Results for "Peter Behroozi"

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The Most Massive Galaxies and Black Holes Allowed by $Λ$CDMSep 14 2016Given a galaxy's stellar mass, its host halo mass has a lower limit from the cosmic baryon fraction and known baryonic physics. At $z>4$, galaxy stellar mass functions place lower limits on halo number densities that approach expected $\Lambda$CDM halo ... More
On The History and Future of Cosmic Planet FormationAug 05 2015We combine constraints on galaxy formation histories with planet formation models, yielding the Earth-like and giant planet formation histories of the Milky Way and the Universe as a whole. In the Hubble Volume (10^13 Mpc^3), we expect there to be ~10^20 ... More
A Simple Technique for Predicting High-Redshift Galaxy EvolutionApr 21 2014Jan 20 2015We show that the ratio of galaxies' specific star formation rates (SSFRs) to their host halos' specific mass accretion rates (SMARs) strongly constrains how the galaxies' stellar masses, specific star formation rates, and host halo masses evolve over ... More
Constraining Scatter in the Stellar Mass--Halo Mass Relation for Haloes Less Massive than the Milky WayDec 13 2018Most galaxies are hosted by massive, invisible dark matter haloes, yet little is known about the scatter in the stellar mass--halo mass relation for galaxies with host halo masses $M_{h}\le 10^{11} M_{\odot}$. Using mock catalogs based on dark matter ... More
Hierarchical Galaxy Growth and Scatter in the Stellar Mass - Halo Mass RelationFeb 02 2016The relation between galaxies and dark matter halos reflects the combined effects of many distinct physical processes. Observations indicate that the $z=0$ stellar mass-halo mass (SMHM) relation has remarkably small scatter in stellar mass at fixed halo ... More
A Comprehensive Analysis of Uncertainties Affecting the Stellar Mass - Halo Mass Relation for 0<z<4Jan 03 2010May 10 2010We conduct a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between central galaxies and their host dark matter halos, as characterized by the stellar mass-halo mass (SM-HM) relation, with rigorous consideration of uncertainties. Our analysis focuses on results ... More
Subhaloes gone Notts: the clustering properties of subhaloesOct 02 2013Jan 22 2014We present a study of the substructure finder dependence of subhalo clustering in the Aquarius Simulation. We run 11 different subhalo finders on the haloes of the Aquarius Simulation and we study their differences in the density profile, mass fraction ... More
The Rockstar Phase-Space Temporal Halo Finder and the Velocity Offsets of Cluster CoresOct 19 2011Jan 12 2013We present a new algorithm for identifying dark matter halos, substructure, and tidal features. The approach is based on adaptive hierarchical refinement of friends-of-friends groups in six phase-space dimensions and one time dimension, which allows for ... More
The Average Star Formation Histories of Galaxies in Dark Matter Halos from z=0-8Jul 25 2012May 29 2013We present a robust method to constrain average galaxy star formation rates, star formation histories, and the intracluster light as a function of halo mass. Our results are consistent with observed galaxy stellar mass functions, specific star formation ... More
On the Lack of Evolution in Galaxy Star Formation EfficiencySep 13 2012Dec 22 2012Using reconstructed galaxy star formation histories, we calculate the instantaneous efficiency of galaxy star formation (i.e., the star formation rate divided by the baryon accretion rate) from $z=8$ to the present day. This efficiency exhibits a clear ... More
Unbound Particles in Dark Matter HalosAug 01 2012Jun 25 2013We investigate unbound dark matter particles in halos by tracing particle trajectories in a simulation run to the far future (a = 100). We find that the traditional sum of kinetic and potential energies is a very poor predictor of which dark matter particles ... More
Interpreting Short Gamma Ray Burst Progenitor Kicks and Time Delays Using the Host Galaxy-Dark Matter Halo ConnectionJan 30 2014Aug 23 2014Nearly 20% of short gamma-ray bursts (sGRBs) have no observed host galaxies. Combining this finding with constraints on galaxies' dark matter halo potential wells gives strong limits on the natal kick velocity distribution for sGRB progenitors. For the ... More
Disentangling satellite galaxy populations using orbit tracking in simulationsJan 28 2013Physical processes regulating star formation in satellite galaxies represent an area of ongoing research, but the projected nature of observed coordinates makes separating different populations of satellites (with different processes at work) difficult. ... More
Emission line ratios for the Circumgalactic Medium and the "Bimodal" Nature of GalaxiesSep 24 2018We find significantly different diagnostic emission line ratios for the circumgalactic gas associated with galaxies of stellar masses above and below $10^{10.4}$ M$_\odot$ using SDSS spectroscopy. Specifically, in a sample of 17,393 galaxies, intersected ... More
Observing Galaxy Evolution in the Context of Large-Scale StructureMar 14 2019Galaxies form and evolve in the context of their local and large-scale environments. Their baryonic content that we observe with imaging and spectroscopy is intimately connected to the properties of their dark matter halos, and to their location in the ... More
On the Physical Origin of Galactic ConformityApr 21 2015Correlations between the star formation rates (SFRs) of nearby galaxies (so-called galactic conformity) have been observed for projected separations up to 4 Mpc, an effect not predicted by current semi-analytic models. We investigate correlations between ... More
Rhapsody. II. Subhalo Properties and the Impact of Tidal Stripping From a Statistical Sample of Cluster-Size HalosOct 23 2012Mar 24 2013We discuss the properties of subhalos in cluster-size halos, using a high-resolution statistical sample: the Rhapsody simulations introduced in Wu et al. (2012). We demonstrate that the criteria applied to select subhalos have significant impact on the ... More
How Common are the Magellanic Clouds?Nov 10 2010May 03 2011We introduce a probabilistic approach to the problem of counting dwarf satellites around host galaxies in databases with limited redshift information. This technique is used to investigate the occurrence of satellites with luminosities similar to the ... More
A Model Connecting Galaxy Masses, Star Formation Rates, and Dust Temperatures Across Cosmic TimeJan 04 2018We investigate the evolution of dust content in galaxies from redshifts z=0 to z=9.5. Using empirically motivated prescriptions, we model galactic-scale properties -- including halo mass, stellar mass, star formation rate, gas mass, and metallicity -- ... More
The evolution of star formation histories of quiescent galaxiesSep 12 2016Although there has been much progress in understanding how galaxies evolve, we still do not understand how and when they stop forming stars and become quiescent. We address this by applying our galaxy spectral energy distribution models, which incorporate ... More
On the Segregation of Dark Matter SubstructureOct 06 2015We present the first comprehensive analysis of the segregation of dark matter subhaloes in their host haloes. Using numerical simulations, we examine the segregation of twelve different subhalo properties with respect to both orbital energy and halo-centric ... More
Halo and Subhalo Demographics with Planck Cosmological Parameters: Bolshoi-Planck and MultiDark-Planck SimulationsFeb 15 2016We report and provide fitting functions for the abundance of dark matter halos and subhalos as a function of mass, circular velocity, and redshift from the new Bolshoi-Planck and MultiDark-Planck $\Lambda$CDM cosmological simulations, based on the Planck ... More
Is Main Sequence Galaxy Star Formation Controlled by Halo Mass Accretion?Aug 20 2015Oct 27 2015The galaxy stellar-to-halo mass relation (SHMR) is nearly time-independent for $z < 4$. We therefore construct a time-independent SHMR model for central galaxies, wherein the in-situ star formation rate (SFR) is determined by the halo mass accretion rate ... More
The Connection between Galaxies and Dark Matter Structures in the Local UniverseJul 09 2012Mar 13 2013We provide new constraints on the connection between galaxies in the local universe, identified by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), and dark matter halos and their constituent substructures in the $\Lambda$CDM model using WMAP7 cosmological parameters. ... More
Tidal Stripping and Post-Merger Relaxation of Dark Matter Halos: Causes and Consequences of Mass LossNov 28 2017We study the properties of distinct dark matter halos (i.e., those that are not subhalos) that have a final virial mass $M_{\mathrm{vir}}$ at $z = 0$ less than their peak mass ($M_{\mathrm{peak}}$) in the Bolshoi-Planck cosmological simulation. We identify ... More
Recoiling Supermassive Black Hole Escape Velocities from Dark Matter HalosJul 19 2017Jul 15 2018We simulate recoiling black hole trajectories from $z=20$ to $z=0$ in dark matter halos, quantifying how parameter choices affect escape velocities. These choices include the strength of dynamical friction, the presence of stars and gas, the accelerating ... More
The bias of the submillimetre galaxy population: SMGs are poor tracers of the most massive structures in the z ~ 2 UniverseJan 16 2015Jul 31 2015It is often claimed that overdensities of (or even individual bright) submillimetre-selected galaxies (SMGs) trace the assembly of the most-massive dark matter structures in the Universe. We test this claim by performing a counts-in-cells analysis of ... More
Properties of Dark Matter Halos as a Function of Local Environment DensityOct 07 2016We study how properties of discrete dark matter halos depend on halo environment, characterized by the mass density around the halos on scales from 0.5 to 16 $\hmpc$. We find that low mass halos (those less massive than the characteristic mass $M_{\rm ... More
Insights from probability distribution functions of intensity mapsSep 06 2016In the next few years, intensity-mapping surveys that target lines such as CO, Ly$\alpha$, and CII stand to provide powerful probes of high-redshift astrophysics. However, these line emissions are highly non-Gaussian, and so the typical power-spectrum ... More
Rhapsody. I. Structural Properties and Formation History From a Statistical Sample of Re-simulated Cluster-size HalosSep 14 2012Jan 10 2013We present the first results from the Rhapsody cluster re-simulation project: a sample of 96 "zoom-in" simulations of dark matter halos of 10^14.8 +- 0.05 Msun/h, selected from a 1 (Gpc/h)^3 volume. This simulation suite is the first to resolve this many ... More
Using Cumulative Number Densities to Compare Galaxies across Cosmic TimeAug 14 2013Nov 16 2013Comparing galaxies across redshifts at fixed cumulative number density is a popular way to estimate the evolution of specific galaxy populations. This method ignores scatter in mass accretion histories and galaxy-galaxy mergers, which can lead to errors ... More
Astro2020: Empirically Constraining Galaxy EvolutionMar 11 2019Over the past decade, empirical constraints on the galaxy-dark matter halo connection have significantly advanced our understanding of galaxy evolution. Past techniques have focused on connections between halo properties and galaxy stellar mass and/or ... More
Evolution of the Stellar-to-Dark Matter Relation: Separating Star-Forming and Passive Galaxies from z=1 to 0Aug 13 2013We use measurements of the stellar mass function, galaxy clustering, and galaxy-galaxy lensing within the COSMOS survey to constrain the stellar-to-halo mass relation (SHMR) of star forming and quiescent galaxies over the redshift range z=[0.2,1.0]. For ... More
Improved Mock Galaxy Catalogs for the DEEP2 Galaxy Redshift Survey from Subhalo Abundance and Environment MatchingJul 10 2012Jun 23 2013We develop empirical methods for modeling the galaxy population and populating cosmological N-body simulations with mock galaxies according to the observed properties of galaxies in survey data. We use these techniques to produce a new set of mock catalogs ... More
Statistics of Satellite Galaxies Around Milky Way-Like HostsNov 29 2010Nov 22 2011We calculate the probability that a Milky-Way-like halo in the standard cosmological model has the observed number of Magellanic Clouds (MCs). The statistics of the number of MCs in the LCDM model are in good agreement with observations of a large sample ... More
Streams Going Notts: The tidal debris finder comparison projectMay 10 2013While various codes exist to systematically and robustly find haloes and subhaloes in cosmological simulations (Knebe et al., 2011, Onions et al., 2012), this is the first work to introduce and rigorously test codes that find tidal debris (streams and ... More
Spatially unassociated galaxies contribute significantly to the blended submillimetre galaxy population: predictions for follow-up observations of ALMA sourcesApr 17 2013Jun 27 2013There is anecdotal evidence that spatially and physically unassociated galaxies blended into a single submillimetre (submm) source contribute to the submm galaxy (SMG) population. This work is the first to theoretically predict the number counts of such ... More
Investigating overdensities around z>6 galaxies through ALMA observations of [CII]Nov 25 2016Sep 26 2018We present a search for companion [CII] emitters to known luminous sources at $6<$ z $<6.5$ in deep, archival ALMA observations. The observations are deep enough to detect sources with L$_{\rm [CII]} \sim 10^8$ at z $\sim6$. We identify four robust line ... More
Mergers and Mass Accretion for Infalling Halos Both End Well Outside Cluster Virial RadiiOct 08 2013We find that infalling dark matter halos (i.e., the progenitors of satellite halos) begin losing mass well outside the virial radius of their eventual host halos. The peak mass occurs at a range of clustercentric distances, with median and 68th percentile ... More
PRIMUS: One- and Two-Halo Galactic Conformity at $0.2 < z < 1$Aug 17 2016Nov 04 2016We test for galactic conformity at $0.2<z<1.0$ to a projected distance of 5 Mpc using spectroscopic redshifts from the PRism MUlti-object Survey (PRIMUS). Our sample consists of $\sim60,000$ galaxies in five separate fields covering a total of $\sim5.5$ ... More
PRIMUS: One- and Two-Halo Galactic Conformity at $0.2 < z < 1$Aug 17 2016We test for galactic conformity at $0.2<z<1.0$ to a projected distance of 5 Mpc using spectroscopic redshifts from the PRism MUlti-object Survey (PRIMUS). Our sample consists of $\sim60,000$ galaxies in five separate fields covering a total of $\sim5.5$ ... More
Investigating overdensities around z>6 galaxies through ALMA observations of [CII]Nov 25 2016We present a search for companion [CII] emitters to known luminous sources at $6<$ z $<6.5$ in deep ALMA observations. Our data is deep enough to detect sources down to L$_{\rm [CII]} \sim 10^8$ at z $\sim6$. We identify five robust line detections from ... More
Gravitationally Consistent Halo Catalogs and Merger Trees for Precision CosmologyOct 19 2011Jan 12 2013We present a new algorithm for generating merger trees and halo catalogs which explicitly ensures consistency of halo properties (mass, position, and velocity) across timesteps. Our algorithm has demonstrated the ability to improve both the completeness ... More
Spatial Clustering of Dark Matter Halos: Secondary Bias, Neighbor Bias, and the Influence of Massive Neighbors on Halo PropertiesAug 28 2017Jan 09 2018We explore the phenomenon commonly known as halo assembly bias, whereby dark matter halos of the same mass are found to be more or less clustered when a second halo property is considered, for halos in the mass range $3.7 \times 10^{11} \; h^{-1} \mathrm{M_{\odot}} ... More
The integrated stellar content of dark matter halosAug 31 2011Measurements of the total amount of stars locked up in galaxies as a function of host halo mass contain key clues about the efficiency of processes that regulate star formation. We derive the total stellar mass fraction f_star as a function of halo mass ... More
Galaxies going MAD: The Galaxy-Finder Comparison ProjectOct 09 2012Jul 26 2013With the ever increasing size and complexity of fully self-consistent simulations of galaxy formation within the framework of the cosmic web, the demands upon object finders for these simulations has simultaneously grown. To this extent we initiated the ... More
Dark Matter Halo Properties vs. Local Density and Cosmic Web LocationMay 13 2018We study the effects of the local environmental density and the cosmic web environment (filaments, walls, and voids) on key properties of dark matter halos using the Bolshoi-Planck LCDM cosmological simulation. The z = 0 simulation is analysed into filaments, ... More
Redshift-Space Clustering of SDSS Galaxies --- Luminosity Dependence, Halo Occupation Distribution, and Velocity BiasMay 28 2015Sep 18 2015We present the measurements and modelling of the small-to-intermediate scale (0.1--25 Mpc/h) projected and three-dimensional (3D) redshift-space two-point correlation functions (2PCFs) of local galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release ... More
Major Mergers Going Notts: Challenges for Modern Halo FindersJun 03 2015Merging haloes with similar masses (i.e., major mergers) pose significant challenges for halo finders. We compare five halo finding algorithms' (AHF, HBT, Rockstar, SubFind, and VELOCIraptor) recovery of halo properties for both isolated and cosmological ... More
Galaxy Three-Point Correlation Functions and Halo/Subhalo ModelsAug 12 2016We present the measurements of the luminosity-dependent redshift-space three-point correlation functions (3PCFs) for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR7 Main galaxy sample. We compare the 3PCF measurements to the predictions from three different halo ... More
Weak Lensing Reveals a Tight Connection Between Dark Matter Halo Mass and the Distribution of Stellar Mass in Massive GalaxiesNov 03 2018Using deep images from the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey and taking advantage of its unprecedented weak lensing capabilities, we reveal a remarkably tight connection between the stellar mass distribution of massive central galaxies and their host dark ... More
Haloes gone MAD: The Halo-Finder Comparison ProjectApr 05 2011[abridged] We present a detailed comparison of fundamental dark matter halo properties retrieved by a substantial number of different halo finders. These codes span a wide range of techniques including friends-of-friends (FOF), spherical-overdensity (SO) ... More
Predicting Galaxy Star Formation Rates via the Co-evolution of Galaxies and HalosMar 06 2014Oct 06 2014In this paper, we test the age matching hypothesis that the star formation rate (SFR) of a galaxy of fixed stellar mass is determined by its dark matter halo formation history, and as such, that more quiescent galaxies reside in older halos. This simple ... More
Using Galaxy Pairs to Probe Star Formation During Major Halo MergersFeb 04 2015Jun 03 2015Currently-proposed galaxy quenching mechanisms predict very different behaviours during major halo mergers, ranging from significant quenching enhancement (e.g., clump-induced gravitational heating models) to significant star formation enhancement (e.g., ... More
Conditions for Reionizing the Universe with A Low Galaxy Ionizing Photon Escape FractionFeb 07 2019We explore scenarios for reionizing the intergalactic medium with low galaxy ionizing photon escape fractions. We combine simulation-based halo-mass dependent escape fractions with an extrapolation of the observed galaxy rest-ultraviolet luminosity functions ... More
Sussing Merger Trees : The Impact of Halo Merger Trees on Galaxy Properties in a Semi-Analytic ModelOct 06 2014A halo merger tree forms the essential backbone of a semi-analytic model for galaxy formation and evolution. Recent studies have pointed out that extracting merger trees from numerical simulations of structure formation is non-trivial; different tree ... More
Sussing Merger Trees: the influence of the halo finderFeb 11 2014Apr 28 2014Merger tree codes are routinely used to follow the growth and merger of dark matter haloes in simulations of cosmic structure formation. Whereas in Srisawat et. al. we compared the trees built using a wide variety of such codes here we study the influence ... More
On the Achievable Rate-Regions for State-Dependent Gaussian Interference ChannelJan 23 2013In this paper, we study a general additive state-dependent Gaussian interference channel (ASD-GIC) where we consider two-user interference channel with two independent states known non-causally at both transmitters, but unknown to either of the receivers. ... More
Nested Lattice Codes for Gaussian Two-Way Relay ChannelsJan 26 2013In this paper, we consider a Gaussian two-way relay channel (GTRC), where two sources exchange messages with each other through a relay. We assume that there is no direct link between sources, and all nodes operate in full-duplex mode. By utilizing nested ... More
On the Ice-Wine Problem: Recovering Linear Combination of Codewords over the Gaussian Multiple Access ChannelAug 18 2014In this paper, we consider the Ice-Wine problem: Two transmitters send their messages over the Gaussian Multiple-Access Channel (MAC) and a receiver aims to recover a linear combination of codewords. The best known achievable rate-region for this problem ... More
GOLDRUSH. II. Clustering of Galaxies at $z\sim 4-6$ Revealed with the Half-Million Dropouts Over the 100 deg$^2$ Area Corresponding to 1 Gpc$^3$Apr 21 2017Aug 23 2017We present clustering properties from 579,492 Lyman break galaxies (LBGs) at z~4-6 over the 100 deg^2 sky (corresponding to a 1.4 Gpc^3 volume) identified in early data of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Subaru strategic program survey. We derive angular ... More
An Increasing Stellar Baryon Fraction in Bright Galaxies at High RedshiftMar 31 2015Nov 18 2015Recent observations have shown that the characteristic luminosity of the rest-frame ultraviolet (UV) luminosity function does not significantly evolve at 4 < z < 7 and is approximately M*_UV ~ -21. We investigate this apparent non-evolution by examining ... More
The Relation Between SFR and Stellar Mass for Galaxies at 3.5 $\le z\le$ 6.5 in CANDELSJul 22 2014Jan 13 2015Distant star-forming galaxies show a correlation between their star formation rates (SFR) and stellar masses, and this has deep implications for galaxy formation. Here, we present a study on the evolution of the slope and scatter of the SFR-stellar mass ... More
SubHaloes going Notts: The SubHalo-Finder Comparison ProjectMar 16 2012We present a detailed comparison of the substructure properties of a single Milky Way sized dark matter halo from the Aquarius suite at five different resolutions, as identified by a variety of different (sub-)halo finders for simulations of cosmic structure ... More
Modelling galaxy clustering: halo occupation distribution versus subhalo matchingAug 27 2015Apr 26 2016We model the luminosity-dependent projected and redshift-space two-point correlation functions (2PCFs) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR7 Main galaxy sample, using the halo occupation distribution (HOD) model and the subhalo abundance matching ... More
Faint dwarfs as a test of DM models: WDM vs. CDMJun 30 2014Nov 24 2014We use high resolution Hydro$+$N-Body cosmological simulations to compare the assembly and evolution of a small field dwarf (stellar mass ~ 10$^{6-7}$ M$\odot$, total mass 10$^{10}$ M$\odot$ in $\Lambda$ dominated CDM and 2keV WDM cosmologies. We find ... More
Can intrinsic alignments of elongated low-mass galaxies be used to map the cosmic web at high redshift?Feb 25 2019Hubble Space Telescope observations show that low-mass ($M_*=10^9-10^{10}M_{\odot}$) galaxies at high redshift ($z=1.0-2.5$) tend to be elongated (prolate) rather than disky (oblate) or spheroidal. This is explained in zoom-in cosmological hydrodynamical ... More
Clustering of quasars in the First Year of the SDSS-IV eBOSS survey: Interpretation and halo occupation distributionDec 20 2016Feb 07 2017In current and future surveys, quasars play a key role. The new data will extend our knowledge of the Universe as it will be used to better constrain the cosmological model at redshift $z>1$ via baryon acoustic oscillation and redshift space distortion ... More
Connecting massive galaxies to dark matter halos in BOSS - I. Is galaxy color a stochastic process in high-mass halos?Sep 01 2015May 24 2016We use subhalo abundance matching (SHAM) to model the stellar mass function (SMF) and clustering of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) "CMASS" sample at $z\sim0.5$. We introduce a novel method which accounts for the stellar mass incompleteness ... More
High-Precision Forward Modeling of Large-Scale Structure: An open-source approach with HalotoolsJun 13 2016We present the first stable release of Halotools (v0.2), a community-driven Python package designed to build and test models of the galaxy-halo connection. Halotools provides a modular platform for creating mock universes of galaxies starting from a catalog ... More
A Comparison between Semi-Analytic Model Predictions for the CANDELS SurveyDec 11 2013We compare the predictions of three independently developed semi-analytic galaxy formation models that are being used to aid in the interpretation of results from the CANDELS survey. These models are each applied to the same set of halo merger trees extracted ... More
Subhaloes gone Notts: Subhaloes as tracers of the dark matter halo shapeJan 09 2014Sep 10 2014We study the shapes of subhalo distributions from four dark-matter-only simulations of Milky Way type haloes. Comparing the shapes derived from the subhalo distributions at high resolution to those of the underlying dark matter fields we find the former ... More
On the Capacity of Pairwise Collaborative NetworksJul 05 2008We derive expressions for the achievable rate region of a collaborative coding scheme in a two-transmitter, two-receiver Pairwise Collaborative Network (PCN) where one transmitter and receiver pair, namely relay pair, assists the other pair, namely the ... More
A spatial model for selection and cooperationMar 02 2016Oct 11 2016We study the evolution of cooperation in an interacting particle system with two types. The model we investigate is an extension of a two-type biased voter model. One type (called defector) has a (positive) bias $\alpha$ with respect to the other type ... More
Structural Intervention Distance (SID) for Evaluating Causal GraphsJun 05 2013Apr 07 2014Causal inference relies on the structure of a graph, often a directed acyclic graph (DAG). Different graphs may result in different causal inference statements and different intervention distributions. To quantify such differences, we propose a (pre-) ... More
Spectral asymptotics of the Laplacian on supercritical bond-percolation graphsJun 21 2005Jul 03 2007We investigate Laplacians on supercritical bond-percolation graphs with different boundary conditions at cluster borders. The integrated density of states of the Dirichlet Laplacian is found to exhibit a Lifshits tail at the lower spectral edge, while ... More
A spatial model for selection and cooperationMar 02 2016We study the evolution of cooperation in an interacting particle system with two types. The model we investigate is an extension of a two-type biased voter model. One type (called defector) has a (positive) bias $\alpha$ with respect to the other type ... More
The Tasaki-Crooks quantum fluctuation theoremMay 09 2007Starting out from the recently established quantum correlation function expression of the characteristic function for the work performed by a force protocol on the system [cond-mat/0703213] the quantum version of the Crooks fluctuation theorem is shown ... More
Phi, Omega and Rho production from deconfined matter in relativistic heavy ion collisions at CERN SPSSep 29 1999We investigate the production of the Phi meson and the Omega baryon which interact weakly with hot hadronic matter, and thus their spectra reflect the early stage of the heavy ion collisions. Our analysis shows that the hadronization temperature, T_had, ... More
Regret and Jeffreys Integrals in Exp. FamiliesMar 31 2009The problem of whether minimax redundancy, minimax regret and Jeffreys integrals are finite or infinite are discussed.
General Solutions for Multispin Two-Time Correlation and Response Functions in the Glauber-Ising ChainJul 09 2003The kinetic Glauber-Ising spin chain is one of the very few exactly solvable models of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Nevertheless, existing solutions do not yield tractable expressions for two-time correlation and response functions of observables ... More
Changing gears: Isospectrality via eigenderivative transplantationSep 11 2015We introduce a new method for constructing isospectral quantum graphs that is based on transplanting derivatives of eigenfunctions. We also present simple digraphs with the same reversing zeta function, which generalizes the Bartholdi zeta function to ... More
A spatial model for selection and cooperationMar 02 2016Nov 02 2016We study the evolution of cooperation in an interacting particle system with two types. The model we investigate is an extension of a two-type biased voter model. One type (called defector) has a (positive) bias $\alpha$ with respect to the other type ... More
Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (2010)May 11 2012Aug 28 2014This is the Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, which was held on Catalina Island, CA, July 8 - 11 2010.
Aspects of workDec 08 2015Various approaches of defining and determining work performed on a quantum system are compared. Any operational definition of work, however, must allow for two facts, first, that work characterizes a process rather than an instantaneous state of a system, ... More
New constraints on the evolution of the stellar-to-dark matter connection: a combined analysis of galaxy-galaxy lensing, clustering, and stellar mass functions from z=0.2 to z=1Apr 05 2011Using data from the COSMOS survey, we perform the first joint analysis of galaxy-galaxy weak lensing, galaxy spatial clustering, and galaxy number densities. Carefully accounting for sample variance and for scatter between stellar and halo mass, we model ... More
Galaxies in X-ray Groups I: Robust Membership Assignment and the Impact of Group Environments on QuenchingSep 27 2011Understanding the mechanisms that lead dense environments to host galaxies with redder colors, more spheroidal morphologies, and lower star formation rates than field populations remains an important problem. As most candidate processes ultimately depend ... More
Statistical Cosmology with Quadratic Density FieldsAug 15 2002Primordial fluctuations in the cosmic density are usually assumed to take the form of a Gaussian random field that evolves under the action of gravitational instability. In the early stages, while they have low amplitude, the fluctuations grow linearly. ... More
Galaxy-galaxy-galaxy lensing: Third-order correlations between the galaxy and mass distributions in the UniverseFeb 25 2005Galaxy-galaxy lensing (GGL) measures the 2-point cross-correlation between galaxies and mass in the Universe. In this work we seek to generalise this effect by considering the third-order correlations between galaxies and mass: galaxy-galaxy-galaxy lensing. ... More
Identifiability of Gaussian structural equation models with equal error variancesMay 11 2012Aug 28 2013We consider structural equation models in which variables can be written as a function of their parents and noise terms, which are assumed to be jointly independent. Corresponding to each structural equation model, there is a directed acyclic graph describing ... More
Open system trajectories specify fluctuating work but not heatMay 24 2016Aug 26 2016Based on the explicit knowledge of a Hamiltonian of mean force, the classical statistical mechanics and equilibrium thermodynamics of open systems in contact with a thermal environment at arbitrary interaction strength can be formulated. Even though the ... More
Aging in One-Dimensional Coagulation-Diffusion Processes and the Fredrickson-Andersen ModelFeb 26 2007We analyse the aging dynamics of the one-dimensional Fredrickson-Andersen (FA) model in the nonequilibrium regime following a low temperature quench. Relaxation then effectively proceeds via diffusion limited pair coagulation (DLPC) of mobility excitations. ... More
Observable Dependent Quasi-Equilibrium in Slow DynamicsMay 31 2004Apr 18 2005We present examples demonstrating that quasi-equilibrium fluctuation-dissipation behavior at short time differences is not a generic feature of systems with slow non-equilibrium dynamics. We analyze in detail the non-equilibrium fluctuation-dissipation ... More
Percolation HamiltoniansFeb 26 2010Jan 09 2011There has been quite some activity and progress concerning spectral asymptotics of random operators that are defined on percolation subgraphs of different types of graphs. In this short survey we record some of these results and explain the necessary ... More
Sussing Merger Trees: Stability and ConvergenceApr 06 2016Merger trees are routinely used to follow the growth and merging history of dark matter haloes and subhaloes in simulations of cosmic structure formation. Srisawat et al. (2013) compared a wide range of merger-tree-building codes. Here we test the influence ... More
Sussing Merger Trees: The Merger Trees Comparison ProjectJul 12 2013Oct 10 2013Merger trees follow the growth and merger of dark-matter haloes over cosmic history. As well as giving important insights into the growth of cosmic structure in their own right, they provide an essential backbone to semi-analytic models of galaxy formation. ... More
On the intermediate-redshift central stellar mass-halo mass relation, and implications for the evolution of the most massive galaxies since z~1Nov 10 2014The stellar mass-halo mass relation is a key constraint in all semi-analytic, numerical, and semi-empirical models of galaxy formation and evolution. However, its exact shape and redshift dependence remain debated. Several recent works support a relation ... More
Illuminating the dark universe with a very high density galaxy redshift survey over a wide areaMar 13 2019The nature of dark energy remains a profound mystery 20 years after the discovery of cosmic acceleration. A very high number density galaxy redshift survey over a wide area (HD GRS Wide) spanning the redshift range of 0.5<z<4 using the same tracer, carried ... More
Evolution of the atomic and molecular gas content of galaxies in dark matter haloesSep 04 2014Feb 19 2015We present a semi-empirical model to infer the atomic and molecular hydrogen content of galaxies as a function of halo mass and time. Our model combines the SFR-halo mass-redshift relation (constrained by galaxy abundances) with inverted SFR-surface density ... More
Conformally invariant wave-equations and massless fields in de Sitter spacetimeDec 19 2005Dec 17 2006Conformally invariant wave equations in de Sitter space, for scalar and vector fields, are introduced in the present paper. Solutions of their wave equations and the related two-point functions, in the ambient space notation, have been calculated. The ... More