular automaton behaviour in terms of creativity. To implement the mapping we draw analogies between ... More

Average liar count for degree-2 Frobenius pseudoprimesJul 17 2017In this paper we obtain lower and upper bounds on the average number of liars for the Quadratic Frobenius Pseudoprime Test of Grantham, generalizing arguments of Erd\H{o}s and Pomerance, and Monier. These bounds are provided for both Jacobi symbol plus ... More

Quaternionic Kähler Manifolds of Cohomogeneity OneAug 21 1998Nov 24 1998Classification results are given for (i) compact quaternionic K\"ahler manifolds with a cohomogeneity-one action of a semi-simple group, (ii) certain complete hyperK\"ahler manifolds with a cohomogeneity-two action of a semi-simple group preserving each ... More

D-branes at Singularities and String PhenomenologyNov 15 2007In these notes we give an introduction to some of the concepts involved in constructing SM-like gauge theories in systems of branes at singularities of CY manifolds. These notes are an expanded version of lectures given by Herman Verlinde at the Cargese ... More

One-dimensional mechanical networks and crystalsJan 23 2012We prove thermal expansion and Hooke-s law for crystals via an one-dimensional microscopic model.

Critical Behaviour in a Planar Dynamical Triangulation Model with a BoundaryOct 03 2000We consider a canonical ensemble of dynamical triangulations of a 2-dimensional sphere with a hole where the number $N$ of triangles is fixed. The Gibbs factor is $\exp (-\mu \sum \deg v)$ where $\deg v$ is the degree of the vertex $v$ in the triangulation ... More

Phase transitions in one-dimensional static Coulomb mediaNov 27 2014We consider configurations of $N$ charged particles on the interval with nearest neighbour Coulomb interaction and constant external force. For different values of external force we find 4 different phases of the asymptotic particle density for the configuration ... More

Fine structure of one-dimensional discrete point systemMay 31 2012We consider the system of $N$ points on the segment of the real line with the nearest-neighbor Coulomb repulsive interaction and external force $F$. For the fixed points of such systems (fixed configurations) we study the asymptotics (in $N$ and $l$) ... More

Dynamical clusters of infinite particle dynamicsDec 16 2011For any system $\{i\}$ of particles with the trajectories $x_{i}(t)$ in $R^{d}$ on a finite time interval $[0,\tau]$ we define the interaction graph $G$. Vertices of $G$ are the particles, there is an edge between two particles $i,j$ iff for some $t\in[0,\tau]$ ... More

Hard and bright gamma-ray emission at the base of the Fermi bubblesApr 02 2019The Fermi bubbles (FBs) are large gamma-ray emitting lobes extending up to $55\deg$ in latitude above and below the Galactic center (GC). Although the FBs were discovered 8 years ago, their origin and the nature of the gamma-ray emission are still unresolved. ... More

QED theory of the specific mass shift in atomsMar 22 2019The quantum electrodynamics formalism to treat the interelectronic-interaction correction of first order in $1/Z$ to the two-electron part of the nuclear recoil effect on binding energies in atoms and ions is developed. The nonperturbative in $\alpha ... More

Logical Modelling of Physarum PolycephalumMay 20 2011We propose a novel model of unconventional computing where a structural part of computation is presented by dynamics of plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum, a large single cell. We sketch a new logical approach combining conventional logic with process ... More

Non-Abelian Cut Constructions and Hyperkähler ModificationsFeb 09 2010We discuss a general framework for cutting constructions and reinterpret in this setting the work on non-Abelian symplectic cuts by Weitsman. We then introduce two analogous non-Abelian modification constructions for hyperk\"ahler manifolds: one modifies ... More

Toric Hypersymplectic QuotientsApr 30 2004May 06 2004We study the hypersymplectic spaces obtained as quotients of flat hypersymplectic space R^{4d} by the action of a compact Abelian group. These 4n-dimensional quotients carry a multi-Hamilitonian action of an n-torus. The image of the hypersymplectic moment ... More

Hypertoric manifolds and hyperKähler moment mapsJul 14 2016We discuss various aspects of moment map geometry in symplectic and hyperK\"ahler geometry. In particular, we classify complete hyperK\"ahler manifolds of dimension $4n$ with a tri-Hamiltonian action of a torus of dimension $n$, without any assumption ... More

ATIC, PAMELA, HESS, Fermi and nearby Dark Matter subhalosApr 22 2009Jun 25 2009We study the local flux of electrons and positrons from annihilating Dark Matter (DM), and investigate how its spectrum depends on the choice of DM model and inhomogeneities in the DM distribution. Below a cutoff energy, the flux is expected to have a ... More

Lifts, derandomization, and diameters of Schreier graphs of Mealy automataJul 17 2014It is known that random 2-lifts of graphs give rise to expander graphs. We present a new conjectured derandomization of this construction based on certain Mealy automata. We verify that these graphs have polylogarithmic diameter, and present a class of ... More

On the resonant optical bistability conditionNov 16 2012We address a two level system in an environment interacting with the electromagnetic field in the dipole approximation. The resonant optical bistability induced by local-field effects is studied by considering the relationship between the population difference ... More

The ground state-vector of the XY Heisenberg chain and the Gauss decompositionDec 20 2018The XY Heisenberg spin 1/2 chain is considered in the fermion representation. The construction of the ground state-vector is based on the group-theoretical approach. The exact expression for the ground state-vector will allow to study the combinatorics ... More

Macrodimension - an invariant of local dynamicsJan 20 2012We define a Markov process on the set of countable graphs with spins. Transitions are local substitutions in the graph. It is proved that the scaling macrodimension is an invariant of such dynamics.

A complexity dichotomy for the dominating set problemMay 31 2015We completely determine the complexity status of the dominating set problem for hereditary graph classes defined by forbidden induced subgraphs with at most five vertices.

One particle subspaces for two particle quantum walks with ultralocal interactionDec 26 2018We study one particle subspaces for two particles of different masses with ultra local interaction on a lattice of arbitrary dimension.

Growth in product replacement graphsApr 19 2013Aug 01 2014We prove the exponential growth of product replacement graphs for a large class of groups. Much of our effort is dedicated to the study of product replacement graphs of Grigorchuk groups, where the problem is most difficult.

Hard spectrum of cosmic rays in the Disks of Milky Way and Large Magellanic CloudMay 28 2015The slope of the locally measured spectrum of cosmic rays varies from 2.8 for protons with energies below 200 GeV down to 2.5 for heavy nuclei with energies in the TeV-PeV range. It is not clear if the locally measured slope values are representative ... More

Local level statistics for optical and transport properties of disordered systems at finite temperatureOct 06 2006It is argued that the (traditional) global level statistics which determines localization and coherent transport properties of disordered systems at zero temperature (e.g. the Anderson model) becomes inappropriate when it comes to incoherent transport. ... More

Fixed Points for Stochastic Open Chemical SystemsDec 16 2011In the first part of this paper we give a short review of the hierarchy of stochastic models, related to physical chemistry. In the basement of this hierarchy there are two models --- stochastic chemical kinetics and the Kac model for Boltzman equation. ... More

On the ambiguity of determination of interfering resonances parametersApr 17 2015The general form of solutions for parameters of interfering Breit-Wigner resonances is found. The number of solutions is determined by the properties of roots of corresponding characteristic equation and does not exceed $2^{N-1}$, where $N$ is the number ... More

Analytic dynamics of one-dimensional particle system with strong interactionMar 08 2012We study here the small time dynamics of $N$ electrons on the circle with Coul;omb repulsive interaction and study the series for the velocities (initially zero). The main result is the estimates of the convergence radius from below. We explain how this ... More

Very high energy Fermi/LAT detection of HESS J0632+057Jan 29 2016Feb 02 2016We report on the results of ~7 yrs of the very-high energy (10-600 GeV) observations of HESS J0632+057 with FERMI/LAT. In the highest energy band, 200-600 GeV, the source is clearly detected with the statistical significance >3.6sigma at orbital phases ... More

Point Source Detection and Flux Determination with PGWaveOct 05 2016One of the largest uncertainties in the Point Source (PS) studies, at Fermi-LAT energies, is the uncertainty in the diffuse background. In general there are two approaches for PS analysis: background-dependent methods, that include modeling of the diffuse ... More

Resonance Features of the Conductance of Open Billiards with the Spin-Orbit InteractionJan 30 2013Feb 01 2013The transport properties of a circular billiard with attached channels, which is an open system, have been studied in the presence of the Dresselhaus and Rashba spin-orbit interactions. It has been shown that this interaction leads to the appearance of ... More

DNA double helices for single molecule electronicsMar 09 2007The combination of self-assembly and electronic properties as well as its true nanoscale dimensions make DNA a promising candidate for a building block of single molecule electronics. We argue that the intrinsic double helix conformation of the DNA strands ... More

On the size scaling of the nearest level spacing at criticalityOct 20 2003Oct 21 2003It is conjectured that the size scaling of the nearest level spacing in the critical spectral region, $S(N)\propto N^{-\lambda}$, remains qualitatively the same within phases of extended and critical states. The exponent $\lambda$ is therefore identical ... More

The laws of Newton and Coulomb as information transmission by virtual particlesMay 14 2016In elementary particle physics the philosophy of virtual particles is widely used. We use this philosophy to obtain the famous inverse square law of classical physics. We define a formal model without fields or forces, but with virtual particle - information ... More

Microscopic Models for Chemical ThermodynamicsDec 08 2011We introduce an infinite particle system dynamics, which includes stochastic chemical kinetics models, the classical Kac model and free space movement. We study energy redistribution between two energy types (kinetic and chemical) in different time scales, ... More

KMS states on Quantum GrammarsJun 09 1999We consider quantum (unitary) continuous time evolution of spins on a lattice together with quantum evolution of the lattice itself. In physics such evolution was discussed in connection with quantum gravity. It is also related to what is called quantum ... More

Self-organized circular flow of classical point particlesSep 11 2012We consider newtonian dynamics of $N$ charged particles on the circle with nearest neigbour interaction with Coulomb repulsive potential $r^{-1}$ . Also there is an external accelerating force which is nonzero only on a small part of the circle. We construct ... More

Critical states of strongly interacting many-particle systems on a circleFeb 05 2012In multicomponent systems with strong local interaction one can encounter some phenomena absent in the standard systems of statistical physics and other multicomponent systems. Namely, a system with $N$ components in the bounded volume of order 1 (macroscale) ... More

Phase transitions in the time synchronization modelJan 17 2012We continue the study of the time synchronization model from arXiv:1201.2141 . There are two types $i=1,2$ of particles on the line $R$, with $N_{i}$ particles of type $i$. Each particle of type $i$ moves with constant velocity $v_{i}$. Moreover, any ... More

Hopf algebra of graphs and the RG equationsAug 30 2004We study the renormalization group equations following from the Hopf algebra of graphs. Vertex functions are treated as vectors in dual to the Hopf algebra space. The RG equations on such vertex functions are equivalent to RG equations on individual Feynman ... More

Toward the full test of the nuMSM sterile neutrino dark matter model with AthenaSep 09 2015Mar 12 2016We discuss the potential of Athena X-ray telescope, in particular of its X-ray Integral Field Unit (X-IFU), for detection of the signal from the light-weight decaying dark matter with mass in the keV range. We show that high energy resolution and large ... More

Leading RG logs in $φ^4$ theoryJul 31 2003Aug 15 2003We find the leading RG logs in $\phi^4$ theory for any Feynman diagram with 4 external edges. We obtain the result in two ways. The first way is to calculate the relevant terms in Feynman integrals. The second way is to use the RG invariance based on ... More

Gibbs and Quantum Discrete SpacesAug 28 2001Gibbs measure is one of the central objects of the modern probability, mathematical statistical physics and euclidean quantum field theory. Here we define and study its natural generalization for the case when the space, where the random field is defined ... More

Probability around the Quantum Gravity. Part 1: Pure Planar GravitySep 18 1998In this paper we study stochastic dynamics which leaves quantum gravity equilibrium distribution invariant. We start theoretical study of this dynamics (earlier it was only used for Monte-Carlo simulation). Main new results concern the existence and properties ... More

Convergence to equilibrium due to collisions with external particlesDec 19 2018We consider a class of "most non ergodic" particle systems and prove that for most of them ergodicity appears if only one particle of N has contact with external world, that is this particle collides with external particles in random time moments.

Fixed points for one-dimensional particle system with strong interactionFeb 01 2012We consider hamiltonian $N$ particle system on the finite segment with nearest-neighbor Coulomb interaction and external force $F$. We study the fixed points of such system and show that the distances between neighbors are asymptotically, for large $N$, ... More

Asymptotic behaviour in the time synchronization modelJan 10 2012There are two types $i=1,2$ of particles on the line $R$, with $N_{i}$ particles of type $i$. Each particle of type $i$ moves with constant velocity $v_{i}$. Moreover, any particle of type $i=1,2$ jumps to any particle of type $j=1,2$ with rates $N_{j}^{-1}\alpha_{ij}$. ... More

Failure of flat descent of model structures on module categoriesJan 06 2015We prove that the collection of model structures on (quasicoherent) module categories does not obey flat descent. In particular, it fails to be a separated presheaf, in the fppf topology, on Artin stacks.

Motivic invariants of quivers via dimensional reductionMar 19 2011We provide a reduction formula for the motivic Donaldson-Thomas invariants associated to a quiver with superpotential. The method is valid provided the superpotential has a linear factor, it allows us to compute virtual motives in terms of ordinary motivic ... More

On exploration of geometrically constrained space by medicinal leeches Hirudo verbanaDec 07 2015Leeches are fascinating creatures: they have simple modular nervous circuitry m yet exhibit a rich spectrum of behavioural modes. Leeches could be ideal blue-prints for designing flexible soft robots which are modular, multi-functional, fault-tolerant, ... More

Slime mould electronic oscillatorsMar 28 2014We construct electronic oscillator from acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum. The slime mould oscillator is made of two electrodes connected by a protoplasmic tube of the living slime mould. A protoplasmic tube has an average resistance of 3~MOhm. ... More

Slimy hairs: Hair sensors made with slime mouldJun 12 2013Slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a large single cell visible by unaided eye. We design a slime mould implementation of a tactile hair, where the slime mould responds to repeated deflection of hair by an immediate high-amplitude spike and a prolonged ... More

Hot Ice ComputerAug 30 2009We experimentally demonstrate that supersaturated solution of sodium acetate, commonly called 'hot ice', is a massively-parallel unconventional computer. In the hot ice computer data are represented by a spatial configuration of crystallization induction ... More

Towards Physarum robots: computing and manipulating on water surfaceApr 13 2008Plasmodium of Physarym polycephalum is an ideal biological substrate for implementing concurrent and parallel computation, including combinatorial geometry and optimization on graphs. We report results of scoping experiments on Physarum computing in conditions ... More

How Bayesian Analysis Cracked the Red-State, Blue-State ProblemMay 19 2014In the United States as in other countries, political and economic divisions cut along geographic and demographic lines. Richer people are more likely to vote for Republican candidates while poorer voters lean Democratic; this is consistent with the positions ... More

"How many zombies do you know?" Using indirect survey methods to measure alien attacks and outbreaks of the undeadMar 31 2010The zombie menace has so far been studied only qualitatively or through the use of mathematical models without empirical content. We propose to use a new tool in survey research to allow zombies to be studied indirectly without risk to the interviewers. ... More

Bayesian Statistics Then and NowDec 07 2010Discussion of "The Future of Indirect Evidence" by Bradley Efron [arXiv:1012.1161]

Canonical bases and the decomposition matrices of Ariki--Koike algebrasJul 05 1996Jan 07 1999This paper has been withdrawn because of a gap in the proof of Lemma 3.10. The main reults in this paper have now been proved, and extended in the following papers: S. Ariki and A. Mathas, The number of simple modules of the Hecke algebras of type G(r,1,n) ... More

The evolution of free wave packetsDec 31 2007We discuss four general features of force-free evolution: (1) The spatial spread of any packet changes with time in a very simple way. (2) Over sufficiently short periods of time (whose duration is related to the spread in momentum of the packet) the ... More

Noncommutative localization in algebraic $L$-theoryOct 15 2008Given a noncommutative (Cohn) localization $A \to \sigma^{-1}A$ which is injective and stably flat we obtain a lifting theorem for induced f.g. projective $\sigma^{-1}A$-module chain complexes and localization exact sequences in algebraic $L$-theory, ... More

Rogues' gallery: the full freedom of the Bianchi CMB anomaliesJan 15 2009May 11 2009Combining a recent derivation of the CMB evolution equations for homogeneous but anisotropic (Bianchi) cosmologies with an account of the full linearized dynamical freedoms available in such models, I calculate and discuss the various temperature and ... More

Constructing Smooth Loop SpacesDec 04 2006We consider the general problem of constructing the structure of a smooth manifold on a given space of loops in a smooth finite dimensional manifold. By generalising the standard construction for smooth loops, we derive a list of conditions for the model ... More

On determining absolute entropy without quantum theory or the Third Law of thermodynamicsOct 08 2015Jan 25 2016We employ classical thermodynamics to gain information about absolute entropy, without recourse to statistical methods, quantum mechanics or the Third Law of thermodynamics. The Gibbs-Duhem equation yields various simple methods to determine the absolute ... More

Self-force of a rigid ideal fluid, and a charged sphere in hyperbolic motionJul 22 2014We present two results in the treatment of self-force of accelerating bodies. If the total force on an extended rigid object is calculated from the change of momentum summed over planes of simultaneity of successive rest frames, then we show that an ideal ... More

Simple Quantum Error Correcting CodesMay 15 1996Methods of finding good quantum error correcting codes are discussed, and many example codes are presented. The recipe C_2^{\perp} \subseteq C_1, where C_1 and C_2 are classical codes, is used to obtain codes for up to 16 information qubits with correction ... More

Space, time, parallelism and noise requirements for reliable quantum computingAug 12 1997Quantum error correction methods use processing power to combat noise. The noise level which can be tolerated in a fault-tolerant method is therefore a function of the computational resources available, especially the size of computer and degree of parallelism. ... More