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A deep learning approach to identify local structures in atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy imagesFeb 08 2018Recording atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images is becoming increasingly routine. A new bottleneck is then analyzing this information, which often involves time-consuming manual structural identification. We have developed a ... More

M-brane singularity formationDec 09 2008We derive self-similar string solutions in a graph representation, near the point of singularity formation, which can be shown to extend to point-like singularities on M-branes, as well as to the radially symmetric case.

Considerations on Gravitational Effects Stimulated by Gravitational Fields via Classical Field TheoryOct 12 2013May 24 2015A mass distribution is analyzed in terms of classical gravitational field theory. Newton's law of gravitation is consistently applied on the assumption that the equivalence of energy and mass according to Einstein's theory of relativity is valid for gravitational ... More

Unblinding the Dark Matter Blind SpotsDec 07 2016Apr 12 2017The dark matter (DM) blind spots in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) refer to the parameter regions where the couplings of the DM particles to the $Z$-boson or the Higgs boson are almost zero, leading to vanishingly small signals for the ... More

Fermat Potentials for Non-Perturbative Gravitational LensingMay 03 2002The images of many distant galaxies are displaced, distorted and often multiplied by the presence of foreground massive galaxies near the line of sight; the foreground galaxies act as gravitational lenses. Commonly, the lens equation, which relates the ... More

Better Higgs-CP Tests Through Information GeometryDec 06 2017Measuring the CP symmetry in the Higgs sector is one of the key tasks of the LHC and a crucial ingredient for precision studies, for example in the language of effective Lagrangians. We systematically analyze which LHC signatures offer dedicated CP measurements ... More

Invariant Differential PairingsMar 29 2007Apr 12 2008In this paper the notion of an M-th order invariant bilinear differential pairing is introduced and a formal definition is given. If the manifold has an AHS structure, then various first order pairings are constructed. This yields a classification of ... More

Pair correlation densities of inhomogeneous quadratic formsOct 14 2002Apr 20 2004Under explicit diophantine conditions on $(\alpha,\beta)\in\RR^2$, we prove that the local two-point correlations of the sequence given by the values $(m-\alpha)^2+\break (n-\beta)^2$, with $(m,n)\in\ZZ^2$, are those of a Poisson process. This partly ... More

Fit to Electroweak Precision DataJun 12 2006A brief review of electroweak precision data from LEP, SLC, the Tevatron, and low energies is presented. The global fit to all data including the most recent results on the masses of the top quark and the W boson reinforces the preference for a relatively ... More

The Probability Density of the Higgs Boson MassOct 15 2000Jan 11 2001The LEP Collaborations have reported a small excess of events in their combined Higgs boson analysis at center of mass energies up to about 208 GeV. In this communication, I present the result of a calculation of the probability distribution function ... More

Implications of Precision Electroweak Measurements for the Standard Model Higgs BosonApr 05 1999We summarize the status of the Standard Model with special emphasis on the extraction of the Higgs boson mass using Bayesian inference.

Calculation of the QED Coupling alpha (M_Z) in the Modified Minimal-Subtraction SchemeMar 26 1998Nov 09 1998I calculate the QED coupling, alpha, directly in the MS-bar scheme using an unsubtracted dispersion relation for the three light quarks, and perturbative QCD for charm and bottom quarks. Compact analytical expressions are presented, making this approach ... More

Alpha_s with GAPPFeb 27 2011Details are provided how GAPP evaluates the strong coupling constant from Z and tau decays and the corresponding uncertainties.

Radiative Corrections and Z'Sep 29 2009Radiative corrections to parity violating deep inelastic electron scattering are reviewed including a discussion of the renormalization group evolution of the weak mixing angle. Recently obtained results on hypothetical Z' bosons - for which parity violating ... More

Electroweak Precision Data and New Gauge BosonsJul 05 2009I review constraints on the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson from high energy electroweak (EW) precision data. The same data set also strongly limits various mixing effects of hypothetical extra neutral gauge bosons (Z') with the ordinary Z. I also discuss ... More

Constraining Electroweak PhysicsOct 16 2003I summarize the status of the Standard Model after the 2003 summer conferences.

Electroweak Radiative Corrections to Semileptonic Tau DecaysNov 22 2002Nov 25 2002I present an update on the electroweak radiative correction factor to semileptonic tau decays, including a next-to-leading order resummation of large logarithms. My result differs both qualitatively and quantitatively from the one recently obtained by ... More

Chiral Models of Weak Scale SupersymmetryJun 05 2000I discuss supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model containing an extra U(1)' gauge symmetry which provide a solution to the mu-problem and at the same time protect the proton from decaying via dimension 4 operators. Moreover, all fields are protected ... More

Asymmetric Orbifolds and Higher Level ModelsFeb 07 1996Nov 29 1996I introduce a class of string constructions based on asymmetric orbifolds leading to level two models. In particular, I derive in detail various models with gauge groups $E_6$ and SO(10), including a four generation $E_6$ model with two adjoint representations. ... More

The SLD Asymmetry in View of the LEP ResultsJun 30 1994LEP determines $\sin^2 \theta_{\rm eff}$, by combining the various asymmetry measurements to be $0.2321 \pm 0.0005$. On the other hand, the left-right asymmetry as measured at SLC corresponds to \seff = $0.2292 \pm 0.0010$. I will discuss the possibilities ... More

Quantum Group Structure and Local Fields in the Algebraic Approach to 2D GravityDec 21 1994This review contains a summary of work by J.-L. Gervais and the author on the operator approach to 2d gravity. Special emphasis is placed on the construction of local observables -the Liouville exponentials and the Liouville field itself - and the underlying ... More

Non-linear realization of Poincare invariance in the graph-representation of extremal hypersurfacesJun 03 2008In the Born-Infeld 'harmonic gauge' description of M-branes moving in R^{M+1} the underlying M+2 dimensional Poincare - invariance gives rise to an interesting system of conservation laws showing signs of integrability.

Surface Motions and Fluid DynamicsMay 02 1994Jul 20 1994A certain class of surface motions, including those of a relativistic membrane minimizing the 3-dimensional volume swept out in Minkowski-space, is shown to be equivalent to 3-dimensional steady-state irrotational inviscid isentropic gas-dynamics. The ... More

Autotools for writing portable softwareOct 20 2002Nov 01 2002Most of the scientific software is developed in the same manner: It starts at a lab and the scientist says "This part of software is only for my private use". But the software grows and grows, and it comes the time, that other scientists want to use it, ... More

Instability of a moving contact lineJan 18 2005We study a solid plate plunging into or being withdrawn from a liquid bath, to highlight the fundamental difference between the local behavior of an advancing or a receding contact line, respectively. It is assumed that the liquid partially wets the solid, ... More

Hydrodynamic SingularitiesOct 30 2001We give a brief overview of the physical significance of singularities in fluid mechanics.

Semiclassical Trace Formulae and Eigenvalue Statistics in Quantum ChaosFeb 05 1997A detailed discussion of semiclassical trace formulae is presented and it is demonstrated how a regularized trace formula can be derived while dealing only with finite and convergent expressions. Furthermore, several applications of trace formula techniques ... More

Homogenisation of Monotone Parabolic Problems with Several Temporal Scales: The Detailed arXiv e-Print VersionMar 29 2010Jun 22 2010In this paper we homogenise monotone parabolic problems with two spatial scales and finitely many temporal scales. Under a certain well-separatedness assumption on the spatial and temporal scales as explained in the paper, we show that there is an H-limit ... More

Recursive Sorting in LatticesMay 31 2013The direct application of the definition of sorting in lattices is impractical because it leads to an algorithm with exponential complexity. In this paper we present for distributive lattices a recursive formulation to compute the sort of a sequence. ... More

Reassembling trees for the traveling salesmanFeb 12 2015Jan 05 2016Many recent approximation algorithms for different variants of the traveling salesman problem (asymmetric TSP, graph TSP, s-t-path TSP) exploit the well-known fact that a solution of the natural linear programming relaxation can be written as convex combination ... More

Kinetic limits of dynamical systemsAug 06 2014Since the pioneering work of Maxwell and Boltzmann in the 1860s and 1870s, a major challenge in mathematical physics has been the derivation of macroscopic evolution equations from the fundamental microscopic laws of classical or quantum mechanics. Macroscopic ... More

The supernova/gamma-ray burst/jet connectionApr 29 2013The observed association between supernovae and gamma-ray bursts represents a cornerstone in our understanding of the nature of gamma-ray bursts. The collapsar model provides a theoretical framework for this connection. A key element is the launch of ... More

Distinguishing different scenarios of early energy release with spectral distortions of the cosmic microwave backgroundApr 22 2013Oct 01 2013Deviations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) frequency spectrum from a pure blackbody tell an exciting story about the thermal history of our Universe. In this paper we illustrate how well future CMB measurements might decipher this tale, envisioning ... More

Weighing in on the HiggsJan 03 2012Sep 13 2012Assuming the validity of the Standard Model, or more generally that possible physics beyond it would have only small effects on production cross sections, branching ratios and electroweak radiative corrections, I determine the mass of the Higgs boson ... More

Dipolar-broadening of I=1/2-NMR spectra of solidsJan 11 1995Jan 13 1995The equations of motion of dipolar-coupled spins of I=1/2 placed on a rigid lattice are solved approximately in the high-temperature and high-field limit. The NMR-spectra predicted by this theory are in close agreement with both the theoretical spectral ... More

Limitations of Skeptical Default ReasoningFeb 06 2013Poole has shown that nonmonotonic logics do not handle the lottery paradox correctly. In this paper we will show that Pollock's theory of defeasible reasoning fails for the same reason: defeasible reasoning is incompatible with the skeptical notion of ... More

Fermion Interactions and Universal Behavior in Strongly Interacting TheoriesAug 22 2011The theory of the strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), describes the generation of hadronic masses and the state of hadronic matter during the early stages of the evolution of the universe. As a complement, experiments with ultracold fermionic ... More

Modified scattering for a wave equation with weak dissipationSep 10 2005We consider the Cauchy problem for the weakly dissipative wave equation $$ \square u+\frac\mu{1+t} u_t=0 $$ with parameter $\mu\ge2$. Based on the explicit representations of solutions provided in [Math. Meth. Appl. Sci. 2004; {\bf 27}:101-124] sharp ... More

The LMO-invariant of 3-manifolds of rank one and the Alexander polynomialFeb 05 2000Feb 16 2000We prove that the LMO-invariant of a 3-manifold of rank one is determined by the Alexander polynomial of the manifold, and conversely, that the Alexander polynomial is determined by the LMO-invariant. Furthermore, we show that the Alexander polynomial ... More

Morita invariance of unbounded bivariant K-theoryDec 26 2016We introduce a notion of Morita equivalence for non-selfadjoint operator algebras equipped with a completely isometric involution (operator *-algebras). We then show that the unbounded Kasparov product by a Morita equivalence bimodule induces an isomorphism ... More

Chromatic weight systems and the corresponding knot invariantsJan 13 1997This paper contains a proof that chromatic weight systems, introduced by Chmutov, Duzhin and Lando, can be expressed in terms of weight systems associated with direct sums of the Lie algebras gl_n and so_n. As a consequence the Vassiliev invariants of ... More

Anomaly Cancellation in Six DimensionsApr 22 1993I show that anomaly cancellation conditions are sufficient to determine the two most important topological numbers relevant for Calabi-Yau compactification to six dimensions. This reflects the fact that K3 is the only non-trivial CY manifold in two complex ... More

Low Energy Tests of the Standard Model with Spin Degrees of FreedomDec 04 2006Feb 19 2007After briefly reviewing the status of the standard model, I will focus mainly on polarized electron scattering and other tests of the weak neutral current. I will also address other low energy tests in which polarization degrees of freedom play a crucial ... More

Breakdown of Duality in (0,2) Superstring ModelsJun 16 1993After pointing out the role of the compactification lattice for spectrum calculations in orbifold models, I discuss modular discrete symmetry groups for $Z_N$ or\-bi\-folds. I consider the $Z_7$ orbifold as a nontrivial example of a (2,2) model and give ... More

Block-diagonalisation of matrices and operatorsOct 14 2008In this short note we deal with a constructive scheme to decompose a continuous family of matrices $A(\rho)$ asymptotically as $\rho\to0$ into blocks corresponding to groups of eigenvalues of the limit matrix A(0). We also discuss the extension of the ... More

Selberg's trace formula: an introductionJul 16 2004Feb 13 2008These lecture notes provide a basic introduction to Selberg's trace formula. We discuss the simplest possible case: the spectrum of the Laplacian on a compact Riemannian surface of constant negative curvature. (To appear in Springer LNP.)

Quantum LeaksMar 28 2005We show that eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on certain non-compact domains with finite area may localize at infinity--provided there is no extreme level clustering--and thus rule out quantum unique ergodicity for such systems. The construction is elementary ... More

U(1) invariant Membranes and SingularitiesMay 30 2008A formulation of U(1) - symmetric classical membrane motions (preserving one rotational symmetry) is given, and reductions to systems of ODE's, as well as some ideas concerning singularities and integrability.

M-brane dynamical symmetry and quantizationJan 22 2011The recently discovered dynamical symmetry for relativistic extended objects is derived from first principles, and analogues commutators are obtained for the corresponding formal quantum expressions

Dynamics of nanojetsJan 02 2002We study the breakup of a liquid jet a few nanometers in diameter, based on a stochastic differential equation derived recently by Moseler and Landman [Science {\bf 289}, 1165 (2000)]. In agreement with their simulations, we confirm that noise qualitatively ... More

Toward a description of contact line motion at higher capillary numbersDec 31 2003The surface of a liquid near a moving contact line is highly curved owing to diverging viscous forces. Thus, microscopic physics must be invoked at the contact line and matched to the hydrodynamic solution farther away. This matching has already been ... More

Hydrodynamic theory of de-wettingDec 24 2003A prototypical problem in the study of wetting phenomena is that of a solid plunging into or being withdrawn from a liquid bath. In the latter, de-wetting case, a critical speed exists above which a stationary contact line is no longer sustainable and ... More

The Depth-Restricted Rectilinear Steiner Arborescence Problem is NP-completeAug 27 2015In the rectilinear Steiner arborescence problem the task is to build a shortest rectilinear Steiner tree connecting a given root and a set of terminals which are placed in the plane such that all root-terminal-paths are shortest paths. This problem is ... More

Which spectral distortions does $Λ$CDM actually predict?Mar 08 2016May 20 2016Ever refined cosmological measurements have established the $\Lambda$CDM concordance model, with the key cosmological parameters being determined to percent-level precision today. This allows us to make explicit predictions for the spectral distortions ... More

Tropical multiplier sequencesMay 23 2015We prove that the diagonal operator defined by a positive sequence preserves tropical and central indices if and only if the sequence is log-concave. In particular we obtain an elementary proof of that such an operator preserves the set of sign-independently ... More

Semiclassical expectation values for relativistic particles with spin 1/2Sep 29 2000For relativistic particles with spin 1/2, which are described by the Dirac equation, a semiclassical trace formula is introduced that incorporates expectation values of observables in eigenstates of the Dirac-Hamiltonian. Furthermore, the semiclassical ... More

A non-periodic and two-dimensional example of elliptic homogenizationNov 25 2008Aug 13 2009The focus in this paper is on elliptic homogenization of a certain kind of possibly non-periodic problems. A non-periodic and two-dimensional example is studied, where we numerically illustrate the homogenized matrix.

Mean-field model of the ferromagnetic ordering in the superconducting phase of ErNi_2B_2CJan 09 2002A mean-field model explaining most of the details in the magnetic phase diagram of ErNi_2B_2C is presented. The low-temperature magnetic properties are found to be dominated by the appearance of long-period commensurate structures. The stable structure ... More

1/z-renormalization of the mean-field behavior of the dipole-coupled singlet-singlet system HoF_3Dec 15 1993The two main characteristics of the holmium ions in HoF_3 are that their local electronic properties are dominated by two singlet states lying well below the remaining 4f-levels, and that the classical dipole-coupling is an order of magnitude larger than ... More

SM vacuum stability and the Weyl consistency conditions: Counting to threeJul 27 2015We demonstrate how a new perturbative ordering may result from the structure of the Weyl anomaly. Respecting the abelian nature of the Weyl anomaly at the lowest order enforces the use of beta functions calculated to a different loop order for different ... More

Time-optimal bath-induced unitaries by Zermelo navigation: speed limit and non-Markovian quantum computationJul 31 2015The solution of the quantum Zermelo navigation problem is applied to the non-Markovian open system dynamics of a set of quantum systems interacting with a common environment. We consider a case allowing an exact time-optimal realization of environment-mediated ... More

Anisotropic thermo-elasticity in 2D -- Part II: ApplicationsAug 02 2007Nov 15 2007In this note we present concrete applications of the general treatment of anisotropic thermo-elasticity developed in Part I.

Solution Representations for a Wave Equation with Weak DissipationOct 02 2002We consider the Cauchy problem for the weakly dissipative wave equation $$ \bx v+\frac\mu{1+t}v_t=0, \qquad x\in\R^n,\quad t\ge 0, $$ parameterized by $\mu>0$, and prove a representation theorem for its solution using the theory of special functions. ... More

On the existence of the Moller wave operator for wave equations with small dissipative termsOct 07 2002Oct 20 2002The aim of this short note is to reconsider and to extend a former result of K. Mochizuki on the existence of the scattering operator for wave equations with small dissipative terms. Contrary to the approach used by Mochizuki we construct the wave operator ... More

The CPT and Bisognano-Wichmann Theorems for Anyons and Plektons in d=2+1Feb 25 2009Feb 26 2009We prove the Bisognano-Wichmann and CPT theorems for massive particles obeying braid group statistics in three-dimensional Minkowski space. We start from first principles of local relativistic quantum theory, assuming Poincare covariance and asymptotic ... More

On harmonic and asymptotically harmonic homogeneous spacesSep 20 2004Oct 04 2005We classify noncompact homogeneous spaces which are Einstein and asymptotically harmonic. This completes the classification of Riemannian harmonic spaces in the homogeneous case: Any simply connected homogeneous harmonic space is flat, or rank-one symmetric, ... More

Generalized axially symmetric potentials with distributional boundary valuesNov 16 2014Nov 12 2015We study a counterpart of the classical Poisson integral for a family of weighted Laplace differential equations in Euclidean half space, solutions of which are known as generalized axially symmetric potentials. These potentials appear naturally in the ... More

On modular semifinite index theoryNov 28 2011We propose a definition of a modular spectral triple which covers existing examples arising from KMS-states, Podles sphere and quantum SU(2). The definition also incorporates the notion of twisted commutators appearing in recent work of Connes and Moscovici. ... More

Designs and codes in affine geometryMay 12 2016May 23 2016Classical designs and their (projective) q-analogs can both be viewed as designs in matroids, using the matroid of all subsets of a set and the matroid of linearly independent subsets of a vector space, respectively. Another natural matroid is given by ... More

On Some Microlocal Properties of the Range of a Pseudo-Differential Operator of Principal TypeMar 08 2010Jun 13 2011The purpose of this paper is to obtain microlocal analogues of results by L. H \"ormander about inclusion relations between the ranges of first order differential operators with coefficients in $C^\infty$ which fail to be locally solvable. Using similar ... More

Pair correlation densities of inhomogeneous quadratic forms IIOct 14 2002Denote by $\| \cdot \|$ the euclidean norm in $\RR^k$. We prove that the local pair correlation density of the sequence $\| \vecm -\vecalf \|^k$, $\vecm\in\ZZ^k$, is that of a Poisson process, under diophantine conditions on the fixed vector $\vecalf\in\RR^k$: ... More

On Vassiliev Invariants not Coming from Semisimple Lie AlgebrasJun 04 1997Feb 05 2000We prove a refinement of Vogel's statement that the Vassiliev invariants of knots coming from semisimple Lie algebras do not generate all Vassiliev invariants. This refinement takes into account the second grading on Vassiliev invariants induced by cabling ... More

Electroweak Standard Model and Precision TestsDec 18 2002Dec 29 2002I give an introduction and overview of recent developments in high precision tests of the Standard Model. This includes a summary of Z-pole measurements, a brief account of the NuTeV result on neutrino-nucleon scattering, the anomalous magnetic moment ... More

The Mass of the Higgs Boson in the Standard Electroweak ModelFeb 05 2010Mar 16 2010An updated global analysis within the Standard Model (SM) of all relevant electroweak precision and Higgs boson search data is presented with special emphasis on the implications for the Higgs boson mass, M_H. Included are, in particular, the most recent ... More

Spin beyond Standard Model: TheoryJan 29 2009Mar 11 2009I use spin as a guide through the labyrinth of possibilities and ideas that go beyond the established understanding of the fundamental interactions.

Electroweak Theory for the Tevatron, LHC, and ILCSep 13 2008Oct 13 2008Future high precision electroweak measurements require understanding of Standard Model expectations to multi-loop accuracy, both, for the predictions of production cross-sections of signal and background, as well as for pseudo-observables. I review recent ... More

Precision Electroweak PhysicsApr 04 2006The status in electroweak precision physics is reviewed. I present a brief summary of the latest data, global fit results, a few implications for new physics, and an outlook.

Determinations of alpha(M_Z): Comparison and ProspectsOct 31 2001I review and compare various techniques to obtain the value of the QED coupling, alpha, at the Z pole. GigaZ precisions would require a much more accurate determination than available today. A combination of the virtues of current methods may help to ... More

A calculation of the multiplicative characterMar 20 2009We give a formula, in terms of products of commutators, for the application of the odd multiplicative character to higher Loday symbols. On our way we construct a product on the relative K-groups and investigate the multiplicative properties of the relative ... More

Comparison of secondary invariants of algebraic K-theoryApr 10 2008Jan 27 2011In this paper we prove that the multiplicative character of A. Connes and M. Karoubi and the determinant invariant of L. G. Brown, J. W. Helton and R. E. Howe agree up to a canonical homomorphism.

Quantum Group Generators in Conformal Field TheoryMar 12 1997These are notes of a seminar given at the 30th International Symposium on the Theory of Elementary Particles, Berlin-Buckow, August 1996. The material is derived from collaborations with E. Cremmer and J.-L. Gervais, and C. Klimcik, and is partially new. ... More

Distribution modulo one and Ratner's theoremJun 09 2006Measure rigidity is a branch of ergodic theory that has recently contributed to the solution of some fundamental problems in number theory and mathematical physics. Examples are proofs of quantitative versions of the Oppenheim conjecture, related questions ... More

The influence of time-periodic dissipation on energy and dispersive estimatesOct 17 2005Aug 21 2007In this short note we discuss the influence of a time-periodic dissipation term on a-priori estimates for solutions to dissipative wave equations. The approach is based on a diagonalisation argument for high frequencies and results from spectral theory ... More

Membranes and Matrix ModelsJun 20 2002Section I contains introductory remarks about surface motions. Section II gives a detailed derivation of $H=-\Delta-Tr\sum_{i<j}[X_i,X_j]^2$ as describing a quantized discrete analogue of relativistically invariant membrane dynamics. Section III concerns ... More

On the Construction of Zero Energy States in Supersymmetric Matrix ModelsSep 18 1997Sep 19 1997For the SU(N) invariant supersymmetric matrix model related to membranes in 4 space-time dimensions, the general solution to the equation(s) $Q^{\dagger}\Psi=0$ $(Q\chi =0)$ is determined for N odd. For any such (bosonic) solution of $Q^{\dagger}\Psi=0$, ... More

Higher-Dimensional Integrable Systems from Multilinear Evolution EquationsFeb 26 1996A multilinear M-dimensional generalization of Lax pairs is introduced and its explicit form is given for the recently discovered class of time-harmonic, integrable, hypersurface motions.

Canonical 3+1 Description of Relativistic MembranesJul 18 1994Jul 20 1994$M$-dimensional extended objects $\Sigma$ can be described by projecting a Diff $\Sigma$ invariant Hamiltonian of time-independent Hamiltonian density {\cal H} onto the Diff $\Sigma$- singlet sector, which after Hamiltonian reduction, using {\cal H} itself ... More

Curved Space (Matrix) MembranesDec 23 2009Mar 01 2010Hamiltonian formulations of M-branes moving in curved backgrounds are given.

On the Construction of Zero Energy States in Supersymmetric Matrix Models IISep 30 1997Oct 20 1997For the SU(N) invariant supersymmetric matrix model related to membranes in 11 space-time dimensions, the general (bosonic) solution to the equations $Q_\beta^\dagger \Psi =0$ ($Q_\beta \Psi=0$) is determined.

openDaVE - a data visualisation and transformation frameworkOct 20 2002At present each neutron scattering facility has its own set of data treatment software, normally based on a proprietary data format. The travelling scientist is either forced to continually learn new software or to write conversion routines for his own ... More

Contact line motion for partially wetting fluidsOct 07 2005We study the flow close to an advancing contact line in the limit of small capillary number. To take into account wetting effects, both long and short-ranged contributions to the disjoining pressure are taken into account. In front of the contact line, ... More

A brief history of drop formationMar 09 2004Surface-tension-related phenomena have fascinated researchers for a long time, and the mathematical description pioneered by Young and Laplace opened the door to their systematic study. The time scale on which surface-tension-driven motion takes place ... More

Joint torsion of several commuting operatorsNov 01 2010Nov 28 2010We introduce the notion of joint torsion for several commuting operators satisfying a Fredholm condition. This new secondary invariant takes values in the group of invertibles of a field. It is constructed by comparing determinants associated with different ... More

Chiral Phase Boundary of QCD from the Functional Renormalization GroupNov 10 2006We show how the functional renormalization group can be applied to a study of chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. We discuss the running gauge coupling at finite temperature for QCD. For scales smaller than the corresponding temperature, the coupling is ... More

Methods for Higgs boson production at N$^3$LOOct 08 2015Oct 09 2015We discuss methods for the calculation of the total partonic Higgs boson production cross section via gluon fusion and the result for the contribution that stems from two quarks of different flavor in the initial state. Our calculation is exact in the ... More

Plebański-Demiański solution of general relativity and its expressions quadratic and cubic in curvature: analogies to electromagnetismDec 05 2014Jul 02 2015Analogies between gravitation and electromagnetism have been known since the 1950s. Here, we examine a fairly general type D solution---the exact seven parameter solution of Pleba\'nski--Demia\'nski (PD)---to demonstrate these analogies for a physically ... More

Nuclear modification of J/psi production in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(s_NN)=2.76 TeVAug 31 2012Sep 26 2012ALICE is the dedicated heavy-ion experiment at the LHC. Due to the unique particle identification capabilities of the central barrel detectors (|eta|<0.9), J/psi can be measured in the di-electron channel in the very demanding environment of central Pb-Pb ... More

Status of Precision Extractions of $α_s$ and Heavy Quark MassesDec 15 2014Dec 25 2014An overview of precision determinations of the strong coupling constant, as well as the top, bottom and charm quark masses is presented.

Standard model extensions for PV electron scattering, g-2, EDM: OverviewOct 26 2011I review how various extensions of the Standard Model, in particular supersymmetry and extra neutral gauge bosons, may affect low energy observables, including parity-violating electron scattering and related observables, as well as electric and magnetic ... More

The {\tt Mathematica} package {\tt TopoID} and its application to the Higgs boson production cross sectionJul 15 2016Jul 18 2016We present the {\tt Mathematica} package {\tt TopoID} which aims at the automation of several steps in multiloop calculations. The algorithm which lies at the very core of the package is described and illustrated with an example. The main features of ... More