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Fermi-surface transformation across the pseudogap critical point of the cuprate superconductor La$_{1.6-x}$Nd$_{0.4}$Sr$_{x}$CuO$_4$Jul 19 2016Jul 05 2017The electrical resistivity $\rho$ and Hall coefficient R$_H$ of the tetragonal single-layer cuprate Nd-LSCO were measured in magnetic fields up to $H = 37.5$ T, large enough to access the normal state at $T \to 0$, for closely spaced dopings $p$ across ... More
A Tale of Two Metals: contrasting criticalities in the pnictides and hole-doped cupratesMay 10 2018The iron-based high temperature superconductors share a number of similarities with their copper-based counterparts, such as reduced dimensionality, proximity to states of competing order, and a critical role for 3d electron orbitals. Their respective ... More
Fermi-surface transformation across the pseudogap critical point of the cuprate superconductor La$_{1.6-x}$Nd$_{0.4}$Sr$_{x}$CuO$_4$Jul 19 2016The electrical resistivity $\rho$ and Hall coefficient R$_H$ of the tetragonal single-layer cuprate Nd-LSCO were measured in magnetic fields up to $H = 37.5$ T, large enough to access the normal state at $T \to 0$, for closely spaced dopings $p$ across ... More
Coexistence of orbital and quantum critical magnetoresistance in FeSe$_{1-x}$S$_{x}$Mar 13 2019The recent discovery of a non-magnetic nematic quantum critical point (QCP) in the iron chalcogenide family FeSe$_{1-x}$S$_{x}$ has raised the prospect of investigating, in isolation, the role of nematicity on the electronic properties of correlated metals. ... More
NNLO classical solution for Lipatov's effective action for reggeized gluonsFeb 15 2018Mar 19 2018We consider the formalism of small-x effective action for reggeized gluons, Gribov (Sov Phys JETP 26:414, 1968), Lipatov (Nucl Phys B 452:369, 1995; Phys Rep 286:131, 1997; Subnucl Ser 49:131, 2013, Int J Mod Phys Conf Ser 39:1560082, 2015; Int J Mod ... More
Band insulator to Mott insulator transition in a bilayer Hubbard modelMar 27 2007The ground state phase diagram of the half-filled repulsive Hubbard model in a bilayer is investigated using cluster dynamical mean field theory. For weak to intermediate values of Coulomb repulsion $U$, the system undergoes a transition from a Mott insulating ... More
The flavor universality of some mass splittings in hadronsOct 08 2014The approximate chiral invariance of the two-flavor QCD is known to be spontaneously broken. This effect explains the relatively small pion mass and, as is widely believed, the mass splittings of would-be chiral partners --- the hadrons of equal spin ... More
Implications of the Crystal Barrel data for meson-baryon symmetriesJul 09 2007Sep 10 2008Making use of numerous resonances discovered by the Crystal Barrel Collaboration we discuss some possible relations between the baryon and meson spectra of resonances composed of the light non-strange quarks. Our goal is to indicate new features that ... More
Parity doubling in particle physicsApr 12 2007Sep 07 2007Parity doubling in excited hadrons is reviewed. Parity degeneracy in hadrons was first experimentally observed 40 years ago. Recently new experimental data on light mesons caused much excitement and renewed interest to the phenomenon, which still remains ... More
Experimental indication on chiral symmetry restoration in meson spectrumMar 21 2006Jun 27 2006The spectroscopic predictions of the Ademollo-Veneziano-Weinberg dual model are critically tested in view of the modern experimental data. The predicted equidistance of masses squared for chiral partners is shown to be violated high in energies, instead ... More
Regge spectrum from holographic models inspired by OPEFeb 23 2009Jun 29 2009The problem of obtaining the Regge-like behaviour for meson mass spectrum in the hard-wall AdS/QCD models is addressed. We show that the problem can be solved by a simple incorporation of the effects of local vacuum condensates into such models. The slope ... More
Towards understanding broad degeneracy in non-strange mesonsJan 11 2007Jul 06 2007The spectroscopic regularities of modern empirical data on the non-strange mesons up to 2.4 GeV can be summarized as a systematic clustering of states near certain values of energy. It is getting evident that some unknown X-symmetry triggers the phenomenon. ... More
A Simple Method to Mix Granular MaterialsOct 06 1999We show that a mixture of two species of granular particles with equal sizes but differing densities can be either segregated or mixed by adjusting the granular temperature gradient and the magnitude of the gravitational force. In the absence of gravity, ... More
Interplay of gas and ice during cloud evolutionAug 21 2014Jan 20 2015During the evolution of diffuse clouds to molecular clouds, gas-phase molecules freeze out on surfaces of small dust particles to form ices. On dust surfaces, water is the main constituent of the icy mantle in which a complex chemistry is taking place. ... More
Competing Glauber and Kawasaki DynamicsAug 17 1998Using a quantum formulation of the master equation we study a kinetic Ising model with competing stochastic processes: the Glauber dynamics with probability $p$ and the Kawasaki dynamics with probability $1 - p$. Introducing explicitely the coupling to ... More
Limit shocks of relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, Punsly's waveguide and the Blandford-Znajek solutionJun 05 2002Sep 11 2002In this paper we examine various issues closely related to the ongoing discussion on the nature of the Blandford-Znajek mechanism of extraction of rotational energy of black holes. In particular, we show that switch-on and switch-off shocks are allowed ... More
Simulations of Axisymmetric Magnetospheres of Neutron StarsOct 11 2005Nov 28 2005In this paper we present the results of time-dependent simulations of dipolar axisymmetric magnetospheres of neutron stars carried out both within the framework of relativistic magnetohydrodynamics and within the framework of resistive force-free electrodynamics. ... More
On the nature of the Blandford-Znajek mechanismNov 07 2002It is widely accepted in the astrophysical community that the event horizon plays crucial role in the Blandford-Znajek mechanism of extraction of rotational energy of black holes. In fact, this view is a quintessence of the Membrane Paradigm of black ... More
Studying the Feasibility and Importance of Software Testing: An AnalysisJan 23 2010Software testing is a critical element of software quality assurance and represents the ultimate review of specification, design and coding. Software testing is the process of testing the functionality and correctness of software by running it. Software ... More
Nonperturbative calculations in light-front QEDOct 01 2010The methods of light-front quantization and Pauli-Villars regularization are applied to a nonperturbative calculation of the dressed-electron state in quantum electrodynamics. This is intended as a test of the methods in a gauge theory, as a precursor ... More
Optimization of fuzzy analogy in software cost estimation using linguistic variablesSep 12 2012One of the most important objectives of software engineering community has been the increase of useful models that beneficially explain the development of life cycle and precisely calculate the effort of software cost estimation. In analogy concept, there ... More
Planetary nebula or symbiotic Mira? Near infrared colours mark the differenceAug 21 2001Nebulae around symbiotic Miras look very much like genuine planetary nebulae, although they are formed in a slightly different way. We present near infrared photometry of known and suspected symbiotic nebulae obtained with the Deep Near Infrared Southern ... More
A catalogue of IJK photometry of Planetary Nebulae with DENISMay 15 2001Near-infrared photometry of planetary nebulae (PNe) allows the classification of those objects. We present the largest homogeneous sample so far, obtained with the Deep Near Infrared Southern Sky Survey (DENIS).
Spin Injection and Nonlocal Spin Transport in Magnetic NanostructuresSep 20 2006We theoretically study the nonlocal spin transport in a device consisting of a nonmagnetic metal (N) and ferromagnetic injector (F1) and detector (F2) electrodes connected to N. We solve the spin-dependent transport equations in a device with arbitrary ... More
Resolving Extragalactic Star Clusters with HST/ACSJul 02 2007With HST, colour-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) can be obtained for young star clusters well beyond the Local Group. Such data can help constrain cluster ages and metallicities, and also provide a reference against which intermediate- and high mass stellar ... More
Towards spin turbulence of light: Spontaneous disorder and chaos in cavity-polariton systemsNov 23 2015Nov 02 2016Recent advances in nanophotonics have brought about coherent light sources with chaotic circular polarization; a low-dimensional chaotic evolution of optical spin was evidenced in laser diodes. Here we propose a mechanism that gives rise to light with ... More
Spectral curves and parameterizations of a discrete integrable 3-dimensional modelSep 09 2002We consider a discrete classical integrable model on the 3-dimensional cubic lattice. The solutions of this model can be used to parameterize the Boltzmann weights of the different 3-dimensional spin models. We have found the general solution of this ... More
Relativistic Toda chain at root of unity II. Modified Q-operatorJul 27 2001Matrix elements of quantum intertwiner as well as the modified Q-operator for the quantum relativistic Toda chain at root of unity are constructed explicitly. Modified Q-operators make isospectrality transformations of quantum transfer matrices so that ... More
On Special Cases of General Geometry: geometries with changing length of vectorsJun 01 2006We find relations between quantities defining geometry and quantities defining the length of a curve in geometries underlying Electromagnetism and unified model of Electromagnetism and Gravitation. We show that the length of a vector changes along a curve ... More
Multi-black holes and instantons in effective string theoryJul 16 1996The effective action for string theory which takes into account non-minimal coupling of moduli admits multi-black hole solutions. The euclidean continuation of these solutions can be interpreted as an instanton mediating the splitting and recombination ... More
Large-Scale Magnetic Field Re-generation by Resonant MHD Wave InteractionsOct 24 2007We investigate numerically the long-time behavior of balanced Alfven wave turbulence forced at intermediate scales. Whereas the usual constant-flux solution is found at the smallest scales, two new scalings are obtained at the forcing scales and at the ... More
Cluster Growth in two- and three-dimensional Granular GasesApr 28 2003Dec 11 2003Dissipation in granular media leads to interesting phenomena as there are cluster formation and crystallization in non-equilibrium dynamical states. The freely cooling system is examined concerning the energy decay and the cluster evolution in time, both ... More
Dynamical mean field theory of small polaron transportJun 24 2003We present a unified view of the transport properties of small-polarons in the Holstein model at low carrier densities, based on the Dynamical Mean Field Theory. The nonperturbative nature of the approach allows us to study the crossover from classical ... More
Dynamical Systems and Topological SurgeryDec 12 2008In this paper we try to establish a connection between a three-dimensional Lotka--Volterra dynamical system and two-dimensional topological surgery. There are many physical phenomena exhibiting two-dimensional topological surgery through a `hole drilling' ... More
Reptation Quantum Monte CarloAug 19 1998We present an elementary and self-contained account of the analogies existing between classical diffusion and the imaginary-time evolution of quantum systems. These analogies are used to develop a new quantum simulation method which allows to calculate ... More
Comparing the Ag-content of poltinniks using X-ray fluorescenceFeb 12 2013X-ray fluorescence experiments have been performed in order to analyze the elemental composition of four Russian 50-kopek coins ("poltinniks") minted during 1913, 1921, and 1924. By comparing the intensities of the Ag K{\alpha} X-rays emitted by the poltinniks, ... More
A special chain theorem for the embedding dimensionOct 01 2014This paper establishes an analogue of the special chain theorem for the embedding dimension of polynomial rings, with direct application on the (embedding) codimension. In particular, we recover a classic result on the transfer of regularity to polynomial ... More
The Cauchy problem for f(R)-gravity: an overviewMar 11 2011We review the Cauchy problem for f(R) theories of gravity, in metric and metric-affine for- mulations, pointing out analogies and differences with respect to General Relativity. The role of conformal transformations, effective scalar fields and sources ... More
Distinguishing WH and WBBbar production at the Fermilab TevatronMar 02 1999The production of a Higgs boson in association with a W-boson is the most likely process for the discovery of a light Higgs at the Fermilab Tevatron. Since it decays primarily to b-quark pairs, the principal background for this associated Higgs production ... More
Higher order QCD corrections to charged-lepton deep-inelastic scattering and global fits of parton distributionsNov 10 2008Jan 18 2009We study the perturbative QCD corrections to heavy-quark structure functions of charged-lepton deep-inelastic scattering and their impact on global fits of parton distributions. We include the logarithmically enhanced terms near threshold due to soft ... More
A New Metallicity Calibration for Dwarfs for the RGU-PhotometryMar 20 2003We adopted the procedure of Carney to obtain a metallicity calibration for dwarfs for the RGU-photometry. For this purpose we selected 76 dwarfs of different metallicities from Carney, and Strobel et al., and evaluated their \delta(U-G) ultra-violet excess ... More
An information theoretical analysis of quantum optimal controlJan 20 2014We show that if an efficient classical representation of the dynamics exists, optimal control problems on many-body quantum systems can be solved efficiently with finite precision. We show that the size of the space of parameters necessary to solve quantum ... More
The explanation of unexpected temperature dependence of the muon catalysis in solid deuteriumApr 30 2001It is shown that due to the smallness of the inelastic cross-section of the $d\mu$-atoms scattering in the crystal lattice at sufficiently low temperatures the $dd\mu$-mesomolecules formation from the upper state of the hyperfine structure $d\mu (F=3/2)$ ... More
Sub-Poissonian Shot Noise in Molecular WiresSep 05 2002We investigate the transport behavior of polyene molecules sandwiched between two metallic contacts using the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism. We calculate both current and noise power as a function of applied voltage and show that they decrease ... More
Direct photon radiation from a rich baryon Quark-Gluon Plasma systemOct 07 2006Feb 21 2007The direct photon radiation from a hot and slightly strong interacting fireball system of a rich baryon quark-gluon plasma, using the Boltzmann distribution function for the incoming particles and Bose-Einstein distribution for gluon and Fermi-Dirac distribution ... More
About the fastest growth of Order Parameter in Models of PercolationJun 14 2011Can there be a `Litmus test' for determining the nature of transition in models of percolation? In this paper we argue that the answer is in the affirmative. All one needs to do is to measure the `growth exponent' $\chi$ of the largest component at the ... More
Branching Process in a Stochastic Extremal ModelApr 27 2009Sep 16 2009We considered a stochastic version of the Bak-Sneppen model (SBSM) of ecological evolution where the the number $M$ of sites mutated in a mutation event is restricted to only two. Here the mutation zone consists of only one site and this site is randomly ... More
Self-Organization in a Granular Medium by Internal AvalanchesSep 12 2000Internal avalanches of grain displacements can be created inside a granular material kept in a bin in two ways: (i) By removing a radomly selected grain at the bottom of the bin (ii) By breaking a stable arch of grains clogging a hole at the bottom of ... More
Numerical solution of moving plate problem with uncertain parametersMar 14 2015This paper deals with uncertain parabolic fluid flow problem where the uncertainty occurs due to the initial conditions and parameters involved in the system. Uncertain values are considered as fuzzy and these are handled through a recently developed ... More
On the Ascoli property for locally convex spaces and topological groupsNov 09 2016Feb 25 2017We characterize Ascoli spaces by showing that a Tychonoff space $X$ is Ascoli iff the canonical map from the free locally convex space $L(X)$ over $X$ into $C_k\big(C_k(X)\big)$ is an embedding of locally convex spaces. We prove that an uncountable direct ... More
Dynamical mechanisms of DC current generation in driven Hamiltonian systemsApr 03 2001Recent symmetry considerations (Phys. Rev. Lett. {\bf 84} 2358 (2000)) have shown that dc currents may be generated in the stochastic layer of a system describing the motion of a particle in a one-dimensional potential in the presence of an ac time-periodic ... More
Simultaneous Linear Inequalities: Yesterday and TodayJul 13 2010Jul 14 2010This is a short overview of some recent tendencies in the theory of linear inequalities that are evoked by Boolean valued analysis.
Subsurface diffusion in crystals and effect of surface permeability on the atomic step motionApr 01 2019Apr 17 2019Atomic mechanism of the bulk and surface point defect generation and annihilation on surface sinks is considered theoretically on the base of the Burton, Cabrera and Frank model. We show that the creation and annihilation of self-interstitials and vacancies ... More
Plasmon band gap generated by intense ion acoustic wavesOct 12 2009Apr 26 2010In the presence of an intense ion acoustic wave, the energy-momentum dispersion relation of plasmons is strongly modified to exhibit a band gap structure. The intensity of an ion acoustic wave might be measured from the band gap width. The plasmon band ... More
Canonical band theory of non-collinear magnetismFeb 08 2007A canonical band theory of non-collinear magnetism is developed and applied to the close packed fcc and bcc crystal structures. Several examples of non-collinear magnetism in the periodic table are seen to be canonical in origin. This is a parameter free ... More
Can we have another light (~ 145 GeV) Higgs boson?Oct 20 2015A second light Higgs boson, with mass of approximately 145 GeV, is predicted by non-minimal Supersymmetric models. This new particle can account for an apparent \sim 3 \sigma excess recorded by the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during ... More
Supersymmetric Magnetic Moments Sum Rules and Spontaneous Supersymmetry BreakingNov 22 1994In supersymmetry the anomalous magnetic moment of particles belonging to the same supermultiplet is related by simple sum rules. We study the modification of these sum rules in the case of spontaneously broken N=1 global supersymmetry.
The Szego class with a polynomial weightMar 26 2004Let p be a trigonometric polynomial, nonnegative on the unit circle $\mathbb{T}$. We say that a measure $\sigma$ on $\mathbb{T}$ belongs to the polynomial Szego class, if $d\sigma=sigma'_{ac}d\theta+d\sigma_s$, $\sigma_s$ is singular, and $p\ln \sigma'_{ac}$ ... More
On reggeization of vertex of triple reggeized gluons in high energy QCDMay 13 2019We calculate one loop QCD Regge Field Theory (RFT) correction to the $A_{+}A_{+} A_{-}$ vertex of three reggeized gluons to one QCD loop precision. We demonstrate, that all loop leading logarithmic corrections to the vertex can be summed through the integro-differential ... More
Symmetry analysis and exact solutions of one class of (1+3)-dimensional boundary-value problems of the Stefan typeJul 31 2014We present the group classification of one class of (1+3)-dimensional nonlinear boundary-value problems of the Stefan type that simulate the processes of melting and evaporation of metals. The results obtained are used for the construction of the exact ... More
Mathematics and Economics of Leonid KantorovichJan 02 2011This is a short overview of the contribution of Leonid Kantorovich into the formation of the modern outlook on the interaction between mathematics and economics.
Apology of EuclidJul 11 2005This is a short apology of the style of the Elements by Euclid and Bourbaki.
Minimally almost periodic group topology on infinite countable Abelian groups: A solution to Comfort's questionFeb 07 2010Oct 07 2011For any countable subgroup $H$ of an unbounded Abelian group $G$ there is a complete Hausdorff group topology $\tau$ such that $H$ is the von Neumann radical of $(G,\tau)$. In particular, we obtain the positive answer to Comfort's question: any unbounded ... More
Submodular spectral functions of principal submatrices of a hermitian matrix, extensions and applicationsJul 20 2010Jun 19 2012We extend the multiplicative submodularity of the principal determinants of a nonnegative definite hermitian matrix to other spectral functions. We show that if $f$ is the primitive of a function that is operator monotone on an interval containing the ... More
A computation of an universal weight function for the quantum affine algebra U_q(\hat{\mathfrak{gl}}_N)Nov 18 2007Nov 20 2007We compute an universal weight function (off-shell Bethe vectors) in any representation with a weight singular vector of the quantum affine algebra $U_q(\hat{\mathfrak{gl}}_N)$ applying the method of projections of Drinfeld currents developed in arXiv:math/0610398. ... More
Modelling the VHE flare of 3C 279 using one zone leptonic modelSep 12 2011We model the simultaneous observations of the flat spectrum radio quasar 3C 279 at radio, optical, X-ray and very high energy (VHE) gamma ray energies during 2006 flare using a simple one zone leptonic model. We consider synchrotron emission due to cooling ... More
The Cauchy problem for metric-affine f(R)-gravity in presence of a Klein-Gordon scalar fieldMar 22 2010We study the initial value formulation of metric-affine f(R)-gravity in presence of a Klein-Gordon scalar field acting as source of the field equations. Sufficient conditions for the well-posedness of the Cauchy problem are formulated. This result completes ... More
Low metallicity AGB models: H profile in the 13C-pocket and the effect on the s-processMay 17 2010The 13C(a, n)16O reaction is the major neutron source in low mass asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, where the main and the strong s process components are synthesised. After a third dredge-up (TDU) episode, 13C burns radiatively in a thin pocket which ... More
Expected Number of Slope Crossings of Certain Gaussian Random PolynomialsDec 31 2006Let $Q_n(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{n} A_{i}x^{i}$ be a random polynomial where the coefficients $A_0,A_1,... $ form a sequence of centered Gaussian random variables. Moreover, assume that the increments $\Delta_j=A_j-A_{j-1}$, $j=0,1,2,...$ are independent, assuming ... More
On the Average Number of Sharp Crossings of Certain Gaussian Random PolynomialsMay 27 2006Let $Q_n(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{n} A_{i}x^{i}$ be a random algebraic polynomial where the coefficients $A_0,A_1,... $ form a sequence of centered Gaussian random variables. Moreover, assume that the increments $\Delta_j=A_j-A_{j-1}$, $j=0,1,2,...$ are independent, ... More
Technological Strategy of Using Global Positioning System: An AnalysisJan 23 2010The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. space-based radionavigation system that provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to civilian users on a continuous worldwide basis -- freely available to all. GPS provides specially coded ... More
Resonating valence bond wave function for the two dimensional fractional spin liquidAug 13 2003Feb 19 2004The unconventional low-lying spin excitations, recently observed in neutron scattering experiments on ${\rm Cs_2 Cu Cl_4}$, are explained with a spin liquid wave function. The dispersion relation as well as the wave vector of the incommensurate spin correlations ... More
Enhanced signal propagation in a network with unidirectional and random couplingsApr 22 2014We investigate the effect of unidirectional regular and random couplings of units in a network on stochastic resonance. For simplicity we choose the units as Bellows map with bistability. In a regular network we apply a weak periodic signal and noise ... More
On $T$-sequences and characterized subgroupsFeb 04 2009Mar 08 2009Let $X$ be a compact metrizable abelian group and $\mathbf{u}=\{u_n\}$ be a sequence in its dual $X^{\wedge}$. Set $s_{\mathbf{u}} (X)= \{x: (u_n,x)\to 1\}$ and $\mathbb{T}_0^H = \{(z_n)\in \mathbb{T}^{\infty} : z_n\to 1 \}$. Let $G$ be a subgroup of ... More
On the Ascoli property for locally convex spaces and topological groupsNov 09 2016We characterize Ascoli spaces by showing that a Tychonoff space $X$ is Ascoli iff the canonical map from the free locally convex space $L(X)$ over $X$ into $C_k\big( C_k(X)\big)$ is an embedding of locally convex spaces. We prove that an uncountable direct ... More
Quotient Equations and Integrals of Motion for Massive Spinor FieldMar 29 2003In this article a group-theoretical aspect of the method of dimensional reduction is presented. Then, on the base of symmetry analysis of an anisotropic space geometrical description of dimensional reduction of equation for massive spinor field is given. ... More
Soft wall model with inverse exponential profile as a model for the axial and pseudoscalar mesonsJul 11 2012According to the conjecture of the gauge/gravity duality a strongly coupled 4D field theory may be described by a dual 5D theory which is a free field theory in the first approximation. The usual description of the axial-vector sector in the bottom-up ... More
No-Wall Holographic Model for QCDDec 22 2010Mar 03 2011We propose a new type of bottom-up holographic model describing the Regge like spectrum of mesons. This type of spectrum emerges due to condensation of a scalar field in the bulk anti-de Sitter space. The gauge invariance of the action describing the ... More
Holographic like models as a five-dimensional rewriting of large-Nc QCDJan 18 2010Oct 13 2010The AdS/QCD models are known to be tightly related with the QCD sum rules in the large-Nc (called also planar) limit. Rewriting the theory of infinite tower of free stable mesons expected in the large-Nc QCD as a five-dimensional theory we scrutinize ... More
About the possibility of five-dimensional effective theories for low-energy QCDMar 18 2009The AdS/QCD models suggest an interesting idea that the effective theory of low-energy QCD may be formulated as a 5-dimensional field theory in the weak coupling regime in which the fifth coordinate plays a role of inverse energy scale. Taking the point ... More
A five-dimensional toy-model for light hadron excitationsAug 04 2009Jun 17 2010In the usual holographic approach to QCD, the meson spectrum is generated due to a non-trivial 5-dimensional background. We propose an alternative 5-dimensional scenario in which the spectrum emerges due to coupling to a scalar field whose condensation ... More
Properties of new unflavored mesons below 2.4 GeVJul 05 2007The global features of spectrum of highly excited light nonstrange mesons can be well understood within both chiral symmetry restoration scenario combined with the relation $M^2\sim J+n$ and within nonrelativistic description based on the relation $M^2\sim ... More
Saunders Mac Lane, the Knight of MathematicsJul 11 2005This is a short obituary of Saunders Mac Lane (1909--2005).
Energy flows in vibrated granular mediaMay 20 1998We study vibrated granular media, investigating each of the three components of the energy flow: particle-particle dissipation, energy input at the vibrating wall, and particle-wall dissipation. Energy dissipated by interparticle collisions is well estimated ... More
Energy non-equipartition in systems of inelastic, rough spheresMay 20 1998We calculate and verify with simulations the ratio between the average translational and rotational energies of systems with rough, inelastic particles, either forced or freely cooling. The ratio shows non-equipartition of energy. In stationary flows, ... More
Nucleon participants or quark participants?Feb 24 2003May 07 2003We show that centrality dependence of charged particle pseudorapidity density at midrapidity in Au+Au collisions at RHIC is well described as proportional to We show that centrality dependence of charged particle pseudorapidity density at midrapidity ... More
BPS Saturated String Amplitudes: K3 Elliptic Genus and Igusa Cusp FormAug 01 2011Nov 15 2011We study BPS saturated one-loop amplitudes in type II string theory compactified on K3 x T^2. The classes of amplitudes we consider are only sensitive to the very basic topological data of the internal K3 manifold. As a consequence, the integrands of ... More
Uses of Linear Polarization as a Probe of Extrasolar Planet AtmospheresMay 22 2003We point out some advantages of making observations of extrasolar planets in linearly polarized (LP) light. Older cool stars have quite low levels (~ 10^-4 to 10^-5) of fractional LP, while extrasolar planets can have relatively high fractional LP (~0.1). ... More
CP-violation in K_{S,L}->π^{+}π^{-}γand K_{S,L}->π^{+}π^{-}e^{+}e^{-} decaysSep 04 2001Apr 27 2002The dependence of K_{S,L}->\pi^{+}\pi^{-}\gamma decay probabilities on photon polarization is calculated. The phases of terms of amplitude that arise from the pion-pion interaction are obtained by using a simple realistic model of pion-pion interaction ... More
Caldirola-Kanai Oscillator in Classical Formulation of Quantum MechanicsFeb 23 1998The quadrature distribution for the quantum damped oscillator is introduced in the framework of the formulation of quantum mechanics based on the tomography scheme. The probability distribution for the coherent and Fock states of the damped oscillator ... More
Magnetic dissipation in the Crab NebulaJul 13 2012Oct 15 2012Magnetic dissipation is frequently invoked as a way of powering the observed emission of relativistic flows in Gamma Ray Bursts and Active Galactic Nuclei. Pulsar Wind Nebulae provide closer to home cosmic laboratories which can be used to test the hypothesis. ... More
Magnetic acceleration of relativistic jetsJun 11 2010This is a brief review of the recent developments in the theory of magnetic acceleration of relativistic jets. We attempt to explain the key results of this complex theory using basic physical arguments and simple calculations. The main focus is on the ... More
Magnetized Tori around Kerr Black Holes: Analytic Solutions with a Toroidal Magnetic FieldJan 30 2006Mar 01 2006The dynamics of accretion discs around galactic and extragalactic black holes may be influenced by their magnetic field. In this paper we generalise the fully relativistic theory of stationary axisymmetric tori in Kerr metric of Abramowicz et al.(1978) ... More
On the Properties of Time-Dependent, Force-Free, Degenerate ElectrodynamicsFeb 25 2002This paper formulates time-dependent, force-free, degenerate electrodynamics as a hyperbolic system of conservation laws. It is shown that this system has four characteristic modes, a pair of fast waves propagating with the speed of light and a pair of ... More
Observations of the Blandford-Znajek and the MHD Penrose processes in computer simulations of black hole magnetospheresJan 27 2005In this paper we report the results of axisymmetric relativistic MHD simulations for the problem of Kerr black hole immersed into a rarefied plasma with ''uniform'' magnetic field. The long term solution shows properties which are significantly different ... More
The Effects of Radiation Feedback on Early Fragmentation and MultiplicityOct 20 2010Forming stars emit a significant amount of radiation into their natal environment. While the importance of radiation feedback from high-mass stars is widely accepted, radiation has generally been ignored in simulations of low-mass star formation. I use ... More
Star Formation in ClustersAug 11 2004HST is very well tailored for observations of extragalactic star clusters. One obvious reason is HST's high spatial resolution, but equally important is the wavelength range offered by the instruments on board HST, in particular the blue and near-UV coverage ... More
Young massive star clusters in nearby galaxies. II.Software tools, data reductions and cluster sizesJul 13 1999A detailed description is given of the data analysis leading to the discovery of young massive star clusters (YMCs) in a sample of 21 nearby galaxies. A new useful tool, ishape, for the derivation of intrinsic shape parameters of compact objects is presented, ... More
The $B-L$ Supersymmetric Standard Model with Inverse Seesaw at the Large Hadron ColliderMar 27 2015Oct 24 2015We review the TeV scale $B-L$ extension of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (BLSSM) where an inverse seesaw mechanism of light neutrino mass generation is naturally implemented and concentrate on its hallmark manifestations at the Large Hadron ... More