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Weighing simulated galaxy clusters using lensing and X-rayDec 07 2009We aim at investigating potential biases in lensing and X-ray methods to measure the cluster mass profiles. We do so by performing realistic simulations of lensing and X-ray observations that are subsequently analyzed using observational techniques. The ... More

Searching for galaxy clusters in the Kilo-Degree SurveyJan 11 2017In this paper, we present the tools used to search for galaxy clusters in the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS), and our first results. The cluster detection is based on an implementation of the optimal filtering technique that enables us to identify clusters ... More

Zooming into the Cosmic Horseshoe: new insights on the lens profile and the source shapeOct 19 2016The gravitational lens SDSS J1148+1930, also known as the Cosmic Horseshoe, is one of the biggest and of the most detailed Einstein rings ever observed. We use the forward reconstruction method implemented in the lens fitting code Lensed to investigate ... More

Lensed: a code for the forward reconstruction of lenses and sources from strong lensing observationsMay 28 2015Sep 14 2016Robust modelling of strong lensing systems is fundamental to exploit the information they contain about the distribution of matter in galaxies and clusters. In this work, we present Lensed, a new code which performs forward parametric modelling of strong ... More

Events with Isolated Charged Leptons and Large Missing Transverse Momentum at HERAFeb 02 2004Striking events with isolated charged leptons, large missing transverse momentum and large transverse momentum of the hadronic final state were observed at the electron proton collider HERA in a data sample corresponding to a luminosity of about 130 pb-1. ... More

A PCA-based automated finder for galaxy-scale strong lensesMar 05 2014We present an algorithm using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to subtract galaxies from imaging data, and also two algorithms to find strong, galaxy-scale gravitational lenses in the resulting residual image. The combined method is optimized to find ... More

Accuracy of photometric redshifts for future weak lensing surveys from spaceJan 17 2012Mar 21 2012Photometric redshifts are a key tool to extract as much information as possible from planned cosmic shear experiments. In this work we aim to test the performances that can be achieved with observations in the near-infrared from space and in the optical ... More

Tautomerism in liquid 1,2,3-triazole: a combined Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction, Molecular Dynamics and FTIR studyJan 18 2013In this work, we report a multitechnique (energy-dispersive X-Ray diffraction, computational methods and FT-IR spectroscopy) study of the tautomeric equilibrium of 1,2,3-triazole, one of the few small nitrogen-containing eterocycles liquid at room temperature. ... More

AMICO: optimised detection of galaxy clusters in photometric surveysMay 08 2017Oct 13 2017We present AMICO (Adaptive Matched Identifier of Clustered Objects), a new algorithm for the detection of galaxy clusters in photometric surveys. AMICO is based on the Optimal Filtering technique, which allows to maximise the signal-to-noise ratio of ... More

XENON1T Dark Matter Data Analysis: Signal Reconstruction, Calibration and Event SelectionJun 11 2019The XENON1T experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso is the most sensitive direct detection experiment for dark matter in the form of weakly interacting particles (WIMPs) with masses above $6\,$GeV/$c^2$ scattering off nuclei. The detector ... More

Optimal filtering of optical and weak lensing data to search for galaxy clusters: application to the COSMOS fieldJun 03 2010Dec 16 2010Galaxy clusters are usually detected in blind optical surveys via suitable filtering methods. We present an optimal matched filter which maximizes their signal-to-noise ratio by taking advantage of the knowledge we have of their intrinsic physical properties ... More

Searching for galaxy clusters in the VST-KiDS SurveyJul 02 2015We present the methods and first results of the search for galaxy clusters in the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS). The adopted algorithm and the criterium for selecting the member galaxies are illustrated. Here we report the preliminary results obtained over ... More

Charged Black Hole Remnants at the LHCMar 13 2013May 13 2013We investigate possible signatures of long-lived (or stable) charged black holes at the Large Hadron Collider. In particular, we find that black hole remnants are characterised by quite low speed. Due to this fact, the charged remnants could, in some ... More

AMICO galaxy clusters in KiDS-DR3: sample properties and selection functionOct 05 2018We present the first catalogue of galaxy cluster candidates derived from the third data release of the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS-DR3). The sample of clusters has been produced using the Adaptive Matched Identifier of Clustered Objects (AMICO) algorithm. ... More

Euclid Definition Study ReportOct 14 2011Euclid is a space-based survey mission from the European Space Agency designed to understand the origin of the Universe's accelerating expansion. It will use cosmological probes to investigate the nature of dark energy, dark matter and gravity by tracking ... More

SEAGLE--II: Constraints on feedback models in galaxy formation from massive early type strong lens galaxiesJan 04 2019We use ten different galaxy formation scenarios from the EAGLE suite of {\Lambda}CDM hydrodynamical simulations to assess the impact of feedback mechanisms in galaxy formation and compare these to observed strong gravitational lenses. To compare observations ... More

The Strong Gravitational Lens Finding ChallengeFeb 10 2018Mar 20 2019Large scale imaging surveys will increase the number of galaxy-scale strong lensing candidates by maybe three orders of magnitudes beyond the number known today. Finding these rare objects will require picking them out of at least tens of millions of ... More

Euclid preparation III. Galaxy cluster detection in the wide photometric survey, performance and algorithm selectionJun 11 2019Galaxy cluster counts in bins of mass and redshift have been shown to be a competitive probe to test cosmological models. This method requires an efficient blind detection of clusters from surveys with a well-known selection function and robust mass estimates. ... More

Euclid preparation III. Galaxy cluster detection in the wide photometric survey, performance and algorithm selectionJun 11 2019Jun 19 2019Galaxy cluster counts in bins of mass and redshift have been shown to be a competitive probe to test cosmological models. This method requires an efficient blind detection of clusters from surveys with a well-known selection function and robust mass estimates. ... More

Euclid preparation III. Galaxy cluster detection in the wide photometric survey, performance and algorithm selectionJun 11 2019Jun 18 2019Galaxy cluster counts in bins of mass and redshift have been shown to be a competitive probe to test cosmological models. This method requires an efficient blind detection of clusters from surveys with a well-known selection function and robust mass estimates. ... More

AMICO galaxy clusters in KiDS-DR3: weak-lensing mass calibrationOct 05 2018Jan 08 2019We present the mass calibration for galaxy clusters detected with the AMICO code in KiDS DR3 data. The cluster sample comprises $\sim$ 7000 objects and covers the redshift range 0.1 < $z$ < 0.6. We perform a weak lensing stacked analysis by binning the ... More

SEAGLE - I: A pipeline for simulating and modeling strong lenses from cosmological hydrodynamic simulationsFeb 19 2018Jun 29 2018In this paper we introduce the SEAGLE (i.e. Simulating EAGLE LEnses) program, that approaches the study of galaxy formation through strong gravitational lensing, using a suite of high-resolution hydrodynamic simulations, Evolution and Assembly of GaLaxies ... More

Measurement of heavy-quark jet photoproduction at HERAApr 28 2011Photoproduction of beauty and charm quarks in events with at least two jets has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 133 $pb^{-1}$. The fractions of jets containing b and c quarks were extracted using the invariant ... More

Search for single-top production in ep collisions at HERANov 16 2011Feb 04 2012A search for single-top production, $ep \rightarrow etX$, has been performed with the ZEUS detector at HERA using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $0.37\fbi$. No evidence for top production was found, consistent with the expectation from ... More

Measurement of beauty production in DIS and F_2^bbbar extraction at ZEUSMay 19 2010Beauty production in deep inelastic scattering with events in which a muon and a jet are observed in the final state has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 114 pb^-1. The fraction of events with beauty quarks ... More

Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of the half-filled two-dimensional Kondo lattice modelApr 13 1999The 2D half-filled Kondo lattice model with exchange J and nearest neighbor hopping t is considered. It is shown that this model belongs to a class of Hamiltonians for which zero-temperature auxiliary field Monte Carlo methods may be efficiently applied. ... More

A Self-Organizing Neural Scheme for Door Detection in Different EnvironmentsJan 03 2013Doors are important landmarks for indoor mobile robot navigation and also assist blind people to independently access unfamiliar buildings. Most existing algorithms of door detection are limited to work for familiar environments because of restricted ... More

Geodesics on an ellipsoid of revolutionFeb 07 2011Algorithms for the computation of the forward and inverse geodesic problems for an ellipsoid of revolution are derived. These are accurate to better than 15 nm when applied to the terrestrial ellipsoids. The solutions of other problems involving geodesics ... More

Stochastic Ion Heating by a Lower Hybrid Wave: IIJan 07 2005The motion of an ion in a coherent lower hybrid wave (characterized by |k_parallel| << |k_perp| and omega >> Omega_i) in a tokamak plasma is studied. For ions satisfying v_perp > omega/k_perp, the Lorentz force law for the ions is reduced to a set of ... More

Right-left asymmetry of radiation from fission induced by polarised neutronsFeb 09 2009The effect of the right-left asymmetry is considered in the angular distribution of gamma quanta from fission of U-235 by polarised thermal neutrons, which depends on the polarisation of the neutrons with respect to the gamma-fission plane. Electric dipole ... More

Angula distanco en kalotoDec 02 2003A cap in a 2-D sphere is considered, smaller than an hemisphere. Two points are randomly chosen in the cap. The probability density that the angular separation between the points have a given value is obtained. The knowledge of this function is important ... More

Movoj sub newtona logaritma potencialoOct 16 2003A linear density of mass is assumed uniformly distributed along an infinitely long straight line. All possible motions of a test particle are described, under the newtonian logarithmic gravitational potential alone. Those most interesting occur in planes ... More

The index of isolated umbilics on surfaces of non-positive curvatureApr 09 2014It is shown that if a $C^2$ surface $M\subset\mathbb R^3$ has negative curvature on the complement of a point $q\in M$, then the $\mathbb Z/2$-valued Poincar\'e-Hopf index at $q$ of either distribution of principal directions on $M-\{q\}$ is non-positive. ... More

The Study of Nebular Emission on Nearby Spiral Galaxies in the IFU EraNov 14 2013A new generation of wide-field emission-line surveys based on integral field units (IFU) is allowing us to obtain spatially resolved information of the gas-phase emission in nearby late-type galaxies, based on large samples of HII regions and full two-dimensional ... More

A hyperbolic version of the phasor addition formulaNov 20 2014In this article we review the basics of the phasor formalism in a rigorous way, highlighting the physical motivation behind it and presenting a hyperbolic counterpart of the phasor addition formula.

On the vDVZ discontinuity in massive conformal gravityMar 03 2017Mar 05 2019By taking the massless limit of linearized massive conformal gravity coupled to a source, we show that the theory is free from the vDVZ discontinuity. This result is confirmed when we take the massless limit of the gravitational potential of the theory, ... More

On the mixing time of the 2D stochastic Ising model with "plus" boundary conditions at low temperatureMay 19 2009Sep 15 2009We consider the Glauber dynamics for the 2D Ising model in a box of side L, at inverse temperature $\beta$ and random boundary conditions $\tau$ whose distribution P either stochastically dominates the extremal plus phase (hence the quotation marks in ... More

Dirac quantization of noncommutative Abelian Proca fieldJan 08 2011Jan 15 2011Dirac formalism of Hamiltonian constraint systems is studied for the noncommutative Abelian Proca field. It is shown that the system of constraints are of second class in agreement with the fact that the Proca field is not guage invariant. Then, the system ... More

Model pseudofermionic systems: connections with exceptional pointsFeb 25 2014We discuss the role of pseudo-fermions in the analysis of some two-dimensional models, recently introduced in connection with non self-adjoint hamiltonians. Among other aspects, we discuss the appearance of exceptional points in connection with the validity ... More

PINGSoft: an IDL visualisation and manipulation tool for Integral Field Spectroscopic dataJun 04 2010In this article we introduce PINGSoft, a set of IDL routines designed to visualise and manipulate, in an interactive and friendly way, Integral Field Spectroscopic data. The package is optimised for large databases and a fast visualisation rendering. ... More

Spin, charge and single-particle spectral functions of the one-dimensional quarter filled Holstein modelJul 15 2008Sep 30 2008We use a recently developed extension of the weak coupling diagrammatic determinantal quantum Monte Carlo method to investigate the spin, charge and single particle spectral functions of the one-dimensional quarter-filled Holstein model with phonon frequency ... More

Upper and lower limits for the number of S-wave bound states in an attractive potentialOct 25 2002New upper and lower limits are given for the number of S-wave bound states yielded by an attractive (monotonic) potential in the context of the Schrodinger or Klein-Gordon equation.

Velocity-Space Diffusion in a Perpendicularly Propagating Electrostatic WaveJan 07 2005The motion of ions in the fields B = B_0 zhat and E = E_0 yhat cos(k_perp y - omega t) is considered. When omega >> Omega_i and v_perp > omega/k_perp, the equations of motion may be reduced to a set of difference equations. These equations exhibit stochastic ... More

Minimal Length Uncertainty Relation and gravitational quantum wellMay 18 2006The dynamics of a particle in a gravitational quantum well is studied in the context of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics with a particular deformation of a two-dimensional Heisenberg algebra. This deformation yields a new short-distance structure characterized ... More

Existence of mesons after deconfinementJun 27 2007Oct 24 2007We investigate the possibility for a quark-antiquark pair to form a bound state at temperatures higher than the critical one ($T>T_c$), thus after deconfinement. Our main goal is to find analytical criteria constraining the existence of such mesons. Our ... More

On the premelting features in sodium clustersDec 08 2003Melting in Na_n clusters described with an empirical embedded-atom potential has been reexamined in the size range 55<=n<=147 with a special attention at sizes close to 130. Contrary to previous findings, premelting effects are also present at such medium ... More

Interacting power-law and logarithmic entropy-corrected holographic dark energy models with different cut-offs in Brans-Dicke cosmologyAug 29 2015Sep 29 2016In the framework of Brans-Dicke cosmology, we have studied the interacting power-law and logarithmic entropy-corrected holographic dark energy models with different cut-offs. The Brans-Dicke parameter is investigated versus the conditions for the acceleration ... More

Distances in plane membranesNov 13 2001Dec 27 2001A flat membrane with given shape is displayed; two points in the membrane are randomly selected; the probability that the separation between the points have a specified value is sought. A simple method to evaluate the probability density is developed, ... More

Cosmic crystallography: the hyperbolic isometriesOct 29 2000All orientation preserving isometries of the hyperbolic three-space are studied, and the probability density of conjugate pair separations for each isometry is presented. The study is relevant for the cosmic crystallography, and is the theoretical counterpart ... More

The ideal relativistic spinning gas: polarization and spectraOct 30 2007Feb 22 2008We study the physics of the ideal relativistic rotating gas at thermodynamical equilibrium and provide analytical expressions of the momentum spectra and polarization vector for the case of massive particles with spin 1/2 and 1. We show that the finite ... More

Reply to "Comment on 'Quantum massive conformal gravity' by F. F. Faria"Aug 03 2016Recently in Eur. Phys. J. C 76, 341 (2016) [arXiv:1604.08706] Myung has suggested that the problem with unphysical states in massive conformal gravity, which was pointed in Eur. Phys. J. C 76, 188 (2016), is solved if we quantize the dilaton field in ... More

Comment on "Astrophysical gravitational waves in conformal gravity"Feb 15 2019Recently, in Phys. Rev. D 98, 084002 (2018), an investigation was carried out on the gravitational radiation from binary systems in conformal gravity and massive conformal gravity. According to the authors of the paper, these two theories differ only ... More

Quantum massive conformal gravityMar 14 2015Apr 07 2016We first find the linear approximation of the second plus fourth order derivative massive conformal gravity action. Then we reduce the linearized action to separated second order derivative terms, which allows us to quantize the theory by using the standard ... More

Solar system tests for linear massive conformal gravityApr 08 2016We first find the linearized gravitational field of a static spherically symmetric mass distribution in massive conformal gravity. Then we test this field with two solar system experiments: deflection of light by the sun and radar echo delay. The result ... More

Massive conformal gravityDec 19 2013Dec 15 2014In this article we construct a massive theory of gravity that is invariant under conformal transformations. The massive action of the theory depend on the metric tensor and a scalar field, which are considered as the only field variables. We find the ... More

Conformal theory of everythingMar 09 2019By using conformal symmetry we unify the standard model of particle physics with gravity in a consistent quantum field theory which describes all the fundamental particles and forces of nature.

Funciones de Green para Ecuaciones Diferenciales con InvolucionesNov 20 2014In this work we revise the most recent developments concerning the study of first order problems regarding differential equations with involutions. We take into account two cases: the case of initial conditions and constant coefficients and the case of ... More

The acoustic spectrum of alpha Cen AJun 04 2002This paper presents the analysis of Doppler p-mode observations of the G2V star $\alpha$ Cen A obtained with the spectrograph CORALIE in May 2001. Thirteen nights of observations have made it possible to collect 1850 radial velocity measurements with ... More

Parametric versus Semi and Nonparametric Regression ModelsJun 24 2019Three types of regression models researchers need to be familiar with and know the requirements of each: parametric, semiparametric and nonparametric regression models. The type of modeling used is based on how much information are available about the ... More

Fokker-Planck and Quasilinear CodesJan 13 2005The interaction of radio-frequency waves with a plasma is described by a Fokker-Planck equation with an added quasilinear term. Methods for solving this equation on a computer are discussed.

Numerical Techniques for the Study of Long-Time CorrelationsJan 26 2004In the study of long-time correlations extremely long orbits must be calculated. This may be accomplished much more reliably using fixed-point arithmetic. Use of this arithmetic on the Cray-1 computer is illustrated.

Phase diagram of the half-filled two-dimensional SU(N) Hubbard-Heisenberg model: a quantum Monte Carlo studyJun 03 2004We investigate the phase diagram of the half-filled SU(N) Hubbard-Heisenberg model with hopping t, exchange J and Hubbard U, on a square lattice. In the large-N limit, and as a function of decreasing values of t/J, the model shows a transition from a ... More

Coherence scale of the two-dimensional Kondo Lattice modelJan 07 2004A doped hole in the two-dimensional half-filled Kondo lattice model with exchange J and hopping t has momentum (pi,pi) irrespective of the coupling J/t. The quasiparticle residue of the doped hole, Z_{(\pi, \pi)}, tracks the Kondo scale, T_K, of the corresponding ... More

Taub, Rindler, and the static plateFeb 03 2005An infinite 3D plate of homogeneous incompressible fluid is considered, with finite thickness, together with a 2D infinite homogeneous mass in its centre. Einstein equations are exactly solved, in the interior of the 3D mass. The solution is joined to ... More

Separations inside a cubeDec 28 2001Two points are randomly selected inside a three-dimensional euclidian cube. The value l of their separation lies somewhere between zero and the length of a diagonal of the cube. The probability density P(l) of the separation is obtained analytically. ... More

Cosmic crystallography in a circleMay 15 2000Oct 05 2000In a circle (an S^1) with circumference 1 assume m objects distributed pseudo-randomly. In the universal covering R^1 assume the objects replicated accordingly, and take an interval L>1. In this interval, make the normalized histogram of the pair separations ... More

Synchronization of non-chaotic dynamical systemsAug 09 1999Dec 14 2000A synchronization mechanism driven by annealed noise is studied for two replicas of a coupled-map lattice which exhibits stable chaos (SC), i.e. irregular behavior despite a negative Lyapunov spectrum. We show that the observed synchronization transition, ... More

tbW vertex in the Littlest Higgs Model with T-parityOct 27 2008Feb 12 2009A study of the effective tbW vertex is done in the littlest Higgs model with T parity that includes the one loop induced weak dipole coefficient f_{2R}. The top's width, the W-boson helicity in the t-> bW^+ decay as well as the t-channel and the s-channel ... More

Non-Statistical gamma Rays from FragmentsOct 09 2007Polarization mechanism by Strutinsky-Denisov gives rise to the electric dipole radiation from fragments. Its probability calculated within the LDM turns out to be ~3.5x10-2 per fission. The radiation occurs during thermolization of the post-rupture deformation ... More

Stochastic Optimal Control with Delay in the Control II: Verification Theorem and Optimal FeedbacksJul 21 2016We consider a stochastic optimal control problem governed by a stochastic differential equation with delay in the control. Using a result of existence and uniqueness of a sufficiently regular mild solution of the associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) ... More

A hyperbolic analog of the phasor addition formulaNov 20 2014Feb 23 2017In this article we review the basics of the phasor formalism in a rigorous way, highlighting the physical motivation behind it and presenting a hyperbolic counterpart of the phasor addition formula.

Measurement of wave-particle interaction and metastable lifetime using laser-induced fluorescenceFeb 27 2019Extensive information, such as ion temperature and wave-particle interactions, can be obtained by direct measurement of ion distribution functions using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF). This nonintrusive plasma diagnostic provides an important window ... More

Measurement of wave-particle interaction and metastable lifetime using laser-induced fluorescenceFeb 27 2019Apr 20 2019Extensive information, such as ion temperature and wave-particle interactions, can be obtained by direct measurement of ion distribution functions using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF). This nonintrusive plasma diagnostic provides an important window ... More

Depleted Kondo LatticesApr 07 2001Nov 17 2001We consider a two dimensional Kondo lattice model with exchange J and hopping t in which three out of four impurity spins are removed in a regular way. At the particle-hole symmetric point the model may be studied with auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo ... More

The interplay between d-wave superconductivity and antiferromagnetic fluctuations: a quantum Monte Carlo studyJun 25 1998We consider the repulsive Hubbard model on a square lattice with an additional term, W, which depends upon the square of a single-particle nearest-neighbor hopping. At half-band filling, constant W, we show that enhancing U/t drives the system from a ... More

Superconductors as ideal spin sources for spintronicsNov 05 2007Apr 03 2008Spin-polarized transport is investigated in normal metal-superconductor (NS) junctions as a function of interface transmissivity as well as temperature when the density of states of a superconductor is Zeeman-split in response to an exchange field (h_exc). ... More

Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays from the Radio Lobes of AGNsSep 22 2008In the past year, the HiRes and Auger collaborations have reported the discovery of a high-energy cutoff in the ultra-high energy cosmic-ray (UHECR) spectrum, and an apparent clustering of the highest energy events towards nearby active galactic nuclei ... More

Sampling exactly from the normal distributionMar 25 2013Jun 10 2014An algorithm for sampling exactly from the normal distribution is given. The algorithm reads some number of uniformly distributed random digits in a given base and generates an initial portion of the representation of a normal deviate in the same base. ... More

Transverse Mercator with an accuracy of a few nanometersFeb 08 2010Feb 03 2011Implementations of two algorithms for the transverse Mercator projection are described; these achieve accuracies close to machine precision. One is based on the exact equations of Thompson and Lee and the other uses an extension of Krueger's series for ... More

Quaternions in molecular modelingJun 23 2005Apr 04 2006Quaternions are an important tool to describe the orientation of a molecule. This paper considers the use of quaternions in matching two conformations of a molecule, in interpolating rotations, in performing statistics on orientational data, in the random ... More

Long-Time Correlations in Stochastic SystemsJan 11 2005In recent years, there has been considerable interest in understanding the motion in Hamiltonian systems when phase space is divided into stochastic and integrable regions. This paper studies one aspect of this problem, namely, the motion of trajectories ... More

Exchange Monte Carlo for Molecular Simulations with Monoelectronic HamiltoniansMar 04 2002We introduce a general Monte Carlo scheme for achieving atomistic simulations with monoelectronic Hamiltonians including the thermalization of both nuclear and electronic degrees of freedom. The kinetic Monte Carlo algorithm is used to obtain the exact ... More

PINGSoft 2: an IDL Integral Field Spectroscopy Software, ready for the CALIFA survey dataNov 01 2012PINGSoft, is a set of IDL routines designed to visualise, manipulate, and analyse integral field spectroscopy (IFS) data regardless of the original instrument and spaxel shape. PINGSoft 2 is a relatively major upgrade with respect to the first version: ... More

Probing the unitarity of the renormalizable theory of massive conformal gravityJul 27 2017Apr 03 2018The presence of an unstable massive spin-2 ghost state in the renormalizable theory of massive conformal gravity leads to a pair of complex poles appearing in the first sheet of the energy plane. Here we show that the positions of these poles are gauge ... More

Reply to "Comment on 'Quantum massive conformal gravity' by F. F. Faria"Aug 03 2016Jan 07 2017Recently in (Eur. Phys. J. C 76:341, 2016) [arXiv:1604.08706], Myung has suggested that the renormalizability of massive conformal gravity is meaningless unless the massive ghost states of the theory are stable. Here we show that massive conformal gravity ... More

Cosmology in massive conformal gravityOct 19 2014Mar 06 2019In this paper we find the cosmological solutions of the massive conformal gravity field equations in the presence of matter fields. In particular, we show that the solution of negative curvature is in good agreement with our universe.

Comment on the relation between the collinear tripartition and the collective model of the atomic nucleiApr 08 2019It is shown that the collinear tripartition in the case of spontaneous fission of 252Cf generically follows the principles of the collective Bohr's model. Qualitative consideration is supported by the numerical trajectory calculations.

Computation of Green's functions through algebraic decomposition of operatorsJul 04 2017In this article we use linear algebra to improve the computational time for the obtaining of Green's functions of linear differential equations with reflection (DER). This is achieved by decomposing both the `reduced' equation (the ODE associated to a ... More

Energy-momentum tensors for non-commutative Abelian Proca fieldMar 30 2014We study two different possibilities of constructing the energy-momentum tensors for non-commutative Abelian Proca field, by using (i) general Noether theorem and (ii) coupling to a weak external gravitational field. Both energy-momentum tensors are not ... More

Contraction Elimination in Sequent Based Ground Equational CalculusDec 30 2015In "Cut Elimination for Gentzen's Sequent Calculus with Equality and Logic of Partial Terms" LNCS 7750,161-172(2013), we have shown that the cut rule is eliminable in two ground equational sequent calculi, to be denoted by EQ_M and EQ'. In this note we ... More

Two- and three- dimensional few-body systems in the universal regimeNov 11 2014Macro properties of cold atomic gases are driven by few-body correlations, even if the gas has thousands of particles. Quantum systems composed of two and three particles with attractive zero\=/range pairwise interactions are considered for general masses ... More

SU(2)-spin Invariant Auxiliary Field Quantum Monte Carlo Algorithm for Hubbard modelsJun 25 1998Auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo methods for Hubbard models are generally based on a Hubbard-Stratonovitch transformation where the field couples to the z-component of the spin. This transformation breaks SU(2) spin invariance. The symmetry is restored ... More

Adiabatic Magnetization of Superconductors as a High-Performance Cooling MechanismNov 25 2008The adiabatic magnetization of a superconductor is a cooling principle proposed in the 30s, which has never been exploited up to now. Here we present a detailed dynamic description of the effect, computing the achievable final temperatures as well as ... More

Hybrid superconducting quantum magnetometerMar 18 2011Dec 03 2011A superconducting quantum magnetometer based on magnetic flux-driven modulation of the density of states of a proximized metallic nanowire is theoretically analyzed. With optimized geometrical and material parameters transfer functions up to a few mV/Phi_0 ... More

Long-Time Correlations in the Stochastic RegimeJan 11 2005The phase space for Hamiltonians of two degrees of freedom is usually divided into stochastic and integrable components. Even when well into the stochastic regime, integrable orbits may surround small stable regions or islands. The effect of these islands ... More

Temporal Evolution of Lower Hybrid Waves in the Presence of Ponderomotive Density FluctuationsJan 10 2005The propagation of lower hybrid waves in the presence of ponderomotive density fluctuations is considered. The problem is treated in two dimensions and, in order to be able to correctly impose the boundary conditions, the waves are allowed to evolve in ... More

Algorithms for geodesicsSep 21 2011Mar 28 2012Algorithms for the computation of geodesics on an ellipsoid of revolution are given. These provide accurate, robust, and fast solutions to the direct and inverse geodesic problems and they allow differential and integral properties of geodesics to be ... More

Stochastic Optimal Control with Delay in the Control I: solving the HJB equation through partial smoothingJul 21 2016Stochastic optimal control problems governed by delay equations with delay in the control are usually more difficult to study than the the ones when the delay appears only in the state. This is particularly true when we look at the associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman ... More

Experimentally obtaining metrics in general relativityMay 10 2005It seems to be not well known that the metrics of general relativity (GR) can be obtained without integrating Einstein equations. To that, we need only define a unit for GR-interval $\Delta s$, and observe 10 geodesics (out of which at least one must ... More

Right-Left Asymmetry of Radiation from FissionOct 09 2007The effect of the right-left asymmetry is considered in the predicted earlier electric dipole radiation from fission fragments arising due to the Strutinski-Denisov induced polarisation mechanism. The magnitude of the asymmetry parameter is on the level ... More