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A fast and parametric digitization for triple-GEM detectorsApr 12 2019Triple-GEM detectors are a well known technology in high energy physics. In order to have a complete understanding of their behavior, in parallel with on beam testing, a Monte Carlo code has to be developed to simulate their response to the passage of ... More

Teaching machines to understand data science code by semantic enrichment of dataflow graphsJul 16 2018Jan 25 2019Your computer is continuously executing programs, but does it really understand them? Not in any meaningful sense. That burden falls upon human knowledge workers, who are increasingly asked to write and understand code. They deserve to have intelligent ... More

Random functions from coupled dynamical systemsSep 06 2016Let $f:T\longrightarrow T$ be a mapping and $\Omega$ be a subset of $T$ which intersects every (positive) orbit of $f$. Assume that there are given a second dynamical system $\lambda:Y\longrightarrow Y$ and a mapping $\alpha:\Omega\longrightarrow Y$. ... More

Pulsar Simulations for the Fermi Large Area TelescopeJul 01 2009Pulsars are among the prime targets for the Large Area Telescope (LAT) aboard the recently launched Fermi observatory. The LAT will study the gamma-ray Universe between 20 MeV and 300 GeV with unprecedented detail. Increasing numbers of gamma-ray pulsars ... More

Pointlike Baryons?Dec 17 2008Jan 19 2009A peculiar feature, observed in the BaBar data on e+e- -> baryon-antibaryon cross sections, is the non-vanishing cross section at threshold for all these processes. This is the expectation due to the Coulomb enhancement factor acting on a charged fermion ... More

First results from the upgrade of the Extreme Energy Events experimentJun 11 2018The Extreme Energy Events (EEE) experiment is the largest system in the world completely implemented with Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPCs). Presently, it consists of a network of 59 muon telescopes, each made of 3 MRPCs, devoted to the study ... More

Unexpected features of e+e-->ppbar and e+e-->lambda-lambdabar cross sections near thresholdNov 12 2007Apr 01 2008Unexpected features of the BaBar data on e+e- in baryon-antibaryon cross sections are discussed. These data have been collected, with unprecedented accuracy, by means of the initial state radiation technique, which is particularly suitable in giving good ... More

Terahertz-Field-Induced Ferroelectricity in Quantum Paraelectric SrTiO$_3$Dec 27 2018"Hidden phases" are metastable collective states of matter that are typically not accessible on equilibrium phase diagrams. These phases can host exotic properties in otherwise conventional materials and hence may enable novel functionality and applications, ... More

ESPRESSO: The next European exoplanet hunterJan 23 2014The acronym ESPRESSO stems for Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanets and Stable Spectroscopic Observations; this instrument will be the next VLT high resolution spectrograph. The spectrograph will be installed at the Combined-Coud\'e Laboratory of ... More

$p+^{4,6,8}He elastic scattering at intermediate energiesDec 02 2002Using a relativistic nuclear optical potential consisting of a Lorentz scalar, $V_{s}$, and the time-like component of a four-vector potential, $V_{0}$, we calculate elastic scattering differential cross sections and polarizations for $p+^{4}$He at intermediate ... More

The Inverse Problem: Extracting Time-Like from Space-Like DataJun 01 2001A practical strategy is presented and successfully implemented to determine form factors in the time-like but unphysical (below threshold) region using dispersion relations, in a model independent way without any bias towards expected resonances. Space ... More

Space-Based Cosmic-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors: a ReviewJul 29 2014Aug 04 2014Prepared for the 2014 ISAPP summer school, this review is focused on space-borne and balloon-borne cosmic-ray and gamma-ray detectors. It is meant to introduce the fundamental concepts necessary to understand the instrument performance metrics, how they ... More

On the Lyapunov Exponent of a Multidimensional Stochastic FlowOct 22 2006Let $X_t$ be a reversible and positive recurrent diffusion in $R^d$ described by \begin{equation}\nonumber X_t=x+\sigma b(t)+\int_0^tm(X_s)\dif s, \end{equation} where the diffusion coefficient $\sigma$ is a positive-definite matrix and the drift $m$ ... More

A description of the ratio between electric and magnetic proton form factors by using space-like, time-like data and dispersion relationsJul 07 2005Jul 11 2005We use the available information on the ratio between the electric and magnetic proton form factors coming from recently published space-like data and from the few available time-like data. We apply a dispersive procedure on these data to evaluate the ... More

Astro2020 Science White Paper: Using X-Ray Polarimetry to Probe the Physics of Black Holes and Neutron StarsApr 19 2019This white paper highlights compact object and fundamental physics science opportunities afforded by high-throughput broadband (0.1-60 keV) X-ray polarization observations. X-ray polarimetry gives new observables with geometric information about stellar ... More

The effect of compressive strain on the Raman modes of the dry and hydrated BaCe0.8Y0.2O3 proton conductorNov 27 2011The BaCe0.8Y0.2O3-{\delta} proton conductor under hydration and under compressive strain has been analyzed with high pressure Raman spectroscopy and high pressure x-ray diffraction. The pressure dependent variation of the Ag and B2g bending modes from ... More

On the invariant measure of a positive recurrent diffusion in RDec 20 2004Given an one-dimensional positive recurrent diffusion governed by the Stratonovich SDE \[ X_t=x+\int_0^t\sigma(X_s)\strat db(s)+\int_0^t m(X_s) ds, \] we show that the associated stochastic flow of diffeomorphisms focuses as fast as $ \mathrm{exp}(-2t\int_{R}\frac{m^2}{\sigma^2} ... More

Dalitz plot analysis of the $D^+\to K^-K^+K^+$ decayFeb 15 2019Apr 16 2019The resonant structure of the doubly Cabibbo-suppressed decay $D^+ \to K^-K^+K^+$ is studied for the first time. The measurement is based on a sample of pp-collision data, collected at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the LHCb detector and corresponding ... More

Evidence for coupling between collective state and phonons in two-dimensional charge-density-wave systemsJun 09 2008We report on a Raman scattering investigation of the charge-density-wave (CDW), quasi two-dimensional rare-earth tri-tellurides $R$Te$_3$ ($R$= La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd and Dy) at ambient pressure, and of LaTe$_3$ and CeTe$_3$ under externally applied pressure. ... More

The WaveDAQ integrated Trigger and Data Acquisition System for the MEG II experimentJun 24 2018The WaveDAQ is a newly-designed digitization Trigger and Data AcQuisition system (TDAQ) allowing Multi-gigasample waveform recording on a large amount of channels (up to 16384) by using the DRS4 analog switched capacitor array as downconverting ASIC. ... More

Silicon Photo-Multiplier radiation hardness tests with a beam controlled neutron sourceFeb 18 2010Jun 08 2010We report radiation hardness tests performed at the Frascati Neutron Generator on silicon Photo-Multipliers, semiconductor photon detectors built from a square matrix of avalanche photo-diodes on a silicon substrate. Several samples from different manufacturers ... More

X-ray Astronomical Polarimetry in the XEUS EraJul 20 2002X-ray Polarimetry is almost as old as X-ray Astronomy. Since the first discovery of X-ray sources theoretical analysis suggested that a high degree of linear polarization could be expected due either to the, extremely non thermal, emission mechanism or ... More

Assembly and Test of the Gas Pixel Detector for X-ray PolarimetrySep 18 2015The gas pixel detector (GPD) dedicated for photoelectric X-ray polarimetry is selected as the focal plane detector for the ESA medium-class mission concept X-ray Imaging and Polarimetry Explorer (XIPE). Here we show the design, assembly, and preliminary ... More

Proposal for taking data with the KLOE-2 detector at the DA$Φ$NE collider upgraded in energyJul 29 2010This document reviews the physics program of the KLOE-2 detector at DA$\Phi$NE upgraded in energy and provides a simple solution to run the collider above the $\phi$-peak (up to 2, possibly 2.5 GeV). It is shown how a precise measurement of the multihadronic ... More

Spheroidal galactic halos and mirror dark matterJul 26 2004Mirror matter has been proposed as a dark matter candidate. It has several very attractive features, including automatic stability and darkness, the ability to mimic the broad features of cold dark matter while in the linear density perturbation regime, ... More

New and improved quark-lepton symmetric modelsMay 18 1995We show how the use of a see-saw mechanism based on a $3 \times 3$ neutrino mass matrix texture can considerably simplify Higgs sectors for quark-lepton symmetric models (and for Standard Model extensions generally). The main theory we discuss also incorporates ... More

Study of the decay $\bar{B}^{0}\rightarrowΛ_{c}^{+}\bar{p}π^{+}π^{-}$ and its intermediate statesFeb 01 2013Mar 28 2013We study the decay $\bar{B}^{0}\rightarrow\Lambda_{c}^{+}\bar{p}\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$, reconstructing the \Lambda_{c}^{+} baryon in the $p K^{-}\pi^{+}$ mode, using a data sample of $467\times 10^{6}$ $B\bar{B}$ pairs collected with the BaBar detector at the ... More

Search for direct CP-violation in singly-Cabibbo suppressed D+- --> K+ K- pi+- decaysDec 09 2012Feb 21 2013We report on a search for direct CP asymmetry in the singly Cabibbo-suppressed decay D+- --> K+ K- pi+- using a data sample of 476 fb-1 accumulated with the BaBar detector running at and just below the Y(4S) resonance. The CP-violating decay rate asymmetry ... More

A Measurement of the Semileptonic Branching Fraction of the B_s MesonOct 25 2011Jan 10 2012We report a measurement of the inclusive semileptonic branching fraction of the B_s meson using data collected with the BaBar detector in the center-of-mass (CM) energy region above the Upsilon(4S) resonance. We use the inclusive yield of phi mesons and ... More

Study of radiative bottomonium transitions using converted photonsApr 27 2011Dec 22 2011We use 111+/-1 million Upsilon(3S) and 89+/-1 million Upsilon(2S) events recorded by the BaBar detector at the PEP-II B-factory at SLAC to perform a study of radiative transitions between bottomonium states using photons that have been converted to e+e- ... More

eXTP -- enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry MissionJul 29 2016eXTP is a science mission designed to study the state of matter under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. Primary targets include isolated and binary neutron stars, strong magnetic field systems like magnetars, and stellar-mass and supermassive ... More

Massive totally symmetric fields in AdS(d)Dec 27 2003Mar 02 2004Free totally symmetric arbitrary spin massive bosonic and fermionic fields propagating in AdS(d) are investigated. Using the light cone formulation of relativistic dynamics we study bosonic and fermionic fields on an equal footing. Light-cone gauge actions ... More

Cubic interaction vertices for massive and massless higher spin fieldsDec 29 2005Jun 06 2007Using the light-cone formulation of relativistic dynamics, we develop various methods for constructing cubic interaction vertices and apply these methods to the study of higher spin fields propagating in flat space of dimension greater than or equal to ... More

Mixed-symmetry massive fields in AdS(5)Dec 28 2004Jul 04 2005Free mixed-symmetry arbitrary spin massive bosonic and fermionic fields propagating in AdS(5) are investigated. Using the light-cone formulation of relativistic dynamics we study bosonic and fermionic fields on an equal footing. Light-cone gauge actions ... More

CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation of massive arbitrary spin fields in AdSJul 13 2009Mar 02 2010Using Poincare parametrization of AdS space, we study massive totally symmetric arbitrary spin fields in AdS space of dimension greater than or equal to four. CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation for such fields is developed. Gauge symmetries are realized ... More

Cubic interaction vertices for fermionic and bosonic arbitrary spin fieldsDec 20 2007Jan 26 2012Using the light-cone gauge approach to relativistic field dynamics, we study arbitrary spin fermionic and bosonic fields propagating in flat space of dimension greater than or equal to four. Generating functions of parity invariant cubic interaction vertices ... More

Effects of magnetic field induced chiral-spin interactions on quasi-one-dimensional spin systemsAug 09 2000It is known that in certain non-bipartite quasi-one dimensional spin systems in a magnetic field, in addition to the usual Pauli coupling of the spins to the field, new parity breaking three spin interactions, i.e. chiral spin interactions, are induced ... More

Quantum Mechanical Breaking of Local GL(4) InvarianceAug 29 1995We consider the gravitational coupling of a scalar field, in a reformulation of General Relativity exhibiting local GL(4) invariance at the classical level. We compute the one-loop contribution of the scalar to the quantum effective potential of the vierbein ... More

Average Effective Potential for the Conformal FactorMay 29 1993In a four dimensional theory of gravity with lagrangian quadratic in curvature and torsion, we compute the effective action for metrics of the form $g_{\mu\nu}=\rho^2\delta_{\mu\nu}$, with $\rho$ constant. Using standard field-theoretic methods we find ... More

Groupoids Determined by Involutive Automorphisms on Semilattices of GroupsMar 01 2015We give several characterisations of groupoids determined by involutive automorphisms on semilattices of groups.

Neutrino Physics and the Mirror WorldApr 23 1999Improper Lorentz Transformations can be retained as exact symmetries of Nature if the particle content and gauge group of the Standard Model are doubled. The resulting ``Exact Parity Model (EPM)'' sees each ordinary particle paired with a mirror analogue. ... More

Prospects for mass unification at low energy scalesJul 04 1995A simple Pati-Salam SU(4) model with a low symmetry breaking scale of about 1000 TeV is presented. The analysis concentrates on calculating radiative corrections to tree-level mass relations for third generation fermions. The tree-level relation $m_b/m_{\tau}=1$ ... More

A_4 symmetry breaking scheme for understanding quark and lepton mixing anglesDec 22 2006The neutrino mixing matrix has been measured to be of a form consistent with tribimaximal mixing, while the quark mixing matrix is almost diagonal. A scheme based on flavour A_4 symmetry for understanding these patterns simultaneously is presented.

Nonlocal Correlation in Heisenberg Spin ModelsApr 10 2016Sep 28 2016In this paper we investigate the nonlocal correlation (beyond entanglement) captured by measurement induced nonlocality and geometric quantum discord for a pair of interacting spin-1/2 particles at thermal equilibrium. It is shown that both the measures ... More

Extremal Black Hole in a Nonlinear Newtonian Theory of GravityNov 12 2008This work investigates an upper-limit of charge for a black hole in a nonlinear Newtonian theory of gravity. The charge is accumulated via protons fired isotropically at the black hole. This theoretical study of gravity (known as `pseudo-Newtonian') is ... More

Reflections on a Black MirrorJan 31 2016Oct 30 2016A black mirror is an accelerated boundary that produces particles in an exact correspondence to an evaporating black hole. We investigate the spectral dynamics of the particle creation during the formation process.

The Dirac-Brueckner ApproachDec 01 1996In this review, we give a thorough introduction into the Dirac-Brueckner approach including the mathematical details of the formalism involved. Furthermore, we present results for nuclear matter, NN scattering in the nuclear medium, and finite nuclei. ... More

On movable singularities of Garnier systemsJul 10 2009We study movable singularities of Garnier systems using the connection of the latter with Schlesinger isomonodromic deformations of Fuchsian systems

On the structure of completely inverse AG**-groupoidsNov 23 2014We determine the structure of completely inverse AG**-groupoids modulo semilattices of abelian groups and their involutive, idempotent-fixed automorphisms.

On Local Perturbations of SCHRÖdinger Operator on PlaneAug 17 2002We obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for emerging of small eigenvalue for Schr\"odinger operator on plane under local operator perturbations. In the case the eigenvalue emerges we construct its asymptotics. The examples are given.

On local perturbations of Shrodinger operator in axisFeb 11 2002Apr 23 2002We adduce the necessary and sufficient condition for arising of eigenvalues of Shrodinger operator in axis under small local perturbations. In the case of eigenvalues arising we construct their asymptotics.

The general quadruple point formulaDec 14 2007Jan 30 2008Maps between manifolds $M^m\to N^{m+\ell}$ ($\ell>0$) have multiple points, and more generally, multisingularities. The closure of the set of points where the map has a particular multisingularity is called the multisingularity locus. There are universal ... More

Cylindrical contact homology and topological entropySep 12 2014Aug 18 2015We establish a relation between the growth of the cylindrical contact homology of a contact manifold and the topological entropy of Reeb flows on this manifold. We show that if a contact manifold $(M,\xi)$ admits a hypertight contact form $\lambda_0$ ... More

Intrinsic Location Parameter of a Diffusion ProcessSep 06 1998For nonlinear functions f of a random vector Y, E[f(Y)] and f(E[Y]) usually differ. Consequently the mathematical expectation of Y is not intrinsic: when we change coordinate systems, it is not invariant.This article is about a fundamental and hitherto ... More

The spectrum of isotropic diffuse gamma-ray emission between 100 MeV and 820 GeVOct 14 2014The {\gamma}-ray sky can be decomposed into individually detected sources, diffuse emission attributed to the interactions of Galactic cosmic rays with gas and radiation fields, and a residual all-sky emission component commonly called the isotropic diffuse ... More

Was ordinary matter synthesised from mirror matter? An attempt to explain why $Ω_{Baryon} \approx 0.2Ω_{Dark}$Apr 28 2003Jun 03 2003The cosmological dust has begun to settle. A likely picture is a universe comprised (predominantly) of three components: ordinary baryons ($\Omega_B \approx 0.05$), non-baryonic dark matter ($\Omega_{Dark} \approx 0.22$) and dark energy ($\Omega_{\Lambda} ... More

How neutrino oscillations can induce an effective neutrino number of less than 3 during Big Bang NucleosynthesisJun 04 1997Ordinary-sterile neutrino oscillations can generate significant neutrino asymmetry in the early Universe. In this paper we extend this work by computing the evolution of neutrino asymmetries and light element abundances during the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis ... More

Maximal neutrino oscillation solution to the solar neutrino problemOct 17 1995We discuss a simple predictive solution to the solar neutrino problem based on maximal vacuum neutrino oscillations. The solution can be motivated by the exact parity symmetric model which predicts that the neutrino mass eigenstates are maximal mixtures ... More

A mirror world explanation for the Pioneer spacecraft anomalies?Aug 06 2001We show that the anomalous acceleration of the Pioneer 10/11 spacecraft can be explained if there is some mirror gas or mirror dust in our solar system.

The exact parity symmetric model and big bang nucleosynthesisDec 04 1996The assumption of exact, unbroken parity symmetry leads directly to a simple predictive resolution of the atmospheric and solar neutrino puzzles. This is because the existence of this symmetry implies the existence of a set of mirror neutrinos which must ... More

Reconciling sterile neutrinos with big bang nucleosynthesisAug 10 1995Nov 08 1995We re-examine the big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) bounds on the mixing of neutrinos with sterile species. These bounds depend on the assumption that the relic neutrino asymmetry $L_{\nu}$ is very small. We show that for $L_{\nu}$ large enough (greater ... More

Implications of mirror neutrinos for early universe cosmologyApr 15 1999The Exact Parity Model (EPM) is, in part, a theory of neutrino mass and mixing that can solve the atmospheric, solar and LSND anomalies. The central feature of the neutrino sector is three pairs of maximally mixed ordinary and mirror neutrinos. It has ... More

Generalised leptonic colourJul 05 2006Dec 06 2006It is conceivable that there is an $SU(N)_{\ell}$ `colour' gauge group for leptons, analogous to the gauged $SU(3)_q$ colour group of the quarks. The standard model emerges as the low energy effective theory when the leptonic colour is spontaneously broken. ... More

Branching fraction and form-factor shape measurements of exclusive charmless semileptonic B decays, and determination of |V_{ub}|Aug 06 2012Nov 06 2012We report the results of a study of the exclusive charmless semileptonic decays, B^0 --> pi^- l^+ nu, B^+ --> pi^0 l^+ nu, B^+ --> omega l^+ nu, B^+ --> eta l^+ nu and B^+ --> eta^' l^+ nu, (l = e or mu) undertaken with approximately 462x10^6 B\bar{B} ... More

Natural electroweak symmetry breaking in generalised mirror matter modelsOct 02 2006Nov 28 2006It has recently been pointed out that the mirror or twin Higgs model is more technically natural than the standard model, thus alleviating the ``little'' hierarchy problem. In this paper we generalise the analysis to models with an arbitrary number of ... More

Studies of neutrino asymmetries generated by ordinary-sterile neutrino oscillations in the early universe and implications for big bang nucleosynthesis boundsOct 03 1996Nov 19 1996Ordinary-sterile neutrino oscillations can generate a significant lepton number asymmetry in the early Universe. We study this phenomenon in detail. We show that the dynamics of ordinary-sterile neutrino oscillations in the early Universe can be approximately ... More

Do the SuperKamiokande atmospheric neutrino results explain electric charge quantisation?Aug 24 1998We show that the SuperKamiokande atmospheric neutrino results explain electric charge quantisation, provided that the oscillation mode is $\nu_{\mu} \to \nu_{\tau}$ and that the neutrino mass is of Majorana type.

Neutrino physics and the mirror world: how exact parity symmetry explains the solar neutrino deficit, the atmospheric neutrino anomaly and the LSND experimentMay 23 1995Nov 08 1995Evidence for $\bar \nu_{\mu} \rightarrow \bar \nu_e$ oscillations has been reported at LAMPF using the LSND detector. Further evidence for neutrino mixing comes from the solar neutrino deficit and the atmospheric neutrino anomaly. All of these anomalies ... More

Search for hadronic decays of a light Higgs boson in the radiative decay Upsilon --> gamma A0Aug 17 2011We search for hadronic decays of a light Higgs boson (A0) produced in radiative decays of an Upsilon(2S) or Upsilon(3S) meson, Upsilon --> gamma A0. The data have been recorded by the BABAR experiment at the Upsilon(3S) and Upsilon(2S) center of mass ... More

Evidence for the h_b(1P) meson in the decay Upsilon(3S) --> pi0 h_b(1P)Feb 22 2011Oct 17 2011Using a sample of 122 million Upsilon(3S) events recorded with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider at SLAC, we search for the $h_b(1P)$ spin-singlet partner of the P-wave chi_{bJ}(1P) states in the sequential decay Upsilon(3S) ... More

Comment on "Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Active-Sterile Neutrino Mixing: Evidence for Maximal $ν_μ\leftrightarrow ν_τ$ Mixing in Super Kamiokande?"Nov 04 1998The paper "Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Active-Sterile Neutrino Mixing: Evidence for Maximal $\nu_\mu \leftrightarrow \nu_\tau$ Mixing in Super Kamiokande?" by X. Shi and G. M. Fuller (astro-ph/9810075) discusses the cosmological implications of the $\nu_\mu ... More

Explaining $Ω_{Baryon} \approx 0.2 Ω_{Dark}$ through the synthesis of ordinary matter from mirror matter: a more general analysisFeb 25 2004Mar 25 2004The emerging cosmological picture is of a spatially flat universe composed predominantly of three components: ordinary baryons ($\Omega_B \approx 0.05$), non-baryonic dark matter ($\Omega_{Dark} \approx 0.22$) and dark energy ($\Omega_{\Lambda} \approx ... More

The neutrino puzzle in the light of SNOApr 23 2002Jul 23 2002SNO's neutral current measurement has added a new piece to the emerging neutrino physics puzzle. Putting together the presently available experimental information, an essentially unique picture emerges: The solar neutrino anomaly is explained by nu_e ... More

Observation of Time Reversal Violation in the B0 Meson SystemJul 24 2012Jan 02 2013Although CP violation in the B meson system has been well established by the B factories, there has been no direct observation of time reversal violation. The decays of entangled neutral B mesons into definite flavor states ($B^0$ or $\bar{B}^0$), and ... More

Initial-State Radiation Measurement of the e+e- -> pi+pi-pi+pi- Cross SectionJan 26 2012Aug 27 2012We study the process e+e- -> pi+pi-pi+pi-gamma, with a photon emitted from the initial-state electron or positron, using 454.3 fb^-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector at SLAC, corresponding to approximately 260,000 signal events. We use these ... More

Observation of the baryonic B decay B0bar --> Lambda_c^+ anti-Lambda K-Aug 16 2011We report the observation of the baryonic B decay B0bar --> Lambda_c^+ anti-Lambda K- with a significance larger than 7 standard deviations based on 471x10^6$ BBbar pairs collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at SLAC. We measure ... More

Spectral and polarimetric characterization of the Gas Pixel Detector filled with dimethyl etherMar 31 2010The Gas Pixel Detector belongs to the very limited class of gas detectors optimized for the measurement of X-ray polarization in the emission of astrophysical sources. The choice of the mixture in which X-ray photons are absorbed and photoelectrons propagate, ... More

Gas Pixel Detectors for X-ray Polarimetry applicationsDec 09 2005Feb 08 2006We discuss a new class of Micro Pattern Gas Detectors, the Gas Pixel Detector (GPD), in which a complete integration between the gas amplification structure and the read-out electronics has been reached. An Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) ... More

The EEE ProjectJul 04 2006The new experiment ``Extreme Energy Events'' (EEE) to detect extensive air showers through muon detection is starting in Italy. The use of particle detectors based on Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPC) will allow to determine with a very high accuracy ... More

Liquid Xe scintillation calorimetry and Xe optical propertiesJan 15 2004The optical properties of LXe in the vacuum ultra violet (VUV), determining the performance of a scintillation calorimeter, are discussed in detail. The available data, measured in a wider spectral region from visible to UV light, and in a large range ... More

Legendrian contact homology and topological entropySep 12 2014Apr 23 2016In this paper we study the growth rate of a version of Legendrian contact homology, which we call strip Legendrian contact homology, in 3-dimensional contact manifolds and its relation to the topological entropy of Reeb flows. We show that: if for a pair ... More

The heat-kernel and the average effective potentialMay 29 1995We discuss the definition of the average effective action in terms of the heat-kernel. As an example we examine a model describing a self-interacting scalar field, both in flat and curved background, and study the renormalization group flow of some of ... More

The renormalization group flow of the dilaton potentialDec 20 1994We consider a scalar-metric gauge theory of gravity with independent metric, connection and dilaton. The role of the dilaton is to provide the scale of all masses, via its vacuum expectation value. In this theory, we study the renormalization group flow ... More

Ordinary-derivative formulation of conformal low-spin fieldsJul 30 2007Nov 14 2011Conformal fields in flat space-time of even dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Second-derivative formulation for spin 0,1,2 conformal bosonic fields and first-derivative formulation for spin 1/2,3/2 conformal fermionic fields are developed. ... More

Gravitational and higher-derivative interactions of massive spin 5/2 field in (A)dS spaceDec 27 2006Sep 10 2007Using on-shell gauge invariant formulation of relativistic dynamics we study interaction vertices for a massive spin 5/2 Dirac field propagating in (A)dS space of dimension greater than or equal to four. Gravitational interaction vertex for the massive ... More

CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation of arbitrary spin fields in AdS and modified de Donder gaugeAug 28 2008Jan 22 2009Using Poincare parametrization of AdS space, we study totally symmetric arbitrary spin massless fields in AdS space of dimension greater than or equal to four. CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation for such fields is developed. Gauge symmetries are ... More

CFT adapted approach to massless fermionic fields, AdS/CFT, and fermionic conformal fieldsNov 28 2013Dec 10 2013Fermionic totally symmetric arbitrary spin massless fields in AdS space of dimension greater than or equal to four are studied. Using Poincar\'e parametrization of AdS space, CFT adapted gauge invariant formulation for such fields is developed. We demonstrate ... More

The Color-Flavor Locking Phase at T \not =0$Sep 17 1999Nov 03 1999We study the color-flavor locked phase of QCD with three massless quarks at high chemical potential and small non zero temperatures. We make use of the recently introduced effective action to describe such a phase. We obtain the exact order T^2 behaviour ... More

Implications of the JHF-Kamioka neutrino oscillation experimentNov 20 2002After quickly reviewing the existing evidence for neutrino oscillations, I summarise the goals and capabilities of the JHF-Kamioka long baseline superbeam experiment. Theoretical implications of what this experiment could potentially discover are then ... More

Testing the paradigm of adiabaticityFeb 02 2004We introduce the concepts of adiabatic (curvature) and isocurvature (entropy) cosmological perturbations and present their relevance for parameter estimation from cosmic microwave background anisotropies data. We emphasize that, while present-day data ... More

Automated Checking and Visualization of Interlocks in the ISAC Control SystemNov 09 2001The EPICS based control system of the ISAC radioactive beam facility supervises several sub-systems, which are controlled by PLCs. Most of the devices are protected by non-trivial interlocks, which are implemented with ladder-logic software. Detailed ... More

On the q-analogues of the Zassenhaus formula for dientangling exponential operatorsDec 24 2002Apr 28 2003Katriel, Rasetti and Solomon introduced a $q$-analogue of the Zassenhaus formula written as $e_q^{(A+B)}$ $=$ $e_q^Ae_q^Be_q^{c_2}e_q^{c_3}e_q^{c_4}e_q^{c_5}...$, where $A$ and $B$ are two generally noncommuting operators and $e_q^z$ is the Jackson $q$-exponential, ... More

Casimir-Polder force density between an atom and a conducting wallNov 14 2006In this paper we calculate the Casimir-Polder force density (force per unit area acting on the elements of the surface) on a metallic plate placed in front of a neutral atom. To obtain the force density we use the quantum operator associated to the electromagnetic ... More

An Algorithm for the Microscopic Evaluation of the Coefficients of the Seiberg-Witten PrepotentialAug 25 2002Sep 14 2002A procedure, allowing to calculate the coefficients of the SW prepotential in the framework of the instanton calculus is presented. As a demonstration explicit calculations for 2, 3 and 4- instanton contributions are carried out.

Thermostatistics of extensive and non-extensive systems using generalized entropiesMay 04 2000We describe in detail two numerical simulation methods valid to study systems whose thermostatistics is described by generalized entropies, such as Tsallis. The methods are useful for applications to non-trivial interacting systems with a large number ... More

Extremal size fluctuations in QCD dipole cascadingFeb 07 2005Oct 28 2005This paper has been superseded by hep-ph/0510352.

Breakup Reactions of Drip Line NucleiOct 18 2003Oct 28 2003The formal theory of breakup reactions is reviewed. The direct breakup mechanism which is formulated within the framework of the post form distorted wave Born approximation is discussed in detail. In this theory, which requires the information about only ... More

Fluid Limits of Pure Jump Markov Processes: a Practical GuideOct 08 2002Dec 23 2002A rescaled Markov chain converges uniformly in probability to the solution of an ordinary differential equation, under carefully specified assumptions. The presentation is much simpler than those in the outside literature. The result may be used to build ... More

Preliminary Investigation of a Waveform Analysis with the WASA and the ACQIRIS Readout ElectronicsJun 28 2013Jul 16 2013The Group for the development of neutron and gamma detectors in the Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics (ZEA-2) at Forschungszentrum J\"ulich (FZJ) is developing a fast Anger Camera prototype for improving the rejection of the ... More

Groupoids Determined by Involutive Automorphisms on Semilattices of GroupsMar 01 2015Jun 02 2017We give several characterisations of groupoids determined by involutive automorphisms on semilattices of groups.