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Vus Measurement and CKM unitarityOct 24 2006We review recent measurements of kaon decays and lifetimes for the determination of the CKM element Vus. Their relevance to CKM matrix unitarity is discussed.

Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglowsMar 05 2004We studied the X-ray and optical absorption properties of 13 Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) afterglows observed by BeppoSAX. We found that X-ray absorption in addition to the Galactic one along the line of sight is highly statistically significant in the two cases ... More

Searches for new particles at LEP: a summary reportJun 28 2001We review the progress made at LEP in the quest for new particles.

A model of synchronization over quantum networksJan 31 2017We investigate a non-Abelian generalization of the Kuramoto model proposed by Lohe and given by $N$ quantum oscillators ("nodes") connected by a quantum network where the wavefunction at each node is distributed over quantum channels to all other connected ... More

The flat X-ray spectrum of the LINER NGC1052Dec 21 1998We report on ROSAT and ASCA observations of the LINER NGC1052, which is the first one where broad optical lines in polarized light have been observed. The 2-10 keV spectrum is very flat, with an observed photon index (Gamma) ~0.1. A model where a nuclear ... More

A computational study of the configurational and vibrational contributions to the thermodynamics of substitutional alloys: the Ni3Al caseSep 16 2009We have developed a methodology to study the thermodynamics of order-disorder transformations in n-component substitutional alloys that combines nonequilibrium methods, which can efficiently compute free energies, with Monte Carlo simulations, in which ... More

Effects of general relativity on glitch amplitudes and pulsar mass upper boundsOct 16 2017Jan 15 2018Pinning of vortex lines in the inner crust of a spinning neutron star may be the mechanism that enhances the differential rotation of the internal neutron superfluid, making it possible to freeze some amount of angular momentum which eventually can be ... More

Multi-wavelength analysis of the field of the dark burst GRB 031220Oct 20 2005We have collected and analyzed data taken in different spectral bands (from X-ray to optical and infrared) of the field of GRB031220 and we present results of such multiband observations. Comparison between images taken at different epochs in the same ... More

The resummed thrust distribution in DISOct 14 1999We present preliminary results on the resummation of leading and next-to-leading logarithms for the thrust distribution in deep inelastic scattering. Our predictions, expanded to O(alpha_s^2), are compared to corresponding results from the Monte Carlo ... More

Statistics of temperature fluctuations in a buoyancy dominated boundary layer flow simulated by a Large-eddy simulation modelFeb 18 2002Temperature fluctuations in an atmospheric convective boundary layer are investigated by means of Large Eddy Simulations (LES). A statistical characterization for both weak temperature fluctuations and strong temperature fluctuations has been found. Despite ... More

Precision Measurement of KS Meson Lifetime with the KLOE detectorNov 11 2010Nov 20 2010Using a large sample of pure, slow, short lived K0 mesons collected with KLOE detector at DaFne, we have measured the KS lifetime. From a fit to the proper time distribution we find tau = (89.562 +- 0.029_stat +- 0.043_syst) ps. This is the most precise ... More

Novel proposal for a low emittace muon beam using positron beam on targetSep 15 2015Muon beams are customarily obtained via $K/\pi$ decays produced in proton interaction on target. In this paper we investigate the possibility to produce low emittance muon beams from electron-positron collisions at centre-of-mass energy just above the ... More

On the hypothesis of an advection-dominated flow in the core of NGC 1052: new constraints from a BeppoSAX observationNov 17 2000We report the results of a broadband (0.1-100 keV) X-ray observation of the nearby elliptical galaxy NGC1052, performed with the BeppoSAX observatory. We confirm the presence of a bright (2-10 keV luminosity ~ 4 x 10^{42} erg/s) and strongly absorbed ... More

Modified Special Relativity (HMSR) -- A new possible way to introduce an isotropic Lorentz Invariance Violation in particle Standard ModelJun 13 2019This work explores a Standard Model (S.M.) extension possibility, that violates Lorentz invariance, preserving the space-time isotropy and homogeneity. In this sense HMSR represents an attempt to introduce an isotropic Lorentz Invariance Violation in ... More

Neutrino oscillations and Lorentz Invariance Violation in a Finslerian Geometrical modelMar 22 2018Jun 20 2018Neutrino oscillations are one of the first evidences of physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). Since Lorentz Invariance is a fundamental symmetry of the SM, recently also neutrino physics has been explored to verify the eventual modification of this ... More

The Neutrino mass matrix after Kamland and SNO salt enhanced resultsSep 15 2003An updated analysis of all available neutrino oscillation evidence in Solar experiments including the latest SNO ES,CC and NC data (254d live time, NaCL enhanced efficiency) is presented. We obtain, for the fraction of active oscillating neutrinos: sin^2alpha=(\Phi_{NC}-\Phi_{CC})/(\Phi_{SSM}-\Phi_{CC})=0.94^{+0.0.065}_{-0.060} ... More

Phenomenological implication of KamLAND on lepton mass matricesMay 15 2003May 15 2003By using a model independent Monte Carlo approach, we study the possible structure of charged and neutral lepton mass matrices, under the assumption of an U(2) horizontal symmetry (additional to the usual Standard Model ones) involving the light fermion ... More

Hamevol1.0: a C++ code for differential equations based on Runge-Kutta algorithm. An application to matter enhanced neutrino oscillationJul 23 2003We present a C++ implementation of a fifth order semi-implicit Runge-Kutta algorithm for solving Ordinary Differential Equations. This algorithm can be used for studying many different problems and in particular it can be applied for computing the evolution ... More

Global analysis of Solar neutrino oscillation evidence including SNO and implications for BorexinoNov 29 2001Apr 19 2002An updated analysis of all available neutrino oscillation evidence in Solar experiments including the latest $SNO$ data is presented. Predictions for total rates and day-night asymmetry in Borexino are calculated. Our analysis features the use of exhaustive ... More

The Physics of $K^0 -\bar K^0$ Mixing: $\widehat{B}_K$ and $Δ M_{LS}$ in the Chiral Quark ModelOct 03 1996Feb 24 1997We compute the $\widehat B_K$ parameter and the mass difference $\Delta M_{LS}$ of the $K^0-\bar K^0$ system by means of the chiral quark model. The chiral coefficients of the relevant $\Delta S=2$ and $\Delta S=1$ chiral lagrangians are computed via ... More

Neutrino masses and non abelian horizontal symmetriesJul 29 2002Nov 06 2002Recent neutrino experiments have made very significant progresses and our knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing has considerably improved. In a model independent Monte Carlo approach, we have examined a very large class of textures, in the context of ... More

KamLAND potentiality on the determination of Neutrino mixing parameters in the post SNO-NC eraJul 29 2002Jul 31 2002We study in detail the power of the reactor experiment kamLAND for discriminating existing solutions to the SNP and giving accurate information on neutrino masses and mixing angles. Assuming the expected signal corresponding to various ``benchmark'' points ... More

Solar neutrino experiments and Borexino perspectivesDec 06 2001We present an updated analysis of all the data available about solar neutrinos, including the charged current SNO results. The best fit of the data is obtained in the Large Mixing Angle region, but different solutions are still possible. We also study ... More

Theoretical Study of Cubic Structures Based on Fullerene Carbon Clusters: C$_{28}$C and (C$_{28})_{2}$Feb 13 1995We study a new hypothetical form of solid carbon \csc, with a unit cell which is composed of the \cs \ fullerene cluster and an additional single carbon atom arranged in the zincblende structure. Using {\it ab initio} calculations, we show that this new ... More

Neutrino mass parameters from Kamland, SNO and other solar evidenceDec 15 2002Aug 01 2003An updated analysis of all available neutrino oscillation evidence in Reactor (Kamland, first 145 days of data) and Solar experiments (SK day and night spectra, global rates from Homestake, SAGE and GALLEX) including the $SNO CC$ and $NC$ data is presented. ... More

Homogeneously Modified Special Relativity (HMSR) -- A new possible way to introduce an isotropic Lorentz Invariance Violation in particle Standard ModelJun 13 2019Jun 15 2019This work explores a Standard Model (S.M.) extension possibility, that violates Lorentz invariance, preserving the space-time isotropy and homogeneity. In this sense HMSR represents an attempt to introduce an isotropic Lorentz Invariance Violation in ... More

KamLAND, solar antineutrinos and their magnetic momentAug 09 2002We investigate the possibility of detecting solar antineutrinos with the KamLAND experiment. These antineutrinos are predicted by spin-flavor oscillations at a significant rate even if this mechanism is not the leading solution to the SNP. The recent ... More

The $ΔI = 1/2$ Selection RuleNov 16 1995May 27 1996We compute the isospin $I= 0$ and 2 amplitudes for the decay of a kaon into two pions by estimating the relevant hadronic matrix elements in the chiral quark model. The results are parametrized in terms of the quark and gluon condensates and of the constituent ... More

An Analysis of Anomaly Cancellation for Theories in D=10Jul 21 2015We prove that the swampland for D=10 N=1 SUGRA coupled to D=10 N=1 SYM is only populated by U(1)^496 and E_8 x U(1)^248. With this goal in mind, we review the anomalies for classical and exceptional groups, retrieving trace identities up to the sixth ... More

Precision tests of Standard Model with leptonic and semileptonic kaon decaysDec 05 2007Dec 11 2007Till the middle of 2004 it appeared that the unitarity relation Vud^2+Vus^2+Vub^2=1 might not hold at the 2.3sigma level. At that time, however, Vus was inferred from old experimental data. Since then, a large experimental and theoretical effort has been ... More

Discussion about the orthopositronium decay rate and analysis of some $O(α^2)$ contributionsJul 29 1998I consider the problem of the evaluation of the orthopositronium decay rate, including second order radiative corrections. I present a brief theoretical discussion of this problem and a review of the results available in literature, and, then, I analyze ... More

Radiative phi decaysSep 25 2002Sep 26 2002Radiative phi decays give us an excellent opportunity to study scalar and pseudoscalar meson below 1 GeV. In this paper, results from different experiments are reviewed and compared.

Characterization of Ulrich bundles on Hirzebruch surfacesJun 27 2018In this work we characterize Ulrich bundles of any rank on polarized rational ruled surfaces over $\mathbb{P}^1$. We show that every Ulrich bundle admits a resolution in terms of line bundles. Conversely, given an injective map between suitable totally ... More

Infomap Bioregions: Interactive mapping of biogeographical regions from species distributionsDec 02 2015Nov 30 2016Biogeographical regions (bioregions) reveal how different sets of species are spatially grouped and therefore are important units for conservation, historical biogeography, ecology and evolution. Several methods have been developed to identify bioregions ... More

Low emittance muon accelerator studies with production from positrons on targetMar 18 2018Jun 12 2018A new scheme to produce very low emittance muon beams using a positron beam of about 45~GeV interacting on electrons on target is presented. One of the innovative topics to be investigated is the behaviour of the positron beam stored in a low emittance ... More

A large annotated medical image dataset for the development and evaluation of segmentation algorithmsFeb 25 2019Semantic segmentation of medical images aims to associate a pixel with a label in a medical image without human initialization. The success of semantic segmentation algorithms is contingent on the availability of high-quality imaging data with corresponding ... More

Study of the performance of the NA62 Small-Angle Calorimeter at the DA$Φ$NE LinacOct 12 2016The measurement of $BR(K^+\to\pi^+\nu\bar{\nu})$ with 10% precision by the NA62 experiment requires extreme background suppression. The Small Angle Calorimeter aims to provide an efficient veto for photons flying at angles down to zero with respect to ... More

The X-ray spectrum and variability of the Seyfert 2 Galaxy NGC7172Mar 13 1998We present evidence of flux variability, on both short (hours) and long (months) time scales of the Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 7172. These results are based on the ASCA observation of NGC 7172 performed on May 1996. The source was detected at a rather low flux ... More

A broadband X-ray view of NGC4945Jan 31 2000We present the results of a BeppoSAX observation of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC4945 in the 0.1-200 keV energy band. The nuclear X-ray emission emerges above ~7 keV, through an absorber with column density N_H ~ a few 10^24/cm/cm. Its remarkable variability ... More

Finite temperature molecular dynamics study of unstable stacking fault free energies in siliconAug 18 1998Aug 19 1998We calculate the free energies of unstable stacking fault (USF) configurations on the glide and shuffle slip planes in silicon as a function of temperature, using the recently developed Environment Dependent Interatomic Potential (EDIP). We employ the ... More

Asymmetric Transmission in Photonic Structures with Phase-Change ComponentsJun 20 2018We consider the scattering problem for an asymmetric composite photonic structure with a component experiencing a thermally driven phase transition. Using a numerical example, we show that if the heating is caused by the incident light, the transmittance ... More

Solving the solar neutrino problem with kamLAND and BOREXINOMay 07 2002We analyze the expected signals of two future neutrino experiments, kamLAND and BOREXINO. We show that with just these experiments, we will hopefully be able to determine which of the existing solutions to the solar neutrino problem is the real solution. ... More

GRB environment properties through X and optical afterglow observationsJun 20 2005We present the spectral analysis of 14 gamma-ray bursts (GRB) X-ray afterglows in order to investigate the properties of interstellar matter (ISM) along the line of sight of GRB. We carried out a simultaneous analysis of the NIR-optical and X-band for ... More

Analysis of X-ray flares in GRBsOct 17 2006We present a detailed study of the spectral and temporal properties of the X-ray flares emission of several GRBs. We select a sample of GRBs which X-ray light curve exhibits large amplitude variations with several rebrightenings superposed on the underlying ... More

After Sno and Before Kamland: Present and Future of Solar and Reactor Neutrino PhysicsNov 05 2002We present a short review of the existing evidence in favor of neutrino mass and neutrino oscillations which come from different kinds of experiments. We focus our attention in particular on solar neutrinos, presenting a review of some recent analysis ... More

Extinction properties of the X-ray bright/optically faint afterglow of GRB 020405Jun 17 2005We present an optical-to-X-ray spectral analysis of the afterglow of GRB 020405. The optical spectral energy distribution not corrected for the extragalactic extinction is significantly below the X-ray extrapolation of the single powerlaw spectral model ... More

The $ΔS = 1$ Weak Chiral Lagrangian as the Effective Theory of the Chiral Quark ModelNov 07 1995Jun 11 1996We use the chiral quark model to estimate the coefficients of the weak chiral lagrangian as obtained from the bosonization of the ten relevant operators of the $\Delta S = 1$ effective quark lagrangian. All contributions of order $N_c^2$ as well as $N_c$ ... More

Analysis of Neutrino oscillation data with the recent KamLAND resultsJun 16 2004Jun 17 2004We present an updated analysis of all available solar and reactor neutrino data, emphasizing in particular the totality of the KamLAND results and including the SNO phase III spectrum data. In a two active-neutrino framework, we determine the solutions ... More

The solar neutrino puzzle: present situation and future scenariosJun 28 2002We present a short review of the existing evidence in favor of neutrino mass and neutrino oscillations which come from different kinds of experiments. We focus our attention in particular on solar neutrinos, presenting a global updated phenomenological ... More

Determination of Neutrino mixing parameters after SNO oscillation evidenceMay 06 2002May 14 2002An updated analysis of all available neutrino oscillation evidence in Solar experiments (SK day and night spectra, global rates from Homestake, SAGE and GALLEX) including the latest SNO CC and NC data is presented. Assuming that the shape of the SNO CC ... More

Microglial memory of early life stress, epigenetic mechanisms and susceptibility to neurodegeneration in adulthoodJan 01 2019In this review we present a concept that, despite mounting evidence, received little attention so far: susceptibility to adult neurodegenerative diseases may be programmed in utero and early postnatal preventive measures may reduce the risk. We delineate ... More

A study of the prompt and afterglow emission of the Short GRB 061201Aug 27 2007Our knowledge of the intrinsic properties of short duration Gamma-Ray Bursts has relied, so far, only upon a few cases for which the estimate of the distance and an extended, multiwavelength monitoring of the afterglow have been obtained. We carried out ... More

GRB 090313: X-shooter's first shot at a GRBNov 19 2009Jan 21 2010Context. X-shooter is the first second-generation instrument to become operative at the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). It is a broad-band medium-resolution spectrograph designed with gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglow spectroscopy as one of its main science ... More

Evidence for intrinsic absorption in the Swift X-ray afterglowsNov 27 2005Gamma-ray burst (GRB) progenitors are observationally linked to the death of massive stars. X-ray studies of the GRB afterglows can deepen our knowledge of the ionization status and metal abundances of the matter in the GRB environment. Moreover, the ... More

Semi-analytical approaches to study hot electrons in the shock ignition regimeNov 14 2018Hot electrons role in shock generation and energy deposition to hot dense core is crucial for the shock ignition scheme implying the need for their characterization at laser intensities of interest for shock ignition. In this paper we analyze the experimental ... More

The Real-Time Analysis of the Cherenkov Telescope Array ObservatoryJul 24 2013The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Observatory must be capable of issuing fast alerts on variable and transient sources to maximize the scientific return. This will be accomplished by means of a Real-Time Analysis (RTA) pipeline, a key system of the ... More

The exceptionally extended flaring activity in the X-ray afterglow of GRB 050730 observed with Swift and XMM-NewtonApr 10 2007We present the results of a detailed spectral and temporal analysis of Swift and XMM-Newton observations of the high redshift (z=3.969) GRB 050730. The X-ray afterglow of GRB 050730 was found to decline with time with superimposed intense flaring activity ... More

The electrostatic limit for the 3D Zakharov systemOct 17 2016We consider the vectorial Zakharov system describing Langmuir waves in a weakly magnetized plasma. In its original derivation the evolution for the electric field envelope is governed by a Schr\"odinger type equation with a singular parameter which is ... More

Global existence of weak solutions to the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equationsMar 05 2019In this paper we consider the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations for a viscous compressible fluid with capillarity effects in three space dimensions. We prove global existence of finite energy weak solutions for large initial data. Contrary to previous ... More

Thermodynamics of uncharged relativistic multifluidsJun 07 2019Jun 17 2019The internal layers of neutron stars are expected to contain several superfluid components that can significantly affect their dynamics. The description of such objects should rely on hydrodynamic models in which it is possible to unambiguously assign ... More

Averaging causal estimators in high dimensionsJun 21 2019There has been increasing interest in recent years in the development of approaches to estimate causal effects when the number of potential confounders is prohibitively large. This growth in interest has led to a number of potential estimators one could ... More

Existence of solitary waves in dipolar quantum gasesOct 28 2009Oct 19 2010We study a nonlinear Schroedinger equation arising in the mean-field description of dipolar quantum gases. Under the assumption of sufficiently strong dipolar interactions, the existence of standing waves, and hence solitons, is proved together with some ... More

Selection effects shaping the Gamma Ray Burst redshift distributionsApr 17 2007Apr 18 2007Long Gamma Ray Bursts hold the promise of probing star-formation and metal enrichment up to very high redshifts. The present GRB samples with redshift determination are largely incomplete and therefore a careful analysis of selection effects is mandatory ... More

Pulsar rotation with superfluid entrainmentJun 06 2017Large pulsar glitches (like the ones detected in the Vela) are though to be a consequence of the superfluid component present in the interior of mature neutron stars. However strong entrainment challenges this picture. We study the impact of entrainment ... More

On the Finite Energy Weak Solutions to a System in Quantum Fluid DynamicsFeb 06 2008In this paper we consider the global existence of weak solutions to a class of Quantum Hydrodynamics (QHD) systems with initial data, arbitrarily large in the energy norm. These type of models, initially proposed by Madelung, have been extensively used ... More

Global well-posedness for cubic NLS with nonlinear dampingMay 18 2009Nov 24 2009We study the Cauchy problem for the cubic nonlinear Schroedinger equation, perturbed by (higher order) dissipative nonlinearities. We prove global in-time existence of solutions for general initial data in the energy space. In particular we treat the ... More

Gamma-ray burst observations with new generation imaging atmospheric Cerenkov Telescopes in the FERMI eraJan 12 2009After the launch and successful beginning of operations of the FERMI satellite, the topics related to high-energy observations of gamma-ray bursts have obtained a considerable attention by the scientific community. Undoubtedly, the diagnostic power of ... More

Embedding a chaotic signature in a periodic train: can periodic signals be chaotic?Nov 03 2008Dec 11 2008We show how a chaotic system can be locked to emit a periodic waveform belonging to its chaotic attractor. We numerically demonstrate our idea in a system composed of a semiconductor laser driven to chaos by optical feedback from a short external cavity. ... More

On the compactness of finite energy weak solutions to the quantum Navier-Stokes equationsDec 23 2015May 12 2016We consider the Quantum Navier-Stokes system in three space dimensions. We prove compactness of finite energy weak solutions for large initial data. The main novelties are that vacuum regions are included in the weak formulation and no extra terms, like ... More

Global Existence of Finite Energy Weak Solutions of Quantum Navier-Stokes EquationsMay 11 2016Jun 02 2016In this paper we consider the Quantum Navier-Stokes system both in two and in three space dimensions and prove global existence of finite energy weak solutions for large initial data. In particular, the notion of weak solutions is the standard one. This ... More

GRAWITA: VLT Survey Telescope observations of the gravitational wave sources GW150914 and GW151226Oct 16 2017We report the results of deep optical follow-up surveys of the first two gravitational-wave sources, GW150914 and GW151226, done by the GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm Collaboration (GRAWITA). The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) responded promptly to the gravitational-wave ... More

3D network modelling of fracture processes in fibre-reinforced geomaterialsApr 03 2018Aug 22 2018The width of fracture process zones in geomaterials is commonly assumed to depend on the type of heterogeneity of the material. Still, very few techniques exist, which link the type of heterogeneity to the width of the fracture process zone. Here, fracture ... More

Stochastic sampling of the isothermal-isobaric ensemble: phase diagram of crystalline solids from molecular dynamics simulationJun 28 2018A methodology to sample the isothermal-isobaric ensemble using Langevin dynamics is proposed, which combines novel features of geometric integrators for the equations of motion. By employing the Trotter expansion, the methodology generates a robust, symmetric ... More

Axially symmetric equations for differential pulsar rotation with superfluid entrainmentMar 09 2016Aug 10 2016In this article we present an analytical two-component model for pulsar rotational dynamics. Under the assumption of axial symmetry, implemented by a paraxial array of straight vortices that thread the entire neutron superfluid, we are able to project ... More

Status and potentialities of the JUNO experimentOct 20 2017One of the main open issues of neutrino physics is the determination of the mass hierarchy, discriminating between the two possible ordering of the mass eigenvalues, known as Normal and Inverted Hierarchies. The solution of this puzzle would have a significant ... More

Advancements in solar neutrino physicsApr 23 2013We review the results of solar neutrino physics, with particular attention to the data obtained and the analyses performed in the last decades, which were determinant to solve the solar neutrino problem (SNP), proving that neutrinos are massive and oscillating ... More

Impact on Astrophysics and Elementary Particle Physics of recent and future solar neutrino dataNov 11 2013The study of neutrinos is fundamental to connect astrophysics and elementary particle physics. In this last decade solar neutrino experiments and KamLAND confirmed the LMA solution and further clarified the mass and oscillation pattern. Borexino attacked ... More

A Bayesian semiparametric framework for causal inference in high-dimensional dataMay 13 2018Dec 15 2018We introduce a Bayesian framework for estimating causal effects of binary and continuous treatments in high-dimensional data. The proposed framework extends many of the existing semiparametric estimators introduced in the causal inference literature to ... More

Energetics of two-body Hamiltonians in post-Minkowskian gravityJan 21 2019May 20 2019Advanced methods for computing perturbative, quantum-gravitational scattering amplitudes show great promise for improving our knowledge of classical gravitational dynamics. This is especially true in the weak-field and arbitrary-speed (post-Minkowskian, ... More

On the compactness of weak solutions to the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations for capillary fluidsAug 10 2018In this paper we consider the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations for a viscous compressible fluid with capillarity effects in three space dimensions. We prove compactness of finite energy weak solutions for large initial data. In contrast with previous ... More

Thermodynamics of relativistic multifluidsJun 07 2019The internal layers of neutron stars are expected to contain several superfluid components that can significantly affect their dynamics. The description of such objects should rely on hydrodynamic models in which it is possible to unambiguously assign ... More

From MAGIC to CTA: the INAF participation to Cherenkov Telescopes experiments for Very High Energy AstrophysicsJun 26 2008The next decade can be considered the "golden age" of the Gamma Ray Astronomy with the two satellites for Gamma Ray Astronomy (AGILE and GLAST) in orbit. Therefore, thanks to many other X-ray experiments already in orbit (e.g. Swift, Chandra, NewtonXMM, ... More

Supersymmetric hadronic bound state detection at $e^+e^-$ collidersJun 29 1999Jun 30 1999We review the possibility of formation for a bound state made out of a stop quark and its antiparticle. The detection of a signal from its decay has been investigated for the case of a $e^+e^-$ collider.

Nonequilibrium free energy methods applied to magnetic systems: the degenerate Ising modelSep 07 2018In this paper, we review the physical concepts of the nonequilibrium techniques for the calculation of free energies applied to magnetic systems using Monte Carlo simulations of different nonequilibrium processes. The methodology allows the calculation ... More

The Quantum Hydrodynamics system in two space dimensionsNov 20 2010In this paper we study global existence of weak solutions for the Quantum Hydrodynamics System in 2-D in the space of energy. We do not require any additional regularity and/or smallness assumptions on the initial data. Our approach replaces the WKB formalism ... More

Brane annihilation in non-supersymmetric stringsAug 12 2019In this paper we study non-perturbative instabilities in Anti de-Sitter vacua arising from flux compactifications of string models with broken supersymmetry. In the semi-classical limit, these processes drive the vacua towards lower fluxes, which translate ... More

The BeppoSAX WFC X-ray source catalogueJul 19 2007Aug 02 2007We present the catalogue of X-ray sources detected by the two Wide Field Cameras (WFCs) in complete observations on board BeppoSAX during its 6 years of operational lifetime, between April 1996 and April 2002. The BeppoSAX WFCs were coded mask instruments ... More

Probing the emission physics and weak/soft population of Gamma-Ray Bursts with LOFTJan 12 2015This is a White Paper in support of the mission concept of the Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT), proposed as a medium-sized ESA mission. We discuss the potential of LOFT for the study of gamma-ray bursts. For a summary, we refer to the paper. ... More

The X-ray afterglow of GRB 081109A: clue to the wind bubble structureMar 26 2009Aug 17 2009We present the prompt BAT and afterglow XRT data of Swift-discovered GRB081109A up to ~ 5\times 10^5 sec after the trigger, and the early ground-based optical follow-ups. The temporal and spectral indices of the X-ray afterglow emission change remarkably. ... More

GRB 021004 modelled by multiple energy injectionsJun 22 2005GRB 021004 is one of the best sampled gamma-ray bursts (GRB) to date, although the nature of its light curve is still being debated. Here we present a large amount (107) of new optical, near-infrared (NIR) and millimetre observations, ranging from 2 hours ... More

Challenging GRB models through the broadband dataset of GRB060908Jul 27 2010Context: Multiwavelength observations of gamma-ray burst prompt and afterglow emission are a key tool to disentangle the various possible emission processes and scenarios proposed to interpret the complex gamma-ray burst phenomenology. Aims: We collected ... More

ASTRI SST-2M prototype and mini-array simulation chain, data reduction software, and archive in the framework of the Cherenkov Telescope ArraySep 08 2017Sep 19 2017The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a worldwide project aimed at building the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory. Within the CTA project, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) is developing an end-to-end prototype of ... More

Swift observations of GRB050128: the early X-ray afterglowApr 14 2005Swift discovered GRB050128 with the Burst Alert Telescope and promptly pointed its narrow field instruments to monitor the afterglow. X-ray observations started 108 s after the trigger time. The early decay of the afterglow is relatively flat with a temporal ... More

Vibrational and configurational entropy separation in bulk metallic glasses: A thermodynamic approachJul 04 2019Jul 08 2019In the present work, we applied an efficient methodology to separate vibrational and configurational entropies in bulk metallic glasses by means of molecular dynamics simulation based on a combination of non-equilibrium adiabatic switching and reversible ... More

Vibrational and configurational entropy separation in bulk metallic glasses: A thermodynamic approachJul 04 2019In the present work, we applied an efficient methodology to separate vibrational and configurational entropies in bulk metallic glasses by means of molecular dynamics simulation based on a combination of non-equilibrium adiabatic switching and reversible ... More

Statistically improved Analysis of Neutrino Oscillation Data with the latest KamLAND resultNov 07 2005Nov 11 2005We present an updated analysis of all available solar and reactor neutrino data, emphasizing in particular the totality of the KamLAND (314d live time) results and including for the first time the solar $SNO$ (391d live time, phase II NaCl-enhanced) spectrum ... More

The X-ray afterglow of GRB000926 observed by BeppoSAX and Chandra: a mildly collimated fireball in a dense medium ?Mar 20 2001Apr 18 2001We present X-ray observations of the afterglow of GRB000926 performed around and after the break observed in the optical light curve two days after the burst. The steep X-ray light curve observed around the break confirms the presence of this feature ... More

GRB 990704: the most X-ray rich BeppoSAX gamma-ray burstAug 27 2001We present the X- and $\gamma$-ray detection of GRB 990704 and the discovery and study of its X-ray afterglow, 1SAX J1219.5-0350. Two pointed BeppoSAX observations with the narrow field instruments were performed on this source, separated in time by one ... More

The BeppoSAX catalog of GRB X-ray afterglow observationsJul 29 2005We present the X-ray afterglow catalog of BeppoSAX from the launch of the satellite to the end of the mission. Thirty-three X-ray afterglows were securely identified based on their fading behavior out of 39 observations. We have extracted the continuum ... More

A comparative study of the X-ray afterglow properties of optically bright and dark GRBsDec 12 2002Dec 13 2002We have examined the complete set of X-ray afterglow observations of dark and optically bright GRBs performed by BeppoSAX until February 2001. X-ray afterglows are detected in 90% of the cases. We do not find significant differences in the X-ray spectral ... More