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Circuits and circulant minorsFeb 08 2019Circulant contraction minors play a key role for characterizing ideal circular matrices in terms of minimally non ideal structures. In this article we prove necessary and sufficient conditions for a circular matrix $A$ to have circulant contraction minors ... More

On dominating set polyhedra of circular interval graphsDec 19 2017Feb 20 2018Clique-node and closed neighborhood matrices of circular interval graphs are circular matrices. The stable set polytope and the dominating set polytope on these graphs are therefore closely related to the set packing polytope and the set covering polyhedron ... More

Unveiling the dominant gas heating mechanism in local LIRGs and ULIRGsDec 17 2008We show preliminary results from a sample of Luminous and Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies (LIRGs and ULIRGs, respectively) in the local universe, obtained from observations using the Very Large Array (VLA), the Multi-Element Radio Link Interferometer ... More

Vortex-like finite-energy asymptotic profiles for isentropic compressible flowsApr 10 2008Bidimensional incompressible viscous flows with well-localised vorticity are well-known to develop vortex structures. The purpose of the present paper is to recover the asymptotic profiles describing these phenomena for homogeneous finite-energy flows ... More

Robot Economy: Ready or Not, Here It ComesDec 04 2018Jan 20 2019Automation is not a new phenomenon, and questions about its effects have long followed its advances. More than a half-century ago, US President Lyndon B. Johnson established a national commission to examine the impact of technology on the economy, declaring ... More

Gravitational collapse of charged scalar fieldsJul 29 2014In order to study the gravitational collapse of charged matter we analyze the simple model of an self-gravitating massless scalar field coupled to the electromagnetic field in spherical symmetry. The evolution equations for the Maxwell-Klein-Gordon sector ... More

Modulated wave trains in generalized Kuramoto-Sivashinksi equationsDec 08 2010This paper is concerned with the stability of periodic wave trains in a generalized Kuramoto-Sivashinski (gKS) equation. This equation is useful to describe the weak instability of low frequency perturbations for thin film flows down an inclined ramp. ... More

Whitham's equations for modulated roll-waves in shallow flowsNov 10 2010This paper is concerned with the detailed behaviour of roll-waves undergoing a low-frequency perturbation. We rst derive the so-called Whitham's averaged modulation equations and relate the well-posedness of this set of equations to the spectral stability ... More

Spectral validation of the whitham equations for periodic waves of lattice dynamical systemsApr 20 2015In the present contribution we investigate some features of dynamical lattice systems near periodic traveling waves. First, following the formal averaging method of Whitham, we derive modulation systems expected to drive at main order the time evolution ... More

On the geometry of pp-wave type spacetimesOct 01 2004Global geometric properties of product manifolds ${\cal M}= M \times \R^2$, endowed with a metric type $<\cdot, \cdot > = < \cdot, \cdot >_R + 2 dudv + H(x,u) du^2$ (where $<\cdot, \cdot >_R$ is a Riemannian metric on $M$ and $H:M \times \R \to \R$ a ... More

Large-time asymptotic stability of Riemann shocks of scalar balance lawsOct 19 2018We prove the large-time asymptotic orbital stability of strictly entropic Riemann shock solutions of first order scalar hyperbolic balance laws, under piecewise regular perturbations provided that the source term is dissipative about endstates of the ... More

Infinite Interval Exchange Transformations from ShiftsJun 22 2015Nov 04 2015We show that minimal shifts with zero topological entropy are topologically conjugate to interval exchange transformations, generally infinite. When these shifts have linear factor complexity (linear block growth), the conjugate interval exchanges are ... More

The causal boundary of wave-type spacetimesDec 04 2007Feb 29 2008A complete and systematic approach to compute the causal boundary of wave-type spacetimes is carried out. The case of a 1-dimensional boundary is specially analyzed and its critical appearance in pp-wave type spacetimes is emphasized. In particular, the ... More

Large-time behavior of solutions to Vlasov-Poisson-Fokker-Planck equations: from evanescent collisions to diffusive limitJun 19 2017Nov 07 2017The present contribution investigates the dynamics generated by the two-dimensional Vlasov-Poisson-Fokker-Planck equation for charged particles in a steady inhomogeneous background of opposite charges. We provide global in time estimates that are uniform ... More

Corner and side localization of electrons in irregular hexagonal semiconductor shellsJul 15 2019We discuss the low energy electronic states in hexagonal rings. These states correspond to the transverse modes in core-shell nanowires built of III-V semiconductors which typically have a hexagonal cross section. In the case of symmetric structures the ... More

Transverse polarization light scattering in tubular semiconductor nanowiresMay 06 2019We carry out numerical calculations of the scattering cross section of tubular semiconductor nanocylinders in the optical range. The scattering is investigated for the transversal incidence of light, i.e., along the diameter of the cylinder, with both ... More

High-resolution radio observations of nuclear and circumnuclear starbursts in Luminous Infrared GalaxiesApr 27 2008High-resolution radio observations of nearby starburst galaxies have shown that the distribution of their radio emission consists of a compact (<150 pc), high surface brightness, central radio source immersed in a low surface brightness circumnuclear ... More

Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic ordering in 1D and 2D at nonzero $T$Mar 25 2014The inclusion of a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya short range antisymmetric interaction induces spontaneous magnetization, at nonzero temperatures, in one and two dimensions. It is shown that quantum fluctuations are reduced by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, ... More

Conditionally Free Reduced Products of Hilbert SpacesFeb 07 2019We present a product of pairs of pointed Hilbert spaces that, in the context of Boz\.ejko, Leinert and Speicher's theory of conditionally free probability, plays the role of the reduced free product of pointed Hilbert spaces, and thus gives a unified ... More

The Classification Problem for 2-Forms in Four VariablesFeb 09 2018The notion of type of a differential 2-form in four variables is introduced and for 2-forms of type < 4, local normal models are given. If the type of a 2-form $\Omega$ is 4, then the equivalence under diffeomorphisms of $\Omega$ is reduced to the equivalence ... More

First-order invariants of differential 2-formsDec 18 2018Let $M$ be a smooth manifold of dimension $2n$, and let $O_{M}$ be the dense open subbundle in $\wedge^{2}T^{\ast}M$ of $2$-covectors of maximal rank. The algebra of $\operatorname*{Diff}M$-invariant smooth functions of first order on $O_{M}$ is proved ... More

A Versatile Framework for Robust and Adaptive Door Operation with a Mobile Manipulator RobotFeb 25 2019The ability to deal with articulated objects is very important for robots assisting humans. In this work a general framework for the robust operation of different types of doors using an autonomous robotic mobile manipulator is proposed. To push the state-of-the-art ... More

Generalized minor inequalities for the set covering polyhedron related to circulant matricesJun 18 2014We study the set covering polyhedron related to circulant matrices. In particular, our goal is to characterize the first Chv\'atal closure of the usual fractional relaxation. We present a family of valid inequalities that generalizes the family of minor ... More

On global solutions to some non-Markovian quantum kinetic models of Fokker-Planck typeNov 29 2018In this paper, global well-posedness of the non-Markovian Unruh-Zurek and Hu-Paz-Zhang master equations with nonlinear electrostatic coupling is demonstrated. They both consist of a Wigner-Poisson like equation subjected to a dissipative Fokker-Planck ... More

The Gardner equation and the L^2-stability of the N-soliton solution of the Korteweg-de Vries equationDec 23 2010Jan 22 2011Multi-soliton solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation (KdV) are shown to be globally L2-stable, and asymptotically stable in the sense of Martel-Merle. The proof is surprisingly simple and combines the Gardner transform, which links the Gardner and ... More

On Detection Issues in the SC-based Uplink of a MU-MIMO System with a Large Number of BS AntennasFeb 19 2015This paper deals with SC/FDE within a MU-MIMO system where a large number of BS antennas is adopted. In this context, either linear or reduced-complexity iterative DF detection techniques are considered. Regarding performance evaluation by simulation, ... More

Fully nonlinear integro-differential equations with deforming kernelsSep 18 2018We develop a regularity theory for integro-differential equations with kernels deforming in space like sections of a convex solution of a Monge-Amp\`{e}re equation. We prove an ABP estimate and a Harnack inequality and derive H\"{o}lder and $C^{1,\alpha}$ ... More

Study of reflectors for illumination via conformal mapsJul 12 2019We present an approach for the study and design of reflectors with rotational or translational symmetry that redirect light from a point source into any desired radiant intensity distribution. This method is based on a simple conformal map that transforms ... More

Discrete conservation laws and the convergence of long time simulations of the mKdV equationSep 27 2011Pseudospectral collocation methods and finite difference methods have been used for approximating an important family of soliton like solutions of the mKdV equation. These solutions present a structural instability which make difficult to approximate ... More

Rapidly-evolving episodic outflow in IRAS 18113-2503: clues to the ejection mechanism of the fastest water fountainSep 20 2018Oct 19 2018Water fountains are evolved stars showing early stages of collimated mass loss during transition from the asymptotic giant branch, providing valuable insight into the formation of asymmetric planetary nebulae. We report the results of multi-epoch VLBI ... More

Radiated fields by polygonal core-shell nanowiresApr 21 2018We calculate the electromagnetic field radiated by tubular nanowires with prismatic geometry and infinite length. The polygonal geometry has implications on the electronic localization; the lowest energy states are localized at the edges of the prism ... More

Segmentation of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Images of the ProstateOct 10 2017Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) is a valuable tool to localize, characterize, and evaluate anomalous prostate tissue. Ultrafast gradient-echo acquisitions of MRI volumes are generated at regular time intervals while the ... More

Complexity of Brain TumorsJul 13 2019Jul 17 2019Tumor growth is a complex process characterized by uncontrolled cell proliferation and invasion of neighboring tissues. The understanding of these phenomena is of vital importance to establish appropriate diagnosis and therapeutic strategy and starts ... More

Peptides as versatile scaffolds for quantum computingAug 30 2017Oct 03 2017In this work we showcase the potential of peptides as versatile scaffolds for quantum computing and molecular spintronics. In particular, we focus on lanthanide-binding tags, which were originally developed in the field of biotechnology for the study ... More

Network complexity and topological phase transitionsDec 18 2015A new type of collective excitations, due exclusively to the topology of a complex random network that can be characterized by a fractal dimension $D_F$, is investigated. We show analytically that these excitations generate phase transitions due to the ... More

EVN observations of the farthest and brightest ULIRGs in the local Universe: the case of IRAS 23365+3604Jan 24 2012We present high-resolution, high-sensitivity radio images of the ultra-luminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) IRAS 23365+3604. We performed contemporaneous observations at 1.7 and 5.0 GHz, in three epochs separated by one year from each other, with the European ... More

The status of the KSS bound and its possible violations (How perfect can a fluid be?)Apr 16 2008In this work we briefly review the Kovtun-Son-Starinet (KSS) computation of the ratio eta/s for quantum field theories with gravitational dual and the related conjecture that it is bound from below by 1/(4 pi). We discuss the validity of the bound and ... More

EVN observations of the Ultra Luminous Infrared Galaxies IRAS 23365+3604 and IRAS 07251-0248Dec 03 2008We present high-sensitivity, high-resolution images of the Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRG; L$_{\mathrm{FIR}} > 10^{12}$ L$_\odot$) IRAS 23365+3604 and IRAS 07251-0248, taken with the EVN at 6 and 18 cm. The images show a large number of compact ... More

Topological complexity of motion planning in projective product spacesJun 01 2012We study Farber's topological complexity (TC) of Davis' projective product spaces (PPS's). We show that, in many non-trivial instances, the TC of PPS's coming from at least two sphere factors is (much) lower than the dimension of the manifold. This is ... More

The Carnegie Supernova Project: Absolute Calibration and the Hubble ConstantSep 17 2018Sep 19 2018We present an analysis of the final data release of the Carnegie Supernova Project I, focusing on the absolute calibration of the luminosity-decline-rate relation for Type Ia supernovae (SNeIa) using new intrinsic color relations with respect to the color-stretch ... More

Time resolution studies for scintillating plastics coupled to silicon photo-multipliersJan 15 2019We present results for time resolution studies performed on three different scintillating plastics and two silicon photo-multipliers. These studies are intended to determine whether scintillating plastic/silicon photo-multiplier systems can be employed ... More

The photo-disintegration of $^4$He on the cosmic microwave background is less severe than earlier thoughtMay 01 2018Jul 19 2018We thoroughly study the photo-disintegration of $^4$He on the cosmic microwave background using the most recent cross-section data both from the inclusive measurement observing the analog of the giant dipole resonance in $^4$He through the charge-exchange ... More

The entropic origin of disassortativity in complex networksFeb 17 2010Why are most empirical networks, with the prominent exception of social ones, generically degree-degree anticorrelated, i.e. disassortative? With a view to answering this long-standing question, we define a general class of degree-degree correlated networks ... More

The Galactic magnetic field in the light of starburst-generated ultrahigh-energy cosmic raysJul 14 2019Auger data show evidence for a correlation between ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) and nearby starburst galaxies. This intriguing correlation is consistent with data collected by the Telescope Array, which have revealed a much more pronounced directional ... More

Testing the nonlinear stability of Kerr-Newman black holesOct 02 2014Dec 09 2014The nonlinear stability of Kerr-Newman black holes (KNBHs) is investigated by performing numerical simulations within the full Einstein-Maxwell theory. We take as initial data a KNBH with mass $M$, angular momentum to mass ratio $a$ and charge $Q$. Evolutions ... More

Klein tunneling in carbon nanostructures: a free particle dynamics in disguiseOct 04 2010Feb 21 2011The absence of backscattering in metallic nanotubes as well as perfect Klein tunneling in potential barriers in graphene are the prominent electronic characteristics of carbon nanostructures. We show that the phenomena can be explained by a peculiar supersymmetry ... More

Relaxion Monodromy and the Weak Gravity ConjectureNov 30 2015Jul 25 2016The recently proposed relaxion models require extremely large trans-Planckian axion excursions as well as a potential explicitly violating the axion shift symmetry. The latter property is however inconsistent with the axion periodicity, which corresponds ... More

Periodic Geodesics and Geometry of Compact Lorentzian Manifolds with a Killing Vector FieldDec 05 2008Feb 25 2009We study the geometry and the periodic geodesics of a compact Lorentzian manifold that has a Killing vector field which is timelike somewhere. Using a compactness argument for subgroups of the isometry group, we prove the existence of one timelike non ... More

Predicting evolutionary rescue via evolving plasticity in stochastic environmentsSep 21 2016Phenotypic plasticity and its evolution may help evolutionary rescue in a novel and stressful environment, especially if environmental novelty reveals cryptic genetic variation that enables the evolution of increased plasticity. However, the environmental ... More

The graphs behind Reuleaux polyhedraApr 29 2019This work is about graphs arising from Reuleaux polyhedra. Such graphs must necessarily be planar, $3$-connected and strongly self-dual. We study the question of when these conditions are sufficient. If $G$ is any such a graph with isomorphism $\tau : ... More

A comparison of eigenvalue condition numbers for matrix polynomialsApr 25 2018In this paper, we consider the different eigenvalue condition numbers for matrix polynomials used in the literature and we compare them. One of these condition numbers is a generalization of the Wilkinson condition number for the standard eigenvalue problem. ... More

Observation of the full spiral spectrum of a light beam with single-pixel detectionAug 14 2017We demonstrate experimentally a simple and easy-to-use technique aimed at measuring the complex orbital angular momentum spectrum of an arbitrary optical field making use of just polarization measurements. The technique can be applied to any other family ... More

Valley filtering by a line-defect in graphene: quantum interference and inversion of the filter effectSep 19 2016Valley filters are crucial to any device exploiting the valley degree of freedom. By using an atomistic model, we analyze the mechanism leading to the valley filtering produced by a line-defect in graphene and show how it can be inverted by external means. ... More

[Regularity of interfaces for a Pucci type segregation problemMar 09 2018We show the existence of a Lipschitz viscosity solution $u$ in $\Omega$ to a system of fully nonlinear equations involving Pucci-type operators. We study the regularity of the interface $\partial \{ u> 0 \}\cap\Om$ and we show that the viscosity inequalities ... More

Radiation from a uniformly accelerated charge in the outskirts of a wormhole throatNov 27 2000Using traversable wormholes as theoretical background, we revisit a deep question of general relativity: Does a uniformly accelerated charged particle radiate? We particularize to the recently proposed gravitational \v{C}erenkov radiation, that happens ... More

Testing the Correlation of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with High Redshift SourcesAug 23 2000Dec 04 2000We study the correlation between compact radio quasars or 3EG gamma-ray blazars and the arrival directions of cosmic rays above 10^19 eV using an updated list of air shower detections. Our Monte Carlo simulations reveal no significant correlations above ... More

Tunable beam displacerMay 19 2014Jan 08 2015We report the implementation of a tunable beam displacer, composed of a polarizing beam splitter (PBS) and two mirrors, that divides an initially polarized beam into two parallel beams whose separation can be continuously tuned. The two output beams are ... More

Quantum charge pumping in graphene-based devices: When lattice defects do helpSep 04 2013Quantum charge pumping, the quantum coherent generation of a dc current at zero bias through time dependent potentials, provides outstanding opportunities for metrology and the development of new devices. The long electronic coherence times and high quality ... More

Hidden nonlinear su(2|2) superunitary symmetry of N=2 superextended 1D Dirac delta potential problemJul 10 2007Jan 10 2008We show that the N=2 superextended 1D quantum Dirac delta potential problem is characterized by the hidden nonlinear $su(2|2)$ superunitary symmetry. The unexpected feature of this simple supersymmetric system is that it admits three different $\mathbb ... More

Collisions of charged black holesMay 04 2012Jul 05 2012We perform fully non-linear numerical simulations of charged-black-hole collisions, described by the Einstein-Maxwell equations, and contrast the results against analytic expectations. We focus on head-on collisions of non-spinning black holes, starting ... More

The origin of the hidden supersymmetryApr 30 2010Sep 08 2010The hidden supersymmetry and related tri-supersymmetric structure of the free particle system, the Dirac delta potential problem and the Aharonov-Bohm effect (planar, bound state, and tubule models) are explained by a special nonlocal unitary transformation, ... More

A convex formulation for hyperspectral image superresolution via subspace-based regularizationNov 14 2014Hyperspectral remote sensing images (HSIs) usually have high spectral resolution and low spatial resolution. Conversely, multispectral images (MSIs) usually have low spectral and high spatial resolutions. The problem of inferring images which combine ... More

A Framework for Fast Image Deconvolution with Incomplete ObservationsFeb 03 2016Aug 30 2016In image deconvolution problems, the diagonalization of the underlying operators by means of the FFT usually yields very large speedups. When there are incomplete observations (e.g., in the case of unknown boundaries), standard deconvolution techniques ... More

Invariant Measures for a Stochastic Fokker-Planck EquationMar 26 2015Jun 18 2017We study the kinetic Fokker-Planck equation perturbed by a stochastic Vlasov force term. When the noise intensity is not too large, we solve the Cauchy Problem in a class of well-localized (in velocity) functions. We also show that, when the noise intensity ... More

Geometric Realizability of Covariant Derivative Kähler Tensors for almost Pseudo-Hermitian and almost Para-Hermitian ManifoldsDec 22 2010The covariant derivative of the K\"ahler form of an almost pseudo-Hermitian or of an almost para-Hermitian manifold satisfies certain algebraic relations. We show, conversely, that any 3-tensor which satisfies these algebraic relations can be realized ... More

A Calculus for Sensor NetworksDec 19 2006We consider the problem of providing a rigorous model for programming wireless sensor networks. Assuming that collisions, packet losses, and errors are dealt with at the lower layers of the protocol stack, we propose a Calculus for Sensor Networks (CSN) ... More

An Acoustic Emission Activity Detection Method based on Short-Term Waveform Features: Application to Metallic Components under Uniaxial Tensile TestJun 26 2019The Acoustic Emission (AE) phenomenon has been used as a powerful tool with the purpose to either detect, locate or assess damage for a wide range of applications. Derived from its monitoring, one major current challenge on the analysis of the acquired ... More

Deep Speech Enhancement for Reverberated and Noisy Signals using Wide Residual NetworksJan 03 2019This paper proposes a deep speech enhancement method which exploits the high potential of residual connections in a wide neural network architecture, a topology known as Wide Residual Network. This is supported on single dimensional convolutions computed ... More

An Extension of Averaged-Operator-Based AlgorithmsJun 12 2018Many of the algorithms used to solve minimization problems with sparsity-inducing regularizers are generic in the sense that they do not take into account the sparsity of the solution in any particular way. However, algorithms known as semismooth Newton ... More

Exotic supersymmetry of the kink-antikink crystal, and the infinite period limitDec 21 2010Apr 10 2011Some time ago, Thies et al. showed that the Gross-Neveu model with a bare mass term possesses a kink-antikink crystalline phase. Corresponding self-consistent solutions, known earlier in polymer physics, are described by a self-isospectral pair of one-gap ... More

Periodic generation and propagation of traveling fronts in dc voltage biased semiconductor superlatticesNov 28 1996The continuum limit of a recently-proposed model for charge transport in resonant-tunneling semiconductor superlattices is analyzed. It is described by a nonlinear hyperbolic integrodifferential equation on a one-dimensional spatial support, supplemented ... More

On Bezout Inequalities for non-homogeneous Polynomial IdealsJan 16 2017We introduce a "workable" notion of degree for non-homogeneous polynomial ideals and formulate and prove ideal theoretic B\'ezout Inequalities for the sum of two ideals in terms of this notion of degree and the degree of generators. We compute probabilistically ... More

A note on the kernel of a pair of linear mapsMar 08 2016The kernel of a pair of linear systems is studied in the framework of commutative ring theory with applications to behavioral perspective of linear systems

Regularity for anisotropic fully nonlinear integro-differential equationsNov 04 2013We consider fully nonlinear integro-differential equations governed by kernels that have different homogeneities in different directions. We prove a nonlocal version of the ABP estimate, a Harnack inequality and the interior $C^{1, \gamma}$ regularity, ... More

Conditioning and backward errors of eigenvalues of homogeneous matrix polynomials under Möbius transformationsOct 26 2018M\"{o}bius transformations have been used in numerical algorithms for computing eigenvalues and invariant subspaces of structured generalized and polynomial eigenvalue problems (PEPs). These transformations convert problems with certain structures arising ... More

Plackett-Burman experimental design for pulsed-DC-plasma deposition of DLC coatingsJul 15 2015The influence of technological parameters of pulsed-DC chemical vapour deposition on the deposition rate, the mechanical properties and the residual stress of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings deposited onto a martensitic steel substrate, using a Ti ... More

The Carnegie Supernova Project I: Third Photometry Data Release of Low-Redshift Type Ia Supernovae and Other White Dwarf ExplosionsSep 15 2017Nov 07 2017We present final natural system optical (ugriBV) and near-infrared (YJH) photometry of 134 supernovae (SNe) with probable white dwarf progenitors that were observed in 2004-2009 as part of the first stage of the Carnegie Supernova Project (CSP-I). The ... More

A beam-beam monitoring detector for the MPD experiment at NICASep 26 2018The Multi-Purpose Detector (MPD) is to be installed at the Nuclotron Ion Collider fAcility (NICA) of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). Its main goal is to study the phase diagram of the strongly interacting matter produced in heavy-ion ... More

No AGN evidence in NGC1614 from deep radio VLBI observationsMay 30 2017We present deep dual-band 5.0 and 8.4GHz European VLBI Network (EVN) observations of NGC1614, a local luminous infrared galaxy with a powerful circumnuclear starburst ring, and whose nuclear engine origin is still controversial. We aim at detecting and ... More

Understanding bond formation and its impact on the capacitive properties of SiW12 polyoxometalates adsorbed on functionalized Carbon NanotubesJul 05 2017In the last decade, a large number of studies at the experimental level in electrochemical systems for energy storage devices have been performed. However, theoretical approaches are highly desirable to understand the physicochemical properties giving ... More

Understanding a Version of Multivariate Symmetric Uncertainty to assist in Feature SelectionSep 25 2017In this paper, we analyze the behavior of the multivariate symmetric uncertainty (MSU) measure through the use of statistical simulation techniques under various mixes of informative and non-informative randomly generated features. Experiments show how ... More

Anomalies in bulk supercooled water at negative pressureNov 07 2013Nov 27 2013Water is the most familiar liquid, and arguably the most complex. Anomalies of supercooled water have been measured during decades, and competing interpretations proposed. Yet, a decisive experiment remains elusive, because of unavoidable crystallization ... More

Nucleation of superfluid-light domains in a quenched dynamicsFeb 03 2018Aug 15 2018Strong correlation effects emerge from light-matter interactions in coupled resonator arrays, such as the Mott-insulator to superfluid phase transition of atom-photon excitations. We demonstrate that the quenched dynamics of a finite-sized complex array ... More

On Bott-Morse Foliations and their Poisson Structures in Dimension 3Jan 29 2018We show that a Bott-Morse foliation in dimension 3 admits a linear, singular, Poisson structure of rank 2 with Bott-Morse singularities. We provide the Poisson bivectors for each type of singular component, and compute the symplectic forms of the characteristic ... More

Controlled Coulomb effects in core-shell quantum ringsApr 20 2017We analyse theoretically the possibilities of contactless control of in-gap states formed by a pair of electrons confined in a triangular quantum ring. The in-gap states are corner-localized states associated with two electrons occupying the same corner ... More

On domain walls in a Ginzburg-Landau non-linear S^2-sigma modelSep 03 2010The domain wall solutions of a Ginzburg-Landau non-linear $S^2$-sigma hybrid model are unveiled. There are three types of basic topological walls and two types of degenerate families of composite - one topological, the other non-topological- walls. The ... More

Disentangling the Nature of the Radio Emission in Wolf Rayet StarsOct 28 2008Sep 10 2009We present quasi-simultaneous, multi-frequency VLA observations at 4.8, 8.4, and 22.5 GHz, of a sample of 13 Wolf Rayet (WR) stars, aimed at disentangling the nature of their radio emission and the possible detection of a non-thermal behavior in close ... More

Velocity resolved [CII], [CI], and CO observations of the N159 star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud: a complex velocity structure and variation of the column densitiesJun 05 2015The [CII]158um line is one of the dominant cooling lines in star-forming active regions. The commonly assumed clumpy UV-penetrated cloud models predict a [CII] line profile similar to that of CO. However, recent spectral-resolved observations show that ... More

Molecules in the Circumnuclear Disk of the Galactic CenterDec 06 2013Within a few parsecs around the central Black Hole Sgr A*, chemistry in the dense molecular cloud material of the circumnuclear disk (CND) can be affected by many energetic phenomena such as high UV-flux from the massive central star cluster, X-rays from ... More

The Excitation of HCN and HCO+ in the Galactic Center Circumnuclear DiskSep 28 2013Oct 24 2013We present new observations of HCN and HCO+in the circumnuclear disk (CND) of the Galaxy, obtained with the APEX telescope. We have mapped emission in rotational lines of HCN J = 3-2, 4-3, and 8-7, as well as HCO+ J = 3-2, 4-3, and 9-8. We also present ... More

Error-Correcting FactorizationFeb 27 2015Mar 05 2015Error Correcting Output Codes (ECOC) is a successful technique in multi-class classification, which is a core problem in Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. A major advantage of ECOC over other methods is that the multi- class problem is decoupled ... More

A compression based framework for the detection of anomalies in heterogeneous data sourcesAug 01 2019Nowadays, information and communications technology systems are fundamental assets of our social and economical model, and thus they should be properly protected against the malicious activity of cybercriminals. Defence mechanisms are generally articulated ... More

Serendipitous discovery of the long-sought AGN in Arp 299-AAug 26 2010Context: The dusty nuclear regions of luminous infra-red galaxies (LIRGs) are heated by either an intense burst of massive star formation, an active galactic nucleus (AGN), or a combination of both. Disentangling the contribution of each of those putative ... More

Cosmological scalar field perturbations can growJan 27 2015Sep 15 2015It has been argued that the small perturbations to the homogeneous and isotropic configurations of a canonical scalar field in an expanding universe do not grow. We show that this is not true in general, and clarify the root of the misunderstanding. We ... More

Conductance features of core-shell nanowires determined by the internal geometryMay 28 2018Aug 15 2018We consider electrons in tubular nanowires with prismatic geometry and infinite length. Such a model corresponds to a core-shell nanowire with an insulating core and a conductive shell. In a prismatic shell the lowest energy states are localized along ... More

Noncommutativity in Effective Loop Quantum CosmologySep 11 2017Sep 02 2018We construct a noncommutative extension of the Loop Quantum Cosmology effective scheme for the open FLRW model with a free scalar field via a theta deformation. Firstly, a deformation is implemented in the configuration sector, among the holonomy variable ... More

Nonempirical Density Functionals Investigated for Jellium: Spin-Polarized Surfaces, Spherical Clusters, and Bulk Linear ResponseApr 09 2008Earlier tests show that the Tao-Perdew-Staroverov-Scuseria (TPSS) nonempirical meta-generalized gradient approximation (meta-GGA) for the exchange-correlation energy yields more accurate surface energies than the local spin density (LSD) approximation ... More

Critical formation of trapped surfaces in the collision of gravitational shock wavesNov 25 2008We study the formation of marginally trapped surfaces in the head-on collision of two shock waves both in anti-de Sitter and Minkowski space-time in various dimensions as a function of the spread of the energy density in transverse space. For D=4 and ... More

Hourly Traffic Prediction of News StoriesJun 19 2013The process of predicting news stories popularity from several news sources has become a challenge of great importance for both news producers and readers. In this paper, we investigate methods for automatically predicting the number of clicks on a news ... More

Eigenvector centrality of nodes in multiplex networksMay 31 2013Sep 04 2013We extend the concept of eigenvector centrality to multiplex networks, and introduce several alternative parameters that quantify the importance of nodes in a multi-layered networked system, including the definition of vectorial-type centralities. In ... More