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Overlay Routing for Fast Video Transfers in CDNJan 31 2017Content Delivery Networks (CDN) are witnessing the outburst of video streaming (e.g., personal live streaming or Video-on-Demand) where the video content, produced or accessed by mobile phones, must be quickly transferred from a point to another of the ... More

Not Always Sparse: Flooding Time in Partially Connected Mobile Ad Hoc NetworksNov 25 2013In this paper we study mobile ad hoc wireless networks using the notion of evolving connectivity graphs. In such systems, the connectivity changes over time due to the intermittent contacts of mobile terminals. In particular, we are interested in studying ... More

Fractal nature of protein structures affects their Vibrational Energy ExchangeFeb 08 2019Recent vibrational energy exchange experiments on a protein have been explained employing the relation, not new in itself, between protein and fractal structure. The differnce in the scaling exponent of specific part of the protein entails a distinct ... More

PuppetDroid: A User-Centric UI Exerciser for Automatic Dynamic Analysis of Similar Android ApplicationsFeb 19 2014Popularity and complexity of malicious mobile applications are rising, making their analysis difficult and labor intensive. Mobile application analysis is indeed inherently different from desktop application analysis: In the latter, the interaction of ... More

Lower Bounds for the Fair Resource Allocation ProblemFeb 08 2018The $\alpha$-fair resource allocation problem has received remarkable attention and has been studied in numerous application fields. Several algorithms have been proposed in the context of $\alpha$-fair resource sharing to distributively compute its value. ... More

Virtual Function Placement for Service Chaining with Partial Orders and Anti-Affinity RulesMay 30 2017Aug 08 2017Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization are two paradigms that offer flexible software-based network management. Service providers are instantiating Virtualized Network Functions - e.g., firewalls, DPIs, gateways - to highly facilitate ... More

Tracking and Characterizing Botnets Using Automatically Generated DomainsNov 21 2013Modern botnets rely on domain-generation algorithms (DGAs) to build resilient command-and-control infrastructures. Recent works focus on recognizing automatically generated domains (AGDs) from DNS traffic, which potentially allows to identify previously ... More

Adapting Caching to Audience Retention Rate: Which Video Chunk to Store?Dec 10 2015Rarely do users watch online contents entirely. We study how to take this into account to improve the performance of cache systems for video-on-demand and video-sharing platforms in terms of traffic reduction on the core network. We exploit the notion ... More

On the shape of compact hypersurfaces with almost constant mean curvatureMar 23 2015Apr 10 2015The distance of an almost constant mean curvature boundary from a finite family of disjoint tangent balls with equal radii is quantitatively controlled in terms of the oscillation of the scalar mean curvature. This result allows one to quantitatively ... More

Real-Time Fair Resource Allocation in Distributed Software Defined NetworksNov 27 2017The performance of computer networks relies on how bandwidth is shared among different flows. Fair resource allocation is a challenging problem particularly when the flows evolve over time.To address this issue, bandwidth sharing techniques that quickly ... More

Multi-Path Alpha-Fair Resource Allocation at Scale in Distributed Software Defined NetworksSep 04 2018Sep 12 2018The performance of computer networks relies on how bandwidth is shared among different flows. Fair resource allocation is a challenging problem particularly when the flows evolve over time. To address this issue, bandwidth sharing techniques that quickly ... More

Alexandrov's theorem revisitedNov 21 2017Dec 01 2017We show that among sets of finite perimeter balls are the only volume-constrained critical points of the perimeter functional.

A Goal Programming Model with Satisfaction Function for Risk Management and Optimal Portfolio DiversificationJan 09 2012Sep 19 2012We extend the classical risk minimization model with scalar risk measures to the general case of set-valued risk measures. The problem we obtain is a set-valued optimization model and we propose a goal programming-based approach with satisfaction function ... More

Online and Global Network Optimization: Towards the Next-Generation of Routing PlatformsFeb 04 2016The computation power of SDN controllers fosters the development of a new generation of control plane that uses compute-intensive operations to automate and optimize the network configuration across layers. From now on, cutting-edge optimization and machine ... More

A novel fast timing micropattern gaseous detector: FTMMar 18 2015In recent years important progress in micropattern gaseous detectors has been achieved in the use of resistive material to build compact spark-protected devices. The novel idea presented here consists of the polarisation of WELL structures using only ... More

Weighted statistical parameters for irregularly sampled time seriesApr 24 2013Sep 06 2013Unevenly spaced time series are common in astronomy because of the day-night cycle, weather conditions, dependence on the source position in the sky, allocated telescope time, corrupt measurements, for example, or be inherent to the scanning law of satellites ... More

The Higgs sector of the minimal SUSY $B-L$ modelApr 21 2015Jun 25 2015I review the Higgs sector of the $U(1)_{B-L}$ extension of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). I will show that the gauge kinetic mixing plays a crucial role in the Higgs phenomenology. Two light bosons are present, a MSSM-like one and a ... More

Lecture Notes on Differential FormsApr 26 2016This is a series of lecture notes, with embedded problems, aimed at students studying differential topology. Many revered texts, such as Spivak's "Calculus on Manifolds" and Guillemin and Pollack's "Differential Topology" introduce forms by first working ... More

Padé approximant for the equation of motion of a supernova remnantDec 30 2016In this paper we derive three equations of motion for a supernova remnant (SNR) in the framework of the thin layer approximation using the Pad\'e approximant. The circumstellar medium is assumed to follow a density profile of either an exponential type, ... More

The giants arcs as modeled by the superbubblesApr 08 2019The giant arcs in the clusters of galaxies are modeled in the framework of the superbubbles. The density of the intracluster medium is assumed to follow a hyperbolic behavior. The analytical law of motion is function of the elapsed time and the polar ... More

Classical and relativistic models for time duration of gamma-ray burstsNov 03 2017A classical model based on a power law assumption for the radius-time relationship in the expansion of a Supernova (SN) allows to derive an analytical expression for the flow of mechanical kinetic energy and the time duration of Gamma-ray burst (GRB). ... More

Thermodynamical aspects of black holes in modified gravitySep 27 2017We discuss some thermodynamical definitions for black holes in modified theories of gravity.

Is it possible to measure new general relativistic third-body effects on the orbit of Mercury with BepiColombo?May 21 2018Jun 18 2018Recently, Will calculated an additional contribution to the Mercury's precession of the longitude of perihelion $\varpi$ of the order of $\dot\varpi_\textrm{W}\simeq 0.22$ $\textrm{milliarcseconds per century}$ ($\textrm{mas cty}^{-1}$). It is partly ... More

Classical and relativistic evolution of an extra-galactic jet with back-reactionDec 12 2018We consider a turbulent jet which is moving in a Lane--Emden ($n=5$) medium. The conserved quantity is the energy flux, which allows finding, to first order, an analytical expression for the velocity and an approximate trajectory. The conservation of ... More

Black hole microstates from branes at angleOct 19 2016We derive the leading g_s perturbation of the SUGRA fields generated by a supersymmetric configuration of respectively 1, 2 or 4 D3-branes intersecting at an arbitrary angle via the computation of the string theory disk scattering amplitude of one massless ... More

A weak variant of Hindman's Theorem stronger than Hilbert's TheoremOct 18 2016Jan 07 2017Hirst investigated a slight variant of Hindman's Finite Sums Theorem -- called Hilbert's Theorem -- and proved it equivalent over $\RCA_0$ to the Infinite Pigeonhole Principle for all colors. This gave the first example of a natural restriction of Hindman's ... More

Stochastic solutions for space-time fractional evolution equations on bounded domainMay 07 2018Aug 31 2018Space-time fractional evolution equations are a powerful tool to model diffusion displaying space-time heterogeneity. We prove existence, uniqueness and stochastic representation of classical solutions for an extension of Caputo evolution equations featuring ... More

Complete non-compact Spin(7) manifolds from self-dual Einstein 4-orbifoldsJan 13 2019We present an analytic construction of complete non-compact 8-dimensional Ricci-flat manifolds with holonomy Spin(7). The construction relies on the study of the adiabatic limit of metrics with holonomy Spin(7) on principal Seifert circle bundles over ... More

Occupation densities for SPDE's with reflectionApr 25 2002We consider the solution (u,\eta) of the white-noise driven stochastic partial differential equation with reflection on the space interval [0,1] introduced by Nualart and Pardoux. First, we prove that at any fixed time t>0, the measure \eta([0,t]\times ... More

Locally optimal configurations for the two-phase torsion problem in the ballJan 27 2017May 24 2017We consider the unit ball $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ ($N\ge2$) filled with two materials with different conductivities. We perform shape derivatives up to the second order to find out precise information about locally optimal configurations with respect ... More

A note on Hindman-type theorems for uncountable cardinalsMar 20 2017Recent results of Hindman, Leader and Strauss and of Fern\'andez-Bret\'on and Rinot showed that natural versions of Hindman's Theorem fail {\em for all} uncontable cardinals. On the other hand, Komj\'ath proved a result in the positive direction, showing ... More

Multivariate Alexander quandles, I. The module sequence of a linkNov 16 2018Feb 26 2019The multivariate Alexander module of a link L has several subsets that admit quandle operations defined using the module operations. One of them, the fundamental multivariate Alexander quandle, determines the link module sequence of L.

Multivariate Alexander quandles, II. The involutory medial quandle of a linkFeb 27 2019Mar 23 2019Joyce showed that for a classical knot $K$, the order of the involutory medial quandle is $|\det K |$. Generalizing Joyce's result, we show that for a classical link $L$ of $\mu \geq 1$ components, the order of the involutory medial quandle is $\mu | ... More

Exact Regularity and the Cohomology of Tiling SpacesApr 13 2010Jul 06 2018The Exact Regularity Property was introduced recently as a property of homological Pisot substitutions in one dimension. In this paper, we consider exact regularity for arbitrary tiling spaces. Let ${T}$ be a $d$ dimensional repetitive tiling, and let ... More

Interlace polynomials and Tutte polynomialsJan 02 2013Jan 27 2013Let G be a graph with adjacency matrix A(G). Consider the matrix IA(G)=(I | A(G)), where I is the identity matrix, and let M(IA(G)) be the binary matroid represented by IA(G). Then suitably parametrized versions of the Tutte polynomial of M(IA(G)) yield ... More

Tiling Spaces are Inverse LimitsOct 11 2002Let M be an arbitrary Riemannian homogeneous space, and let Omega be a space of tilings of M, with finite local complexity (relative to some symmetry group Gamma) and closed in the natural topology. Then Omega is the inverse limit of a sequence of compact ... More

Convergence of approximations of monotone gradient systemsMar 20 2006We consider stochastic differential equations in a Hilbert space, perturbed by the gradient of a convex potential. We investigate the problem of convergence of a sequence of such processes. We propose applications of this method to reflecting O.U. processes ... More

Some Generalizations of the Pinwheel TilingDec 24 1997We introduce a new family of nonperiodic tilings, based on a substitution rule that generalizes the pinwheel tiling of Conway and Radin. In each tiling the tiles are similar to a single triangular prototile. In a countable number of cases, the tiles appear ... More

Active phase for activated random walks on $\mathbb{Z}^d$, $ d \geq 3$, with density less than one and arbitrary sleeping rateDec 13 2017Nov 17 2018It has been conjectured that the critical density of the Activated Random Walk model is strictly less than one for any value of the sleeping rate. We prove this conjecture on $\mathbb{Z}^d$ when $d \geq 3$ and, more generally, on graphs where the random ... More

Hasse-Arf filtrations in $p$-adic analytic geometry -- Fourth ReleaseMar 08 2007May 10 2009We the study of the monodromy of local systems with bounded ramification on a punctured disc defined over a non-archimedean valued field of characteristic zero. First, we construct the local Fourier transforms and we establish their main properties. Also, ... More

Scattering Coefficients of Inhomogeneous Objects and Their Application in Target Classification in Wave ImagingJun 20 2018The aim of this paper is to provide and numerically test in the presence of measurement noise a procedure for target classification in wave imaging based on comparing frequency-dependent distribution descriptors with precomputed ones in a dictionary of ... More

The Fatou Property under Model UncertaintyOct 13 2016We provide a characterization in terms of Fatou property for weakly closed monotone sets in the space of $\Pcal$-quasisure bounded random variables, where $\Pcal$ is a (possibly non-dominated) class of probability measures. Our results can be applied ... More

Post-Newtonian direct and mixed orbital effects due to the oblateness of the central bodyFeb 22 2014Jun 15 2015The orbital dynamics of a test particle moving in the non-spherically symmetric field of a rotating oblate primary is impacted also by certain indirect, mixed effects arising from the interplay of the different Newtonian and post-Newtonian accelerations ... More

On the effects of the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati braneworld gravity on the orbital motion of a test particleApr 12 2005Aug 20 2005In this paper we explicitly work out the secular perturbations induced on all the Keplerian orbital elements of a test body to order O(e^2) in the eccentricity e by the weak-field long-range modifications of the usual Newton-Einstein gravity due to the ... More

All-order results for soft and collinear gluonsJun 20 2008I briefly review some general features and some recent developments concerning the resummation of long-distance singularities in QCD and in more general non-abelian gauge theories. I emphasize the field-theoretical tools of the trade, and focus mostly ... More

On power corrections to event shapesNov 01 2002Recent work on the theme of power corrections in perturbative QCD is briefly reviewed, with an emphasis on event shapes in e+ e- annihilation. The factorization of soft gluon effects is the main tool: it leads to resummation, and thus highlights the limitations ... More

Analytic resummation and power corrections for DIS and Drell--YanSep 19 2001Dimensional continuation is applied to resummed expressions for the DIS and Drell-Yan partonic cross sections, to regularize the Landau pole. Simple analytic expression are obtained, encoding information about nonperturbative power--suppressed effects. ... More

Minimal Z' models and the 125 GeV Higgs bosonMar 05 2013Jan 29 2014The 1-loop renormalization group equations for the minimal Z' models encompassing a type-I seesaw mechanism are studied in the light of the 125 GeV Higgs boson discovery. This model is taken as a benchmark for the general case of singlet extensions of ... More

Chemical abundances of RGB-Tip stars in the Sagittarius dwarf Spheroidal galaxyOct 29 2004We present preliminary iron abundances and $\alpha$ element (Ca, Mg) abundance ratios for a sample of 22 Red Giant Branch (RGB) Stars in the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxy (Sgr), selected near the RGB-Tip. The sample is representative of the Sgr ... More

Subspace Least Square Approach for Drift Removal with Application to Herschel DataJan 07 2013We present a method to estimate and remove the baseline drift affecting the data produced by the two infrared imaging photometers onboard the ESA Herschel satellite, namely PACS and SPIRE. The method exploits a Least Square approach which is performed ... More

Tilings, tiling spaces and topologyJun 02 2005To understand an aperiodic tiling (or a quasicrystal modeled on an aperiodic tiling), we construct a space of similar tilings, on which the group of translations acts naturally. This space is then an (abstract) dynamical system. Dynamical properties of ... More

Realistic modellization for the growth of a yeast colonyNov 20 2001An evolving yeast colony is simulated by means of a cellular automaton that takes care of many important features of the system under study. A complete survey of the properties of the colony is done and a set of scaling relations is found, together with ... More

Electron Heating by the Ion Cyclotron Instability in Collisionless Accretion Flows. II. Electron Heating Efficiency as a Function of Flow ConditionsNov 21 2014In the innermost regions of low-luminosity accretion flows, including Sgr A* at the center of our Galaxy, the frequency of Coulomb collisions is so low that the plasma is two-temperature, with the ions substantially hotter than the electrons. This paradigm ... More

Pattern-Equivariant Cohomology with Integer CoefficientsFeb 03 2006We relate Kellendonk and Putnam's pattern-equivariant (PE) cohomology to the inverse-limit structure of a tiling space. This gives a version of PE cohomology with integer coefficients, or with coefficients in any Abelian group. It also provides an easy ... More

The potential of IORIO as relativity probe; the impact of the mismodeling in the Jovian gravity field multipolesOct 31 2018The IORIO (In-Orbit Relativity Iuppiter Observatory) concept consists of a fast orbiter of Jupiter $\left(P_\textrm{b}\simeq 0.12~\textrm{d}\right)$, endowed with a Juno-type Doppler ranging device, accurate to $\sigma_{\dot\rho}\simeq 0.003~\textrm{mm~s}^{-1}$, ... More

The Great Wall of SDSS galaxiesSep 10 2018An enhancement in the number of galaxies as function of the redshift is visible on the SDSS Photometric Catalogue DR 12 at z=0.383. This over-density of galaxies is named the Great Wall. This variable number of galaxies as a function of the redshift can ... More

An homogenization approach for the inverse spectral problem of periodic Schrödinger operatorsFeb 22 2018Feb 26 2018We study the inverse spectral problem for periodic Schr\"odinger opera\-tors of kind $- \frac{1}{2} \hbar^2 \Delta_x + V(x)$ on the flat torus $\Bbb T^n := (\Bbb R / 2 \pi \Bbb Z)^n$ with potentials $V \in C^{\infty} (\Bbb T^n)$. We show that if two operators ... More

The Milky Way as modeled by Percolation and SuperbubblesOct 02 2017The spiral structure of the Milky Way can be simulated by adopting percolation theory, where the active zones are produced by the evolution of many supernova (SN). Here we assume conversely that the percolative process is triggered by superbubbles (SB), ... More

The Photometric Maximum in Cosmicflows-2Feb 05 2018Based on well known photometric rules for the number of galaxies as function of the distance in Mpc we model the so called "Great Wall" which is visible on the Cosmicflows-2 catalog. The gravitational field is evaluated at the light of the shell theorem ... More

Post-Keplerian effects on radial velocity in binary systems and the possibility of measuring General Relativity with the S2 star in 2018May 15 2017Sep 04 2017One of the directly measured quantities which are used in monitoring the orbital motions of many of the S stars revolving around the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) in the Galactic Center (GC) is their radial velocity (RV) $V$ obtained with near-infrared ... More

Classical and relativistic laws of motion for spherical supernovasJul 20 2018We derive some first order differential equations which model the classical and the relativistic thin layer approximations. The circumstellar medium is assumed to follow a density profile which can be exponential, Gaussian, Plummer-like, self-gravitating ... More

Space and Space-Time geodesics in Schwarzschild geometryMar 21 2018Apr 01 2018Geodesic orbit equations in the Schwarzschild geometry of general relativity reduce to ordinary conic sections of Newtonian mechanics and gravity for material particles in the non-relativistic limit. On the contrary, geodesic orbit equations for a proper ... More

Standard and Truncated Luminosity Functions for stars in the Gaia EraDec 21 2017The luminosity function (LF) for stars is here fitted by a Schechter function and by a Gamma probability density function. The dependence of the number of stars on the distance, both in the low and high luminosity regions, requires the inclusion of a ... More

"Weak yet strong" restrictions of Hindman's Finite Sums TheoremOct 24 2016We present a natural restriction of Hindman's Finite Sums Theorem that admits a simple combinatorial proof (one that does not also prove the full Finite Sums Theorem) and low computability-theoretic and proof-theoretic upper bounds, yet implies the existence ... More

Are we close to put the anomalous perihelion precessions from Verlinde's emergent gravity to the test?Dec 12 2016Feb 22 2017In the framework of the emergent gravity scenario by Verlinde, it was recently observed by Liu and Prokopec that, among other things, an anomalous pericenter precession would affect the orbital motion of a test particle orbiting an isolated central body. ... More

Springer correspondence via p-adic analytic methodsOct 08 2002We show that the standard proof of the Springer correspondence in positive characteristic (via Deligne-Fourier transform) works verbatim in characteristic zero, up to replacing Deligne-Fourier transform by another etale Fourier transform introduced by ... More

Multivariate Alexander quandles, III. SublinksMay 20 2019If $L$ is a classical link then the multivariate Alexander quandle, $Q_A(L)$, is a substructure of the multivariate Alexander module, $M_A(L)$. In the first paper of this series we showed that if two links $L$ and $L'$ have $Q_A(L) \cong Q_A(L')$, then ... More

Simple Type is Not a Boundary PhenomenonDec 22 1997This is an expository article, explaining recent work by D. Groisser and myself [GS] on the extent to which the boundary region of moduli space contributes to the ``simple type'' condition of Donaldson theory. The presentation is intended to complement ... More

Fluctuations for a conservative interface model on a wallNov 05 2007We consider an effective interface model on a hard wall in (1+1) dimensions, with conservation of the area between the interface and the wall. We prove that the equilibrium fluctuations of the height variable converge in law to the solution of a SPDE ... More

A Simple Geometric Representative for $μ$ of a PointJan 12 1995Jul 09 2018For $SU(2)$ (or $SO(3)$) Donaldson theory on a 4-manifold $X$, we construct a simple geometric representative for $\mu$ of a point. Let $p$ be a generic point in $X$. Then the set $\{ [A] | F_A^-(p) $ is reducible $\}$, with coefficient -1/4 and appropriate ... More

Finitely Balanced Sequences and Plasticity of 1-Dimensional TilingsJan 21 2015Mar 23 2015We relate a balancing property of letters for bi-infinite sequences to the invariance of the resulting 1-dimensional tiling dynamics under changes in the lengths of the tiles. If the language of the sequence space is finitely balanced, then all length ... More

Cohomology of Hierarchical TilingsJun 03 2014This is a chapter in an upcoming book on aperiodic order. We go over different versions of tiling cohomology (\v Cech, pattern-equivariant, PV, quotient) with emphasis on the inverse limit constructions used to compute these cohomologies. We then consider ... More

Lefschetz Properties of Gorenstein Graded Algebras associated to the Apéry Set of a Numerical SemigroupDec 05 2017Aug 22 2018In this paper we study the Weak Lefschetz property of two classes of standard graded Artinian Gorenstein algebras associated in a natural way to the Ap\'ery set of numerical semigroups. To this aim we also prove a general result about the transfer of ... More

Local monodromy in non-archimedean analytic geometry -- fifth releaseOct 27 2003Jun 18 2004We study the topology of the punctured disc defined over a non-archimedean field of characteristic zero. Chapter two includes a new proof of the so-called p-adic Riemann existence theorem. This release completes the study of breaks and break decompositions ... More

Bubbling complex projective structures with quasi-Fuchsian holonomyJan 12 2017For a given quasi-Fuchsian representation $\rho:\pi_1(S)\to$ PSL$_2\mathbb{C}$ of the fundamental group of a surface $S$ of genus $g\geq 2$, we prove that a generic branched complex projective structure on $S$ with holonomy $\rho$ and two branch points ... More

Multi(de)grafting quasi-Fuchsian complex projective structures via bubblesJan 21 2017We show that the simultaneous (de)grafting of a complex projective structure with quasi-Fuchsian holonomy along a multicurve can be performed by a simple sequence of one bubbling and one debubbling. As a consequence we obtain that any complex projective ... More

ALF gravitational instantons and collapsing Ricci-flat metrics on the K3 surfaceMar 21 2016Apr 27 2017We construct large families of new collapsing hyperk\"ahler metrics on the K3 surface. The limit space is the quotient of a flat 3-torus by an involution. Away from finitely many exceptional points the collapse occurs with bounded curvature. There are ... More

Directed unions of local monoidal transforms and GCD domainsAug 23 2018Let $(R, \mathfrak{m})$ be a regular local ring of dimension $d \geq 2$. A local monoidal transform of $R$ is a ring of the form $R_1= R[\frac{\mathfrak{p}}{x}]_{\mathfrak{m}_1}$ where $x \in \mathfrak{p}$ is a regular parameter, $\mathfrak{p}$ is a regular ... More

Commentary to "LARES successfully launched in orbit: Satellite and mission description" by A. Paolozzi and I. CiufoliniNov 27 2013We comment on some statements in a recent paper by Paolozzi and Ciufolini concerning certain remarks raised by us on the realistic accuracy obtainable in testing the general relativistic Lense-Thirring effect in the gravitational field of the Earth with ... More

The lingering anomalous secular increase of the eccentricity of the orbit of the Moon: further attempts of explanation of cosmological originApr 26 2014A new analysis of extended data records collected with the Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) technique performed with improved tidal models was not able to resolve the issue of the anomalous rate $\dot e$ of the eccentricity $e$ of the orbit of the Moon, which ... More

A flyby anomaly for Juno? Not from standard physicsNov 17 2013Jun 19 2014An empirical formula recently appeared in the literature to explain the observed anomalies of about $\Delta\dot\rho\approx 1-10$ mm s$^{-1}$ in the geocentric range-rates $\dot\rho$ of the Galileo, NEAR and Rosetta spacecraft at some of their past perigee ... More

The space of signed points and the Self Dual ModelJun 14 2002We study a generalization of the group of loops based on sets of signed points, instead of paths or loops. This geometrical setting incorporates the kinematical constraints of the Sigma Model, inasmuch as the the group of loops does with the Bianchi identities ... More

Perspectives on effectively constraining the location of a massive trans-Plutonian object with the New Horizons spacecraft: a sensitivity analysisJan 16 2013Jan 29 2016The radio tracking apparatus of the New Horizons spacecraft, currently traveling to the Pluto system where its arrival is scheduled for July 2015, should be able to reach an accuracy of 10 m (range) and 0.1 mm s^-1 (range-rate) over distances up to 50 ... More

Testing a recently proposed scenario for a transplutonian planetoid with the EPM2013 planetary ephemeridesJul 19 2014Aug 19 2014By means of the orbital dynamics of the known Sun's outer planets, we use the just released EPM2013 planetary ephemerides to put on the test the recently proposed hypothesis that one (or more) still unseen super-Earth(s) may lurk at about $200-250$ astronomical ... More

A new general relativistic clock effect for counter-rotating test particles in the gravitoelectric field of a non-rotating bodyJul 17 2014It is known that, in the weak-field and slow-motion approximation of general relativity, the stationary component of the gravitational field of a rotating body, proportional to its angular momentum, is able to discriminate between the opposite directions ... More

Unusual Corrections to the Scaling of the Entanglement Entropy of the Excited states in Conformal Field TheoryJan 07 2016In this paper we study the scaling of the correction of the Renyi entropy of the excited states in systems described, in the continuum limit, by a conformal field theory (CFT). These corrections scale as $L^{-\frac{2\Delta}{n}}$, where $L$ is the system ... More

Perturbation theory for string sigma modelsApr 06 2016Apr 07 2016In this thesis we investigate quantum aspects of the Green-Schwarz superstring in various AdS backgrounds relevant for the AdS/CFT correspondence, providing several examples of perturbative computations in the corresponding integrable sigma-models. We ... More

Orbital motions as gradiometers for post-Newtonian tidal effectsJun 10 2014Jul 31 2014The direct long-term changes occurring in the orbital dynamics of a local gravitationally bound binary system $S$ due to the post-Newtonian tidal acceleration caused by an external massive source are investigated. A class of systems made of a test particle ... More

Editorial for the Special Issue 100 Years of Chronogeometrodynamics: The Status of the Einstein's Theory of Gravitation in Its Centennial YearApr 21 2015Apr 23 2015The present Editorial introduces the Special Issue dedicated by the journal Universe to the General Theory of Relativity, the beautiful theory of gravitation of Einstein, a century after its birth. It reviews some of its key features in a historical perspective, ... More

The growing toolbox of perturbative QCDJan 09 2016Advances in perturbative QCD techniques have been crucial for the successful interpretation of the data collected in Run I of LHC, and for the discovery of the Higgs boson. I will very briefly highlight some recent additions to the QCD toolbox, and note ... More

Preliminary constraints on the location of Telisto/Planet Nine from planetary orbital dynamicsDec 16 2015Oct 19 2016(Abridged) The trajectory of Saturn is nowadays known at essentially the same accuracy level of the inner planets due to the telemetry of the Cassini spacecraft. Thus, the expected perturbations $\dot\varpi,~\dot\Omega$ due to PX, for which we suggest ... More

Büchi Automata can have Smaller QuotientsFeb 16 2011Apr 26 2011We study novel simulation-like preorders for quotienting nondeterministic B\"uchi automata. We define fixed-word delayed simulation, a new preorder coarser than delayed simulation. We argue that fixed-word simulation is the coarsest forward simulation-like ... More

The free wreath product of a discrete group by a quantum automorphism groupJul 13 2014Mar 10 2016Let $\mathbb{G}$ be the quantum automorphism group of a finite dimensional C*-algebra $(B,\psi)$ and $\Gamma$ a discrete group. We want to compute the fusion rules of $\widehat{\Gamma}\wr_* \mathbb{G}$. First of all, we will revise the representation ... More

Absorbing-state phase transition in biased activated random walkMar 08 2014May 31 2015We consider the activated random walk (ARW) model on $\mathbb{Z}^d$, which undergoes a transition from an absorbing regime to a regime of sustained activity. In any dimension we prove that the system is in the active regime when the particle density is ... More

On the interlace polynomialsJul 31 2010Sep 20 2012The generating function that records the sizes of directed circuit partitions of a connected 2-in, 2-out digraph D can be determined from the interlacement graph of D with respect to a directed Euler circuit; the same is true of the generating functions ... More

Post-Keplerian corrections to the orbital periods of a two-body system and their measurabilityJul 17 2014May 25 2016The orbital motion of a binary system is characterized by various characteristic temporal intervals which, by definition, are different from each other: the draconitic, anomalistic and sidereal periods. They all coincide in the Keplerian case. Such a ... More

Some Observable Effects of Modified Gravity in Cosmology and AstrophysicsJun 26 2014In Chapter 1 I present the current picture of the universe and briefly review the cosmological constant problem and some of the theories proposed to solve it. The following Chapters essentially contain the published papers with some modifications and ... More

White dwarfs constraints on dark sector models with light particlesOct 18 2013The white dwarf luminosity function is well understood in terms of standard model physics and leaves little room for exotic cooling mechanisms related to the possible existence of new weakly interacting light particles. This puts significant constraints ... More

Effects of theta on the deuteron binding energy and the triple-alpha processNov 10 2008Aug 21 2009We study the effects that a non zero strong-CP-violating parameter theta would have on the deuteron and diproton binding energies and on the triple-alpha process. Both these systems exhibit fine tuning, so it is plausible that a small change in the nuclear ... More

A class of AM-QFT algorithms for power-of-two FFTApr 07 2014This paper proposes a class of power-of-two FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) algorithms, called AM-QFT algorithms, that contains the improved QFT (Quick Fourier Transform), an algorithm recently published, as a special case. The main idea is to apply the ... More