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Limb-darkening and exoplanets II: Choosing the Best Law for Optimal Retrieval of Transit ParametersJan 21 2016Jan 28 2016Very precise measurements of exoplanet transit lightcurves both from ground and space based observatories make it now possible to fit the limb-darkening coefficients in the transit-fitting procedure rather than fix them to theoretical values. This strategy ... More

Limb darkening and exoplanets: testing stellar model atmospheres and identifying biases in transit parametersMar 24 2015Apr 01 2015Limb-darkening is fundamental in determining transit lightcurve shapes, and is typically modeled by a variety of laws that parametrize the intensity profile of the star that is being transited. Confronted with a transit lightcurve, some authors fix the ... More

CERES: A Set of Automated Routines for Echelle SpectraSep 08 2016Dec 16 2016We present the Collection of Elemental Routines for Echelle Spectra (CERES). These routines were developed for the construction of automated pipelines for the reduction, extraction and analysis of spectra acquired with different instruments, allowing ... More

Efficient Joint Sampling of Impact Parameters and Transit Depths in Transiting Exoplanet Light CurvesNov 12 2018When fitting transiting exoplanet lightcurves, it is usually desirable to have ranges and/or priors for the parameters which are to be retrieved that include our degree of knowledge (or ignorance) in the routines which are being used. In Markov Chain ... More

An Alternative Derivation of the Analytic Expression of Transmission SpectraAug 16 2018Under some assumptions, an analytic expression for the transmission spectrum can be obtained, which can form the basis of atmospheric retrievals and allows insight on the degeneracies involved. In this Research Note we present an alternative derivation ... More

A discontinuity in the $T_{\rm eff}$-radius relation of M-dwarfsJan 23 2019We report on 13 new high-precision measurements of stellar diameters for low-mass dwarfs obtained by means of near-infrared long-baseline interferometry with PIONIER at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer. Together with accurate parallaxes from Gaia ... More

ACCESS: Ground-based Optical Transmission Spectroscopy of the Hot Jupiter WASP-4bDec 18 2018We present an optical transmission spectrum of the atmosphere of WASP-4b obtained through observations of four transits with Magellan/IMACS. Using a Bayesian approach to atmospheric retrieval, we find no evidence for scattering or absorption features ... More

CERES: A Set of Automated Reduction Routines for Echelle SpectraSep 08 2016We present the Collection of Extraction Routines for Echelle Spectra (CERES). These routines were developed for the construction of automated pipelines for the reduction, extraction and analysis of spectra acquired with different instruments, allowing ... More

Juliet: a versatile modelling tool for transiting and non-transiting exoplanetary systemsDec 20 2018Here we present juliet, a versatile tool for the analysis of transits, radial-velocities, or both. juliet is built over many available tools for the modelling of transits, radial-velocities and stochastic processes (here modelled as Gaussian Processes; ... More

Initial data giving rise to naked singularities in spherically symmetric dust collapseApr 19 2012Sep 12 2012The phase space corresponding to a particular four-parameter family of initial data for the gravitational collapse of a spherically symmetric dust cloud is investigated. In a certain limit of the parameters, this family reproduces the case of homogenous ... More

Signed Shintani cones for number fields with one complex placeMar 17 2019We give a signed fundamental domain for the action on $\mathbb{C}^*\times \mathbb{R}_+^{n-2}$ of the totally positive units $E(k)_+$ of a number field $k$ of degree $n$ and having exactly one pair of complex embeddings. This signed fundamental domain, ... More

Rotational and Parabolic Surfaces in PSL2(R,tau) and ApplicationsNov 11 2009We study surfaces of constant mean curvature which are invariant by oneparameter group of either rotational isometries or parabolic isometries, immersed into the homogeneous manifold PSL2(R,tau). Also, we give some applications.

The gravitational redshift of photons traversing a collapsing dust cloud and observable consequencesDec 30 2013Nov 24 2014We analyze the frequency shift of photons propagating on an asymptotically flat spacetime describing a collapsing, spherical dust cloud. We focus on the case where the interaction of the photons with the matter can be neglected. Under fairly general assumptions ... More

Cauchy horizon stability in a collapsing spherical dust cloud I: geometric optic approximation and spherically symmetric test fieldsNov 01 2013A spherical dust cloud which is initially at rest and which has a monotonously decaying density profile collapses and forms a shell-focussing singularity. Provided the density profile is not too flat, meaning that its second radial derivative is negative ... More

Universality of active wetting transitionsOct 19 2018Four on-lattice and six off-lattice models for active matter are studied numerically, showing that in contact with a wall, they display universal wetting transitions between three distinctive phases. The particles, which interact via exclusion volume ... More

Involutions on moduli spaces of vector bundles and GIT quotientsFeb 02 2018Let $C$ be a hyperelliptic curve of genus $g \geq 3$. We give a new description of the theta map for moduli spaces of rank 2 semistable vector bundles with trivial determinant. In orther to do this, we describe a fibration of (a birational model of) the ... More

K2-287b: an Eccentric Warm Saturn transiting a G-dwarfSep 24 2018Dec 21 2018We report the discovery of K2-287b, a Saturn mass planet orbiting a G-dwarf with a period of $P \approx 15$ days. First uncovered as a candidate using K2 campaign 15 data, follow-up photometry and spectroscopy were used to determine a mass of $M_P = 0.317 ... More

Metal enrichment leads to low atmospheric C/O ratios in transiting giant exoplanetsNov 25 2016Mar 10 2017We predict the carbon-to-oxygen (C/O) ratios in the hydrogen-helium envelope and atmospheres of a sample of nearly 50 relatively cool ($T_{\mathrm eq}<$ 1000 K) transiting gas giant planets. The method involves planetary envelope metallicity estimates ... More

Metal enrichment leads to low atmospheric C/O ratios in transiting giant exoplanetsNov 25 2016We predict the carbon-to-oxygen (C/O) ratios in the hydrogen-helium envelope and atmospheres of a sample of nearly 50 relatively cool ($T_{\mathrm eq}<$ 1000 K) transiting gas giant planets. The method involves planetary envelope metallicity estimates ... More

Diffractive photoproduction of vector mesons at the LHCJul 24 2014We confront saturation-based results for diffractive $\psi(2s)$ and $\rho$ production at HERA and $J/\psi$ photoproduction with all available data including recent ones from HERA, ALICE and LHCb, finding a good agreement. We show that the $t$-distribution ... More

Tuning High-Harmonic Generation by Controlled Deposition of Ultrathin Ionic Layers on Metal SurfacesApr 25 2016High harmonic generation (HHG) from semiconductors and insulators has become a very active area of research due to its great potential for developing compact HHG devices. Here we show that by growing monolayers (ML) of insulators on single-crystal metal ... More

The spin evolution of young pulsarsNov 22 2012The current understanding of the spin evolution of young pulsars is reviewed through a compilation of braking index measurements. An immediate conclusion is that the spin evolution of all pulsars with a measured braking index is not purely caused by a ... More

A Monochromatic Neutrino Beam for U(e3) and CP-PhaseMay 11 2006The goal for future neutrino facilities is the determination of the $[U_{e3}]$ mixing and CP violation in neutrino oscillations. This will require precision experiments with a very intense neutrino source. Here a novel method to create a monochromatic ... More

On Poisson structures on R4Jun 21 2013Dec 18 2015This paper is devoted to the study of Poisson structures on the Euclidean four dimensional space R4. By using the properties of the trace operator associated to a volumen form and the elementary vector calculus operations in R3, we give explicit formulas ... More

Approximating optimization problems over convex functionsApr 10 2008Many problems of theoretical and practical interest involve finding an optimum over a family of convex functions. For instance, finding the projection on the convex functions in $H^k(\Omega)$, and optimizing functionals arising from some problems in economics. ... More

Energy Dependence of CP-Violation Reach for Monochromatic Neutrino BeamDec 06 2007The ultimate goal for future neutrino facilities is the determination of CP violation in neutrino oscillations. Besides $| U(e3) | \ne 0$, this will require precision experiments with a very intense neutrino source and energy control. With this objective ... More

Physics Potential of SPS Upgrade in regard to Beta/EC BeamsDec 22 2006The goal for future neutrino facilities is the determination of the $[U_{e3}]$ mixing and CP violation in neutrino oscillations. This will require precision experiments with a very intense neutrino source. With this objective the creation of neutrino ... More

The Capabilities of Monochromatic EC Neutrino Beams with the SPS UpgradeOct 30 2007The goal for future neutrino facilities is the determination of the U(e3) mixing and CP violation in neutrino oscillations. This will require precision experiments with a very intense neutrino source and energy control. With this objective in mind, the ... More

Topological properties of the unitary groupJul 07 2014We show that the strong operator topology, the weak operator topology and the compact-open topology agree on the space of unitary operators of a infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. Moreover, we show that the unitary group endowed with any of ... More

Twisters and signed fundamental domains for number fieldsMar 17 2019We give a signed fundamental domain for the action on $\mathbb{R}^{r_1}_+\times{\mathbb{C}^*}^{r_2}$ of the totally positive units $E_+$ of a number field $k$ of degree $n=r_1+2r_2$ which we assume is not totally complex. Here $r_1$ and $r_2$ denote the ... More

CP Violation in Neutrino Oscillations without Antineutrinos: Energy DependenceMay 18 2009The next generation of long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments will aim at determining the unknown mixing angle $\theta_{13}$, the type of neutrino mass hierarchy and CP-violation. We discuss the separation of these properties by means of the energy ... More

Effective Potential Structure of the BTZ Black Hole in Rainbow GravityJun 11 2010In this paper we study the effective potential structure of the BTZ black hole in rainbow gravity for a massive and a massless particles.

Topological properties of spaces of projective unitary representationsNov 20 2015Aug 05 2016Let $G$ be a compact and connected Lie group and $PU(\mathcal H)$ be the group of projective unitary operators on a separable Hilbert space $\mathcal H$ endowed with the strong operator topology. We study the space $hom_{st}(G, PU(\mathcal H))$ of continuous ... More

The Lie Transform Method for perturbations of contravariant antisymmetric tensor fields and its applications to Hamiltonian dynamicsAug 01 2013By means of the Schouten calculus for contravariant antisymmetric tensor fields, we apply the Lie transform method to investigate smooth deformations of tensor fields and, in particular, to perturbations of Hamiltonian systems generated by deformations ... More

Periodic first integrals for Hamiltonian systems of Lie typeApr 07 2010We prove the existence of a Lie algebra of first integrals for time dependent Hamiltonian systems of Lie type. Moreover, applying the Floquet theory for periodic Euler systems on Lie algebras, we show the existence of an abelian Lie algebra of periodic ... More

Water Vapour Absorption in the Clear Atmosphere of an exo-NeptuneSep 29 2014Transmission spectroscopy to date has detected atomic and molecular absorption in Jupiter-sized exoplanets, but intense efforts to measure molecular absorption in the atmospheres of smaller (Neptune-sized) planets during transits have revealed only featureless ... More

Cell structures for the Yokonuma-Hecke algebra and the algebra of braids and tiesJun 02 2015Nov 05 2016We construct a faithful tensor representation for the Yokonuma-Hecke algebra Y, and use it to give a concrete isomorphism between Y and Shoji's modified Ariki-Koike algebra. We give a cellular basis for Y and show that the Jucys-Murphy elements for Y ... More

Does the second law hold at cosmic scales?Feb 18 2019The second law of thermodynamics is known to hold at small scales also when gravity plays a leading role, as in the case of black holes and self-gravitating radiation spheres. It has been suggested that it should as well at large scales. Here, by a purely ... More

Linear perturbations of self-gravitating spherically symmetric configurationsSep 17 2012Jan 11 2013We present a new covariant, gauge-invariant formalism describing linear metric perturbation fields on any spherically symmetric background in general relativity. The advantage of this formalism relies in the fact that it does not require a decomposition ... More

Medium-induced emissions of hard gluonsApr 13 2012Oct 18 2012We present a derivation of the medium-induced gluon radiation spectrum beyond the current limitation of soft gluon emission. Making use of the path integral approach to describe the propagation of high-energy particles inside a medium, we study the limiting ... More

Global Crustal Dynamics of Magnetars in Relation to their Bright X-ray OutburstsAug 08 2016This paper considers the yielding response of a neutron star crust to smooth, unbalanced Maxwell stresses imposed at the core-crust boundary, and the coupling of the dynamic crust to the external magnetic field. Stress buildup and yielding in a magnetar ... More

Fixing extensions to General Relativity in the non-linear regimeJun 22 2017Nov 10 2017The question of what gravitational theory could supersede General Relativity has been central in theoretical physics for decades. Many disparate alternatives have been proposed motivated by cosmology, quantum gravity and phenomenological angles, and have ... More

Non Classical Rotational Inertia Fraction in a One Dimensional Model of SupersolidOct 17 2011We study the rotational inertia of a model of supersolid in the frame of the mean field Gross-Pitaevskii theory in one space dimension. We discuss the ground state of the model and the existence of a non classical inertia (NCRI) under rotation that models ... More

New class of quasinormal modes of neutron stars in scalar-tensor gravityFeb 21 2018May 22 2018Detection of the characteristic spectrum of pulsating neutron stars can be a powerful tool not only to probe the nuclear equation of state, but also to test modifications to general relativity. However, the shift in the oscillation spectrum induced by ... More

DNN-based uncertainty estimation for weighted DNN-HMM ASRMay 29 2017In this paper, the uncertainty is defined as the mean square error between a given enhanced noisy observation vector and the corresponding clean one. Then, a DNN is trained by using enhanced noisy observation vectors as input and the uncertainty as output ... More

An analysis of the influence of background subtraction and quenching on jet observables in heavy-ion collisionsNov 06 2012Feb 04 2013Subtraction of the large background in reconstruction is a key ingredient in jet studies in high-energy heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and the LHC. Here we address the question to which extent the most commonly used subtraction techniques are able to eliminate ... More

Cell structures for the Yokonuma-Hecke algebra and the algebra of braids and tiesJun 02 2015Jun 22 2015We construct a faithful tensor representation for the Yokonuma- Hecke algebra Y, and use it to give a concrete isomorphism between Y and Shoji's modified Ariki-Koike algebra. We give a cellular basis for Y and show that the Jucys-Murphy elements for Y ... More

Restrictions of harmonic functions and Dirichlet eigenfunctions of the Hata set to the intervalNov 11 2013In this paper we study the harmonic functions and the Dirichlet eigenfunctions of the Hata set, and their restrictions to the interval $[0,1]$, its main edge. We prove that these restrictions of the harmonic functions are singular, \ie monotone and with ... More

Cell structures for the Yokonuma-Hecke algebra and the algebra of braids and tiesJun 02 2015Feb 05 2018We construct a faithful tensor representation for the Yokonuma-Hecke algebra Y, and use it to give a concrete isomorphism between Y and Shoji's modified Ariki-Koike algebra. We give a cellular basis for Y and show that the Jucys-Murphy elements for Y ... More

Stretched Horizon for Non-Supersymmetric Black HolesApr 26 1999We review the idea of stretched horizon for extremal black holes in supersymmetric string theories, and we compute it for non-supersymmetric black holes in four dimensions. Only for small masses of the order of the Veneziano wavelength is the stretched ... More

Unusual formations of the free electromagnetic field in vacuumMar 25 2005It is shown that there are exact solutions of the free Maxwell equations (FME) in vacuum allowing an existence of stable spherical formations of the free magnetic field and ring-like formations of the free electric field. It is detected that a form of ... More

Dirac Equation in Four Time and Four Space DimensionsSep 27 2016The Dirac equation in four time and four space dimensions (or (4+4)-dimensions) is considered. Step by step we show that such an equation admits Majorana and Weyl solutions. In order to obtain the Majorana or Weyl spinors we used a method based on the ... More

On the behaviour of non-radial null geodesics in self-similar Tolman-Bondi collapseMar 28 2015Motivated by recent work on the structure of the singularity in inhomogeneous Tolman-Bondi collapse models, we investigate the behaviour of null geodesics in the particular case where the collapse is self-similar. The presence of the homothetic Killing ... More

Shadow of a naked singularityMay 26 2015Sep 09 2015We analyze the redshift suffered by photons originating from an external source, traversing a collapsing dust cloud and finally being received by an asymptotic observer. In addition, we study the shadow that the collapsing cloud casts on the sky of the ... More

Highly compact neutron stars in scalar-tensor theories of gravity: Spontaneous scalarization versus gravitational collapseApr 14 2016Jun 22 2016Scalar-tensor theories of gravity are extensions of General Relativity (GR) including an extra, nonminimally coupled scalar degree of freedom. A wide class of these theories, albeit indistinguishable from GR in the weak field regime, predicts a radically ... More

Non-eikonal corrections to multi-particle production in the Color Glass CondensateFeb 12 2019We consider the non-eikonal corrections to particle production in the Color Glass Condensate stemming from the relaxation of the shockwave approximation for the target that acquires a finite longitudinal dimension. We derive a modified expression of the ... More

Electron-Ion Physics with the LHeCSep 09 2015Oct 01 2015The Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC) project is the proposal to use the existing LHC proton/ion beams and construct a new electron beam line to perform high-energy electron-proton/ion collisions. In this talk, we consider some of the physics topics ... More

Observational distinction between black holes and naked singularities: the role of the redshift functionJan 17 2014Nov 29 2015We suggest that the redshift of photons traveling from past to future null infinity through a collapsing object could provide an observational signature capable of differentiating between the formation of a globally naked singularity and the formation ... More

A Machine-Checked Proof for a Translation of Event-B Machines to JMLSep 09 2013We present a machine-checked soundness proof of a translation of Event-B to the Java Modeling Language (JML). The translation is based on an operator EventB2Jml that maps Evnet-B events to JML method specifications, and deterministic and non-deterministic ... More

Background subtraction and jet quenching on jet reconstructionJul 27 2012Sep 24 2012In order to assess the ability of jet observables to constrain the characteristics of the medium produced in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC, we investigate the influence of background subtraction and jet quenching on jet reconstruction, with focus on ... More

On convex regression estimatorsJun 14 2010A new nonparametric estimator of a convex regression function in any dimension is proposed and its convergence properties are studied. We start by using any estimator of the regression function and we \emph{convexify} it by taking the convex envelope ... More

K2-113b: A dense hot-Jupiter transiting a solar analogueNov 23 2016Jul 21 2017We present the discovery of K2-113b, a dense hot-Jupiter discovered using photometry from Campaign 8 of the Kepler-2 (K2) mission and high-resolution spectroscopic follow up obtained with the FEROS spectrograph. The planet orbits a $V=13.68$ solar analogue ... More

ACCESS I: An Optical Transmission Spectrum of GJ 1214b Reveals a Heterogeneous Stellar PhotosphereDec 01 2016GJ 1214b is the most studied sub-Neptune exoplanet to date. Recent measurements have shown its near-infrared transmission spectrum to be flat, pointing to a high-altitude opacity source in the exoplanet's atmosphere, either equilibrium condensate clouds ... More

EPIC 220504338b: A dense hot-Jupiter transiting a solar analogueNov 23 2016We present the discovery of EPIC 220504338b, a dense hot-Jupiter discovered using photometry from Campaign 8 of the Kepler-2 (K2) mission and high-resolution spectroscopic follow up obtained with the FEROS spectrograph. The planet orbits a $V=13.68$ solar ... More

An independent discovery of two hot Jupiters from the K2 missionMar 05 2016Jun 15 2016We report the discovery of two hot Jupiters using photometry from Campaigns 4 and 5 of the two-wheeled Kepler (K2) mission. K2-30b has a mass of $ 0.65 \pm 0.14 M_J$, a radius of $1.070 \pm 0.018 R_J$ and transits its G dwarf ($T_{eff} = 5675 \pm 50$ ... More

Translation of Quantum TextsMar 30 2004In the companion to this paper, we described a generalization of the deterministic quantum cloning process, called enscription, which utilizes entanglement in order to achieve the "copying" of (certain) sets of distinct quantum states which are not orthogonal, ... More

The massive star initial mass function of the Arches clusterMar 12 2009May 07 2009The massive Arches cluster near the Galactic center should be an ideal laboratory for investigating massive star formation under extreme conditions. But it comes at a high price: the cluster is hidden behind several tens of magnitudes of visual extinction. ... More

Inducing periodicity and chaos by negative feedbackDec 06 2007Nov 06 2010This paper has been withdrawn due to an error in the proof of the main theorem.

Cosmological Constant and Local GravityOct 19 2009Mar 12 2010We discuss the linearization of Einstein equations in the presence of a cosmological constant, by expanding the solution for the metric around a flat Minkowski space-time. We demonstrate that one can find consistent solutions to the linearized set of ... More

A New Characterization of Fine Scale Diffusion on the Cell MembraneJan 07 2015We use a large single particle tracking data set to analyze the short time and small spatial scale motion of quantum dots labeling proteins in cell membranes. Our analysis focuses on the jumps which are the changes in the position of the quantum dots ... More

Ermakov approach for Q=0 empty FRW minisuperspace oscillatorsOct 21 1999Jan 23 2000The Wheeler-DeWitt equation for empty FRW minisuperspace universes of Hartle-Hawking factor ordering parameter Q=0 is mapped onto the dynamics of a unit mass classical oscillator. The latter is studied by the classical Ermakov invariant method. Angle ... More

Critical indices of random planar electrical networksJan 11 2005Aug 06 2008We propose a new method to estimate the critical index $t$ for strength of networks of random fused conductors. It relies on a recently introduced expression for their yield strength. We confirm the results using finite size scaling. To pursue this commitment, ... More

Spectral properties of 2D Pauli operators with almost periodic electromagnetic fieldsJan 04 2018We consider a 2D Pauli operator with almost periodic field $b$ and electric potential $V$. First, we study the ergodic properties of $H$ and show, in particular, that its discrete spectrum is empty if there exists a magnetic potential which generates ... More

Electron correlation effects of the ThO and ThS molecules in the spinor basis. A relativistic coupled cluster study of ground and excited states propertiesMay 31 2018We present a comprehensive relativistic coupled cluster study of the electronic structures of the ThO and ThS molecules in the spinor basis. Specifically, we use the single-reference coupled cluster and the multi-reference Fock Space Coupled Cluster (FSCC) ... More

Vertex adjacencies in the set covering polyhedronJun 23 2014Oct 09 2017We describe the adjacency of vertices of the (unbounded version of the) set covering polyhedron, in a similar way to the description given by Chvatal for the stable set polytope. We find a sufficient condition for adjacency, and characterize it with similar ... More

Towards a consistent description of in-medium parton branchingMay 25 2015Ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions are a window of opportunity to study QCD matter under extreme conditions of temperature and density, such as the quark-gluon plasma. Among the several possibilities, the study of jet quenching - generic name given ... More

Experimental test of the compatibility of the definitions of the electromagnetic energy density and the Poynting vectorMar 24 2005It is shown that the generally accepted definition of the Poynting vector and the energy flux vector defined by means of the energy density of the electromagnetic field (Umov vector) lead to the prediction of the different results touching electromagnetic ... More

n-Arc Connected SpacesSep 24 2012A space is `n-arc connected' (n-ac) if any family of no more than n-points are contained in an arc. For graphs the following are equivalent: (i) 7-ac, (ii) n-ac for all n, (iii) continuous injective image of a closed sub-interval of the real line, and ... More

Brownstein's Whole-Partial Derivatives: The Case of the Lorentz GaugeMar 27 2005In this brief note we show that the usual Lorentz gauge is not satisfied by the Lienard-Wiechert potentials, then, using Brownstein's concept of "whole-partial" derivatives we introduce the generalized expression for the Lorentz gauge showing that it ... More

Graph-Like Compacta: Characterizations and Eulerian LoopsSep 04 2016A compact graph-like space is a triple $(X,V,E)$ where $X$ is a compact, metrizable space, $V \subseteq X$ is a closed zero-dimensional subset, and $E$ is an index set such that $X \setminus V \cong E \times (0,1)$. New characterizations of compact graph-like ... More

Extended evolution equations for neutrino propagation in astrophysical and cosmological environmentsFeb 10 2013Nov 27 2013We derive the evolution equations for a system of neutrinos interacting among themselves and with a matter background, based upon the Bogoliubov-Born-Green-Kirkwood-Yvon (BBGKY) hierarchy. This theoretical framework gives an (unclosed) set of first-order ... More

Dynamic screening of an ion in a degenerate electron gas within the second-order Born approximationJul 10 2014The dynamic Friedel sum rule (FSR) is derived within the second-order Born (B2) approximation for an ion that moves in a fully degenerate electron gas and for an arbitrary spherically-symmetric electron-ion interaction potential. This results in an implicit ... More

Bose enhancement and the ridgeMar 24 2015Oct 26 2015We point out that Bose enhancement in a hadronic wave function generically leads to correlations between produced particles. We show explicitly, by calculating the projectile density matrix in the Color Glass Condensate approach to high-energy hadronic ... More

KLWMIJ Reggeon Field Theory beyond the large $N_c$ limitFeb 24 2014We extend the analysis of KLWMIJ evolution in terms of QCD Reggeon fields beyond leading order in the $1/N_c$ expansion. We show that there is only one type of corrections to the leading order Hamiltonian discussed in \cite{last}. These are terms linear ... More

Search for new physics with neutrinos at Radioactive Ion Beam facilitiesMar 05 2012Sep 26 2012We propose applications of Radioactive Ion Beam facilities to investigate physics beyond the Standard Model. In particular, we focus on the possible measurement of coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering and on a search for sterile neutrinos, by means of ... More

Vertex adjacencies in the set covering polyhedronJun 23 2014Nov 10 2015We describe the adjacency of vertices of the (unbounded version of the) set covering polyhedron, in a similar way to the description given by Chv\'atal for the stable set polytope. We find a sufficient condition for adjacency, and characterize it with ... More

Soft photon and two hard jets forward production in proton-nucleus collisionsFeb 05 2018We calculate the cross section for production of a soft photon and two hard jets in the forward rapidity region in proton-nucleus collisions at high energies. The calculation is performed within the hybrid formalism. The hardness of the final particles ... More

Extended I-Love relations for slowly rotating neutron starsNov 15 2017Apr 02 2018Observations of gravitational waves from inspiralling neutron star binaries---such as GW170817---can be used to constrain the nuclear equation of state by placing bounds on stellar tidal deformability. For slowly rotating neutron stars, the response to ... More

Heavy quarks in proton-nucleus collisions - the hybrid formalismNov 30 2015We explore the quark mass effects on inclusive hadron production in proton-nucleus collisions at high energies. We consider two processes. First, we compute the single inclusive cross-section for production of hadrons with open heavy flavour in the proton ... More

Addendum to Vertex adjacencies in the set covering polyhedronOct 06 2017Jan 04 2018We study the relationship between the vertices of an up-monotone polyhedron $R$ and those of the polytope $P$ obtained by truncating $R$ with the unit hypercube. When $R$ has binary vertices, we characterize the vertices of $P$ in terms of the vertices ... More

Medium-induced gluon radiation and colour decoherence beyond the soft approximationJul 02 2014Feb 12 2015We derive the in-medium gluon radiation spectrum off a quark within the path integral formalism at finite energies, including all next-to-eikonal corrections in the propagators of quarks and gluons. Results are computed for finite formation times, including ... More

Medium-induced gluon radiation beyond the eikonal approximationApr 28 2014Jul 29 2014In this work we improve existing calculations of radiative energy loss by computing corrections that implement energy-momentum conservation, previously only implemented a posteriori, in a rigorous way. Using the path-integral formalism, we compute in-medium ... More

Double and triple inclusive gluon production at mid rapidity: quantum interference in p-A scatteringMay 20 2018Aug 28 2018We compute double and triple inclusive gluon production in p-A scattering beyond the so-called "glasma graph" approximation. We consider quantum interference effects and identify in this general setup the terms responsible for the gluon HBT and initial ... More

In-medium jet evolution: interplay between broadening and decoherence effectsDec 29 2015Feb 19 2016The description of the modifications of the coherence pattern in a parton shower, in the presence of a QGP, has been actively addressed in recent studies. Among the several achievements, finite energy corrections, transverse momentum broadening due to ... More

Classification of the classical $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ gauge transformations in the rigid bodyDec 28 2016In this paper we revisit the classification of the gauge transformations in the Euler top system using the generalized classical Hamiltonian dynamics of Nambu. In this framework the Euler equations of motion are bi-Hamiltonian and $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ ... More

Diffractive Dijet Production in Deep Inelastic Scattering and Photon-Hadron Collisions in the Color Glass CondensateNov 23 2015May 12 2016We study exclusive dijet production in coherent diffractive processes in deep inelastic scattering and real (and virtual) photon-hadron ($\gamma^{(*)}$-h) collisions in the Color Glass Condensate formalism at leading order. We show that the diffractive ... More

Energy loss and (de)coherence effects beyond eikonal approximationJul 30 2014Oct 21 2014The parton branching process is known to be modified in the presence of a medium. Colour decoherence processes are known to determine the process of energy loss when the density of the medium is large enough to break the correlations between partons emitted ... More

HD 1397b: a transiting warm giant planet orbiting a V = 7.8 mag sub-giant star discovered by TESSNov 06 2018We report the discovery of a transiting planet first identified as a candidate in Sector 1 of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and then confirmed with precision radial velocities. HD1397b has a mass of ${\rm M_P}$ = $0.335_{-0.018}^{+0.018}$ ... More

A Ground-based Optical Transmission Spectrum of WASP-6bOct 22 2013We present a ground based optical transmission spectrum of the inflated sub-Jupiter mass planet WASP-6b. The spectrum was measured in twenty spectral channels from 480 nm to 860nm using a series of 91 spectra over a complete transit event. The observations ... More

A machine learned classifier for RR Lyrae in the VVV surveyOct 18 2016Variable stars of RR Lyrae type are a prime tool to obtain distances to old stellar populations in the Milky Way, and one of the main aims of the Vista Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) near-infrared survey is to use them to map the structure of the Galactic ... More