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From quantum to classical modelling of radiation reaction: a focus on the radiation spectrumFeb 08 2018Soon available multi petawatt ultra-high-intensity (UHI) lasers will allow us to probe high-amplitude electromagnetic fields interacting with either ultra-relativistic electron beams or hot plasmas in the so-called moderately quantum regime. The correct ... More
Simple Scalings for Various Regimes of Electron Acceleration in Surface Plasma WavesJun 28 2015Different electron acceleration regimes in the evanescent field of a surface plasma wave are studied by considering the interaction of a test electron with the high-frequency electromagnetic field of a surface wave. The non-relativistic and relativistic ... More
Radiation Pressure Driven Ion Weibel Instability and Collisionless ShocksMay 15 2017Aug 11 2017The Weibel instability from counterstreaming plasma flows is a basic process highly relevant for collisionless shock formation in astrophysics. In this Letter we investigate, via two- and three- dimensional simulations, suitable configurations for laboratory ... More
Astrophysics of magnetically collimated jets generated from laser-produced plasmasDec 12 2012The generation of astrophysically relevant jets, from magnetically collimated, laser-produced plasmas, is investigated through three-dimensional, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations. We show that for laser intensities I ~ 10^12 - 10^14 W/cm^2, a magnetic ... More
Evidence of resonant surface wave excitation in the relativistic regime through measurements of proton acceleration from grating targetsOct 10 2013Nov 22 2013The interaction of laser pulses with thin grating targets, having a periodic groove at the irradiated surface, has been experimentally investigated. Ultrahigh contrast ($\sim 10^{12}$) pulses allowed to demonstrate an enhanced laser-target coupling for ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Constrained systems described by Nambu mechanicsMay 29 1996Using the framework of Nambu's generalised mechanics, we obtain a new description of constrained Hamiltonian dynamics, involving the introduction of another degree of freedom in phase space, and the necessity of defining the action integral on a world ... 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
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
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
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
On the density of the sum of two independent Student t-random vectorsJun 16 2009In this paper, we find an expression for the density of the sum of two independent $d-$dimensional Student $t-$random vectors $\mathbf{X}$ and $\mathbf{Y}$ with arbitrary degrees of freedom. As a byproduct we also obtain an expression for the density ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
On the numerical evaluation of algebro-geometric solutions to integrable equationsJul 11 2011Dec 06 2011Physically meaningful periodic solutions to certain integrable partial differential equations are given in terms of multi-dimensional theta functions associated to real Riemann surfaces. Typical analytical problems in the numerical evaluation of these ... 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
Pseudopotential-based full zone k.p technique for indirect bandgap semiconductors: Si, Ge, diamond and SiCOct 01 2006The $k \cdot p$ is a versatile technique that describes the semiconductor band structure in the vicinity of the bandgap. The technique can be extended to full Brillouin zone by including more coupled bands into consideration. For completeness, a detailed ... More
Self-Accelerating Matter WavesMay 06 2015The free particle Schrodinger equation admits a non-trivial self-accelerating Airy wave packet solution. Recently, the Airy beams that freely accelerate in space was experimentally realized in photonics community. Here we present self-accelerating waves ... More
The Karlqvist approximation revisitedApr 28 2015The Karlqvist approximation signaling the historical beginning of magnetic recording head theory is reviewed and compared to various approaches progressing from Green, Fourier, Conformal mapping that obeys the Sommerfeld edge condition at angular points ... More
Importance of multi-mesonic fusion processes on (strange) antibaryon productionAug 30 2002Sep 03 2002Sufficiently fast chemical equilibration of (strange) antibaryons in an environment of nucleons, pions and kaons during the course of a relativistic heavy ion collision can be understood by a `clustering' of mesons to build up baryon-antibaryon pairs. ... More
Tracking Quintessence, WIMP Relic Density, PAMELA and Fermi LATJan 17 2010The generation of an early kination dominated era within a tracking quintessential model is investigated, the relic density of the Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) is calculated and we show that it can be enhanced with respect to its value ... More
Variants of Kinetically Modified Non-Minimal Higgs Inflation in SupergravityJun 30 2016Oct 20 2016We consider models of chaotic inflation driven by the real parts of a conjugate pair of Higgs superfields involved in the spontaneous breaking of a grand unification symmetry at a scale assuming its Supersymmetric value. Employing Kaehler potentials with ... More
Reconciling Induced-Gravity Inflation in Supergravity With The Planck 2013 & BICEP2 ResultsJul 31 2014Oct 23 2014We generalize the embedding of induced-gravity inflation beyond the no-scale Supergravity presented in arXiv:1403.5486 employing two gauge singlet chiral superfields, a superpotential uniquely determined by applying a continuous R and a discrete Zn symmetries, ... More
Massive Particle Decay and Cold Dark Matter AbundanceFeb 03 2004Mar 08 2005The decoupling of a cold relic, during a decaying-particle-dominated cosmological evolution is analyzed, the relic density is calculated both numerically and semi-analytically and the results are compared with each other. Using plausible values (from ... More
Observation of CP violation in the $B^0$ systemOct 25 2001The BABAR detector, operating at energies near the $\Upsilon(4S)$ resonance at the PEP-II asymmetric $B$ Factory at SLAC, has collected a sample of 32 million $B\bar B$ pairs by May 2001. A study of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in events where ... More
A Modified Screw Dislocation With Non-Singular Core of Finite Radius From Einstein-Like Gauge Equation (Non-Linear Approach)Dec 30 2003A continual model of non-singular screw dislocation lying along a straight infinitely long circular cylinder is investigated in the framework of translational gauge approach with the Hilbert--Einstein gauge Lagrangian. The stress--strain constitutive ... More
From operator categories to topological operadsFeb 23 2013Apr 26 2013In this paper it is shown that an assortment of operads near to many topologists' hearts enjoy (homotopy) universal properties of an expressly combinatorial nature. These include the operads A_n and E_n. The main idea that makes this possible is the notion ... More
Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems: A PrimerJul 30 2008Sep 25 2012An thorough introduction is given at an introductory level to the field of quantitative complex system science, with special emphasis on emergence in dynamical systems based on network topologies. Subjects treated include graph theory and small-world ... More
Theory of percolation and tunneling regimes in nanogranular metal filmsJun 19 2014Nanogranular metal composites, consisting of immiscible metallic and insulating phases deposited on a substrate, are characterized by two distinct electronic transport regimes depending on the relative amount of the metallic phase. At sufficiently large ... More
Weak and strong coupling limits of the two-dimensional Fröhlich polaron with spin-orbit Rashba interactionSep 21 2007Jan 25 2008The continuous progress in fabricating low-dimensional systems with large spin-orbit couplings has reached a point in which nowadays materials may display spin-orbit splitting energies ranging from a few to hundreds of meV. This situation calls for a ... More
Theoretical understanding of pion production in nucleon-nucleon collisions - a status reportJul 05 2002A status report is given for the current theoretical understanding of pion production close to threshold. In the first part of the talk predictions of a meson exchange model are compared to recent polarized data for the reactions $pp \to pp\pi^0$ as well ... More
NN-->NNpi from the effective field theory point of view: short comings and gainsJun 22 2000Based on a counting scheme for the application of chiral perturbation theory to pion production in NN collisions p-wave production is studied. It is demonstrated that, contrary to the s-wave production where loops enter at too low an order to allow the ... More
QCD tests from pion reactions on few-nucleon systemsSep 27 2010We show on two examples, namely a calculation for charge symmetry breaking in pn->d pi^0 that allows one to extract the quark mass difference induced part of the proton--neutron mass difference and a high precision calculation for pion--deuteron scattering ... More
Lorentz Invariance of Neutrino OscillationsMay 29 2003It is shown that, in spite of the appearances, the standard expression for the oscillation probability of ultrarelativistic neutrinos is Lorentz invariant.
Neutrinoless double-beta decay with three or four neutrino mixingJun 07 1999Aug 27 1999Considering the scheme with mixing of three neutrinos and a mass hierarchy that can accommodate the results of solar and atmospheric neutrino experiments, it is shown that the results of solar neutrino experiments imply a lower bound for the effective ... More
Is bi-maximal mixing compatible with the large angle MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem?Oct 07 1998It is shown that the large angle MSW solution of the solar neutrino problem with a bi-maximal neutrino mixing matrix implies an energy-independent suppression of the solar nu_e flux. The present solar neutrino data exclude this solution of the solar neutrino ... More
High accuracy proper motions in crowded fieldsJun 30 2003The image subtraction method is a powerful tool to analyze the light variations in crowded fields. This method is able to achieve a nearly optimal differential photometry, even in very dense regions. However, image subtraction is not limited to photometry, ... More
Metallicity gradients in the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal GalaxyAug 06 2001Metallicity gradients in the Sagittarius dwarf Galaxy (Sgr) are investigated by using infrared photometric data from the 2MASS survey. To search for metallicity effects, the giant branch in a field situated near the Center of the Sgr is compared to the ... More
Flaring and warping of the Milky Way disk: not only in the gasJul 02 2000This paper presents an investigation of the outer disk structure by using data from a recent release of the 2 micron sky survey (2MASS). This 2MASS data show unambiguously that the stellar disk thickens with increasing distance from the Sun. In one of ... More
The HELLAS2XMM 1dF Survey: a window on exotic hard X-ray selected sourcesMar 03 2004Recent Chandra and XMM-Newton surveys have confirmed that the cosmic X-ray background is mostly due to accretion onto super-massive black holes, integrated over cosmic time. Here we review the results obtained from the photometric and spectroscopic follow-up ... More
Isolated neutron stars discovered by ROSATAug 30 2000ROSAT has discovered a new group of isolated neutron stars characterized by soft black-body like spectra (kT ~ 50-120 eV), apparent absence of radio emission and no association with supernovae remnants. So far only six such sources are known. A small ... More
Charged Particle Cross Sections in Photoproduction and Extraction of the Gluon Density in the PhotonOct 08 1998Photoproduction data collected with the H1 detector at HERA in 1994 are used to study the cross-sections for inclusive charged particle production and the structure of the photon. The differential cross-sections dsigma/dpT2, for |eta| < 1 in the HERA ... More