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Thermodynamics of the classical spin-ice model with nearest neighbour interactions using the Wang-Landau algorithmJul 13 2015In this article we study the classical nearest-neighbour spin-ice model (nnSI) by means of Monte Carlo simulations, using the Wang-Landau algorithm. The nnSI describes several of the salient features of the spin-ice materials. Despite its simplicity it ... More

Field-tuned order by disorder in Ising frustrated magnets with antiferromagnetic interactionsJun 09 2016Sep 30 2016We demonstrate the appearance of thermal order by disorder in Ising pyrochlores with staggered antiferromagnetic order frustrated by an applied magnetic field. We use a mean-field cluster variational method, a low-temperature expansion and Monte Carlo ... More

Giant Memcapacitance in Topotactic Redox InterfacesMay 14 2019The possibility to develop neuromorphic computing devices able to mimic the extraordinary data processing capabilities of biological systems spurs the research on memristive systems. Memristors with additional functionalities such as robust memcapacitance ... More

Oxygen vacancies dynamics in redox-based interfaces: Tailoring the memristive responseNov 23 2018Redox-based memristive devices are among the alternatives for the next generation of non volatile memories, but also candidates to emulate the behavior of synapses in neuromorphic computing devices. It is nowadays well established that the motion of oxygen ... More

GW150914: First search for the electromagnetic counterpart of a gravitational-wave event by the TOROS collaborationJul 26 2016We present the results of the optical follow-up conducted by the TOROS collaboration of the first gravitational-wave event GW150914. We conducted unfiltered CCD observations (0.35-1 micron) with the 1.5-m telescope at Bosque Alegre starting ~2.5 days ... More

Tuning the electronic properties at the surface of BaBiO3 thin filmsAug 26 2015Jun 03 2016The presence of 2D electron gases at surfaces or interfaces in oxide thin films remains a hot topic in condensed matter physics. In particular, BaBiO3 appears as a very interesting system as it was theoretically proposed that its (001) surface should ... More

TOROS Optical follow-up of the Advanced LIGO-VIRGO O2 second observational campaignJan 09 2019We present the results of the optical follow-up, conducted by the TOROS collaboration, of gravitational wave events detected during the Advanced LIGO-Virgo second observing run (Nov 2016 -- Aug 2017). Given the limited field of view ($\sim100\arcmin$) ... More

Small-x QCD effects in forward-jet and Mueller-Navelet jet productionOct 20 2005Mar 07 2006We investigate small-x QCD effects in forward-jet production in deep inelastic scattering in the kinematic regime where the virtuality of the photon and the transverse momentum of the jet are two hard scales of about the same magnitude. We show that the ... More

The Gravitational Radiaton degrees of freedom in Hyperbolic Systems for Numerical RelativityAug 06 2002The gravitational radiation degrees of freedom of freedom are described in the framework of the 3+1 decomposition of spacetime. The relationship with eigenfields of the Kidder-Scheel-Teukolsky (KST) equations is established. This relationship is used ... More

Approximate solutions for N-body Hamiltonians with identical particles in D dimensionsJul 19 2013Nov 13 2013A method based on the envelope theory is presented to compute approximate solutions for $N$-body Hamiltonians with identical particles in $D$ dimensions ($D\ge 2$). In some favorable cases, the approximate eigenvalues can be analytically determined and ... More

Schur-finiteness in $λ$-ringsNov 05 2010Nov 17 2011We introduce the notion of a Schur-finite element in a $\lambda$-ring.

Pion and Kaon masses in Staggered Chiral Perturbation TheoryApr 21 2003Jul 07 2003We show how to compute chiral logarithms that take into account both the $\cO(a^2)$ taste-symmetry breaking of staggered fermions and the fourth-root trick that produces one taste per flavor. The calculation starts from the Lee-Sharpe Lagrangian generalized ... More

Heavy-Light Semileptonic Decays in Staggered Chiral Perturbation TheoryApr 05 2007Jun 26 2007We calculate the form factors for the semileptonic decays of heavy-light pseudoscalar mesons in partially quenched staggered chiral perturbation theory (\schpt), working to leading order in $1/m_Q$, where $m_Q$ is the heavy quark mass. We take the light ... More

Pseudoscalar Decay Constants in Staggered Chiral Perturbation TheoryJun 20 2003Sep 29 2003In a continuation of an ongoing program, we use staggered chiral perturbation theory to calculate the one-loop chiral logarithms and analytic terms in the pseudoscalar meson leptonic decay constants, $f_{\pi^+_5}$ and $f_{K^+_5}$. We consider the partially ... More

New construction of algebro-geometric solutions to the Camassa-Holm equation and their numerical evaluationSep 24 2011Dec 06 2011An independent derivation of solutions to the Camassa-Holm equation in terms of multi-dimensional theta functions is presented using an approach based on Fay's identities. Reality and smoothness conditions are studied for these solutions from the point ... More

Observations of Galaxy Clustering at High RedshiftNov 25 1998This paper reviews the current status of measurements of galaxy clustering at high redshifts (z > 0.3). The focus is on the inherent limitations in the observation and interpretation of the ``evolution of clustering''. It is likely that results from the ... More

Properties of light scalar mesons from lattice QCDApr 12 2006Jul 10 2006Lattice QCD with $N_f=2$ flavours of sea quark is used to explore the spectrum and decay of scalar mesons. We are able to determine the $b_1$ - $a_0$ mass difference and this leads to the conclusion that the lightest non-singlet scalar meson ($a_0$) has ... More

Radio-Quiet Quasars in the Direction of the Northern Hubble Deep FieldSep 13 2000We match quasars discovered in a multi-color survey centered on the northern Hubble Deep Field (HDF) with radio sources from an ultra-deep radio survey. Although 3 out of 12 quasars are detected at a level below 0.2 mJy at 1.4 GHz, all of the quasars ... More

Super-Massive Neutron StarsNov 30 2007We present here the results of Arecibo timing of PSR B1516+02B, a 7.95-ms pulsar in a binary system with a ~0.17 solar mass companion and an orbital period of 6.85 days located in the globular cluster M5. The eccentricity of the orbit (e = 0.14) has allowed ... More

A Multi-scale Subtraction Scheme and Partial Renormalization Group Equations in the $O(N)$-symmetric $φ^4$-theoryApr 23 1996To resum large logarithms in multi-scale problems a generalization of $\MS$ is introduced allowing for as many renormalization scales as there are generic scales in the problem. In the new \lq\lq minimal multi-scale subtraction scheme'' standard perturbative ... More

Bound-free $\mathbf{e}^+ \mathbf{e}^-$ pair creation with a linearly polarized laser field and a nuclear fieldJul 28 2008The process of bound-free pair production of electrons and positrons in combined laser and Coulomb fields is investigated. It is assumed that an ion collides at relativistic speed with an intense x-ray laser beam of linear polarization. The process proceeds ... More

Towards Automated Verification of Web ServicesNov 11 2011This paper proposes the use of model-checking software technology for the verification of workflows and business processes behaviour based on web services, namely the use of the SPIN model checker. Since the specification of a business process behaviour ... More

Projective invariants of CR-hypersurfacesOct 27 2010We study the equivalence problem under projective transformation for CR-hypersurfaces of complex projective space. A complete set of projective differential invariants for analytic hypersurfaces is given. The self-dual strongly C-linearly convex hypersurfaces ... More

Variable Modified Newtonian Mechanics from an interpolating metric II Galactic rotational curveFeb 05 2018Feb 06 2018We use an interpolating metric from a previous work \cite{wong} with a variable modified Newtonian potential (VMOND) to explore the issue of flatten rotational curve of a galaxy. We examine a model of a large protogalactic cloud with growing density perturbation, ... More

Hadronic matrix elements of neutral-meson mixing through lattice QCDSep 23 2015Neutral-meson mixing is loop suppressed in the Standard Model, leading to the possibility of enhanced sensitivity to new physics. The uncertainty in Standard Model predictions for $B$-meson oscillation frequencies is dominated by theoretical uncertainties ... More

Mass Loss in 2D ZAMS Stellar ModelsMay 04 2011A large number of massive stars are known to rotate, resulting in significant distortion and variation in surface temperature from the pole to the equator. Radiatively driven mass loss is temperature dependent, so rapid rotation produces variation in ... More

On the cusp form motives in genus 1 and level 1Apr 20 2005Jan 23 2006We prove that the moduli space of stable n-pointed curves of genus one and the projector associated to the alternating representation of the symmetric group on n letters define (for n>1) the Chow motive corresponding to cusp forms of weight n+1 for SL(2,Z). ... More

$K_L\toγν\barν$ in the Light Front ModelApr 17 2000We study the CP conserving and violating contributions to the decay of $\knng$ in the standard model. In our analysis, we use the form factors for $K\to\gamma$ transitions calculated directly in the entire physical range of momentum transfer within the ... More

Decay width of light quark hybrid meson from the latticeMar 06 2006Apr 13 2006Lattice QCD with $N_f=2$ flavours of sea quark is used to explore the spectrum and decay of a $J^{PC}=1^{-+}$ spin-exotic hybrid meson. We test lattice determination of S-wave decay amplitudes at threshold using $b_1 \to \pi \omega$ where agreement with ... More

Staggered Chiral Perturbation Theory with Heavy-Light MesonsSep 08 2004We merge heavy quark effective theory with staggered chiral perturbation theory to calculate heavy-light (B, D) meson quantities. We present results at NLO for the $B(D)$ meson decay constant in the partially quenched and full QCD cases, and discuss the ... More

Transverse stability of periodic traveling waves in Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equations: A numerical studyAug 16 2011We numerically investigate transverse stability and instability of so-called cnoidal waves, i.e., periodic traveling wave solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation, under the time-evolution of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation. In particular, we find ... More

Azimuthal decorrelation of Mueller-Navelet jets at the Tevatron and the LHCApr 25 2007Nov 05 2008We study the production of Mueller-Navelet jets at hadron colliders in the Balitsky-Fadin-Kuraev-Lipatov (BFKL) framework. We show that a measurement of the relative azimuthal angle \Delta\Phi between the jets can provide a good testing ground for corrections ... More

High-dielectric constant and wide band gap inverse silver oxide phases of the ordered ternary alloys of SiO$_{2}$, GeO$_{2}$ and SnO$_{2}$Jul 14 2006Dec 01 2006High-dielectric constant and wide band gap oxides have important technological applications. The crystalline oxide polymorphs having lattice constant compatibility to silicon are particularly desirable. One recently reported candidate is the inverse silver ... More

Single crystal growth and anisotropy of CeRuPOSep 26 2007Dec 05 2007We report on the single crystal growth of the ferromagnetic Kondo lattice system CeRuPO using a Sn flux method. Magnetic susceptibility and electrical resistivity measurements indicate strong anisotropy of this structurally layered compound. They evidence ... More

8--13 micron spectroscopy of luminous and ultraluminous infrared galaxiesMar 17 1999New moderate-resolution mid-infrared spectroscopy at 10 micron of 27 infrared galaxies is presented. The galaxies have been chosen from three 60 micron selected and one 12 micron selected complete flux-limited catalogs of galaxies; 17 of these sources ... More

Solving the mystery of IapetusApr 29 2005Jul 19 2007For a much better-founded theory, check Wing Ip, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 33, L16203, doi:10.1029/2005GL025386, 2006 (see also http://www.agu.org/journals/gl/gl0616/2005GL025386/)

Transverse charge and magnetization densities in the nucleon's chiral peripheryOct 02 2013In the light-front description of nucleon structure the electromagnetic form factors are expressed in terms of frame-independent transverse densities of charge and magnetization. Recent work has studied the transverse densities at peripheral distances ... More

Chiral dynamics and peripheral transverse densitiesAug 07 2013In the partonic (or light-front) description of relativistic systems the electromagnetic form factors are expressed in terms of frame-independent charge and magnetization densities in transverse space. This formulation allows one to identify the chiral ... More

Series of convex functions: subdifferential, conjugate and applications to entropy minimizationJun 03 2015A formula for the sub\-differential of the sum of a series of convex functions defined on a Banach space was provided by X. Y. Zheng in 1998. In this paper, besides a slight extension to locally convex spaces of Zheng's results, we provide a formula for ... More

FIRST `Winged' and `X'-shaped Radio Source CandidatesJan 10 2007Mar 16 2008A small number of double-lobed radio galaxies (17 from our own census of the literature) show an additional pair of low surface brightness `wings', thus forming an overall `X'-shaped appearance. The origin of the wings in these radio sources is unclear. ... More

Compton X-ray and Gamma-ray Emission from Extended Radio GalaxiesApr 06 2007The extended lobes of radio galaxies are examined as sources of X-ray and gamma-ray emission via inverse Compton scattering of 3K background photons. The Compton spectra of two exemplary examples, Fornax A and Centaurus A, are estimated using available ... More

Panchromatic Views of Large-scale Extragalactic JetsDec 14 2006Highlights of recent observations of extended jets in AGN are presented. Specifically, we discuss new spectral constraints enabled by Spitzer, studies of the highest-redshift (z~4) radio/X-ray quasar jets, and a new VLBA detection of superluminal motion ... More

Torsion cohomology classes and algebraic cycles on complex projective manifoldsMar 16 2004Jan 15 2005Atiyah and Hirzebruch gave examples ofeven degree torsion classes in the singularcohomology of a smooth complex projective manifold, which arenot Poincar\'{e} dual to an algebraiccycle. We notice that the order ofthese classes are small comparedto the ... More

Modified Newtonian Mechanics from an interpolating metricJan 04 2016Jun 22 2018A few years ago Baker \cite{baker} proposed a Lema$\hat{i}$tre-Tolman metric to interpolate smoothly between the Schwarzschild metric at small scales and the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) metric at large scales. As it stands, by implementing the Bona-Stela ... More

A theorem of Mislin for cohomology of fusion systems and applications to block algebras of finite groupsNov 15 2013Dec 10 2014We give an algebraic proof for a theorem of Mislin in the case of cohomology of saturated fusion systems defined on p-groups when p is odd. Some applications of this theorem to block algebras of finite groups are also given.

Stückelberg Field Shiftting Quantization of Free-Particle on D-Dimensional SphereAug 11 2000In this paper we quantize the free-particle on a D-dimensional sphere in an unambiguous way by converting the second-class constraint using St\"uckelberg field shiftting formalism. Further, we argument that this formalism is equivalent to the BFFT constraint ... More

Entanglement and topological entropy of the toric code at finite temperatureApr 27 2007Nov 01 2007We calculate exactly the von Neumann and topological entropies of the toric code as a function of system size and temperature. We do so for systems with infinite energy scale separation between magnetic and electric excitations, so that the magnetic closed ... More

Dynamical shift conditions for the Z4 and BSSN hyperbolic formalismsJan 07 2004Mar 22 2004A class of dynamical shift conditions is shown to lead to a strongly hyperbolic evolution system, both in the Z4 and in the BSSN Numerical Relativity formalisms. This class generalizes the harmonic shift condition, where light speed is the only non-trivial ... More

Auger recombination and carrier multiplication in embedded silicon and germanium nanocrystalsSep 10 2007Apr 16 2008For Si and Ge nanocrystals (NCs) embedded in wide band-gap matrices, Auger recombination (AR) and carrier multiplication (CM) lifetimes are computed exactly in a three-dimensional real space grid using empirical pseudopotential wave functions. Our results ... More

Theoretical study of the insulating oxides and nitrides: SiO2, GeO2, Al2O3, Si3N4, and Ge3N4Oct 06 2006Jul 23 2007An extensive theoretical study is performed for wide bandgap crystalline oxides and nitrides, namely, SiO_{2}, GeO_{2}, Al_{2}O_{3}, Si_{3}N_{4}, and Ge_{3}N_{4}. Their important polymorphs are considered which are for SiO_{2}: $\alpha$-quartz, $\alpha$- ... More

Reply to cond-mat/0503325: Comment on `Generating functional analysis of Minority Games with real merket histories' by KH Ho, WC Man, FK Chow and HF ChauMar 21 2005The Comment cond-mat/0503325 is built around two core statements, both of which are plainly incorrect.

A simple stochastic model for the evolution of protein lengthsMar 26 2007Mar 26 2007We analyse a simple discrete-time stochastic process for the theoretical modeling of the evolution of protein lengths. At every step of the process a new protein is produced as a modification of one of the proteins already existing and its length is assumed ... More

Staggered Chiral Perturbation TheoryAug 28 2003We discuss how to formulate a staggered chiral perturbation theory. This amounts to a generalization of the Lee-Sharpe Lagrangian to include more than one flavor (i.e. multiple staggered fields), which turns out to be nontrivial. One loop corrections ... More

Dark Matter in a single-metric universeJan 04 2016Mar 01 2016A few years ago Baker proposed a metric, implementing the Bona-Stela construction, which interpolates smoothly between the Schwarzschild metric at small scales and the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) metric at large scales. As it stands, by enforcing ... More

Light-front representation of chiral dynamics in peripheral transverse densitiesMar 16 2015The nucleon's electromagnetic form factors are expressed in terms of the transverse densities of charge and magnetization at fixed light-front time. At peripheral transverse distances $b = O(M_\pi^{-1})$ the densities are governed by chiral dynamics and ... More

Eccentric Binary Millisecond PulsarsJul 18 2009In this paper we review the recent discovery of several millisecond pulsars (MSPs) in eccentric binary systems. Timing these MSPs we were able to estimate (and in one case precisely measure) their masses. These results suggest that, as a class, MSPs have ... More

Detection of Optical Synchrotron Emission from the Radio Jet of 3C279Oct 08 2002Nov 05 2002We report the detection of optical and ultraviolet emission from the kiloparsec scale jet of the well-known quasar 3C~279. A bright knot, discovered in archival V and U band {\it Hubble Space Telescope} Faint Object Camera images, is coincident with a ... More

Understanding Convolutional Neural Networks with A Mathematical ModelSep 14 2016Nov 02 2016This work attempts to address two fundamental questions about the structure of the convolutional neural networks (CNN): 1) why a non-linear activation function is essential at the filter output of every convolutional layer? 2) what is the advantage of ... More

Understanding Convolutional Neural Networks with A Mathematical ModelSep 14 2016This work attempts to address two fundamental questions about the structure of the convolutional neural networks (CNN): 1) why a non-linear activation function is essential at the filter output of every convolutional layer? 2) what is the advantage of ... More

Threshold effects in open-string theoryMay 05 1996May 14 1996We analyze the one-loop effective gauge-field action in $Z_2$-orbifold compactifications of type-I theory. We show how, for non-abelian group factors, the threshold effects are ultraviolet finite though given entirely by a six-dimensional field theory ... More

Hidden Symmetry of a Fluid Dynamical ModelMay 28 2001A connection between solutions of the relativistic d-brane system in (d+1) dimensions with the solutions of a Galileo invariant fluid in d-dimensions is by now well established. However, the physical nature of the light-cone gauge description of a relativistic ... More

A quantum topological phase transition at the microscopic levelJul 13 2007Mar 01 2008We study a quantum phase transition between a phase which is topologically ordered and one which is not. We focus on a spin model, an extension of the toric code, for which we obtain the exact ground state for all values of the coupling constant that ... More

Explicit Gravitational Radiation in Hyperbolic Systems for Numerical RelativityFeb 14 2002Feb 28 2002A method for studying the causal structure of space-time evolution systems is presented. This method, based on a generalization of the well known Riemann problem, provides intrinsic results which can be interpreted from the geometrical point of view. ... More

Flux Limiter Methods in 3D Numerical RelativityFeb 28 2002New numerical methods have been applied in relativity to obtain a numerical evolution of Einstein equations much more robust and stable. Starting from 3+1 formalism and with the evolution equations written as a FOFCH (first-order flux conservative hyperbolic) ... More

Staggered Chiral Perturbation Theory for Heavy-Light MesonsOct 18 2005Jan 25 2006We incorporate heavy-light mesons into staggered chiral perturbation theory, working to leading order in 1/m_Q, where m_Q is the heavy quark mass. At first non-trivial order in the chiral expansion, staggered taste violations affect the chiral logarithms ... More

Replica methods for loopy sparse random graphsJan 29 2016I report on the development of a novel statistical mechanical formalism for the analysis of random graphs with many short loops, and processes on such graphs. The graphs are defined via maximum entropy ensembles, in which both the degrees (via hard constraints) ... More

Statistical Mechanics of Recurrent Neural Networks I. StaticsJun 01 2000A lecture notes style review of the equilibrium statistical mechanics of recurrent neural networks with discrete and continuous neurons (e.g. Ising, coupled-oscillators). To be published in the Handbook of Biological Physics (North-Holland). Accompanied ... More

Light-front representation of chiral dynamics with Delta isobar and large-N_c relationsMar 29 2016Transverse densities describe the spatial distribution of electromagnetic current in the nucleon at fixed light-front time. At peripheral distances b = O(M_pi^{-1}) the densities are governed by chiral dynamics and can be calculated model-independently ... More

Multi-scale RenormalizationDec 18 1996The Standard MS renormalization prescription is inadequate for dealing with multi-scale problems. To illustrate this we consider the computation of the effective potential in the Higgs-Yukawa model. It is argued that it is natural to employ a two-scale ... More

Observational constraints upon quintessence models arising from moduli fieldsApr 14 2000Jun 12 2000We study observational constraints on cosmological models with a quintessence arising from moduli fields. The scalar field potential is given by a double exponential potential V=V_0 exp(-A e^{sqrt{2} kappa phi}). After reviewing the properties of the ... More

CNN as Guided Multi-layer RECOS TransformJan 30 2017Feb 19 2017There is a resurging interest in developing a neural-network-based solution to the supervised machine learning problem. The convolutional neural network (CNN) will be studied in this note. To begin with, we introduce a RECOS transform as a basic building ... More

The classical overdetermined Serrin problemNov 29 2017Nov 30 2017In this survey we consider the classical overdetermined problem which was studied by Serrin in 1971. The original proof relies on Alexandrov's moving plane method, maximum principles, and a refinement of Hopf's boundary point Lemma. Since then other approaches ... More

Radio Identification of the X-ray Jet in the z=4.3 Quasar GB 1508+5714Oct 25 2003Dec 01 2003The recent discovery of an X-ray jet in the z=4.3 quasar GB 1508+5714 by Yuan et al. (astro-ph/0309318) and Siemiginowska et al. (astro-ph/0310241) prompted a search for its radio counterpart. Here, we report the successful discovery of faint radio emission ... More

Basic Morita equivalences and a conjecture of Sasaki for cohomology of block algebras of finite groupsJun 14 2015We show, using basic Morita equivalences between block algebras of finite groups, that the Conjecture of H. Sasaki from [9] is true for a new class of blocks called nilpotent covered blocks. When this Conjecture is true we define some transfer maps between ... More

Study of $B_{s}\to (η,η',φ)\ell\bar{\ell}$ DecaysMar 28 2003We study the rare decays of $B_{s} \to M_s\ell \bar{\ell}$ ($M_s=\eta, \eta',\phi$ and $\ell=\nu,e,\mu,\tau$) in the standard model. With the hadronic form factors evaluated in the light front and constituent quark models, we estimate the decay branching ... More

Constraining The Hubble Parameter Using Distance Modulus - Redshift RelationJul 09 2015Mar 11 2016Using the relation between distance modulus $(m - M)$ and redshift $z$, deduced from Friedman- Robertson-Walker (FRW) metric and assuming different values of deceleration parameter $q_0$. We constrained the Hubble parameter $h$. The estimates of the Hubble ... More

Magnetic field dependence of the antiferromagnetic phase transitions in Co-doped YbRh_2Si_2Aug 10 2009We present first specific-heat data of the alloy Yb(Rh_(1-x)Co_x)_2Si_2 at intermediate Co-contents x=0.18, 0.27, and 0.68. The results already point to a complex magnetic phase diagram as a function of composition. Co-doping of YbRh_2Si_2 (T_N^{x=0}=72 ... More

The 8-13 Micron Spectrum of Arp 299CFeb 19 1993Arp 299C is a $5 \times 10^{10}$ \Lsun infrared source in the merging galaxy system Arp 299. It is the most luminous object known that is not obviously associated with a galaxy nucleus. Our data show that the 8--13 \mum spectrum of Arp 299C has a strong ... More

Similarity solutions of Reaction-Diffusion equation with space- and time-dependent diffusion and reaction termsAug 01 2015We consider solvability of the generalized reaction-diffusion equation with both space- and time-dependent diffusion and reaction terms by means of the similarity method. By introducing the similarity variable, the reaction-diffusion equation is reduced ... More

Center motions of nonoverlapping condensates coupled by long-range dipolar interaction in bilayer and multilayer stacksJun 11 2012We investigate the effect of anisotropic and long-range dipole-dipole interaction (DDI) on the center motions of nonoverlapping Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) in bilayer and multilayer stacks. In the bilayer, it is shown analytically that while DDI plays ... More

Spectral Mackey functors and equivariant algebraic K-theory (I)Apr 01 2014Jun 01 2014Spectral Mackey functors are homotopy-coherent versions of ordinary Mackey functors as defined by Dress. We show that they can be described as excisive functors on a suitable infinity-category, and we use this to show that universal examples of these ... More

On the Q construction for exact quasicategoriesJan 21 2013Jul 04 2013We prove that the K-theory of an exact quasicategory can be computed via a higher categorical variant of the Q construction. This construction yields a quasicategory whose weak homotopy type is a delooping of the K-theory space. We show that the direct ... More

Disorder effects in diluted magnetic semiconductorsNov 03 2003Dec 04 2003In recent years, disorder has been shown to be crucial for the understanding of diluted magnetic semiconductors. Effects of disorder in these materials are reviewed with the emphasis on theoretical works. The types and spatial distribution of defects ... More

The two-loop MHV amplitudes in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theoryAug 17 2009We compute the even part of the planar two-loop MHV amplitude in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, for an arbitrary number of external particles. The answer is expressed as a sum of conformal integrals.

Observable Gravitational Waves From Kinetically Modified Non-Minimal InflationOct 08 2015We consider Supersymmetric (SUSY) and non-SUSY models of chaotic inflation based on the simplest power-law potential with exponents n=2 and 4. We propose a convenient non-minimal coupling to gravity and a non-minimal kinetic term which ensure, mainly ... More

Induced-Gravity Inflation in Supergravity Confronted with Planck 2015 & BICEP2/Keck ArrayJun 11 2015Aug 31 2015Supersymmetric versions of induced-gravity inflation are formulated within Supergravity (SUGRA) employing two gauge singlet chiral superfields. The proposed superpotential is uniquely determined by applying a continuous R and a discrete Z_2 symmetry. ... More

Reducing the spectral index in F-term hybrid inflationOct 16 2007Sep 11 2008We consider a class of well motivated supersymmetric models of F-term hybrid inflation (FHI) which can be linked to the supersymmetric grand unification. The predicted scalar spectral index n_s cannot be smaller than 0.97 and can exceed unity including ... More

Combining F-Term Hybrid Inflation With a Peccei-Quinn Phase TransitionJul 26 2012We consider an inflationary model based only on renormalizable superpotential terms in which a superheavy scale F-term hybrid inflation (FHI) is followed by a Peccei-Quinn (PQ) phase transition. We show that the field which triggers the PQ phase transition ... More

Graphical analysis of Current-Voltage Characteristics in Memristive InterfacesSep 14 2016Sep 20 2016A graphical representation based on the isothermal current-voltage (IV) measurements of typical memristive interfaces is presented. This is the starting point to extract relevant microscopic information of the parameters that control the electrical properties ... More

Indirect search of exotic mesons: B -> J/psi + AnythingJul 15 2011We reconsider the discrepancy between theory and data in the momentum distribution of slow J/psi in B decays. Beside an update of the standard color singlet and color octet QCD components, we include the contribution from XY Z exotic mesons, and show ... More

Relaxed Highest Weight Modules from $\mathcal{D}$-Modules on the Kashiwara Flag SchemeJul 21 2016The relaxed highest weight representations introduced by Feigin et al. are a special class of representations of the affine Kac-Moody algebra $\hat{\mathfrak{sl}_2}$, which do not have a highest (or lowest) weight. We formulate a generalization of this ... More

Topological Mirrors and Quantum RingsNov 07 1991Aspects of duality and mirror symmetry in string theory are discussed. We emphasize, through examples, the importance of loop spaces for a deeper understanding of the geometrical origin of dualities in string theory. Moreover we show that mirror symmetry ... More

Discovery and photometry of the binary-lensing caustic-crossing event EROS-BLG-2000-5Mar 30 2003The EROS collaboration has developed a real time alert system, which was operational in 1999 and 2000. A very long binary-lensing caustic crossing event, EROS-BLG-2000-5, was found in the 2000 season and monitored by EROS. EROS photometric data for this ... More

A novel scenario for the production of antihyperons in relativistic heavy ion collisionsMar 29 2001We elaborate on our recent suggestion on antihyperon production in relativistic heavy ion collisions by means of multi-mesonic (fusion-type) reactions. It will be shown that the (rare) antihyperons are driven towards chemical equilibrium with pions, nucleons ... More

Projecting Massive Scalar Fields to Null InfinityMay 02 2007It is known that, in an asymptotically flat spacetime, null infinity cannot act as an initial-value surface for massive real scalar fields. Exploiting tools proper of harmonic analysis on hyperboloids and global norm estimates for the wave operator, we ... More

Large polaron formation induced by Rashba spin-orbit couplingNov 17 2009Feb 09 2010Here the electron-phonon Holstein model with Rashba spin-orbit interaction is studied for a two dimensional square lattice in the adiabatic limit. It is demonstrated that a delocalized electron at zero spin-orbit coupling localizes into a large polaron ... More

The piNN system - recent progressDec 20 2006Recent progress towards an understanding of the piNN system within chiral perturbation theory is reported. The focus lies on an effective field theory calculation and its comparison to phenomenological calculations for the reaction NN->d pi. In addition, ... More

Comment on 'Photoproduction of $η$--Mesic ${^3}$He'Aug 18 2004In a recent paper by the TAPS collaboration \cite{exp} a first measurement of a bound system of an $\eta$ meson and a ${^3}$He nucleus was reported. In this comment we critically reexamine the interpretation of the data and show that the data prefers ... More

Neutrino Wave Packets in Quantum Field TheoryMay 02 2002Jun 26 2002We present a model of neutrino oscillations in the framework of quantum field theory in which the propagating neutrino and the particles participating to the production and detection processes are described by wave packets. The neutrino state is a superposition ... More

The Phase of Neutrino OscillationsFeb 07 2002Using an analogy with the well-known double-slit experiment, we show that the standard phase of neutrino oscillations is correct, refuting recent claims of a factor of two correction. We also improve the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillations ... More