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On the number of maximal intersecting k-uniform families and further applications of Tuza's set pair methodJan 04 2015Mar 12 2015We study the function $M(n,k)$ which denotes the number of maximal $k$-uniform intersecting families $F\subseteq \binom{[n]}{k}$. Improving a bound of Balogh at al. on $M(n,k)$, we determine the order of magnitude of $\log M(n,k)$ by proving that for ... More

Cross-Sperner familiesApr 20 2011A pair of families $(\cF,\cG)$ is said to be \emph{cross-Sperner} if there exists no pair of sets $F \in \cF, G \in \cG$ with $F \subseteq G$ or $G \subseteq F$. There are two ways to measure the size of the pair $(\cF,\cG)$: with the sum $|\cF|+|\cG|$ ... More

Large B_d-free and union-free subfamiliesDec 17 2010For a property $\Gamma$ and a family of sets $\cF$, let $f(\cF,\Gamma)$ be the size of the largest subfamily of $\cF$ having property $\Gamma$. For a positive integer $m$, let $f(m,\Gamma)$ be the minimum of $f(\cF,\Gamma)$ over all families of size $m$. ... More

Domination game on uniform hypergraphsOct 01 2017In this paper we introduce and study the domination game on hypergraphs. This is played on a hypergraph $\mathcal{H}$ by two players, namely Dominator and Staller, who alternately select vertices such that each selected vertex enlarges the set of vertices ... More

On the general position problem on Kneser graphsMar 19 2019In a graph $G$, a geodesic between two vertices $x$ and $y$ is a shortest path connecting $x$ to $y$. A subset $S$ of the vertices of $G$ is in general position if no vertex of $S$ lies on any geodesic between two other vertices of $S$. The size of a ... More

The minimum number of vertices in uniform hypergraphs with given domination numberMar 11 2016Jul 16 2016The \textit{domination number} $\gamma(\mathcal{H})$ of a hypergraph $\mathcal{H}=(V(\mathcal{H}),E(\mathcal{H})$ is the minimum size of a subset $D\subset V(\mathcal{H}$ of the vertices such that for every $v\in V(\mathcal{H})\setminus D$ there exist ... More

Distribution of colors in Gallai coloringsMar 11 2019A Gallai coloring is an edge coloring that avoids triangles colored with three different colors. Given integers $n_1\ge n_2 \ge \dots \ge n_k$ with $\sum_{i=1}^kn_k={n \choose 2}$ for some $n$, does there exist a Gallai $k$-coloring of $K_n$ with $n_i$ ... More

Grundy dominating sequences and zero forcing setsFeb 02 2017In a graph $G$ a sequence $v_1,v_2,\dots,v_m$ of vertices is Grundy dominating if for all $2\le i \le m$ we have $N[v_i]\not\subseteq \cup_{j=1}^{i-1}N[v_j]$ and is Grundy total dominating if for all $2\le i \le m$ we have $N(v_i)\not\subseteq \cup_{j=1}^{i-1}N(v_j)$. ... More

Two-part set systemsOct 01 2011The two part Sperner theorem of Katona and Kleitman states that if $X$ is an $n$-element set with partition $X_1 \cup X_2$, and $\cF$ is a family of subsets of $X$ such that no two sets $A, B \in \cF$ satisfy $A \subset B$ (or $B \subset A$) and $A \cap ... More

Avoider-Enforcer star gamesFeb 11 2013Jan 30 2015In this paper, we study $(1 : b)$ Avoider-Enforcer games played on the edge set of the complete graph on $n$ vertices. For every constant $k\geq 3$ we analyse the $k$-star game, where Avoider tries to avoid claiming $k$ edges incident to the same vertex. ... More

Forbidding rank-preserving copies of a posetOct 25 2017The maximum size, $La(n,P)$, of a family of subsets of $[n]=\{1,2,...,n\}$ without containing a copy of $P$ as a subposet, has been intensively studied. Let $P$ be a graded poset. We say that a family $\mathcal{F}$ of subsets of $[n]=\{1,2,...,n\}$ contains ... More

The variety of domination gamesJul 07 2018Domination game [SIAM J.\ Discrete Math.\ 24 (2010) 979--991] and total domination game [Graphs Combin.\ 31 (2015) 1453--1462] are by now well established games played on graphs by two players, named Dominator and Staller. In this paper, Z-domination ... More

Nonrepetitive colorings of lexicographic product of graphsOct 20 2012Sep 16 2013A coloring $c$ of the vertices of a graph $G$ is nonrepetitive if there exists no path $v_1v_2\ldots v_{2l}$ for which $c(v_i)=c(v_{l+i})$ for all $1\le i\le l$. Given graphs $G$ and $H$ with $|V(H)|=k$, the lexicographic product $G[H]$ is the graph obtained ... More

Adaptive Majority Problems for Restricted Query Graphs and for Weighted SetsMar 20 2019Suppose that the vertices of a graph $G$ are colored with two colors in an unknown way. The color that occurs on more than half of the vertices is called the majority color (if it exists), and any vertex of this color is called a majority vertex. We study ... More

Invariant formulation of the Functional Renormalisation Group method for $U(n)\times U(n)$ symmetric matrix modelsOct 24 2012The Local Potential Approximation (LPA) to the Wetterich-equation is formulated explicitly in terms of operators, which are invariant under the $U(n)\times U(n)$ symmetry group. Complete formulas are presented for the two-flavor ($U(2)\times U(2)$) case. ... More

Distribution of colors in Gallai coloringsMar 11 2019Mar 16 2019A Gallai coloring is an edge coloring that avoids triangles colored with three different colors. Given integers $e_1\ge e_2 \ge \dots \ge e_k$ with $\sum_{i=1}^ke_i={n \choose 2}$ for some $n$, does there exist a Gallai $k$-coloring of $K_n$ with $e_i$ ... More

Finding non-minority balls with majority and plurality queriesDec 20 2018Given a set of $n$ colored balls, a \textit{majority, non-minority or plurality ball} is one whose color class has size more than $n/2$, at least $n/2$ or larger than any other color class, respectively. We describe linear time algorithms for finding ... More

Search Problems in Vector SpacesSep 26 2013Jan 30 2014We consider the following $q$-analog of the basic combinatorial search problem: let $q$ be a prime power and $\GF(q)$ the finite field of $q$ elements. Let $V$ denote an $n$-dimensional vector space over $\GF(q)$ and let $\mathbf{v}$ be an unknown 1-dimensional ... More

An improvement on the maximum number of $k$-Dominating Independent SetsSep 14 2017Erd\H{o}s and Moser raised the question of determining the maximum number of maximal cliques or equivalently, the maximum number of maximal independent sets in a graph on $n$ vertices. Since then there has been a lot of research along these lines. A $k$-dominating ... More

Line Percolation in Finite Projective PlanesAug 01 2016We study combinatorial parameters of a recently introduced bootstrap percolation problem in finite projective planes. We present sharp results on the size of the minimum percolating sets and the maximal non-percolating sets. Additional results on the ... More

On the number of cycles in a graph with restricted cycle lengthsOct 11 2016Let $L$ be a set of positive integers. We call a (directed) graph $G$ an $L$\emph{-cycle graph} if all cycle lengths in $G$ belong to $L$. Let $c(L,n)$ be the maximum number of cycles possible in an $n$-vertex $L$-cycle graph (we use $\vec{c}(L,n)$ for ... More

Distribution of colors in Gallai coloringsMar 11 2019Apr 16 2019A Gallai coloring is an edge coloring that avoids triangles colored with three different colors. Given integers $e_1\ge e_2 \ge \dots \ge e_k$ with $\sum_{i=1}^ke_i={n \choose 2}$ for some $n$, does there exist a Gallai $k$-coloring of $K_n$ with $e_i$ ... More

Majority and Plurality ProblemsMar 07 2012Given a set of n balls each colored with a color, a ball is said to be majority, k-majority, plurality if its color class has size larger than half of the number of balls, has size at least k, has size larger than any other color class; respectively. ... More

t-wise Berge and t-heavy hypergraphsFeb 08 2019In many proofs concerning extremal parameters of Berge hypergraphs one starts with analyzing that part of that shadow graph which is contained in many hyperedges. Capturing this phenomenon we introduce two new types of hypergraphs. A hypergraph $\mathcal{H}$ ... More

On the ratio of maximum and minimum degree in maximal intersecting familiesSep 06 2011To study how balanced or unbalanced a maximal intersecting family $\mathcal{F}\subseteq \binom{[n]}{r}$ is we consider the ratio $\mathcal{R}(\mathcal{F})=\frac{\Delta(\mathcal{F})}{\delta(\mathcal{F})}$ of its maximum and minimum degree. We determine ... More

Stability results on vertex Turán problems in Kneser graphsApr 11 2018Apr 20 2018The vertex set of the Kneser graph $K(n,k)$ is $V = \binom{[n]}{k}$ and two vertices are adjacent if the corresponding sets are disjoint. For any graph $F$, the largest size of a vertex set $U \subseteq V$ such that $K(n,k)[U]$ is $F$-free, was recently ... More

Stability results on vertex Turán problems in Kneser graphsApr 11 2018Mar 07 2019The vertex set of the Kneser graph $K(n,k)$ is $V = \binom{[n]}{k}$ and two vertices are adjacent if the corresponding sets are disjoint. For any graph $F$, the largest size of a vertex set $U \subseteq V$ such that $K(n,k)[U]$ is $F$-free, was recently ... More

On the maximum number of copies of H in graphs with given size and orderOct 01 2018We study the maximum number $ex(n,e,H)$ of copies of a graph $H$ in graphs with given number of vertices and edges. We show that for any fixed graph $H$, $ex(n,e,H)$ is asymptotically realized by the quasi-clique provided that the edge density is sufficiently ... More

Weak Coupling Phase Structureof the Abelian Higgs Model at Finite TemperatureMay 03 1993Using the 1-loop reduced 3D action of the Abelian Higgs-model we discuss the order of its finite temperature phase transition. A two-variable saddle point approximation is proposed for the evaluation of the effective potential. The strength of the first ... More

Finding a non-minority ball with majority answersSep 28 2015Sep 28 2016Suppose we are given a set of $n$ balls $\{b_1,\ldots,b_n\}$ each colored either red or blue in some way unknown to us. To find out some information about the colors, we can query any triple of balls $\{b_{i_1},b_{i_2},b_{i_3}\}$. As an answer to such ... More

Saturating Sperner familiesMay 23 2011A family $\cF \subseteq 2^{[n]}$ saturates the monotone decreasing property $\cP$ if $\cF$ satisfies $\cP$ and one cannot add any set to $\cF$ such that property $\cP$ is still satisfied by the resulting family. We address the problem of finding the minimum ... More

From Floquet to Dicke: quantum spin-Hall insulator interacting with quantum lightMay 28 2015Sep 15 2015Time-periodic perturbations due to classical electromagnetic fields are useful to engineer the topological properties of matter using the Floquet theory. Here we investigate the effect of quantized electromagnetic fields by focusing on the quantized light-matter ... More

Collective modes for quantum spin Hall insulator interacting with quantum lightFeb 12 2019We investigate the light-matter interaction between the edge state of a 2D topological insulator and quantum electromagnetic field. The interaction originates from the Zeeman term between the spin of the edge electrons and the magnetic field, and also ... More

Dominating sequences in grid-like and toroidal graphsJul 01 2016A longest sequence $S$ of distinct vertices of a graph $G$ such that each vertex of $S$ dominates some vertex that is not dominated by its preceding vertices, is called a Grundy dominating sequence; the length of $S$ is the Grundy domination number of ... More

Vertex Turán problems for the oriented hypercubeJul 18 2018In this short note we consider the oriented vertex Tur\'an problem in the hypercube: for a fixed oriented graph $\overrightarrow{F}$, determine the maximum size $ex_v(\overrightarrow{F}, \overrightarrow{Q_n})$ of a subset $U$ of the vertices of the oriented ... More

Escort distribution function of work done and diagonal entropies in quenched Luttinger liquidsSep 17 2014We study the escort probability distribution function of work done during an interaction quantum quench of Luttinger liquids. It crosses over from the thermodynamic to the small system limit with increasing $a$, the order of the escort distribution, and ... More

Local phonon mode in a fermionic bath, and its relation to Kondo effectNov 07 2006Jun 06 2007We have studied the interplay of a local phonon mode embedded in a metallic host (Holstein impurity model) using Abelian bosonization. The phonon frequency softens, which takes place in two steps: first, their frequency starts softening, and acquires ... More

Drude weight, Meissner weight, rotational inertia of bosonic superfluids: how are they distinguished?Oct 15 2013Feb 25 2014The Drude weight, the quantity which distinguishes metals from insulators, is proportional to the second derivative of the ground state energy with respect to a flux at zero flux. The same expression also appears in the definition of the Meissner weight, ... More

Accumulation Points of Graphs of Baire-1 and Baire-2 FunctionsDec 01 2015Jun 11 2017During the last few decades E. S. Thomas, S. J. Agronsky, J. G. Ceder, and T. L. Pearson gave an equivalent definition of the real Baire class 1 functions by characterizing their graph. In this paper, using their results, we consider the following problem: ... More

Computing arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian maps for evolving surfacesDec 06 2016Mar 29 2017The good mesh quality of an evolving discretized surface or domain is often compromised during time evolution. In recent years this phenomena have been overcome in a couple of ways, one of them uses arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian maps. However, the numerical ... More

High-order evolving surface finite element method for parabolic problems on evolving surfacesJun 23 2016High-order spatial discretisations and full discretisations of parabolic partial differential equations on evolving surfaces are studied. We prove convergence of the high-order evolving surface finite element method, by showing high-order versions of ... More

On some non-linear projections of self-similar sets in $\mathbb{R}^3$Mar 03 2015Apr 26 2016In the last years considerable attention has been paid for the orthogonal and non-linear projections of self-similar sets. In this paper we consider orthogonal transformation-free self-similar sets in $\mathbb{R}^3$, i.e. the generating IFS has the form ... More

Rainbow Ramsey problems for the Boolean latticeSep 23 2018We address the following rainbow Ramsey problem: For posets $P,Q$ what is the smallest number $n$ such that any coloring of the elements of the Boolean lattice $B_n$ either admits a monochromatic copy of $P$ or a rainbow copy of $Q$. We consider both ... More

On the number of containments in $P$-free familiesApr 04 2018A subfamily $\{F_1,F_2,\dots,F_{|P|}\}\subseteq \mathcal F$ is a copy of the poset $P$ if there exists a bijection $i:P\rightarrow \{F_1,F_2,\dots,F_{|P|}\}$ such that $p\le_P q$ implies $i(p)\subseteq i(q)$. A family $\mathcal F$ is $P$-free, if it does ... More

An implementation of the relational k-means algorithmApr 25 2013A C# implementation of a generalized k-means variant called relational k-means is described here. Relational k-means is a generalization of the well-known k-means clustering method which works for non-Euclidean scenarios as well. The input is an arbitrary ... More

The Fermi edge singularity in the SU(N) Wolff modelSep 15 2005The low temperature properties of the SU(N) Wolff impurity model are studied via Abelian bosonization. The path integral treatment of the problem allows for an exact evaluation of low temperature properties of the model. The single particle Green's function ... More

Large-N limit of a magnetic impurity in unconventional density wavesJul 15 2004We investigate the effect of unconventional density wave (UDW) condensate on an Anderson impurity using large-N technique at T=0. In accordance with previous treatments of a Kondo impurity in pseudogap phases, we find that Kondo effect occurs only in ... More

Galois conjugates of pseudo-Anosov stretch factors are dense in the complex planeFeb 17 2017Aug 16 2017In this paper, we study the Galois conjugates of stretch factors of pseudo-Anosov elements of the mapping class group of a surface. We show that - except in low-complexity cases - these conjugates are dense in the complex plane. For this, we use Penner's ... More

Baire categorical aspects of first passage percolation IINov 11 2018In this paper we continue our earlier work about topological first passage percolation and answer certain questions asked in our previous paper. Notably, we prove that apart from trivialities, in the generic configuration there exists exactly one geodesic ... More

Mixing times of Markov chains on a cycle with additional long range connectionsJan 08 2014Jun 25 2015We develop Markov chain mixing time estimates for a class of Markov chains with restricted transitions. We assume transitions may occur along a cycle of $n$ nodes and on $n^\gamma$ additional edges, where $\gamma < 1$. We find that the mixing times of ... More

Fibrations of 3-manifolds and asymptotic translation length in the arc complexOct 16 2018Given a 3-manifold $M$ fibering over the circle, we investigate how the asymptotic translation lengths of pseudo-Anosov monodromies in the arc complex vary as we vary the fibration. We formalize this problem by defining normalized asymptotic translation ... More

Algebraic degrees of pseudo-Anosov stretch factorsJun 21 2015Oct 16 2018The motivation for this paper is to justify a remark of Thurston that the algebraic degree of stretch factors of pseudo-Anosov maps on a surface $S$ can be as high as the dimension of the Teichm\"uller space of $S$. In addition to proving this, we completely ... More

Local Classical and Quantum Criticality due to Electron-Vibration InteractionApr 09 2009We study the local classical and quantum critical properties of electron-vibration interaction, represented by the Yu-Anderson model. It exhibits an instability, similar to the Wentzel-Bardeen singularity, whose nature resembles to weakly first order ... More

The Wiedemann-Franz law in the SU(N) Wolff modelFeb 16 2006We study the electrical and thermal transport through the SU(N) Wolff model with the use of bosonization. The Wilson ratio reaches unity as N grows to infinity. The electric conductance is dominated by the charge channel, and decreases monotonically with ... More

Algebraic degrees of pseudo-Anosov stretch factorsJun 21 2015Oct 26 2016The main result is that the possible algebraic degrees of pseudo-Anosov stretch factors on the closed orientable surface of genus $g$ are the even integers between 2 and $6g-6$ and the odd integers between 3 and $3g-3$. There is an analogous result for ... More

Covering Paths and Trees for Planar GridsNov 03 2013Given a set of points in the plane, a covering path is a polygonal path that visits all the points. In this paper we consider covering paths of the vertices of an n x m grid. We show that the minimal number of segments of such a path is $2\min(n,m)-1$ ... More

On the dependence of the existence of the positive steady states on the rate coefficients for deficiency-one mass action systems: single linkage classMay 15 2013The Deficiency-One Theorem states that there exists a unique positive steady state in each positive stoichiometric class for weakly reversible deficiency-one mass action systems with one linkage class (regardless of the values of the rate coefficients). ... More

Existence of Positive Steady States for Weakly Reversible Mass-Action SystemsOct 12 2017Nov 28 2018We prove the following. For each weakly reversible mass-action system, there exists a positive steady state in each positive stoichiometric class.

Algebraic degrees and Galois conjugates of pseudo-Anosov stretch factorsJun 21 2015Nov 10 2015We show that every even positive integer at most the dimension of Teichm\"uller space occurs as the degree of the minimal polynomial of a pseudo-Anosov stretch factor on an orientable surface. By Thurston's upper bound on the degree, these are all the ... More

Boundary effect on CDW: Friedel oscillations, STM imageMar 17 2005We study the effect of open boundary condition on charge density waves (CDW). The electron density oscillates rapidly close to the boundary, and additional non-oscillating terms (~ln(r)) appear. The Friedel oscillations survive beyond the CDW coherence ... More

Computing arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian maps for evolving surfacesDec 06 2016The good mesh quality of an evolving discretized surface or domain is often compromised during time evolution. In recent years this phenomena have been overcome in a couple of ways, one of them uses arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian maps. However, the numerical ... More

Lifts of pseudo-Anosov homeomorphisms of nonorientable surfaces have vanishing SAF invariantApr 19 2016Aug 03 2016We show that any pseudo-Anosov map that is a lift of pseudo-Anosov homeomorphism of a nonorientable surface has vanishing SAF invariant. We also provide a criterion to certify that a pseudo-Anosov map is not such a lift.

Spin supplementary conditions for spinning compact binariesSep 06 2016We consider the different spin supplementary conditions (SSC) for a spinning compact binary with the leading-order spin-orbit (SO) interaction. The Lagrangian of the binary system can be constructed but it is acceleration-dependent in two cases of SSC. ... More

Retarded cosmological gravity and Mach's principle in flat FRW universesFeb 19 2013The retarded gravitation produced by the matter and energy content of the observable universe is formulated and shown how this cosmological gravity gives rise to inertial forces in accelerated frames of reference. The model is developed for spatially ... More

Characterizations and Properties of Graphs of Baire FunctionsNov 02 2016Let $X$ be a paracompact topological space and $Y$ be a Banach space. In this paper, we will characterize the Baire-1 functions $f:X\rightarrow{Y}$ by their graph: namely, we will show that $f$ is a Baire-1 function if and only if its graph $gr(f)$ is ... More

Algebraic degrees of pseudo-Anosov stretch factorsJun 21 2015Nov 19 2016The motivation for this paper is to justify a remark of Thurston that the algebraic degree of stretch factors of pseudo-Anosov maps on a surface $S$ can be as high as the dimension of the Teichm\"uller space of $S$. In addition to proving this, we completely ... More

On the Volume of Boolean expressions of Large Congruent BallsDec 21 2017We consider the volume of a Boolean expression of some congruent balls about a given system of centers in the $d$-dimensional Euclidean space. When the radius $r$ of the balls is large, this volume can be approximated by a polynomial of $r$, which will ... More

Baire categorical aspects of first passage percolationNov 21 2017In the previous decades, the theory of first passage percolation became a highly important area of probability theory. In this work, we will observe what can be said about the corresponding structure if we forget about the probability measure defined ... More

Mixing time of an unaligned Gibbs sampler on the squareJun 27 2017Oct 06 2018The paper concerns a particular example of the Gibbs sampler and its mixing efficiency. Coordinates of a point are rerandomized in the unit square $[0,1]^2$ to approach a stationary distribution with density proportional to $\exp(-A^2(u-v)^2)$ for $(u,v)\in ... More

On the Ledrappier-Young formula for self-affine measuresMar 03 2015Jun 02 2015Ledrappier and Young introduced a relation between entropy, Lyapunov exponents and dimension for invariant measures of diffeomorphisms on compact manifolds. In this paper, we show that a self-affine measure on the plane satisfies the Ledrappier-Young ... More

RENORMALISATION GROUP AIDED FINITE TEMPERATURE REDUCTION OF QUANTUM FIELD THEORIESMay 03 1995Dimensional reduction of finite temperature quantum field theories can be improved with help of continous renormalisation group steps. The method is applied to the integration of the lowest non-static ($n=\pm 1$) modes of the finite temperature $\Phi^4$-theory. ... More

A Hierarchy of Effective Field Theories of Hot Electroweak MatterDec 30 1993Abst\-ract: A hierarchy of effective three-dimensional theories of finite temperature electroweak matter is studied. First an integration over non-static modes leads to an effective theory containing a gauge field $A_{i}^{a}$, an adjoint Higgs field $A_{0}^a$ ... More

On Grundy total domination number in product graphsDec 23 2017A longest sequence $(v_1,\ldots,v_k)$ of vertices of a graph $G$ is a Grundy total dominating sequence of $G$ if for all $i$, $N(v_i) \setminus \bigcup_{j=1}^{i-1}N(v_j)\not=\emptyset$. The length $k$ of the sequence is called the Grundy total domination ... More

Statistics and dynamics of the center of mass coordinate in a quantum liquidApr 19 2018Jul 10 2018Motivated by recent experiments in ultracold gases, we focus on the properties of the center of mass coordinate of an interacting one dimensional Fermi gas, displaying several distinct phases. While the variance of the center of mass vanishes in insulating ... More

Quantum quench in the Luttinger model with finite temperature initial stateJul 29 2013Oct 07 2013We study the non-equilibrium dynamics of the Luttinger model after a quantum quench, when the initial state is a finite temperature thermal equilibrium state. The diagonal elements of the density matrix in the steady state show thermal features for high ... More

Magnetotransport and thermoelectricity in disordered grapheneJan 29 2007We have studied the electric and thermal response of two-dimensional Dirac-fermions in a quantizing magnetic field in the presence of localized disorder. The electric and heat current operators in the presence of magnetic field are derived. The self-energy ... More

Ledrappier-Young formula and exact dimensionality of self-affine measuresNov 18 2015In this paper, we solve the long standing open problem on exact dimensionality of self-affine measures. We show that every self-affine measure on the plane is exact dimensional regardless of the choice of the defining iterated function system. In higher ... More

On the number of edge-disjoint triangles in $K_4$-free graphsJun 10 2015We show the quarter of a century old conjecture that every $K_4$-free graph with $n$ vertices and $\lfloor n^2/4 \rfloor +k$ edges contains $k$ pairwise edge disjoint triangles.

Improved mixing rates of directed cycles by added connectionSep 04 2015Sep 16 2015We provide bounds on the mixing rate of a Markov chain whose mixing properties are improved by a combination of adding long distance edges and introducing non-reversibility. Our model is built on a cycle graph and involves selecting a sublinear number ... More

Hopf bifurcation and period functions for Wright type delay differential equationsJan 12 2018We present the simplest criterion that determines the direction of the Hopf bifurcations of the delay differential equation $x'(t)=-\mu f(x(t-1))$, as the parameter $\mu$ passes through the critical values $\mu_k$. We give a complete classification of ... More

The Robustness and the Doubly-Preferential Attachment Simulation of the Consensus Connectome Dynamics of the Human BrainOct 14 2016The increasing quantity and quality of the publicly available human cerebral diffusion MRI data make possible the study of the brain as it was unimaginable before. The Consensus Connectome Dynamics (CCD) is a remarkable phenomenon that was discovered ... More

Testing of sequences by simulationNov 30 2010Let $\xi$ be a random integer vector, having uniform distribution \[\mathbf{P} \{\xi = (i_1,i_2,...,i_n) = 1/n^n \} \ \hbox{for} \ 1 \leq i_1,i_2,...,i_n\leq n.\] A realization $(i_1,i_2,...,i_n)$ of $\xi$ is called \textit{good}, if its elements are ... More

Planar S-systems: PermanenceMay 25 2018We characterize permanence of planar S-systems. Further, we construct a planar S-system with three limit cycles.

Topological insulation in a ladder model with particle-hole and reflection symmetriesJan 30 2018Feb 19 2018A two-legged ladder model, one dimensional, exhibiting the parity anomaly is constructed. The model belongs to the $C$ and $CI$ symmetry classes, depending on the parameters, but, due to reflection, it exhibits topological insulation. The model consists ... More

Nilspace factors for general uniformity seminorms, cubic exchangeability and limitsMar 23 2018Jul 30 2018We study a class of measure-theoretic objects that we call cubic couplings, on which there is a common generalization of the Gowers norms and the Host-Kra seminorms. Our main result yields a complete structural description of cubic couplings, using nilspaces. ... More

The Arnoux-Yoccoz mapping classes via Penner's constructionMay 03 2018We give a new description of the Arnoux-Yoccoz mapping classes as a product of two Dehn twists and a finite order element. The construction is analogous to Penner's construction of mapping classes with small stretch factors.

A measure-theoretic approach to the theory of dense hypergraphsOct 22 2008Oct 27 2008In this paper we develop a measure-theoretic method to treat problems in hypergraph theory. Our central theorem is a correspondence principle between three objects: An increasing hypergraph sequence, a measurable set in an ultraproduct space and a measurable ... More

Multidimensional Sampling of Isotropically Bandlimited SignalsMar 01 2017A new lower bound on the average reconstruction error variance of multidimensional sampling and reconstruction is presented. It applies to sampling on arbitrary lattices in arbitrary dimensions, assuming a stochastic process with constant, isotropically ... More

Harmonic Manifolds and the Volume of Tubes about CurvesJun 08 2015Oct 03 2016H. Hotelling proved that in the n-dimensional Euclidean or spherical space, the volume of a tube of small radius about a curve depends only on the length of the curve and the radius. A. Gray and L. Vanhecke extended Hotelling's theorem to rank one symmetric ... More

Product blocking measures and a particle system proof of the Jacobi triple productJun 02 2016Dec 08 2016We review product form blocking measures in the general framework of nearest neighbor asymmetric one dimensional misanthrope processes. This class includes exclusion, zero range, bricklayers, and many other models. We characterize the cases when such ... More

On the dimension of self-similar measures with complicated overlapsFeb 11 2019In this paper, we investigate the Hausdorff dimension of the invariant measures of the iterated function system (IFS) $\{\alpha x, \beta x, \gamma x+(1-\gamma)\}$. We provide an "almost every" type result by a direct application of the results of Feng ... More

Radon induced hyperplasia: effective adaptation reducing the local doses in the bronchial epitheliumMar 03 2016There is experimental and histological evidence that chronic irritation and cell death may cause hyperplasia in the exposed tissue. As the heterogeneous deposition of inhaled radon progeny results in high local doses at the peak of the bronchial bifurcations, ... More

Numerical analysis of parabolic problems with dynamic boundary conditionsJan 08 2015Space and time discretizations of parabolic differential equations with dynamic boundary conditions are studied in a weak formulation that fits into the standard abstract formulation of parabolic problems, just that the usual L^2(\Omega) inner product ... More

Inelastic Scattering from Local Vibrational ModesJun 10 2008We study a nonuniversal contribution to the dephasing rate of conduction electrons due to local vibrational modes. The inelastic scattering rate is strongly influenced by multiphonon excitations, exhibiting oscillatory behaviour. For higher frequencies, ... More

Guaranteed discovery of the NmSuGra modelSep 23 2008We analyze the discovery potential of the next-to-minimal supergravity motivated model: NmSuGra. This model is an extension of mSuGra by a gauge singlet, and contains only one additional parameter: lambda, the Higgs-singlet-Higgs coupling. NmSuGra solves ... More

Extracting the size of the cosmic electron-positron anomalyJun 21 2011Apr 24 2012We isolated the anomalous part of the cosmic electron-positron flux within a Bayesian likelihood analysis. Using 219 recent cosmic ray spectral data points, we inferred the values of selected cosmic ray propagation parameters. In the context of the propagation ... More

An abstract approach to polychromatic coloring: shallow hitting sets in ABA-free hypergraphs and pseudohalfplanesOct 01 2014Jun 27 2016The goal of this paper is to give a new, abstract approach to cover-decomposition and polychromatic colorings using hypergraphs on ordered vertex sets. We introduce an abstract version of a framework by Smorodinsky and Yuditsky, used for polychromatic ... More

Octants are Cover-Decomposable into Many CoveringsJul 03 2012We prove that octants are cover-decomposable into multiple coverings, i.e., for any k there is an m(k) such that any m(k)-fold covering of any subset of the space with a finite number of translates of a given octant can be decomposed into k coverings. ... More

Stable and convergent fully discrete interior-exterior coupling of Maxwell's equationsMay 13 2016Maxwell's equations are considered with transparent boundary conditions, with initial conditions and inhomogeneity having support in a bounded, not necessarily convex three-dimensional domain or in a collection of such domains. The proposed computational ... More

A continuous model for systems of complexity 2 on simple abelian groupsSep 15 2015Sep 11 2016It is known that if $p$ is a sufficiently large prime then for every function $f:\mathbb{Z}_p\to [0,1]$ there exists a continuous function on the circle $f':\mathbb{T}\to [0,1]$ such that the averages of $f$ and $f'$ across any prescribed system of linear ... More