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Repeat-Authenticate Scheme for Multicasting of Blockchain Information in IoT SystemsApr 15 2019We study the problem of efficiently disseminating authenticated blockchain information from blockchain nodes (servers) to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, through a wireless base station (BS). In existing blockchain protocols, upon generation of a new ... More

Delay and Communication Tradeoffs for Blockchain Systems with Lightweight IoT ClientsJul 19 2018Oct 17 2018The emerging blockchain protocols provide a decentralized architecture that is suitable of supporting Internet of Things (IoT) interactions. However, keeping a local copy of the blockchain ledger is infeasible for low-power and memory-constrained devices. ... More

Distributed Proportional-Fairness Control in MicroGrids via Blockchain Smart ContractsMay 03 2017May 16 2017Residential microgrids (MGs) may host a large number of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). The strategy that maximizes the revenue for each individual DER is the one in which the DER operates at capacity, injecting all available power into the grid. ... More

Analysis of the Communication Traffic for Blockchain Synchronization of IoT DevicesNov 01 2017Feb 12 2018Blockchain is a technology uniquely suited to support massive number of transactions and smart contracts within the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, thanks to the decentralized accounting mechanism. In a blockchain network, the states of the accounts ... More

Anti-Jamming Strategy for Distributed Microgrid Control based on Power Talk CommunicationDec 21 2016Dec 22 2016In standard implementations of distributed secondary control for DC MicroGrids (MGs), the exchange of local measurements among neighboring control agents is enabled via off-the-shelf wireless solutions, such as IEEE 802.11. However, Denial of Service ... More

Software-Defined Microgrid Control for Resilience Against Cyber AttacksFeb 08 2018Microgrids (MGs) rely on networked control supported by off-the-shelf wireless communications. This makes them vulnerable to cyber-attacks, such as denial-of-service (DoS). In this paper, we mitigate those attacks by applying the concepts of (i) separation ... More

Secure and Robust Authentication for DC MicroGrids based on Power Talk CommunicationDec 21 2016Dec 22 2016We propose a novel framework for secure and reliable authentication of Distributed Energy Resources to the centralized secondary/tertiary control system of a DC MicroGrid (MG), networked using the IEEE 802.11 wireless interface. The key idea is to perform ... More

Secure and Resilient Low-Rate Connectivity for Smart Energy Applications through Power Talk in DC MicrogridsMar 29 2017The future smart grid is envisioned as a network of interconnected microgrids (MGs) - small-scale local power networks comprising generators, storage capacities and loads. MGs bring unprecedented modularity, efficiency, sustainability, and resilience ... More

Efficient Blockchain Synchronization for Internet of Things using Signature AmortizationApr 15 2019Apr 18 2019We study the problem of efficiently disseminating authenticated blockchain information from blockchain nodes (servers) to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, through a wireless base station (BS). In existing blockchain protocols, upon generation of a new ... More

On the Impact of Wireless Jamming on the Distributed Secondary Microgrid ControlSep 22 2016The secondary control in direct current microgrids (MGs) is used to restore the voltage deviations caused by the primary droop control, where the latter is implemented locally in each distributed generator and reacts to load variations. Numerous recent ... More

Communication Aspects of the Integration of Wireless IoT Devices with Distributed Ledger TechnologyMar 05 2019The pervasive need to safely share and store information between devices calls for the replacement of centralized trust architectures with the decentralized ones. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are seen as the most promising enabler of decentralized ... More

Spectrally Perron Polynomials and the Cauchy-Ostrovsky TheoremAug 26 2016Oct 06 2016In this note, proofs of theorems attributed to Cauchy and Ostrovsky via combinatorial matrix theory and nonnegative matrix theory are given. We show that the sufficient conditions in each theorem are also necessary. In addition, we introduce the notion ... More

Rare $B$-Decays and Heavy to Light Semileptonic Transitions in the Isgur and Wise LimitNov 10 1993From the experimental branching ratios for $B^- --> \rho^0 l^-\bar\nu_l$ and $D^+ --> {\overl K}^{*0}({\overl K}^0) e^+ \nu_e$ one finds, in the Heavy Quark Limit of $HQET$, $ |V_{bu}|=(8.1\pm 1.7) x 10^{-3}$, larger but consistent with the actual quoted ... More

Gaugings and other supergravity tools of p-brane physicsFeb 19 2001Apr 01 2001In this series of lectures I present a review of the geometric structures of supergravity in diverse dimensions mostly relevant to p-brane physics and to pinpoint the correspondence between the macroscopic and microscopic description of branes. In particular ... More

The role of diffeomorphisms in the integration over a finite dimensional space of geometriesSep 24 1997Starting from the De Witt supermetric and limiting ourselves to a family of geometries characterized by a finite number of geometric invariants we extract the unique integration measure. Such a measure turns out to be a geometric invariant, i.e. independent ... More

The INTEGRAL - HESS/MAGIC connection: a new class of cosmic high energy accelerators from keV to TeVMay 09 2006The recent completion and operation of the High Energy Stereoscopic System, an array of ground based imaging Cherenkov telescopes, has provided a survey with unprecedented sensitivity of the inner part of the Galaxy and revealed a new population of very ... More

Long distance contributions to the eta_b => Jpsi Jpsi decayMar 21 2007Apr 08 2008It was argued long ago that eta_b could be observed through the eta_b => Jpsi(=> mu+ mu-) Jpsi(=> mu+ mu-) decay chain. Recent calculations indicate that the width of eta_b into two Jpsi is almost 3 orders of magnitude smaller than the one into the D ... More

Critical behavior of frustrated spin systems with nonplanar orderingsMay 13 2003Sep 26 2003The critical behavior of frustrated spin systems with nonplanar orderings is analyzed by a six-loop study in fixed dimension of an effective O$(N) \times $O$(M)$ Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson Hamiltonian. For this purpose the large-order behavior of the field ... More

Two-loop corrections to the Higgs boson masses in the MSSMMay 15 2002We present a computation of the O(at*as + at^2) two--loop corrections to the MSSM Higgs masses. An appropriate use of the effective potential approach allows us to obtain simple analytical formulae, valid for arbitrary values of mA and of the mass parameters ... More

Dynamic Logics of Imperfect Information: from Teams and Games to TransitionsNov 22 2011Dec 31 2016We introduce a new semantical formalism for logics of imperfect information, based on Game Logic (and, in particular, on van Benthem, Ghosh and Lu's Concurrent Dynamic Game Logic). This new kind of semantics combines aspects from game theoretic semantics ... More

Infrared divergences in the EPRL-FK Spin Foam modelMar 02 2018Jul 16 2018We provide an algorithm to estimate the divergence degree of the Lorentzian EPRL-FK spin foam amplitudes for arbitrary 2-complexes. We focus on the "self-energy" and "vertex renormalization" diagrams and find an upper bound estimate. We argue that our ... More

On the $ΔA_{CP}$ sagaOct 07 2014We discuss a model in which the large SU(3) flavor violations in singly Cabibbo suppressed decays of neutral D mesons are ascribed exclusively to the final state interactions. The agreement with the experimental data on the branching ratios is obtained ... More

Dialetheism, Game Theoretic Semantics, and Paraconsistent Team SemanticsJun 28 2012Mar 14 2014We introduce a variant of Dependence Logic in which truth is defined not in terms of existence of winning strategies for the Proponent (Eloise) in a semantic game, but in terms of lack of winning strategies for the Opponent (Abelard). We show that this ... More

Spectrally Perron Polynomials and the Cauchy-Ostrovsky TheoremAug 26 2016Nov 01 2016In this note, we simplify the statements of theorems attributed to Cauchy and Ostrovsky and give proofs of each theorem via combinatorial and nonnegative matrix theory. We also show that each simple sufficient condition in each statement is also necessary ... More

Polyakov relation for the sphere and higher genus surfacesJul 17 2015Sep 13 2016The Polyakov relation, which in the sphere topology gives the changes of the Liouville action under the variation of the position of the sources, in the case of higher genus is related also to the dependence of the action on the moduli of the surface. ... More

Hyperbolic deformation of the strip-equation and the accessory parameters for the torusJul 01 2013Jul 09 2013By applying an hyperbolic deformation to the uniformization problem for the infinite strip, we give a method for computing the accessory parameter for the torus with one source as an expansion in the modular parameter q. At O(q^0) we obtain the same equation ... More

Complete Residue Systems: A Primer and an ApplicationJun 03 2012Aug 17 2012Complete residue systems play an integral role in abstract algebra and number theory, and a description is typically found in any number theory textbook. This note provides a concise overview of complete residue systems, including a robust definition, ... More

Characterizing downwards closed, strongly first order, relativizable dependenciesSep 01 2018Feb 22 2019In Team Semantics, a dependency notion is strongly first order if every sentence of the logic obtained by adding the corresponding atoms to First Order Logic is equivalent to some first order sentence. In this work it is shown that all nontrivial dependency ... More

Human Computation and ConvergenceMar 19 2015May 06 2015Humans are the most effective integrators and producers of information, directly and through the use of information-processing inventions. As these inventions become increasingly sophisticated, the substantive role of humans in processing information ... More

Uniqueness of quantization of complex contact manifoldsDec 21 2005Using the language of algebroid stacks, we will show that Kashiwara's quantization of a complex contact manifold is unique.

Optimal investment and price dependence in a semi-static marketMar 01 2013Oct 08 2013This paper studies the problem of maximizing expected utility from terminal wealth in a semi-static market composed of derivative securities, which we assume can be traded only at time zero, and of stocks, which can be traded continuously in time and ... More

An explicit bound for the log-canonical degree of curves on open surfacesJan 08 2019Let $X$, $D$ be a smooth projective surface and a simple normal crossing divisor on $X$, respectively. Suppose $\kappa (X, K_X + D)\ge 0$, let $C$ be an irreducible curve on $X$ whose support is not contained in $D$ and $\alpha$ a rational number in $ ... More

Periodic solutions of forced Kirchhoff equationsJan 14 2007Jun 14 2007We consider Kirchhoff equations for vibrating bodies in any dimension in presence of a time-periodic external forcing with period 2pi/omega and amplitude epsilon, both for Dirichlet and for space-periodic boundary conditions. We prove existence, regularity ... More

Pure Spinors, Free Differential Algebras, and the SupermembraneJun 19 2006The lagrangian formalism for the supermembrane in any 11d supergravity background is constructed in the pure spinor framework. Our gauge-fixed action is manifestly BRST, supersymmetric, and 3d Lorentz invariant. The relation between the Free Differential ... More

$\mathrm{D=10}$ Super-Yang-Mills Theory and Poincaré Duality in SupermanifoldsOct 31 2017We consider super Yang-Mills theory on supermanifolds $\mathcal{M}^{(D|m)}$ using integral forms. The latter are used to define a geometric theory of integration and are essential for a consistent action principle. The construction relies on Picture Changing ... More

Dynamic Logics of Imperfect Information: from Teams and Games to TransitionsNov 22 2011Dec 15 2011We introduce a new semantical formalism for logics of imperfect information, based on Game Logic (and, in particular, on van Benthem, Ghosh and Lu's Concurrent Dynamic Game Logic). This new kind of semantics combines aspects from game theoretic semantics ... More

Riemann-Hilbert treatment of Liouville theory on the torusOct 24 2010Dec 05 2010We apply a perturbative technique to study classical Liouville theory on the torus. After mapping the problem on the cut-plane we give the perturbative treatment for a weak source. When the torus reduces to the square the problem is exactly soluble by ... More

Recent Results in Charmonium Spectroscopy at B-factoriesSep 14 2010Charmonium spectroscopy gained renewed interest after the discovery in 2003 of the unpredicted X(3872) charmonium-like state, above the $D\overline{D}$ threshold. To date many charmonium-like states above the $D\overline{D}$ threshold have been claimed. ... More

On the semiclassical treatment of Hawking radiationNov 23 2009Sep 19 2010In the context of the semiclassical treatment of Hawking radiation we prove the universality of the reduced canonical momentum for the system of a massive shell self gravitating in a spherical gravitational field within the Painlev\'e family of gauges. ... More

Measurements of Time-Dependent CP Asymmetries in b\to s Penguin Dominated Hadronic B Decays at BaBarSep 26 2009We report measurements of Time-Dependent CP asymmetries in several $b\to s$ penguin dominated hadronic B decays, where New Physics contributions may appear. We find no significant discrepancies with respect to the Standard Model expectations.

Semiclassical and quantum Liouville theoryDec 22 2005We develop a functional integral approach to quantum Liouville field theory completely independent of the hamiltonian approach. To this end on the sphere topology we solve the Riemann-Hilbert problem for three singularities of finite strength and a fourth ... More

BPS D3-branes on smooth ALE manifoldsOct 30 2001In this talk I review the recent construction of a new family of classical BPS solutions of type IIB supergravity describing 3-branes transverse to a 6-dimensional space with topology $\mathbb{R}^{2}\times$ALE. They are characterized by a non-trivial ... More

Solvable Lie Algebras, BPS Black Holes and Supergravity GaugingsFeb 07 1998In this talk I review both accomplished results and work in progress on the use of solvable Lie algebras as an intrinsic algebraic characterization of the scalar field sector of M--theory low energy effective lagrangians. In particular I review the application ... More

Non-Leptonic Two-Body Weak Decays of Charmed Mesons and CP-Violating AsymmetriesAug 06 1996The non-leptonic two body decays of D mesons are studied in the framework of an improved factorization approximation. The final state interaction effects are taken into account assuming them dominated by nearby resonances. The agreement with experimental ... More

Hamiltonian structure of 2+1 dimensional gravityFeb 14 2001A summary is given of some results and perspectives of the hamiltonian ADM approach to 2+1 dimensional gravity. After recalling the classical results for closed universes in absence of matter we go over the the case in which matter is present in the form ... More

Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials of boolean elementsNov 12 2011We give closed combinatorial product formulas for Kazhdan-Lusztig poynomials and their parabolic analogue of type q in the case of boolean elements, introduced in [M. Marietti, Boolean elements in Kazhdan-Lusztig theory, J. Algebra 295 (2006)], in Coxeter ... More

Investigating Biological Matter with Theoretical Nuclear Physics MethodsAug 25 2011The internal dynamics of strongly interacting systems and that of biomolecules such as proteins display several important analogies, despite the huge difference in their characteristic energy and length scales. For example, in all such systems, collective ... More

Characterizing Strongly First Order Dependencies: The Non-Jumping Relativizable CaseFeb 20 2019Team Semantics generalizes Tarski's Semantics for First Order Logic by allowing formulas to be satisfied or not satisfied by sets of assignments rather than by single assignments. Because of this, in Team Semantics it is possible to extend the language ... More

$Λ$-modules and holomorphic Lie algebroid connectionsAug 16 2011Mar 21 2012Let $X$ be a complex smooth projective variety, and $\mathcal{G}$ a locally free sheaf on $X$. We show that there is a 1-to-1 correspondence between pairs $(\Lambda,\Xi)$, where $\Lambda$ is a sheaf of almost polynomial filtered algebras over $X$ satisfying ... More

Computation of Framed Deformation FunctorsNov 16 2012Jan 22 2013In this work we compute the universal framed deformation functor for a reducible Galois representation $\rho$ given by direct sum of 2-dimensional representations $\rho_i$ coming from p-divisible groups. We impose the local conditions of flatness in the ... More

Accessory parameters for Liouville theory on the torusJul 30 2012Sep 04 2012We give an implicit equation for the accessory parameter on the torus which is the necessary and sufficient condition to obtain the monodromy of the conformal factor. It is shown that the perturbative series for the accessory parameter in the coupling ... More

On the $h \to V \ell^+ \ell^-$ decaysOct 05 2016Dec 13 2016A set of exclusive decays of the Higgs boson into a vector meson and a dilepton pair ($h\to V \ell^+ \ell^-$, with $V=\Upsilon, J/\psi,\phi$, and $\ell=\mu, \tau$) are studied in the framework of the Standard Model. We have evaluated the decay rates, ... More

Characterizing Strongly First Order Dependencies: The Non-Jumping Relativizable CaseFeb 20 2019May 16 2019Team Semantics generalizes Tarski's Semantics for First Order Logic by allowing formulas to be satisfied or not satisfied by sets of assignments rather than by single assignments. Because of this, in Team Semantics it is possible to extend the language ... More

An Algebraic Description of the Monodromy of Log CurvesOct 27 2018Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$. For a log curve $X/k^{\times}$ over the standard log point, we define (algebraically) a combinatorial monodromy operator on its log-de Rham cohomology group. The invariant part of this action ... More

On the solution of Liouville equationOct 30 2016We give a short and rigorous proof of the existence and uniqueness of the solution of Liouville equation with sources, both elliptic and parabolic, on the sphere and on all higher genus compact Riemann surfaces.

On the monodromy problem for the four-punctured sphereJan 10 2014Apr 06 2014We consider the monodromy problem for the four-punctured sphere in which the character of one composite monodromy is fixed, by looking at the expansion of the accessory parameter in the modulus $x$ directly, without taking the limit of the quantum conformal ... More

Upwards Closed Dependencies in Team SemanticsMay 18 2013Jul 17 2013We prove that adding upwards closed first-order dependency atoms to first-order logic with team semantics does not increase its expressive power (with respect to sentences), and that the same remains true if we also add constancy atoms. As a consequence, ... More

SM single-top production at hadron collidersFeb 15 2013We give an overview of the status of theoretical predictions for single-top production in the Standard Model. We focus in particular on recent developments, including calculations of off-shell effects at next-to-leading order beyond the narrow-width approximation, ... More

Periodic solutions of fully nonlinear autonomous equations of Benjamin-Ono typeFeb 15 2012Feb 20 2012We prove the existence of time-periodic, small amplitude solutions of autonomous quasilinear or fully nonlinear completely resonant pseudo-PDEs of Benjamin-Ono type in Sobolev class. The result holds for frequencies in a Cantor set that has asymptotically ... More

Rational fixed points for linear group actionsOct 23 2006Aug 16 2007Let $k$ be a finitely generated field, let $X$ be an algebraic variety and $G$ a linear algebraic group, both defined over $k$. Suppose $G$ acts on $X$ and every element of a Zariski-dense semigroup $\Gamma \subset G(k)$ has a rational fixed point in ... More

On quantizations of complex contact manifoldsNov 20 2012Dec 31 2014A (holomorphic) quantization of a complex contact manifold is a filtered algebroid stack which is locally equivalent to the ring E of microdifferential operators and which has trivial graded. The existence of a canonical quantization has been proved by ... More

Eisenstein's criterion, Fermat's last theorem, and a conjecture on powerful numbersApr 05 2017Feb 13 2018Given integers $\ell > m >0$, we define monic polynomials $X_n$, $Y_n$, and $Z_n$ with the property that $\mu$ is a zero of $X_n$ if and only if the triple $(\mu,\mu+m,\mu+\ell)$ satisfies $x^n + y^n = z^n$. It is shown that the irreducibility of these ... More

Applications of pathwise Burkholder-Davis-Gundy inequalitiesJul 05 2015We present several applications of the pathwise Burkholder-Davis-Gundy (BDG) inequalities. Most importantly we prove them for cadlag semimartingales and a general function $\Phi$, and use this to derive BDG inequalities (non-pathwise ones) for the Bessel ... More

Transition Semantics - The Dynamics of Dependence LogicMar 05 2012May 21 2013We examine the relationship between Dependence Logic and game logics. A variant of Dynamic Game Logic, called Transition Logic, is developed, and we show that its relationship with Dependence Logic is comparable to the one between First-Order Logic and ... More

The arithmetical rank of a special class of monomial idealsMay 14 2010Jun 08 2010We give an affirmative answer to a question due to J. He and A. Van Tuyl, proving that the arithmetical rank of a special monomial ideal equals to the projective dimension of corresponding quotient module.

Constraints on R-Parity violating stop couplings from flavor physicsAug 25 2000Nov 22 2000We perform a critical reassessment of the constraints on the R-parity and baryon number violating (s)top couplings coming from flavor physics. In particular, we study K0-K0bar mixing, including QCD corrections and a class of diagrams that were neglected ... More

Spectrally Perron Polynomials and the Cauchy-Ostrovsky TheoremAug 26 2016Oct 23 2016In this note, proofs of theorems attributed to Cauchy and Ostrovsky via combinatorial matrix theory and nonnegative matrix theory are given. We show that the sufficient conditions in each theorem are also necessary. In addition, we introduce the notion ... More

Supersymmetry and First Order Equations for Extremal States: Monopoles, Hyperinstantons, Black-Holes and p-BranesJan 13 1997Jan 16 1997In this lecture I review recent results on the first order equations describing BPS extremal states, in particular N=2 extremal black-holes. The role of special geometry is emphasized also in the rigid theory and a comparison is drawn with the supersymmetric ... More

CKM matrix: the `over-consistent' picture of the unitarity triangleNov 21 2000Dec 21 2000In presenting an up-to-date account of the experimental knowledge of the CKM matrix, special emphasis is placed on the exceptional degree of consistency shown by the current Standard Model determination of the unitarity triangle; some implications in ... More

Wall-Crossing Invariants from Spectral NetworksNov 01 2016A new construction of BPS monodromies for 4d ${\mathcal N}=2$ theories of class S is introduced. A novel feature of this construction is its manifest invariance under Kontsevich-Soibelman wall crossing, in the sense that no information on the 4d BPS spectrum ... More

Parameter free calculation of hadronic masses from instantonsNov 25 2001We propose a non-perturbative calculation scheme which is based on the semi-classical approximation of QCD and can be used to evaluate quantities of interest in hadronic physics. As a first application, we evaluate the mass of the pion and of the nucleon. ... More

Comparing the automorphism group of the measure algebra with some groups related to the infinite permutation group of the natural numbersDec 27 2003We prove, by a straight construction, that the automorphism group of the measure algebra and the subgroup of the measure preserving ones cannot be isomorphic to the trivial automorphisms of P(N)/fin.

Questions and prospects in quarkonium polarization measurements from proton-proton to nucleus-nucleus collisionsJul 09 2012Aug 23 2012Polarization measurements are the best instrument to understand how quark and antiquark combine into the different quarkonium states, but no model has so far succeeded in explaining the measured J/psi and Upsilon polarizations. On the other hand, the ... More

Geometric Frustration of Colloidal Dimers on a Honeycomb Magnetic LatticeAug 27 2016We study the phase behaviour and the collective dynamics of interacting paramagnetic colloids assembled above a honeycomb lattice of triangular shaped magnetic minima. A frustrated colloidal molecular crystal is realized when filling these potential minima ... More

Classical conformal blocksJan 18 2016Aug 31 2016We give a simple iterative procedure to compute the classical conformal blocks on the sphere to all order in the modulus.

Supersymmetric M2-branes with Englert Fluxes and the simple group PSL(2,7)Jan 10 2016Jan 28 2016A new class is introduced of M2-branes solutions of d=11 supergravity that include internal fluxes obeying Englert equation in 7-dimensions. A simple criterion for the existence of Killing spinors in such backgrounds is established. Englert equation is ... More

Classification of deformation quantization algebroids on complex symplectic manifoldsMar 19 2005Dec 21 2005Deformation quantization algebroids over a complex symplectic manifold X are locally given by rings of WKB operators, that is, microdifferential operators with an extra central parameter \tau. In this paper, we will show that such algebroids are classified ... More

A Tenth Hilbert Problem-like Result: The Decidability of MLS with Unordered Cartesian ProductFeb 27 2019Using the technique of formative processes, I solve the decidability problem of MLS with unordered cartesian product in the positive. Moreover I give a pure combinatorial description of the satisfiable MLS with unordered cartesian product-formulas for ... More

Representations of Atiyah algebroids and logarithmic connectionsMay 18 2015In this paper, we investigate representations of $\operatorname{At}(N)$, the Atiyah algebroids of a holomorphic line bundles $N$ over a complex manifold $Y$. In particular, we relate $\operatorname{At}(N)$-modules with logarithmic connections through ... More

Riemann-Hilbert treatment of Liouville theory on the torus: The general caseApr 16 2011May 06 2011We extend the previous treatment of Liouville theory on the torus, to the general case in which the distribution of charges is not necessarily symmetric. This requires the concept of Fuchsian differential equation on Riemann surfaces. We show through ... More

Consistent gravitational anomalies for chiral scalarsOct 09 2010Starting from the Henneaux-Teitelboim action for a chiral scalar, which generalizes to curved space the Floreanini-Jackiw action, we give two simple derivations of the exact consistent gravitational anomaly. The first derivation is through the Schwinger-DeWitt ... More

Reduced Hamiltonian for intersecting shells and Hawking radiationDec 19 2009We consider the dynamics of one or more self gravitating shells of matter in a centrally symmetric gravitational field in the Painleve' family of gauges. We give the reduced hamiltonian for two intersecting shells, both massless and massive. Such a formulation ... More

Branching fractions and charge asymmetries in charmless hadronic B decays at BABARSep 14 2009We present measurements of branching fraction, polarization and charge asymmetry in charmless hadronic B decays with eta, eta', omega, and b_1 in the final state. All the results use the final BABAR dataset.

Final state interaction effects on the eta(b) => J/psi J/psi decayOct 15 2008We study the effects of final state interactions on the eta(b) => J/psi J/psi decay. In particular, we discuss the effects of the annihilation of eta(b) into two charmed meson and their rescattering into J/psi J/psi. We find that the inclusion of this ... More

Characterization of Protein Folding by Dominant Reaction PathwaysJun 23 2008We assess the reliability of the recently developed approach denominated Dominant Reaction Pathways (DRP) by studying the folding of a 16-residue beta-hairpin, within a coarse-grained Go-type model. We show that the DRP predictions are in quantitative ... More

Non invariant zeta-function regularization in quantum Liouville theoryDec 26 2006We consider two possible zeta-function regularization schemes of quantum Liouville theory. One refers to the Laplace-Beltrami operator covariant under conformal transformations, the other to the naive non invariant operator. The first produces an invariant ... More

On the $h \to V \ell^+ \ell^-$ decaysOct 05 2016A set of exclusive decays of the Higgs boson into a vector meson and a dilepton pair ($h\to V \ell^+ \ell^-$, with $V=\Upsilon, J/\psi,\phi$, and $\ell=\mu, \tau$) are studied in the framework of the Standard Model. We have evaluated the decay rates, ... More

Group theoretical derivation of Liouville action for Regge surfacesJul 10 1997We show that the structure of the Liouville action on a two dimensional Regge surface of the topology of the sphere and of the torus is determined by the invariance under the transformations induced by the conformal Killing vector fields and under modular ... More

U Duality, Solvable Lie Algebras and Extremal Black-HolesFeb 24 1997In this lecture I review recent results on the use of Solvable Lie Algebras as an efficient description of the scalar field sector of supergravities in relation with their non perturbative structure encoded in the U-duality group. I also review recent ... More

The BPS Spectrum Generator In 2d-4d SystemsMay 11 2012Oct 28 2012We apply the techniques provided by the recent works Gaiotto, Moore and Neitzke, to derive the most general spectrum generating functions for coupled 2d-4d $A_1$ theories of class ${\cal S}$, in presence of surface and line defects. As an application ... More

Period Matrices of Real Riemann Surfaces and Fundamental DomainsFeb 16 2012Oct 22 2013For some positive integers $g$ and $n$ we consider a subgroup $\mathbb{G}_{g,n}$ of the $2g$-dimensional modular group keeping invariant a certain locus $\mathcal{W}_{g,n}$ in the Siegel upper half plane of degree $g$. We address the problem of describing ... More

Late-time expansion in the semiclassical theory of the Hawking radiationJul 17 2011Sep 07 2011We give a detailed treatment of the back-reaction effects on the Hawking spectrum in the late-time expansion within the semiclassical approach to the Hawking radiation. We find that the boundary value problem defining the action of the modes which are ... More

A general proof system for logics of imperfect informationJan 27 2012We develop a semantics for logics of imperfect information with respect to general models. Then we build a proof system and prove its soundness and completeness with respect to this semantics.

On Strongly First-Order DependenciesMar 14 2014We prove that the expressive power of first-order logic with team semantics plus contradictory negation does not rise beyond that of first-order logic (with respect to sentences), and that the totality atoms of arity k +1 are not definable in terms of ... More

Do arbitrage-free prices come from utility maximization?Jul 19 2012Oct 22 2013In this paper we ask whether, given a stock market and an illiquid derivative, there exists arbitrage-free prices at which an utility-maximizing agent would always want to buy the derivative, irrespectively of his own initial endowment of derivatives ... More

Partitions of a Finite Partially Ordered SetJul 05 2013In this paper, we investigate the notion of partition of a finite partially ordered set (poset, for short). We will define three different notions of partition of a poset, namely, monotone, regular, and open partition. For each of these notions we will ... More

A note on the Lovasz-Schrijver Semidefinite Programming Relaxation for Binary Integer ProgramsAug 10 2012Aug 18 2012Binary Integer Programming (BIP) problems are of interest due in part to the difficulty they pose and because of their various applications, including those in graph theory, combinatorial optimization and network optimization. In this note, we explicitly ... More

Smart Grids empowerment with Edge Computing: An OverviewSep 26 2018Oct 17 2018Electric grids represent the angular stone of distribution networks. Since their introduction, a huge evolutionary process turned them from conventional electrical power network to advanced, real-time monitoring systems. In this process, the Internet ... More

Torus classical conformal blocksMay 20 2018Jun 26 2018After deriving the classical Ward identity for the variation of the action under a change of the modulus of the torus we map the problem of the sphere with four sources to the torus. We extend the method previously developed for computing the classical ... More

Long-time asymptotic analysis of the Korteweg-de Vries equation via the dbar steepest descent method: The Soliton regionDec 29 2015Mar 08 2016We address the problem of long-time asymptotics for the solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation under low regularity assumptions. We consider rapidly decreasing initial data admitting only a finite number of moments. For the so-called "soliton region", ... More