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An introduction to operational quantum dynamicsAug 02 2017In the summer of 2016, physicists gathered in Torun, Poland for the 48th annual Symposium on Mathematical Physics. This Symposium was special; it celebrated the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the Gorini-Kossakowski-Sudarshan-Lindblad master equation, ... More

Kolmogorov extension theorem for general (quantum) stochastic processesDec 07 2017In classical physics, the Kolmogorov extension theorem provides the foundation for the definition and investigation of stochastic processes. In its original form, it does not hold in quantum mechanics. More generally, it does not hold in any theory -- ... More

Non-Markovian quantum control as coherent stochastic trajectoriesFeb 09 2018Feb 12 2018We develop a notion of stochastic quantum trajectories. First, we construct a basis set of trajectories, called elementary trajectories, and go on to show that any quantum dynamical process, including those that are non-Markovian, can be expressed as ... More

A multi-site variational master equation approach to dissipative energy transferDec 22 2012Jul 23 2013Unitary transformations can allow one to study open quantum systems in situations for which standard, weak-coupling type approximations are not valid. We develop here an extension of the variational (polaron) transformation approach to open system dynamics, ... More

Entanglement, non-Markovianity, and causal non-separabilityNov 11 2017Quantum mechanics, in principle, allows for processes with indefinite causal order. However, most of these causal anomalies have not yet been detected experimentally. We show that every such process can be simulated experimentally by means of non-Markovian ... More

Operational Markov condition for quantum processesJan 30 2018We derive a necessary and sufficient condition for a quantum process to be Markovian which coincides with the classical one in the relevant limit. Our condition unifies all previously known definitions for quantum Markov processes by accounting for all ... More

Complete framework for efficient characterisation of non-Markovian processesDec 02 2015Oct 18 2016A non-Markovian process is one that retains 'memory' of its past. A systematic understanding of these processes is necessary to fully describe and harness a vast range of complex phenomena; however, no such general characterisation currently exists. This ... More

Divisible quantum dynamics satisfies temporal Tsirelson's boundOct 15 2015We show that divisibility of qubit quantum processes implies temporal Tsirelson's bound. We also prove that the classical bound of the temporal Bell's inequality holds for dynamics that can be described by entanglement-breaking channels---a more general ... More

Pseudo-time regularization for PDE with solution-dependent diffusionNov 12 2016Nov 27 2016This work unifies pseudo-time and inexact regularization techniques for nonmonotone classes of partial differential equations, into a regularized pseudo-time framework. Convergence of the residual at the predicted rate is investigated through the idea ... More

Reconstructing open quantum system dynamics with limited controlOct 07 2016The dynamics of an open quantum system can be fully described and tomographically reconstructed if the experimenter has complete control over the system of interest. Most real-world experiments do not fulfill this assumption, and the amount of control ... More

Emergence of a fluctuation relation for heat in typical open quantum processesOct 28 2015In a generalisation of the Landauer erasure protocol, we study bounds on the heat generated in typical open quantum processes. We derive a fluctuation relation for this heat, implying that it is almost always positive when either the system or reservoir ... More

Exotic Signals of Vectorlike QuarksDec 06 2016Vectorlike fermions are an important target for hadron collider searches. We show that the vectorlike quarks may predominantly decay via higher-dimensional operators into a quark plus a couple of other Standard Model fermions. Pair production of vectorlike ... More

An ultraluminous supersoft source with a 4 hour modulation in NGC 4631Jul 06 2007Context. Supersoft X-ray sources (SSSs) are characterised by very low temperatures (< 100 eV). Classical SSSs have bolometric luminosities in the range of 10^36-10^38 erg/s and are modelled with steady nuclear burning of hydrogen on the surfaces of white ... More

Coherent measurements in quantum metrologySep 12 2012Feb 19 2015It is well known that a quantum correlated probe can yield better precision in estimating an unknown parameter than classically possible. However, how such a quantum probe should be measured remains somewhat elusive. We examine the role of measurements ... More

HD148937: a multiwavelength study of the third Galactic member of the Of?p classMar 05 2008Three Galactic O-type stars belong to the rare class of Of?p objects: HD108, HD191612, and HD148937. The first two stars show a wealth of phenomena, including magnetic fields and strong X-ray emission, light variability, and dramatic periodic spectral ... More

A Wolf-Rayet/black-hole X-ray binary candidate in NGC 300Nov 14 2006Context. Wolf Rayet/black hole binaries are believed to exist as a later evolutionary product of high-mass X-ray binaries. Hundreds of such binaries may exist in galaxies, but only a few of them are close enough to be observed as X-ray binaries. Only ... More

The Conspicuous Absence of X-ray Emission from Carbon-Enriched Wolf-Rayet StarsMar 03 2003The carbon-rich WC5 star WR 114 was not detected during a 15.9 ksec XMM-Newton observation, implying an upper limit to the X-ray luminosity of Lx < 2.5*10^{30} erg/s and to the X-ray to bolometric luminosity ratio of Lx/Lbol < 4*10^{-9}. This confirms ... More

The X-ray Lightcurve of WR 140Jan 07 2011WR 140 is a canonical massive "colliding wind" binary system in which periodically-varying X-ray emission is produced by the collision between the wind of the WC7 and O4-5 star components in the space between the two stars. We have obtained X-ray observations ... More

Planets and X-rays: a radiation dietSep 18 2011According to theory, high energy emission from the coronae of cool stars can severely erode the atmosphere of orbiting planets. To test the long term effects of the erosion we study a large sample of planet-hosting stars observed in X-rays. The results ... More

Using a biased qubit to probe complex systemsJul 17 2015Sep 15 2016Complex mesoscopic systems play increasingly important roles in modern science -- from understanding biological functions at the molecular level, to designing solid-state information processing devices. The operation of these systems typically depends ... More

Dissipation enhanced vibrational sensing in an olfactory molecular switchMar 25 2014Feb 11 2015Motivated by a proposed olfactory mechanism based on a vibrationally-activated molecular switch, we study electron transport within a donor-acceptor pair that is coupled to a vibrational mode and embedded in a surrounding environment. We derive a polaron ... More

The energy landscape of a superconducting double dotMar 26 2014We consider the energetics of a superconducting double dot, comprising two superconducting islands coupled in series via a Josephson junction. The periodicity of the stability diagram is governed by the competition between the charging energy and the ... More

Splitting a single Cooper-pair with microwave lightApr 18 2013Mar 28 2014We measure an aluminum superconducting double quantum dot and find that its electrical impedance, specifically its quantum capacitance, depends on whether or not it contains a single broken Cooper pair. In this way we are able to observe, in real time, ... More

Optimal representation of the bath response function & fast calculation of influence functional coefficients in open quantum systems with BATHFIT 1May 21 2012May 27 2012Today's most popular techniques for accurately calculating the dynamics of the reduced density operator in an open quantum system, either require, or gain great computational benefits, from representing the bath response function a(t) in the form a(t)={\Sigma}_k^K ... More

Analytic influence functionals for numerical Feynman integrals in most open quantum systemsMar 20 2012Fully analytic formulas, which do not involve any numerical integration, are derived for the discretized influence functionals of a very extensive assortment of spectral distributions. For Feynman integrals derived using the Trotter splitting and Strang ... More

How does interference fall?Oct 07 2016We study how single- and double-slit interference patterns fall in the presence of gravity. First, we demonstrate that universality of free fall still holds in this case, i.e., interference patterns fall just like classical objects. Next, we explore lowest ... More

NGC 300 X-1 is a Wolf-Rayet/Black-Hole binaryJan 26 2010We present VLT/FORS2 time-series spectroscopy of the Wolf-Rayet star #41 in the Sculptor group galaxy NGC 300. We confirm a physical association with NGC 300 X-1, since radial velocity variations of the HeII 4686 line indicate an orbital period of 32.3 ... More

Estimation of the XUV radiation onto close planets and their evaporationMay 03 2011Context: The current distribution of planet mass vs. incident stellar X-ray flux supports the idea that photoevaporation of the atmosphere may take place in close-in planets. Integrated effects have to be accounted for. A proper calculation of the mass ... More

SNR 1E 0102.2-7219 as an X-ray Calibration Standard in the 0.5-1.0 keV Bandpass and Its Application to the CCD Instruments aboard Chandra, Suzaku, Swift and XMM-NewtonJul 11 2016We desire a simple comparison of the absolute effective areas of the current generation of CCD instruments onboard the following observatories: Chandra ACIS-S3, XMM-Newton (EPIC-MOS and EPIC-pn), Suzaku XIS, and Swift XRT and a straightforward comparison ... More

A scenario of planet erosion by coronal radiationFeb 09 2010Aug 10 2010Context: According to theory, high-energy emission from the coronae of cool stars can severely erode the atmospheres of orbiting planets. No observational tests of the long term effects of erosion have yet been made. Aims: To analyze the current distribution ... More

Variational Density Matrix Method for Warm Condensed Matter and Application to Dense HydrogenOct 08 1999A new variational principle for optimizing thermal density matrices is introduced. As a first application, the variational many body density matrix is written as a determinant of one body density matrices, which are approximated by Gaussians with the ... More

The Orbital Period of the Wolf-Rayet Binary IC 10 X-1; Dynamic Evidence that the Compact Object is a Black HoleSep 18 2007IC 10 X-1 is a bright (Lx=10^38 ergs/s) variable X-ray source in the local group starburst galaxy IC 10. The most plausible optical counterpart is a luminous Wolf-Rayet star, making IC 10 X-1 a rare example of a Wolf-Rayet X-ray binary. In this paper, ... More

Rigorous spatial statistics for gaze patterns in scene viewing: Effects of repeated viewingApr 06 2017Scene viewing is used to study attentional selection in complex but still controlled environments. One of the main observations on eye movements during scene viewing is the inhomogeneous distribution of fixation locations: While some parts of an image ... More

Breakdown by a magnetic field of the superconducting fluctuations in the normal state in Pb_{1-x}In_x alloysDec 26 2003The effects induced on the magnetization by coherent fluctuating Cooper pairs in the normal state have been measured in Pb_{1-x}In_x alloys up to high magnetic fields, of amplitudes above Hc2(0), the upper critical field extrapolated to T=0K. Our results ... More

High-Resolution X-ray Imaging of the Colliding Wind Shock in WR147Apr 12 2002We analyze new high-resolution Chandra X-ray images of the Wolf-Rayet binary system WR147. This system contains a WN8 star with an early-type companion located 0.6'' to its north, and is the only known early-type binary with a separation on the sky large ... More

Spatial statistics and attentional dynamics in scene viewingMay 13 2014Dec 04 2014In humans and in foveated animals visual acuity is highly concentrated at the center of gaze, so that choosing where to look next is an important example of online, rapid decision making. Computational neuroscientists have developed biologically-inspired ... More

A Simple Test of the Equivalence Principle(s) for Quantum SuperpositionsNov 10 2015We propose a simple experimental test of the quantum equivalence principle introduced by Zych and Brukner [arXiv:1502.00971], which generalises the Einstein equivalence principle to superpositions of internal energy states. We consider a harmonically-trapped ... More

Suzaku monitoring of the Wolf-Rayet binary WR140 around periastron passage: An approach for quantifying the wind parametersSep 28 2015Suzaku observations of the Wolf-Rayet binary WR 140 (WC7pd+O5.5fc) were made at four different times around periastron passage in 2009 January. The spectra changed in shape and flux with the phase. As periastron approached, the column density of the low-energy ... More

Theory of the Franck-Condon blockade regimeJun 20 2006Dec 01 2006Strong coupling of electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom entails a low-bias suppression of the current through single-molecule devices, termed Franck-Condon blockade. In the limit of slow vibrational relaxation, transport in the Franck-Condon-blockade ... More

Gamma-ray flares from red giant/jet interactions in AGNMay 28 2010Sep 03 2010Non-blazar AGN have been recently established as a class of gamma-ray sources. M87, a nearby representative of this class, show fast TeV variability on timescales of a few days. We suggest a scenario of flare gamma-ray emission in non-blazar AGN based ... More

On the limits to mobility in InAs quantum wells with nearly lattice-matched barriersOct 12 2016Oct 13 2016The growth and the density dependence of the low temperature mobility of a series of two-dimensional electron systems confined to un-intentionally doped, low extended defect density InAs quantum wells with Al$_{1-x}$Ga$_{x}$Sb barriers are reported. The ... More

Interpretation of the flares of M87 at TeV energies in the cloud-jet interaction scenarioFeb 27 2012Jun 27 2012Active galactic nuclei with misaligned jets have been recently established as a class of high-energy gamma-ray sources. M87, a nearby representative of this class, shows fast TeV variability on timescales less than one day. We present calculations performed ... More

Tracing dense and diffuse neutral hydrogen in the halo of the Milky WayNov 25 2016Nov 28 2016We have combined observations of Galactic high-velocity HI from two surveys: a very sensitive survey from the Green Bank 140ft Telescope with limited sky coverage, and the less sensitive but complete Galactic All Sky Survey from the 64m Parkes Radio Telescope. ... More

Induced Cycles in GraphsJun 03 2014The maximum cardinality of an induced $2$-regular subgraph of a graph $G$ is denoted by $c_{\rm ind}(G)$. We prove that if $G$ is an $r$-regular graph of order $n$, then $c_{\rm ind}(G) \geq \frac{n}{2(r-1)} + \frac{1}{(r-1)(r-2)}$ and we prove that if ... More

Sensitive 21cm Observations of Neutral Hydrogen in the Local Group near M31Jul 19 2015Dec 16 2015Very sensitive 21cm HI measurements have been made at several locations around the Local Group galaxy M31 using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) at an angular resolution of 9.1', with a 5$\sigma$ detection level of $\rm{N_{HI} = 3.9 \times 10^{17}~cm^{-2}}$ ... More

The need for a local source of UHE CR nucleiJul 11 2011Feb 13 2012Recent results of the Pierre Auger (Auger) fluorescence detectors indicate an increasingly heavy composition of ultra-high energy (UHE) cosmic rays (CRs). Assuming that this trend continues up to the highest energies observed by the Auger surface detectors ... More

Failure of feedback as a putative common mechanism of spreading depolarizations in migraine and strokeMar 16 2008The stability of cortical function depends critically on proper regulation. Under conditions of migraine and stroke a breakdown of transmembrane chemical gradients can spread through cortical tissue. A concomitant component of this emergent spatio-temporal ... More

Plasma Waves as a Benchmark ProblemNov 03 2016A large number of wave modes exist in a magnetized plasma. Their properties are determined by the interaction of particles and waves. In a simulation code, the correct treatment of field quantities and particle behavior is essential to correctly reproduce ... More

Dominance analysis of linear complementarity systemsFeb 01 2018The paper extends the concepts of dominance and p-dissipativity to the non-smooth family of linear complementarity systems. Dominance generalizes incremental stability whereas p-dissipativity generalizes incremental passivity. The generalization aims ... More

Upper-division student difficulties with Separation of VariablesJul 14 2015Separation of variables can be a powerful technique for solving many of the partial differential equations that arise in physics contexts. Upper-division physics students encounter this technique in multiple topical areas including electrostatics and ... More

Validation and analysis of the coupled multiple response Colorado upper-division electrostatics (CUE) diagnosticJul 14 2015Standardized conceptual assessment represents a widely-used tool for educational researchers interested in student learning within the standard undergraduate physics curriculum. For example, these assessments are often used to measure student learning ... More

Upper-division student difficulties with the Dirac delta functionJan 29 2015The Dirac delta function is a standard mathematical tool that appears repeatedly in the undergraduate physics curriculum in multiple topical areas including electrostatics, and quantum mechanics. While Dirac delta functions are often introduced in order ... More

A new paradigm for the X-ray emission of O stars from XMM-Newton observations of the O9.7 supergiant zeta OrionisDec 18 2006XMM-Newton observations of the O supergiant zeta Orionis (O9.7 Ib) extend knowledge of its high-resolution spectrum beyond the CVI line at 33.7 Angstroms and suggest a new framework for the interpretation of the X-ray spectra of single hot stars. All ... More

Calibration and in orbit performance of the reflection grating spectrometer onboard XMM-NewtonOct 20 2014Context: XMM-Newton was launched on 10 December 1999 and has been operational since early 2000. One of the instruments onboard XMM-Newton is the reflection grating spectrometer (RGS). Two identical RGS instruments are available, with each RGS combining ... More

Spectral Aspects of the Evolution of Gamma-Ray BurstsOct 12 1999A review on the spectral and temporal properties of gamma-ray bursts is given. Special attention is paid to the spectral evolution of their continuum emission and its connection to the time evolution of the intensity. Efforts on systematizing these observations ... More

Smoothly Broken Power Law Spectra of Gamma-Ray BurstsNov 30 1998A five-parameter expression for a smoothly broken power law is presented. It is used to fit Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) spectra observed by BATSE. The function is compared to previously used four-parameter functions, such as a sharply broken power law and the ... More

Explicit Methods for Radical Function Fields over Finite FieldsNov 30 2009We develop explicit formulas and algorithms for arithmetic in radical function fields K/k(x) over finite constant fields. First, we classify which places of k(x) whose local integral bases have an easy monogenic form, and give explicit formulas for these ... More

Increasing Positive Monoids of Ordered Fields Are FF-monoidsOct 27 2016Given an ambient ordered field $K$, a positive monoid is a countably generated additive submonoid of the nonnegative cone of $K$. In this paper, we first generalize a few atomic features exhibited by Puiseux monoids of the field of rational numbers to ... More

Chip-firing may be much faster than you thinkNov 06 2014Nov 24 2014A new bound (Theorem \ref{thm:main}) for the duration of the chip-firing game with $N$ chips on a $n$-vertex graph is obtained, by a careful analysis of the pseudo-inverse of the discrete Laplacian matrix of the graph. This new bound is expressed in terms ... More

On taut singularities in arbitrary characteristicsMar 25 2013Over $\C$, Henry Laufer classified all taut surface singularities. We adapt and extent his transcendental methods to positive characteristic. With this we show that if a normal surface singularity is taut over $\C$, then the normal surface singularities ... More

Tautological relations in moduli spaces of weighted pointed curvesJun 27 2013Sep 29 2015Pandharipande-Pixton have used the geometry of the moduli space of stable quotients to produce relations between tautological Chow classes on the moduli space $M_g$ of smooth genus g curves. We study a natural extension of their methods to the boundary ... More

Isometry groups of Lorentzian manifolds of finite volume and The local geometry of compact homogeneous Lorentz spacesJun 27 2011Oct 06 2011Based on the work of Adams and Stuck as well as on the work of Zeghib, we classify the Lie groups which can act isometrically and locally effectively on Lorentzian manifolds of finite volume. In the case that the corresponding Lie algebra contains a direct ... More

Definition of the Dirac Sea in the Presence of External FieldsMay 02 1997Jan 06 2009It is shown that the Dirac sea can be uniquely defined for the Dirac equation with general interaction, if we impose a causality condition on the Dirac sea. We derive an explicit formula for the Dirac sea in terms of a power series in the bosonic potentials. ... More

Relative entropies and their use in quantum information theoryNov 27 2016This dissertation investigates relative entropies, also called generalized divergences, and how they can be used to characterize information-theoretic tasks in quantum information theory. The main goal is to further refine characterizations of the optimal ... More

Local U(2,2) Symmetry in Relativistic Quantum MechanicsMar 11 1997Feb 07 2007Local gauge freedom in relativistic quantum mechanics is derived from a measurement principle for space and time. For the Dirac equation, one obtains local U(2,2) gauge transformations acting on the spinor index of the wave functions. This local U(2,2) ... More

Hidden Charm Spectroscopy from TevatronMay 03 2011The observation of a narrow structure near the J/psi phi threshold in exclusive B+ to J/psi phi K+ decays produced in p-pbar collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV is reported. A signal of 19 +- 6(stat) +- 3(syst) events, with statistical significance of 5.0 ... More

Node Theorem for Matrix Schroedinger OperatorsJun 14 1996Mar 12 1997In this paper we study the ground states of a matrix Schroedinger operator, that is an operator of the type (-Laplace) + V acting on m-component wave functions in R^n. We prove in generalization of the classical node theorem that the ground states of ... More

Electron-phonon interaction in Fe-based superconductors: Coupling of magnetic moments with phonons in LaFeAsO$_{1-x}$F$_{x}$Sep 24 2010The coupling of Fe magnetic moments in LaFeAsO$_{1-x}$F$_{x}$ with the As $A_{1g}$ phonon is calculated. We present first principles calculations of the atomic and electronic structure of LaFeAsO as a function of electron doping. We perform calculations ... More

Stacked polytopes and tight triangulations of manifoldsNov 26 2009Mar 03 2011Tightness of a triangulated manifold is a topological condition, roughly meaning that any simplexwise linear embedding of the triangulation into euclidean space is "as convex as possible". It can thus be understood as a generalization of the concept of ... More

Relations in the Tautological Ring and Frobenius Manifolds near the DiscriminantMay 13 2015Sep 29 2015For generically semisimple cohomological field theories pole cancellation in the Givental-Teleman classification implies relations between classes in the tautological ring of the moduli space of curves. For the theory of the $A_2$-singularity these are ... More

Comparing tautological relations from the equivariant Gromov-Witten theory of projective spaces and spin structuresJul 17 2014Sep 29 2015Pandharipande-Pixton-Zvonkine's proof of Pixton's generalized Faber-Zagier relations in the tautological ring of $\overline M_{g, n}$ has started the study of tautological relations from semisimple cohomological field theories. In this article we compare ... More

Holes in the Infrastructure of Global Hyperelliptic Function FieldsNov 23 2009Nov 25 2009We prove that the number of "hole elements" $H(K)$ in the infrastructure of a hyperelliptic function field $K$ of genus $g$ with finite constant field $\F_q$ with $n + 1$ places at infinity, of whom $n' + 1$ are of degree one, satisfies $|\frac{H(K)}{\abs{\Pic^0(K)}} ... More

Ehrhart f*-coefficients of polytopal complexes are non-negative integersFeb 13 2012Mar 06 2012The Ehrhart polynomial $L_P$ of an integral polytope $P$ counts the number of integer points in integral dilates of $P$. Ehrhart polynomials of polytopes are often described in terms of their Ehrhart $h^*$-vector (aka Ehrhart $\delta$-vector), which is ... More

Optimal isoperimetric inequalities for surfaces in any codimension in Cartan-Hadamard manifoldsFeb 01 2018Let $(M^n,g)$ be simply connected, complete, with non-positive sectional curvatures, and $\Sigma$ a 2-dimensional closed integral current (or flat chain mod 2) with compact support in $M$. Let $S$ be an area minimising integral 3-current (resp.~flat chain ... More

A Bernstein Theorem for Minimal Maps with Small Second Fundamental FormNov 27 2017We consider minimal maps $f:M\to N$ between Riemannian manifolds $(M,\mathrm{g}_M)$ and $(N,\mathrm{g}_N)$, where $M$ is compact and where the sectional curvatures satisfy $\sec_N\le \sigma\le \sec_M$ for some $\sigma>0$. Under certain assumptions on ... More

The X-ray Lightcurve of the Supermassive star eta Carinae, 1996--2014Jul 28 2015Eta Carinae is the nearest example of a supermassive, superluminous, unstable star. Mass loss from the system is critical in shaping its circumstellar medium and in determining its ultimate fate. Eta Car currently loses mass via a dense, slow stellar ... More

Measurement of Spin Correlation coefficients in \vec p \vec p --> d pi^+Dec 16 1999The spin correlation coefficent combinations A_{xx}+A_{yy} and A_{xx}-A_{yy}, the spin correlation coefficients A_{xz} and A_{zz}, and the analyzing power were measured for \vec p \vec p --> d pi^+ between center-of-mass angles 25 deg \leq \theta \leq ... More

A Molecular Mass Gradient is the Key Parameter of the Genetc Code OrganizationJul 21 2009The structure of the genetic code is discussed in formal terms. A rectangular table of the code ("the code matrix"), whose properties reveal its arithmetical content tagged with the information symbols in several notations. New parameters used to analyze ... More

Swap-invariant and exchangeable random measuresFeb 24 2016Jul 05 2016In this work we analyze the concept of swap-invariance, which is a weaker variant of exchangeability. A random vector $\xi$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is called swap-invariant if $\,{\mathbf E}\,\big| \!\sum_j u_j \xi_j \big|\,$ is invariant under all permutations ... More

Vacuum Birefringence as a Vacuum Emission ProcessOct 12 2015We argue that the phenomenon of vacuum birefringence in strong inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields can be most efficiently analyzed in terms of a vacuum emission process. In this contribution, we exemplarily stick to the case of vacuum birefringence ... More

Relations on $\overline M_{g,n}$ via equivariant Gromov-Witten theory of $\mathbb P^1$Sep 28 2015We give a proof of Pixton's generalized Faber-Zagier relations in the tautological Chow ring of $\overline M_{g,n}$. The strategy is very similar to the work of Pandharipande-Pixton-Zvonkine, who have given a proof of the same result in cohomology. The ... More

Remarks on the geometric quantization of a class of harmonic oscillator type potentialsJul 22 2016The conditions that must be fulfilled by a certain physical system to apply geometric quantization prescription on it are investigated. These terms are sought as mathematical requirements, which can be traced in an analysis of integrable systems, from ... More

Floer homology of Lagrangians in clean intersectionJun 16 2016We consider Floer homology associated to a pair of closed Lagrangian submanifolds that satisfy a monotonicty assumption. If the Lagrangians intersect cleanly we decribe two spectral sequences which help to compute their Floer homology. The spectral sequences ... More

A Note on Quartic Equations with only Trivial SolutionsNov 06 2013In our notice we propose the classification of some quartic equations with only trivial solutions by the auxiliary equations. For proving trivial solutions of the quartic equations we use method infinite descent based on the number of prime integers of ... More

Longest Paths in Circular Arc GraphsDec 11 2013As observed by Rautenbach and Sereni (arXiv:1302.5503) there is a gap in the proof of the theorem of Balister et al. (Longest paths in circular arc graphs, Combin. Probab. Comput., 13, No. 3, 311-317 (2004)), which states that the intersection of all ... More

The photon polarization tensor in a homogeneous magnetic or electric fieldAug 28 2013Aug 13 2014We revisit the photon polarization tensor in a homogeneous external magnetic or electric field. The starting point of our considerations is the momentum space representation of the one-loop photon polarization tensor in the presence of a homogeneous electromagnetic ... More

Di-jet resonances at future hadron colliders: A Snowmass whitepaperAug 05 2013I investigate the sensitivity of future hadron colliders to di-jet resonances arising from Z' or coloron models. The projected discovery potential and exclusion limits for these resonances is presented in the coupling vs. mass plane, which highlights ... More

Parity linkage and the Erdős-Pósa property of odd cycles through prescribed vertices in highly connected graphsNov 24 2014Feb 16 2016We show the following for every sufficiently connected graph $G$, any vertex subset $S$ of $G$, and given integer $k$: there are $k$ disjoint odd cycles in $G$ each containing a vertex of $S$ or there is set $X$ of at most $2k-2$ vertices such that $G-X$ ... More

Spectral characterization of the hydrogen like atoms confined by oscillating systemsOct 07 2014The spectral characterization of Coulomb systems confined by the homogeneous pseudo-Gaussian oscillator is investigated. This is made using the efficient computational method of generating functional. Also, the method is used for the spectral characterization ... More

Spectral radius minus average degree: a better boundJul 16 2014Collatz and Sinogowitz had proposed to measure the departure of a graph $G$ from regularity by the difference of the (adjacency) spectral radius and the average degree: $\epsilon(G)=\rho(G)-\frac{2m}{n}$. We give here new lower bounds on this quantity, ... More

The Higgs Physics Programme at the International Linear ColliderOct 13 2014The talk summarises the case for Higgs physics in $e^+e^-$ collisions and explains how Higgs parameters can be extracted in a model-independent way at the International Linear Collider (ILC). The expected precision will be discussed in the context of ... More

On Proving of Diophantine Inequalities with Prime Numbers by Evaluations of the Difference between Consecutive PrimesJul 24 2015Using as the working hypothesis of an evaluation of the difference between primes $p_{n+1} - p_n = O(\sqrt{p_n})$ we represent in detail the proofs of Legendre's and Oppermann's conjectures.

Functional calculus estimates for Tadmor-Ritt operatorsJun 30 2015We show $H^{\infty}$-functional calculus estimates for Tadmor-Ritt operators (also known as Ritt operators), which generalize and improve results by Vitse. These estimates are in conformity with the best known power-bounds for Tadmor-Ritt operators in ... More

An Invitation to Ehrhart Theory: Polyhedral Geometry and its Applications in Enumerative CombinatoricsMay 29 2014Jul 22 2014In this expository article we give an introduction to Ehrhart theory, i.e., the theory of integer points in polyhedra, and take a tour through its applications in enumerative combinatorics. Topics include geometric modeling in combinatorics, Ehrhart's ... More

Gromov-Witten theory of target curves and the tautological ringAug 28 2013In the Gromov-Witten theory of a target curve we consider descendent integrals against the virtual fundamental class relative to the forgetful morphism to the moduli space of curves. We show that cohomology classes obtained in this way lie in the tautological ... More

The local geometry of compact homogeneous Lorentz spacesFeb 09 2015In 1995, S. Adams and G. Stuck as well as A. Zeghib independently provided a classification of non-compact Lie groups which can act isometrically and locally effectively on compact Lorentzian manifolds. In the case that the corresponding Lie algebra contains ... More

Spin correlations in $\vec{p}\vec{p}\to pnπ^{+}$ pion production near thresholdAug 20 2001A first measurement of longitudinal as well as transverse spin correlation coefficients for the reaction $\vec{p}\vec{p}\to pn\pi^+$ was made using a polarized proton target and a polarized proton beam. We report kinematically complete measurements for ... More

Initial singlet and triplet spin state contributions to pp -> pp pi0Aug 31 1999The PINTEX facility at the IUCF Cooler ring, dedicated to the study of spin dependence in nucleon-nucleon interactions, has been used to measure polarization observables of the reaction pp -> pp pi0 at beam energies between 325 and 400 MeV. The stored ... More

Measurement of Partial-Wave Contributions in pp --> pp pi^0Jul 26 1999Jul 27 1999We report a measurement of the spin-dependent total cross section ratios delta_sigma_T/sigma_tot and delta_sigma_L/sigma_tot of the pp --> pp pi^0 reaction between 325 MeV and 400 MeV. The experiment was carried out with a polarized internal target in ... More

Convergence theorems for graph sequencesApr 03 2013Jan 13 2015In this paper, we deal with a notion of Banach space-valued mappings defined on a set consisting of finite graphs with uniformly bounded vertex degree. These functions will be endowed with certain boundedness and additivity criteria. We examine their ... More