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Disentangling time-focusing from beam divergence: a novel approach for high-flux thermal neutron spectroscopy at continuous and long-pulse sourcesApr 12 2019We present the concept of a novel time-focusing technique for neutron spectrometers, which allows to disentangle time-focusing from beam divergence. The core of this approach is a double rotating-crystal monochromator that can be used to extract a larger ... More

Low emittance pion beams generation from bright photons and relativistic protonsJul 23 2015Aug 07 2015Present availability of high brilliance photon beams as those produced by X-ray Free Electron Lasers in combination with intense TeV proton beams typical of the Large Hadron Collider makes it possible to conceive the generation of pion beams via photo-production ... More

Real-time observation of the isothermal crystallization kinetics in a deeply supercooled liquidNov 11 2016Below the melting temperature $T_m$ crystals are the stable phase of typical elemental or molecular systems. However, cooling down a liquid below $T_m$, crystallization is anything but inevitable. The liquid can be supercooled, eventually forming a glass ... More

Comment to the paper: 'Seeded quantum FEL at 478 keV' AIP Conf. Proc. 'Light at Extreme Intensities' 1462 173-176 (2012)'Dec 19 2012We criticize the thesis exposed the paper 'Seeded quantum FEL at 478 keV' AIP Conf. Proc. 'Light at Extreme Intensities,' 1462 173-176 (2012), which presents the possibility of producing gamma rays at 478 KeV by means of a seeded quantum FEL driven by ... More

Electron beam transfer line design for plasma driven Free Electron LasersMar 01 2018Plasma driven particle accelerators represent the future of compact accelerating machines and Free Electron Lasers are going to benefit from these new technologies. One of the main issue of this new approach to FEL machines is the design of the transfer ... More

Pressure induced magnetic phase separation in La$_{0.75}$Ca$_{0.25}$MnO$_{3}$ manganiteDec 08 2011The pressure dependence of the Curie temperature T$_{C}(P)$ in La$_{0.75}$Ca$_{0.25}$MnO$_{3}$ was determined by neutron diffraction up to 8 GPa, and compared with the metallization temperature T$_{IM}(P)$ \cite{irprl}. The behavior of the two temperatures ... More

Identifying Galaxy Mergers in Observations and Simulations with Deep LearningFeb 27 2019Mergers are an important aspect of galaxy formation and evolution. We aim to test whether deep learning techniques can be used to reproduce visual classification of observations, physical classification of simulations and highlight any differences between ... More

Deep Learning for Galaxy Mergers in the Galaxy Main SequenceJan 22 2019Starburst galaxies are often found to be the result of galaxy mergers. As a result, galaxy mergers are often believed to lie above the galaxy main sequence: the tight correlation between stellar mass and star formation rate. Here, we aim to test this ... More

Ergodicity breaking in strong and network-forming glassy systemSep 24 2008The temperature dependence of the non-ergodicity factor of vitreous GeO$_2$, $f_{q}(T)$, as deduced from elastic and quasi-elastic neutron scattering experiments, is analyzed. The data are collected in a wide range of temperatures from the glassy phase, ... More

Identifying Galaxy Mergers in Observations and Simulations with Deep LearningFeb 27 2019Mar 01 2019Mergers are an important aspect of galaxy formation and evolution. We aim to test whether deep learning techniques can be used to reproduce visual classification of observations, physical classification of simulations and highlight any differences between ... More

Finding Strong Gravitational Lenses in the Kilo Degree Survey with Convolutional Neural NetworksFeb 24 2017Aug 23 2017The volume of data that will be produced by new-generation surveys requires automatic classification methods to select and analyze sources. Indeed, this is the case for the search for strong gravitational lenses, where the population of the detectable ... More

RF injector design studies for the trailing witness bunch for a plasma-based user facilityJan 09 2018Jan 16 2018The interest in plasma-based accelerators as drivers of user facilities is growing worldwide thanks to its compactness and reduced costs. In this context the EuPRAXIA collaboration is preparing a conceptual design report for a multi-GeV plasma-based accelerator ... More

Role of charge doping and lattice distortions in codoped Mg_{1-x}(AlLi)_{x}B_2 compoundsJun 07 2005Jan 31 2006We prepared a series of Mg_{1-x}(AlLi)_{x}B_2 samples with 0≤x≤0.45 in order to compensate with Li the electron doping induced by Al. Structural characterization by means of neutron and X-ray diffraction confirms that Li enters the MgB2 structure ... More

EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB: the high-brightness RF photo-injector layout proposalFeb 25 2018At EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB, the unique combination of an advanced high-brightness RF injector and a plasma-based accelerator will drive a new multi-disciplinary user-facility. The facility, that is currently under study at INFN-LNF Laboratories (Frascati, ... More

A muon source based on plasma acceleratorsNov 16 2017Nov 18 2017The conceptual design of a compact source of GeV-class muons is presented, based on a plasma based electron-gamma collider. Evaluations of muon flux, spectra and brilliance are presented, carried out with ad-hoc montecarlo simulations of the electron-gamma ... More

Plasma boosted electron beams for driving Free Electron LasersFeb 19 2018In this paper, we report results of simulations, in the framework of both EuPRAXIA \cite{Walk2017} and EuPRAXIA@SPARC\_LAB \cite{Ferr2017} projects, aimed at delivering a high brightness electron bunch for driving a Free Electron Laser (FEL) by employing ... More

Laser Heater and seeded Free Electron LaserOct 24 2014Feb 16 2015In this paper we consider the effect of laser heater on a seeded Free Electron Laser. We develop a model embedding the effect of the energy modulation induced by the heater with those due to the seeding. The present analysis is compatible with the experimental ... More

Compact object coalescence rate estimation from short gamma-ray burst observationsFeb 03 2012Apr 09 2013Recent observational and theoretical results suggest that Short-duration Gamma-Ray Bursts (SGRBs) are originated by the merger of compact binary systems of two neutron stars or a neutron star and a black hole. The observation of SGRBs with known redshifts ... More

D-optimal design of b-values for accurate intra-voxel incoherent motion imagingOct 03 2016The aim of this paper is to optimally design the set of b-values for diffusion weighted MRI with the aim of accurate estimation of intra- voxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters (f perfusion fraction, Ds slow diffusion, Df fast diffusion) according ... More

Serverless architecture efficiency: an exploratory studyJan 13 2019Cloud service provider propose services to insensitive customers to use their platform. Different services can achieve the same result at different cost. In this paper, we study the efficiency of a serverless architecture for running highly parallelizable ... More

Atlas and Catalog of Collisional Ring GalaxiesFeb 26 2009We present a catalog and imaging atlas of classical (collisional) RING galaxies distilled from the Arp-Madore Atlas of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations and supplemented with other known RING galaxies from the published literature. The catalog ... More

Asymptotic non-MarkovianitySep 04 2016We investigate the asymptotic dynamics of exact quantum Brownian motion. We find that non-Markovianity can persist in the long-time limit, and that in general the asymptotic behaviour depends strongly on the system-environment coupling and the spectral ... More

Gamma Factory at CERN - novel research tools made of lightMar 21 2019We discuss the possibility of creating novel research tools by producing and storing highly relativistic beams of highly ionised atoms in the CERN accelerator complex, and by exciting their atomic degrees of freedom with lasers to produce high-energy ... More

EUPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB: Beam Dynamics studies for the X-band LinacJan 30 2018In the framework of the Eupraxia Design Study an advanced accelerator facility EUPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB has been proposed to be realized at Frascati (Italy) Laboratories of INFN. Two advanced acceleration schemes will be applied, namely an ultimate high gradient ... More

Using HTML5 to Prevent Detection of Drive-by-Download Web MalwareJul 13 2015The web is experiencing an explosive growth in the last years. New technologies are introduced at a very fast-pace with the aim of narrowing the gap between web-based applications and traditional desktop applications. The results are web applications ... More

Problems and Solutions of Continuous Deployment: A Systematic ReviewDec 21 2018Context: The software industry needs to adapt itself to a rapidly changing market. Continuous practices (Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment), commonly found in Agile development processes, it is possible to deliver new ... More

Temperature dependence of the surface plasmon resonance in small electron gas fragments, self consistent field approximationApr 27 2017The temperature dependence of the surface plasmon resonance in small metal spheres is calculated using an electron gas model within the Random Phase Approximation. The calculation is mainly devoted to the study of spheres with diameters up to at least ... More

A quality model for evaluating and choosing a stream processing framework architectureJan 25 2019Today, we have to deal with many data (Big data) and we need to make decisions by choosing an architectural framework to analyze these data coming from different area. Due to this, it become problematic when we want to process these data, and even more, ... More

Micronucleus induction by 915 MHz Radiofrequency Radiation in Vicia faba root tipsSep 04 2014The mutagenic effect of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) is evaluated by the micronucleus (MN) test in secondary roots of Vicia faba seedlings. Root exposures were carried out with 915 MHz continuous wave (CW) radiation for 72h, at power ... More

Apparent superluminal advancement of a single photon far beyond its coherence lengthMay 09 2008Apr 16 2009We present experimental results relative to superluminal propagation based on a single photon traversing an optical system, called 4f-system, which acts singularly on the photon's spectral component phases. A single photon is created by a CW laser light ... More

Software Architecture Metrics: a literature reviewJan 25 2019In Software Engineering, early detection of architectural issues is key. It helps mitigate the risk of poor performance, and lowers the cost of repairing these issues. Metrics give a quick overview of the project which helps designers with the detection ... More

Fault heterogeneity and the connection between aftershocks and afterslipDec 14 2018Whether aftershocks originate directly from the mainshock and surrounding stress environment or from afterslip dynamics is crucial to the understanding of the nature of aftershocks. We build on a classical description of the fault and creeping regions ... More

LinKS: Discovering galaxy-scale strong lenses in the Kilo-Degree Survey using Convolutional Neural NetworksDec 07 2018Jan 16 2019We present a new sample of galaxy-scale strong gravitational-lens candidates, selected from 904 square degrees of Data Release 4 of the Kilo-Degree Survey (KiDS), i.e., the "Lenses in the Kilo-Degree Survey" (LinKS) sample. We apply two Convolutional ... More

The first sample of spectroscopically confirmed ultra-compact massive galaxies in the Kilo Degree SurveyJun 04 2018Sep 18 2018We present results from an ongoing investigation using the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) on the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) to provide a census of ultra-compact massive galaxies (UCMGs), defined as galaxies with stellar masses $M_{\rm \star} > 8 \times 10^{10} ... More

Quantum coherence of Gaussian statesSep 04 2016We introduce a geometric quantification of quantum coherence in single-mode Gaussian states and we investigate the behavior of distance measures as functions of different physical parameters. In the case of squeezed thermal states, we observe that re-quantization ... More

Water in a Polymeric Electrolyte Membrane: Sorption/Desorption and Freezing phenomenaMay 02 2013Dec 17 2013Nafion is a perfluorosulfonated polymer, widely used in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. This polymer adopts a complex structural organisation resulting from the microsegregation between hydrophobic backbones and hydrophilic sulfonic acid groups. ... More

Spontaneous and Stimulated Star Formation in GalaxiesJan 09 2008We present recent results from several on-going studies: The first addresses the question of gas-density thresholds for star formation, as probed by the outer disks of normal nearby galaxies. The second concerns the observational evidence for the existence ... More

Swarm Debugging: the Collective Intelligence on Interactive DebuggingFeb 10 2019One of the most important tasks in software maintenance is debugging. To start an interactive debugging session, developers usually set breakpoints in an integrated development environment and navigate through different paths in their debuggers. We started ... More

Summary of the Second Workshop on Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Research and Development in the United StatesApr 21 2015Apr 23 2015The second workshop to discuss the development of liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) in the United States was held at Fermilab on July 8-9, 2014. The workshop was organized under the auspices of the Coordinating Panel for Advanced Detectors, ... More

Improving performance of inverse Compton sources through laser chirpingFeb 12 2019We present a new paradigm for computation of radiation spectra in the non-linear regime of operation of inverse Compton sources characterized by high laser intensities. The resulting simulations show an unprecedented level of agreement with the experiments. ... More

The Herschel-ATLAS: a sample of 500μm-selected lensed galaxies over 600 square degreesNov 12 2016We present a sample of 80 candidate strongly lensed galaxies with flux density above 100mJy at 500{\mu}m extracted from the Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (H-ATLAS), over an area of 600 square degrees. Available imaging and spectroscopic ... More

K2-140b and K2-180b - Characterization of a hot Jupiter and a mini-Neptune from the K2 missionOct 10 2018Oct 11 2018We report the independent discovery and characterization of two K2 planets: K2-180b, a mini-Neptune-size planet in an 8.9-day orbit transiting a V = 12.6 mag, metal-poor ([Fe/H] =$-0.65\pm0.10$) K2V star in K2 campaign 5; K2-140b, a transiting hot Jupiter ... More

Deep Saturated Free Electron Laser Oscillators and Frozen SpikesJan 27 2016We analyze the behavior of Free Electron Laser (FEL) oscillators operating in the deep saturated regime and point out the formation of sub-peaks of the optical pulse. They are very stable configurations, having a width corresponding to a coherence length. ... More

Revisiting the bulge-halo conspiracy II: Towards explaining its puzzling dependence on redshiftNov 21 2017We carry out a systematic investigation of the total mass density profile of massive (Mstar~3e11 Msun) early-type galaxies and its dependence on redshift, specifically in the range 0<z<1. We start from a large sample of SDSS early-type galaxies with stellar ... More

Pathway to a Compact SASE FEL DeviceMay 29 2015Newly developed high peak power lasers have opened the possibilities of driving coherent light sources operating with laser plasma accelerated beams and wave undulators. We speculate on the combination of these two concepts and show that the merging of ... More

Plasma acceleration limitations due to betatron radiationFeb 09 2018High energy spread caused by the longitudinal size of the beam is well known in wake-field acceleration. Usually this issue can be solved with beam loading effect that allows to keep accelerating field nearly constant, along the whole duration of the ... More

IRIDE White Book, An Interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure based on Dual Electron linacs&lasersJul 30 2013This report describes the scientific aims and potentials as well as the preliminary technical design of IRIDE, an innovative tool for multi-disciplinary investigations in a wide field of scientific, technological and industrial applications. IRIDE will ... More

Determination of the width of the top quarkSep 28 2010We extract the total width of the top quark, Gamma_t, from the partial decay width Gamma(t -> W b) measured using the t-channel cross section for single top quark production and from the branching fraction B(t -> W b) measured in ttbar events using up ... More

Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report Volume 1: The LBNF and DUNE ProjectsJan 20 2016This document presents the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) put forward by an international neutrino community to pursue the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF/DUNE), a groundbreaking science experiment for ... More

Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report Volume 2: The Physics Program for DUNE at LBNFDec 18 2015Jan 22 2016The Physics Program for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Fermilab Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) is described.

EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB Design study towards a compact FEL facility at LNFJan 26 2018On the wake of the results obtained so far at the SPARC\_LAB test-facility at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (Italy), we are currently investigating the possibility to design and build a new multi-disciplinary user-facility, equipped with a soft ... More

Technical Design Report EuroGammaS proposal for the ELI-NP Gamma beam SystemJul 14 2014The machine described in this document is an advanced Source of up to 20 MeV Gamma Rays based on Compton back-scattering, i.e. collision of an intense high power laser beam and a high brightness electron beam with maximum kinetic energy of about 720 MeV. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electroweak standard model at finite temperature in presence of a bosonic chemical potentialMar 15 2007Dec 30 2010We study the electroweak standard model at finite temperature in presence of a bosonic chemical potential associated with the conserved electromagnetic current. To preserve the thermodynamic equilibrium of the system, the thermal medium is neutralized ... 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

Generating functional analysis of Minority Games with real market historiesOct 13 2004It is shown how the generating functional method of De Dominicis can be used to solve the dynamics of the original version of the minority game (MG), in which agents observe real as opposed to fake market histories. Here one again finds exact closed equations ... More

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

Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of Minority GamesMay 13 2002In this paper I give a brief introduction to a family of simple but non-trivial models designed to increase our understanding of collective processes in markets, the so-called Minority Games, and their non-equilibrium statistical mathematical analysis. ... More

NSV 13983: A New Dwarf Nova in the Period GapJun 17 2008Aims. NSV 13983 is catalogued as a dwarf nova based on a reported outburst from 2005. The system has not yet been studied spectroscopically. We attempt to confirm its nature as a dwarf nova and determine its orbital period. Methods. We derive the orbital ... More

Computation of the topological type of a real Riemann surfaceApr 21 2012We present an algorithm for the computation of the topological type of a real compact Riemann surface associated to an algebraic curve, i.e., its genus and the properties of the set of fixed points of the anti-holomorphic involution $\tau$, namely, the ... More

A new and trivial CP symmetry for extended $A_4$ flavorJan 05 2016May 18 2016The combination of $\nu_\mu$-$\nu_\tau$ exchange together with CP conjugation in the neutrino sector (known as $\mathrm{CP}^{\mu\tau}$ symmetry or $\mu\tau$-reflection) is known to predict the viable pattern: $\theta_{23}=45^\circ$, maximal Dirac CP phase ... More

Symmetric cohomology of groups as a Mackey functorDec 05 2014Symmetric cohomology of groups, defined by M. Staic in [2], is similar to the way one defines the cyclic cohomology for algebras. We show that there is a well-defined restriction, conjugation and transfer map in symmetric cohomology, which form a Mackey ... More

Scaling of the superfluid density in severely underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+yNov 20 2009Recent measurements on extremely-underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+y [Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 237003 (2007)] have allowed the critical temperature (T_c), superfluid density [rho_0 (T << T_c)] and dc conductivity [sigma_dc (T ~ T_c)] to be determined for a series of electronic ... More

Quantum-mechanical picture of peripheral chiral dynamicsMar 06 2015The nucleon's peripheral transverse charge and magnetization densities are computed in chiral effective field theory. The densities are represented in first-quantized form, as overlap integrals of chiral light-front wave functions describing the transition ... More

Eclipsing Binary PulsarsApr 05 2004The first eclipsing binary pulsar, PSR B1957+20, was discovered in 1987. Since then, 13 other eclipsing low-mass binary pulsars have been found, 12 of these are in globular clusters. In this paper we list the known eclipsing binary pulsars and their properties, ... More

The Pulsar Population in Globular Clusters and in the GalaxyOct 15 2012Oct 23 2012In this paper, I review some of the basic properties of the pulsar population in globular clusters (GCs) and compare it with the the Galactic disk population. The neutron stars (NSs) in GCs were likely formed - and appear to continue forming - in highly ... 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

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

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

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

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

On some results of Cufaro Petroni about Student t-processesMar 21 2008This paper deals with Student t-processes as studied in (Cufaro Petroni N 2007 J. Phys. A, Math. Theor. 40(10), 2227-2250). We prove and extend some conjectures expressed by Cufaro Petroni about the asymptotical behavior of a Student t-process and the ... 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

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