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Reflections on the anomalous ANITA events: the Antarctic subsurface as a possible explanation
(Cambridge University Press, 20200330)The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) balloon experiment was designed to detect radio signals initiated by highenergy neutrinos and cosmic ray (CR) air showers. These signals are typically discriminated by the ... 
Nonequilibrium signal integration in hydrogels
(20200120)Materials that perform complex chemical signal processing are ubiquitous in living systems. Their synthetic analogs would transform developments in biomedicine, catalysis, and many other areas. By drawing inspiration from ... 
Efficient symmetrypreserving state preparation circuits for the variational quantum eigensolver algorithm
(20200128)The variational quantum eigensolver is one of the most promising approaches for performing chemistry simulations using noisy intermediatescale quantum (NISQ) processors. The efficiency of this algorithm depends crucially ... 
Constraints on flavordiagonal nonstandard neutrino interactions from Borexino PhaseII
(20200205)The Borexino detector measures solar neutrino fluxes via neutrinoelectron elastic scattering. Observed spectra are determined by the solarnu(e) survival probability Pee(E), and the chiral couplings of the neutrino and ... 
Searches for decays of new particles in the DUNE MultiPurpose near Detector
(20200227)One proposed component of the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) near detector complex is a multipurpose, magnetized, gaseous argon time projection chamber: the MultiPurpose Detector (MPD). We explore ... 
General Ftheory models with tuned (SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1))/ℤ6 symmetry
(20200401)We construct a general form for an Ftheory Weierstrass model over a general base giving a 6D or 4D supergravity theory with gauge group (SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1))/ℤ6 and generic associated matter, which includes the matter ... 
Dark energy and string theory
(20191110)A radiatively stable de Sitter spacetime is constructed by considering an intrinsically noncommutative and generalizedgeometric formulation of string theory, which is related to a family of Ftheory models endowed with ... 
Strongly Bent DoubleStranded DNA: Reconciling Theory and Experiment
(20191129)The strong bending of polymers is poorly understood. We propose a general quantitative framework of polymer bending that includes both the weak and strong bending regimes on the same footing, based on a single general ... 
Feedback control of surface roughness in a onedimensional KPZ growth process
Control of generically scaleinvariant systems, i.e., targeting specific cooperative features in nonlinear stochastic interacting systems with many degrees of freedom subject to strong fluctuations and correlations that ... 
Critical Scaling and Aging near the Flux Line Depinning Transition
We utilize Langevin molecular dynamics simulations to study dynamical critical behavior of magnetic flux lines near the depinning transition in typeII superconductors subject to randomly distributed attractive point defects. ... 
Aging phenomena in the twodimensional complex GinzburgLandau equation
The complex GinzburgLandau equation with additive noise is a stochastic partial differential equation that describes a remarkably wide range of physical systems which include coupled nonlinear oscillators subject to ... 
Nucleation of spatiotemporal structures from defect turbulence in the twodimensional complex GinzburgLandau equation
(American Physical Society, 20191120)We numerically investigate nucleation processes in the transient dynamics of the twodimensional complex GinzburgLandau equation toward its "frozen" state with quasistationary spiral structures. We study the transition ... 
Skyrmion relaxation dynamics in the presence of quenched disorder
(American Physical Society, 20190709)Using Langevin molecular dynamics simulations we study relaxation processes of interacting skyrmion systems with and without quenched disorder. Using the typical diffusion length as the timedependent length characterizing ... 
Crossover From SelfSimilar to SelfAffine Structures in Precolation
(Editions Physique, 19940520)We study the crossover from selfsimilar scaling behavior to asymptotically selfaffine (anisotropic) structures. As an example, we consider bond percolation with one preferred direction. Our theory is based on a ... 
Transverse temperature interfaces in the KatzLebowitzSpohn driven lattice gas
(American Physical Society (APS), 20180922)We explore the intriguing spatial patterns that emerge in a twodimensional spatially inhomogeneous KatzLebowitzSpohn (KLS) driven lattice gas with attractive nearestneighbor interactions. The domain is split into two ... 
Generation of arbitrary allphotonic graph states from quantum emitters
(Institute of Physics, 20190508)We present protocols to generate arbitrary photonic graph states from quantum emitters that are in principle deterministic.Wefocus primarily on twodimensional cluster states of arbitrary size due to their importance for ... 
General solution to inhomogeneous dephasing and smooth pulse dynamical decoupling
(Institute of Physics, 20180326)In order to achieve the highfidelity quantum control needed for a broad range of quantum information technologies, reducing the effects of noise and system inhomogeneities is an essential task. It is well known that a ... 
Preferential phosphatidylinositol 5phosphate binding contributes to a destabilization of the VHS domain structure of Tom1
(Springer Nature, 20190726)Tom1 transports endosomal ubiquitinated proteins that are targeted for degradation in the lysosomal pathway. Infection of eukaryotic cells by Shigella flexneri boosts oxygen consumption and promotes the synthesis of ... 
Online Gambling of Pure Chance: Wager Distribution, Risk Attitude, and Anomalous Diffusion
(Springer Nature, 20191011)Online gambling sites offer many different gambling games. In this work we analyse the gambling logs of numerous solely probabilitybased gambling games and extract the wager and odds distributions. We find that the ... 
A novel segmentedscintillator antineutrino detector
(201704)The next generation of veryshortbaseline reactor experiments will require compact detectors operating at surface level and close to a nuclear reactor. This paper presents a new detector concept based on a composite solid ...