Results for "Charles W. Thiel"

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Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$ materials for spectrally multiplexed quantum memoriesAug 08 2014Oct 22 2014We investigate the relevant spectroscopic properties of the 795 nm $^3$H$_6$$\leftrightarrow$$^3$H$_4$ transition in 1% Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$ at temperatures as low as 1.2 K for optical quantum memories based on persistent spectral tailoring of ... More
Optical decoherence studies of Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$Oct 22 2014Decoherence of the 795 nm $^3$H$_6$ to $^3$H$_4$ transition in 1%Tm$^{3+}$:Y$_3$Ga$_5$O$_{12}$ (Tm:YGG) is studied at temperatures as low as 1.2 K. The temperature, magnetic field, frequency, and time-scale (spectral diffusion) dependence of the optical ... More
Optical decoherence and spectral diffusion in an erbium-doped silica glass fiber featuring long-lived spin sublevelsSep 23 2016Understanding decoherence in cryogenically-cooled rare-earth-ion doped glass fibers is of fundamental interest and a prerequisite for applications of these material in quantum information applications. Here we study the coherence properties in a weakly ... More
Quadratic Zeeman effect and spin-lattice relaxation of Tm$^{3+}$:YAG at high magnetic fieldsAug 22 2016Anisotropy of the quadratic Zeeman effect for the $^3{\rm H}_6 \rightarrow \, ^3{\rm H}_4$ transition at 793 nm wavelength in $^{169}$Tm$^{3+}$-doped Y$_3$Al$_5$O$_{12}$ is studied, revealing shifts ranging from near zero up to + 4.69 GHz/T$^2$ for ions ... More
Modification of phonon processes in nanostructured rare-earth-ion-doped crystalsApr 09 2015Jun 27 2016Nano-structuring impurity-doped crystals affects the phonon density of states and thereby modifies the atomic dynamics induced by interaction with phonons. We propose the use of nano-structured materials in the form of powders or phononic bandgap crystals ... More
Optical decoherence and spectral diffusion in an erbium-doped silica glass fiber featuring long-lived spin sublevelsSep 23 2016Nov 21 2016Understanding decoherence in cryogenically-cooled rare-earth-ion doped glass fibers is of fundamental interest and a prerequisite for applications of these material in quantum information applications. Here we study the coherence properties in a weakly ... More
A rare-earth-ion-doped waveguide based on a standard photonics technology for quantum signal processingMay 09 2016We measure properties of the 795 nm $^3$H$_6$ to $^3$H$_4$ transition of a rare-earth-ion-doped waveguide, Tm$^{3+}$:Ti$^{4+}$:LiNbO$_{3}$, at temperatures as low as 800 mK. Coherence and hyperfine population lifetimes up to 117 $\mu$s and 2.5 hours, ... More
Efficient and long-lived Zeeman-sublevel atomic population storage in an erbium-doped glass fiberJul 10 2015Jan 08 2016Long-lived population storage in optically pumped levels of rare-earth ions doped into solids, referred to as persistent spectral hole burning, is of significant fundamental and technological interest. However, the demonstration of deep and persistent ... More
Electron Spin Coherences in Rare-Earth Optically Excited States for Microwave to Optical Quantum TransducersFeb 09 2018Efficient and reversible optical to microwave coherent transducers are required to enable entanglement transfer between superconducting qubits and light for quantum networks. Rare-earth-doped crystals that possess narrow optical and spin transitions are ... More
Effects of fabrication methods on spin relaxation and crystallite quality in Tm-doped Y$_2$Al$_5$O$_{12}$ powders studied using spectral hole burningSep 25 2015Apr 27 2016High-quality rare-earth-ion (REI) doped materials are a prerequisite for many applications such as quantum memories, ultra-high-resolution optical spectrum analyzers and information processing. Compared to bulk materials, REI doped powders offer low-cost ... More
A characterization of semiprojectivity for commutative C*-algebrasJan 10 2011Jan 26 2011Given a compact, metric space X, we show that the commutative C*-algebra C(X) is semiprojective if and only if X is an absolute neighborhood retract of dimension at most one. This confirms a conjecture of Blackadar. Generalizing to the non-unital setting, ... More
Diffractive $Z$ boson pair production at LHC in the large extra dimensions scenarioMay 26 2014In this paper we study the diffractive $Z$ boson pair production mediated by the Kaluza-Klein graviton in the large extra dimensions scenario at the CERN Large Hadron Collider energies. Considering the Durham model we estimate the total cross section ... More
Semiprojectivity with and without a group actionMar 13 2014The equivariant version of semiprojectivity was recently introduced by the first author. We study properties of this notion, in particular its relation to ordinary semiprojectivity of the crossed product and of the algebra itself. We show that equivariant ... More
Decomposition matrices are generically trivialFeb 20 2014Jun 15 2015We establish a genericity property in the representation theory of a flat family of finite-dimensional algebras in the sense of Cline-Parshal-Scott. More precisely, we show that the decomposition matrices as introduced by Geck and Rouquier of an algebra ... More
A new cyclic sieving phenomenon for Catalan objectsJan 15 2016Feb 25 2016Based on computational experiments, Jim Propp and Vic Reiner suspected that there might exist a sequence of combinatorial objects $X_n$, each carrying a natural action of the cyclic group $C_{n-1}$ of order $n-1$ such that the triple $\left(X_n,C_{n-1},\frac{1}{[n+1]_q}{2n ... More
Precis of General RelativityAug 18 1995Omitting the motivations and historical connections, and also the detailed calculations, I state succinctly the principles that determine the relativistic idealization of a GPS system. These determine the results that Ashby presents in his tutorial.
Yilmaz Cancels NewtonApr 28 1995Apr 28 1995A central tenet of the new theory of gravity proposed by H. Yilmaz is the inclusion of a gravitational stress-energy tensor $-{t_\mu}^\nu$ along with the matter stress-energy tensor ${T_\mu}^\nu$ on the right hand side of the Einstein field equations. ... More
Closed-form solutions of the Schroedinger equation for a class of smoothed Coulomb potentialsApr 15 1997An infinite family of closed-form solutions is exhibited for the Schroedinger equation for the potential $V(r) = -Z/\sqrt{|r|^{2} + a^{2}}$. Evidence is presented for an approximate dynamical symmetry for large values of the angular momentum $l$.
The Mixmaster cosmological metricsMay 27 1994This paper begins with a short presentation of the Bianchi IX or ``Mixmaster'' cosmological model, and some ways of writing the Einstein equations for it. There is then an interlude describing how I came to a study of this model, and then a report of ... More
Spherical Harmonic Decomposition on a Cubic GridOct 12 1999A method is described by which a function defined on a cubic grid (as from a finite difference solution of a partial differential equation) can be resolved into spherical harmonic components at some fixed radius. This has applications to the treatment ... More
From Anderson to ZetaApr 28 2015Jul 15 2016For an irreducible crystallographic root system $\Phi$ and a positive integer $p$ relatively prime to the Coxeter number $h$ of $\Phi$, we give a natural bijection $\mathcal{A}$ from the set $\widetilde{W}^p$ of affine Weyl group elements with no inversions ... More
Mackey functors and abelian class field theoriesNov 03 2011Motivated by the work of J\"urgen Neukirch and Ivan Fesenko we propose a general definition of an abelian class field theory from a purely group-theoretical and functorial point of view. This definition allows a modeling of abelian extensions of a field ... More
Adelic Geometry and PolarityNov 17 2011In the present paper we generalise transference theorems from the classical geometry of numbers to the geometry of numbers over the ring of adeles of a number field. To this end we introduce a notion of polarity for adelic convex bodies.
A counter-example to Martino's conjecture about generic Calogero-Moser familiesJan 21 2013Sep 25 2013The Calogero-Moser families are partitions of the irreducible characters of a complex reflection group derived from the block structure of the corresponding restricted rational Cherednik algebra. It was conjectured by Martino in 2009 that the generic ... More
The inversion number and the major index are asymptotically jointly normally distributed on wordsFeb 27 2013In a recent paper, Baxter and Zeilberger show that the two most important Mahonian statistics, the inversion number and the major index, are asymptotically independently normally distributed on permutations. In another recent paper, Canfield, Janson and ... More
The topological dimension of type I C*-algebrasOct 16 2012Feb 05 2013While there is only one natural dimension concept for separable, metric spaces, the theory of dimension in noncommutative topology ramifies into different important concepts. To accommodate this, we introduce the abstract notion of a noncommutative dimension ... More
The generator rank for C*-algebrasOct 24 2012The invariant that assigns to a C*-algebra its minimal number of generators lacks natural permanence properties. In particular, it may increase when passing to ideals or inductive limits. It is therefore hard to compute this invariant directly. To obtain ... More
Over the Rainbow: Numerical Relativity beyond Scri+Dec 30 2005Mar 13 2006This is a study of the behavior of wave equations in conformally compactified spacetimes suited to the use of computational boundaries beyond Scri+. There light cones may be adjusted for computational convenience and/or Scri+ may be approximated by a ... More
Hyperboloidal Slices and Artificial Cosmology for Numerical RelativitySep 20 2004Mar 11 2006This preliminary report proposes integrating the Maxwell equations in Minkowski spacetime using coordinates where the spacelike surfaces are hyperboloids asymptotic to null cones at spatial infinity. The space coordinates are chosen so that Scri+ occurs ... More
Intergalactic Baryons in the Local UniverseDec 02 2008Simulations predict that shocks from large-scale structure formation and galactic winds have reduced the fraction of baryons in the warm, photoionized phase (the Lya forest) from nearly 100% in the early universe to less than 50% today. Some of the remaining ... More
Restricted rational Cherednik algebrasMar 16 2016We give an overview of the representation theory of restricted rational Cherednik algebras. These are certain finite-dimensional quotients of rational Cherednik algebras at t=0. Their representation theory is connected to the geometry of the Calogero-Moser ... More
CHAMP: A Cherednik Algebra Magma PackageMar 26 2014Jan 20 2015We present a computer algebra package based on Magma for performing computations in rational Cherednik algebras at arbitrary parameters and in Verma modules for restricted rational Cherednik algebras. Part of this package is a new general Las Vegas algorithm ... More
On the H-triangle of generalised nonnesting partitionsMay 02 2013Oct 31 2013To a crystallographic root system \Phi, and a positive integer k, there are associated two Fuss-Catalan objects, the set of nonnesting partitions NN^(k)(\Phi), and the cluster complex \Delta^(k)(\Phi). These posess a number of enumerative coincidences, ... More
The number of roots of full supportFeb 26 2016Chapoton has observed a simple product formula for the number of reflections in a finite Coxeter group that have full support. We give a uniform proof of his formula for Weyl groups.
Inductive limits of projective C*-algebrasMay 10 2011We show that a C*-algebra is an inductive limits of projective C*-algebras if and only if it has trivial shape, i.e., is shape equivalent to the zero C*-algebra. In particular, every contractible C*-algebra is an inductive limit of projectives, and one ... More
Blocks in flat families of finite-dimensional algebrasOct 21 2015Aug 25 2016We study the behavior of blocks in flat families of finite-dimensional algebras. In a general setting we construct a finite directed graph encoding a stratification of the base scheme according to the block structures of the fibers. We furthermore show ... More
On floors and ceilings of the k-Catalan arrangementNov 22 2013Nov 05 2014The set of dominant regions of the $k$-Catalan arrangement of a crystallographic root system $\Phi$ is a well-studied object enumerated by the Fu{\ss}-Catalan number $Cat^{(k)}(\Phi)$. It is natural to refine this enumeration by considering floors and ... More
On three-dimensional dilational elastic metamaterialsOct 11 2013Dilational materials are stable three-dimensional isotropic auxetics with an ultimate Poisson's ratio of -1. We design, evaluate, fabricate, and characterize crystalline metamaterials approaching this ideal. To reveal all modes, we calculate the phonon ... More
Effective one-component description of two-component Bose-Einstein condensate dynamicsOct 29 2004We investigate dynamics in two-component Bose-Einstein condensates in the context of coupled Gross-Pitaevskii equations and derive results for the evolution of the total density fluctuations. Using these results, we show how, in many cases of interest, ... More
Ab initio studies of ionization potentials of hydrated hydroxide and hydroniumJun 04 2013The ionization potential distributions of hydrated hydroxide and hydronium are computed with many-body approach for electron excitations with configurations generated by {\it ab initio} molecular dynamics. The experimental features are well reproduced ... More
Some Remarks on Kite Pseudo Effect AlgebrasAug 26 2013Recently a new family of pseudo effect algebras, called kite pseudo effect algebras, was introduced. Such an algebra starts with a po-group $G$, a set $I$ and with two bijections $\lambda,\rho:I \to I.$ Using a clever construction on the ordinal sum of ... More
High-density nuclear matter with nonlocal confining solitonsJul 30 1997An infinite system of nonlocal, individually confining solitons is considered as a model of high-density nuclear matter. The soliton-lattice problem is discussed in the Wigner-Seitz approximation. The cell size is varied to study the density dependence ... More
Relativistic Scalar Gravity: A Laboratory for Numerical RelativityOct 10 1999We present here a relativistic theory of gravity in which the spacetime metric is derived from a single scalar field $\Phi$. The field equation, derived from a simple variational principle, is a non-linear flat-space four-dimensional wave equation which ... More
Heavily Damped Motion of One-Dimensional Bose Gases in an Optical LatticeJul 18 2008Feb 01 2009We study the dynamics of strongly correlated one-dimensional Bose gases in a combined harmonic and optical lattice potential subjected to sudden displacement of the confining potential. Using the time-evolving block decimation method, we perform a first-principles ... More
Loewy lengths of blocks with abelian defect groupsJul 29 2016We consider $p$-blocks with abelian defect groups and in the first part prove a relationship between its Loewy length and that for blocks of normal subgroups of index $p$. Using this, we show that if $B$ is a $2$-block of a finite group with abelian defect ... More
Saturation Properties of Nuclear Matter with a Nonlocal Confining SolitonsAug 26 1998We examine saturation properties of a quark-based picture of nuclear matter. Soliton matter consisting of nonlocal confining solitons is used to model nuclear matter. Each composite nucleon is described by a non-topological soliton as given by the Global ... More
The conjugacy problem and related problems in lattice-ordered groupsJul 04 2005May 17 2007We study, from a constructive computational point of view, the techniques used to solve the conjugacy problem in the "generic" lattice-ordered group Aut(R) of order automorphisms of the real line. We use these techniques in order to show that for each ... More
Black Holes with Weyl Charge and Non-Riemannian WavesSep 06 1995A simple modification to Einstein's theory of gravity in terms of a non-Riemannian connection is examined. A new tensor-variational approach yields field equations that possess a covariance similar to the gauge covariance of electromagnetism. These equations ... More
Current-Voltage Curves for Molecular Junctions Computed Using All-Electron Basis SetsSep 19 2006We present current-voltage (I-V) curves computed using all-electron basis sets on the conducting molecule. The all-electron results are very similar to previous results obtained using effective core potentials (ECP). A hybrid integration scheme is used ... More
Cuspidal Calogero-Moser and Lusztig families for Coxeter groupsMay 03 2015Jun 13 2016The goal of this paper is to compute the cuspidal Calogero-Moser families for all infinite families of finite Coxeter groups, at all parameters. We do this by first computing the symplectic leaves of the associated Calogero-Moser space and then by classifying ... More
Strange ExpectationsAug 21 2015Let gcd(a,b)=1. J. Olsson and D. Stanton proved that the maximum number of boxes in a simultaneous (a,b)-core is (a^2-1)(b^2-1)/24, and that this maximum was achieved by a unique core. P. Johnson combined Ehrhart theory with the polynomial method to prove ... More
Type C parking functions and a zeta mapNov 14 2014We introduce type C parking functions, encoded as vertically labelled lattice paths and endowed with a statistic dinv'. We define a bijection from type C parking functions to regions of the Shi arrangement of type C, encoded as diagonally labelled ballot ... More
How much information about a dynamical system do its recurrences contain?Jun 27 2007Jul 04 2007We show that, under suitable assumptions, Poincare recurrences of a dynamical system determine its topology in phase space. Therefore, dynamical systems with the same recurrences are topologically equivalent.
Transport in Molecular Junctions with Different Metallic ContactsSep 19 2006Ab initio calculations of phenyl dithiol connected to Au, Ag, Pd, and Pt electrodes are performed using non-equilibrium Green's functions and density functional theory. For each metal, the properties of the molecular junction are considered both in equilibrium ... More
Fast Frontend Electronics for high luminosity particle detectorsFeb 17 2015Future experiments of nuclear and particle physics are moving towards the high luminosity regime, in order to access suppressed processes like rare B decays or exotic charmonium resonances. In this scenario, high rate capability is a key requirement for ... More
Current-voltage curves for molecular junctions: the effect of substituentsJun 28 2007We present current-voltage (I-V) curves for phenylene ethynylene oligomers between two Au surfaces computed using a Density Functional Theory/Green's Function approach. In addition to the parent molecule, two different substituents are considered: one ... More
Group algebras acting on $L^p$-spacesAug 24 2014Apr 18 2015For $p\in [1,\infty)$ we study representations of a locally compact group $G$ on $L^p$-spaces and $QSL^p$-spaces. The universal completions $F^p(G)$ and $F^p_{\mathrm{QS}}(G)$ of $L^1(G)$ with respect to these classes of representations (which were first ... More
The generator problem for Z-stable C*-algebrasJan 18 2012The generator problem was posed by Kadison in 1967, and it remains open until today. We provide a solution for the class of C*-algebras absorbing the Jiang-Su algebra Z tensorially. More precisely, we show that every unital, separable, Z-stable C*-algebras ... More
Preduals and complementation of spaces of bounded linear operatorsSep 17 2016For Banach spaces X and Y, we establish a natural bijection between preduals of Y and preduals of L(X,Y) that respect the right L(X)-module structure. If X is reflexive, it follows that there is a unique predual making L(X) into a dual Banach algebra. ... More
Banach algebras generated by an invertible isometry of an $L^p$-spaceMay 22 2014Dec 18 2014We provide a complete description of those Banach algebras that are generated by an invertible isometry of an $L^p$-space together with its inverse. Examples include the algebra $PF_p(\mathbb{Z})$ of $p$-pseudofunctions on $\mathbb{Z}$, the commutative ... More
Restricted Successive MinimaFeb 06 2013Mar 13 2013We give bounds on the successive minima of an $o$-symmetric convex body under the restriction that the lattice points realizing the successive minima are not contained in a collection of forbidden sublattices. Our investigations extend former results ... More
Virtual braid groups of type B and weak categorificationDec 18 2009Mar 17 2011We define virtual braid groups of type B and construct a morphism from such a group to the group of isomorphism classes of some invertible complexes of bimodules up to homotopy.
Note on adelic triangulations and an Adelic Blichfeldt-type inequalityMay 22 2014We introduce a notion of convex hull and polytope into adele space. This allows to consider adelic triangulations which, in particular, lead to an adelic blichfeldt-type inequality, complementing former results.
Functoriality of group algebras acting on $L^p$-spacesAug 24 2014We continue our study of group algebras acting on $L^p$-spaces, particularly of algebras of $p$-pseudofunctions of locally compact groups. We focus on the functoriality properties of these objects. We show that $p$-pseudofunctions are functorial with ... More
Representations of $p$-convolution algebras on $L^q$-spacesSep 27 2016For a nontrivial locally compact group $G$, and $p\in [1,\infty)$, consider the Banach algebras of $p$-pseudofunctions, $p$-pseudomeasures, $p$-convolvers, and the full group $L^p$-operator algebra. We show that these Banach algebras are operator algebras ... More
Quotients of Banach algebras acting on $L^p$-spacesDec 12 2014Mar 29 2016We show that the class of Banach algebras that can be isometrically represented on an $L^p$-space, for $p\neq 2$, is not closed under quotients. This answers a question asked by Le Merdy 20 years ago. Our methods are heavily reliant on our earlier study ... More
The Low-z Intergalactic Medium. III. HI and Metal Absorbers at z<0.4Sep 25 2007Apr 03 2008We conduct an ultraviolet (HST and FUSE) spectroscopic survey of HI (Lyman lines) and seven metal ions (OVI, NV, CIV, CIII, SiIV, SiIII, FeIII) in the low-redshift intergalactic medium (IGM) at z<0.4. We analyzed 650 Lya absorbers over redshift pathlength ... More
The LyB and OVI Forest in the Local UniverseAug 13 2004Intergalactic absorbers along lines of sight to distant quasars are a powerful diagnostic for the evolution and content of the IGM. In this study, we search known low-z Ly-alpha absorption systems for equivalent absorption in higher Lyman lines as well ... More
The Sasaki Join, Hamiltonian 2-forms, and Constant Scalar CurvatureFeb 11 2014Jun 03 2015We describe a general procedure for constructing new Sasaki metrics of constant scalar curvature from old ones. Explicitly, we begin with a regular Sasaki metric of constant scalar curvature on a 2n+1-dimensional compact manifold M and construct a sequence, ... More
Algebraic Topology of Calabi-Yau Threefolds in Toric VarietiesMay 02 2006We compute the integral homology (including torsion), the topological K-theory, and the Hodge structure on cohomology of Calabi-Yau threefold hypersurfaces and complete intersections in Gorenstein toric Fano varieties. The methods are purely topological. ... More
The ISM Interactions of a Runaway LBV Nebula in the LMCMar 27 2001New observations of the Magellanic Cloud Luminous Blue Variable candidate S119 (HD269687) show the relationship of the star to its environs. Echelle spectroscopy and high-resolution HST imagery reveal an expanding bubble centered on the star. This bubble ... More
Mirror Symmetry and Integral Variations of Hodge Structure Underlying One Parameter Families of Calabi-Yau ThreefoldsMay 12 2005This proceedings note introduces aspects of the authors' work relating mirror symmetry and integral variations of Hodge structure. The emphasis is on their classification of the integral variations of Hodge structure which can underly families of Calabi-Yau ... More
Multielectron dissociative ionization of molecules by intense laser radiationNov 26 1996We solve the hydrodynamic-ballistic equations of motion for a one-dimensional time-dependent Thomas-Fermi model of Cl_2 exposed to an intense subpicosecond laser field, and observe simultaneous multielectron ionization and molecular dissociation. The ... More
Extremal Sasakian Geometry on S^3-bundles over Riemann SurfacesFeb 04 2013In this paper we study the Sasakian geometry on S^3-bundles over a Riemann surface of genus g>0 with emphasis on extremal Sasaki metrics. We prove the existence of a countably infinite number of inequivalent contact structures on the total space of such ... More
Sasakian Manifolds with Perfect Fundamental GroupsOct 09 2012Using the Sasakian join construction with homology 3-spheres, we give a countably infinite number of examples of Sasakian manifolds with perfect fundamental group in all odd dimensions greater than 1. These have extremal Sasaki metrics with constant scalar ... More
Accurate Non-adiabatic Quantum Dynamics from Pseudospectral Sampling of Time-dependent Gaussian Basis SetsJun 20 2016Quantum molecular dynamics requires an accurate representation of the molecular potential energy surface from a minimal number of electronic structure calculations, particularly for nonadiabatic dynamics where excited states are required. In this paper, ... More
Possible Detection of OVI from the LMC Superbubble N70Mar 30 2006We present FUSE observations toward four stars in the LMC superbubble N70 and compare these spectra to those of four comparison targets located in nearby field and diffuse regions. The N70 sight lines show OVI 1032 absorption that is consistently stronger ... More
The Sasaki Join, Hamiltonian 2-forms, and Sasaki-Einstein MetricsSep 26 2013Jun 17 2014By combining the join construction from Sasakian geometry with the Hamiltonian 2-form construction from K\"ahler geometry, we recover Sasaki-Einstein metrics discovered by physicists. Our geometrical approach allows us to give an algorithm for computing ... More
Observing Zitterbewegung in Ultracold AtomsNov 21 2007Dec 21 2007We propose an optical lattice scheme which would permit the experimental observation of Zitterbewegung (ZB) with ultracold, neutral atoms. A four-level "tripod" variant of the usual setup for stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP) has been proposed ... More
Hydrodynamic Excitations of Trapped Fermi GasesMay 18 1999Dec 10 1999We discuss collective excitations of a trapped dilute Fermi gas within a hydrodynamic approximation. Analytical results are derived for both high- and low-temperature limits and are applied to $^{40}$K and $^6$Li systems of current experimental interest. ... More
On Searching for Small Kochen-Specker Vector Systems (extended version)Nov 14 2011Kochen-Specker (KS) vector systems are sets of vectors in R^3 with the property that it is impossible to assign 0s and 1s to the vectors in such a way that no two orthogonal vectors are assigned 0 and no three mutually orthogonal vectors are assigned ... More
Variations of Pickup Ion Distributions and their Relation to Interplanetary Conditions and WavesMay 27 2004Nov 29 2004Pickup ion distributions vary substantially on a variety of time scales, although their sources may be relatively steady. This complicates their use as probes of the heliospheric and local interstellar particle populations. Interstellar He+ pickup ion ... More
Kinematics of the swimming of SpiroplasmaJun 29 2009\emph{Spiroplasma} swimming is studied with a simple model based on resistive-force theory. Specifically, we consider a bacterium shaped in the form of a helix that propagates traveling-wave distortions which flip the handedness of the helical cell body. ... More
On parking functions and the zeta map in types B,C and DSep 11 2016Let $\Phi$ be an irreducible crystallographic root system with Weyl group $W$, coroot lattice $\check{Q}$ and Coxeter number $h$. Recently the second named author defined a uniform $W$-isomorphism $\zeta$ between the finite torus $\check{Q}/(mh+1)\check{Q}$ ... More
The Structure and Evolution of Magnetized Cloud Cores in a Zero--Density BackgroundFeb 27 2001Molecular-line observations of star-forming cloud cores indicate that they are not the flattened structures traditionally considered by theory. Rather, they are elongated, perhaps in the direction of their internal magnetic field. We are thus motivated ... More
Inconsistencies between lifetime and polarizability measurements in CsJan 13 2004Electric-dipole matrix elements for 6p-nd, n=5, 6, 7 transitions in cesium are calculated using a relativistic all-order method. The resulting matrix elements are used to evaluate 5d lifetimes and 6p polarizabilities. The data are compared with experimental ... More
The Sasaki Join and Admissible Kähler ConstructionsJun 03 2015We give a survey of our recent work describing a method which combines the Sasaki join construction with the admissible K\"ahler construction of to obtain new extremal and new constant scalar curvature Sasaki metrics, including Sasaki-Einstein metrics. ... More
On the motion of spinning test particles in plane gravitational wavesAug 14 2003The Mathisson-Papapetrou-Dixon equations for a massive spinning test particle in plane gravitational waves are analysed and explicit solutions constructed in terms of solutions of certain linear ordinary differential equations. For harmonic waves this ... More
Vortices in attractive Bose-Einstein condensates in two dimensionsAug 23 2004Mar 28 2006The form and stability of quantum vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates with attractive atomic interactions is elucidated. They appear as ring bright solitons, and are a generalization of the Townes soliton to nonzero winding number $m$. An infinite sequence ... More
Detection of the BCS transition of a trapped Fermi GasJun 25 1999We investigate theoretically the properties of a trapped gas of fermionic atoms in both the normal and the superfluid phases. Our analysis, which accounts for the shell structure of the normal phase spectrum, identifies two observables which are sensitive ... More
Vortices and Ring Solitons in Bose-Einstein CondensatesAug 20 2004Oct 19 2006The form and stability properties of axisymmetric and spherically symmetric stationary states in two and three dimensions, respectively, are elucidated for Bose-Einstein condensates. These states include the ground state, central vortices, and radial ... More
Three-Dimensional Spin-Orbit Coupling in a TrapMay 31 2012Jun 27 2012We investigate the properties of an atom under the influence of a synthetic three-dimensional spin-orbit coupling (Weyl coupling) in the presence of a harmonic trap. The conservation of total angular momentum provides a numerically efficient scheme for ... More
An OVI Baryon Census of the Low-z Warm-Hot Intergalactic MediumJan 04 2005Intergalactic absorbers along lines of sight to distant quasars are a powerful diagnostic for the evolution and content of the intergalactic medium (IGM). In this study, we use the FUSE satellite to search 129 known lya absorption systems at z<0.15 toward ... More
Identifying the Baryons in a Multiphase Intergalactic MediumAug 15 2012In this white paper, we summarize current observations of the baryon census at low redshift (Shull, Smith, & Danforth 2012). Measurements of Lya, O-VI, and broad Lya absorbers, together with more careful corrections for metallicity and ionization fraction, ... More
Simply Connected Manifolds with Infinitely Many Toric Contact Structures and Constant Scalar Curvature Sasaki MetricsApr 15 2014We study a class of simply connected manifolds in all odd dimensions greater than 3 that exhibit an infinite number of toric contact structures of Reeb type that are inequivalent as contact structures. We compute the cohomology ring of our manifolds by ... More
Creating a supersolid in one-dimensional Bose mixturesJun 03 2008Aug 17 2008We identify a one-dimensional supersolid phase in a binary mixture of near-hardcore bosons with weak, local inter-species repulsion. We find realistic conditions under which such a phase, defined here as the coexistence of quasi-superfluidity and quasi-charge ... More
Ideal Gases in Time-Dependent TrapsSep 10 1999We investigate theoretically the properties of an ideal trapped gas in a time-dependent harmonic potential. Using a scaling formalism, we are able to present simple analytical results for two important classes of experiments: free expansion of the gas ... More
Extremal Sasakian Geometry on $T^2\times S^3$ and Related ManifoldsAug 09 2011Dec 13 2012We prove the existence of extremal Sasakian structures occurring on a countably infinite number of distinct contact structures on $T^2\times S^3$ and certain related manifolds. These structures occur in bouquets and exhaust the Sasaki cones in all except ... More
On the Topology of some Sasaki-Einstein ManifoldsJun 03 2015This is a sequel to our paper arXiv:1402.2546 to appear in the Journal of Geometric Analysis in which we concentrate on developing some of the topological properties of Sasaki-Einstein manifolds. In particular, we explicitly compute the cohomology rings ... More
A diagrammatic categorification of the affine q-Schur algebra S(n,n) for n > 2Dec 20 2013This is a follow-up to the paper in which we categorified the affine quantum Schur algebra S(n,r) for 2 < r < n, using a quotient of Khovanov and Lauda's categorification of the affine quantum sl_n. In this paper we categorify S(n,n) for n > 2, using ... More