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HD 49798: Its History of Binary Interaction and Future EvolutionAug 22 2017Sep 28 2017The bright subdwarf-O star (sdO), HD 49798, is in a 1.55 day orbit with a compact companion that is spinning at 13.2 seconds. Using the measurements of the effective temperature ($T_{\rm eff}$), surface gravity ($\log g$), and surface abundances of the ... More

Astro2020 Decadal Science White Paper: Gravitational Wave Survey of Galactic Ultra Compact BinariesMar 13 2019Ultra-compact binaries (UCBs) are systems containing compact or degenerate stars with orbital periods less than one hour. Tens of millions of UCBs are predicted to exist within theGalaxy emitting gravitational waves (GWs) at mHz frequencies. Combining ... More

The Binary Dwarf Carbon Star SDSS J125017.90+252427.6Mar 02 2018Although dwarf carbon (dC) stars are thought universally to be binaries to explain the presence of $C_2$ in their spectra while still near main sequence luminosity, direct observational evidence for binarity is remarkably scarce. Here we report the detection ... More

Hot subdwarf binaries - Masses and nature of their heavy compact companionsJan 13 2009Neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes are the remnants of massive stars, which ended their lives in supernova explosions. These exotic objects can only be studied in relatively rare cases. If they are interacting with close companions they become ... More

Quantitative spectroscopy of extreme helium stars - Model atmospheres and a non-LTE abundance analysis of BD+10$^\circ$2179?Jun 16 2017Extreme helium stars (EHe stars) are hydrogen-deficient supergiants of spectral type A and B. They are believed to result from mergers in double degenerate systems. In this paper we present a detailed quantitative non-LTE spectral analysis for BD+10$^\circ$2179, ... More

A Note on the Ratio of Revenues Between Selling in a Bundle and SeparatelyNov 29 2016We consider the problem of maximizing revenue when selling k items to a single buyer with known valuation distributions. We show that for a single, additive buyer whose valuations for for the items are distributed according to i.i.d. distributions which ... More

An extremely fast halo hot subdwarf star in a wide binary systemApr 11 2016New spectroscopic observations of the halo hyper-velocity star candidate SDSS J121150.27+143716.2 ($V=17.92$ mag) revealed a cool companion to the hot subdwarf primary. The components have a very similar radial velocity and their absolute luminosities ... More

Multimessenger science opportunities with mHz gravitational wavesMar 11 2019LISA will open the mHz band of gravitational waves (GWs) to the astronomy community. The strong gravity which powers the variety of GW sources in this band is also crucial in a number of important astrophysical processes at the current frontiers of astronomy. ... More

Discovery of Highly Blueshifted Broad Balmer and Metastable Helium Absorption Lines in a Tidal Disruption EventMar 13 2019We report the discovery of non-stellar hydrogen Balmer and metastable helium absorption lines accompanying a transient, high-velocity (0.05$c$) broad absorption line (BAL) system in the optical spectra of the tidal disruption event (TDE) AT2018zr ($z=0.071$). ... More

A novel method for transient detection in high-cadence optical surveys: Its application for a systematic search for novae in M31Dec 01 2016[abridged] In large-scale time-domain surveys, the processing of data, from procurement up to the detection of sources, is generally automated. One of the main challenges is contamination by artifacts, especially in regions of strong unresolved emission. ... More

2900 square degree search for the optical counterpart of short gamma-ray burst GRB 180523B with the Zwicky Transient FacilityJan 31 2019There is significant interest in the models for production of short gamma-ray bursts. Until now, the number of known short gamma-ray bursts with multi-wavelength afterglows has been small. While the {\it Fermi} Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor detects many gamma-ray ... More

Variability of Red Supergiants in M31 from the Palomar Transient FactoryMar 27 2018Most massive stars end their lives as Red Supergiants (RSGs), a short-lived evolution phase when they are known to pulsate with varying amplitudes. The RSG period-luminosity (PL) relation has been measured in the Milky Way, the Magellanic Clouds and M33 ... More

Confirmation of Large Super-Fast Rotator (144977) 2005 EC127Apr 27 2017(144977) 2005 EC127 is an V-/A-type inner-main-belt asteroid with a diameter of 0.6 +- 0.1 km. Asteroids of this size are believed to have rubble-pile structure, and, therefore, cannot have a rotation period shorter than 2.2 hours. However, our measurements ... More

Multiple Outbursts of Asteroid (6478) GaultMar 13 2019Main-belt asteroid (6478) Gault unexpectedly sprouted two tails in late 2018 and early 2019, identifying it as a new active asteroid. Here we present observations obtained by the 1.2-m Zwicky Transient Facility survey telescope that provide detailed time-series ... More

Five New Outbursting AM CVn Systems Discovered by the Palomar Transient FactoryDec 21 2012We present five new outbursting AM CVn systems and one candidate discovered as part of an ongoing search for such systems using the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF). This is the first large-area, systematic search for AM CVn systems using only large-amplitude ... More

The Zwicky Transient Facility: Data Processing, Products, and ArchiveFeb 05 2019The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a new robotic time-domain survey currently in progress using the Palomar 48-inch Schmidt Telescope. ZTF uses a 47 square degree field with a 600 megapixel camera to scan the entire northern visible sky at rates of ... More

PTF1 J191905.19+481506.2 - A Partially Eclipsing AM CVn System Discovered in the Palomar Transient FactoryFeb 28 2014We report on PTF1 J191905.19+481506.2, a newly discovered, partially eclipsing, outbursting AM CVn system found in the Palomar Transient Factory synoptic survey. This is only the second known eclipsing AM CVn system. We use high-speed photometric observations ... More

Census of the Local Universe (CLU) I: Characterization of Galaxy Catalogs from Preliminary FieldsOct 13 2017We present a Census of the Local Universe (CLU) -- a combination of the largest area H$\alpha$ survey for nearby emission-line galaxies to date as well as a compilation of all publicly available galaxy catalogs out to a distance of 200 Mpc. With the Palomar ... More

LISA verification binaries with updated distances from Gaia Data Release 2May 01 2018Jun 15 2018Ultracompact binaries with orbital periods less than a few hours will dominate the gravitational wave signal in the mHz regime. Until recently, 10 systems were expected have a predicted gravitational wave signal strong enough to be detectable by the Laser ... More

Determination of the spatial TDR-sensor characteristics in strong dispersive subsoil using 3D-FEM frequency domain simulations in combination with microwave dielectric spectroscopyNov 16 2006The spatial sensor characteristics of a 6cm TDR flat band cable sensor section was simulated with finite element modelling (High Frequency Structure Simulator-HFSS) under certain conditions: (i) in direct contact to the surrounding material (air, water ... More

Two new AM Canum Venaticorum binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IIIDec 11 2013Feb 05 2014The AM Canum Venaticorum (AM CVn) binaries are a rare group of ultra-short period, mass-transferring white dwarf binaries, some of which may be Type Ia supernova progenitors. More than a third of the total known population of AM CVn binaries have been ... More

Structure, dynamics and light localization in self-induced plasma photonic latticesDec 05 2013Feb 03 2014Detailed two dimensional particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations and numerical calculations of electron density profiles, based on a simplified model, were performed to show for the first time that underdense plasma, induced by two pairs of counterpropagating ... More

Measurement of Magnetic Relaxation in the peak regime of V3SiSep 22 2003Magnetization relaxation measurements are carried out in the Peak effect regime of superconducting V3Si crystal, using Quantum Design SQUID magnetometer. Relaxation in the increasing field scan is logarithmic in time, consistent with the theory of flux ... More

Understanding the evolution of close white dwarf binariesMar 11 2019Interacting binaries containing white dwarfs can lead to a variety of outcomes that range from powerful thermonuclear explosions, which are important in the chemical evolution of galaxies and as cosmological distance estimators, to strong sources of low ... More

Astro2020 Science White Paper: Understanding the evolution of close white dwarf binariesMar 11 2019Mar 13 2019Interacting binaries containing white dwarfs can lead to a variety of outcomes that range from powerful thermonuclear explosions, which are important in the chemical evolution of galaxies and as cosmological distance estimators, to strong sources of low ... More

On the quantifier-free dynamic complexity of ReachabilityJun 13 2013Jan 28 2015The dynamic complexity of the reachability query is studied in the dynamic complexity framework of Patnaik and Immerman, restricted to quantifier-free update formulas. It is shown that, with this restriction, the reachability query cannot be dynamically ... More

Sélection de la structure d'un perceptron multicouches pour la réduction dun modèle de simulation d'une scierieDec 05 2008Simulation is often used to evaluate the relevance of a Directing Program of Production (PDP) or to evaluate its impact on detailed sc\'enarii of scheduling. Within this framework, we propose to reduce the complexity of a model of simulation by exploiting ... More

An optimization principle for the computation of MHD equilibria in the solar coronaDec 21 2006AIMS: We develop an optimization principle for computing stationary MHD equilibria. METHODS: Our code for the self-consistent computation of the coronal magnetic fields and the coronal plasma uses non-force-free MHD equilibria. Previous versions of the ... More

Probabilistic Reasoning about Actions in Nonmonotonic Causal TheoriesOct 19 2012We present the language {m P}{cal C}+ for probabilistic reasoning about actions, which is a generalization of the action language {cal C}+ that allows to deal with probabilistic as well as nondeterministic effects of actions. We define a formal semantics ... More

Two-Variable Logic with Two Order RelationsOct 07 2011Mar 03 2012It is shown that the finite satisfiability problem for two-variable logic over structures with one total preorder relation, its induced successor relation, one linear order relation and some further unary relations is EXPSPACE-complete. Actually, EXPSPACE-completeness ... More

The Role of Plasma Shielding in Double-Pulse Femtosecond Laser-Induced Breakdown SpectroscopyAug 26 2013It is well known that optical emission produced by femtosecond laser-induced breakdown on a surface may be enhanced by using a pair of laser pulses separated by a suitable delay. Here we elucidate the mechanism for this effect both experimentally and ... More

Astro2020 Science White Paper: Understanding the evolution of close white dwarf binariesMar 11 2019Mar 15 2019Interacting binaries containing white dwarfs can lead to a variety of outcomes that range from powerful thermonuclear explosions, which are important in the chemical evolution of galaxies and as cosmological distance estimators, to strong sources of low ... More

PTF1 J082340.04+081936.5: A hot subdwarf B star with a low mass white dwarf companion in an 87 minute orbitDec 06 2016We present the discovery of the hot subdwarf B star (sdB) binary PTF1 J082340.04+081936.5. The system has an orbital period P$_{\rm orb}=87.49668(1)$ min (0.060761584(10) days), making it the second-most compact sdB binary known. The lightcurve shows ... More

How deals with discrete data for the reduction of simulation models using neural networkJun 10 2009Simulation is useful for the evaluation of a Master Production/distribution Schedule (MPS). Also, the goal of this paper is the study of the design of a simulation model by reducing its complexity. According to theory of constraints, we want to build ... More

Causes and Explanations in the Structural-Model Approach: Tractable CasesDec 12 2012In this paper, we continue our research on the algorithmic aspects of Halpern and Pearl's causes and explanations in the structural-model approach. To this end, we present new characterizations of weak causes for certain classes of causal models, which ... More

On the boundedness of an iteration involving points on the hypersphereJan 11 2010Oct 05 2010For a finite set of points $X$ on the unit hypersphere in $\mathbb{R}^d$ we consider the iteration $u_{i+1}=u_i+\chi_i$, where $\chi_i$ is the point of $X$ farthest from $u_i$. Restricting to the case where the origin is contained in the convex hull of ... More

Nef reduction and anticanonical bundlesOct 31 2003We investigate the structure of smooth projective 3-folds X with -K_X nef and K_X^3=0.

Dynamic Conjunctive QueriesApr 05 2017The article investigates classes of queries maintainable by conjunctive queries (CQs) and their extensions and restrictions in the dynamic complexity framework of Patnaik and Immerman. Starting from the basic language of quantifier-free conjunctions of ... More

Spectral Correlations in the Crossover Transition from a Superposition of Harmonic Oscillators to the Gaussian Unitary EnsembleJul 20 1998We compute the spectral correlation functions for the transition from a harmonic oscillator towards the Gaussian Unitary Ensemble (GUE). We use a variant of the supersymmetry method to obtain analytical results in a fast and elegant way. In contrast to ... More

Thermodynamic formalism for transport coefficients with an application to the shear modulus and shear viscosityDec 07 2016We discuss Onsager's thermodynamic formalism for transport coefficients and apply it to the calculation of the shear modulus and shear viscosity of a monodisperse system of repulsive particles. We focus on the concept of extensive "distance" and intensive ... More

Binaries discovered by the SPY project V. GD 687 - a massive double degenerate binary progenitor that will merge within a Hubble timeMar 22 2010Aims. The ESO SN Ia Progenitor Survey (SPY) aims at finding merging double degenerate binaries as candidates for supernova type Ia (SN Ia) explosions. A white dwarf merger has also been suggested to explain the formation of rare types of stars like R ... More

The Zwicky Transient Facility: System Overview, Performance, and First ResultsFeb 05 2019The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a new optical time-domain survey that uses the Palomar 48-inch Schmidt telescope. A custom-built wide-field camera provides a 47 deg$^2$ field of view and 8 second readout time, yielding more than an order of magnitude ... More

The Palomar Transient Factory Sky2Night programmeFeb 11 2019We present results of the Sky2Night project: a systematic, unbiased search for fast optical transients with the Palomar Transient Factory. We have observed 407 deg$^2$ in $R$-band for 8 nights at a cadence of 2 hours. During the entire duration of the ... More

Processing Images from the Zwicky Transient FacilityAug 04 2017Oct 16 2017The Zwicky Transient Facility is a new robotic-observing program, in which a newly engineered 600-MP digital camera with a pioneeringly large field of view, 47~square degrees, will be installed into the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. ... More

GAVO Tools for the Analysis of Stars and NebulaeJun 15 2007Within the framework of the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO), we provide synthetic spectra, simulation software for the calculation of NLTE model atmospheres, as well as necessary atomic data. This will enable a VO user to directly compare ... More

Finite group extensions and the Baum-Connes conjectureSep 13 2002Jul 29 2007In this note, we exhibit a method to prove the Baum-Connes conjecture (with coefficients) for extensions with finite quotients of certain groups which already satisfy the Baum-Connes conjecture. Interesting examples to which this method applies are torsion-free ... More

Quantization and the Issue of Time for Various Two-Dimensional Models of GravityAug 31 1993It is shown that the models of 2D Liouville Gravity, 2D Black Hole- and $R^2$-Gravity are {\em embedded} in the Katanaev-Volovich model of 2D NonEinsteinian Gravity. Different approaches to the formulation of a quantum theory for the above systems are ... More

Measuring the Accuracy of Linked Data IndicesMar 19 2016Being based on Web technologies, Linked Data is distributed and decentralised in its nature. Hence, for the purpose of finding relevant Linked Data on the Web, search indices play an important role. Also for avoiding network communication overhead and ... More

On the Holonomy of Kaluza-Klein metricsMay 06 2008We investigate Kaluza-Klein metrics with a recurrent light-like vector field over a pseudo-Riemannian manifold.

Modelling Epidemics on NetworksNov 21 2011Dec 15 2011Infectious disease remains, despite centuries of work to control and mitigate its effects, a major problem facing humanity. This paper reviews the mathematical modelling of infectious disease epidemics on networks, starting from the simplest Erdos-Renyi ... More

Anomalies and large N limits in matrix string theoryJun 20 1998May 13 1999We study the loop expansion for the low energy effective action for matrix string theory. For long string configurations we find the result depends on the ordering of limits. Taking $g_s\to 0$ before $N\to\infty$ we find free strings. Reversing the order ... More

The Symplectic Geometry of Polygons in the 3-sphereSep 20 2000We study the symplectic geometry of the moduli spaces $M_r=M_r(\s^3)$ of closed n-gons with fixed side-lengths in the 3-sphere. We prove that these moduli spaces have symplectic structures obtained by reduction of the fusion product of $n$ conjugacy classes ... More

Generalised network clustering and its dynamical implicationsJun 23 2010A parameterisation of generalised network clustering, in the form of four-motif prevalences, is presented. This involves three real parameters that are conditional on one- two- and three-motif prevalences. Interpretations of these real parameters are ... More

Non-Markovian stochastic epidemics in extremely heterogeneous populationsMar 12 2014A feature often observed in epidemiological networks is significant heterogeneity in degree. A popular modelling approach to this has been to consider large populations with highly heterogeneous discrete contact rates. This paper defines an individual-level ... More

Exact epidemic dynamics for generally clustered, complex networksJun 17 2010Oct 02 2012The last few years have seen remarkably fast progress in the understanding of statistics and epidemic dynamics of various clustered networks. This paper considers a class of networks based around a concept (the locale) that allows asymptotically exact ... More

Forbidden Induced SubgraphsOct 15 2016In descending generality I survey: five partial orderings of graphs, the induced-subgraph ordering, and examples like perfect, threshold, and mock threshold graphs. The emphasis is on how the induced subgraph ordering differs from other popular orderings ... More

Tutorial Note on Merging Matrix Elements with Parton ShowersMar 26 2015In this short note, I introduce to essential conceptual features and main building blocks of matrix element merging algorithms, operating on fixed order calculations both at leading order and next-to-leading order. The intention is purely pedagogical, ... More

Measured geodesic laminations in FlatlandJan 16 2015Since their introduction by Thurston, measured geodesic laminations on hyperbolic surfaces occur in many contexts. In this survey, we give a generalization of geodesic laminations on surfaces endowed with a half-translation structure, called flat laminations, ... More

Decompositions of Binomial Ideals in Macaulay 2Jun 29 2011The package Binomials contains implementations of specialized algorithms for binomial ideals, including primary decomposition into binomial ideals. The current implementation works in characteristic zero. Primary decomposition is restricted to binomial ... More

A new formula for $ζ$(2n + 1) (and how not to prove that $ζ$(5) is irrational)Aug 09 2016Using a new polylogarithmic identity, we express the values of $\zeta$ at odd integers 2n + 1 as integrals over unit n--dimensional hypercubes of simple functions involving products of logarithms. We then make several conjectures, based on numerical evidence, ... More

The Cornstarch FlamethrowerJun 06 2016Igniting cornstarch powder is a classic physics demonstration that showcases the rapid conduction of heat for a material in which the surface area is greater than the volume of its constituent particles. Including such a demonstration in a physics "magic ... More

Strong solidity of group factors from lattices in SO(n,1) and SU(n,1)Sep 12 2010We show that the group factors of ICC lattices in either SO(n,1) or SU(n,1), n \geq 2, are strongly solid in the sense of Ozawa and Popa. This strengthens a result of Ozawa and Popa showing that these factors do not have Cartan subalgebras.

Periodic excitations of bilinear quantum systemsMar 06 2011Aug 09 2012A well-known method of transferring the population of a quantum system from an eigenspace of the free Hamiltonian to another is to use a periodic control law with an angular frequency equal to the difference of the eigenvalues. For finite dimensional ... More

The obstruction to the existence of a loopless star productSep 30 2013Jan 15 2014We show that there is an obstruction to the existence of a star product defined by Kontsevich graphs without directed cycles.

Characteristic classes in deformation quantizationAug 21 2012Dec 03 2014In deformation quantization one can associate five characteristic functions to (stable) formality morphisms on cochains and chains and to "two-brane" formality morphisms. We show that these characteristic functions agree.

Probabilistic Latent Semantic AnalysisJan 23 2013Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis is a novel statistical technique for the analysis of two-mode and co-occurrence data, which has applications in information retrieval and filtering, natural language processing, machine learning from text, and in ... More

Testing Quarkonium Production with Photoproduced $J/ψ+ γ$Nov 13 1996Jan 14 1997I compute the leading color-octet contributions to the process $\gamma + p \to J/\psi + \gamma (+ X)$ within the non-relativistic QCD (NRQCD) factorization formalism. In the color-singlet model, $J/\psi + \gamma$ can only be produced when the photon interacts ... More

Summing $O(β_0^n α_s^{n+1})$ Corrections to Top Quark DecaysJul 21 1997Order $\beta_0^n \alpha_s^{n+1}$ QCD corrections to top quark decays into $W^+$ and $H^+$ bosons are computed to all orders in perturbation theory. Predictions for the radiative corrections to the top quark width are compared with the estimates from BLM ... More

The $1/m_Q$ Expansion in QCD: Introduction and OverviewSep 22 1994A mini-review of the heavy mass expansion in QCD is given. We focus on exclusive semileptonic decays and some topics of recent interest in inclusive decays of heavy hadrons.

Computing the Maslov index from singularities of a matrix Riccati equationOct 13 2015Oct 27 2015We study the Maslov index as a tool to analyze stability of steady state solutions to a reaction-diffusion equation in one spatial dimension. We show that the path of unstable subspaces associated to this equation is governed by a matrix Riccati equation ... More

Constrained randomization of time series dataSep 30 1999A new method is introduced to create artificial time sequences that fulfil given constraints but are random otherwise. Constraints are usually derived from a measured signal for which surrogate data are to be generated. They are fulfilled by minimizing ... More

Genealogy of Nonperturbative Quantum-Invariants of 3-Manifolds: The Surgical FamilyJan 21 1996Mar 22 1996We study the relations between the invariants $\tau_{RT}$, $\tau_{HKR}$, and $\tau_L$ of Reshetikhin-Turaev, Hennings-Kauffman-Radford, and Lyubashenko, respectively. In particular, we discuss explicitly how $\tau_L$ specializes to $\tau_{RT}$ for semisimple ... More

Mapping Class Group Actions on Quantum DoublesFeb 03 1994We study representations of the mapping class group of the punctured torus on the double of a finite dimensional possibly non-semisimple Hopf algebra that arise in the construction of universal, extended topological field theories. We discuss how for ... More

Asymptotic Consensus Without Self-ConfidenceJan 16 2013Mar 25 2015This paper studies asymptotic consensus in systems in which agents do not necessarily have self-confidence, i.e., may disregard their own value during execution of the update rule. We show that the prevalent hypothesis of self-confidence in many convergence ... More

An introduction to Differential Linear Logic: proof-nets, models and antiderivativesJun 06 2016Differential Linear Logic enriches Linear Logic with additional logical rules for the exponential connectives, dual to the usual rules of dereliction, weakening and contraction. We present a proof-net syntax for Differential Linear Logic and a categorical ... More

A statistical physics perspective on criticality in financial marketsOct 09 2013Jan 27 2014Stock markets are complex systems exhibiting collective phenomena and particular features such as synchronization, fluctuations distributed as power-laws, non-random structures and similarity to neural networks. Such specific properties suggest that markets ... More

Statistical pairwise interaction model of stock marketJun 20 2012Jan 27 2014Financial markets are a classical example of complex systems as they comprise many interacting stocks. As such, we can obtain a surprisingly good description of their structure by making the rough simplification of binary daily returns. Spin glass models ... More

Invasion-wave induced first-order phase transition in systems of active particlesMar 31 2013An Enskog-like kinetic equation for self-propelled particles is solved numerically. I study a density instability near the transition to collective motion and find that while hydrodynamics breaks down, the kinetic approach leads to soliton-like supersonic ... More

Continuum Study of Heavy Quark DiffusionApr 28 2015We report on a lattice investigation of heavy quark momentum diffusion within the pure SU(3) plasma above the deconfinement transition with the quarks treated to leading order in the heavy mass expansion. We measure the relevant "colour-electric" Euclidean ... More

Sources of false positives and false negatives in the STATCHECK algorithm: Reply to Nuijten et al. (2015)Oct 04 2016Oct 10 2016STATCHECK is an R algorithm designed to scan papers automatically for inconsistencies between test statistics and their associated p values (Nuijten et al., 2015). The goal of this comment is to point out an important and well-documented flaw in this ... More

Telling Breaking News Stories from Wikipedia with Social Multimedia: A Case Study of the 2014 Winter OlympicsMar 17 2014With the ability to watch Wikipedia and Wikidata edits in realtime, the online encyclopedia and the knowledge base have become increasingly used targets of research for the detection of breaking news events. In this paper, we present a case study of the ... More

A comparison theorem between Radon and Fourier-Laplace transforms for D-modulesOct 23 2012Feb 04 2015We prove a comparison theorem between the d-plane Radon transform and the Fourier-Laplace transform for D-modules. This generalizes results of Brylinski and d'Agnolo-Eastwood.

Guaranteed successful strategies for a square achievement game on an n by n gridSep 11 2011May 20 2012At some places (see the references) Martin Erickson describes a certain game: "Two players alternately write O's (first player) and X's (second player) in the unoccupied cells of an n x n grid. The first player (if any) to occupy four cells at the vertices ... More

Finite-size scaling tests for SU(3) lattice gauge theory with color sextet fermionsOct 16 2009The observed slow running of the gauge coupling in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with two flavors of color sextet fermions naturally suggests it is a theory with one relevant coupling, the fermion mass, and that at zero mass correlation functions decay algebraically. ... More

Volume scaling of Dirac eigenvalues in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with color sextet fermionsJun 24 2009I observe a rough volume-dependent scaling of the low eigenvalues of a chiral Dirac operator in lattice studies of SU(3) lattice gauge theory with two flavors of color sextet fermions, in its weak-coupling phase. The mean value of the ith eigenvalue scales ... More

Reweighting QCD simulations with dynamical overlap fermionsOct 03 2008I apply a recently developed algorithm for reweighting simulations of lattice QCD from one quark mass to another to simulations performed with overlap fermions in the epsilon regime. I test it by computing the condensate from distributions of the low ... More

Eigenvalue Decomposition of Meson CorrelatorsOct 27 2003Euclidean space hadronic correlators are computed in quenched QCD at small quark mass using truncations of quark propagators which include or exclude low eigenvalue eigenmodes of the Dirac operator. High modes provide the dominant contribution to parity ... More

Kaon B Parameter in Quenched QCDSep 08 2003I calculate the kaon B-parameter with a lattice simulation in quenched approximation. The lattice simulation uses an action possessing exact lattice chiral symmetry, an overlap action. Computations are performed at two lattice spacings, about 0.13 and ... More

Short distance current correlators: Comparing lattice simulations to the instanton liquidJun 01 2001Aug 01 2001Point to point correlators of currents are computed in quenched QCD using a chiral lattice fermion action, the overlap action. I compare correlators made of exact quark propagators with correlators restricted to low (less than 500 MeV) eigenvalue eigenmodes ... More

Oblique correction in a walking lattice theoryJun 18 2010I compute the difference of vector and axial vector current correlators in the weak coupling phase of (lattice-regulated) SU(3) gauge theory with two flavors of symmetric-representation dynamical fermions. This is a walking theory at the bare parameter ... More

Ginsparg-Wilson GamesAug 23 1999I implement a set of tricks for constructing lattice fermion actions which approximately realize the Ginsparg-Wilson relation, with very promising results from simulations.

Dimers, webs, and positroidsApr 12 2014We study the dimer model for a planar bipartite graph N embedded in a disk, with boundary vertices on the boundary of the disk. Counting dimer configurations with specified boundary conditions gives a point in the totally nonnegative Grassmannian. Considering ... More

The shape of a random affine Weyl group element and random core partitionsFeb 22 2011Sep 09 2015Let $W$ be a finite Weyl group and ${\hat{W}}$ be the corresponding affine Weyl group. We show that a large element in ${\hat{W}}$, randomly generated by (reduced) multiplication by simple generators, almost surely has one of $|W|$-specific shapes. Equivalently, ... More

Elliptic flow and nearly perfect fluidity in dilute Fermi gasesDec 16 2010In this contribution we summarize recent progress in understanding the shear viscosity of strongly correlated dilute Fermi gases. We discuss predictions from kinetic theory, and show how these predictions can be tested using recent experimental data on ... More

The Kohn-Luttinger Effect in Gauge TheoriesJun 02 2006Sep 07 2006Kohn and Luttinger showed that a many body system of fermions interacting via short range forces becomes superfluid even if the interaction is repulsive in all partial waves. In gauge theories such as QCD the interaction between fermions is long range ... More

Effective Theories of Dense and Very Dense MatterSep 27 2006In these lectures we discuss the uses of effective field theory in studying dense hadronic matter. We focus on two regimes in the phase diagram. At low baryon density nucleons can be described as non-relativistic point particles interacting via short ... More

Effective Theory of Superfluid Quark MatterFeb 03 2004We provide a brief introduction to the high density effective theory of QCD. As an application, we consider the instanton correction to the perturbatively generated gap in the color superconducting phase. We show that the instanton correction becomes ... More

Instantons and Monte Carlo Methods in Quantum MechanicsNov 08 2004In these lectures we describe the use of Monte Carlo simulations in understanding the role of tunneling events, instantons, in a quantum mechanical toy model. We study, in particular, a variety of methods that have been used in the QCD context, such as ... More

Instantons and Scalar Multiquark States: From Small to Large N_cSep 14 2003We study scalar quark-anti-quark and two-quark-two-anti-quark correlation functions in the instanton liquid model. We show that the instanton liquid supports a light scalar-isoscalar (sigma) meson, and that this state is strongly coupled to both $(\bar{q}q)$ ... More

The Pion-Nucleon Form Factor From QCD Sum RulesJun 29 1995QCD sum rules are used to calculate the $q^2$ dependence of the $\pi NN$ coupling $g_{\pi NN} (q^2)$ in the spacelike region $0.5 \ {\mbox{GeV}}^2 \lesssim q^2 \lesssim 1.5\ {\mbox{GeV}}^2$. We study the Borel sum rule for the three point function of ... More