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Multi-jet merging in a variable flavor number schemeApr 20 2019We propose a novel technique for the combination of multi-jet merged simulations in the five-flavor scheme with calculations for the production of b-quark associated final states in the four-flavor scheme. We show the equivalence of our algorithm to the ... More

Variance estimation for Brier Score decompositionMar 25 2013Jul 18 2013The Brier Score is a widely-used criterion to assess the quality of probabilistic predictions of binary events. The expectation value of the Brier Score can be decomposed into the sum of three components called reliability, resolution, and uncertainty ... More

Hard photon production and matrix-element parton-shower mergingDec 17 2009Mar 05 2010We present a Monte-Carlo approach to prompt-photon production, where photons and QCD partons are treated democratically. The photon fragmentation function is modelled by an interleaved QCD+QED parton shower. This known technique is improved by including ... More

Resonance-aware subtraction in the dipole methodJul 11 2018Aug 06 2018We present a technique for infrared subtraction in next-to-leading order QCD calculations that preserves the virtuality of resonant propagators. The approach is based on the pseudo-dipole subtraction method first proposed by Catani and Seymour in the ... More

Event Generation with Sherpa 2.2May 22 2019Sherpa is a general-purpose Monte Carlo event generator for the simulation of particle collisions in high-energy collider experiments. We summarize essential features and improvements of the Sherpa 2.2 release series, which is heavily used for event generation ... More

Parameter uncertainty in forecast recalibrationSep 23 2015Nov 23 2015Ensemble forecasts of weather and climate are subject to systematic biases in the ensemble mean and variance, leading to inaccurate estimates of the forecast mean and variance. To address these biases, ensemble forecasts are post-processed using statistical ... More

Resonance-aware subtraction in the dipole methodJul 11 2018Apr 24 2019We present a technique for infrared subtraction in next-to-leading order QCD calculations that preserves the virtuality of resonant propagators. The approach is based on the pseudo-dipole subtraction method proposed by Catani and Seymour in the context ... More

Skill of data based predictions versus dynamical models -- case study on extreme temperature anomaliesDec 16 2013We compare probabilistic predictions of extreme temperature anomalies issued by two different forecast schemes. One is a dynamical physical weather model, the other a simple data model. We recall the concept of skill scores in order to assess the performance ... More

Next-to-leading order QCD predictions for top-quark pair production with up to three jetsJul 23 2016We present theoretical predictions for the production of top-quark pairs with up to three jets at the next-to leading order in perturbative QCD. The relevant calculations are performed with Sherpa and OpenLoops. To address the issue of scale choices and ... More

Automating the POWHEG method in SherpaAug 31 2010May 15 2011A new implementation of the POWHEG method into the Monte-Carlo event generator Sherpa is presented, focusing on processes with a simple colour structure. Results for a variety of processes, namely e+e- to hadrons, deep-inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering, ... More

Evaluating ensemble forecasts by the Ignorance score -- Correcting the finite-ensemble biasOct 30 2014Apr 08 2015This study considers the application of the Ignorance Score (also known as the Logarithmic Score) in the context of ensemble verification. In particular, we consider the case where an ensemble forecast is transformed to a Normal forecast distribution, ... More

QCD matrix elements and truncated showersMar 06 2009May 13 2009We derive an improved prescription for the merging of matrix elements with parton showers, extending the CKKW approach. A flavour-dependent phase space separation criterion is proposed. We show that this new method preserves the logarithmic accuracy of ... More

NLO matrix elements and truncated showersSep 06 2010Aug 25 2011In this publication, an algorithm is presented that combines the ME+PS approach to merge sequences of tree-level matrix elements into inclusive event samples with the POWHEG method, which combines exact next-to-leading order matrix element results with ... More

A critical appraisal of NLO+PS matching methodsNov 04 2011Sep 24 2012In this publication, uncertainties in and differences between the MC@NLO and POWHEG methods for matching next-to-leading order QCD calculations with parton showers are discussed. Implementations of both algorithms within the event generator Sherpa and ... More

QCD matrix elements + parton showers: The NLO caseJul 20 2012We present a process-independent technique to consistently combine next-to-leading order parton-level calculations of varying jet multiplicity and parton showers. Double counting is avoided by means of a modified truncated shower scheme. This method preserves ... More

W+n-jet predictions at NLO matched with a parton showerJun 21 2012The MC@NLO method as implemented in the Sherpa MC generator is presented using the production of W-bosons in conjunction with up to three jets as an example. Corresponding results computed at next-to leading order in QCD and including parton shower corrections ... More

Beyond Standard Model calculations with SherpaDec 19 2014Jun 18 2015We present a fully automated framework as part of the Sherpa event generator for the computation of tree-level cross sections in beyond Standard Model scenarios, making use of model information given in the Universal FeynRules Output format. Elementary ... More

W+n-jet predictions at the Large Hadron Collider at next-to-leading order matched with a parton showerJan 27 2012Feb 13 2013For the first time, differential cross sections for the production of W-bosons in conjunction with up to three jets, computed at next-to leading order in QCD and including parton shower corrections, are presented and compared to recent experimental data ... More

NLO QCD matrix elements + parton showers in e+e- -> hadronsJul 20 2012Feb 13 2013We present a new approach to combine multiple NLO parton-level calculations matched to parton showers into a single inclusive event sample. The method provides a description of hard multi-jet configurations at next-to leading order in the perturbative ... More

Merging of matrix elements and parton showers at NLO accuracyNov 14 2013The merging of matrix elements and parton showers is an established calculational tool for the description of multi-jet final states at hadron colliders. These methods have recently been promoted to next-to-leading order accuracy in the description of ... More

Systematic uncertainties in NLOPS matchingDec 03 2012The MC@NLO and MEPS@NLO methods, as implemented in the Monte-Carlo event generator framework Sherpa, are used to estimate the perturbative and non-perturbative uncertainties in various processes such as dijet production and the production of a W boson ... More

Multi-jet merging with NLO matrix elementsNov 30 2010In the algorithm presented here, the ME+PS approach to merge samples of tree-level matrix elements into inclusive event samples is combined with the POWHEG method, which includes exact next-to-leading order matrix elements in the parton shower. The advantages ... More

Next-to-leading order matrix elements and truncated showersSep 08 2010An algorithm is presented that combines the ME+PS approach to merge sequences of tree-level matrix elements into inclusive event samples with the POWHEG method, which combines exact next-to-leading order matrix elements with parton showers. The quality ... More

Approximate Bayesian inference for spatial flood frequency analysisJul 10 2019Extreme floods cause casualties, widespread property damage, and damage to vital civil infrastructure. Predictions of extreme floods within gauged and ungauged catchments is crucial to mitigate these disasters. A Bayesian framework is proposed for predicting ... More

Next-to-leading order QCD predictions for top-quark pair production with up to two jets merged with a parton showerFeb 25 2014Jun 25 2015We present differential cross sections for the production of top-quark pairs in conjunction with up to two jets, computed at next-to leading order in perturbative QCD and consistently merged with a parton shower in the Sherpa+OpenLoops framework. Top ... More

Precise Higgs-background predictions: merging NLO QCD and squared quark-loop corrections to four-lepton + 0,1 jet productionSep 02 2013Jan 25 2014We present precise predictions for four-lepton plus jets production at the LHC obtained within the fully automated Sherpa+OpenLoops framework. Off-shell intermediate vector bosons and related interferences are consistently included using the complex-mass ... More

A Bayesian framework for verification and recalibration of ensemble forecasts: How uncertain is NAO predictability?Apr 08 2015Sep 22 2015Predictability estimates of ensemble prediction systems are uncertain due to limited numbers of past forecasts and observations. To account for such uncertainty, this paper proposes a Bayesian inferential framework that provides a simple 6-parameter representation ... More

Systematic improvement of QCD parton showersApr 25 2012In this contribution, we will give a brief overview of the progress that has been achieved in the field of combining matrix elements and parton showers. We exemplify this by focusing on the case of electron--positron collisions and by reporting on recent ... More

New trends in modern event generatorsMay 31 2007Some features of modern simulation tools for high-energy physics are reviewed.

A practical guide to event generation for prompt photon productionNov 22 2016The production of prompt photons is one of the most relevant scattering processes studied at hadron-hadron colliders in recent years. This article will give an overview of the different approaches used to simulate prompt photon production in the Sherpa ... More

Coarsening Dynamics of Crystalline Thin FilmsAug 12 1998The formation of pyramid-like structures in thin-film growth on substrates with a quadratic symmetry, e.g., {001} surfaces, is shown to exhibit anisotropic scaling as there exist two length scales with different time dependences. Analytical and numerical ... More

Alternative links, homogeneous links, and graphsOct 25 2014In this paper we review the definitions of homogeneous and alternative links. We also give two new characterizations of an alternative link diagram, one within the context of the enhanced checkerboard graph and another from the labeled Seifert graph.

Proximity inductive dimension and Brouwer dimension agree on compact Hausdorff spacesMar 04 2019In this paper we show that the proximity inductive dimension defined by Isbell agrees with the Brouwer dimension originally described by Brouwer on the class of compact Hausdorff spaces. Consequently, Fedorchuk's example of a compact Hausdorff space whose ... More

Normality conditions of structures in coarse geometry and an alternative description of coarse proximitiesJul 02 2018Dec 23 2018We introduce an alternative description of coarse proximities. We define a coarse normality condition for connected coarse spaces and show that this definition agrees with large scale normality defined in [3] and asymptotic normality defined in [7]. We ... More

NLO QCD predictions for $Z+γ$ + jets production with SherpaAug 21 2017We present precise predictions for prompt photon production in association with a $Z$ boson and jets. They are obtained within the Sherpa framework as a consistently merged inclusive sample. Leptonic decays of the $Z$ boson are fully included in the calculation ... More

The $^{26}$Al Gamma-ray Line from Massive-Star RegionsSep 28 2016The measurement of gamma rays from the diffuse afterglow of radioactivity originating in massive-star nucleosynthesis is considered a laboratory for testing models, when specific stellar groups are investigated, at known distance and with well-constrained ... More

Some counterexamples in abstract coarse geometryApr 25 2019We construct an example of a coarse proximity space that is not induced by any coarse structure. We then show how to "stitch" two coarse proximity spaces with homeomorphic boundaries into one coarse proximity space. Finally, we construct a coarse proximity ... More

Boundaries of coarse proximity spaces and boundaries of compactificationsDec 24 2018Feb 28 2019In this paper, we introduce the boundary $\mathcal{U}X$ of a coarse proximity space $(X,\mathcal{B},{\bf b}).$ This boundary is a subset of the boundary of a certain Smirnov compactification. We show that $\mathcal{U}X$ is compact and Hausdorff and that ... More

Coarse Proximity and Proximity at InfinityApr 26 2018Dec 23 2018We define coarse proximity structures, which are an analog of small-scale proximity spaces in the large-scale context. We show that metric spaces induce coarse proximity structures, and we construct a natural small-scale proximity structure, called the ... More

Early 56Ni decay γ-rays from SN2014J suggest an unusual explosionJul 11 2014Jul 21 2014Type-Ia supernovae result from binary systems that include a carbon-oxygen white dwarf, and these thermonuclear explosions typically produce 0.5 M_solar of radioactive 56Ni. The 56Ni is commonly believed to be buried deeply in the expanding supernova ... More

Rivet user manualMar 02 2010Feb 28 2013This is the manual and user guide for the Rivet system for the validation and tuning of Monte Carlo event generators for high energy physics. As well as the core Rivet library, this manual describes the usage of the rivet program and the AGILe generator ... More

Gamma-ray lines from SN2014JJan 22 2015On 21 January 2014, SN2014J was discovered in M82 and found to be the closest type Ia supernova (SN Ia) in the last four decades. INTEGRAL observed SN2014J from the end of January until late June for a total exposure time of about 7 Ms. SNe Ia light curves ... More

Boundaries of coarse proximity spaces and boundaries of compactificationsDec 24 2018In this paper, we introduce the boundary $\mathcal{U}X$ of a coarse proximity space $(X,\mathcal{B},{\bf b}).$ This boundary is a subset of the boundary of a certain Smirnov compactification. We show that $\mathcal{U}X$ is compact and Hausdorff and that ... More

Normality conditions of structures in coarse geometry and an alternative description of coarse proximitiesJul 02 2018Feb 28 2019We introduce an alternative description of coarse proximities. We define a coarse normality condition for connected coarse spaces and show that this definition agrees with large scale normality defined in [3] and asymptotic normality defined in [7]. We ... More

The H-Covariant Strong Picard GroupoidSep 08 2004Apr 25 2005The notion of H-covariant strong Morita equivalence is introduced for *-algebras over C = R(i) with an ordered ring R which are equipped with a *-action of a Hopf *-algebra H. This defines a corresponding H-covariant strong Picard groupoid which encodes ... More

A shortcut to (sun)flowers: Kernels in logarithmic space or linear timeApr 30 2015We investigate whether kernelization results can be obtained if we restrict kernelization algorithms to run in logarithmic space. This restriction for kernelization is motivated by the question of what results are attainable for preprocessing via simple ... More

Reliability of regulatory networks and its evolutionMay 27 2008The problem of reliability of the dynamics in biological regulatory networks is studied in the framework of a generalized Boolean network model with continuous timing and noise. Using well-known artificial genetic networks such as the repressilator, we ... More

Reliability of genetic networks is evolvableJul 10 2007Control of the living cell functions with remarkable reliability despite the stochastic nature of the underlying molecular networks -- a property presumably optimized by biological evolution. We here ask to what extent the property of a stochastic dynamical ... More

On Semigroups of Two-Dimensional Upper-Triangular Integer MatricesMay 13 2019We analyze algorithmic problems in finitely generated semigroups of two-dimensional upper-triangular integer matrices. These semigroup problems are tightly connected with problems about compositions of affine functions over one variable. Building on a ... More

Weak Limit of the 3-State Quantum Walk on the LineApr 04 2014May 21 2014We revisit the one dimensional discrete time quantum walk with 3 states and the Grover coin. We derive analytic expressions for observed the localization, an long time approximation for the probability density function (PDF). We also connect the time ... More

Streaming KernelizationMay 06 2014Kernelization is a formalization of preprocessing for combinatorially hard problems. We modify the standard definition for kernelization, which allows any polynomial-time algorithm for the preprocessing, by requiring instead that the preprocessing runs ... More

On the commutability of homogenization and linearization in finite elasticityNov 16 2010May 16 2011We study non-convex elastic energy functionals associated to (spatially) periodic, frame indifferent energy densities with a single non-degenerate energy well at SO(n). Under the assumption that the energy density admits a quadratic Taylor expansion at ... More

Finite-Size Corrections for Ground States of Edwards-Anderson Spin GlassesOct 28 2011May 30 2012Extensive computations of ground state energies of the Edwards-Anderson spin glass on bond-diluted, hypercubic lattices are conducted in dimensions d=3,..,7. Results are presented for bond-densities exactly at the percolation threshold, p=p_c, and deep ... More

Superstability of the yeast cell cycle dynamics: Ensuring causality in the presence of biochemical stochasticityMay 05 2006Gene regulatory dynamics is governed by molecular processes and therefore exhibits an inherent stochasticity. However, for the survival of an organism it is a strict necessity that this intrinsic noise does not prevent robust functioning of the system. ... More

The midpoint between dipole and parton showersJun 16 2015Sep 19 2015We present a new parton-shower algorithm. Borrowing from the basic ideas of dipole cascades, the evolution variable is judiciously chosen as the transverse momentum in the soft limit. This leads to a very simple analytic structure of the evolution. A ... More

Interactive Natural Language Acquisition in a Multi-modal Recurrent Neural ArchitectureMar 24 2017Feb 07 2018For the complex human brain that enables us to communicate in natural language, we gathered good understandings of principles underlying language acquisition and processing, knowledge about socio-cultural conditions, and insights about activity patterns ... More

Stochastic mortality models: An infinite dimensional approachJul 11 2019Demographic projections of future mortality rates involve a high level of uncertainty and require stochastic mortality models. The current paper investigates forward mortality models driven by a (possibly infinite dimensional) Wiener process and a compensated ... More

Constraints on positron annihilation kinematics in the inner GalaxyJun 02 2019The annihilation of cosmic positrons ($e^+$) with electrons in the interstellar medium (ISM) results in the strongest persistent gamma-ray line signal in the sky. For 50 years, this 511 keV emission has puzzled observers and theoreticians. A key issue ... More

QCD Aspects of the NuTeV AnomalyMay 23 2004The weak mixing angle measured in neutrino scattering differs from the world average of other measurements by about 3 sigma. I discuss QCD corrections of perturbative and nonperturbative (parton structure) origin to the underlying neutrino observables. ... More

Fragmentation of PartonsOct 15 2004The concept of parton fragmentation in QCD hard scattering phenomenology as well as NLO pQCD analysis of fragmentation functions are outlined. Hadroproduction of pions of a few GeV pT is discussed through the example of recent measurements at \sqrt{S_{RHIC}}=200 ... More

Data Unfolding Methods in High Energy PhysicsNov 07 2016Nov 30 2016A selection of unfolding methods commonly used in High Energy Physics is compared. The methods discussed here are: bin-by-bin correction factors, matrix inversion, template fit, Tikhonov regularisation and two examples of iterative methods. Two procedures ... More

Theory of optimal transport for Lorentzian cost functionsJan 18 2016The optimal transport problem is studied in the context of Lorentz-Finsler geometry. For globally hyperbolic Lorentz-Finsler spacetimes the first Kantorovich problem and the Monge problem are solved. Further the intermediate regularity of the transport ... More

On Game-Theoretic Risk Management (Part Two) - Algorithms to Compute Nash-Equilibria in Games with Distributions as PayoffsNov 27 2015The game-theoretic risk management framework put forth in the precursor work "Towards a Theory of Games with Payoffs that are Probability-Distributions" (arXiv:1506.07368 [q-fin.EC]) is herein extended by algorithmic details on how to compute equilibria ... More

Tales of 1001 GluonsOct 17 2016These lectures are centred around tree-level scattering amplitudes in pure Yang-Mills theories, the most prominent example is given by the tree-level gluon amplitudes of QCD. I will discuss several ways of computing these amplitudes, illustrating in this ... More

A Short Note on Polynomial AutomorphismsOct 25 2016In this paper, we construct explicitely polynomial automorphisms of affine n-space for certain n. More precisely, we construct algebraic subgroups of the general polynomial group GA_n(k) where k is an arbitrary base ring of characteristic zero.

HS06 Benchmark for an ARM ServerNov 15 2013We benchmarked an ARM cortex-A9 based server system with a four-core CPU running at 1.1 GHz. The system used Ubuntu 12.04 as operating system and the HEPSPEC 2006 (HS06) benchmarking suite was compiled natively with gcc-4.4 on the system. The benchmark ... More

Power Corrections in Electron-Positron Annihilation: Experimental ReviewJun 20 2006Experimental studies of power corrections with e+e- data are reviewed. An overview of the available data for jet and event shape observables is given and recent analyses based on the Dokshitzer-Marchesini-Webber (DMW) model of power corrections are summarised. ... More

Spin Path Integrals, Berry phase, and the Quantum Phase Transition in the sub-Ohmic Spin-boson ModelJul 26 2010The quantum critical properties of the sub-Ohmic spin-1/2 spin-boson model and of the Bose-Fermi Kondo model have recently been discussed controversially. The role of the Berry phase in the breakdown of the quantum-to-classical mapping of quantum criticality ... More

A Rigidity Phenomenon for the Hardy-Littlewood Maximal FunctionOct 02 2014Nov 13 2015The Hardy-Littlewood maximal function $\mathcal{M}$ and the trigonometric function $\sin{x}$ are two central objects in harmonic analysis. We prove that $\mathcal{M}$ characterizes $\sin{x}$ in the following way: let $f \in C^{\alpha}(\mathbb{R}, \mathbb{R})$ ... More

A geometric uncertainty principle with an application to Pleijel's estimateJun 13 2013Nov 04 2013Consider partitions of an open, bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Then an average element of the partition has either its Fraenkel asymmetry or its deviation from the smallest element in the partition bounded away from 0 by a universal constant. As an ... More

Period -- mass-loss rate relation of Miras with and without technetiumNov 05 2014We present the discovery that Mira variables separate in two distinct sequences in a near- to mid-IR color versus pulsation period diagram, if a distinction is made with respect to the presence of technetium (Tc) in the stars. Tc is an indicator of recent ... More

Period -- mass-loss rate relation of Miras with and without technetiumJun 23 2013Aims: We report the discovery that Mira variables with and without absorption lines of the element technetium (Tc) occupy two different regions in a diagram of near- to mid-infrared colour versus pulsation period. Tc is an indicator of a recent or ongoing ... More

Dynamical properties of a randomly diluted neural network with variable activityMar 08 1999The subject of study is a neural network with binary neurons, randomly diluted synapses and variable pattern activity. We look at the system with parallel updating using a probabilistic approach to solve the one step dynamics with one condensed pattern. ... More

The coherent states: old geometrical methods in new quantum clothesAug 02 1994A geometric characterization of transition amplitudes between coherent states, or equivalently, of the hermitian scalar product of holomorphic cross sections in the associated D - M tilda - module, in terms of the embedding of the cohe- rent state manifold ... More

Phase Diagram of Interacting Bosons on the Honeycomb LatticeJan 15 2007We study the ground state properties of repulsively interacting bosons on the honeycomb lattice using large-scale quantum Monte Carlo simulations. In the hard-core limit the half-filled system develops long ranged diagonal order for sufficiently strong ... More

Periods and Hodge structures in perturbative quantum field theoryFeb 04 2013Jul 06 2013There is a fruitful interplay between algebraic geometry on the one side and perturbative quantum field theory on the other side. I review the main relevant mathematical concepts of periods, Hodge structures and Picard-Fuchs equations and discuss the ... More

Feynman GraphsJan 29 2013In these lectures I discuss Feynman graphs and the associated Feynman integrals. Of particular interest are the classes functions, which appear in the evaluation of Feynman integrals. The most prominent class of functions is given by multiple polylogarithms. ... More

Introduction to Feynman IntegralsMay 11 2010In these lectures I will give an introduction to Feynman integrals. In the first part of the course I review the basics of the perturbative expansion in quantum field theories. In the second part of the course I will discuss more advanced topics: Mathematical ... More

Status of NNLO 3-jet calculationsAug 25 2004The process e+ e- -> 3 jets offers the opportunity to measure the strong coupling constant. For an accurate determination, precise theoretical calculations are necessary. I will give an overview on the status of the next-to-next-to-leading order calculations. ... More

Subtraction terms for one-loop amplitudes with one unresolved partonJun 25 2003Fully differential next-to-next-to-leading order calculations require a method to cancel infrared singularities. In a previous publication, I discussed the general setup for the subtraction method at NNLO. In this paper I give all subtraction terms for ... More

gTybalt - a free computer algebra systemApr 29 2003This article documents the free computer algebra system "gTybalt". The program is build on top of other packages, among others GiNaC, TeXmacs and Root. It offers the possibility of interactive symbolic calculations within the C++ programming language. ... More

Computer Algebra in Particle PhysicsSep 20 2002These lectures given to graduate students in theoretical particle physics, provide an introduction to the ``inner workings'' of computer algebra systems. Computer algebra has become an indispensable tool for precision calculations in particle physics. ... More

Theoretical overview on top pair production and single top productionJan 19 2012In this talk I will give an overview on theoretical aspects of top quark physics. The focus lies on top pair production and single top production.

Symmetry breaking of gauge theories down to Abelian sub-groupsFeb 14 2008I re-derive the lowest order effective Lagrangian for electro-weak symmetry breaking without the use of Goldstone's theorem for spontaneously broken global symmetries and without the assumption of a custodial symmetry. I consider the breaking of a local ... More

Automated computation of spin- and colour-correlated Born matrix elementsOct 12 2005I report on an implementation of an algorithm for the automated numerical calculation of spin- and colour-correlated Born matrix elements in QCD. These spin- and colour-correlated matrix elements are needed for NLO calculations in combination with the ... More

Algebraic Algorithms in Perturbative CalculationsMay 30 2003I discuss algorithms for the evaluation of Feynman integrals. These algorithms are based on Hopf algebras and evaluate the Feynman integral to (multiple) polylogarithms.

Status of Identification of VHE gamma-ray sourcesSep 20 2006With the recent advances made by Cherenkov telescopes such as H.E.S.S., the field of very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy has recently entered a new era in which for the first time populations of Galactic sources such as e.g. Pulsar wind nebulae ... More

Uncertainties of Sudakov form factorsDec 22 2004We study the uncertainties of Sudakov form factors as the basis for parton shower evolution in Monte Carlo event generators. We discuss the particular cases of systematic uncertainties of parton distribution functions and scale uncertainties.

Event Generators - New DevelopmentsOct 22 2002After an introduction to event generators we give an overview of developments in the field of joining matrix elements with parton showers. Starting with matrix element corrections, we also discuss implementations that match LO and NLO matrix elements ... More

NLO corrections to the photon impact factorAug 15 2002We review the program of the calculation of next-to-leading order corrections to the virtual photon impact factor. Following a brief introduction we present some technical aspects for the various contributions. Recently obtained results for transversely ... More

γ-rays from starburst galaxiesOct 25 2012In this paper the current status of \gamma-ray observations of starburst galaxies from hundreds of MeV up to TeV energies with space-based instruments and ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) is summarised. The properties of the ... More

Transport through a Constriction in a FQH AnnulusSep 30 1997The composite fermion perspective is used, to study the flux dependence of thermodynamic properties of an annulus in the fractional quantum hall state at odd inverse filling factor. It is shown that $\phi_0$- periodicity is restored, if there is tunneling ... More

Flavour-Dependent Type II LeptogenesisApr 12 2007Sep 11 2008We reanalyse leptogenesis via the out-of-equilibrium decay of the lightest right-handed neutrino in type II seesaw scenarios, taking into account flavour-dependent effects. In the type II seesaw mechanism, in addition to the type I seesaw contribution, ... More

Renormalization Group Analysis of Neutrino Mass ParametersAug 20 2002Tools for calculating the Renormalization Group Equations for renormalizable and non-renormalizable operators in various theories are reviewed, which are essential for comparing experimental results with predictions from models beyond the Standard Model. ... More

Plateau's problem for integral currents in locally non-compact metric spacesMar 23 2012The purpose of this article is to prove existence of mass minimizing integral currents with prescribed possibly non-compact boundary in all dual Banach spaces and furthermore in certain spaces without linear structure, such as injective metric spaces ... More

Gromov hyperbolic spaces and the sharp isoperimetric constantSep 11 2006Mar 20 2007In this article we exhibit the largest constant in a quadratic isoperimetric inequality which ensures that a geodesic metric space is Gromov hyperbolic. As a particular consequence we obtain that Euclidean space is a borderline case for Gromov hyperbolicity ... More

Equivariant properties of symmetric productsMar 06 2014The filtration on the infinite symmetric product of spheres by the number of factors provides a sequence of spectra between the sphere spectrum and the integral Eilenberg-Mac Lane spectrum. This filtration has received a lot of attention and the subquotients ... More

Effective descent maps for schemesJun 11 2001Feb 01 2003The paper is withdrawn due to mistakes in the proofs for Proposition 1.2 and Theorem 2.2.

Simulation of Z plus Graviton/Unparticle Production at the LHCSep 27 2008Feb 09 2009Theories with extra dimensions have gained much interest in recent years as candidates for a possible extension of the SM. The observation of large extra dimensions through real graviton emission is one of the most popular related new phenomena. The main ... More

Status of the Forward Physics Projects in ATLASJun 05 2007The ATLAS experiment at the LHC is building several detector systems for forward physics studies and to determine the luminosity. The main forward systems consist of a Cerenkov detector called LUCID, a Zero Degree Calorimeter (ZDC) and Roman Pots which ... More