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DAFNE Experience with Negative Momentum CompactionJul 05 2006There are several potential advantages for a collider operation with a lattice with negative momentum compaction factor (alfa). Since the lattice of the Frascati e+e- Phi-factory DAFNE is flexible enough to provide collider operation even with alfa < ... More

Magnetic-field-induced Luttinger liquidJun 26 2000Jul 05 2000It is shown that a strong magnetic field applied to a bulk metal induces a Luttinger-liquid phase. This phase is characterized by the zero-bias anomaly in tunneling: the tunneling conductance scales as a power-law of voltage or temperature. The tunneling ... More

Admissible Strategies in Semimartingale Portfolio SelectionOct 20 2009Dec 11 2010The choice of admissible trading strategies in mathematical modelling of financial markets is a delicate issue, going back to Harrison and Kreps (1979). In the context of optimal portfolio selection with expected utility preferences this question has ... More

Reduced-form framework under model uncertaintyJul 14 2017Mar 19 2018In this paper we introduce a sublinear conditional expectation with respect to a family of possibly nondominated probability measures on a progressively enlarged filtration. In this way, we extend the classic reduced-form setting for credit and insurance ... More

Polynomial Diffusion Models for Life Insurance LiabilitiesFeb 25 2016Sep 23 2016In this paper we study the pricing and hedging problem of a portfolio of life insurance products under the benchmark approach, where the reference market is modelled as driven by a state variable following a polynomial diffusion on a compact state space. ... More

Anomalous mesoscopic fluctuations of transport coefficients above the critical temperatureJul 23 1998We show that above the critical temperature of superconductor - metal phase transitions, both the longitudinal and Hall conductivity exhibit strong temperature dependent mesoscopic fluctuations, with amplitudes much larger than the mesoscopic fluctuations ... More

Convex duality and Orlicz spaces in expected utility maximizationNov 24 2017Mar 07 2019In this paper we report further progress towards a complete theory of state-independent expected utility maximization with semimartingale price processes for arbitrary utility function. Without any technical assumptions we establish a surprising Fenchel ... More

The best gain-loss ratio is a poor performance measureSep 28 2012Dec 17 2012The gain-loss ratio is known to enjoy very good properties from a normative point of view. As a confirmation, we show that the best market gain-loss ratio in the presence of a random endowment is an acceptability index and we provide its dual representation ... More

Robust Financial BubblesFeb 17 2016We study the concept of financial bubble in a market model endowed with a set of probability measures, typically mutually singular to each other. In this setting we introduce the notions of robust bubble and robust fundamental value in a consistent way ... More

Nucleation of superconducting pairing states at mesoscopic scales at zero temperatureJul 24 1998We find the spin polarized disordered Fermi liquids are unstable to the nucleation of superconducting pairing states at mesoscopic scales even when magnetic fields which polarize the spins are substantially higher than the critical one. We study the probability ... More

On the super replication price of unbounded claimsMar 24 2005In an incomplete market the price of a claim f in general cannot be uniquely identified by no arbitrage arguments. However, the ``classical'' super replication price is a sensible indicator of the (maximum selling) value of the claim. When f satisfies ... More

A unified framework for utility maximization problems: An Orlicz space approachJun 16 2008We consider a stochastic financial incomplete market where the price processes are described by a vector-valued semimartingale that is possibly nonlocally bounded. We face the classical problem of utility maximization from terminal wealth, with utility ... More

Extended Reduced-Form Framework for Non-Life InsuranceFeb 21 2018Nov 14 2018In this paper we propose a general framework for modeling an insurance claims' information flow in continuous time, by generalizing the reduced-form framework for credit risk and life insurance. In particular, we assume a nontrivial dependence structure ... More

The Robust Merton Problem of an Ambiguity Averse InvestorFeb 10 2015We derive a closed form portfolio optimization rule for an investor who is diffident about mean return and volatility estimates, and has a CRRA utility. The novelty is that confidence is here represented using ellipsoidal uncertainty sets for the drift, ... More

Parameters for a Super-Flavor-FactoryJun 04 2006A Super Flavor Factory, an asymmetric energy e+e- collider with a luminosity of order 10^36 cm-2s-1, can provide a sensitive probe of new physics in the flavor sector of the Standard Model. The success of the PEP-II and KEKB asymmetric colliders in producing ... More

DAFNEMar 01 2004May 25 2004The results of 2002 DAFNE operation for the two experiments KLOE and DEAR are described. During 2003 a long shutdown has been dedicated to the installation of new Interaction Regions (IR) and to hardware modifications and upgrades. In the last section ... More

Positron driven muon source for a muon colliderMay 14 2019The design of a future multi-TeV muon collider needs new ideas to overcome the technological challenges related to muon production, cooling, accumulation and acceleration. In this paper a layout of a positron driven muon source known as the Low EMittance ... More

Tau/Charm Factory Accelerator ReportOct 25 2013The present Report concerns the current status of the Italian Tau/Charm accelerator project and in particular discusses the issues related to the lattice design, to the accelerators systems and to the associated conventional facilities. The project aims ... More

Dynamic quasi-concave performance measuresDec 17 2012We define Conditional quasi concave Performance Measures (CPMs), on random variables bounded from below, to accommodate for additional information. Our notion encompasses a wide variety of cases, from conditional expected utility and certainty equivalent ... More

Design considerations for future DAFNE upgradeNov 17 2004The Frascati F-Factory DAFNE has been delivering luminosity to the KLOE, DEAR and FINUDA experiments since year 2000. Since April 2004 the KLOE run has been resumed and recently peak luminosity of 1.0x1032 cm-2s-1 and integrated luminosity of 6.2 pb-1/day ... More

DAFNE operation with the FINUDA experimentAug 16 2004DAFNE operation restarted in September 2003, after a six month shut-down for the installation of FINUDA, a magnetic detector dedicated to the study of hypernuclear physics. FINUDA is the third experiment running on DAFNE and operates while keeping on ... More

Da$Φ$ne developments for the KLOE-2 experimental runJun 08 2010Recently the peak luminosity achieved on the DA{\Phi}NE collider has been improved by almost a factor three by implementing a novel collision scheme based on large Piwinski angle and Crab-Waist. This encouraging result opened new perspectives for physics ... More

Status of the Super-B factory DesignOct 09 2011The SuperB international team continues to optimize the design of an electron-positron collider, which will allow the enhanced study of the origins of flavor physics. The project combines the best features of a linear collider (high single-collision luminosity) ... More

The Long-Term Swap Rate and a General Analysis of Long-Term Interest RatesJul 01 2015Sep 24 2015We introduce here for the first time the long-term swap rate, characterised as the fair rate of an overnight indexed swap with infinitely many exchanges. Furthermore we analyse the relationship between the long-term swap rate, the long-term yield, see ... More

Liquidity induced asset bubbles via flows of ELMMsNov 04 2016We consider a constructive model for asset price bubbles, where the market price $W$ is endogenously determined by the trading activity on the market and the fundamental price $W^F$ is exogenously given, as in the work of Jarrow, Protter and Roch (2012). ... More

Financial asset bubbles in banking networksJun 05 2018We consider a banking network represented by a system of stochastic differential equations coupled by their drift. We assume a core-periphery structure, and that the banks in the core hold a bubbly asset. The banks in the periphery have not direct access ... More

Local Risk-Minimization under the Benchmark ApproachOct 08 2012We study the pricing and hedging of derivatives in incomplete financial markets by considering the local risk-minimization method in the context of the benchmark approach, which will be called benchmarked local risk-minimization. We show that the proposed ... More

The Long-Term Swap Rate and a General Analysis of Long-Term Interest RatesJul 01 2015Oct 16 2016We introduce here for the first time the long-term swap rate, characterised as the fair rate of an overnight indexed swap with infinitely many exchanges. Furthermore we analyse the relationship between the long-term swap rate, the long-term yield, see ... More

Pricing of counterparty risk and funding with CSA discounting, portfolio effects and initial marginMay 27 2019Jun 29 2019In this paper we extend the existing literature on xVA along three directions. First, we extend existing BSDE-based xVA frameworks to include initial margin by following the approach of Cr\'epey (2015a) and Cr\'epey (2015b). Next, we solve the consistency ... More

Indifference price with general semimartingalesMay 28 2009For utility functions $u$ finite valued on $\mathbb{R}$, we prove a duality formula for utility maximization with random endowment in general semimartingale incomplete markets. The main novelty of the paper is that possibly non locally bounded semimartingale ... More

The Long-Term Swap Rate and a General Analysis of Long-Term Interest RatesJul 01 2015Jun 14 2019We introduce here for the first time the long-term swap rate, characterised as the fair rate of an overnight indexed swap with infinitely many exchanges. Furthermore we analyse the relationship between the long-term swap rate, the long-term yield, see ... More

Robust Mean-Variance Hedging via G-ExpectationFeb 17 2016Aug 25 2016In this paper we study mean-variance hedging under the G-expectation framework. Our analysis is carried out by exploiting the G-martingale representation theorem and the related probabilistic tools, in a contin- uous financial market with two assets, ... More

Affine HJM Framework on $S_{d}^{+}$ and Long-Term YieldNov 04 2013Aug 21 2015We develop the HJM framework for forward rates driven by affine processes on the state space of symmetric positive matrices. In this setting we find a representation for the long-term yield and investigate the yield's asymptotic behaviour.

Liquidity induced asset bubbles via flows of ELMMsNov 04 2016Nov 24 2016We consider a constructive model for asset price bubbles, where the market price $W$ is endogenously determined by the trading activity on the market and the fundamental price $W^F$ is exogenously given, as in the work of Jarrow, Protter and Roch (2012). ... More

Pricing of counterparty risk and funding with CSA discounting, portfolio effects and initial marginMay 27 2019In this paper we extend the existing literature on xVA along three directions. First, we extend existing BSDE-based xVA frameworks to include initial margin by following the approach of Cr\'epey (2015a) and Cr\'epey (2015b). Next, we solve the consistency ... More

Duality and optimality conditions in stochastic optimization and mathematical financeApr 25 2015This article studies convex duality in stochastic optimization over finite discrete-time. The first part of the paper gives general conditions that yield explicit expressions for the dual objective in many applications in operations research and mathematical ... More

Upgrade of the PEP-II Low Beta OpticsJun 29 2000The successful commissioning and operation of the PEP-II asymmetric e+e- collider motivated further studies to increase luminosity. In this paper, we discuss a modification of the PEP-II lattice to reduce the vertical beta function at the Interaction ... More

Positron driven muon source for a muon colliderMay 14 2019May 19 2019The design of a future multi-TeV muon collider needs new ideas to overcome the technological challenges related to muon production, cooling, accumulation and acceleration. In this paper a layout of a positron driven muon source known as the Low EMittance ... More

Robust Fundamental Theorem for Continuous ProcessesOct 18 2014Jul 18 2015We study a continuous-time financial market with continuous price processes under model uncertainty, modeled via a family $\mathcal{P}$ of possible physical measures. A robust notion ${\rm NA}_{1}(\mathcal{P})$ of no-arbitrage of the first kind is introduced; ... More

Unambiguous determination of the g-factor for holes in bismuth at high B/TJun 14 2000Magnetotransport has been investigated in high purity bismuth crystals in static magnetic fields as high as 20 T and temperatures as low as 25 mK. This high B/T ratio permits observation of pronounced Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations over a wide field range ... More

Optimal control with delayed information flow of systems driven by $G$-Brownian motionFeb 13 2014Apr 11 2014In this paper we study strongly robust optimal control problems under volatility uncertainty. In the $G$-framework we adapt the stochastic maximum principle to find necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a strongly robust optimal control. ... More

A Unified Approach to Systemic Risk Measures via Acceptance SetsMar 21 2015Apr 24 2015The financial crisis has dramatically demonstrated that the traditional approach to apply univariate monetary risk measures to single institutions does not capture sufficiently the perilous systemic risk that is generated by the interconnectedness of ... More

Weak localization effects in granular metalsApr 07 2005Jun 20 2005The weak localization correction to the conductivity of a granular metal is calculated using the diagrammatic technique in the reciprocal grain lattice representation. The properties of this correction are very similar to that one in disordered metal, ... More

SuperB Progress Reports -- AcceleratorSep 30 2010Aug 25 2011This report details the present status of the Accelerator design for the SuperB Project. It is one of four separate progress reports that, taken collectively, describe progress made on the SuperB Project since the publication of the SuperB Conceptual ... More

On Fairness of Systemic Risk MeasuresMar 27 2018Jul 04 2018In our previous paper "A Unified Approach to Systemic Risk Measures via Acceptance Set", we have introduced a general class of systemic risk measures that allow random allocations to individual banks before aggregation of their risks. In the present paper, ... More

On Fairness of Systemic Risk MeasuresMar 27 2018Apr 24 2019In our previous paper, "A Unified Approach to Systemic Risk Measures via Acceptance Set" (\textit{Mathematical Finance, 2018}), we have introduced a general class of systemic risk measures that allow for random allocations to individual banks before aggregation ... More

Proposal for taking data with the KLOE-2 detector at the DA$Φ$NE collider upgraded in energyJul 29 2010This document reviews the physics program of the KLOE-2 detector at DA$\Phi$NE upgraded in energy and provides a simple solution to run the collider above the $\phi$-peak (up to 2, possibly 2.5 GeV). It is shown how a precise measurement of the multihadronic ... More

SuperB: a linear high-luminosity B FactoryDec 23 2005This paper is based on the outcome of the activity that has taken place during the recent workshop on "SuperB in Italy" held in Frascati on November 11-12, 2005. The workshop was opened by a theoretical introduction of Marco Ciuchini and was structured ... More

Superconducting Fluctuation Corrections to the Thermal Current in Granular MetalsMar 09 2005Apr 25 2006The first-order superconducting fluctuation corrections to the thermal conductivity of a granular metal are calculated. A suppression of thermal conductivity proportional to $T_c/(T-T_c)$ is observed in a region not too close to the critical temperature ... More

Systemic Optimal Risk Transfer EquilibriumJul 09 2019We propose a novel concept of a Systemic Optimal Risk Transfer Equilibrium (SORTE), which is inspired by the B\"uhlmann's classical notion of an Equilibrium Risk Exchange. We provide sufficient general assumptions that guarantee existence, uniqueness, ... More

A Silver Anniversary Observation of the X-ray Emitting SN1978K in NGC 1313Jul 18 2007We describe the results of a 2003 Chandra ACIS-I observation of SN1978K. The spectrum shows little flux below 0.6 keV, in contrast to the 2002 ACIS-S observation that showed flux to 0.4 keV. Fitting the ACIS-I spectrum alone leads to two solutions depending ... More

QED Electrical Conductivity using the 2PI Effective ActionMay 01 2007In this article we calculate the electrical conductivity in QED using the 2PI effective action. We use a modified version of the usual 2PI effective action which is defined with respect to self-consistent solutions of the 2-point functions. We show that ... More

Leading Order QCD Shear Viscosity from the 3PI Effective ActionJun 05 2009In this article we calculate the leading order shear viscosity in QCD using the resummed 3PI effective action. We work to 3-loop order in the effective action. We show that the integral equations that resum the pinching and collinear contributions are ... More

Leading Order QED Electrical Conductivity from the 3PI Effective ActionSep 05 2007In this article we study the electrical conductivity in QED using the resummed 3PI effective action. We work to 3-loop order in the effective action. We show that the resulting expression for the conductivity is explicitly gauge invariant, and that the ... More

Next-to-Leading Order Transport Coefficients from the Four-Particle Irreducible Effective ActionDec 16 2009Mar 07 2010Transport coefficients can be obtained from 2-point correlators using the Kubo formulae. It has been shown that the full leading order result for electrical conductivity and (QCD) shear viscosity is contained in the re-summed 2-point function that is ... More

Examining Tatooine: Atmospheric Models of Neptune-Like Circumbinary PlanetsMay 27 2016Circumbinary planets experience a time varying irradiation pattern as they orbit their two host stars. In this work, we present the first detailed study of the atmospheric effects of this irradiation pattern on known and hypothetical gaseous circumbinary ... More

Monolayer Solid Helium-4 Clusters on GraphiteNov 16 1998In order to resolve the controversy about the low density region of the phase diagram of the 4He monolayer on graphite, we have undertaken a path integral Monte Carlo study of the system. We provide direct evidence that the low density monolayer possesses ... More

Baryon resonances from chiral coupled-channel dynamicsJan 25 2005We discuss the formation of s- and d-wave baryon resonances as predicted by the chiral SU(3) symmetry of QCD. Based on the leading order term of the chiral Lagrangian a rich spectrum of molecules is generated, owing to final-state interactions. The spectrum ... More

On charm baryon resonances and chiral symmetryJul 18 2003Sep 16 2003We study heavy-light baryon resonances with quantum numbers J^P=1/2^- in terms of the non-linear chiral SU(3) Lagrangian. Within the chi-BS(3) approach a parameter-free leading order prediction is obtained for the scattering of Goldstone bosons off heavy-light ... More

On heavy-light meson resonances and chiral symmetryJul 09 2003Aug 13 2003We study heavy-light meson resonances with quantum numbers J^P=0^+ and J^P=1^+ in terms of the non-linear chiral SU(3) Lagrangian. At leading order a parameter-free prediction is obtained for the scattering of Goldstone bosons off heavy-light pseudo-scalar ... More

Temperature effects in pulsating superfluid neutron starsMay 20 2011We study the effects of finite stellar temperatures on the oscillations of superfluid neutron stars. The importance of these effects is illustrated with a simple example of a radially pulsating general relativistic star. Two main effects are taken into ... More

Bulk viscosity of superfluid hyperon starsJun 30 2008We calculated bulk viscosity due to non-equilibrium weak processes in superfluid nucleon-hyperon matter of neutron stars. For that, the dissipative relativistic hydrodynamics, formulated in paper [1] for superfluid mixtures, was extended to the case when ... More

Compactness of matrix operators on some sequence spaces derived by Fibonacci numbersAug 31 2013In this paper, we apply the Hausdorff measure of noncompactness to obtain the necessary and sufficient conditions for certain matrix operators on the Fibonacci difference sequence spaces l_{p}(F) and l_{infinite}(F) to be compact, where 1<=p<infinite. ... More

Chiral dynamics for exotic open-charm resonancesJun 01 2004We review the open-charm spectrum of chiral excitations in QCD. At leading order in a chiral expansion a parameter-free prediction is obtained for the coupled-channel scattering of Goldstone bosons off open-charm mesons and baryons with 0^-,1^- and {1/2}^+ ... More

Chiral symmetry and resonances in QCDFeb 25 2004We study the formation of resonances in terms of the chiral SU(3) Lagrangian. At leading order parameter-free predictions are obtained for the scattering of Goldstone bosons off any hadron once we insist on approximate crossing symmetry of the unitarized ... More

The $χ$-BS(3) approachOct 18 2001We present the results of the $\chi$-BS(3) approach demonstrating that a combined chiral and 1/N_c expansion of the Bethe-Salpeter interaction kernel leads to a good description of the kaon-nucleon, antikaon-nucleon and pion-nucleon scattering data typically ... More

Velocity-dependent energy gaps and dynamics of superfluid neutron starsJun 28 2012Nov 05 2012We show that suppression of the baryon energy gaps, caused by the relative motion of superfluid and normal liquid components, can substantially influence dynamical properties and evolution of neutron stars. This effect has been previously ignored in the ... More

New class of g-modes and unexpected convection in neutron starsNov 19 2012We suggest a specific new class of low-frequency g-modes in superfluid neutron stars. We determine the Brunt-Vaisala frequency for these modes and demonstrate that they can be unstable with respect to convection. The criterion for the instability onset ... More

On baryon resonances and chiral symmetryMay 30 2003Jul 23 2003We study J^P=(3/2)^- baryon resonances as generated by chiral coupled-channel dynamics. Parameter free results are obtained in terms of the Weinberg-Tomozawa term predicting the leading s-wave interaction strength of Goldstone bosons with baryon-decuplet ... More

Relativistic chiral SU(3) symmetry, large N_c sum rules and meson-baryon scatteringMay 18 2001The relativistic chiral SU(3) Lagrangian is used to describe kaon-nucleon scattering imposing constraints from the pion-nucleon sector and the axial-vector coupling constants of the baryon octet states. We solve the covariant coupled-channel Bethe-Salpeter ... More

Composition temperature-dependent g-modes in superfluid neutron starsApr 27 2014We demonstrate a possibility of existence of a peculiar temperature-dependent composition $g$-modes in superfluid neutron stars. We calculate the Brunt-V$\ddot{\rm a}$is$\ddot{\rm a}$l$\ddot{\rm a}$ frequency for these modes, as well as their eigenfrequencies. ... More

Covariant meson-baryon scattering with chiral and large N_c constraintsMay 28 2001We give a review of recent progress on the application of the relativistic chiral SU(3) Lagrangian to meson-baryon scattering. It is shown that a combined chiral and 1/N_c expansion of the Bethe-Salpeter interaction kernel leads to a good description ... More

Charmed meson resonances from chiral coupled-channel dynamicsNov 17 2003Charmed meson resonances with quantum numbers J^P=0^+ and J^P=1^+ are generated in terms of chiral coupled-channel dynamics. At leading order in the chiral expansion a parameter-free prediction is obtained for the scattering of Goldstone bosons off charmed ... More

SuperB Technical Design ReportJun 24 2013In this Technical Design Report (TDR) we describe the SuperB detector that was to be installed on the SuperB e+e- high luminosity collider. The SuperB asymmetric collider, which was to be constructed on the Tor Vergata campus near the INFN Frascati National ... More

Decoupling of superfluid and normal modes in pulsating neutron starsJul 16 2010Jan 18 2012We show that equations governing pulsations of superfluid neutron stars can be splitted into two sets of weakly coupled equations, one describing the superfluid modes and another one -- the normal modes. The coupling parameter s is small, |s| ~ 0.01-0.05, ... More

The neutrino emission due to plasmon decay and neutrino luminosity of white dwarfsAug 15 2007One of the effective mechanisms of neutrino energy losses in red giants, presupernovae and in the cores of white dwarfs is the emission of neutrino-antineutrino pairs in the process of plasmon decay. In this paper, we numerically calculate the emissivity ... More

On meson resonances and chiral symmetryJul 09 2003Nov 21 2003We study meson resonances with quantum numbers J^P=1^+ in terms of the chiral SU(3) Lagrangian. At leading order a parameter-free prediction is obtained for the scattering of Goldstone bosons off vector mesons with J^P=1^- once we insist on approximate ... More

$Λ(1520)$ at finite densityDec 30 2005We study the decay channels of the $\Lambda(1520)$ in a nuclear medium and find a sizable change - of the order of factor five - of the width of this hyperon at normal nuclear matter density. The mass shift of the $\Lambda(1520)$ is moderate.

Modular operadsAug 17 1994Oct 31 1996Modular operads are a special type of operad: in fact, they bear the same relationship to operads that graphs do to trees (i.e. simply connected graphs). One of the basic examples of a modular operad is the collection of Deligne-Mumford-Knudsen moduli ... More

On the classical dynamics of billiards on the sphereMar 23 1999We study the classical motion in bidimensional polygonal billiards on the sphere. In particular we investigate the dynamics in tiling and generic rational and irrational equilateral triangles. Unlike the plane or the negative curvature cases we obtain ... More

The hypercentral Constituent Quark Model and its application to baryon propertiesJan 15 2015Feb 13 2015The hypercentral Constituent Quark Model (hCQM) for the baryon structure is reviewed and its applications are systematically discussed. The model is based on a simple form of the quark potential, which contains a Coulomb-like interaction and a confinement, ... More

The B_{s0} meson and the B_{s0}B K coupling from QCD sum rulesFeb 26 2010Jul 20 2010We evaluate the mass of the $B_{s0}$ scalar meson and the coupling constant in the $B_{s0} B K$ vertex in the framework of QCD sum rules. We consider the $B_{s0}$ as a tetraquark state to evaluate its mass. We get $m_{B_s0}=(6.04\pm 0.08) \GeV$, which ... More

Screening in gated bilayer graphene via variational calculusMar 29 2010We analyze the response of bilayer graphene to an external transverse electric field using a variational method. A previous attempt to do so in a recent paper by Falkovsky [Phys. Rev. B 80, 113413 (2009)] is shown to be flawed. Our calculation reaffirms ... More

Universal long-wavelength nonlinear optical response of noble gasesDec 09 2018We demonstrate numerically that the long-wavelength nonlinear dipole moment and ionization rate versus electric field strength $F$ for different noble gases can be scaled onto each other, revealing universal functions that characterize the form of the ... More

Inequalities via \varphi_{h,m}-convexityMay 22 2012In this paper, we define \varphi_{h,m}-convex functions and prove some inequalities for this class.

Models of Diffusive Noise on the SphereJun 01 2004We analyze Haake et al. method for coarse graining quantum maps on the sphere from the point of view of realizable physical quantum operations achieved with completely positive superoperators. We conclude that sharp truncations a la Haake do not fall ... More

Coarse Grained Liouville Dynamics of piecewise linear discontinuous mapsOct 23 2007We compute the spectrum of the classical and quantum mechanical coarse-grained propagators for a piecewise linear discontinuous map. We analyze the quantum - classical correspondence and the evolution of the spectrum with increasing resolution. Our results ... More

Primordial Hypermagnetic Fields and Triangle AnomalyOct 03 1997The high-temperature plasma above the electroweak scale $\sim 100$ GeV may have contained a primordial hypercharge magnetic field whose anomalous coupling to the fermions induces a transformation of the hypermagnetic energy density into fermionic number. ... More

The baryon spectrum and the hypercentral Constituent Quark ModelOct 02 2015The description of the baryon spectrum is performed using the hypercentral Consituent Quark Model (hCQM), mainly in comparison with the harmonic oscillator (h.o.). Recentlly many new states, at various levels of confidence have been observed, leading ... More

The Hypercentral Constituent Quark ModelJun 19 2015The hypercentral Constituent Quark Model is presented and its application to the description of the electromagnetic properties of baryons is reviewed. The results concerning the elastic nucleon form factors and the electromagnetic excitation of baryon ... More

Path and Path Deviation Equations for p-branesDec 10 2010Dec 04 2011Path and path deviation equations for neutral, charged, spinning and spinning charged test particles, using a modified Bazanski Lagrangian, are derived. We extend this approach to strings and branes. We show how the Bazanski Lagrangian for charged point ... More

Ricci Solitons and Einstein-Scalar Field TheoryAug 22 2008Jan 12 2009B List has recently studied a geometric flow whose fixed points correspond to static Ricci flat spacetimes. It is now known that this flow is in fact Ricci flow modulo pullback by a certain diffeomorphism. We use this observation to associate to each ... More

High-Velocity Clouds Related to the Magellanic SystemSep 03 1999Mar 08 2001The results of the interaction between the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds are revealed through several high velocity complexes which are connected to the Clouds. The exact mechanism of their formation is under some debate, but they remain the only ... More

NLO QCD corrections to the production of off--shell WW pairs at $e^+ e^-$ collidersSep 13 1995Sep 20 1995QCD corrections to $e^+e^- \ra WW \ra q_1 \bar q_1 q_2 \bar q_2$ are computed and presented in a form which allows to impose realistic cuts on the structure of the observed events. QCD radiation substantially modifies the jet--jet invariant mass distributions ... More

Charged Particle-Image Interaction Near a Conducting SurfaceMay 20 2002May 22 2002The interaction of a bulk electron with conducting surfaces is studied by means of Bohm-Pines transformation in the second quantization formalism. The effective interaction potentials are obtained for the case of one plane and two plane configurations ... More

Time evolution for quantum systems at finite temperatureJul 03 1998This paper investigates a new formalism to describe real time evolution of quantum systems at finite temperature. A time correlation function among subsystems will be derived which allows for a probabilistic interpretation. Our derivation is non-perturbative ... More

Heterogeneity of link weight and the evolution of cooperationJul 24 2015Oct 31 2015In this paper, we investigate the effect of "heterogeneity of link weight", heterogeneity of the frequency or amount of interactions among individuals, on the evolution of cooperation. Based on an analysis of the evolutionary prisoner's dilemma game on ... More

Hot and cool plasma ejections in the solar coronaMar 04 2012We present the results of the first attempt of statistical research devoted to the association between X-ray Plasma Ejections (XPEs) and prominences. For this aim, we compared contents of a catalogue of XPEs, observed by the Soft X-ray Telescope onboard ... More

Comment on "Spin-Glass Solution of the Double-Exchange Model in Infinite Dimensions"Apr 16 2006In a paper submitted to the Arxive some time ago (cond-mat/0509270), R. S. Fishman et al. considered double-exchange model on a Bethe lattice in infinite dimensions using dynamical mean-field theory. We present a somewhat different derivation of their ... More

Luminous X-ray AGN in Clusters of GalaxiesMar 03 2010We present a study of X-ray AGN overdensities in 16 Abell clusters, within the redshift range 0.073<z<0.279, in order to investigate the effect of the hot inter-cluster environment on the triggering of the AGN phenomenon. The X-ray AGN overdensities, ... More