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My Favorite Object L1551 IRS 5Mar 22 2016The L1551-IRS 5 source and its associated atomic jet and molecular outflow has been studied for over 40 years. In this overview of the source this fascinating object and its properties are reviewed and its importance today is re-evaluated.

The 1.2 Millimeter Image of the beta Pictoris DiskFeb 24 2003We present millimeter imaging observations in the 1200 micron continuum of the disk around beta Pictoris. With the 25 arcsec beam, the beta Pic disk is unresolved perpendicularly to the disk plane (< 10 arcsec), but slightly resolved in the northeast-southwest ... More

CoRoT: The First Space-Based Transit Survey to Explore the Close-in Planet PopulationApr 24 2019The CoRoT (COnvection, internal ROtation and Transiting planets) space mission was launched in the last days of 2006, becoming the first major space mission dedicated to the search for and study of exoplanets, as well as doing the same for asteroseismological ... More

The way forwardMar 27 2016For the last few decades the study of disks around stars young and old and of different types have progressed significantly. During the same time a completely new discipline, the study of exoplanets, planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, have emerged. ... More

The Spatial Structure of the beta Pictoris Gas DiskOct 06 2003We have used VLT/UVES to spatially resolve the gas disk of beta Pictoris. 88 extended emission lines are observed, with the brightest coming from Fe I, Na I and Ca II. The extent of the gas disk is much larger than previously anticipated; we trace Na ... More

Carbon Burning in Supernovae and Evolving Physical ConstantsOct 18 1999The C(12)+C(12) => Ne(20)+He(4) fusion reaction rate is shown to be extremely sensitive to variations in the strong coupling constant. Connection with the strong coupling constant is established by using the one boson exchange potential for the nuclear ... More

Constraining the Equation of State of Dark Energy with Gamma RaysApr 17 2012Starlight in the Universe impedes the passage of high energy (e.g. TeV) gamma rays due to positron-electron pair production. The history of this stellar radiation field depends upon observations of star formation rate which themselves can only be interpreted ... More

Continuous self-similar evaporation of a rotating cosmic string loopDec 13 2008A solution of the linearized Einstein and Nambu-Goto equations is constructed which describes the evaporation of a certain type of rotating cosmic string - the Allen-Casper-Ottewill loop - under the action of its own self-gravity. The solution evaporates ... More

Characteristics of proposed 3 and 4 telescope configurations for Darwin and TPF-IJun 29 2006The Darwin and TPF-I missions are Infrared free flying interferometer missions based on nulling interferometry. Their main objective is to detect and characterize other Earth-like planets, analyze the composition of their atmospheres and their capability ... More

Cosmic acceleration in models with density dependent moduliMar 12 2004Oct 14 2004The effective equation of state of normal matter is changed in theories where the size of the compact space depends upon the local energy density. In particular we show how the dilution of a fluid due to the expansion of the universe can be compensated ... More

Software Licensing in the Cloud AgeJan 21 2014Cloud computing represents a major shift in information systems architecture, combining both new deployment models and new business models. Rapid provisioning, elastic scaling, and metered usage are essential characteristics of cloud services, and they ... More

Decay of Excited String States at Colliders and Cosmic Ray DetectorsSep 19 2005It is argued that in the context of TeV gravity with large extra dimensions, excited string states produced in colliders and in the interaction of cosmic rays with the atmosphere may decay preferentially into invisible bulk modes, rather than visible ... More

Low-High SNR Transition in Multiuser MIMOSep 15 2014Multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) plays a key role in the widely adopted 3GPP LTE standard for wireless cellular networks. While exact and asymptotic sum-rate results are well known, the problem of obtaining intuitive analytical results for medium signal-to-noise ... More

Topological Objects in 5D Maxwell Einstein SupergravityOct 17 2000Dec 05 2000In this letter is shown that it is possible to obtain scalar hypersurfaces in 5D N=2 SUGRA where the allowed regions with positive definite scalar metric have a non-trivial topology. This situation may aid in the construction of domain wall solutions ... More

Gravitational waveforms from the evaporating ACO cosmic string loopMar 28 2009The linearly polarized gravitational waveforms from a certain type of rotating, evaporating cosmic string - the Allen-Casper-Ottewill loop - are constructed and plotted over the lifetime of the loop. The formulas for the waveforms are simple and exact, ... More

CSL-1: Lensing by a Cosmic String or a Dark Matter Filament?Nov 02 2005Nov 03 2005The lens candidate CSL-1 has been interpreted as evidence for a cosmic string. Here we test the hypothesis that the lensing comes from a tidally disrupted dark matter halo. We calculate the mass-density relationship that one would expect from structure ... More

Time varying gauge couplings and di-nucleon statesMay 08 2002In this talk we discuss the effect upon the di-proton, di-neutron and deuteron of a time variation of the QCD gauge coupling. We describe how a time evolution of the size of extra dimensions can give rise to such a variation and show how this is related ... More

Cosmological Constraints on Large Extra DimensionsJan 12 2001Mar 15 2001We calculate the production of massive Kaluza-Klein(KK) modes via nucleon-nucleon gravi-bremsstrahlung in the early universe. Overproduction of these states would result in early matter domination and therefore a low age for the universe so it is possible ... More

The AU Mic Debris Disk: far-infrared and submillimeter resolved imagingSep 21 2015We present far-infrared and submillimeter maps from the Herschel Space Observatory and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope of the debris disk host star AU Microscopii. Disk emission is detected at 70, 160, 250, 350, 450, 500 and 850 micron. The disk is ... More

KIC 1571511B: A Benchmark Low-Mass Star In An Eclipsing Binary System In The Kepler FieldNov 10 2011KIC 1571511 is a 14d eclipsing binary (EB) in the Kepler dataset. The secondary of this EB is a very low mass star with a mass of 0.14136 +/- 0.00036 M_sun and a radius of 0.17831 +0.00051/-0.00062 R_sun (statistical errors only). The overall system parameters ... More

Comparative Planetology and the Search for Life Beyond the Solar SystemJan 20 2006The study of planets beyond the solar system and the search for other habitable planets and life is just beginning. Ground-based (radial velocity and transits) and space-based surveys (transits and astrometry) will identify planets spanning a wide range ... More

Towards a Molecular Inventory of Protostellar DiscsNov 27 2003The chemical environment in circumstellar discs is a unique diagnostic of the thermal, physical and chemical environment. In this paper we examine the structure of star formation regions giving rise to low mass stars, and the chemical environment inside ... More

K2-60b and epic 216468514b. A sub-jovian and a jovian planet from the k2 missionNov 11 2016We report the characterization and independant detection of K2-60b, as well as the detection and characterization of EPIC 216468514b, two transiting hot gaseous planets from the K2 space mission. We confirm the planetary nature of the two systems and ... More

K2-98 b: A 32-M$_\oplus$ Neptune-sized planet in a 10-day orbit transiting an F8 starAug 03 2016Oct 07 2016We report the discovery of K2-98 b (EPIC 211391664 b), a transiting Neptune-sized planet monitored by the K2 mission during its campaign 5. We combine the K2 time-series data with ground-based photometric and spectroscopic follow-up observations to confirm ... More

Shear Melting at the Crystal-Liquid Interface: Erosion and the Asymmetric Suppression of Interface FluctuationsFeb 17 2016Jul 01 2016The influence of an applied shear on the planar crystal-melt interface is modelled by a nonlinear stochastic partial differential equation of the interface fluctuations. A feature of this theory is the asymmetric destruction of interface fluctuations ... More

Spacetime invariants and their usesApr 26 2015There are various types of global and local spacetime invariant in general relativity. Here I focus on the local invariants obtainable from the curvature tensor and its derivatives. The number of such invariants at each order of differentiation that are ... More

Mixed perturbations from an Inflaton and Two Curvatons - towards understanding non-gaussianity in more complicated curvaton scenariosAug 02 2012We analyse the situation where the primordial curvature perturbations are produced by the joint effects of an inflaton field and two curvaton fields. We present general equations which allow the reader to obtain f_NL for several different scenarios which ... More

Photon Mixing in Domain Walls and the Cosmic Coincidence ProblemJul 02 2005A model is presented where there exists another U(1) gauge group which is extremely weakly coupled to that of QED except inside the core of domain walls. It is possible to choose parameters such that standard model photons crossing such a wall are mixed ... More

Market Mechanism Design for Profitable On-Demand Transport ServicesJan 07 2015On-demand transport services in the form of dial-a-ride and taxis are crucial parts of the transport infrastructure in all major cities. However, not all on-demand transport services are equal. In particular, not-for-profit dial-a-ride services with coordinated ... More

Mather Measures and Ergodic Properties of Kantorovich Operators associated to General Mass TransfersMay 10 2019We introduce and study the convex cone of linear transfers between probability distributions and the dual class of Kantorovich operators between function spaces. The class of linear transfers naturally extend the cone of convex lower semi-continuous energies ... More

Complementarity of Dark Matter Searches at ResonanceJun 12 2014Jan 15 2015We consider models of dark matter where the couplings between the standard model and the dark sector fall at resonance due to kinematics and direct detection experiments become insensitive. To be specific, we consider a simple model of 100 GeV - TeV scale ... More

Time-varying coupling strengths, nuclear forces and unificationDec 20 2001Jan 24 2003We investigate the dependence of the nucleon-nucleon force in the deuteron system on the values of coupling strengths at high energy, which will in general depend on the geometry of extra dimensions. The stability of deuterium at all times after nucleosynthesis ... More

Singlet Fermionic Dark Matter and the Electroweak Phase TransitionMay 15 2013Sep 17 2013We consider a model with a gauge singlet Dirac fermion as a cold dark matter candidate. The dark matter particle communicates with the Standard Model via a gauge singlet scalar mediator that couples to the Higgs. The scalar mediator also serves to create ... More

Optimal Monte Carlo Estimation of Belief Network InferenceFeb 13 2013We present two Monte Carlo sampling algorithms for probabilistic inference that guarantee polynomial-time convergence for a larger class of network than current sampling algorithms provide. These new methods are variants of the known likelihood weighting ... More

Binomial and Multinomial Proportions: Accurate Estimation and Reliable Assessment of AccuracyJan 31 2016Misestimates of $\sigma_{P_o}$, the \emph{uncertainty} in $P_o$ from a 2-state Bayes equation used for binary classification, apparently arose from $\hat{\sigma}_{p_i}$, the uncertainty in underlying pdfs estimated from experimental $b$-bin histograms. ... More

Supernova limits on brane world cosmologyNov 01 2005Jan 22 2006By combining the first year data from the Supernova Legacy Survey (SN LS) and the recent detection of the baryon acoustic peak in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, we are able to place strong constraints on models where the cosmic acceleration is due ... More

How the Quantum Sorites Phenomenon Strengthens Bell's ArgumentMar 06 2014Recently, Colbeck and Renner (2011) [arXiv:1005.5173] published a theorem that appears to be stronger than the Bell (1964) theorem in a way that is more significant than the other variations of Bell's theorem that have been published in the 50 years since ... More

Star-Planet InteractionsSep 25 2008Much effort has been invested in recent years, both observationally and theoretically, to understand the interacting processes taking place in planetary systems consisting of a hot Jupiter orbiting its star within 10 stellar radii. Several independent ... More

Capture of Inelastic Dark Matter in White DwarvesJan 15 2010May 26 2010We consider the capture of inelastic dark matter in white dwarves by inelastic spin-independent scattering on nuclei. We show that if the dark matter annihilates to standard-model particles then, under the assumption of primordial globular cluster formation, ... More

Expansion history and f(R) modified gravityJan 31 2007Nov 29 2007We attempt to fit cosmological data using $f(R)$ modified Lagrangians containing inverse powers of the Ricci scalar varied with respect to the metric. While we can fit the supernova data well, we confirm the $a\propto t^{1/2}$ behaviour at medium to high ... More

Baryogenesis and Dark Matter with Vector-like FermionsJul 30 2013Nov 05 2013We show that vector-like fermions can act as the dark matter candidate in the universe whilst also playing a crucial role in electroweak baryogenesis through contributing to the barrier in the one-loop thermal scalar potential. In order for the new fermions ... More

Ferroelectrics Manipulate Magnetic Bloch Skyrmions in a Composite BilayerApr 29 2016Aug 26 2016Theoretical investigation demonstrates that the composite bilayer (i.e., chiral-magnetic/ferroelectric bilayer) offers the possibility of electric-induced magnetic Skyrmions [Phys. Rev. B \textbf{94}, 014311 (2016)]. In this Article, we propose a micromagnetic ... More

Tachyon Hair for Two-Dimensional Black HolesNov 01 1993Using a combination of analytical and numerical methods, we obtain a two-dimensional spacetime describing a black hole with tachyon hair. The physical ADM mass of the black hole is finite. The presence of tachyon hair increases the Hawking temperature. ... More

The experimental lifetime alpha-quantization of the 36 metastable elementary particle lifetimesJun 06 2008The fine structure constant alpha ~ 1/137 appears as a lifetime scaling factor for the 36 metastable (t > 10^-21 sec) elementary particles -- 34 hadrons and the mu and tau leptons. The hadrons divide into 24 long-lived unpaired-quark (UQ) and 3 short-lived ... More

Relative weak mixing of W*-dynamical systems via joiningsAug 22 2017A characterization of relative weak mixing in W*-dynamical systems in terms of a relatively independent joining is proven.

44 Validated Planets from K2 Campaign 10Jun 29 2018We present 44 validated planets from the 10$^\mathrm{th}$ observing campaign of the NASA $K2$ mission, as well as high resolution spectroscopy and speckle imaging follow-up observations. These 44 planets come from an initial set of 72 vetted candidates, ... More

K2-155: A Bright Metal-Poor M Dwarf with Three Transiting Super-EarthsJan 22 2018Jan 24 2018We report on the discovery of three transiting super-Earths around K2-155 (EPIC 210897587), a relatively bright early M dwarf ($V=12.81$ mag) observed during Campaign 13 of the NASA K2 mission. To characterize the system and validate the planet candidates, ... More

EPIC 219388192 b - an inhabitant of the brown dwarf desert in the Ruprecht 147 open clusterOct 26 2016We report the discovery of EPIC 219388192 b, a transiting brown dwarf in a 5.3-day orbit around a member star of Ruprecht-147, the oldest nearby open cluster association, which was photometrically monitored by K2 during its Campaign 7. We combine the ... More

Note on the dark matter explanation of the ARCADE excess and AMS dataJul 17 2014Dec 18 2014In this paper we show that positron data from AMS seems to rule out the explanation of the ARCADE isotropic radio background excess in terms of self-annihilating dark matter. In earlier works it was found that leptonic annihilation channels of light dark ... More

Electroweak Vacuum Stability in light of BICEP2Mar 26 2014Apr 30 2014We consider the effect of a period of inflation with a high energy density upon the stability of the Higgs potential in the early universe. The recent measurement of a large tensor-to-scalar ratio, $r_T \sim 0.16$, by the BICEP-2 experiment possibly implies ... More

Topological and Hopf charges of a twisted Skyrmion stringAug 03 2015We study topological and Hopf charges of a twisted Skyrmion string. Topological and Hopf charges are defined with the same definition, only differ in vortex solution component.

Electron generation of leptons and hadrons with reciprocal alpha-quantized lifetimes and massesJun 03 2005Hadron elementary particle measurements have long revealed an alpha-dependence in the long-lived threshold-state lifetimes, together with an alpha-related mass structure, where alpha ~ 1/137 is the fine structure constant. A detailed lifetime analysis ... More

The p-width of the alternating groupsOct 13 2017Dec 08 2017Let $p$ be a fixed prime. For a finite group generated by elements of order $p$, the $p$-width is defined to be the minimal $k\in\mathbb{N}$ such that any group element can be written as a product of at most $k$ elements of order $p$. Let $A_{n}$ denote ... More

Spin-independent elastic WIMP scattering and the DAMA annual modulation signalAug 05 2008Dec 19 2008We discuss the interpretation of the annual modulation signal seen in the DAMA experiment in terms of spin-independent elastic WIMP scattering. Taking into account channeling in the crystal as well as the spectral signature of the modulation signal we ... More

Reducing the Solar Neutrino Background Using Polarised Helium-3May 27 2016Sep 04 2016Future dark matter detectors plan to have sensitivities such that solar neutrinos will start to become a problematic background. In this work we show that a polarised helium-3 detector would in principle be able to eliminate 98% of these events when the ... More

Two component dark matterOct 23 2008Apr 21 2009We explain the PAMELA positron excess and the PPB-BETS/ATIC e+ + e- data using a simple two component dark matter model (2DM). The two particle species in the dark matter sector are assumed to be in thermal equilibrium in the early universe. While one ... More

Compact Stars as Dark Matter ProbesSep 10 2007Nov 15 2007We discuss the consequences of the accretion of dark matter (DM) particles on compact stars such as white dwarfs and neutron stars. We show that in large regions of the DM parameter space, these objects are sensitive probes of the presence of DM and can ... More

Neutrino emission via the plasma process in a magnetized plasmaJan 13 1999Neutrino emission via the plasma process using the vertex formalism for QED in a strongly magnetized plasma is considered. A new vertex function is introduced to include the axial vector part of the weak interaction. Our results are compared with previous ... More

Exploiting Subgraph Structure in Multi-Robot Path PlanningOct 31 2011Multi-robot path planning is difficult due to the combinatorial explosion of the search space with every new robot added. Complete search of the combined state-space soon becomes intractable. In this paper we present a novel form of abstraction that allows ... More

The involution width of finite simple groupsNov 21 2016For a finite group generated by involutions, the involution width is defined to be the minimal $k\in\mathbb{N}$ such that any group element can be written as a product of at most $k$ involutions. We show that the involution width of every non-abelian ... More

The Potential of the Dwarf Galaxy Triangulum II for Dark Matter Indirect DetectionApr 04 2016Sep 11 2016The recently discovered object Triangulum II appears to be an ultra faint dwarf spheroidal galaxy which may be one of the most dark matter dominated objects yet known. In this work we try to estimate the potential of this object for studies of the indirect ... More

Photon-Axion mixing in an inhomogeneous universeJul 24 2002May 28 2003We consider the dimming of photons from high redshift type 1a supernovae by mixing with a pseudoscalar axion field in the intergalactic medium. We model the electron density using a lognormal probability distribution and assume frozen in magnetic fields. ... More

Brane Splitting via Quantum TunnelingJun 01 2001Apr 26 2002We study the two-centred AdS_7 x S^4 solution of eleven-dimensional supergravity using the Euclidean path-integral approach, and find that it can be interpreted as an instanton, signalling the splitting of the throat of the M5 brane. The instanton is ... More

Detecting Fluorescent Dark Matter with X-ray lasersNov 12 2017Jun 22 2018Fluorescent Dark Matter has been suggested as a possible explanation of both the 3.5 keV excess in the diffuse emission of the Perseus Cluster and of the deficit at the same energy in the central active galaxy within that cluster, NGC 1275. In this work ... More

Interferometric Space Missions for the Search for Terrestrial Exoplanets: Requirements on the Rejection RatioJun 30 2006The requirements on space missions designed to study Terrestrial exoplanets are discussed. We then investigate whether the design of such a mission, specifically the Darwin nulling interferometer, can be carried out in a simplified scenario. The key element ... More

Effects of voids on the reconstruction of the equation of state of Dark EnergyJun 08 2011Oct 12 2011We quantify the effects of the voids known to exist in the Universe upon the reconstruction of the dark energy equation of state $w$. We show that the effect can start to be comparable with some of the other errors taken into account when analysing supernova ... More

Reversible Region of Non-Interest (RONI) Watermarking for Authentication of DICOM ImagesJan 08 2011This paper introduces current watermarking techniques available from the literatures. Requirements for medical watermarking will be discussed. We then propose a watermarking scheme that can recover the original image from the watermarked one. The purpose ... More

The population of massive X-ray binaries I. The Large Magellanic CloudJan 28 2002We present high resolution blue spectroscopy of an almost complete sample of optical counterparts to massive X-ray binaries in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and derive their spectral classification. We find an spectral type B0II for the optical counterpart ... More

Efficient Dealiased Convolutions without PaddingAug 07 2010Feb 11 2011Algorithms are developed for calculating dealiased linear convolution sums without the expense of conventional zero-padding or phase-shift techniques. For one-dimensional in-place convolutions, the memory requirements are identical with the zero-padding ... More

Spitzer Infrared Observations and Independent Validation of the Transiting Super-Earth CoRoT-7bOct 24 2011The detection and characterization of the first transiting super-Earth, CoRoT-7 b, has required an unprecedented effort in terms of telescope time and analysis. Although the star does display a radial velocity signal at the period of the planet, this ... More

Doppler tomography of transiting exoplanets: A prograde, low-inclined orbit for the hot Jupiter CoRoT-11bJun 18 2012Jun 19 2012We report the detection of the Doppler shadow of the transiting hot Jupiter CoRoT-11b. Our analysis is based on line-profile tomography of time-series, Keck/HIRES high-resolution spectra acquired during the transit of the planet. We measured a sky-projected, ... More

The transiting multi-planet system HD3167: a 5.7 MEarth Super-Earth and a 8.3 MEarth mini-NeptuneJun 08 2017HD3167 is a bright (V=8.9 mag) K0V star observed by the NASA's K2 space mission during its Campaign 8. It has been recently found to host two small transiting planets, namely, HD3167b, an ultra short period (0.96 d) super-Earth, and HD3167c, a mini-Neptune ... More

The Origins Space Telescope: Towards An Understanding of Temperate Planetary AtmospheresMar 21 2018The Origins Space Telescope (OST) is one of four mission concepts currently being studied by NASA in preparation for the Astrophysics 2020 Decadal Survey. With active cooling (~4 K), OST will be sensitive in mid- to far-IR wavelengths, using imaging and ... More

Hysteresis and the dynamic phase transition in thin ferromagnetic filmsDec 11 2000Apr 03 2001Hysteresis and the non-equilibrium dynamic phase transition in thin magnetic films subject to an oscillatory external field have been studied by Monte Carlo simulation. The model under investigation is a classical Heisenberg spin system with a bilinear ... More

Luminous Lyman Break Galaxies at z>5 and the Source of ReionizationDec 19 2002Apr 24 2003We have discovered six galaxies with spectroscopically confirmed redshifts of 4.8<z<5.8 in a single 44 square arcminute field imaged deeply in R, I and z-bands. All the spectra show an emission-line in the region around 7000-8400 angstroms with a spectroscopically-detected ... More

Pseudo-Spin Based Dynamical Model for Polarisation Switching in FerroelectricsJun 29 2015Dec 07 2015A microscopic view of the response of the electric dipoles to a dynamic external field in a ferroelectric (FE) chain has been studied by two spin dynamics methods. One is the prominent micromagnetic approach, and the other is the micromagnetic approach ... More

Spin Dynamics in Driven Composite MultiferroicsAug 07 2015Sep 29 2015A spin dynamics approach has been used to study the behavior of the magnetic spins and the electric pseudo-spins in a 1-D composite multiferroic chain with a linear magneto-electric coupling at the interface. The response is investigated with either external ... More

A "nu" look at gravitational waves: The black hole birth rate from neutrinos combined with the merger rate from LIGOApr 17 2017Jul 21 2017We make projections for measuring the black hole birth rate from the diffuse supernova neutrino background (DSNB) by future neutrino experiments, and constrain the black hole merger fraction $\epsilon$, when combined with information on the black hole ... More

AtomtronicsNov 23 2015The progress achieved in micro-fabricating potential for cold atoms has defined a new field in quantum technology - Atomtronics - where a variety of 'atom circuits' of very different spatial shapes and depth have been devised for atom manipulation, with ... More

Assurance for sample size determination in reliability demonstration testingMay 21 2019Manufacturers are required to demonstrate products meet reliability targets. A typical way to achieve this is with reliability demonstration tests (RDTs), in which a number of products are put on test and the test is passed if a target reliability is ... More

Voids as Alternatives to Dark Energy and the Propagation of Gamma Rays through the UniverseNov 19 2011We test the opacity of a void Universe to TeV energy gamma rays having obtained the extra-galactic background light in that Universe using a simple model and the observed constraints on the star formation rate history. We find that the void Universe has ... More

Proton-Proton Fusion in Effective Field Theory to Fifth OrderJan 08 2001The proton-proton fusion process p p->d e^+ nu_e is calculated at threshold to fifth order in pionless effective field theory. There are two unknown two-body currents contributing at the second and fourth orders. Combined with the previous results for ... More

Local sheet conductivity and sheet current density mapping using a single scanning voltage probeSep 18 2013We demonstrate how a single scanning voltage probe can be used to map the local conductivity and current density in a thin film with no a priori knowledge of the geometry of the electrical contacts. With state-of-the-art scanning voltage probes, under ... More

Randall-Sundrum black holes and strange starsJun 25 2002Apr 18 2003It has recently been suggested that the existence of bare strange stars is incompatible with low scale gravity scenarios. It has been claimed that in such models, high energy neutrinos incident on the surface of a bare strange star would lead to catastrophic ... More

Local integrals of motion in the two-site Anderson-Hubbard modelNov 23 2016It has been proposed that the states of fully many-body localized systems can be described in terms of conserved local pseudospins. Due to the multitude of ways to define these, the explicit identification of the optimally local pseudospins in specific ... More

Dynamic Response in a Finite Size Composite Multiferroic Thin FilmNov 06 2015Mar 31 2016Composite multiferroics, heterostructures of ferromagnetic (FM) and ferroelectric (FE) materials, are characterized by a remarkable magnetoelectric effect at the interface. Previous work has supported the ferromagnetic structure with magnetic spins and ... More

Driving Skyrmions in a Composite BilayerJun 15 2016Aug 05 2016Magnetic skyrmions and multiferroics are the most interesting objects in nanostructure science that have great potential in future spin-electronic technology. The study of multiferroic skyrmions has attracted much interest in recent years. This article ... More

Non-Singularity of the Exact Two-Dimensional String Black HoleFeb 09 1993Feb 10 1993We study the global structure of the exact two-dimensional space-time which emerges from string theory. Previous work has shown that in the semi-classical limit, this is a black hole similar to the Schwarzschild solution. However, we find that in the ... More

Large extra dimensions, the galaxy power spectrum and the end of inflationNov 29 2001Feb 19 2002We consider the production of gravitational KK modes via cosmological photon-photon and electron-positron annihilation in models with large factorisable extra dimensions. We place constraints on this production using recent results from a joint analysis ... More

Elastic and Inelastic Neutrino-Deuteron Scattering in Effective Field TheoryMay 27 1999Jun 01 1999The differential cross-sections for elastic and inelastic neutrino-deuteron scattering are calculated analytically using nucleon-nucleon effective field theory. For elastic scattering, the deuteron axial form factor and the deuteron strange magnetic moment ... More

Machine Learning, Clustering, and PolymorphyMar 27 2013This paper describes a machine induction program (WITT) that attempts to model human categorization. Properties of categories to which human subjects are sensitive includes best or prototypical members, relative contrasts between putative categories, ... More

BRS and Anti-BRS Symmetry in Topological Yang--Mills TheorySep 21 1992We incorporate both BRS symmetry and anti-BRS symmetry into the quantisation of topological Yang--Mills theory. This refines previous treatments which consider only the BRS symmetry. Our formalism brings out very clearly the geometrical meaning of topological ... More

Interacting Chiral Gauge Fields in Six Dimensions and Born-Infeld TheoryNov 09 1996Dimensional reduction of a self-dual tensor gauge field in 6d gives an Abelian vector gauge field in 5d. We derive the conditions under which an interacting 5d theory of an Abelian vector gauge field is the dimensional reduction of a 6d Lorentz invariant ... More

Real fermionic symmetry in type II supergravityAug 18 2010Jan 13 2011It is known that the transformations of fermionic T-duality, derived from the worldsheet theory, generically transform real supergravity backgrounds to complex supergravity backgrounds. We consider the low-energy target space theory and show that the ... More

Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars Unveiled by K2Oct 09 2017Jan 19 2018We present the detection and follow-up observations of planetary candidates around low-mass stars observed by the K2 mission. Based on light-curve analysis, adaptive-optics imaging, and optical spectroscopy at low and high resolution (including radial ... More

Detectability of dirty dust grains in brown dwarf atmospheresMar 14 2006Dust clouds influence the atmospheric structure of brown dwarfs, and they affect the heat transfer and change the gas-phase chemistry. However, the physics of their formation and evolution is not well understood. In this letter, we predict dust signatures ... More

Quantum interference and weak localisation effects in the interlayer magnetoresistance of layered metalsApr 09 2008Studies of angle-dependent magnetoresistance oscillations (AMRO) in the interlayer conductivity of layered metals have generally considered semi-classical electron transport. We consider a quantum correction to the semi-classical conductivity that arises ... More

Varying alpha and black hole entropyDec 10 2002Feb 04 2003Recently it has been suggested that an increase in the fine structure constant alpha with time would decrease the entropy of a Reissner-Nordstrom black hole, thereby violating the second law of thermodynamics. In this note we point out that, at least ... More

Electromagnetic Polarisability of the Nucleon in Chiral Perturbation TheorySep 01 1992We compute the polarisability of the nucleon to leading order in chiral perturbation theory. The contributions from kaons and baryon resonances as intermediate states are included in addition to the contribution from pions and nucleons that had been previously ... More

Frequency-dependent polarizability, plasmons, and screening in the 2D pseudospin-1 dice latticeJan 25 2016Mar 11 2016We calculate the dynamic polarizability under the random phase approximation for the dice lattice. This two-dimensional system gives rise to massless Dirac fermions with pseudospin-1 in the low-energy quantum excitation spectrum, providing a Dirac-cone ... More