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Reachability-based safe learning for optimal control problemNov 09 2018In this work we seek for an approach to integrate safety in the learning process that relies on a partly known state-space model of the system and regards the unknown dynamics as an additive bounded disturbance. We introduce a framework for safely learning ... More

Efficient Kernel-based Subsequence Search for User Identification from Walking ActivityJun 11 2019Jul 16 2019This paper presents an efficient approach for subsequence search in data streams. The problem consists in identifying coherent repetitions of a given reference time-series, eventually multi-variate, within a longer data stream. Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) ... More

Safe global optimization of expensive noisy black-box functions in the $δ$-Lipschitz frameworkAug 15 2019In this paper, the problem of safe global maximization (it should not be confused with robust optimization) of expensive noisy black-box functions satisfying the Lipschitz condition is considered. The notion "safe" means that the objective function $f(x)$ ... More

Efficient Kernel-based Subsequence Search for User Identification from Walking ActivityJun 11 2019This paper presents an efficient approach for subsequence search in data streams. The problem consists in identifying coherent repetitions of a given reference time-series, eventually multi-variate, within a longer data stream. Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) ... More

Cosmic $ΔB$ from Lepton Violating Interactions at the Electroweak Phase TransitionJun 05 1992We propose a new mechanism for late cosmological baryon asymmetry in models with first order electroweak phase transition. Lepton asymmetry arises through the decay of particles produced out of equilbrium in bubble collisions and is converted into baryon ... More

Existence and convexity of solutions of the fractional heat equationJun 01 2016Aug 22 2017We prove that the initial-value problem for the fractional heat equation admits a solution provided that the (possibly unbounded) initial datum has a conveniently moderate growth at infinity. Under the same growth condition we also prove that the solution ... More

Dark matter and dark energy induced by condensatesAug 18 2016It is shown that the vacuum condensate induced by many phenomena behaves as a perfect fluid which, under particular conditions, has zero or negative pressure. In particular, the condensates of thermal states, of fields in curved space and of mixed particles ... More

Some Epistemological Problems with the Knowledge Level in Cognitive ArchitecturesNov 26 2015This article addresses an open problem in the area of cognitive systems and architectures: namely the problem of handling (in terms of processing and reasoning capabilities) complex knowledge structures that can be at least plausibly comparable, both ... More

A Local and Discrete Model Simulating Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanical SystemsMay 26 2016This paper presents a simple model that mimics quantum mechanics (QM) results without using complex wavefunctions or non-localities. The proposed model only uses integer-valued quantities and arithmetic operations, in particular assuming a discrete spacetime ... More

On the Lie and Cartan Theory of Invariant Differential Systems, IINov 27 2015May 25 2016We discuss the basic properties of Lie groupoids and Lie pseudo-groups in view of applying these techniques to the analysis of Jordan-H\"older resolutions and the subsequent integration of partial differential equations. This is the summit of Lie and ... More

Basic univariate and bivariate statistics for symbolic data: a critical reviewDec 08 2013Some proofs of the problems of the basic statistics proposed for numeric symbolic data.

Complexity of intersections of real quadrics and topology of symmetric determinantal varietiesNov 07 2012Let X be the base locus of a linear system W of k quadrics. Let also S be the intersection of W with the discriminant hypersurface in the space of all homogeneous polynomials of degree two. We prove a formula relating the topology of X with the one of ... More

Random matrices and the average topology of the intersection of two quadricsMay 09 2012Jun 18 2013Let X_R be the zero locus in RP^n of one or two independently and Weyl distributed random real quadratic forms (this is the same as requiring that the corresponding symmetric matrices are in the Gaussian Orthogonal Ensemble). We prove that the sum of ... More

Theories of BaryogenesisJul 22 1998Jul 28 1998These lectures provide a pedagogical review of the present status of theories explaining the observed baryon asymmetry of the Universe. Particular emphasis is given on GUT baryogenesis and electroweak baryogenesis. The key issues, the unresolved problems ... More

Brownian Dynamics Simulation of Polydisperse Hard SpheresJul 02 2012Jul 05 2012Standard algorithms for the numerical integration of the Langevin equation require that interactions are slowly varying during to the integration timestep. This in not the case for hard-body systems, where there is no clearcut between the correlation ... More

Non-relativistic particles in a thermal bathJan 14 2014Heavy particles are a window to new physics and new phenomena. Since the late eighties they are treated by means of effective field theories that fully exploit the symmetries and power counting typical of non-relativistic systems. More recently these ... More

Quarkonium in a weakly-coupled quark-gluon plasmaSep 30 2010We report about a recent calculation of the heavy quarkonium mass and decay width in a quark-gluon plasma, whose temperature T and screening mass m_D satisfy the hierarchy m alpha_s >> pi T >> m alpha_s^2 >> m_D, m being the heavy-quark mass, up to order ... More

Quarkonia: a theoretical frameDec 22 2009We discuss a general theoretical framework for the study of bound states made of two heavy quarks. For states below threshold, the framework has been developed to the level of providing precision studies for several charmonium and bottomonium observables. ... More

The non-perturbative QCD potentialSep 12 2000The potential between heavy quarks can be rigorously defined in a QCD effective field theories framework. I discuss the general situation when the coupling constant may not be considered small and provide an explicit expression for the potential valid ... More

Vibrations of closed-shell Lennard-Jones icosahedral and cuboctahedral clusters and their effect on the cluster ground state energyApr 13 2004Vibrational spectra of closed shell Lennard-Jones icosahedral and cuboctahedral clusters are calculated for shell numbers between 2 and 9. Evolution of the vibrational density of states with the cluster shell number is examined and differences between ... More

Probing CPT violation in meson mixing by non-cyclic phaseDec 02 2011The presence of non-cyclic phases is revealed in the time evolution of mixed meson systems. Such phases are related to the parameter $z$ describing the $CPT$ violation; moreover, a non zero phase difference between particle and antiparticle arises only ... More

Multi-Source Cooperative Communication with Opportunistic Interference Cancelling RelaysSep 03 2015In this paper we present a multi-user cooperative protocol for wireless networks. Two sources transmit simultaneously their information blocks and relays employ opportunistically successive interference cancellation (SIC) in an effort to decode them. ... More

The degenerate affine walled Brauer algebraMay 10 2013We define a degenerate affine version of the walled Brauer algebra, that has the same role plaid by the degenerate affine Hecke algebra for the symmetric group algebra. We use it to prove a higher level mixed Schur-Weyl duality for gl_N. We consider then ... More

Lifshitz transitions in multi-band Hubbard models for topological superconductivity in complex quantum matterDec 16 2017Jan 03 2018How the macroscopic quantum coherence can resist to the decoherence attacks of high temperature is a major challenge for the science of the 21st century. Superstripes 2017 conference held in Ischia on June 2017 has been focused on the new physics of high ... More

Height estimates for mean curvature graphs in $\mathrm{Nil}_3$ and $\widetilde{PSL}_2(\mathbb{R})$Mar 18 2018May 15 2018In this paper we obtain height estimates for compact, constant mean curvature vertical graphs in the homogeneous spaces $\mathrm{Nil}_3$ and $\widetilde{PSL}_2(\mathbb{R})$. As a straightforward consequence, we announce a structure-type result for proper ... More

A gauge invariant flow equationJan 24 2003Given a Quantum Field Theory, with a particular content of fields and a symmetry associated with them, if one wants to study the evolution of the couplings via a Wilsonian renormalisation group, there is still a freedom on the construction of a flow equation, ... More

Embedded polar spaces revisitedMar 20 2014In this paper we introduce generalized pseudo-quadratic forms and develope some theory for them. Recall that the codomain of a $(\sigma,\varepsilon)$-quadratic form is the group $\overline{K} := K/K_{\sigma,\varepsilon}$, where $K$ is the underlying division ... More

Cantor versus CantorJan 17 2010Jan 25 2012This paper examines the possibilities of extending Cantor's two arguments on the uncountable nature of the set of real numbers to one of its proper denumerable subsets: the set of rational numbers. The paper proves that, unless certain restrictive conditions ... More

Beyond ChaosApr 18 2008The first part of this paper defines recursive interactions by means of logistic functions and derives a general result on the way interacting systems evolve in attractors. It also defines the notion of coevolution trajectory and presents a new family ... More

Recursion and w-orderApr 18 2008Apr 29 2008This paper has been withdrawn by the author due to an error.

Two-Loop Renormalization Group Equations and Gauge Couplings UnificationSep 22 2017We analize the impact of two-loop renormalization group equations on the $SU(3)_c\times SU(2)_w\times U(1)_Y$ gauge couplings unification in various supersymmetric theories. In general the presence of superfields in higher representation than the doublet ... More

Angular Momentum and Spin in a Local-Realistic Model of Quantum MechanicsDec 27 2018This paper presents an extension of the realistic, stochastic, and local model for Quantum Mechanics published in [1]. The proposed model reproduces nonrelativistic quantum mechanics (QM) results without using its mathematical formulation, but using only ... More

Shock dynamics of phase diagramsJul 29 2013Jan 28 2014A thermodynamic phase transition denotes a drastic change of state of a physical system due to a continuous change of thermodynamic variables, as for instance pressure and temperature. The classical van der Waals equation of state is the simplest model ... More

Correcting a minor error in Cantor's calculation of the power of the continuumSep 21 2006Cantor's algebraic calculation of the power of the continuum contains an easily repairable error related to Cantor own way of defining the addition of cardinal numbers. The appropriate correction is suggested.

Recursion and the Axiom of InfinitySep 07 2006Jan 27 2012This paper examines the completion of an w-ordered sequence of recursive definitions which on the one hand defines an increasing sequence of nested set and on the other redefines successively a numeric variable as the cardinal of the successively defined ... More

Renormings of the dual of James tree spacesMar 01 2009We discuss renorming properties of the dual of a James tree space JT. We present examples of weakly Lindelof determined JT such that JT* admits neither strictly convex nor Kadec renorming and of weakly compactly generated JT such that JT* does not admit ... More

Inclusion of Chemical Potential for Scalar FieldsMar 15 1997There are two possible methods for the inclusion of the chemical potential in a relativistic bosonic field theory. The most popular method has recently been criticised by some authors, so much so as to require a re-analysis of the entire problem. I here ... More

Observer-less Output Feedback Global Tracking Control of Lossless Lagrangian SystemsJul 17 2013We obviate the use of observers for the purpose of output feedback tracking control of Lagrangian systems and solve some long-standing yet well-documented open problems. As often implemented in control practice, we replace unavailable derivatives with ... More

An explosion is triggered by the late collapse of the compact remnant from a neutron star mergerJan 17 2018Jul 18 2018It is known that a binary neutron star merger produces a hypermassive neutron star. The lifetime of this compact remnant depends on the total mass and the equation of state. The collapse of this compact remnant to a black- hole-torus system is expected ... More

Asymptotic efficiency of restart and checkpointingFeb 21 2018May 12 2018Many tasks are subject to failure before completion. Two of the most common failure recovery strategies are restart and checkpointing. Under restart, once a failure occurs, it is restarted from the beginning. Under checkpointing, the task is resumed from ... More

Scalar perturbations in Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmologyOct 24 2007We study the evolution of scalar perturbations in the radiation-dominated era of Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmology by numerically solving the coupled bulk and brane master wave equations. We find that density perturbations with wavelengths less than ... More

The choice: evaluating and selecting scientific proposalsApr 21 2015The selection process of proposals is a crucial component of scientific progress and innovations. Limited resources must be allocated in the most effective way to maximise advancements and the production of new knowledge, especially as it is becoming ... More

Results on identified particle production in pp, p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions measured with ALICE at the LHCFeb 04 2014Using the unique capabilities of the ALICE detectors for particle identification, different measurements have been performed to study the properties of the hot and dense matter created in the Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(sNN)= 2.76 TeV. The analysis of the ... More

Compact spaces that do not map onto finite productsJan 26 2010We provide examples of nonseparable compact spaces with the property that any continuous image which is homeomorphic to a finite product of spaces has a maximal prescribed number of nonseparable factors.

Cech Closure Spaces: A Framework for Discrete HomotopyAug 31 2017Mar 21 2019Motivated by constructions in topological data analysis and algebraic combinatorics, we study homotopy theory on the category of closure spaces, the category whose objects are sets endowed with a Cech closure operator and whose morphisms are the continuous ... More

Consistent analysis of the $ν_μ\to ν_e$ sterile neutrinos searches of ICARUS and OPERAMar 13 2015May 06 2015The two long-baseline experiments ICARUS and OPERA have recently provided bounds on light ($\sim$ eV) sterile neutrinos exploiting the negative results of the $\nu_\mu \to \nu_e$ appearance searches. Both collaborations have performed the data analysis ... More

ECOLANG - Communications Language for Ecological Simulations NetworkSep 09 2008This document describes the communication language used in one multiagent system environment for ecological simulations, based on EcoDynamo simulator application linked with several intelligent agents and visualisation applications, and extends the initial ... More

Boolean metric spaces and Boolean algebraic varietiesMar 14 2009The concepts of Boolean metric space and convex combination are used to characterize polynomial maps in a class of commutative Von Neumann regular rings including Boolean rings and p-rings, that we have called CFG-rings. In those rings, the study of the ... More

Commutative rings with finite quotient fieldsMar 14 2009We consider the class of all commutative reduced rings for which there exists a finite subset T of A such that all projections on quotients by prime ideals of A are surjective when restricted to T. A complete structure theorem is given for this class ... More

Bounds on the Tamagawa numbers of a crystalline representation over towers of cyclotomic extensionsOct 21 2015In this paper, we study the Tamagawa numbers of a crystalline representation over a tower of cyclotomic extensions under certain technical conditions on the representation. In particular, we show that we may improve the asymptotic bounds given in the ... More

Upsilon type concordance invariantsSep 05 2017To a region $C$ of the plane satisfying a suitable convexity condition we associate a knot concordance invariant $\Upsilon^C$. For appropriate choices of the domain this construction gives back some known knot Floer concordance invariants like Rasmussen's ... More

On The Equivalence Problem for Geometric Structures, IDec 29 2014We discuss the local and global problems for the equivalence of geometric structures of an arbitrary order and, in later sections, attention is given to what really matters, namely the equivalence with respect to transformations belonging to a given pseudo-group ... More

A quasilinear approach to fully nonlinear parabolic (S)PDEs on $\mathbb{R}^d$Feb 18 2018Apr 11 2018We study the Cauchy problem for fully nonlinear (stochastic) parabolic partial differential equations. We provide both in deterministic and stochastic case the existence of a maximal defined solution for the problem and we provide suitable blow-up criterion. ... More

$L^{1}$ metric geometry of potentials with prescribed singularities on compact Kähler manifoldsSep 09 2019Given $(X,\omega)$ compact K\"ahler manifold and $\psi\in\mathcal{M}^{+}\subset PSH(X,\omega)$ a model type envelope with non-zero mass, i.e. a fixed potential determing some singularities such that $\int_{X}(\omega+dd^{c}\psi)^{n}>0$, we prove that the ... More

Spin and Spin Entanglement in a Local-Realistic Model of Quantum MechanicsDec 27 2018Jul 05 2019This paper presents an extension of the realistic, stochastic, and local model for Quantum Mechanics published in [1]. The proposed model reproduces nonrelativistic quantum mechanics (QM) results without using its mathematical formulation, but using only ... More

Loop functions at finite temperature from perturbation theory to lattice QCDDec 10 2018We review our present knowledge of the Polyakov loop, the correlator of Polyakov loops and the singlet correlator in thermal QCD from the point of view of perturbation theory and lattice QCD.

Multivariate Fast Iterative Filtering for the decomposition of nonstationary signalsFeb 13 2019Recently several algorithms based on Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) have been proposed to decompose two or higher dimensional nonstationary signals which are varying over time, like the Bivariate, Multivariate EMD and Noise-Assisted Multivariate EMD. ... More

Using Applied Behavior Analysis in Software to help Tutor Individuals with Autism Spectrum DisorderAug 08 2018There are currently many tutoring software systems which have been designed for neurotypical children. These systems cover academic topics such as reading and math, and are made available through various technological mediums. The majority of these systems ... More

Graphene properties from curved space Dirac equationAug 03 2018May 13 2019A mathematical formulation for particle states and electronic properties of a curved graphene sheet is provided, exploiting a massless Dirac spectrum description for charge carriers living in a curved bidimensional background. In particular, we study ... More

Prescribed mean curvature surfaces in the product spaces $\mathbb{M}^2(κ)\times\mathbb{R}$; Height estimates and classification results for properly embedded surfacesJul 26 2018Jul 27 2018The aim of this paper is to extend classic results of the theory of CMC surfaces in the product spaces to the class of immersed surfaces in $\mathbb{M}^2(\kappa)\times\mathbb{R}$ whose mean curvature is given as a $C^1$ function depending on their angle ... More

The QCD potential at O(1/m^2): Complete spin-dependent and spin-independent resultSep 12 2000Apr 11 2001Within an effective field theory framework, we obtain an expression, with O(1/m^2) accuracy, for the energies of the gluonic excitations between heavy quarks, which holds beyond perturbation theory. For the singlet heavy quark--antiquark energy, in particular, ... More

Sign-changing solutions of the fractional heat equation: existence and convexityJun 01 2016We prove that the initial-value problem for the fractional heat equation admits a solution provided that the (possibly unbounded) initial datum has a conveniently moderate growth at infinity. Under the same growth condition we also prove that the solution ... More

Updated determination of $α_s(m_τ^2)$ from tau decaysJun 24 2016Using the most recent release of the ALEPH $\tau$ decay data, we present a very detailed phenomenological update of the $\alpha_s(m_\tau^2)$ determination. We have exploited the sensitivity to the strong coupling in many different ways, exploring several ... More

The dynamics of the Goldstone bosons on the braneJul 11 2000Oct 16 2000We study, within the recently proposed brane-world scenario, the effective action for the low-energy brane excitations. These modes are understood as Goldstone bosons associated to the spontaneous isometry breaking, induced on the bulk space by the presence ... More

Particle production from nonlocal gravitational effective actionMar 23 1998Sep 21 1999In this paper we show how the nonlocal effective action for gravity, obtained after integrating out the matter fields, can be used to compute particle production and spectra for different space-time metrics. Applying this technique to several examples, ... More

Factorisation of two-variable p-adic L-functionsApr 28 2013Let $f$ be a modular form which is non-ordinary at $p$. Kim and Loeffler have recently constructed two-variable $p$-adic $L$-functions associated to $f$. In the case where $a_p=0$, they showed that, as in the one-variable case, Pollack's plus and minus ... More

Integral identities for 3d dualities with SP(2N) gauge groupsSep 07 2015Sep 13 2015In this note we study the reduction of 4d Seiberg duality to 3d for SP(2N) SQCD with an adjoint field. We follow a general prescription that consists in compactifying the dual 4d theories on the circle. This generates an effective 3d duality. The pure ... More

Optimization in the Loop: Implementing and Testing Scheduling Algorithms with SimuLTESep 11 2015One of the main purposes of discrete event simulators such as OMNeT++ is to test new algorithms or protocols in realistic environments. These often need to be benchmarked against optimal/theoretical results obtained by running commercial optimization ... More

Many body quantum physics in XANES of highly correlated materials, mixed valence oxides and high temperature superconductorsMay 22 2016The x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), developed in these last 40 years using synchrotron radiation, is a unique tool probing electronic correlations in complex systems via quantum many body final state effects. Multi electron excitations have ... More

An elementary introduction to the Holographic PrincipleJun 03 2005In this work we review at an elementary level the origin, main ideas and present status of the so called holographic principle. This principle, even in the absence of a precise formulation, is seen by many people as a major clue for the understanding ... More

Light neutral mesons production in p-A collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 27.5$ GeV with the NA60 ExperimentDec 31 2011The NA60 experiment has studied low-mass muon pair production in proton-nucleus (p-A) collisions with a system of Be, Cu, In, W, Pb and U targets using a 400 GeV/$c$ proton beam at the CERN SPS. Thanks to the collected data sample of 180\,000 low mass ... More

Aspects of particle mixing in Quantum Field TheoryAug 30 2004Sep 06 2004The results obtained on the particle mixing in Quantum Field Theory are reviewed. The Quantum Field Theoretical formulation of fermion and boson mixed fields is analyzed in detail and new oscillation formulas exhibiting corrections with respect to the ... More

New results on inclusive quarkonium decaysMay 13 2002I review some recent progress, leading to a substantial reduction in the number of non-perturbative parameters, in the calculation of inclusive quarkonium decay widths in the framework of non-relativistic effective field theories.

Superstripes in the Low Energy Physics of Complex Quantum Matter at the MesoscaleMar 10 2015Mar 12 2015Quantum physics in the 20th century was proposed to understand the phenomenology of atomic world at short length scale (below one nanometer) and it was developed to study nuclear and subnuclear world at the lowest possible spatial scale and at the highest ... More

On the Beauville form of the known irreducible symplectic varietiesJun 16 2006We study the global geometry of the ten dimensional O'Grady irreducible symplectic variety. We determine its second Betti number, its Beauville form and its Fujiki constant.

A real viewpoint on the intersection of complex quadrics and its topologyJun 09 2011We study the relation between a complex projective set C in CP^n and the set R in RP^(2n+1) defined by viewing each equation of C as a pair of real equations. Once C is presented by quadratic equations, we can apply a spectral sequence to efficiently ... More

More about Electroweak Baryogenesis in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard ModelSep 08 1997We compute the baryon asymmetry generated at the electroweak phase transition by the Higgs scalar sector of the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Because of large enhancement effects from low momentum modes, Higgs particles may be responsible for ... More

Towards a Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory Approach to Electroweak BaryogenesisOct 11 1995We propose a general method to compute $CP$-violating observables from extensions of the standard model in the context of electroweak baryogenesis. It is alternative to the one recently developed by Huet and Nelson and relies on a nonequilibrium quantum ... More

Radiative transitions and the quarkonium magnetic momentAug 30 2006I discuss heavy quarkonium radiative transitions and the related issue of the quarkonium magnetic moment inside effective field theories. Differences in set up and conclusions with respect to typical phenomenological approaches are outlined.

The heavy quark potential in pNRQCDSep 20 1999The heavy quarkonium static potential is discussed within the framework of potential NRQCD. Some quantitative statements are made in the kinematical situation $mv >> \Lambda_{\rm QCD}$ at the level of accuracy of the next-to-leading order in the multipole ... More

The Barbieri-Remiddi solution of the bound state problem in QEDJul 22 1998We derive the so-called Barbieri-Remiddi solution of the Bethe-Salpeter equation in QED in its general form and discuss its application to the bound state energy spectrum.

The quark-antiquark Wilson loop formalism in the NRQCD power counting schemeSep 02 1998The quark-antiquark interaction from the NRQCD Lagrangian is studied in the Wilson loop formalism.

Singular integrals and maximal functions: the disk multiplier revisitedOct 23 2013Dec 18 2013Several estimates for singular integrals, maximal functions and the spherical summation operator are given in the spaces $L^p_{\text{rad}}L^2_{\text{ang}}(\mathbb{R}^n)$, $n\geq 2$.

Um Erro Com Um SeculoOct 03 2008The "rigid bodies" must be in Relativity the "deformable bodies" where the longitudinal waves propagate with the maximun speed $c$. In 1909, Born studied the "relativistic underformable body" but made the mistake of calling it "rigid". The "rigid body" ... More

A theoretical review of heavy quarkonium inclusive decaysNov 24 2003Jan 22 2004In this brief review, I summarize the current theoretical knowledge of heavy quarkonium inclusive decays, with emphasis on recent progress made in the framework of QCD effective field theories. In appendix, I list the imaginary parts of the matching coefficients ... More

New universal attractor in nonmininally coupled gravity: Linear inflationJan 26 2018Jul 17 2018Once quantum corrections are taken into account, the strong coupling limit of the $\xi$-attractor models (in metric gravity) might depart from the usual Starobinsky solution and move into linear inflation. Furthermore, it is well known that the metric ... More

The CUORE experiment at the LNGSApr 28 2017May 09 2017CUORE is the first ton-scale experiment based on the bolometric technique to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Its core is made of 988 $\mathrm{TeO_{2}}$ crystals cooled down to $10~\mathrm{mK}$. The temperature must be as stable as possible ... More

Nested-set inconsistencyApr 26 2010Jan 25 2012This paper examines a denumerable version of the nested-set theorem and derives from it a contradiction involving the formal consistency of the actual infinity assumed by the Axiom of Infinity.

Living beings as informed systems: towards a physical theory of informationSep 19 2006I propose here a new concept of information based on two relevant aspects of its expression. The first related to the undeniable fact that the expression of information modifies the physical state of its receiver. The second to the arbitrariness of such ... More

Strong Sector in non-minimal SUSY modelNov 26 2016We investigate the squark sector of a supersymmetric theory with an extended Higgs sector. We give the mass matrices of stop and sbottom, comparing the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) case and the non-minimal case. We discuss the impact of ... More

Critical phenomena of thick branes in warped spacetimesNov 22 2001Apr 15 2002We have investigated the effects of a generic bulk first-order phase transition on thick Minkowski branes in warped geometries. As occurs in Euclidean space, when the system is brought near the phase transition an interface separating two ordered phases ... More

Limb and gravity-darkening coefficients for the TESS satellite at several metallicities, surface gravities, and microturbulent velocitiesApr 26 2018We present new gravity and limb-darkening coefficients for a wide range of effective temperatures, gravities, metallicities, and microturbulent velocities. These coefficients can be used in many different fields of stellar physics as synthetic light curves ... More

Weakly countably determined spaces of high complexityMar 04 2009We prove that there exist weakly countably determined spaces of complexity higher than coanalytic. On the other hand, we also show that coanalytic sets can be characterized by the existence of a cofinal adequate family of closed sets. Therefore the Banach ... More

Automatic norm continuity of weak* homeomorphismsMar 01 2009We prove that in a certain class E of nonseparable Banach spaces the norm topology of the dual ball is definable in terms of its weak* topology. Thus, any weak* homeomorphism between duals balls of spaces in E is automatically norm-continuous.

Unipotent representations of Lie incidence geometriesJul 25 2013If a geometry $\Gamma$ is isomorphic to the residue of a point $A$ of a shadow geometry of a spherical building $\Delta$, a representation $\varepsilon_\Delta^A$ of $\Gamma$ can be given in the unipotent radical $U_{A^*}$ of the stabilizer in $\mathrm{Aut}(\Delta)$ ... More

Prediction in Cyber Security: Complications and ConsolationsApr 23 2018Apr 25 2018Uncertainty, error, and similar complications add to the many challenges of cyber security. Various disciplines have developed methods for managing these complications, but applying these methods involves disambiguating overlapping terminology and determining ... More

Validating Computer Security Methods: Meta-methodology for an Adversarial ScienceOct 03 2017Jan 22 2018How can we justify the validity of our computer security methods? This meta-methodological question is related to recent explorations on the science of computer security, which have been hindered by computer security's unique properties. We confront this ... More

3-flavor and 4-flavor implications of the latest T2K and NO$ν$A electron (anti-)neutrino appearance resultsSep 10 2015Mar 22 2016The two long-baseline experiments T2K and NO$\nu$A have recently presented new findings. T2K has shown the first $\bar \nu_e$ appearance data while NO$\nu$A has released the first $\nu_e$ appearance results. These data are of particular importance because ... More

Testing the very-short-baseline neutrino anomalies at the solar sectorMay 09 2011Jun 07 2011Motivated by the accumulating hints of new sterile neutrino species at the eV scale, we explore the consequences of such an hypothesis on the solar sector phenomenology. After introducing the theoretical formalism needed to describe the MSW conversion ... More

Chemical potential and multiplicative anomalySep 14 1998The relativistic complex scalar field at finite temperature and in presence of a net conserved charge is studied in reference to recent developments on the multiplicative anomaly. This quantity, overlooked until now, is computed and it is shown how it ... More