Results for "Erik Sollesnes"

total 3749took 0.09s
Towards autonomous ocean observing systems using Miniature Underwater Gliders with UAV deployment and recovery capabilitiesFeb 08 2019This paper presents preliminary results towards the development of an autonomous ocean observing system using Miniature Underwater Gliders (MUGs) that can operate with the support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) ... More
Test of renormalization predictions for universal finite-size scaling functionsNov 02 1999We calculate universal finite-size scaling functions for systems with an n-component order parameter and algebraically decaying interactions. Just as previously has been found for short-range interactions, this leads to a singular epsilon-expansion, where ... More
Black Hole Evaporation and ComplementarityMar 17 1995About twenty years ago Hawking made the remarkable suggestion that the black hole evaporation process will inevitably lead to a fundamental loss of quantum coherence. The mechanism by which the quantum radiation is emitted appears to be insensitive to ... More
Torsion and electron motion in Quantum Dots with crystal lattice dislocationsNov 25 1997The motion of a conducting electron in a quantum dot with one or several dislocations in the underlying crystal lattice is considered in the continuum picture, where dislocations are represented by torsion of space. The possible effects of torsion are ... More
Endomorphisms of quantized Weyl algebrasJul 15 2010Belov-Kanel and Kontsevich conjectured that the group of automorphisms of the n'th Weyl algebra and the group of polynomial symplectomorphisms of C^2 are canonically isomorphic. We discuss how this conjecture can be approached by means of (second) quantized ... More
Comment on "Geometric phases for mixed states during cyclic evolutions"Apr 30 2004Jul 08 2004It is shown that a recently suggested concept of mixed state geometric phase in cyclic evolutions [2004 {\it J. Phys. A} {\bf 37} 3699] is gauge dependent.
Isometric Embeddability of SnowflakesSep 21 2015We show that a snowflake of a metric space with positive Hausdorff dimension does not admit an isometric embedding into euclidean space.
Astrometry 1960-80: from Hamburg to HipparcosAug 08 2014Astrometry, the most ancient branch of astronomy, was facing extinction during much of the 20th century in the competition with astrophysics. The revival of astrometry came with the European astrometry satellite Hipparcos, approved by ESA in 1980 and ... More
A stabilized nonconforming finite element method for the elliptic Cauchy problemJun 17 2014In this paper we propose a nonconforming finite element method for the solution of the ill-posed elliptic Cauchy problem. We prove error estimates using continuous dependence estimates in the $L^2$-norm. The effect of perturbations in data on the estimates ... More
A Primer on Energy ConditionsApr 30 2014An energy condition, in the context of a wide class of spacetime theories (including general relativity), is, crudely speaking, a relation one demands the stress-energy tensor of matter satisfy in order to try to capture the idea that "energy should be ... More
Feynman integrals via hyperlogarithmsJun 30 2014This talk summarizes recent developments in the evaluation of Feynman integrals using hyperlogarithms. We discuss extensions of the original method, new results that were obtained with this approach and point out current problems and future directions. ... More
The Double Eulerian Polynomial and Inversion TablesJan 22 2014We show that the pair (des, ides) of statistics on the set of permu- tations has the same distribution as the pair (asc, row) of statistics on the set of inversion tables, proving a conjecture of Visontai. The common generating function of these pairs ... More
A Simple Proof of the Marker-Steinhorn Theorem for Expansions of Ordered Abelian GroupsSep 23 2013We give a short and self-contained proof of the Marker-Steinhorn Theorem for o-minimal expansions of ordered groups, based on an analysis of linear orders definable in such structures.
Algorithms for the symbolic integration of hyperlogarithms with applications to Feynman integralsMar 13 2014We provide algorithms for symbolic integration of hyperlogarithms multiplied by rational functions, which also include multiple polylogarithms when their arguments are rational functions. These algorithms are implemented in Maple and we discuss various ... More
Performance and Optimization Abstractions for Large Scale Heterogeneous Systems in the Cactus/Chemora FrameworkAug 06 2013We describe a set of lower-level abstractions to improve performance on modern large scale heterogeneous systems. These provide portable access to system- and hardware-dependent features, automatically apply dynamic optimizations at run time, and target ... More
Using Monte Carlo to optimize variable cutsDec 20 2007Dec 20 2007A Monte Carlo method to optimize cuts on variables is presented and evaluated. The method gives a much higher signal to noise ratio than does a manual choice of cuts.
Low Threshold Bootstrap Percolation on the Hamming TorusJul 09 2014Jun 09 2015This paper analyzes various questions pertaining to bootstrap percolation on the $d$-dimensional Hamming torus where each node is open with probability $p$ and the percolation threshold is 2. For each $d'<d$ we find the critical exponent for the event ... More
SIR dynamics in random networks with heterogeneous connectivityMay 15 2007Random networks with specified degree distributions have been proposed as realistic models of population structure, yet the problem of dynamically modeling SIR-type epidemics in random networks remains complex. I resolve this dilemma by showing how the ... More
SIR dynamics in structured populations with heterogeneous connectivityAug 22 2005Dec 20 2005Most epidemic models assume equal mixing among members of a population. An alternative approach is to model a population as random network in which individuals may have heterogeneous connectivity. This paper builds on previous research by describing the ... More
On the analytic computation of massless propagators in dimensional regularizationMay 09 2013Mar 20 2014We comment on the algorithm to compute periods using hyperlogarithms, applied to massless Feynman integrals in the parametric representation. Explicitly, we give results for all three-loop propagators with arbitrary insertions including order $\varepsilon^4$ ... More
Recursive prescription for logarithmic jet rate coefficientsMay 27 2013Feb 11 2014We derive a recursion relation for the analytic leading logarithmic coefficients of a final state gluon cascade. We demonstrate the potential of our method by analytically computing the rate coefficients for the emission of up to 80 gluons in both the ... More
Rapidity Dependence of Elliptic Flow at RHICJan 04 2006The measured elliptic flow (v2) of identified particles as a function of pT and centrality at RHIC suggests the created medium in Au+Au collisions achieves early local thermal equilibrium that is followed by hydrodynamic expansion. It is not known if ... More
Some divergent trigonometric integralsJan 02 2001Some divergent trigonometric integrals have appeared in standard tables for many years, listed as converging. We give a simple proof that these integrals diverge and trace their history. The original error was made when a (startlingly) famous mathematician ... More
Continuity in the Alexiewicz normJun 21 2006If $f$ is a Henstock--Kurzweil integrable function on the real line, the Alexiewicz norm of $f$ is $\|f\|=\sup_I|\int_I f|$ where the supremum is taken over all intervals $I\subset\R$. Define the translation $\tau_x$ by $\tau_xf(y)=f(y-x)$. Then $\|\tau_xf-f\|$ ... More
Necessary and sufficient conditions for differentiating under the integral signJan 02 2001We give necessary and sufficient conditions for differentiating under the integral sign an integral that depends on a parameter. The conditions require the equality of two iterated integrals and depend on being able to integrate every derivative. The ... More
What Is a Black Hole?Aug 04 2018Although black holes are objects of central importance across many fields of physics, there is no agreed upon definition for them, a fact that does not seem to be widely recognized. Physicists in different fields conceive of and reason about them in radically ... More
Exo-Jupiters and Saturns from two Gaia-like missionsAug 19 2014Detection and orbit determination for thousands of planets with periods up to about 40 years would be obtained by astrometry from two Gaia-like missions, results which cannot be obtained by any other mission, planned or proposed. A billion stars of all ... More
Tournament limits: Degree distributions, score functions and self-conversenessNov 29 2016Motivated by known results for finite tournaments, we define and study the score functions of tournament kernels and the degree distributions of tournament limits. Our main theorem completely characterises those distributions that appear as the degree ... More
Non-geometric backgrounds in string theoryNov 27 2018Dec 13 2018This review provides an introduction to non-geometric backgrounds in string theory. Starting from a discussion of T-duality, geometric and non-geometric torus-fibrations are reviewed, generalised geometry and its relation to non-geometric backgrounds ... More
Principally polarized abelian surfaces with surjective galois representations on l-torsionDec 14 2012Nov 15 2013Given a rational variety $V$ defined over $K$, we consider a principally polarized abelian variety $A$ of dimension $g$ defined over $V$. For each prime l we then consider the galois representation on the $l$-torsion of $A_t$, where $t$ is a $K$-rational ... More
The characteristic functions of quantum heat with baths at different temperaturesJan 12 2018Feb 06 2018This paper is about quantum heat defined as the change in energy of a bath during a process. The presentation takes into account recent developments in classical strong-coupling thermodynamics, and addresses a version of quantum heat which satisfies quantum-classical ... More
Learning the Reward Function for a Misspecified ModelJan 29 2018Jun 08 2018In model-based reinforcement learning it is typical to decouple the problems of learning the dynamics model and learning the reward function. However, when the dynamics model is flawed, it may generate erroneous states that would never occur in the true ... More
Proposed neutron interferometry test of Berry's phase for a circulating planar spinOct 03 2017The energy eigenstates of a spin$-\frac{1}{2}$ particle in a magnetic field confined to a plane, define a planar spin. If the particle moves adiabatically around a loop in this plane, it picks up a topological Berry phase that can only be an integer multiple ... More
The Asymptotic Complexity of Coded-BKW with Sieving Using Increasing Reduction FactorsJan 19 2019The Learning with Errors problem (LWE) is one of the main candidates for post-quantum cryptography. At Asiacrypt 2017, coded-BKW with sieving, an algorithm combining the Blum-Kalai-Wasserman algorithm (BKW) with lattice sieving techniques, was proposed. ... More
Non-geometric backgrounds in string theoryNov 27 2018Apr 16 2019This review provides an introduction to non-geometric backgrounds in string theory. Starting from a discussion of T-duality, geometric and non-geometric torus-fibrations are reviewed, generalised geometry and its relation to non-geometric backgrounds ... More
On invertibility preserving linear maps, simultaneous triangularization and Property LFeb 18 1997Let F be a linear unital map of a unital matrix algebra A over the complex numbers into the complex n by n matrices. Then F induces a linear unital map Fk of the k by k matrices over A into the complex nk by nk matrices by the action of F on each entry ... More
Finite von Neumann algebra factors with property GammaOct 13 2000Oct 14 2000Techniques introduced by G. Pisier in his proof that finite von Neumann factors with property gamma have length at most 5 are modified to prove that the length is 3. It is proved that if such a factor is a complemented subspace of some larger C*-algebra ... More
Dp-minimal expansions of discrete ordered abelian groupsMar 14 2019If $\mathscr{Z}$ is a dp-minimal expansion of a discrete ordered abelian group $(Z,<,+)$ and $\mathscr{Z}$ does not admit a nontrivial definable convex subgroup then $\mathscr{Z}$ is interdefinable with $(Z,<,+)$ and $(Z,<,+)$ is elementarily equivalent ... More
Bootstrap percolation on the Hamming torus with threshold 2Jul 09 2014Nov 01 2017This paper analyzes various questions pertaining to bootstrap percolation on the $d$-dimensional Hamming torus where each node is open with probability $p$ and the percolation threshold is 2. For each $d'<d$ we find the critical exponent for the event ... More
Local Moufang setsJun 15 2017All known Moufang sets arise, in some way or another, from an algebraic structure which can be called `division' in some way. In this PhD dissertation, I made an attempt to develop a theory of local Moufang sets, which generalize Moufang sets in a way ... More
Hall-Littlewood polynomials and vector bundles on the Hilbert schemeDec 28 2012Let $E$ be the bundle defined by applying a polynomial representation of $GL_n$ to the tautological bundle on the Hilbert scheme of $n$ points in the complex plane. By a result of Haiman, the Cech cohomology groups $H^i(E)$ vanish for all $i>0$. It follows ... More
On Young tableau involutions and patterns in permutationsAug 01 2009This thesis deals with three different aspects of the combinatorics of permutations. In the first two papers, two flavours of pattern avoiding permutations are examined; and in the third paper Young tableaux, which are closely related to permutations ... More
The regulated primitive integralNov 15 2009A function on the real line is called regulated if it has a left limit and a right limit at each point. If $f$ is a Schwartz distribution on the real line such that $f=F'$ (distributional or weak derivative) for a regulated function $F$ then the regulated ... More
A Constructive Examination of a Russell-style Ramified Type TheoryApr 22 2017In this paper we examine the natural interpretation of a ramified type hierarchy into Martin-L\"of type theory with an infinite sequence of universes. It is shown that under this predicative interpretation some useful special cases of Russell's reducibility ... More
Classification of pairs of rotations in finite-dimensional Euclidean spaceFeb 20 2008A rotation in a Euclidean space V is an orthogonal map on V which acts locally as a plane rotation with some fixed angle. We give a classification of all pairs of rotations in finite-dimensional Euclidean space, up to simultaneous conjugation with orthogonal ... More
On weakly D-differentiable operatorsMar 29 2013Mar 11 2015For an unbounded self-adjoint operator D on a Hilbert space H and a bounded operator a on H we say that a is weakly D-differentiable if for any pair of vectors x, y in H the function <exp(itD) a exp(-itD)x, y> is differentiable at t =0. We find several ... More
Monte Carlo simulation of spin models with long-range interactionsJun 15 1999An efficient Monte Carlo algorithm for the simulation of spin models with long-range interactions is discussed. Its central feature is that the number of operations required to flip a spin is independent of the number of interactions between this spin ... More
Attractors and the Holomorphic AnomalyDec 14 2004Motivated by the recently proposed connection between N=2 BPS black holes and topological strings, I study the attractor equations and their interplay with the holomorphic anomaly equation. The topological string partition function is interpreted as a ... More
Entanglement-induced geometric phase of quantum statesMar 18 2008Mar 09 2010The concept of relative state is used to introduce geometric phases that originate from correlations in states of composite quantum systems. In particular, we identify an entanglement-induced geometric phase in terms of a weighted average of geometric ... More
On the alleged nonlocal and topological nature of the molecular Aharonov-Bohm effectOct 31 2003Sep 09 2004The nonlocal and topological nature of the molecular Aharonov-Bohm (MAB) effect is examined for real electronic Hamiltonians. A notion of preferred gauge for MAB is suggested. The MAB effect in the linear + quadratic $E\otimes \epsilon$ Jahn-Teller system ... More
More on functional and quantitative versions of the isoperimetric inequalitySep 14 2016This paper deals with the famous isoperimetric inequality. In a first part, we give some new functional form of the isoperimetric inequality, and in a second part, we give a quantitative form with a remainder term involving Wasserstein distance of the ... More
On determinacy/indeterminacy of Moment ProblemsApr 21 2016This paper treat determinacy of strong moment problems in part I and indeterminacy of strong moment problems in part II. This paper is a summary of the following papers: [1] Ald\'en. E., Determinacy of Strong Moment Problems. [2] On Indeterminacy of Strong ... More
A Simple Proof of the Uniqueness of the Einstein Field Equation in All DimensionsJan 12 2016The standard argument for the uniqueness of the Einstein field equation is based on Lovelock's Theorem, the relevant statement of which is restricted to four dimensions. I prove a theorem similar to Lovelock's, with a physically modified assumption: that ... More
The parity theorem for multiple polylogarithmsDec 14 2015Oct 03 2016We generalize the well-known parity theorem for multiple zeta values (MZV) to functional equations of multiple polylogarithms (MPL). This reproves the parity theorem for MZV with an additional integrality statement, and also provides parity theorems for ... More
Feynman integrals and hyperlogarithmsJun 24 2015We study Feynman integrals in the representation with Schwinger parameters and derive recursive integral formulas for massless 3- and 4-point functions. Properties of analytic (including dimensional) regularization are summarized and we prove that in ... More
Error estimates for stabilized finite element methods applied to ill-posed problemsJun 17 2014We propose an analysis for the stabilized finite element methods proposed in, E. Burman, Stabilized finite element methods for nonsymmetric, noncoercive, and ill-posed problems. Part I: Elliptic equations. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 35(6) 2013, valid in the ... More
On T-duality transformations for the three-sphereAug 07 2014Mar 25 2015We study collective T-duality transformations along one, two and three directions of isometry for the three-sphere with H-flux. Our aim is to obtain new non-geometric backgrounds along lines similar to the example of the three-torus. However, the resulting ... More
Enumeration of monochromatic three term arithmetic progressions in two-colorings of any finite groupAug 05 2014Nov 10 2014There are many extremely challenging problems about existence of monochromatic arithmetic progressions in colorings of groups. Many theorems hold only for abelian groups as results on non-abelian groups are often much more difficult to obtain. In this ... More
Anisotropic diffusive transport: connecting microscopic scattering and macroscopic transport propertiesNov 14 2013Aug 12 2014This work concerns the modeling of radiative transfer in anisotropic turbid media using diffusion theory. A theory for the relationship between microscopic scattering properties (i.e., an arbitrary differential scattering cross-section) and the macroscopic ... More
T-duality revisitedOct 15 2013Jan 29 2014We revisit the transformation rules of the metric and Kalb-Ramond field under T-duality, and express the corresponding relations in terms of the metric G and the field strength H=dB. In the course of the derivation, we find an explanation for potential ... More
Asymptotically Safe Gravitons in Electroweak Precision PhysicsDec 06 2010Nov 11 2011Asymptotic safety offers a field theory based UV completion to gravity. For low Planck scales, gravitational effects on low-energy precision observables cannot be neglected. We compute the contribution to the rho parameter from asymptotically safe gravitons ... More
Spin-orbit interactions in a helical Luttinger liquid with a Kondo impurityMar 14 2013Jun 17 2013The combined effect of Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions on the physics of a helical Luttinger liquid coupled to a Kondo impurity is studied. A Rashba coupling can potentially destroy the Kondo singlet formation in certain parameter regimes ... More
Stationary probability of the identity for the TASEP on a ringDec 27 2012Consider the following Markov chain on permutations of length $n$. At each time step we choose a random position. If the letter at that position is smaller than the letter immediately to the left (cyclically) then these letters swap positions. Otherwise ... More
Holographic entanglement entropy: near horizon geometry and disconnected regionsOct 31 2010We study the finite term of the holographic entanglement entropy for the charged black hole in AdS(d+2) and other examples of black holes when the spatial region in the boundary theory is given by one or two parallel strips. For one large strip it scales ... More
A `superoutburst' in XTE J1118+480Feb 05 2001Feb 14 2001I propose that the properties of the two outbursts observed in the X-ray transient XTE J1118+480 in 2000 are akin to superoutbursts of SU UMa stars. In these systems a `normal' outburst immediately precedes a 5-10 times longer (`super')outburst. The optical ... More
A0620-00 revisited: a black-hole transient case-studyMay 05 1998For the first time we have performed a detailed study of the X-ray, optical and infra-red light curves of the 1975/1976 outburst of the famous black-hole transient A0620-00 (Nova Mon 1975, V616 Mon). During the various stages of its outburst the X-rays ... More
Del Pezzo Surfaces in Weighted Projective SpacesJan 23 2013Apr 13 2016We study singular del Pezzo surfaces that are quasi-smooth and well-formed weighted hypersurfaces. We give an algorithm how to classify all of them.
Review of "Garden of integrals"Feb 06 2008This is a review of the book "Garden of integrals" by Frank Burk.
Isotopes of Hurwitz algebrasDec 08 2010Sep 22 2015We study the class of all algebras that are isotopic to a Hurwitz algebra. Isomorphism classes of such algebras are shown to correspond to orbits of a certain group action. A complete, geometrically intuitive description of the category of isotopes of ... More
Spectral theory and special functionsJul 05 2001A short introduction to the use of the spectral theorem for self-adjoint operators in the theory of special functions is given. As the first example, the spectral theorem is applied to Jacobi operators, i.e. tridiagonal operators, on l^2(N), leading to ... More
8 Lectures on quantum groups and q-special functionsAug 22 1996Lecture notes for an eight hour course on quantum groups and $q$-special functions at the fourth Summer School in Differential Equations and Related Areas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de los Andes, Bogot\'a, Colombia, July 22 -- August ... More
On Jacobi and continuous Hahn polynomialsSep 21 1994Jacobi polynomials are mapped onto the continuous Hahn polynomials by the Fourier transform and the orthogonality relations for the continuous Hahn polynomials then follow from the orthogonality relations for the Jacobi polynomials and the Parseval formula. ... More
Yet another basic analogue of Graf's addition formulaSep 21 1994An identity involving basic Bessel functions and Al-Salam--Chihara polynomials is proved for which we recover Graf's addition formula for the Bessel function as the base $q$ tends to $1$. The corresponding product formula is derived. Some known identities ... More
Addition formulas for q-special functionsJun 15 1995A general addition formula for a two-parameter family of Askey-Wilson polynomials is derived from the quantum $SU(2)$ group theoretic interpretation. This formula contains most of the previously known addition formulas for $q$-Legendre polynomials as ... More
Periodic orbit theory for realistic cluster potentials: The leptodermous expansionMar 25 1998The formation of supershells observed in large metal clusters can be qualitatively understood from a periodic-orbit-expansion for a spherical cavity. To describe the changes in the supershell structure for different materials, one has, however, to go ... More
Locality and topology in the molecular Aharonov-Bohm effectDec 21 2001Nov 05 2002It is shown that the molecular Aharonov-Bohm effect is neither nonlocal nor topological in the sense of the standard magnetic Aharonov-Bohm effect. It is further argued that there is a close relationship between the molecular Aharonov-Bohm effect and ... More
The $\infty$-harmonic potential is not always an $\infty$-eigenfunctionOct 11 2012Oct 26 2012In this note we prove that there is a convex domain for which the $\infty$-harmonic potential is not a first $\infty$-eigenfunction.
Vector product algebrasOct 30 2008Vector products can be defined on spaces of dimensions 0, 1, 3 and 7 only, and their isomorphism types are determined entirely by their adherent symmetric bilinear forms. We present a short and elementary proof for this classical result.
Absolute astrometry in the next 50 yearsAug 10 2014Aug 03 2017With Gaia in orbit since December 2013 it is time to look at the future of fundamental astrometry and a time frame of 50 years is needed in this matter. A space mission with Gaia-like astrometric performance is required, but not necessarily a Gaia-like ... More
Interferometry from Space: A Great DreamAug 20 2014During some thirty years, 1980-2010, technical studies of optical interferometry from instruments in space were pursued as promising for higher spatial resolution and for higher astrometric accuracy. Nulling interferometry was studied for both high spatial ... More
Applications of spectral theory to special functionsDec 21 2016Lecture notes for one of the courses at the OPSFA Summerschool 6, July 11-15, 2016. All the results in these notes have appeared in the literature. Many special functions are eigenfunctions to explicit operators, such as difference and differential operators, ... More
Self-Correcting Models for Model-Based Reinforcement LearningDec 19 2016Jul 26 2017When an agent cannot represent a perfectly accurate model of its environment's dynamics, model-based reinforcement learning (MBRL) can fail catastrophically. Planning involves composing the predictions of the model; when flawed predictions are composed, ... More
Fourier transform inversion using an elementary differential equation and a contour integralAug 13 2018Let $f$ be a function on the real line. The Fourier transform inversion theorem is proved under the assumption that $f$ is absolutely continuous such that $f$ and $f'$ are Lebesgue integrable. A function $g$ is defined by $f'(t)-iwf(t)=g(t)$. This differential ... More
Framework Confirmation by Newtonian AbductionApr 20 2018The analysis of theory-confirmation generally takes the form: show that a theory in conjunction with physical data and auxiliary hypotheses yield a prediction about phenomena; verify the prediction; provide a quantitative measure of the degree of theory-confirmation ... More
Selected astrometric cataloguesJun 25 2017Jul 09 2017A selection of astrometric catalogues are presented in three tables for respectively positions, proper motions and trigonometric parallaxes. The tables contain characteristics of each catalogue showing the evolution in optical astrometry, in fact the ... More
GIER: A Danish computer from 1961 with a role in the modern revolution of astronomyApr 19 2017A Danish computer, GIER, from 1961 played a vital role in the development of a new method for astrometric measurement. This method, photon counting astrometry, ultimately led to two satellites with a significant role in the modern revolution of astronomy. ... More
Resolving observable features of galaxy cluster merger 'El Gordo' using idealized cluster models in SPH simulationsAug 18 2017Sep 02 2017The merger scenario of two galaxy subclusters to form the massive galaxy cluster 'El Gordo' is investigated using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations. Idealized cluster models are used to initialize the states of both subclusters prior to ... More
Yet another category of setoids with equality on objectsApr 21 2013When formalizing mathematics in (generalized predicative) constructive type theories, or more practically in proof assistants such as Coq or Agda, one is often using setoids (types with explicit equivalence relations). In this note we consider two categories ... More
One-point functions in $β$-deformed N = 4 SYM with defectApr 25 2018We generalize earlier results on one-point functions in N = 4 SYM with a co-dimension one defect, dual to the D3-D5-brane setup in type IIB string theory on AdS5xS5, to a similar setup in the $\beta$-deformed version of the theory. The treelevel vacuum ... More
The one-dimensional heat equation in the Alexiewicz normJan 18 2015A distribution on the real line has a continuous primitive integral if it is the distributional derivative of a function that is continuous on the extended real line. The space of distributions integrable in this sense is a Banach space that includes ... More
The distributional Denjoy integralJun 21 2006Dec 07 2007Let $f$ be a distribution (generalised function) on the real line. If there is a continuous function $F$ with real limits at infinity such that $F'=f$ (distributional derivative) then the distributional integral of $f$ is defined as $\int_{-\infty}^\infty ... More
Symmetric Functions and CapsAug 21 2008Given a finite subset S in F_p^d, let a(S) be the number of distinct r-tuples (x_1,...,x_r) in S such that x_1+...+x_r = 0. We consider the "moments" F(m,n) = sum_|S|=n a(S)^m. Specifically, we present an explicit formula for F(m,n) as a product of two ... More
On the complete boundedness of the Schur block productDec 14 2017Nov 08 2018We give a Stinespring representation of the Schur block product, say (*), on pairs of square matrices with entries in a C*-algebra as a completely bounded bilinear operator of the form: A:=(a_{ij}), B:= (b_{ij}): A (*) B := (a_{ij}b_{ij}) = V* pi(A) F ... More
Decompositions of Schur block productsNov 08 2018Feb 17 2019Given two m x n matrices A = (a_{ij}) and B=(b_{ij}) with entries in B(H), the Schur block product is the m x n matrix A \square B := (a_{ij}b_{ij}). There exists an m x n contraction matrix S = (s_{ij}), such that A \square B = diag(AA*)^(1/2) S diag(B*B)^(1/2). ... More
The $h$-vectors of 1-dimensional Matroid Complexes and a Conjecture of StanleyMar 20 2009A matroid complex is a pure complex such that every restriction is again pure. It is a long-standing open problem to classify all possible $h$-vectors of such complexes. In the case when the complex has dimension 1 we completely resolve this question. ... More
Higher order corrected trapezoidal rules in Lebesgue and Alexiewicz spacesApr 28 2016If $f\!:\![a,b]\to\R$ such that $f^{(n)}$ is integrable then integration by parts gives the formula \begin{align*} &\intab f(x)\,dx = &\frac{(-1)^n}{n!}\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}(-1)^{n-k-1}\left[ \phi_n^{(n-k-1)}(a)f^{(k)}(a)- \phi_n^{(n-k-1)}(b)f^{(k)}(b)\right] ... More
Calculating the Tate local pairing for any odd prime numberOct 04 2016Fisher and Newton have given an explicit description of the Tate local pairing associated with the 3-torsion of an elliptic curve. The present paper summarizes the work from the author's master's thesis and gives an explicit formula for any odd prime ... More
Bond Market Completeness and Attainable Contingent ClaimsFeb 23 2004Mar 03 2005A general class, introduced in [Ekeland et al. 2003], of continuous time bond markets driven by a standard cylindrical Brownian motion $\wienerq{}{}$ in $\ell^{2},$ is considered. We prove that there always exist non-hedgeable random variables in the ... More
Generalized integrands and bond portfolios: Pitfalls and counter examplesSep 12 2009Jan 05 2011We construct Zero-Coupon Bond markets driven by a cylindrical Brownian motion in which the notion of generalized portfolio has important flaws: There exist bounded smooth random variables with generalized hedging portfolios for which the price of their ... More
Detection of a Hypercharge Axion in ATLASMay 28 2001This Master of Science thesis treats the hypercharge axion, which is a hypothetical pseudo-scalar particle with electroweak interactions. First, the theoretical context and the motivations for this study are discussed. In short, the hypercharge axion ... More