Results for "Nikolaos Nikiforakis"

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The evolution of the temperature field during cavity collapse in liquid nitromethane. Part I: Inert caseOct 06 2017We study the effect of cavity collapse in non-ideal explosives as a means of controlling their sensitivity. The aim is to understand the origin of localised temperature peaks (hot spots) which play a key role at the early stages of ignition. Thus we perform ... More
The evolution of the temperature field during cavity collapse in liquid nitromethane. Part II: Reactive caseOct 09 2017We study effect of cavity collapse in non-ideal explosives as a means of controlling their sensitivity. The main aim is to understand the origin of localised temperature peaks (hot spots) that play a leading order role at early ignition stages. Thus, ... More
A multi-physics methodology for the simulation of the two-way interaction of reactive flow and elastoplastic structural responseOct 04 2017We propose a numerical methodology for the numerical simulation of distinct, interacting physical processes described by a combination of compressible, inert and reactive forms of the Euler equations, multiphase equations and elastoplastic equations. ... More
On the viscoplastic squeeze flow between two identical infinite circular cylindersDec 16 2017Feb 07 2018Direct numerical simulations of closely interacting infinite circular cylinders in a Bingham fluid are presented, and results compared to asymptotic solutions based on lubrication theory in the gap. Unlike for a Newtonian fluid, the macroscopic flow outside ... More
An embedded boundary approach for efficient simulations of viscoplastics and other generalised Newtonian fluids in non-trivial domainsMay 17 2019We present a methodology for simulating three-dimensional flow of incompressible viscoplastic fluids modelled by generalised Newtonian rheological equations in non-trivial domains. It is implemented in a highly efficient framework for massively parallelisable ... More
Highly parallelisable simulations of time-dependent viscoplastic fluid flow simulations with structured adaptive mesh refinementMar 01 2018Aug 20 2018We present the extension of an efficient and highly parallelisable framework for incompressible fluid flow simulations to viscoplastic fluids. The system is governed by incompressible conservation of mass, the Cauchy momentum equation and a generalised ... More
A multi-physics methodology for four-states of matterMay 16 2019We propose a numerical methodology for the simultaneous numerical simulation of four states of matter; gas, liquid, elastoplastic solids and plasma. The distinct, interacting physical processes are described by a combination of compressible, inert and ... More
A complete equation of state for non-ideal condensed phase explosivesOct 10 2017Dec 15 2017The objective of this work is to improve the robustness and accuracy of numerical simulations of both ideal and non-ideal explosives by introducing temperature dependence in mechanical equations of state for reactants and products. To this end, we modify ... More
Detonation propagation in annular arcs of condensed phase explosivesOct 20 2017Nov 20 2017We present a numerical study of detonation propagation in unconfined explosive charges shaped as an annular arc (rib). Steady detonation in a straight charge propagates at constant speed but when it enters an annular section, it goes through a transition ... More
Propagation of gaseous detonation waves in a spatially inhomogeneous reactive mediumMar 27 2017Detonation propagation in a compressible medium wherein the energy release has been made spatially inhomogeneous is examined via numerical simulation. The inhomogeneity is introduced via step functions in the reaction progress variable, with the local ... More
Meso-resolved simulations of shock-to-detonation transition in nitromethane with air-filled cavitiesMay 14 2019Two-dimensional, meso-resolved numerical simulations are performed to investigate the complete shock-to-detonation transition (SDT) process in a mixture of liquid nitromethane (NM) and air-filled, circular cavities. The shock-induced initiation behaviors ... More
Meso-resolved simulations of shock-to-detonation transition in nitromethane with air-filled cavitiesMay 14 2019May 15 2019Two-dimensional, meso-resolved numerical simulations are performed to investigate the complete shock-to-detonation transition (SDT) process in a mixture of liquid nitromethane (NM) and air-filled, circular cavities. The shock-induced initiation behaviors ... More
Direct numerical simulation of particle sedimentation in a Bingham fluidJun 12 2018The settling efficiency, and stability with respect to settling, of a dilute suspension of infinite circular cylinders in a quiescent viscoplastic fluid is examined by means of direct numerical simulations with varying solid volume fraction, $\phi$, and ... More
Suppression of Quantum Corrections by Classical BackgroundsJan 13 2014May 22 2014We use heat-kernel techniques in order to compute the one-loop effective action in the cubic Galileon theory for a background that realizes the Vainshtein mechanism. We find that the UV divergences are suppressed relative to the predictions of standard ... More
Hiding in Plain Sight: A Longitudinal Study of Combosquatting AbuseAug 28 2017Domain squatting is a common adversarial practice where attackers register domain names that are purposefully similar to popular domains. In this work, we study a specific type of domain squatting called "combosquatting," in which attackers register domains ... More
Eccentricity generation in hierarchical triple systems with non-coplanar and initially circular orbitsAug 23 2014In a previous paper, we developed a technique for estimating the inner eccentricity in coplanar hierarchical triple systems on initially circular orbits, with comparable masses and with well separated components, based on an expansion of the rate of change ... More
Holomorphic extendability in $\mathbf C^n$ as a rare phenomenonNov 16 2016We consider various notions of holomorphic extendability of complex valued functions defined on subsets of $\mathbf C^n$, including one-sided extendability. We show that in the relevant function spaces, these phenomena of holomorphic extendability are ... More
Three dimensional divisorial extremal neighborhoodsAug 31 2003Sep 18 2003Revised version. Proper credits added. In this paper we study divisorial extremal neighborhoods f:Y-->X, such that X is a cAn type three dimensional terminal singularity, and C=f(E) is a smooth curve, where E is the f-exceptional divisor. We view a divisorial ... More
Families of D-minimal models and applications to 3-fold divisorial contractionsOct 03 2002Apr 27 2005Let X/T be a one parameter family of canonical 3-folds and let D be a Weil divisor on it flat over T. We study the problem of when the D_t-minimal models of X_t form a family and we obtain conditions for this to happen. As an application of this we classify ... More
Invariant Distributions and local theory of quasiperiodic cocycles in $\mathbb{T} ^{d} \times SU(2)$}Jul 17 2014Sep 30 2014We prove local genericity of Distributional Unique Ergodicity (DUE) for certain classes of quasiperiodic cocycles in $\mathbb{T} ^{d} \times SU(2)$, extending and/or refining some preceding results in the field. The proof is based on a more careful analysis ... More
Differentiable Rigidity for quasiperiodic cocycles in compact Lie groupsJul 17 2014Sep 08 2014We study close-to-constants quasiperiodic cocycles in $\mathbb{T} ^{d} \times G$, where $d \in \mathbb{N} ^{*} $ and $G$ is a compact Lie group, under the assumption that the rotation in the basis satisfies a Diophantine condition. We prove differentiable ... More
Local Rigidity of Diophantine translations in higher dimensional toriDec 16 2016Dec 28 2016We prove a theorem asserting that, given a Diophantine rotation $\alpha $ in a torus $\T ^{d} \equiv \R ^{d} / \Z ^{d}$, any perturbation, small enough in the $C^{\infty}$ topology, that does not destroy all orbits with rotation vector $\alpha$ is actually ... More
Vector fields and moduli of canonically polarized surfaces in positive characteristicOct 09 2017Oct 17 2017This paper investigates the geometry of smooth canonically polarized surfaces defined over a field of positive characteristic which have a nontrivial global vector field, and the implications that the existence of such surfaces has in the moduli problem ... More
On Neumann superlinear elliptic problemsApr 01 2003In this paper we are going to show the existence of a nontrivial solution to the following model problem, \begin{equation*} \left\{\begin{array}{lll} -\Delta (u) = 2uln(1+u^2)+\frac{|u|^2}{1+u^2}2u+u(sin(u)-cos(u)) \mbox{a.e. on } \Omega \frac{\partial ... More
On the evolution of random graphs on spaces of negative curvatureMay 14 2012In this work, we study a family of random geometric graphs on hyperbolic spaces. In this setting, N points are chosen randomly on a hyperbolic space and any two of them are joined by an edge with probability that depends on their hyperbolic distance, ... More
Expanding solutions of quasilinear parabolic equationsDec 25 2017We decompose locally in time maximal $L^{q}$-regular solutions of abstract quasilinear parabolic equations as a sum of a smooth term and an arbitrary small$-$with respect to the maximal $L^{q}$-regularity space norm$-$remainder. In view of this observation, ... More
Landesman-Laser Conditions and Quasilinear Elliptic ProblemsMar 21 2003In this paper we consider two elliptic problems. The first one is a Dirichlet problem while the second is Neumann. We extend all the known results concerning Landesman-Laser conditions by using the Mountain-Pass theorem with the Cerami $(PS)$ condition. ... More
First order deformations of schemes with normal crossing singularitiesJul 18 2010We describe the sheaf T^1(X) of first order deformations of a reduced scheme with normal crossing singularities. In particular, we obtain a formula for T^1(X) in a suitable log resolution of X.
N$^3$LO approximate results for top-quark differential cross sections and forward-backward asymmetryJun 12 2015I present a calculation of approximate N$^3$LO corrections from NNLL soft-gluon resummation for differential distributions in top-antitop pair production in hadronic collisions. Soft-gluon corrections are the dominant contribution to top-quark production ... More
An elementary approach to the option pricing problemOct 20 2015Apr 06 2016Our goal here is to discuss the pricing problem of European and American options in discrete time using elementary calculus so as to be an easy reference for first year undergraduate students. Using the binomial model we compute the fair price of European ... More
Holomorphic extendability in $\mathbf C^n$ as a rare phenomenonNov 16 2016Dec 01 2016We consider various notions of holomorphic extendability of complex valued functions defined on subsets of $\mathbf C^n$, including one-sided extendability. We show that in the relevant function spaces, these phenomena of holomorphic extendability are ... More
Criticality and Transport in Magnetized Holographic SystemsDec 02 2018In this master's thesis the Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theory is used to model the dynamics of 2+1-dimensional, strongly coupled, large-$N$ quantum field theories with intrinsic T-violation, at finite density and temperature, in the presence of a magnetic ... More
Kernels of L-functions and shifted convolutionsNov 21 2016We give a characterisation of the field into which quotients of values of L-functions associated to a cusp form belong. The construction involves shifted convolution series of divisor sums and to establish it we combine parts of F. Brown's technique to ... More
Mass Concentration Phenomenon for the Quintic Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation in One DimensionMar 29 2006We consider the $L^{2}$-critical quintic focusing nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation (NLS) on ${\bf R}$. It is well known that $H^{1}$ solutions of the aforementioned equation blow up in finite time. In higher dimensions, for $H^{1}$ spherically symmetric ... More
Infinitesimal Extensions of P^1 and their Hilbert SchemesOct 08 2001In order to calculate the multiplicity of an isolated rational curve C in a local complete intersection variety X, i.e. the length of the Hilbert scheme of X at [C], it is important to study infinitesimal neighborhoods of the curve in X. This is equivalent ... More
Continuous spectrum or measurable reducibility for quasiperiodic cocycles in $\mathbb{T} ^{d} \times SU(2)$Nov 30 2015We continue our study of the local theory for quasiperiodic cocycles in $\mathbb{T} ^{d} \times G$, where $G=SU(2)$, over a rotation satisfying a Diophantine condition and satisfying a closeness-to-constants condition, by proving a dichotomy between measurable ... More
On the inverse of the sum of two sectorial operatorsJul 03 2012Jul 02 2013We study an abstract linear operator equation on a Banach space by using the inverse of the sum of two sectorial operators. We prove that the boundedness of a special type of operator valued $H^\infty$-calculus is sufficient for maximal regularity of ... More
Preserving closedness of operators under summationJul 12 2013May 20 2014We give a sufficient condition for the sum of two closed operators to be closed. In particular, we study the sum of two sectorial operators with the sum of their sectoriality angles greater than $\pi$. We show that if one of the operators admits bounded ... More
Onto Interpolation for the Dirichlet Space and for $W^{1,2}(\mathbb{D})$Jul 21 2018Nov 14 2018We give a characterization of onto interpolating sequences with finite associated measure for the Dirichlet space in terms of capacity of some condensers. The same condition in fact characterizes all onto interpolating sequences for $ W^{1,2}(\mathbb{D}) ... More
Heinz-Kato inequality in Banach spacesNov 12 2018We show a Heinz-Kato inequality in Banach spaces for sectorial operators having bounded imaginary powers.
Automorphisms of smooth canonically polarized surfaces in characteristic 2Aug 06 2014Aug 14 2014This paper investigates the structure of the automorphism scheme of a smooth canonically polarized surface $X$ defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 2. In particular it is investigated when Aut(X) is not smooth. This is a situation ... More
Fast mean-reversion asymptotics for large portfolios of stochastic volatility modelsNov 21 2018We consider a large portfolio limit where the asset prices evolve according certain stochastic volatility models with default upon hitting a lower barrier. When the asset prices and the volatilities are correlated via systemic Brownian Motions, that limit ... More
Toward a relative q-entropyMay 05 2019We address the question and related controversy of the formulation of the $q$-entropy, and its relative entropy counterpart, for models described by continuous (non-discrete) sets of variables. We notice that an $L_p$ normalized functional proposed by ... More
Theoretical results for top-quark cross sections and distributionsSep 23 2016I present new results and updates for total cross sections and differential distributions in top-antitop pair and single-top production. Soft-gluon corrections are added to exact fixed-order results to provide the best predictions at approximate N$^3$LO ... More
Theoretical results for electroweak-boson and single-top productionJun 12 2015I present results from recent high-order calculations for the production of electroweak bosons and top quarks. In particular, I discuss $W$ and $Z$ boson production at large transverse momentum, single-top production, and FCNC top production. Theoretical ... More
Generating and evaluating application-specific hardware extensionsMar 28 2014Modern platform-based design involves the application-specific extension of embedded processors to fit customer requirements. To accomplish this task, the possibilities offered by recent custom/extensible processors for tuning their instruction set and ... More
A little quantum help for cosmic censorship and a step beyond all thatDec 12 2013Feb 19 2014The hypothesis of cosmic censorship (CCH) plays a crucial role in classical general relativity, namely to ensure that naked singularities would never emerge, since it predicts that whenever a singularity is formed an event horizon would always develop ... More
Geometry of the Frenkel-Kac-Segal cocycleApr 12 1994We present an analysis of the cocycle appearing in the vertex operator representation of simply-laced, affine, Kac-Moody algebras. We prove that it can be described in the context of $R$-commutative geometry, where $R$ is a Yang-Baxter operator, as a ... More
Comments on the Gribov AmbiguityMay 20 1993We discuss the existence of Gribov ambiguities in $SU(m)\times U(1)$ gauge theories over the $n-$spheres. We achieve our goal by showing that there is exactly one conjugacy class of groups of gauge transformations for the theories given above. This implies ... More
Mixed Variational InferenceJan 15 2019The Laplace approximation has been one of the workhorses of Bayesian inference. It often delivers good approximations in practice despite the fact that it does not strictly take into account where the volume of posterior density lies. Variational approaches ... More
Terminal 3-fold divisorial contractions of a surface to a curve, IOct 06 2001Let C be a smooth curve on an index 1 terminal 3-fold. We investigate the existence of extremal terminal divisorial contractions Y-->X that contract an irreducible surface E to C. We consider cases in respect to the singularities of the general hypersurface ... More
Combinatorial proofs of Infinite versions of the Hales-Jewett theoremNov 08 2012We provide new and purely combinatorial proofs of two infinite extensions of the Hales--Jewett theorem. The first one is due to T. Carlson and S. Simpson and the second one is due T. Carlson. Both concern infinite increasing sequences of finite alphabets. ... More
A novel approach to construct numerical methods for stochastic differential equationsMar 07 2013Mar 13 2013In this paper we propose a new numerical method for solving stochastic differential equations (SDEs). As an application of this method we propose an explicit numerical scheme for a super linear SDE for which the usual Euler scheme diverges.
A scattering approach to a surface with hyperbolic cuspOct 14 2016Apr 17 2018Let $X$ be a two-dimensional smooth manifold with boundary $S^{1}$ and $Y=[1,\infty)\times S^{1}$. We consider a family of complete surfaces arising by endowing $X\cup_{S^{1}}Y$ with a parameter dependent Riemannian metric, such that the restriction of ... More
Existence result for a Neumann problemMar 19 2003In this paper we are going to show the existence of a nontrivial solution to the following model problem, $\{\begin{array}{lll} - \Delta (u) = 2uln(1+u^2)+\frac{|u|^2}{1+u^2}2u+usin(u) {a.e. on} \Omega \frac{\partial u}{\partial \eta} = 0 {a.e. on} \partial ... More
Conic manifolds under the Yamabe flowJul 11 2018We consider the unnormalized Yamabe flow on manifolds with conical singularities. Under certain geometric assumption on the initial cross-section we show well posedness of the short time solution in the $L^q$-setting. Moreover, we give a picture of the ... More
Complex powers for cone differential operators and the heat equation on manifolds with conical singularitiesFeb 01 2017Apr 17 2018We obtain left and right continuous embeddings for the domains of the complex powers of sectorial $\mathbb{B}$-elliptic cone differential operators. We apply this result to the heat equation on manifolds with conical singularities and provide asymptotic ... More
Adaptive mesh reconstruction: Total Variation BoundAug 30 2009We consider 3-point numerical schemes for scalar Conservation Laws, that are oscillatory either to their dispersive or anti-diffusive nature. Oscillations are responsible for the increase of the Total Variation (TV); a bound on which is crucial for the ... More
On construction of boundary preserving numerical schemesJan 28 2016Feb 15 2016Our aim in this note is to extend the semi discrete technique by combine it with the split step method. We apply our new method to the Ait-Sahalia model and propose an explicit and positivity preserving numerical scheme.
SFA Referee Allocation SchemeAug 28 2014For many sports, the allocation of officials to matches is performed manually and is a very time consuming procedure. For the Scottish Football Association (SFA), the allocation of referees and other officials to matches is governed by a number of rules ... More
High-order threshold corrections for top-pair and single-top productionSep 25 2015I present results for high-order corrections from threshold resummation to cross sections and differential distributions in top-antitop pair production and in single-top production. I show aN$^3$LO results for the total $t{\bar t}$ cross section as well ... More
N$^3$LO calculations for top-quark differential cross sections near partonic thresholdSep 08 2015I present calculations of approximate corrections from NNLL soft-gluon resummation for total and differential cross sections in top-antitop pair production and single-top production in hadronic collisions. I show that soft-gluon corrections from partonic ... More
A scattering approach to a surface with hyperbolic cuspOct 14 2016Let $X$ be a two-dimensional smooth manifold with boundary $S^{1}$ and $Y=[1,\infty)\times S^{1}$. We consider a family of complete surfaces arising by endowing $X\cup_{S^{1}}Y$ with a parameter dependent Riemannian metric, such that the restriction of ... More
Smoothings of schemes with non-isolated singularitiesAug 04 2008Aug 24 2009In this paper we study the deformation and Q-Gorenstein deformation theory of schemes with non-isolated singularities. We obtain obstruction spaces for the existence of deformations and also for local deformations to exist globally. Finally we obtain ... More
Cohomological rigidity and the Anosov-Katok constructionNov 07 2017Nov 12 2018We provide a general argument for the failure of Anosov-Katok-like constructions (as in \cite{AFKo2015} and \cite{NKInvDist}) to produce Cohomologically Rigid diffeomorphisms in manifolds other than tori. A $C^{\infty }$ smooth diffeomorphism $f $ of ... More
Mixed Variational InferenceJan 15 2019Feb 23 2019The Laplace approximation has been one of the workhorses of Bayesian inference. It often delivers good approximations in practice despite the fact that it does not strictly take into account where the volume of posterior density lies. Variational approaches ... More
3-fold divisorial extremal neighborhoods over cE7 and cE6 Compound DuVal singularitiesMar 28 2007Jan 17 2008Let X be the germ of a Gorenstein 3-fold singularity and C a smooth curve through it such that the general hyperplane section S of X containing D is DuVal of type E6 or E7. In this paper we obtain criteria for the existence of a terminal divisorial extremal ... More
Q-Gorenstein deformations of non-normal surfacesApr 11 2005Nov 06 2007Revised Version. An example of a locally smoothable stable surface that does not have a global smoothing has been added.
Fibered rotation vector and hypoellipticity for quasiperiodic cocycles in compact Lie groupsMar 05 2019Using weak solutions to the conjugation equation, we define a fibered rotation vector for almost reducible quasi-periodic cocycles in $\mathbb{T}^{d} \times G$, $G$ a compact Lie group, over a Diophantine rotation. We then prove that if this rotation ... More
Doubling and Desingularization Constructions for Minimal SurfacesDec 28 2010In the first part of the paper we discuss the current status of the application of the gluing methodology to doubling and desingularization constructions for minimal surfaces in Riemannian three-manifolds. In particular a doubling construction for equatorial ... More
Percolation on sparse random graphs with given degree sequenceMar 09 2007We study the two most common types of percolation process on a sparse random graph with a given degree sequence. Namely, we examine first a bond percolation process where the edges of the graph are retained with probability p and afterwards we focus on ... More
Ergodic Theorems for discrete Markov chainsJul 27 2017Jul 31 2017Let $X_n$ be a discrete time Markov chain with state space $S$ (countably infinite, in general) and initial probability distribution $\mu^{(0)} = (P(X_0=i_1),P(X_0=i_2),\cdots,)$. What is the probability of choosing in random some $k \in \mathbb{N}$ with ... More
Closedness and invertibility for the sum of two closed operatorsFeb 14 2016May 03 2018We show a Kalton-Weis type theorem for the general case of non-commuting operators. More precisely, we consider sums of two possibly non-commuting linear operators defined in a Banach space such that one of the operators admits a bounded $H^\infty$-calculus, ... More
Local geometry effect on the solutions of evolution equations: The case of the Swift-Hohenberg equation on closed manifoldsDec 27 2016We consider the Swift-Hohenberg equation on manifolds with conical singularities and show existence, uniqueness and maximal $L^{q}$-regularity of the short time solution in terms of Mellin-Sobolev spaces. We also provide information about the asymptotic ... More
Smoothings of Fano varieties with normal crossing singularitiesMay 04 2010Jul 07 2013This paper obtains criteria for a Fano variety X with normal crossing singularities defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, to be smoothable. The difference with the original version is that the theory of logarithmic structures ... More
Closedness and invertibility for the sum of two closed operatorsFeb 14 2016We show a Kalton-Weis type theorem for the general case of non-commuting operators. More precisely, we consider sums of two possibly non-commuting linear operators defined in a Banach space such that one of the operators admits bounded $H^\infty$-calculus, ... More
Extensions of the Laurent Decomposition and the spaces $A^p(Ω)$May 26 2016We generalize the classical Laurent decomposition in the setting of domains $\Omega\subseteq \mathbb C$ bounded by Jordan curves. This leads us to study the Fr\'echet spaces $A^p(\Omega)$, and their relation to the spaces $C^p(\partial \Omega)$. In the ... More
Global aspects of the reducibility of quasiperiodic cocycles in semisimple compact Lie groupsMay 18 2015In this m\'emoire we study quasiperiodic cocycles in semi-simple compact Lie groups. For the greatest part of our study, we will focus ourselves to one-frequency cocyles. We will prove that $C^{\infty}$ reducible cocycles are dense in the $C^{\infty}$ ... More
Automorphisms of smooth canonically polarized surfaces in positive characteristicJun 29 2015This paper investigates the geometry of a smooth canonically polarized surface $X$ defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$ in the case when the automorphism scheme of $X$ is not smooth. This is a situation that appears only ... More
Quotients of schemes by $α_p$ or $μ_p$ actions in characteristic p>0Dec 26 2014Aug 31 2015This paper studies schemes X defined over a field of characteristic p>0 which admit a nontrivial $\alpha_p$ or $\mu_p$ action. In particular, the structure of the quotient map $X \rightarrow Y$ is investigated. Information on local properties of the quotient ... More
Smoothings of Fano schemes with normal crossing singularities of dimension at most threeJul 21 2009We study the deformation theory of a Fano variety X with normal crossing singularities of dimension at most three. We obtain a formula for the sheaf T^1(X) of first order deformations of X in a suitable log resolution of X and its singular locus Z and ... More
Light Propagation and Large-Scale InhomogeneitiesMar 22 2007Feb 17 2010We consider the effect on the propagation of light of inhomogeneities with sizes of order 10 Mpc or larger. The Universe is approximated through a variation of the Swiss-cheese model. The spherical inhomogeneities are void-like, with central underdensities ... More
Design space exploration tools for the ByoRISC configurable processor familyMar 26 2014In this paper, the ByoRISC (Build your own RISC) configurable application-specific instruction-set processor (ASIP) family is presented. ByoRISCs, as vendor-independent cores, provide extensive architectural parameters over a baseline processor, which ... More
Throughput of a Cognitive Radio Network under Congestion Constraints: A Network-Level StudyJan 29 2015Jun 12 2015In this paper we analyze a cognitive radio network with one primary and one secondary transmitter, in which the primary transmitter has bursty arrivals while the secondary node is assumed to be saturated (i.e. always has a packet waiting to be transmitted). ... More
Constructing higher-order hydrodynamics: The third orderJul 09 2015Mar 18 2016Hydrodynamics can be formulated as the gradient expansion of conserved currents in terms of the fundamental fields describing the near-equilibrium fluid flow. In the relativistic case, the Navier-Stokes equations follow from the conservation of the stress-energy ... More
BMN Operators for N=1 Superconformal Yang-Mills Theories and Associated String BackgroundsDec 10 2002Jun 16 2003We study a class of near-BPS operators for a complex 2-parameter family of N=1 superconformal Yang-Mills theories that can be obtained by a Leigh-Strassler deformation of N=4 SYM theory. We identify these operators in the large N and large R-charge limit ... More
The Muckenhoupt $A_\infty$ class as a metric space and continuity of weighted estimatesJul 05 2011We show how the $A_\infty$ class of weights can be considered as a metric space. As far as we know this is the first time that a metric d is considered on this set. We use this metric to generalize the results obtained in [9]. Namely, we show that for ... More
Thermodynamics of bipartite entanglementMar 31 2016Apr 08 2016A review is given on the thermodynamical structure of bipartite entanglement. By comparing it to the axiomatic formulation of thermodynamics presented by Giles it is shown that for finite dimensional systems the two theories are formally inequivalent. ... More
Analytic orbit propagation for transiting circumbinary planetsFeb 23 2015The herein presented analytical framework fully describes the motion of coplanar systems consisting of a stellar binary and a planet orbiting both stars on orbital as well as secular timescales. Perturbations of the Runge-Lenz vector are used to derive ... More
First exact Geon found is a non-singular monopole, propagating as a primordial gravitational pp-waveMay 28 2014Jul 10 2014Geons are particle-like electrovacua. The concept is well-defined, but it still lacks a proper first example. Emerging as such is a self-confined exact 2-parameter pp-wave non-Dirac monopole {\cal G} with primordial Q/r^2 (r\geq r_o) field plus higher ... More
Global existence for the kinetic chemotaxis model without pointwise memory effects, and including internal variablesFeb 16 2008This paper is concerned with the kinetic model of Othmer-Dunbar-Alt for bacterial motion. Following a previous work, we apply the dispersion and Strichartz estimates to prove global existence under several borderline growth assumptions on the turning ... More
Decentralized Stochastic Optimal Power Flow in Radial Networks with Distributed GenerationJan 15 2016Jan 19 2016This paper develops a power management scheme that jointly optimizes the real power consumption of programmable loads and reactive power outputs of photovoltaic (PV) inverters in distribution networks. The premise is to determine the optimal demand response ... More
Direct and inverse scattering problems for spherical Electromagnetic waves in chiral mediaDec 11 2008We study the direct and inverse scattering problems when the incident electromagnetic field is a time harmonic point- generated wave in a chiral medium and the scatterer is a perfectly conducting sphere. The exact Green s function and the electric far-field ... More
Testing nucleation theory in two dimensionsApr 06 1999Sep 08 1999We calculate bubble-nucleation rates for (2+1)-dimensional scalar theories at high temperature. Our approach is based on the notion of a real coarse-grained potential. The region of applicability of our method is determined through internal consistency ... More
Universal and approximate relations for the gravitational-wave damping timescale of $f$-modes in neutron starsSep 28 2017Jan 09 2018Existing estimates of the gravitational-wave damping timescale of the dominant quadrupole oscillation mode in the case of rapidly rotating stars are based on using a Newtonian estimate for the energy of the mode, in combination with the lowest-order post-Newtonian ... More
Stability, convergence, and sensitivity analysis of the Filament Based Lamellipodium Model and the corresponding FEMJan 28 2018This paper focuses on the study of the Filament Based Lamellipodium Model (FBLM) and the corresponding Finite Element Method (FEM) from a numerical point of view. We study fundamental numerical properties of the FEM and justify the further use of the ... More
The Riemann Surface of the Logarithm Constructed in a Geometrical FrameworkJun 22 2004Nov 12 2005The logarithmic Riemann surface Sigma_{log} is a classical holomorphic 1-manifold. It lives into R^4 and induces a covering space of C - 0 defined by exp. This paper suggests a geometric construction of it, derived as the limit of a sequence of vector ... More
3-Connected Cores In Random Planar GraphsJul 14 2009The study of the structural properties of large random planar graphs has become in recent years a field of intense research in computer science and discrete mathematics. Nowadays, a random planar graph is an important and challenging model for evaluating ... More
On geometry and mechanicsNov 25 2017Our purpose in this article is first, following [14], to find the topological upper limits of projections of secant planes to $C^{1}$ surfaces and the topological upper limits of projections of secant hyperplanes to $C^{1}$ hypersurfaces and second to ... More