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Smart Home Personal Assistants: A Security and Privacy ReviewMar 13 2019Mar 17 2019Smart Home Personal Assistants (SPA) are an emerging innovation that is changing the way in which home users interact with the technology. However, there are a number of elements that expose these systems to various risks: i) the open nature of the voice ... More

Smart Home Personal Assistants: A Security and Privacy ReviewMar 13 2019Smart Home Personal Assistants (SPA) are an emerging innovation that is changing the way in which home users interact with the technology. However, there are a number of elements that expose these systems to various risks: i) the open nature of the voice ... More

Efficient Instrumentation for Performance ProfilingJul 25 2003Performance profiling consists of tracing a software system during execution and then analyzing the obtained traces. However, traces themselves affect the performance of the system distorting its execution. Therefore, there is a need to minimize the effect ... More

A Performance Analysis Tool for Nokia Mobile Phone SoftwareOct 03 2003Performance problems are often observed in embedded software systems. The reasons for poor performance are frequently not obvious. Bottlenecks can occur in any of the software components along the execution path. Therefore it is important to instrument ... More

Type IIn Supernova SN 2010jl: Optical Observations for Over 500 Days After ExplosionAug 30 2012We present extensive optical observations of a Type IIn supernova (SN) 2010jl for the first 1.5 years after the discovery. The UBVRI light curves demonstrated an interesting two-stage evolution during the nebular phase, which almost flatten out after ... More

Tracing Execution of Software for Design CoverageSep 14 2001Test suites are designed to validate the operation of a system against requirements. One important aspect of a test suite design is to ensure that system operation logic is tested completely. A test suite should drive a system through all abstract states ... More

Software Validation using Power ProfilesJan 30 2002The validation of modern software systems incorporates both functional and quality requirements. This paper proposes a validation approach for software quality requirement - its power consumption. This approach validates whether the software produces ... More

The Distributed MIMO Scenario: Can Ideal ADCs Be Replaced by Low-resolution ADCs?May 12 2017May 15 2017This letter considers the architecture of distributed antenna system, which is made up of a massive number of single-antenna remote radio heads (RRHs), some with full-resolution but others with low-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC) receivers. ... More

Experimental Software Schedulability Estimation For Varied Processor FrequenciesFeb 24 2003This paper describes a new approach to experimentally estimate the application schedulability for various processor frequencies. We use additional workload generated by an artificial high priority routine to simulate the frequency decrease of a processor. ... More

Ghost-Stochastic Resonance in a Unidirectionally Coupled and Small-World NetworksOct 27 2015Ghost-stochastic resonance is a noise-induced resonance at a missing fundamental frequency in the input signal. In this paper we investigate the features of ghost-stochastic resonance in a unidirectionally coupled network and small-world network with ... More

Signal amplification by unidirectional coupling of oscillatorsApr 22 2014We report our investigation on the input signal amplification in unidirectionally coupled monostable Duffing oscillators in one- and two-dimensions with first oscillator alone driven by a weak periodic signal. Applying a perturbation theory we obtain ... More

Complex molecular gas structure in the Medusa mergerAug 16 2000High resolution OVRO aperture synthesis maps of the 12CO 1-0 emission in the `Medusa' galaxy merger (NGC4194) reveal the molecular emission being surprisingly extended. It is distributed on a total scale of 25$''$ (4.7 kpc) - despite the apparent advanced ... More

Direct evidence of soft mode behavior near the Burns' temperature in PbMg$_{1 / 3}$Nb$_{2 / 3}$O$_{3}$ (PMN) relaxor ferroectricMar 05 2002Inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the relaxor ferroelectric PbMg$_{1 / 3}$Nb$_{2 / 3}$O$_{3}$ (PMN) in the temperature range 490~K$<$T$<$880~K directly observe the soft mode (SM) associated with the Curie-Weiss behavior of the dielectric constant ... More

Selected issues on justification of holographic approach to QCDApr 19 2010Some problems with theoretical foundations of bottom-up holographic models are briefly discussed. It is pointed out that the spectroscopic aspects of these models in principle do not require the AdS/CFT prescriptions and may be interpreted as just an ... More

Illustrative Model for Parity Doubling of Energy LevelsDec 27 2007A one-dimensional quantum mechanical model possessing mass gap, a gapless excitation, and an approximate parity doubling of energy levels is constructed basing on heuristic QCD-inspired arguments. The model may serve for illustrative purposes in considering ... More

Weinberg like sum rules revisitedOct 25 2007Oct 29 2007The generalized Weinberg sum rules containing the difference of isovector vector and axial-vector spectral functions saturated by both finite and infinite number of narrow resonances are considered. We summarize the status of these sum rules and analyze ... More

Cluster dualityJun 28 2006Apr 30 2007It is well known that the linear mass spectrum of light mesons in the large-N_c limit is dual to the perturbative QCD continuum. We find the form of the linear spectrum which is maximally dual to the perturbation theory. The obtained ansatz turns out ... More

Quark condensate and deviations from string-like behaviour of meson spectraSep 30 2003I analyse the hypothesis that deviations from the linear meson mass spectra appear due to the dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. It is shown that the linear mass spectrum for the light, non-strange vector and axial-vector mesons is then parametrized ... More

Note on description of excited hadrons with fixed angular momentumApr 06 2009In this Note, we make comments on the recent criticism of the description of highly excited hadrons in terms of fixed angular momentum L and quantify the relation M^2\sim L+n+S/2 (n is the radial quantum number and S is the total quark spin) for masses ... More

Calculation of the Cherenkov fields in the cross-section of a short relativistic bunchJul 14 2015Recently, a new method for calculating the Cherenkov field acting on a point-like electron bunch passing through longitudinally homogeneous structures lined with arbitrary slowdown layers was proposed, where the formalism was obtained though consideration ... More

Quotient Equations and Integrals of Motion for Scalar FieldMar 29 2003In this article a group-theoretical aspect of the method of dimensional reduction is presented. Then, on the base of symmetry analysis for an anisotropic space geometrical description of dimensional reduction of equation for scalar field is given. Formula ... More

Pair production by a circularly polarized electromagnetic wave in plasmaJul 23 2003Mar 15 2004We present the results of the calculation of the electron-positron pair creation probability by the circularly polarized electromagnetic wave during its propagation in underdense collisionless plasmas. The dependence of the probability on the frequency ... More

Two-dimensional C/BN core/shell structuresAug 02 2014Single layer core/shell structures consisting of graphene as core and hexagonal boron nitride as shell are studied using first-principles plane wave method within density functional theory. Electronic energy level structure is analysed as a function of ... More

How much information can be obtained by a quantum measurement?Jul 21 1999How much information about an unknown quantum state can be obtained by a measurement? We propose a model independent answer: the information obtained is equal to the minimum entropy of the outputs of the measurement, where the minimum is taken over all ... More

Review and Analysis of Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS) to Deliver Voice, Data, Internet, and Video ServicesJan 23 2010Local multipoint distribution system (LMDS) uses cellular-like network architecture of microwave radios placed at the client's location and at the company's base station to deliver fixed services, mainly telephony, video and Internet access. The use of ... More

Unitarity and the scale of fermion mass generationJun 05 1998Jun 30 1998We study the upper bound on the scale of fermion mass generation in a two-Higgs-doublet model. If the model is weakly-coupled, the scale of fermion mass generation is much less than the Appelquist-Chanowitz unitarity bound. However, if we allow some dimensionless ... More

Young star clusters in external galaxiesJul 20 2011I review the characteristics of cluster populations in other galaxies, with particular emphasis on young star clusters and a comparison with the (known) open cluster population of the Milky Way. Young globular cluster-like (compact, massive) objects can ... More

Young Massive Star Clusters in Normal GalaxiesMar 10 2004Young star clusters with masses similar to those of classical old globular clusters are observed not only in starbursts, mergers or otherwise disturbed galaxies, but also in normal spiral galaxies. Some young clusters with masses as high as ~10^6 Msun ... More

Nonlocal spin Hall effect and spin-orbit interaction in nonmagnetic metalsSep 08 2006Spin Hall effect in a nonlocal spin-injection device is theoretically studied. Using a nonlocal spin-injection technique, a pure spin current is created in a nonmagnetic metal (N). The spin current flowing in N is deflected by spin-orbit scattering to ... More

A Classical Fuzzy Approach for Software Effort Estimation on Machine Learning TechniqueDec 16 2011Software Cost Estimation with resounding reliability,productivity and development effort is a challenging and onerous task. This has incited the software community to give much needed thrust and delve into extensive research in software effort estimation ... More

An illustration of the light-front coupled-cluster method in quantum electrodynamicsAug 30 2012A field-theoretic formulation of the exponential-operator technique is applied to a nonperturbative Hamiltonian eigenvalue problem in electrodynamics, quantized in light-front coordinates. Specifically, we consider the dressed-electron state, without ... More

Non-Markovianity by Quantum LossJun 22 2014In the study of open quantum systems, information exchange between system and its surrounding environment plays an eminent and important role in analysing the dynamics of open quantum system. In this work, by making use of the quantum information theory ... More

The Batalin-Vilkovisky Formalism on Fermionic Kaehler ManifoldsMay 19 1993We show that the Kaehler structure can be naturally incorporated in the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism. The phase space of the BV formalism becomes a fermionic Kaehler manifold. By introducing an isometry we explicitly construct the fermionic irreducible ... More

Symbiotic Miras vs. Planetary Nebulae in the Near InfraredAug 06 2002While symbiotic Miras and planetary nebulae are hard to distinguish by optical spectroscopy, their near infrared colors differ. We propose the near infrared two-color diagram to be an excellent tool to easily distinguish these two classes of objects.

Sandpile Models of Self-Organized CriticalityAug 23 1999Self-Organized Criticality is the emergence of long-ranged spatio-temporal correlations in non-equilibrium steady states of slowly driven systems without fine tuning of any control parameter. Sandpiles were proposed as prototypical examples of self-organized ... More

Fundamental Physical Constants and the Principle of Parametric IncompletenessSep 07 1999The principle which allows to construct new physical theories on the basis of classical mechanics by reduction of the number of its axiom without engaging new postulates is formulated. The arising incompleteness of theory manifests itself in terms of ... More

Enhancement of H -> gamma gamma in SU(5) model with 45_H pletApr 12 2013We show that the low energy effective model derived from SU(5) with 45-plet Higgs can account for the recently reported enhanced diphoton decay rate of the Standard Model (SM)-like Higgs with mass about 125 GeV. This model extends the SM by an extra Higgs ... More

Black holes may not constrain varying constantsSep 27 2002New and rather controversial observations hint that the fine structure constant \alpha may have been smaller in the early universe, suggesting that some of the fundamental ``constants'' of physics may be dynamical. In a recent paper, Davies, Davis, and ... More

Phase Transitions and Critical Behavior for Charged Black HolesJun 12 2003We investigate the thermodynamics of a four-dimensional charged black hole in a finite cavity in asymptotically flat and asymptotically de Sitter space. In each case, we find a Hawking-Page-like phase transition between a black hole and a thermal gas ... More

Signatures of polaronic charge ordering in optical and dc conductivity using dynamical mean field theoryFeb 28 2008Apr 29 2008We apply dynamical mean field theory to study a prototypical model that describes charge ordering in the presence of both electron-lattice interactions and intersite electrostatic repulsion between electrons. We calculate the optical and d.c. conductivity, ... More

Spectral properties and isotope effect in strongly interacting systems: Mott-Hubbard insulator and polaronic semiconductorMay 17 2005Jun 13 2005We study the electronic spectral properties in two examples of strongly interacting systems: a Mott-Hubbard insulator with additional electron-boson interactions, and a polaronic semiconductor. An approximate unified framework is developed for the high ... More

Heavy-quark deep-inelastic scattering with a running massNov 26 2010We study the production of heavy quarks in deep-inelastic scattering within perturbative QCD. As a novelty, we employ for the first time the running mass definition in the MSbar scheme for deep-inelastic charm and bottom production. We observe an improved ... More

Magnetic Phase Diagram of Weakly Pinned Type-II SuperconductorsNov 20 1999Nov 25 1999The phenomenon of superconductivity was discovered in 1911, however, the methodology to classify and distinguish type-II superconductivity was established only in late fifties after Abrikosov's prediction of a flux line lattice in 1957. The advent of ... More

Anomalous Peak Effect in CeRu2 and NbSe2 : Fracturing of a Flux Line Lattice?Sep 04 1997CeRu2 and 2H-NbSe2 display remarkable similarities in their magnetic response, reflecting the manner in which the weakly pinned flux line lattice (FLL) loses spatial order in the Peak Effect (PE) regime. The discontinuous change in screening response ... More

Near infrared light amplification in Gold diffused Silicon-on-Insulator waveguidesNov 06 2016We report near infrared optical amplification in gold diffused silicon-on-insulator waveguides by visible optical pumping. More then 30dB/cm gain was measured for a light carrier at a wavelength of 1.55 microns

Continuous and smooth envelopes of topological algebrasMar 11 2013Sep 28 2016Since the first optical instruments have been invented, an idea that the visible image of an object under observation depends on tools of observation became commonly assumed in physics. A way to formalize it in mathematics is the construction that assigns ... More

Gas Properties in the Starburst Centers of Barred GalaxiesJul 16 2001The physical properties of molecular gas can be deduced from the analysis of line intensity ratios, most commonly of the CO isotopomers 12CO and 13CO. Barred galaxies, especially those with central starbursts, provide an excellent laboratory to study ... More

Reconnection of Unstable/Stable Manifolds of the Harper MapJun 12 2006The Harper map is one of the simplest chaotic systems exhibiting reconnection of invariant manifolds. The method of asymptotics beyond all orders (ABAO) is used to construct unstable/stable manifolds of the Harper map. By enlarging the neighborhood of ... More

Tensor Products of Cohen-Macaulay Rings. Solution to a Problem of GrothendieckJun 27 2006In this paper we solve a problem, originally raised by Grothendieck, on the transfer of Cohen-Macaulayness to tensor products of algebras over a field. As a prelude to this, we investigate the grade for some specific types of ideals that play a primordial ... More

Chaotic bursting in semiconductor lasersNov 28 2017We investigate the dynamic mechanisms for low frequency fluctuations in semiconductor lasers subject to delayed optical feedback, using the Lang-Kobayashi model. This system of delay differential equations displays pronounced envelope dynamics, ranging ... More

On the prime ideal structure of symbolic Rees algebrasFeb 28 2009This paper contributes to the study of the prime spectrum and dimension theory of symbolic Rees algebra over Noetherian domains. We first establish some general results on the prime ideal structure of subalgebras of affine domains, which actually arise, ... More

Alexandrov's Approach to the Minkowski ProblemAug 30 2012This article is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Aleksandr D. Alexandrov (1912-1999). His functional-analytical approach to the solving of the Minkowski problem is examined and applied to the extremal problems of isoperimetric type with conflicting ... More

Spectral Radius Inequalities for Functions of Operators Defined by Power SeriesFeb 11 2013By the help of power series f we can naturally construct another power series that has as coefficients the absolute values of the coefficients of f. Utilising these functions we prove some inequalities for the spectral radius of the bounded linear operator ... More

Development of verification system of socio-demographic data of virtual community memberJan 21 2019The important task of developing verification system of data of virtual community member on the basis of computer-linguistic analysis of the content of a large sample of Ukrainian virtual communities is solved. The subject of research is methods and tools ... More

Leibniz's Definition of MonadAug 12 2006This is a short discussion of the definition of monad which was given by G.W. Leibniz in his "Monadology."

Math-SelfieJan 05 2015This is a write up on some sections of convex geometry, functional analysis, optimization, and nonstandard models that attract the author.

Holomorphic Functions of Exponential Type and Duality for Stein Groups with Algebraic Connected Component of IdentityJun 19 2008Nov 01 2009We suggest a generalization of Pontryagin duality from the category of commutative Stein groups to the category of (not necessarily commutative) Stein groups with algebraic connected component of identity. In contrast to the other similar generalizations, ... More

Embedding dimension and codimension of tensor products of algebras over a fieldJan 19 2017Let k be a field. This paper investigates the embedding dimension and codimension of Noetherian local rings arising as localizations of tensor products of k-algebras. We use results and techniques from prime spectra and dimension theory to establish an ... More

p-Adic Fractional Differentiation Operator with Point InteractionsDec 19 2006Finite rank point perturbations of the $p$-adic fractional differentiation operator $D^{\alpha}$ are studied. The main attention is paid to the description of operator realizations (in $L_2(\mathbb{Q}_p)$) of the heuristic expression $D^{\alpha}+\sum_{i,j=1}^{n}b_{ij}<\delta_{x_j}, ... More

Band insulator to Mott insulator transition in a bilayer Hubbard modelMar 27 2007The ground state phase diagram of the half-filled repulsive Hubbard model in a bilayer is investigated using cluster dynamical mean field theory. For weak to intermediate values of Coulomb repulsion $U$, the system undergoes a transition from a Mott insulating ... More

Event-Driven Molecular Dynamics in ParallelFeb 03 2003Sep 16 2003Although event-driven algorithms have been shown to be far more efficient than time-driven methods such as conventional molecular dynamics, they have not become as popular. The main obstacle seems to be the difficulty of parallelizing event-driven molecular ... More

Band dispersion and electronic lifetimes in crystalline organic semiconductorsJan 11 2011Mar 31 2011The consequences of several microscopic interactions on the photoemission spectra of crystalline organic semiconductors (OSC) are studied theoretically. It is argued that their relative roles can be disentangled by analyzing both their temperature and ... More

Band-like motion and mobility saturation in organic molecular semiconductorsOct 22 2009Dec 07 2009We analyze a model that accounts for the inherently large thermal lattice fluctuations associated to the weak van der Waals inter-molecular bonding in crystalline organic semiconductors. In these materials the charge mobility generally exhibits a "metallic-like" ... More

Optical properties of small polarons from dynamical mean-field theoryDec 09 2005Feb 27 2006The optical properties of polarons are studied in the framework of the Holstein model by applying the dynamical mean-field theory. This approach allows to enlighten important quantitative and qualitative deviations from the limiting treatments of small ... More

Hopping dynamics of interacting polaronsOct 02 2008We derive an effective cluster model to address the transport properties of mutually interacting small polarons. We propose a decoupling scheme where the hopping dynamics of any given particle is determined by separating out explicitly the degrees of ... More

On the Ascoli property for locally convex spaces and topological groupsNov 09 2016Nov 14 2016We characterize Ascoli spaces by showing that a Tychonoff space $X$ is Ascoli iff the canonical map from the free locally convex space $L(X)$ over $X$ into $C_k\big( C_k(X)\big)$ is an embedding of locally convex spaces. We prove that an uncountable direct ... More

Metric-affine $f(R)$-gravity with torsion: an overviewOct 27 2009Torsion and curvature could play a fundamental role in explaining cosmological dynamics. f(R)-gravity with torsion is an approach aimed to encompass in a comprehensive scheme all the Dark Side of the Universe (Dark Energy and Dark Matter). We discuss ... More

Groups of quasi-invariance and the Pontryagin dualityDec 09 2008Oct 01 2009A Polish group $G$ is called a group of quasi-invariance or a QI-group, if there exist a locally compact group $X$ and a probability measure $\mu$ on $X$ such that 1) there exists a continuous monomorphism of $G$ to $X$, and 2) for each $g\in X$ either ... More

The Higgs Boson Production Cross Section as a Precision Observable?Mar 06 2002Jul 30 2002We investigate what can be learned at a linear collider about the sector of electroweak symmetry breaking from a precise measurement of the Higgs boson production cross section through the process e+e- -> hZ. We focus on deviations from the Standard Model ... More

X-ray observations of cluster outskirts: current status and future prospectsMay 03 2010Dec 22 2010Past and current X-ray mission allow us to observe only a fraction of the volume occupied by the ICM. After reviewing the state of the art of cluster outskirts observations we discuss some important constraints that should be met when designing an experiment ... More

Lower and upper bounds on the mass of light quark-antiquark scalar resonance in the SVZ sum rulesMay 23 2016The calculation of the mass of light scalar isosinglet meson within the Shifman--Vainshtein--Zakharov (SVZ) sum rules is revisited. We develop simple analytical methods for estimation of hadron masses in the SVZ approach and try to reveal the origin of ... More

Low-energy holographic models for QCDFeb 01 2011Apr 09 2011We consider the bottom-up holographic models for QCD which contain the ultraviolet (UV) cutoff. Such models are supposed to describe exclusively the low-energy sector of QCD. The introduction of UV cutoff in the soft wall model is shown to result in a ... More

AdS/QCD models describing a finite number of excited mesons with Regge spectrumMar 02 2009The typical AdS/QCD models deal with the large-N_c limit of QCD, as a consequence the meson spectrum consists of the infinite number of states that is far from the real situation. Basing on introduction of anharmonic corrections to the holographic potential, ... More

Generalized Soft Wall ModelOct 18 2012Jan 27 2013We develop an exactly solvable generalization of the soft wall holographic model for the vector mesons. The generalization preserves the ultraviolet and infrared asymptotics of the soft wall model and contains an additional free parameter. This new parameter ... More

Comment on "Parity Doubling and SU(2)_L X SU(2)_R Restoration in the Hadronic Spectrum" and "Parity Doubling Among the Baryons"May 09 2006Some aspects of two recent papers on parity doubling in the hadronic spectrum and its relation to restoration of linearly realized chiral symmetry are critically discussed.

Steenrod operations and the diagonal morphismJul 04 2013Jan 15 2014We show how to find the Steenrod operations in H^*(X) (the coefficients in F_p) given the diagonal morphism d_#:S_*(X)->S_*(X^p) and the action of the cyclic group C_p on S_*(X^p). Our construction needs no other data such as Eilenberg-Zilber morphisms. ... More

The Game of Cipher BeadsMay 20 2009Jul 29 2009Comparison between the various impact factors of a few Russian journals demonstrates the deficiencies of the popular citation indices.

On Grothendieck SubspacesApr 04 2005The modulus of an order bounded functional on a Riesz space is the sum of a pair of Riesz homomorphisms if and only if the kernel of this functional is a Grothendieck subspace of the ambient Riesz space. An operator version of this fact is given.

Generalized Integral Siding Mode Manifold Design: A Sum of Squares ApproachMar 30 2015May 21 2015This paper presents a general form of integral sliding mode manifold, and proposes an algorithmic approach based on Sum of Squares (SOS) programming to design generalized integral sliding mode manifold and controller for nonlinear systems with both matched ... More

Effective Use of Human Computer Interaction in Digital Academic Supportive DevicesJan 03 2015In this research, a literature in human-computer interaction is reviewed and the technology aspect of human computer interaction related with digital academic supportive devices is also analyzed. According to all these concerns, recommendations to design ... More

Influence of Facebook in Academic Performance of Sri Lankan University StudentsJan 03 2015Facebook is only an electronic communication between human but unfortunately it has become an addiction for all. This paper examines the usage of Facebook among university students and its influence in their academic performance. The impact of Facebook ... More

Di-photon Higgs signals at the LHC in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard ModelMar 10 2006The NMSSM contains a Higgs singlet in addition to the two Higgs doublets typical of the MSSM, thus resulting in a total of seven physical Higgs mass states. Therefore, the phenomenology of the NMSSM Higgs sector can vary considerably from that of the ... More

Shock Dissipation in Magnetically Dominated Impulsive FlowsJan 17 2012We have revisited the issue of shock dissipation and emission and its implications for the internal shock model of the prompt GRB emission and studied it in the context of impulsive Poynting-dominated flows. Our results show that unless the magnetization ... More

3+1 MagnetodynamicsAug 17 2011Aug 30 2011The Magnetodynamics, or Force-Free Degenerate Electrodynamics, is recognized as a very useful approximation in studies of magnetospheres of relativistic stars. In this paper we discuss various forms of Magnetodynamic equations which can be used to study ... More

Blandford-Znajek mechanism versus Penrose processApr 11 2008During the three decades since its theoretical discovery the Blandford-Znajek process of extracting the rotational energy of black holes has become one of the foundation stones in the building of modern relativistic astrophysics. However, it is also true ... More

Multi-dimensional Numerical Scheme for Resistive Relativistic MHDAug 02 2007The paper describes a new upwind conservative numerical scheme for special relativistic resistive magnetohydrodynamics with scalar resistivity. The magnetic field is kept approximately divergence free and the divergence of the electric field consistent ... More

The eta-photon transition form factorOct 28 2011Feb 08 2012The eta-photon transition form factor is evaluated in a formalism based on a phenomenological description at low values of the photon virtuality, and a QCD-based description at high photon virtualities, matching at a scale $Q_{0}^{2}$. The high photon ... More

Geometry of N=4, d=1 nonlinear supermultipletNov 09 2006We construct the general action for $N=4, d=1$ nonlinear supermultiplet including the most general interaction terms which depend on the arbitrary function $h$ obeying the Laplace equation on $S^3$. We find the bosonic field $B$ which depends on the components ... More

Random walks in a random environmentMar 05 2005Random walks as well as diffusions in random media are considered. Methods are developed that allow one to establish large deviation results for both the `quenched' and the `averaged' case.

Heavy charged Higgs boson production at next generation $γγ$ collidersNov 05 2002We investigate the scope of all relevant production modes of charged Higgs bosons in the MSSM, with mass larger than the one of the top quark, at future Linear Colliders operating in $\gamma\gamma$ mode at the TeV energy scale. Final states with one or ... More

A first-principles systematic study of GaAs nanowiresJan 22 2009Dec 23 2010In this paper we present a detailed analysis of the atomic and electronic structure of GaAs nanowires using first-principles pseudopotential calculations. We consider six different types of nanowires with different diameters all grown along [111] direction ... More

Electron-hole asymmetry in magnetic properties of lightly doped high-$T_{\rm C}$ superconductors: a quantum Monte Carlo studyAug 14 2003Using a recently developed variational quantum Monte Carlo method, magnetic properties of high-$T_{\rm C}$ superconductors are studied at zero temperature ($T$), by numerical simulations on the 2D t-J model. Our focus here is to explore the difference ... More

Expected Number of Local Maxima of Some Gaussian Random PolynomialsMay 04 2006Let $Q_n(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{n} A_{i}x^{i}$ be a random algebraic polynomial where the coefficients $A_0,A_1,... $ form a sequence of centered Gaussian random variables. Moreover, assume that the increments $\Delta_j=A_j-A_{j-1}$, $j=0,1,2,...$ are independent, ... More

Review and Analysis of The Issues of Unified Modeling Language for Visualizing, Specifying, Constructing and Documenting the Artifacts of a Software-Intensive SystemJan 23 2010The UML allows us to specify models in a precise, complete and unambiguous manner. In particular, the UML addresses the specification of all important decisions regarding analysis, design and implementation. Although UML is not a visual programming language, ... More

Reducing Polarization Mode Dispersion With Controlled Polarization RotationsJun 02 2006One of the fundamental limitations to high bit rate, long distance, telecommunication in optical fibers is Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD). Here we introduce a conceptually new method to reduce PMD in optical fibers by carrying out controlled rotations ... More

Superconducting networks with the proximity effectNov 06 2009May 20 2011We report on the first observation of a novel type of superconducting proximity network using a superconductor-normal metal bilayer. Little-Parks oscillation measurements show that the superconducting current flows through a path enclosed by the edge ... More

An Observational Perspective of the IMF: Progress and ChallengesOct 20 2015The stellar initial mass function (IMF) is a fundamental astrophysical quantity that impacts a wide range of astrophysical problems from heavy element distribution to galactic evolution to planetary system formation. However, the origin and universality ... More

Oscillating structure of γ-bursts and their possible originMay 04 2000As it is well-known that the hydrodinamic collapse of the massive star iron core should lead to the production of a hot neutron star. The assumption is made that the thermonuclear burning of the envelope matter, accreting onto the hot neutron star, can ... More

The mass function of young star clusters in spiral galaxiesDec 07 2008Sep 23 2009The initial cluster mass function (ICMF) in spiral galaxy discs is constrained and compared with data for old globular clusters and young clusters in starbursts. It is found that the observed ages and luminosities of the brightest clusters in spiral discs ... More

Observational Constraints on Cluster EvolutionSep 04 2006Current observational constraints on the dynamical evolution of star clusters are reviewed. Theory and observations now agree nicely on the mass dependency and time scales for disruption of young star clusters in galactic disks, but many problems still ... More