Results for "Sebastien Racaniere"

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Kirwan map and moduli space of flat connectionsJun 24 2003Dec 15 2003If $K$ is a compact Lie group and $g\geq 2$ an integer, the space $K^{2g}$ is endowed with the structure of a Hamiltonian space with a Lie group valued moment map $\Phi$. Let $\beta$ be in the centre of $K$. The reduction $\Phi^{-1}(\beta)/K$ is homeomorphic ... More
Quantisation of Lie-Poisson manifoldsNov 03 2004In quantum physics, the operators associated with the position and the momentum of a particle are unbounded operators and $C^*$-algebraic quantisation does therefore not deal with such operators. In the present article, I propose a quantisation of the ... More
Quasi-Poisson actions and massive non-rotating BTZ black holesSep 29 2004Using ideas from an article of P. Bieliavsky, M. Rooman and Ph. Spindel on BTZ black holes, I construct a family of interesting examples of quasi-Poisson actions as defined by A. Alekseev and Y. Kosmann-Schwarzbach. As an application, I obtain a genuine ... More
Learning and Querying Fast Generative Models for Reinforcement LearningFeb 08 2018A key challenge in model-based reinforcement learning (RL) is to synthesize computationally efficient and accurate environment models. We show that carefully designed generative models that learn and operate on compact state representations, so-called ... More
Comment on " Gain coefficient method for amplified spontaneous emission in thin waveguided film of a conjugated polymer " [APL 93, 163307 (2008)]Feb 24 2009Comment on " Gain coefficient method for amplified spontaneous emission in thin waveguided film of a conjugated polymer " [APL 93, 163307 (2008)]
New High Proper Motion Stars from the Digitized Sky Survey. III. Stars with proper motions 0.45<mu<2.0''/yr south of Decl.=-30Jan 13 2005Jun 07 2005We report the discovery of 182 new southern stars with proper motion larger than 0.45''/yr. The stars were found in an expansion of the SUPERBLINK proper motion survey to 8,980 square degrees south of Decl.=-30. The new high proper motion stars include ... More
Initial conditions in hybrid inflation: exploration by MCMC techniqueJun 23 2010In hybrid inflation, initial field values leading to sufficiently long inflation were thought be fine-tuned in a narrow band along the inflationary valley. A re-analysis of this problem has shown that there exists a non negligible proportion of successful ... More
Sharp polynomial estimates for the decay of correlationsFeb 15 2002We generalize a method developed by Sarig to obtain polynomial lower bounds for correlation functions for maps with a countable Markov partition. A consequence is that LS Young's estimates on towers are always optimal. Moreover, we show that, for functions ... More
Local limit theorem for symmetric random walks in Gromov-hyperbolic groupsSep 14 2012Completing a strategy of Gou\"ezel and Lalley, we prove a local limit theorem for the random walk generated by any symmetric finitely supported probability measure on a non-elementary Gromov-hyperbolic group: denoting by $R$ the inverse of the spectral ... More
Characterization of weak convergence of Birkhoff sums for Gibbs-Markov mapsSep 03 2008Jul 08 2009We investigate limit theorems for Birkhoff sums of locally H\"older functions under the iteration of Gibbs-Markov maps. Aaronson and Denker have given sufficient conditions to have limit theorems in this setting. We show that these conditions are also ... More
The lazy model theoretician's guide to Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture in universal classesOct 28 2015Nov 30 2015We give a short overview of the proof of Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture in universal classes with amalgamation in arXiv:1506.07024 .
Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture in tame AECs with primesSep 14 2015Oct 03 2016A new case of Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture is established: $\mathbf{Theorem}$ Let $K$ be an AEC with amalgamation. Write $H_2 := \beth_{\left(2^{\beth_{\left(2^{\text{LS} (K)}\right)^+}}\right)^+}$. Assume that $K$ is $H_2$-tame and $K_{\ge ... More
Building prime models in fully good abstract elementary classesSep 23 2015May 10 2016We show how to build primes models in classes of saturated models of abstract elementary classes (AECs) having a well-behaved independence relation: $\mathbf{Theorem.}$ Let $K$ be an almost fully good AEC that is categorical in $\text{LS} (K)$ and has ... More
Infinitary stability theoryDec 10 2014Feb 24 2016We introduce a new device in the study of abstract elementary classes (AECs): Galois Morleyization, which consists in expanding the models of the class with a relation for every Galois type of length less than a fixed cardinal $\kappa$. We show: $\mathbf{Theorem}$ ... More
Weak turbulence theory for rotating magnetohydrodynamics and planetary dynamosMay 16 2014A weak turbulence theory is derived for magnetohydrodynamics under rapid rotation and in the presence of a large-scale magnetic field. The angular velocity $\Omega_0$ is assumed to be uniform and parallel to the constant Alfv\'en speed ${\bf b_0}$. Such ... More
Wave turbulence in magnetohydrodynamicsJan 06 2012This chapter reviews the recent progress made mainly during the last two decades on wave turbulence in magnetized plasmas (MHD, Hall MHD and electron MHD) in the incompressible and compressible cases. The emphasis is made on homogeneous and anisotropic ... More
Statistical Study of Short Quiescent Times Between FlaresMar 28 2000Dec 10 2000The study of the statistical distribution of short quiescent times ($\le$ 30 minutes) between solar flares has been investigated on a 1D MHD model. A power law behaviour is found which indicates the existence of sympathetic flaring. This prediction is ... More
Theory for helical turbulence under fast rotationFeb 26 2014Recent numerical simulations have shown the strong impact of helicity on \ADD{homogeneous} rotating hydrodynamic turbulence. The main effect can be summarized through the following law, $n+\tilde n = -4$, where $n$ and $\tilde n$ are respectively the ... More
On the volume of a line bundleJan 05 2002Using a result of Fujita on approximate Zariski decompositions and the singular version of Demailly's holomorphic Morse inequalities as obtained by Bonavero, we express the volume of a line bundle in terms of the absolutely continuous parts of all the ... More
Deformations of cones of primitive vectorsJun 08 2005Nov 22 2005For a complex connected reductive group G, we classify the simple modules whose cone of primitive vectors admits a nontrivial G-invariant deformation. We relate this classification to that of simple Jordan algebras, and to that (due to Akhiezer) of smooth ... More
The invariant Quot schemeNov 02 2005Given an affine scheme X with an action of a reductive group G and a G-linearized coherent sheaf M, we construct the ``invariant Quot scheme'' that parametrizes the quotients of M whose space of global sections is a direct sum of simple G-modules with ... More
Convergence of a finite volume scheme for the incompressible fluidsApr 05 2007We consider a finite volume scheme for the two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. We use a triangular mesh. The unknowns for the velocity and pressure are respectively piecewise constant and affine. We use a projection method to deal ... More
The type III manufactoryJan 14 2011Nov 08 2016Using unusual objects in the theory of von Neumann algebra, as the chinese game Go or the Conway game of life (generalized on finitely presented groups), we are able to build, by hands, many type III factors.
Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture in universal classes. Part IIFeb 08 2016Oct 26 2016We prove that a universal class categorical in a high-enough cardinal is categorical on a tail of cardinals. As opposed to other results in the literature, we work in ZFC, do not require the categoricity cardinal to be a successor, do not assume amalgamation, ... More
Anamorphosis in hybrid inflation: How to avoid fine-tuning of initial conditions?Oct 20 2009In order to generate more than 60 e-folds of accelerated expansion in original hybrid inflation, 2-fields trajectories are usually required to be initially fine-tuned in a very narrow band along the inflationary valley or in some isolated points outside ... More
Nearby stars from the LSPM-north Proper Motion Catalog. I. Main Sequence Dwarfs and Giants Within 33 Parsecs of the SunJun 07 2005A list of 4,131 dwarfs, subgiants, and giants located, or suspected to be located, within 33 parsecs of the Sun is presented. All the stars are drawn from the new LSPM-north catalog of 61,976 stars with annual proper motions larger than 0.15''/yr$. Trigonometric ... More
Toward a stability theory of tame abstract elementary classesSep 12 2016Oct 03 2016We initiate a systematic investigation of the abstract elementary classes that have amalgamation, satisfy tameness (a locality property for orbital types), and are stable (in terms of the number of orbital types) in some cardinal. We define a cardinal ... More
An interval map with a spectral gap on Lipschitz functions, but not on bounded variation functionsSep 03 2008We construct a uniformly expanding map of the interval, preserving Lebesgue measure, such that the corresponding transfer operator admits a spectral gap on the space of Lipschitz functions, but does not act continuously on the space of bounded variation ... More
The discovery of superfluidityNov 13 2006Superfluidity is a remarkable manifestation of quantum mechanics at the macroscopic level. This article describes the history of its discovery, which took place at a particularly difficult period of the twentieth century. A special emphasis is given to ... More
Third-order Elsässer moments in axisymmetric MHD turbulenceOct 19 2010Incompressible MHD turbulence is investigated under the presence of a uniform magnetic field $\bb0$. Such a situation is described in the correlation space by a divergence relation which expresses the statistical conservation of the Els\"asser energy ... More
Regularity of coboundaries for non uniformly expanding Markov mapsFeb 22 2005We prove that solutions $u$ of the equation $f=u-u\circ T$ are automatically Holder continuous when $f$ is Holder continuous, and $T$ is non uniformly expanding and Markov. This result applies in particular to Young towers and to intermittent maps.
Building independence relations in abstract elementary classesMar 04 2015Mar 29 2016We study general methods to build forking-like notions in the framework of tame abstract elementary classes (AECs) with amalgamation. We show that whenever such classes are categorical in a high-enough cardinal, they admit a good frame: a forking-like ... More
Preliminary results of charged pions cross-section in proton carbon interaction at 30 GeV measured with the NA61/SHINE detectorMay 20 2010As the intensity of neutrino beams produced at accelerators increases, important systematic errors due to poor knowledge of production cross sections for pions and kaons arise. Among other goals, the NA61/SHINE (SHINE=SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment) ... More
Local limit theorem for nonuniformly partially hyperbolic skew-products, and Farey sequencesMar 22 2007We study skew-products of the form (x,\omega)\mapsto (Tx, \omega+\phi(x)) where T is a nonuniformly expanding map on a space X, preserving a (possibly singular) probability measure \tilde\mu, and \phi:X\to S^1 is a C^1 function. Under mild assumptions ... More
Quadratic centers defining elliptic surfacesApr 16 2007Jan 29 2008Let $X$ be a quadratic vector field with a center whose generic orbits are algebraic curves of genus one. To each $X$ we associate an elliptic surface (a smooth complex compact surface which is a genus one fibration). We give the list of all such vector ... More
Mathematical analysis of a two-dimensional population model of metastatic growth including angiogenesisSep 15 2010Angiogenesis is a key process in the tumoral growth which allows the cancerous tissue to impact on its vasculature in order to improve the nutrient's supply and the metastatic process. In this paper, we introduce a model for the density of metastasis ... More
Spectral triples for finitely presented groups, index 1Nov 19 2010Nov 08 2016Using a Cayley complex (generalizing the Cayley graph) and Clifford algebras, we are able to give, for a large class of finitely presented groups, a uniform construction of spectral triples with $D_{+}$ of index 1.
Quasiminimal abstract elementary classesNov 22 2016Nov 28 2016We propose the notion of a quasiminimal abstract elementary class (AEC). This is an AEC satisfying four semantic conditions: countable Lowenheim-Skolem-Tarski number, existence of a prime model, closure under intersections, and uniqueness of the generic ... More
Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture in universal classes. Part IIFeb 08 2016Sep 06 2016We prove that a universal class categorical in a high-enough cardinal is categorical on a tail of cardinals. As opposed to other results in the literature, we work in ZFC, do not require the categoricity cardinal to be a successor, do not assume amalgamation, ... More
Spectral triples for finitely presented groups, index 1Nov 19 2010May 26 2015Using a Cayley complex (generalizing the Cayley graph) and Clifford algebras, we are able to give, for a large class of finitely presented groups, a uniform construction of spectral triples with $D_{+}$ of index 1.
Higher dimensional Zariski decompositionsApr 29 2002Using currents with minimal singularities, we construct pointwise minimal multiplicities for a real pseudo-effective $(1,1)$-class $\alpha$ on a compact complex $n$-fold $X$, which are the local obstructions to the numerical effectivity of $\alpha$. The ... More
Shelah's eventual categoricity conjecture in universal classes. Part IJun 23 2015Nov 30 2015We prove: $\mathbf{Theorem}$ Let $K$ be a universal class. If $K$ is categorical in cardinals of arbitrarily high cofinality, then $K$ is categorical on a tail of cardinals. The proof stems from ideas of Adi Jarden and Will Boney, and also relies on a ... More
Indiscernible extraction and Morley sequencesMar 23 2014Jun 14 2014We present a new proof of the existence of Morley sequences in simple theories. We avoid using the Erd\H{o}s-Rado theorem and instead use only Ramsey's theorem and compactness. The proof shows that the basic theory of forking in simple theories can be ... More
An analytical comparison of coalescent-based multilocus methods: The three-taxon caseJul 17 2012Incomplete lineage sorting (ILS) is a common source of gene tree incongruence in multilocus analyses. A large number of methods have been developed to infer species trees in the presence of ILS. Here we provide a mathematical analysis of several coalescent-based ... More
Logarithmic fluctuations for the Internal Diffusion Limited AggregationNov 23 2001Feb 02 2005This paper has been withdrawn by the author due to an error in the computation of E(n,x) on page 6 which appears to be essential for the result. The author is currently trying to correct this proof
Multi-height Scattering Phase Shifts From Sunspots And Phase Differences Between Photospheric Heights With SDO/HMI and AIA DataJul 12 2013Following Couvidat (2013), we analyze data from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instruments onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory: Doppler velocity and continuum intensity at 6173 A as well as intensity ... More
Downward categoricity from a successor inside a good frameOct 13 2015Oct 03 2016We use orthogonality calculus to prove a downward transfer from categoricity in a successor in abstract elementary classes (AECs) that have a good frame (a forking-like notion for types of singletons) on an interval of cardinals: $\mathbf{Theorem}$ Let ... More
Quasiminimal abstract elementary classesNov 22 2016We propose the notion of a quasiminimal abstract elementary class (AEC). This is an AEC satisfying four semantic conditions: countable L\"owenheim-Skolem-Tarski number, existence of a prime model, closure under intersections, and uniqueness of nonalgebraic ... More
Ore's theorem for cyclic subfactor planar algebras and applicationsMay 25 2015Jul 03 2016This paper introduces the cyclic subfactors, generalizing the cyclic groups as the subfactors generalize the groups, and generalizing the natural numbers as the maximal subfactors generalize the prime numbers. On one hand, a theorem of O. Ore states that ... More
An introduction to inflation after Planck: from theory to observationsJan 02 2015These lecture notes have been written for a short introductory course on the status of inflation after Planck and BICEP2, given at the Xth Modave School of Mathematical Physics. The first objective is to give an overview of the theory of inflation: motivations, ... More
Hybrid inflation along waterfall trajectoriesJun 23 2010Feb 28 2011We identify a new inflationary regime for which more than 60 e-folds are generated classically during the waterfall phase occuring after the usual hybrid inflation. By performing a bayesian Monte-Carlo-Markov-Chain analysis, this scenario is shown to ... More
Chiral symmetry and spectrum of Euclidean Dirac operatorNov 09 1999After recalling some connections between the Spontaneous Breakdown of Chiral Symmetry (SBChS) and the spectrum of the Dirac operator for Euclidean QCD on a torus, we use this tool to reconsider two related issues : the Zweig rule violation in the scalar ... More
Getting DNA twist rigidity from single molecule experimentsFeb 17 2004We use an elastic rod model with contact to study the extension versus rotation diagrams of single supercoiled DNA molecules. We reproduce quantitatively the supercoiling response of overtwisted DNA and, using experimental data, we get an estimation of ... More
Statistical properties of a skew product with a curve of neutral pointsNov 12 2003We study a skew product with a curve of neutral points. We show that there exists a unique absolutely continuous invariant probability measure, and that the Birkhoff averages of a sufficiently smooth observable converge to a normal law or a stable law, ... More
Central limit theorem and stable laws for intermittent mapsNov 06 2002Dec 06 2002In the setting of abstract Markov maps, we prove results concerning the convergence of renormalized Birkhoff sums to normal laws or stable laws. They apply to one-dimensional maps with a neutral fixed point at 0 of the form $x+x^{1+\alpha}$, for $\alpha\in ... More
Berry-Esseen theorem and local limit theorem for non uniformly expanding mapsOct 24 2003Dec 13 2004We prove that, in Young towers with sufficiently small tails, the speed in the central limit theorem is O(1/\sqrt{n}), and the local limit theorem holds. This implies the same results for many non uniformly expanding dynamical systems, namely those for ... More
Stability of a colocated finite volume scheme for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equationsApr 05 2007We introduce a finite volume scheme for the two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. We use a triangular mesh. The unknowns for the velocity and pressure are both piecewise constant (colocated scheme). We use a projection (fractional-step) ... More
Stability of a finite volume scheme for the incompressible fluidsApr 05 2007Nov 20 2007We introduce a finite volume scheme for the two-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. We use a triangular mesh. The unknowns for the velocity and pressure are respectively piecewise constant and affine. We use a projection method to deal ... More
New High Proper Motion Stars from the Digitized Sky Survey. IV. Completion of the Southern Survey and 170 Additional Stars with pm>0.45 arcsec/yrMar 28 2008May 30 2008Completion of the SUPERBLINK proper motion survey in the southern celestial hemisphere has turned up 170 new stars with proper motion 0.45 arcsec/yr < pm < 2.0 arcsec/yr. This fourth and final installment completes the all-sky, data-mining of the Digitized ... More
The type III manufactoryJan 14 2011May 26 2015Using unusual objects in the theory of von Neumann algebra, as the chinese game Go or the Conway game of life (generalized on finitely presented groups), we are able to build, by hands, many type III factors.
A Borel-Cantelli lemma for intermittent interval mapsMar 09 2007We consider intermittent maps T of the interval, with an absolutely continuous invariant probability measure \mu. Kim showed that there exists a sequence of intervals A_n such that \sum \mu(A_n)=\infty, but \{A_n\} does not satisfy the dynamical Borel-Cantelli ... More
A numerical lower bound for the spectral radius of random walks on surface groupsOct 16 2013Jun 06 2014Estimating numerically the spectral radius of a random walk on a nonamenable graph is complicated, since the cardinality of balls grows exponentially fast with the radius. We propose an algorithm to get a bound from below for this spectral radius in Cayley ... More
Spectral triples for finitely generated groups, index 0Oct 25 2010May 26 2015Using Cayley graphs and Clifford algebras, we are able to give, for every finitely generated groups, a uniform construction of spectral triples with a generically non-trivial phase for the Dirac operator. Unfortunatly $D_{+}$ is index $0$, but we are ... More
Characters of the irreducible representations with fundamental highest weight for the symplectic group in characteristic pDec 14 2005Let K be an algebraically closed field of characteristic p>0 and let Sp(2m) be the symplectic group of rank m over K. The main theorem of this article gives the character of the rational simple Sp(2m)-modules with fundamental highest weight as an explicit ... More
Phase Transition in Distance-Based Phylogeny ReconstructionAug 29 2011We introduce a new distance-based phylogeny reconstruction technique which provably achieves, at sufficiently short branch lengths, a logarithmic sequence-length requirement---improving significantly over previous polynomial bounds for distance-based ... More
Sequence-Length Requirement of Distance-Based Phylogeny Reconstruction: Breaking the Polynomial BarrierAug 14 2009We introduce a new distance-based phylogeny reconstruction technique which provably achieves, at sufficiently short branch lengths, a polylogarithmic sequence-length requirement -- improving significantly over previous polynomial bounds for distance-based ... More
Forking and superstability in tame AECsMay 29 2014Jun 30 2015We prove that any tame abstract elementary class categorical in a suitable cardinal has an eventually global good frame: a forking-like notion defined on all types of single elements. This gives the first known general construction of a good frame in ... More
Saturation and solvability in abstract elementary classes with amalgamationApr 26 2016May 11 2016$\mathbf{Theorem.}$ Let $K$ be an abstract elementary class (AEC) with amalgamation and no maximal models. Let $\lambda > \text{LS} (K)$. If $K$ is categorical in $\lambda$, then the model of cardinality $\lambda$ is Galois-saturated. This answers a question ... More
Decay of correlations for nonuniformly expanding systemsJan 15 2004Dec 13 2004We estimate the speed of decay of correlations for general nonuniformly expanding dynamical systems, using estimates on the time the system takes to become really expanding. Our method can deal with fast decays, such as exponential or stretched exponential. ... More
Oscillation Power in Sunspots and Quiet Sun from Hankel Analysis Performed on SDO/HMI and SDO/AIA DataSep 07 2012The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instruments onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite produce Doppler velocity and continuum intensity at 6173 A as well as intensity maps at 1600 A and 1700 ... More
Mechanical behavior of steels: from fundamental mechanisms to macroscopic deformationJan 08 2014My scientific activities aim at understand and predict the mechanical behaviour of steels, from fundamental mechanisms to macroscopic deformation. This manuscript is dedicated to the TWIP effect (TWinning Induced Plasticity) of high manganese austenitic ... More
Physical collisions of moonlets and clumps with the Saturn's F-ring coreJan 05 2009Since 2004, observations of Saturn's F ring have revealed that the ring's core is surrounded by structures with radial scales of hundreds of kilometers, called "spirals" and "jets". Gravitational scattering by nearby moons was suggested as a potential ... More
Mathematical and numerical analysis of a model for anti-angiogenic therapy in metastatic cancersSep 16 2010We introduce and analyze a phenomenological model for anti-angiogenic therapy in the treatment of metastatic cancers. It is a structured transport equation with a nonlocal boundary condition describing the evolution of the density of metastasis that we ... More
Dual Ore's theorem for distributive intervals of small indexOct 24 2016This paper proves a dual version of a theorem of Oystein Ore for every distributive interval of finite groups [H,G] of index |G:H|<9720, and for every boolean interval of rank <7. It has applications to representation theory for every finite group.
Spectral triples for finitely generated groups, index 0Oct 25 2010Nov 08 2016Using Cayley graphs and Clifford algebras, we are able to give, for every finitely generated groups, a uniform construction of spectral triples with a generically non-trivial phase for the Dirac operator. Unfortunatly $D_{+}$ is index $0$, but we are ... More
Toward a stability theory of tame abstract elementary classesSep 12 2016Oct 26 2016We initiate a systematic investigation of the abstract elementary classes that have amalgamation, satisfy tameness (a locality property for orbital types), and are stable (in terms of the number of orbital types) in some cardinal. We define a cardinal ... More
Avoiding the blue spectrum and the fine-tuning of initial conditions in hybrid inflationSep 25 2008Apr 20 2009Hybrid inflation faces two well-known problems: the blue spectrum of the non-supersymmetric version of the model and the fine-tuning of the initial conditions of the fields leading to sufficient inflation to account for the standard cosmological problems. ... More
The Taiwan Extragalactic Astronomical Data Center (TWEA-DC)Nov 26 2011The next generation of telescopes and instruments are facilitating our understanding of the Universe by producing data at a pace that beats all projections, and astronomers today are left in the face of an avalanche of data like never before. In order ... More
A scientometric study of General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology from 2000 to 2012Feb 11 2015Sep 10 20152015 is the centennial of Einstein General Relativity. On this occasion, we examine the General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (GRQC) field of research by analysing 38291 papers uploaded on the electronic archives arXiv.org from 2000 to 2012. We establish ... More
Alignment-free phylogenetic reconstruction: Sample complexity via a branching process analysisSep 23 2011Feb 22 2013We present an efficient phylogenetic reconstruction algorithm allowing insertions and deletions which provably achieves a sequence-length requirement (or sample complexity) growing polynomially in the number of taxa. Our algorithm is distance-based, that ... More
Slow Emergence of Cooperation for Win-Stay Lose-Shift on TreesSep 23 2005We consider a group of agents on a graph who repeatedly play the prisoner's dilemma game against their neighbors. The players adapt their actions to the past behavior of their opponents by applying the win-stay lose-shift strategy. On a finite connected ... More
A survey on tame abstract elementary classesNov 30 2015Jul 23 2016Tame abstract elementary classes are a broad nonelementary framework for model theory that encompasses several examples of interest. In recent years, progress toward developing a classification theory for them have been made. Abstract independence relations ... More
A reciprocal theorem for boundary-driven channel flowsOct 27 2015In a variety of physical situations, a bulk viscous flow is induced by a distribution of surface velocities, for example in diffusiophoresis (as a result of chemical gradients) and above carpets of cilia (as a result of biological activity). When such ... More
On the detectability of a predicted mesolensing event associated with the high proper motion star VB 10Nov 24 2011Apr 03 2012Extrapolation of the astrometric motion of the nearby low-mass star VB 10 indicates that sometime in late December 2011 or during the first 2-3 months of 2012, the star will make a close approach to a background point source. Based on astrometric uncertainties, ... More
An astronomical survey conducted in BelgiumAug 19 2013This article presents the results of the first survey conducted in Belgium about the interest and knowledge in astronomy. Two samples were studied, the public at large (667 questionnaires) and students (2589 questionnaires), but the results are generally ... More
Jump-Diffusion Risk-Sensitive Asset Management I: Diffusion Factor ModelJan 08 2010Nov 13 2010This paper considers a portfolio optimization problem in which asset prices are represented by SDEs driven by Brownian motion and a Poisson random measure, with drifts that are functions of an auxiliary diffusion factor process. The criterion, following ... More
Drastic changes in the molecular absorption at redshift z=0.89 toward the quasar PKS 1830-211Oct 02 2008A 12 year-long monitoring of the absorption caused by a z=0.89 spiral galaxy on the line of sight to the radio-loud gravitationally lensed quasar PKS 1830-211 reveals spectacular changes in the HCO+ and HCN (2-1) line profiles. The depth of the absorption ... More
A new model for self-organized dynamics and its flocking behaviorFeb 28 2011Jul 25 2011We introduce a model for self-organized dynamics which, we argue, addresses several drawbacks of the celebrated Cucker-Smale (C-S) model. The proposed model does not only take into account the distance between agents, but instead, the influence between ... More
Maximum Tolerated Dose Versus Metronomic Scheduling in the Treatment of Metastatic CancersJun 20 2013Although optimal control theory has been used for the theoretical study of anti-cancerous drugs scheduling optimization, with the aim of reducing the primary tumor volume, the effect on metastases is often ignored. Here, we use a previously published ... More
Controllability of complex networks using perturbation theory of extreme singular valuesJan 22 2016Pinning control on complex dynamical networks has emerged as a very important topic in recent trends of control theory due to the extensive study of collective coupled behaviors and their role in physics, engineering and biology. In practice, real-world ... More
On the generic uniform uniqueness of the LASSO estimatorMay 07 2011Mar 01 2016The LASSO is a variable subset selection procedure in statistical linear regression based on $\ell_1$ penalization of the least-squares operator. Uniqueness of the LASSO is an important issue, especially for the study of the LASSO path. The goal of the ... More
Correlation kinetic energy of many-electron systems: a modified Colle-Salvetti approachJul 18 2002Jun 15 2006The Colle and Salvetti approach [Theoret. Chim. Acta, 37, 329 (1975)] to the calculation of the correlation energy of a system is modified in order to explicitly include into the theory the kinetic contribution to the correlation energy. This is achieved ... More
On boolean intervals of finite groupsApr 22 2016Sep 13 2016We prove a dual version of a theorem of Oystein Ore, for any boolean interval of finite groups $[H,G]$ with a nonzero dual Euler totient $\hat{\varphi}$ (and we extend to boolean subfactor planar algebras in Appendix). For any boolean group-complemented ... More
Phase transition in the sample complexity of likelihood-based phylogeny inferenceAug 08 2015Reconstructing evolutionary trees from molecular sequence data is a fundamental problem in computational biology. Stochastic models of sequence evolution are closely related to spin systems that have been extensively studied in statistical physics and ... More
Phylogenetic mixtures: Concentration of measure in the large-tree limitAug 15 2011Nov 29 2012The reconstruction of phylogenies from DNA or protein sequences is a major task of computational evolutionary biology. Common phenomena, notably variations in mutation rates across genomes and incongruences between gene lineage histories, often make it ... More
Reconstruction on Trees: Exponential Moment Bounds for Linear EstimatorsAug 14 2009Consider a Markov chain $(\xi_v)_{v \in V} \in [k]^V$ on the infinite $b$-ary tree $T = (V,E)$ with irreducible edge transition matrix $M$, where $b \geq 2$, $k \geq 2$ and $[k] = \{1,...,k\}$. We denote by $L_n$ the level-$n$ vertices of $T$. Assume ... More
New Distant Companions to Known Nearby Stars. II. Faint companions of Hipparcos stars and the frequency of wide binary systemsOct 19 2006Jan 17 2007We perform a search for faint, common proper motion companions of Hipparcos stars using the recently published LSPM-north catalog of stars with proper motion mu>0.15 arcsec/yr. Our survey uncovers a total of 521 systems with angular separations 3 arcsec ... More
Tameness and frames revisitedJun 23 2014Feb 03 2016We study the problem of extending an abstract independence notion for types of singletons (what Shelah calls a good frame) to longer types. Working in the framework of tame abstract elementary classes, we show that good frames can always be extended to ... More
Phoretic self-propulsion at large Peclet numbersMar 02 2015We analyse the self-diffusiophoresis of a spherical particle animated by a nonuniform chemical reaction at its boundary. We consider two models of solute absorption, one with a specified distribution of interfacial solute flux, and one where this flux ... More
Energy harvesting efficiency of piezoelectric flags in axial flowsOct 08 2012Self-sustained oscillations resulting from fluid-solid instabilities, such as the flutter of a flexible flag in axial flow, can be used to harvest energy if one is able to convert the solid energy into electricity. Here, this is achieved using piezoelectric ... More