Results for "Maria Lugaro"

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Advances in s-process modelsOct 01 2000Within the framework of the current models for the slow neutron capture (s) process in Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars we explore the uncertainties introduced by the assumptions made on stellar modeling. On the basis of star models constructed with ... More
On the internal pollution mechanisms in the globular cluster NGC 6121 (M4): heavy-element abundances and AGB modelsApr 25 2013Globular clusters display significant variations in their light-element content, pointing to the existence of a second stellar generation formed from the ejecta of an earlier generation. The nature of these internal polluters is still a matter of debate: ... More
Radioactivities in Low- and Intermediate-Mass StarsOct 07 2010Oct 26 2010Energy in stars is provided by nuclear reactions, which, in many cases, produce radioactive nuclei. When stable nuclei are irradiated by a flux of protons or neutrons, capture reactions push stable matter out of stability into the regime of unstable species. ... More
Stellar yields from metal-rich asymptotic giant branch modelsApr 07 2016We present new theoretical stellar yields and surface abundances for three grids of metal-rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) models. Post-processing nucleosynthesis results are presented for stellar models with initial masses between 1$M_{\odot}$ and ... More
Heavy element abundances in planetary nebulae: A theorist's perspectiveSep 28 2009The determination of heavy element abundances from planetary nebula (PN) spectra provides an exciting opportunity to study the nucleosynthesis occurring in the progenitor asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star. We perform post-processing calculations on AGB ... More
The s-Process in Rotating Asymptotic Giant Branch StarsMay 26 2003(abridged) We model the nucleosynthesis during the thermal pulse phase of a rotating, solar metallicity AGB star of 3M_sun. Rotationally induced mixing during the thermal pulses produces a layer (~2E-5M_sun) on top of the CO-core where large amounts of ... More
The s-process in rotating AGB starsFeb 04 2002We discuss the occurrence of the s-process during the radiative interpulse phase of rotating AGB stars. Due to differential rotation, protons are mixed into C12-rich layers after thermal pulses, in the course of the so called third dredge up episode. ... More
Mixing and the s-process in rotating AGB starsFeb 14 2003We model the nucleosynthesis during a radiative interpulse phase of a rotating 3Msun Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) star. We find an enhanced production of the neutron source species C13 compared to non-rotating models due to shear mixing of protons and ... More
Germanium Production in Asymptotic Giant Branch stars: Implications for Observations of Planetary NebulaeJan 16 2007Observations of planetary nebulae (PNe) by Sterling, Dinerstein and Bowers have revealed abundances in the neutron-capture element Germanium (Ge) from solar to factors of 3 -- 10 above solar. The enhanced Ge is an indication that the slow-neutron capture ... More
Fe-deficiency in H-deficient post-AGB stars due to n-capture nucleosynthesisFeb 07 2002H-deficient post-AGB objects, e.g. PG1159 type star K1-16 and born-again AGB star Sakurai's object, have been reported to be significantly iron-deficient. We find that the iron deficiencies expected due to neutron-capture nucleosynthesis during either ... More
The s process in asymptotic giant branch stars of low metallicity and the composition of carbon-enhanced metal-poor starsDec 13 2011We present models for the slow neutron-capture process (s process) in asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars of metallicity [Fe/H]=-2.3 and masses 0.9 Msun to 6 Msun. We encountered different regimes of neutron-capture nucleosynthesis increasing in importance ... More
Reaction Rate Uncertainties: NeNa and MgAl in AGB StarsJul 24 2006We study the effect of uncertainties in the proton-capture reaction rates of the NeNa and MgAl chains on nucleosynthesis due to the operation of hot bottom burning (HBB) in intermediate-mass asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars. HBB nucleosynthesis is ... More
The intermediate neutron-capture process and carbon-enhanced metal-poor starsAug 30 2016Carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP) stars in the Galactic Halo display enrichments in heavy elements associated with either the s (slow) or the r (rapid) neutron-capture process (e.g., barium and europium respectively), and in some cases they display evidence ... More
Evolution and nucleosynthesis of extremely metal-poor and metal-free low- and intermediate-mass stars II. s-process nucleosynthesis during the core He flashOct 11 2010Models of primordial and hyper-metal-poor stars with masses similar to the Sun experience an ingestion of protons into the hot core during the core helium flash phase at the end of their red giant branch evolution. This produces a concurrent secondary ... More
Si Isotopic Ratios in Mainstream Presolar SiC Grains RevisitedAug 06 1999Although mainstream SiC grains, the major group of presolar SiC grains found in meteorites, are believed to have originated in the expanding envelope of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars during their late carbon-rich phases, their Si isotopic ratios ... More
Can Galactic chemical evolution explain the oxygen isotopic variations in the Solar System?Sep 11 2012A number of objects in primitive meteorites have oxygen isotopic compositions that place them on a distinct, mass-independent fractionation line with a slope of one on a three-isotope plot. The most popular model for describing how this fractionation ... More
Could SiC A+B grains have originated in a post-AGB thermal pulse?Feb 07 2002The carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios of pre-solar SiC grains of type A+B suggest a proton-limited nucleosynthetic process as encountered, for instance, during the very late thermal pulse of post-AGB stars. We study the nuclear processes during this ... More
Cosmological implications of dwarf spheroidal chemical evolutionFeb 22 2006Apr 10 2006The chemical properties of dwarf spheroidals in the local group are shown to be inconsistent with star formation being truncated after the reionization epoch (z~8). Enhanced levels of [Ba/Y] in stars in dwarf spheroidals like Sculptor indicate strong ... More
HR4049: signature of nova nucleosynthesis ?Aug 16 2004The post-Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) star HR4049 is in an eccentric binary system with a relatively short period probably surrounded by a dusty circumbinary disk. Extremely anomalous oxygen isotopic ratios, O16/O17 ~ O16/O18 ~ 7, have been measured ... More
Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grainsApr 15 2013Micron-sized stardust grains that originated in ancient stars are recovered from meteorites and analysed using high-resolution mass spectrometry. The most widely studied type of stardust is silicon carbide (SiC). Thousands of these grains have been analysed ... More
Heavy Element Nucleosynthesis in the Brightest Galactic Asymptotic Giant Branch starsMar 13 2012Apr 18 2012We present updated calculations of stellar evolutionary sequences and detailed nucleosynthesis predictions for the brightest asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars in the Galaxy with masses between 5Msun to 9Msun, with an initial metallicity of Z =0.02 ([Fe/H] ... More
A New Astrophysical Interpretation of the Si and Ti Isotopic Compositions of Mainstream SiC Grains from Primitive MeteoritesSep 16 1998Mainstream presolar SiC grains from primitive meteorites show a clear s-process signature in the isotopic composition of heavy trace elements. These grains most likely condensed in the winds of a variety of AGB stars. However, the non-solar and correlated ... More
Nucleosynthesis Predictions for Intermediate-Mass AGB Stars: Comparison to Observations of Type I Planetary NebulaeSep 08 2008Type I planetary nebulae (PNe) have high He/H and N/O ratios and are thought to be descendants of stars with initial masses of ~3-8Msun. These characteristics indicate that the progenitor stars experienced proton-capture nucleosynthesis at the base of ... More
Origin of the p-process radionuclides 92Nb and 146Sm in the early Solar System and inferences on the birth of the SunJan 22 2016The abundances of 92Nb and 146Sm in the early Solar System are determined from meteoritic analysis and their stellar production is attributed to the p process. We investigate if their origin from thermonuclear supernovae deriving from the explosion of ... More
s-Process Nucleosynthesis in AGB Stars: A Test for Stellar EvolutionDec 16 2002[abridged] We study the s-process in AGB stars using three different stellar evolutionary models computed for a 3Msun and solar metallicity star. First we investigate the formation and the efficiency of the main neutron source. We parametrically vary ... More
The consequences of a nearby supernova on the early Solar SystemFeb 12 2018If the Sun was born in a relatively compact open cluster (half-mass radius ~3pc) with ~10^3 stars, it is quite likely that a massive (>10MSun) star was nearby when it exploded in a supernova. The repercussions of a supernova can be rather profound, and ... More
The impact of the 18F(a,p)21Ne reaction on fluorine production in AGB starsDec 11 2008The recent experimental evaluation of the 18F(a,p)21Ne reaction rate, when considering its associated uncertainties, presented significant differences compared to the theoretical Hauser-Feshbach rate. This was most apparent at the low temperatures relevant ... More
The impact of the 18F(a,p)21Ne reaction on asymptotic giant branch nucleosynthesisDec 18 2007We present detailed models of low and intermediate-mass asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars with and without the 18F(a,p)21Ne reaction included in the nuclear network, where the rate for this reaction has been recently experimentally evaluated for the ... More
The consequences of a nearby supernova on the early Solar SystemFeb 12 2018Apr 11 2018If the Sun was born in a relatively compact open cluster, it is quite likely that a massive (10MSun) star was nearby when it exploded in a supernova. The repercussions of a supernova can be rather profound, and the current Solar System may still bear ... More
Heavy-element yields and abundances of Asymptotic Giant Branch models with a Small Magellanic Cloud metallicityMar 06 2018We present new theoretical stellar yields and surface abundances for asymptotic giant branch (AGB) models with a metallicity appropriate for stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC, $Z= 0.0028$, [Fe/H] $\approx -0.7$). New evolutionary sequences and ... More
Europium s-process signature at close-to-solar metallicity in stardust SiC grains from AGB starsMar 24 2013Individual mainstream stardust silicon carbide (SiC) grains and a SiC-enriched bulk sample from the Murchison carbonaceous meteorite have been analyzed by the Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe - Reverse Geometry (SHRIMP-RG) for Eu isotopes. The ... More
Evolution and nucleosynthesis of helium-rich asymptotic giant branch modelsJul 02 2015There is now strong evidence that some stars have been born with He mass fractions as high as $Y \approx 0.40$ (e.g., in $\omega$ Centauri). However, the advanced evolution, chemical yields, and final fates of He-rich stars are largely unexplored. We ... More
Rubidium abundances in the globular clusters NGC 6752, NGC 1904 and NGC 104 (47 Tuc)Aug 22 2013Large star-to-star variations of the abundances of proton-capture elements, such as Na and O, in globular clusters (GCs) are interpreted as the effect of internal pollution resulting from the presence of multiple stellar populations. To better constrain ... More
Reaction Rates Uncertainties and the Production of F19 in AGB StarsJul 27 2004We present nucleosynthesis calculations and the resulting 19F stellar yields for a large set of models with different masses and metallicity. We find that the production of fluorine depends on the temperature of the convective pulses, the amount of primary ... More
The impact of updated Zr neutron-capture cross sections and new asymptotic giant branch models on our understanding of the s process and the origin of stardustNov 12 2013We present model predictions for the Zr isotopic ratios produced by slow neutron captures in C-rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars of masses 1.25 to 4 Msun and metallicities Z=0.01 to 0.03, and compare them to data from single meteoritic stardust ... More
Short-lived radioactivity in the early Solar System: the Super-AGB star hypothesisAug 29 2012The composition of the most primitive Solar System condensates, such as calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAI) and micron-sized corundum grains, show that short-lived radionuclides (SLR), e.g., 26Al, were present in the early Solar System. Their abundances ... More
Fluorine variations in the globular cluster NGC 6656 (M22): implications for internal enrichment timescalesOct 29 2012Nov 17 2012Observed chemical (anti)correlations in proton-capture elements among globular cluster stars are presently recognized as the signature of self-enrichment from now extinct, previous generations of stars. This defines the multiple population scenario. Since ... More
The effect of the 19F(alpha,p)22Ne reaction rate uncertainty on the yield of fluorine from Wolf-Rayet StarsApr 06 2005In the light of recent recalculations of the \el{19}{F}(alpha,p)\el{22}{Ne} reaction rate we present results of the expected yield of \el{19}{F} from Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars. We have computed models using the upper and lower limits for the rate in addition ... More
The Role of Massive Agb Stars in the Early Solar System CompositionDec 23 2008We demonstrate that a massive asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star is a good candidate as the main source of short-lived radionuclides in the early solar system. Recent identification of massive (4-8 solar masses) AGB stars in the Galaxy, which are both ... More
Stellar origin of the 182Hf cosmochronometer and the presolar history of solar system matterAug 09 2014Among the short-lived radioactive nuclei inferred to be present in the early solar system via meteoritic analyses, there are several heavier than iron whose stellar origin has been poorly understood. In particular, the abundances inferred for 182Hf (half-life ... More
The prime spectrum of a quantum Bruhat cell translateJul 08 1997Jul 10 1997The prime spectra of two families of algebras, $S^w$ and $\check{S}^w$, $w\in W,$ indexed by the Weyl group $W$ of a semisimple finitely dimensional are studied. The algebras $S^w$ have been introduced by A.~Joseph; they are $q$-analogues of the algebras ... More
The Two-Peak Model of LS I +61303: Radio Spectral Index AnalysisSep 10 2010The most puzzling aspect of the radio emission from LSI+61303 is that the large periodic radio outburst, with period equal to the orbital one, occurs very displaced from periastron passage, nearly at apoastron. In 1992, Taylor, one of the discoverers ... More
Closure properties of predicates recognized by deterministic and non-deterministic asynchronous automataOct 14 2010Let A be a finite alphabet and let L contained in (A*)^n be an n-variable language over A. We say that L is regular if it is the language accepted by a synchronous n-tape finite state automaton, it is quasi-regular if it is accepted by an asynchronous ... More
On a generic Verma module at the critical level over affine Lie superalgebrasApr 12 2005Jan 23 2007We describe the structure of a Verma module with a generic highest weight at the critical level over a symmetrizable affine Lie superalgebra not of the type A(2k,2l)^{(4)}. We obtain the character formula for a simple module with a generic highest weight ... More
Generalization of the "Stark unit" for abelian L-functions with multiple zerosDec 14 2008For an abelian extension of number fields we show that the Stark conjecture for all Artin L-functions with zero of order r is equivalent to existence of a special element in the rational span of the r-th exterior power of the Galois module of units of ... More
Bounding dimension of ambient space by density for mean curvature flowMar 01 2005For an ancient solution of the mean curvature flow, we show that each time slice M_t is contained in an affine subspace with dimension bounded in terms of the density and the dimension of the evolving submanifold. Recall that an ancient solution is a ... More
The 1D parabolic-parabolic Patlak-Keller-Segel model of chemotaxis: the particular integrable case and soliton solutionApr 27 2015Sep 28 2016In this paper we investigate the one-dimensional parabolic-parabolic Patlak-Keller-Segel model of chemotaxis. For the case when the diffusion coefficient of chemical substance is equal to two, in terms of travelling wave variables the reduced system appears ... More
A Radon-Nikodym theorem for completely n-positive linear maps on pro-C*-algebras and its applicationsJan 09 2007The order relation on the set of completely n-positive linear maps from a pro-C*-algebra A to L(H), the C*-algebra of bounded linear operators on a Hilbert space H, is characterized in terms of the representation associated with each completely n-positive ... More
Spectroscopic studies of star forming regionsDec 14 2006This paper reviews the results of studies of star forming regions, carried out at the Konkoly Observatory in the last two decades. The studies involved distance determination of star-forming dark clouds, search for candidate pre-main sequence stars, and ... More
On the cyclotomic Hecke algebras of complex reflection groupsOct 03 2007Following the definition of Rouquier for the "families of characters" of a Weyl group and its generalization to the case of complex reflection groups, already appeared in the works of Broue-Kim and Malle-Rouquier, we show that these "families" depend ... More
Degree and valuation of the Schur elements of cyclotomic Hecke algebrasFeb 28 2008Aug 12 2008Following the generalization of the notion of families of characters, defined by Lusztig for Weyl groups, to the case of complex reflection groups, thanks to the definition given by Rouquier, we show that the degree and the valuation of the Schur elements ... More
SUSY@LHC.CERN.CHJan 01 2008I discuss the program of work towards discoveries at the LHC, and I include seeds for orientation and navigation in the parameter space given the foreseen multitude of excesses at startup.
Photoproduction of isolated photons at HERA in NLO QCDOct 18 2001The NLO QCD calculation for the photoproduction of the isolated photon with a large $p_T$ at the HERA $ep$ collider is presented. The single resolved photon contribution and the QCD corrections of order $\alpha_s$ to the Born term are consistently included. ... More
Towards the NNPDF3.0 parton set for the second LHC runJul 11 2014The full exploitation of the increasingly precise LHC measurements is essential in order to reduce the uncertainty of theoretical predictions at hadron colliders. The NNPDF2.3 fit was the first PDF determination including the effect of the early LHC data. ... More
Universality classes for the "ricepile" model with absorbing propertiesSep 10 1999The absorbing "ricepile" model with stochastic toppling rules has been numerically studied. Local limited, local unlimited, nonlocal limited and nonlocal unlimited versions of the absorbing model have been investigated. Transport properties and different ... More
The role of hadronic cascades in GRB models of efficient neutrino productionMay 29 2014We investigate the effects of hadronic cascades on the gamma-ray burst (GRB) prompt emission spectra in scenarios of efficient neutrino production. By assuming a fiducial GRB spectrum and a power-law proton distribution extending to ultra-high energies, ... More
Late-type Stars in the Inner GalaxyJul 27 2004Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars are good tracers of the Galactic structure. They are bright in the infrared and can therefore be detected even in the most obscured regions of the Galaxy. Maser emission from their circumstellar envelopes can be detected ... More
Role of input atomic data in spectroscopic analyses of the Sun and metal-poor starsApr 08 2011Analysis of high-resolution stellar spectra relies heavily upon atomic data. These include energy levels, wavelengths, cross-sections for various types of interactions between particles and photons, such as photoionization and collision induced transitions. ... More
Ionization balance of Ti in the photospheres of the Sun and four late-type starsJan 04 2011In this paper we investigate statistical equilibrium of Ti in the atmospheres of late-type stars. The Ti I/Ti II level populations are computed with available experimental atomic data, except for photoionization and collision induced transition rates, ... More
On multipliers of Hilbert modules over locally C*-algebrasJul 08 2007In this paper, we investigate the structure of the multiplier module of a Hilbert module over a locally C*-algebra and the relationship between the set of all adjointable operators from a Hilbert A-module E to a Hilbert A-module F and the set of all adjointable ... More
A non-increasing Lindley-type equationApr 22 2014In this paper we study the Lindley-type equation $W=\max\{0, B - A - W\}$. Its main characteristic is that it is a non-increasing monotone function in its main argument $W$. Our main goal is to derive a closed-form expression of the steady-state distribution ... More
On the Ghost Centre of Lie SuperalgebrasOct 21 1999We define a notion of ghost centre of a Lie superalgebra g=g_0+g_1 which is a sum of invariants with respect to the usual adjoint action (centre) and invariants with respect to a twisted adjoint action (``anticentre''). We calculate the anticentre in ... More
Strongly typical representations of the basic classical Lie superalgebrasSep 20 2000The category of representations with a strongly typical central character of a basic classical Lie superalgebra is proven to be equivalent to the category of representations of its even part corresponding to an appropriate central character. For a Lie ... More
"Boring formal methods" or "Sherlock Holmes deduction methods"?Dec 06 2016This paper provides an overview of common challenges in teaching of logic and formal methods to Computer Science and IT students. We discuss our experiences from the course IN3050: Applied Logic in Engineering, introduced as a "logic for everybody" elective ... More
Hermitian Structures and Compatible Connections on A-bundlesOct 15 1998A-manifolds and A-bundles are manifolds and vector bundles modelled on a projective finitely generated module over a topological algebra A. In this paper we investigate the conditions under which an A-bundle is provided with an A-valued hermitian structure ... More
Invariant algebraic curves for Liénard dynamical systems revisitedMar 21 2018Apr 20 2018A novel algebraic method for finding invariant algebraic curves for a polynomial vector field in $\mathbb{C}^2$ is introduced. The structure of irreducible invariant algebraic curves for Li\'{e}nard dynamical systems $x_t=y$, $y_t=-g(x)y-f(x)$ with $\text{deg} ... More
Examples of cyclic polynomially bounded operators that are not similar to contractions, IIMar 09 2018May 15 2018The question if polynomially bounded operator is similar to a contraction was posed by Halmos and was answered in the negative by Pisier. His counterexample is an operator of infinite multiplicity, while all its restrictions on invariant subspaces of ... More
Realization and Extension of Abstract Operation Contracts for Program LogicJan 18 2015For engineering software with formal correctness proofs it is crucial that proofs can be efficiently reused in case the software or its specification is changed. Unfortunately, in reality even slight changes in the code or its specification often result ... More
Continued Fraction Expansions of Matrix EigenvectorsOct 11 2008We examine various properties of the continued fraction expansions of matrix eigenvector slopes of matrices from the SL(2, Z) group. We calculate the average period length, maximum period length, average period sum, maximum period sum and the distributions ... More
Numerical methods for checking the regularity of subdivision schemesFeb 10 2012In this paper, motivated by applications in computer graphics and animation, we study the numerical methods for checking $C^k-$regularity of vector multivariate subdivision schemes with dilation 2I. These numerical methods arise from the joint spectral ... More
Weyl denominator identity for finite-dimensional Lie superalgebrasMay 08 2009Jul 26 2010Weyl denominator identity for finite-dimensional Lie superalgebras, conjectured by V.~Kac and M.~Wakimoto in 1994, is proven.
Weyl denominator identity for affine Lie superalgebras with non-zero dual Coxeter numberNov 30 2009Weyl denominator identity for the affinization of a basic Lie superalgebra with a non-zero Killing form was formulated by Kac and Wakimoto and was proven by them in defect one case. In this paper we prove this identity.
A Multiquadratic Field Generalization of Artin's ConjectureFeb 15 2012Sep 08 2014We prove that (under the assumption of the generalized Riemann hypothesis) a totally real multiquadratic number field $K$ has a positive density of primes $p \in \mathbb{Z}$ for which the image of the unit group $(\mathcal{O}_K)^{\times})$ in $(\mathcal{O}_K/p\mathcal{O}_K)^{\times})$ ... More
Darboux points and integrability of homogeneous Hamiltonian systems with three and more degrees of freedomMar 29 2009We consider natural complex Hamiltonian systems with $n$ degrees of freedom given by a Hamiltonian function which is a sum of the standard kinetic energy and a homogeneous polynomial potential $V$ of degree $k>2$. The well known Morales-Ramis theorem ... More
A cancellation-free formula for the Schur elements of the Ariki-Koike algebraJan 07 2011Schur elements play a powerful role in the representation theory of symmetric algebras. In the case of the Ariki-Koike algebra, Schur elements are Laurent polynomials whose factors determine when Specht modules are projective irreducible and whether the ... More
Collider Experiment: Strings, Branes and Extra DimensionsMay 12 2003May 18 2003Selected topics showcasing the exploration for new physics using colliders; presented at TASI 2001.
The (g-2)_mu data and the lightest Higgs boson in 2HDM(II)Dec 07 2001Dec 09 2001The present limits on the lightest Higgs boson in 2HDM (II) in light of the new E821 measurement of g-2 for the muon are discussed.
ECFA-Summary: Higgs, gamma-gamma and e-gamma physicsDec 24 2003Recent results obtained within ECFA/DESY and ECFA Study by the Higgs and gamma gamma /e gamma physics working groups are presented.
The new (g-2) for muon measurement and limits on the light Higgs bosons in 2HDM (II)Mar 20 2001Oct 01 2001We discuss how new data for a_{mu}= (g-2)_{mu}/2 improve constraints on new physics. Using two types of estimations of a_{mu}^{had} (Davier & H"{o}cker (case A) and Jegerlehner2000 (case B)) we evaluate 95% CL intervals for a new contribution, which can ... More
The Structure of the Photon in Hard Hadronic ProcessesDec 24 1997The concept of the structure of the photon is discussed and the progress in the measurement of various structure functions of the photon as well of parton distributions in the photon is shortly reviewed.
Status of 2HDM with a Light Higgs ParticleDec 24 1996Present data do not rule out the light neutral Higgs particle h or A with mass below 40--50 GeV in the framework of the general 2HDM ("Model II"). The status of this model in a light of existing LEP I data and a potential of the new muon experiment (g-2), ... More
Are bottom PDFs needed at the LHC?Jul 21 2014Processes involving bottom quarks play a crucial role in the LHC phenomenology, from flavour physics to Higgs characterisation and as a window to new physics, appearing both as signals and irreducible background in BSM searches. These processes can be ... More
NNLO analysis of the LHC W lepton charge asymmetry dataOct 11 2011The reweighting method presented in earlier publications is applied for incorporating the LHC W lepton asymmetry data published in 2010 into the NNPDF2.1 NNLO analysis. We confirm the result of the NLO analysis which indicated that these data reduce PDF ... More
Renewal processes with costs and rewardsApr 22 2014We review the theory of renewal reward processes, which describes renewal processes that have some cost or reward associated with each cycle. We present a new simplified proof of the renewal reward theorem that mimics the proof of the elementary renewal ... More
A Radon-Nikodym theorem for completely multi-positive linear maps and applicationsOct 04 2005052<p type="texpara" tag="Body Text" et="abstract" >A completely $n$ -positive linear map from a locally $C^{\ast}$-algebra $A$ to another locally $C^{\ast}$-algebra $B $is an $n\times n$ matrix whose elements are continuous linear maps from $A$ to $B$ ... More
On Hilbert modules over locally C*-algebras IIAug 02 2005In this paper we study the unitary equivalence between Hilbert modules over a locally C*-algebra. Also, we prove a stabilization theorem for countably generated modules over an arbitrary locally C*-algebra and show that a Hilbert module over a Frechet ... More
Edge Universality for Orthogonal Ensembles of Random MatricesDec 17 2008We prove edge universality of local eigenvalue statistics for orthogonal invariant matrix models with real analytic potentials and one interval limiting spectrum. Our starting point is the result of \cite{S:08} on the representation of the reproducing ... More
The Higgs System in and Beyond the Standard ModelJan 28 2014After the discovery of the Higgs boson particle on the 4th of July of 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider, sited at the european CERN laboratory, we are entering in a fascinating period for Particle Physics where both theorists and experimentalists are ... More
Boundedness of derivatives and anti-derivatives of holomorphic functions as a rare phenomenonNov 16 2016In this article we prove a general result which in particular suggests that, on a simply connected domain in C, all the derivatives and anti-derivatives of the generic holomorphic function are unbounded. A similar result holds for the operator of partial ... More
Hilbert-Schmidt groups as infinite-dimensional Lie groups and their Riemannian geometryJun 14 2005We describe the exponential map from an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra to an infinite-dimensional group of operators on a Hilbert space. Notions of differential geometry are introduced for these groups. In particular, the Ricci curvature, which is understood ... More
The $\mathrm{GL}_4$ Rapoport-Zink SpaceNov 05 2018We give a description of the $\mathrm{GL}_4$ Rapoport-Zink space, including the connected components, irreducible components, intersection behavior of the irreducible components, and Ekedahl-Oort stratification. As an application of this, we also give ... More
Ricci flow on homogeneous spaces with two isotropy summandsSep 13 2012We consider the Ricci flow equation for invariant metrics on compact and connected homogeneous spaces whose isotropy representation decomposes into two irreducible inequivalent summands. By studying the corresponding dynamical system, we completely describe ... More
Initial value problem for cohomogeneity one gradient Ricci solitonsJan 02 2011Consider a smooth manifold $M$. Let $G$ be a compact Lie group which acts on $M$ with cohomogeneity one. Let $Q$ be a singular orbit for this action. We study the gradient Ricci soliton equation $\Hess(u)+\Ric(g)+\frac{\epsilon}{2}g=0$ around $Q$. We ... More
Correction to Partial Fraction Decomposition Coefficients for Chebyshev Rational Approximation on the Negative Real AxisJun 13 2012Chebyshev rational approximation can be a viable method to compute the exponential of matrices with eigenvalues in the vicinity of the negative real axis, and it was recently applied successfully to solving nuclear fuel burnup equations. Determining the ... More
NNPDF1.0 parton set for the LHCSep 22 2008We present the first NNPDF full set of Parton Distribution Functions from a comprehensive DIS analysis. This approach, combining a Monte Carlo sampling of the probability measure in the space of PDFs with the use of neural networks as interpolating functions, ... More
Structure Functions for the Virtual and Real PhotonsDec 14 2000Development of concepts related to the photon and its high energy hadronic interaction is briefly reviewed. A photon considered as an ideal probe of hadron structure, paradoxically is also considered as an ideal target to test the perturbative QCD. The ... More
Annihilation Theorem and Separation Theorem for basic classical Lie superalgebrasAug 17 2000In this article we prove that for a basic classical Lie superalgebra the annihilator of a strongly typical Verma module is a centrally generated ideal. For a basic classical Lie superalgebra of type I we prove that the localization of the enveloping algebra ... More
Radio-loud and Radio-quiet X-ray Binaries: LSI+61303 in ContextOct 21 2004The three basic ingredients - a spinning compact object, an accretion disc and a collimated relativistic jet - make microquasars a galactic scaled-down version of the radio-loud AGN. That explains the large interest attributed to this new class of objects, ... More
Crossed products by Hilbert pro-C*-bimodules versus tensor productsOct 28 2014Feb 15 2015We show that if $(X.A)$ and $(Y,B)$ are two isomorphic Hilbert pro-$C^{\ast} $-bimodules, then the crossed product $A\times_{X}\mathbb{Z}$ of $A$ by $X$ and the crossed product $B\times_{Y}\mathbb{Z}$ of $B$ by $Y$ are isomorphic as pro-$C^{\ast}$-algebras. ... More