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Some advances on the set covering polyhedron of circulant matricesMay 28 2012Working on the set covering polyhedron of consecutive ones circulant matrices, Argiroffo and Bianchi found a class of facet defining inequalities, induced by a particular family of circulant minors. In this work we extend these results to inequalities ... More

Generalized minor inequalities for the set covering polyhedron related to circulant matricesJun 18 2014We study the set covering polyhedron related to circulant matrices. In particular, our goal is to characterize the first Chv\'atal closure of the usual fractional relaxation. We present a family of valid inequalities that generalizes the family of minor ... More

Circuits and circulant minorsFeb 08 2019Circulant contraction minors play a key role for characterizing ideal circular matrices in terms of minimally non ideal structures. In this article we prove necessary and sufficient conditions for a circular matrix $A$ to have circulant contraction minors ... More

The Minor inequalities in the description of the Set Covering Polyhedron of Circulant MatricesJun 06 2012In this work we give a complete description of the set covering polyhedron of circulant matrices $C^k_{sk}$ with $s = 2,3$ and $k\geq 3 $ by linear inequalities. In particular, we prove that every non boolean facet defining inequality is associated with ... 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

Chemical yields from low- and intermediate-mass stars: model predictions and basic observational constraintsDec 08 2000In this work we analyse the role of low- and intermediate-mass stars in contributing to the chemical enrichment of the interstellar medium. First we present new sets of stellar yields basing on the results of updated evolutionary calculations, which extend ... More

Quantitative morphology and color gradients of E+A galaxies in distant galaxy clustersJan 20 1997Narrow band multifilter photometry of the galaxy populations of four galaxy clusters at z=0.4-0.5 has provided us with a sample of 73 E+A galaxies which are secure cluster members. For 34 of them HST images are available (WFPC2). We have determined surface ... More

Massive ghost theories with a line of defectsFeb 13 2003Apr 23 2003We study free massive fermionic ghosts, in the presence of an extended line of impurities, relying on the Lagrangian formalism. We propose two distinct defect interactions, respectively, of relevant and marginal nature. The corresponding scattering theories ... More

Asymptotic Giant Branch evolution at varying surface C/O ratio: effects of changes in molecular opacitiesMar 04 2002We investigate the effects of molecular opacities on the evolution of TP-AGB stars that experience the third dredge-up, i.e. with surface abundances of carbon and oxygen varying with time. To this aim, a routine is constructed to derive the molecular ... More

Searching for continuous gravitational wave signals using LIGO and Virgo detectorsJan 25 2012Direct and unequivocal detection of gravitational waves represents a great challenge of contemporary physics and astrophysics. A worldwide effort is currently operating towards this direction, building ever sensitive detectors, improving the modelling ... More

Can the third dredge-up extinguish hot-bottom burning in massive AGB stars?Feb 27 2007Marigo (2002) has highlighted the crucial importance of molecular opacities in modelling the evolution of AGB stars at varying surface C/O ratio. In particular, it has been shown the large inadequacy of solar-scaled opacities when applied to models of ... More

Twin peaks kHz QPOs: mathematics of the 3:2 orbital resonanceMar 15 2004Mar 11 2005Using the method of multiple scales, one can derive an analytic solution that describes the behaviour of weakly coupled, non-linear oscillations in nearly Keplerian discs around neutron stars or black holes close to the 3:2 orbital epicyclic resonance. ... More

Low Energy Kaon Physics at Da$Φ$NEMay 15 2003May 21 2012DA$\Phi$NE $e^+ e^-$ collider is an abundant source of low energy $K \bar K$ pairs suitable to explore different fields of non perturbative QCD regime. Two different experiments, DEAR and FINUDA, using different experimental techniq ues are trying to ... More

Dynamic fluctuations in a Short-Range Spin Glass modelJan 09 1995Mar 07 1996We study the dynamic fluctuations of the soft-spin version of the Edwards-Anderson model in the critical region for $T\rightarrow T_{c}^{+}$. First we solve the infinite-range limit of the model using the random matrix method. We define the static and ... More

Computability at the Planck scaleDec 15 2004Mar 07 2005We consider the issue of computability at the most fundamental level of physical reality: the Planck scale. To this aim, we consider the theoretical model of a quantum computer on a non commutative space background, which is a computational model for ... More

Observations concerning Gödel's 1931Jun 02 2003Nov 04 2009This article demonstrates the invalidity of Theorem VI of Godel's monograph of 1931, showing that propositions (15) and (16), derived from definition (8.1), in its proof, are false in PA. This is achieved in two steps. First, the predicate complementary ... More

BeppoSAX Observations of Bright Radio GalaxiesMay 30 2000BeppoSAX observations of Broad Line Radio Galaxies (BLRGs) have shown that they have a considerable variety of spectral properties and important differences with respect to their radio-quiet counter-part Seyfert 1s. In radio galaxies the soft photons ... More

Single particle slow dynamics of confined waterMar 02 2000Molecular dynamics simulations of SPC/E water confined in a Silica pore are presented. The simulations have been performed at different hydration levels and temperatures to study the single-particle dynamics. Due to the confinement and to the presence ... More

A note on Türing's 1936Jul 31 2013T\"uring's argument that there can be no machine computing the diagonal on the enumeration of the computable sequences is not a demonstration.

Beyond UncountableDec 18 2003Jul 03 2006In 1891 Cantor presented two proofs with the purpose to establish a general theorem that any set can be replaced by a set of greater power. Cantor's power set theorem can be considered to be an extension of Cantor's 1891 second proof and its argument ... More

Spacetime at the Planck Scale: The Quantum Computer ViewApr 07 2003Feb 23 2005We assume that space-time at the Planck scale is discrete, quantised in Planck units and "qubitsed" (each pixel of Planck area encodes one qubit), that is, quantum space-time can be viewed as a quantum computer. Within this model, one finds that quantum ... More

Observational studies of pre-stellar cores and infrared dark cloudsJul 23 2011Stars like our Sun and planets like our Earth form in dense regions within interstellar molecular clouds, called pre-stellar cores (PSCs). PSCs provide the initial conditions in the process of star and planet formation. In the past 15 years, detailed ... More

Spin bath narrowing with adaptive parameter estimationMar 07 2012We present a measurement scheme capable of achieving the quantum limit of parameter estimation using an adaptive strategy that minimizes the parameter's variance at each step. The adaptive rule we propose makes the scheme robust against errors, in particular ... More

Difficulties with the QPOs Resonance ModelJan 23 2008High frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (HFQPOs) have been detected in microquasars and neutron star systems. The resonance model suggested by Kluzniak & Abramowicz (2000) explains twin QPOs as two weakly coupled nonlinear resonant epicyclic modes ... More

Dark and luminous matter connections. Towards understanding galaxy evolutionJan 23 2004In this review we outline the major points of ab-initio cosmological models focusing on some galaxy evolution unresolved problems. In particular our knowledge of the star formation rate which leads galaxy evolution, i.e. luminosity, colors and dust enrichment, ... More

On the lifting problem in $\mathbb P^4$ in characteristic $p$Sep 08 2011Given $\mathbb P^4_k$, with $k$ algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$, and $X\subset \mathbb P^4_k$ integral surface of degree $d$, let $Y=X\cap H$ be the general hyperplane section of $X$. We suppose that $h^0\mathscr I_Y(s)\ne 0$ and $h^0\mathscr ... More

From SU(2) gauge theory to qubits on the fuzzy sphereMar 31 2013We consider a classical pure SU(2) gauge theory, and make an ansatz, which separates the space-temporal degrees of freedom from the internal ones. This ansatz is gauge-invariant but not Lorentz invariant. In a limit case of the ansatz, obtained through ... More

Quantum Mind from a Classical Field Theory of the BrainApr 13 2011We suggest that, with regard to a theory of quantum mind, brain processes can be described by a classical, dissipative, non-abelian gauge theory. In fact, such a theory has a hidden quantum nature due to its non-abelian character, which is revealed through ... More

I, Quantum Robot: Quantum Mind control on a Quantum ComputerDec 25 2008May 28 2009The logic which describes quantum robots is not orthodox quantum logic, but a deductive calculus which reproduces the quantum tasks (computational processes, and actions) taking into account quantum superposition and quantum entanglement. A way toward ... More

Beyond UndecidableJun 28 2006The predicate complementary to the well-known Godel's provability predicate is defined. From its recursiveness new consequences concerning the incompleteness argumentation are drawn and extended to new results of consistency, completeness and decidability ... More

Minimax solutions for a problem with sign changing nonlinearity and lack of strict convexityOct 25 2013A result of existence of a nonnegative and a nontrivial solution is proved via critical point theorems for non smooth functionals. The equation considered presents a convex part and a nonlinearity which changes sign.

Chemical yields from low- and intermediate-mass starsDec 16 1999We present new sets of chemical yields from low- and intermediate-mass stars with 0.8 Msun <= M <= Mup ~ 5 Msun, and three choices of the metallicity, Z=0.02, Z=0.008, and Z=0.004 (Marigo 2000, in preparation). These are then compared with the yields ... More

Envelope burning over-luminosity: a challenge to synthetic TP-AGB modelsMay 25 1998Until recently synthetic AGB models had not taken into account the break-down of the core mass-luminosity (Mc-L) relation due to the occurrence of envelope burning in the most massive (M > 3.5 Msun) and luminous (Mbol > -6) stars. Marigo et al. (1998) ... More

X-ray emission processes in starsAug 25 2010A decade of X-ray stellar observations with Chandra and XMM-Newton has led to significant advances in our understanding of the physical processes at work in hot (magnetized) plasmas in stars and their immediate environment, providing new perspectives ... More

Population synthesis models including AGB stars and their ingredientsJan 18 2007I will briefly review the state of the art of evolutionary population synthesis (EPS) models that include the contribution from AGB stars.

Real Kodaira surfacesApr 21 2004In this paper we give the topological classification of real primary Kodaira surfaces and we describe in detail the structure of the corresponding moduli space. One of the main tools is the orbifold fundamental group of a real variety. Our first result ... More

Cold Dark Matter from the Hidden SectorFeb 29 2012Weakly interacting slim particles (WISPs) such as hidden photons (HP) and axion-like particles (ALPs) have been proposed as cold dark matter candidates. They might be produced non-thermally via the misalignment mechanism, similarly to cold axions. In ... More

Laudal's Lemma in positive characteristicSep 21 2010Laudal's Lemma states that if $C$ is a curve of degree $d > s^2 + 1$ in $\mathbb P^3$ over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0 such that its plane section is contained in an irreducible curve of degree s, then $C$ lies on a surface of degree ... More

Basic Logic and Quantum EntanglementNov 10 2006Feb 05 2007As it is well known, quantum entanglement is one of the most important features of quantum computing, as it leads to massive quantum parallelism, hence to exponential computational speed-up. In a sense, quantum entanglement is considered as an implicit ... More

The non-algorithmic side of the mindJan 15 2012The existence of a non-algorithmic side of the mind, conjectured by Penrose on the basis of G\"odel's first incompleteness theorem, is investigated here in terms of a quantum metalanguage. We suggest that, besides human ordinary thought, which can be ... More

Theoretical Setting of Inner Reversible Quantum MeasurementsJul 16 2005Jan 26 2006We show that any unitary transformation performed on the quantum state of a closed quantum system, describes an inner, reversible, generalized quantum measurement. We also show that under some specific conditions it is possible to perform a unitary transformation ... More

Topological signature in the NEXT high pressure xenon TPCOct 10 2016The NEXT experiment aims to observe the neutrinoless double beta decay of Xe-136 in a high-pressure xenon gas TPC using electroluminescence to amplify the signal from ionization. One of the main advantages of this technology is the possibility to use ... More

Element abundances in X-ray emitting plasmas in starsDec 01 2010Studies of element abundances in stars are of fundamental interest for their impact in a wide astrophysical context, from our understanding of galactic chemistry and its evolution, to their effect on models of stellar interiors, to the influence of the ... More

Calibrating the role of TP-AGB stars in the cosmic matter cycleNov 12 2014In the last ten years three main facts about the thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch (TP-AGB) have become evident: 1) the modelling of the TP-AGB phase is critical for the derivation of basic galaxy properties (e.g. mass and age) up to high redshift, ... More

Chemical processes in star forming regionsApr 13 2005This paper will review the basic concepts of gas-phase and grain surface chemistry of dense molecular clouds, where low mass and high mass stars form. The chemistry of cold pre-stellar cloud cores, where molecular freeze-out and deuterium fractionation ... More

Deuterated molecules as a probe of ionization fraction in dense interstellar cloudsApr 08 2002Deuterium fractionation in molecular ions, in particular HCO+, has been extensively used to estimate the degree of ionization in molecular clouds. This paper reviews recent work on ionization degree in homogeneous clouds. We will show that the N(DCO+)/N(HCO+) ... More

Type 1 AGN and their Link to ULIRGSNov 07 2001Increasing observational evidence supports a picture for a close link among AGN phenomenum, star-formation processes and galaxy formation. Since the physical phenomena related to the onset of both AGN and star formation are very likely characterized by ... More

Aharonov-Bohm Effect and Hidden PhotonsSep 17 2013Signs of hypothetical light gauge bosons from a hidden sector may appear in Aharonov-Bohm-like experiments. The absence of signal in carried on experiments allow us to set a modest constraint to the mass and coupling constant of these particles. Our findings ... More

On a plane section of an integral curve in positive characteristicSep 21 2010If $C \subset P^3_k$ is an integral curve and $k$ an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0, it is known that the points of the general plane section $C \cap H$ of $C$ are in uniform position. From this it follows easily that the general minimal ... More

How to release Frege's system from Russell's antinomyMay 07 2007May 10 2007The conditions for proper definitions in mathematics are given, in terms of the theory of definition, on the basis of the criterions of eliminability and non-creativity. As a definition, Russell's antinomy is a violation of the criterion of eliminability ... More

The Uncertainty Relation for Quantum propositionsDec 12 2011Logical propositions with the fuzzy modality "Probably" are shown to obey an uncertainty principle very similar to that of Quantum Optics. In the case of such propositions, the partial truth values are in fact probabilities. The corresponding assertions ... More

From Quantum Metalanguage to the Logic of QubitsMar 31 2010The main aim of this thesis is to look for a logical deductive calculus (we will adopt sequent calculus, originally introduced in Gentzen, 1935), which could describe quantum information and its properties. More precisely, we intended to describe in logical ... More

Walking on SR-automata to detect grammar ambiguityFeb 07 2019We exploit the nondeterminism of LR parsing tables to reason about grammar ambiguity after a conflict-driven strategy. First, from parsing tables we define specialized structures, called SR-automata. Next, we search for ambiguous words along the paths ... More

Shimura varieties in the Torelli locus via Galois coverings of elliptic curvesAug 04 2015Nov 03 2015We study Shimura subvarieties of $\mathsf{A}_g$ obtained from families of Galois coverings $f: C \rightarrow C'$ where $C'$ is a smooth complex projective curve of genus $g' \geq 1$ and $g= g(C)$. We give the complete list of all such families that satisfy ... More

Local order in aqueous solutions of rare gases and the role of the solute concentration: a computer simulation study with a polarizable potentialNov 05 2004Aqueous solutions of rare gases are studied by computer simulation employing a polarizable potential for both water and solutes. The use of a polarizable potential allows to study the systems from ambient to supercritical conditions for water. In particular ... More

Nonorientable 3-manifolds admitting coloured triangulations with at most 30 tetrahedraMay 10 2007We present the census of all non-orientable, closed, connected 3-manifolds admitting a rigid crystallization with at most 30 vertices. In order to obtain the above result, we generate, manipulate and compare, by suitable computer procedures, all rigid ... More

A census of genus two 3-manifolds up to 42 coloured tetrahedraFeb 03 2009We improve and extend to the non-orientable case a recent result of Karabas, Malicki and Nedela concerning the classification of all orientable prime 3-manifolds of Heegaard genus two, triangulated with at most 42 coloured tetrahedra.

Evolution of asymptotic giant branch stars I. Updated synthetic TP-AGB models and their basic calibrationMar 07 2007We present new synthetic models of the TP-AGB evolution. They are computed for 7 values of initial metal content (Z from 0.0001 to 0.03) and for initial masses between 0.5 and 5.0 Msun, thus extending the low- and intermediate-mass tracks of Girardi et ... More

Hinode/EIS spectroscopic validation of very hot plasma imaged with Solar Dynamics Observatory in non-flaring active region coresMar 30 2012We use coronal imaging observations with SDO/AIA, and Hinode/EIS spectral data, to explore the potential of narrow band EUV imaging data for diagnosing the presence of hot (T >~5MK) coronal plasma in active regions. We analyze observations of two active ... More

Components Interoperability through Mediating Connector PatternsOct 14 2010A key objective for ubiquitous environments is to enable system interoperability between system's components that are highly heterogeneous. In particular, the challenge is to embed in the system architecture the necessary support to cope with behavioral ... More

Proceedings Third Workshop From Biology To Concurrency and backFeb 26 2010This volume contains the papers presented at the 3rd Workshop "From Biology To Concurrency and back", FBTC 2010, held in Paphos, Cyprus, on March 27, 2010, as satellite event of the Joint European Conference on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2010. ... More

Towards a Reference Model for Open Access and Knowledge Sharing, Lessons from Systems ResearchDec 09 2011The Open Access Movement has been striving to grant universal unrestricted access to the knowledge and data outputs of publicly funded research. leveraging the real time, virtually cost free publishing opportunities offered by the internet and the web. ... More

Low-temperature gas opacity - AESOPUS: a versatile and quick computational toolJul 18 2009Dec 15 2009We introduce a new tool - AESOPUS: Accurate Equation of State and OPacity Utility Software - for computing the equation of state and the Rosseland mean (RM) opacities of matter in the ideal gas phase. Results are given as a function of one pair of state ... More

Fairness as a QoS Measure for Web ServicesJun 22 2009Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) are component-based architectures, characterized by reusability, modularization and composition, usually offered by HTTP (web services) and often equipped with a Quality of Services (QoS) measure. In order to guarantee ... More

The TP-AGB phase. Lifetimes from C and M star counts in Magellanic Cloud clustersSep 22 2006Using available data for C and M giants with Mbol<-3.6 in Magellanic Cloud clusters, we derive limits to the lifetimes of the corresponding evolutionary phases, as a function of stellar mass. The C-star phase is found to have a duration between 2 and ... More

Learning Bayesian Networks from Incomplete DatabasesFeb 06 2013Bayesian approaches to learn the graphical structure of Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs) from databases share the assumption that the database is complete, that is, no entry is reported as unknown. Attempts to relax this assumption involve the use of expensive ... More

Root polytopes and abelian idealsJul 14 2012May 30 2013We study the root polytope $\mathcal P_\Phi$ of a finite irreducible crystallographic root system $\Phi$ using its relation with the abelian ideals of a Borel subalgebra of a simple Lie algebra with root system $\Phi$. We determine the hyperplane arrangement ... More

Coupling emitted light and chemical yields from stars: a basic constraint to population synthesis models of galaxiesJul 30 2001In this paper we emphasize the close connection between the chemical and spectrophotometric evolution of stellar systems: Chemical yields from stars correspond to a precise fraction of their emitted light. We translate this concept quantitatively. Starting ... More

Étale homotopy types of moduli stacks of polarised abelian schemesDec 23 2015We determine the Artin-Mazur \'etale homotopy types of moduli stacks of polarised abelian schemes using transcendental methods and derive some arithmetic properties of the \'etale fundamental groups of these moduli stacks. Finally we analyse the Torelli ... More

Comments on the paper "The Mexican Hat Wavelet Family. Application to point source detection in CMB maps" by J. Gonzalez-Nuevo et al. (astro-ph/0604376)May 03 2006The arguments presented by Gonzalez-Nuevo et. al (2006) in favour of the Mexican Hat Wavelet Family (MHWF) are critically discussed here. These authors allege the optimal properties of this new class of filters in the detection of point sources embedded ... More

Illuminating WISPs with PhotonsOct 10 2011Physics beyond the Standard Model naturally gives rise to very light and weakly interacting particles, dubbed WISPs (Weakly Interacting Slim Particles). A prime example is the axion, that has eluded experimental detection for more than thirty years. In ... More

Turning the Liar paradox into a metatheorem of Basic logicJan 23 2007Mar 28 2007We show that self-reference can be formalized in Basic logic by means of the new connective @, called "entanglement". In fact, the property of non-idempotence of the connective @ is a metatheorem, which states that a self-entangled sentence loses its ... More

A Minimal Model for Quantum GravitySep 18 2004Jan 29 2005We argue that the model of a quantum computer with N qubits on a quantum space background, which is a fuzzy sphere with n=2^N elementary cells, can be viewed as the minimal model for Quantum Gravity. In fact, it is discrete, has no free parameters, is ... More

The effect of the environment on the Faber Jackson relationJul 11 2012We investigate the effect of the environment on the Faber Jackson (FJ) relation, using a sample of 384 nearby elliptical galaxies and estimating objectively their environment on the typical scale of galaxy clusters. We show that the intrinsic scatter ... More

The internal logic of Bell's statesDec 26 2004We investigate the internal logic of a quantum computer with two qubits, in the two particular cases of non-entanglement (separable states) and maximal entanglement (Bell's states). To this aim, we consider an internal (reversible) measurement which preserves ... More

Pseudo-Riemannian Symmetries on Heisenberg group $\mathbb{H}_{3}$Jan 02 2012The notion of $\Gamma$-symmetric space is a natural generalization of the classical notion of symmetric space based on $\z_2$-grading of Lie algebras. In our case, we consider homogeneous spaces $G/H$ such that the Lie algebra $\g$ of $G$ admits a $\Gamma$-grading ... More

Charge asymmetries of top quarks: a window to new physics at hadron collidersJul 01 2009With the next start of LHC, a huge production of top quarks is expected. There are several models that predict the existence of heavy colored resonances decaying to top quarks in the TeV energy range. A peak in the differential cross section could reveal ... More

Compact 3-manifolds via 4-colored graphsApr 18 2013Sep 22 2015We introduce a representation of compact 3-manifolds without spherical boundary components via (regular) 4-colored graphs, which turns out to be very convenient for computer aided study and tabulation. Our construction is a direct generalization of the ... More

Some results on the second Gaussian map for curvesMay 22 2008We study the second Gaussian map for a curve X of genus g, in relation with the second fundamental form of the period map. We exhibit a class of infinitely many curves with surjective second Gaussian map. We compute its rank on the hyperelliptic and trigonal ... More

Etale homotopy types of moduli stacks of algebraic curves with symmetriesApr 21 2004Using the machinery of etale homotopy theory a' la Artin-Mazur we determine the etale homotopy types of moduli stacks over $\bar{\Q}$ parametrizing families of algebraic curves of genus g greater than 1 endowed with an action of a finite group G of automorphisms, ... More

Siegel metric and curvature of the moduli space of curvesMay 22 2008We study the curvature of the moduli space M_g of curves of genus g with the Siegel metric induced by the period map. We give an explicit formula for the holomorphic sectional curvature of M_g along a Schiffer variation at a point P on the curve X, in ... More

On the first Gaussian map for Prym-canonical line bundlesOct 29 2012Jun 25 2013We prove by degeneration to Prym-canonical binary curves that the first Gaussian map of the Prym canonical line bundle $\omega_C \otimes A$ is surjective for the general point [C,A] of R_g if g >11, while it is injective if g < 12.

Observability of rectangular membranes and plates on small setsAug 21 2013Since the works of Haraux and Jaffard we know that rectangular plates may be observed by subregions not satisfying the geometrical control condition. We improve these results by observing only on an arbitrarily short segment inside the domain. The estimates ... More

Decay properties for functions of matrices over $C^*$-algebrasJul 26 2013We extend previous results on the exponential off-diagonal decay of the entries of analytic functions of banded and sparse matrices to the case where the matrix entries are elements of a $C^*$-algebra.

Modeling and Estimation of Discrete-Time Reciprocal Processes via Probabilistic Graphical ModelsMar 14 2016May 13 2016Reciprocal processes are acausal generalizations of Markov processes introduced by Bernstein in 1932. In the literature, a significant amount of attention has been focused on developing dynamical models for reciprocal processes. In this paper, we provide ... More

Dynamics and Depletion in Thermally Supercritical Starless CoresAug 17 2009Nov 18 2009In previous studies we identified two classes of starless cores, thermally subcritical and supercritical, distinguished by different dynamical behavior and internal structure. Here we study the evolution of the dynamically-unstable, thermally-supercritical ... More

Uniform electron gas from two-particle wavefunctionsNov 08 2001An approximation for the unknown two-electron wavefunctions (geminals) of the interacting uniform electron gas is found, starting from the effective screened Coulomb potential proposed by Overhauser [Can. J. Phys. 73, 683 (1995)]. The short-range part ... More

Decision Theoretic Foundations of Graphical Model SelectionJan 30 2013This paper describes a decision theoretic formulation of learning the graphical structure of a Bayesian Belief Network from data. This framework subsumes the standard Bayesian approach of choosing the model with the largest posterior probability as the ... More

Rigid gems in dimension nMay 03 2011We extend to dimension $n \geq 3$ the concept of $\rho$-pair in a coloured graph and we prove the existence theorem for minimal rigid crystallizations of handle-free, closed $n$-manifolds.

Deformation in the large of some complex manifolds, IIJul 25 2005The compact complex manifolds considered in this article are principal torus bundles over a torus. We consider the Kodaira Spencer map of the complete Appell Humbert family (introduced by the first author in Part I) and are able to show that we obtain ... More

The effect of radiation pressure on emission line profiles and black hole mass determination in active galactic nucleiJun 17 2010Sep 16 2010We present a new analysis of the motion of broad line region (BLR) clouds in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) taking into account the combined influence of gravity and radiation pressure force. We calculate cloud orbits under a large range of conditions ... More

Phantom evolving wormholes with big rip singularitiesFeb 15 2013We investigate a family of inhomogeneous and anisotropic gravitational fields exhibiting a future singularity at a finite value of the proper time. The studied spherically symmetric spacetimes are asymptotically Friedmann-Robertson-Walker at spatial infinity ... More

On the Correct Estimate of the Probability of False Detection of the Matched Filter in Weak-Signal Detection ProblemsFeb 07 2016The detection reliability of weak signals is a critical issue in many astronomical contexts and may have severe consequences for determining number counts and luminosity functions, but also for optimising the use of telescope time in follow-up observations. ... More

On the Proof Complexity of Deep InferenceSep 08 2007Apr 19 2009We obtain two results about the proof complexity of deep inference: 1) deep-inference proof systems are as powerful as Frege ones, even when both are extended with the Tseitin extension rule or with the substitution rule; 2) there are analytic deep-inference ... More

On the Koszul cohomology of canonical and Prym-canonical binary curvesJul 13 2012Mar 04 2013In this paper we study Koszul cohomology and the Green and Prym-Green conjectures for canonical and Prym-canonical binary curves. We prove that if property $N_p$ holds for a canonical or a Prym-canonical binary curve of genus $g$ then it holds for a generic ... More

Generalized companion matrix for approximate GCDFeb 09 2011We study a variant of the univariate approximate GCD problem, where the coefficients of one polynomial f(x)are known exactly, whereas the coefficients of the second polynomial g(x)may be perturbed. Our approach relies on the properties of the matrix which ... More

Curve shortening flow coupled to lateral diffusionOct 21 2015We present and analyze a semi-discrete finite element scheme for a system consisting of a geometric evolution equation for a curve and a parabolic equation on the evolving curve. More precisely, curve shortening flow with a forcing term that depends on ... More

Invariant submanifolds of metric contact pairsSep 03 2015We show that $\phi$-invariant submanifolds of metric contact pairs with orthogonal characteristic foliations make constant angles with the Reeb vector fields. Our main result is that for the normal case such submanifolds of dimension at least $2$ are ... More

Towards simulating the photometry, chemistry, mass loss and pulsational properties of AGB star populations in resolved galaxiesJan 18 2007Extended and updated grids of TP-AGB tracks have been implemented in the TRILEGAL population synthesis code, which generates mock stellar catalogues for a galaxy given its mass, distance, star formation history and age-metallicity relation, including ... More

Perfect quantum transport in arbitrary spin networksJul 24 2012Spin chains have been proposed as wires to transport information between distributed registers in a quantum information processor. Unfortunately, the challenges in manufacturing linear chains with engineered couplings has hindered experimental implementations. ... More