In this paper we prove that, within the framework of $\textsf{RCD}^\star(K,N)$ spaces with $N<\infty$, the entropic cost (i.e. the minimal value of the Schrödinger problem) admits:A threefold dynamical variational representation, in the spirit of the Benamou–Brenier formula for the Wasserstein distance; A Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman dual representation, in line with Bobkov–Gentil–Ledoux and Otto–Villani results on the duality between Hamilton–Jacobi and continuity equation for optimal transport;A Kantorovich-type duality formula, where the Hopf–Lax semigroup is replaced by a suitable `entropic' counterpart.We thus provide a complete and unifying picture of the equivalent variational representations of the Schrödinger problem as well as a perfect parallelism with the analogous formulas for the Wasserstein distance. Riemannian manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded from below are a relevant class of $\textsf{RCD}^*(K,N)$ spaces and our results are new even in this setting.

1 aGigli, Nicola1 aTamanini, Luca uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00440-019-00909-102120nas a2200133 4500008004100000245013800041210006900179520154400248100001701792700001901809700001701828700002101845856012001866 2019 eng d00aA complete data-driven framework for the efficient solution of parametric shape design and optimisation in naval engineering problems0 acomplete datadriven framework for the efficient solution of para3 aIn the reduced order modeling (ROM) framework, the solution of a parametric partial differential equation is approximated by combining the high-fidelity solutions of the problem at hand for several properly chosen configurations. Examples of the ROM application, in the naval field, can be found in [31, 24]. Mandatory ingredient for the ROM methods is the relation between the high-fidelity solutions and the parameters. Dealing with geometrical parameters, especially in the industrial context, this relation may be unknown and not trivial (simulations over hand morphed geometries) or very complex (high number of parameters or many nested morphing techniques). To overcome these scenarios, we propose in this contribution an efficient and complete data-driven framework involving ROM techniques for shape design and optimization, extending the pipeline presented in [7]. By applying the singular value decomposition (SVD) to the points coordinates defining the hull geometry –- assuming the topology is inaltered by the deformation –-, we are able to compute the optimal space which the deformed geometries belong to, hence using the modal coefficients as the new parameters we can reconstruct the parametric formulation of the domain. Finally the output of interest is approximated using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation technique. To conclude, we apply this framework to a naval shape design problem where the bulbous bow is morphed to reduce the total resistance of the ship advancing in calm water.

1 aDemo, Nicola1 aTezzele, Marco1 aMola, Andrea1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/complete-data-driven-framework-efficient-solution-parametric-shape-design-and02567nas a2200169 4500008004100000245009100041210006900132520193100201100001702132700001902149700002102168700002502189700001902214700002102233700002102254856012202275 2019 eng d00aEfficient Reduction in Shape Parameter Space Dimension for Ship Propeller Blade Design0 aEfficient Reduction in Shape Parameter Space Dimension for Ship 3 aIn this work, we present the results of a ship propeller design optimization campaign carried out in the framework of the research project PRELICA, funded by the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional government. The main idea of this work is to operate on a multidisciplinary level to identify propeller shapes that lead to reduced tip vortex-induced pressure and increased efficiency without altering the thrust. First, a specific tool for the bottom-up construction of parameterized propeller blade geometries has been developed. The algorithm proposed operates with a user defined number of arbitrary shaped or NACA airfoil sections, and employs arbitrary degree NURBS to represent the chord, pitch, skew and rake distribution as a function of the blade radial coordinate. The control points of such curves have been modified to generate, in a fully automated way, a family of blade geometries depending on as many as 20 shape parameters. Such geometries have then been used to carry out potential flow simulations with the Boundary Element Method based software PROCAL. Given the high number of parameters considered, such a preliminary stage allowed for a fast evaluation of the performance of several hundreds of shapes. In addition, the data obtained from the potential flow simulation allowed for the application of a parameter space reduction methodology based on active subspaces (AS) property, which suggested that the main propeller performance indices are, at a first but rather accurate approximation, only depending on a single parameter which is a linear combination of all the original geometric ones. AS analysis has also been used to carry out a constrained optimization exploiting response surface method in the reduced parameter space, and a sensitivity analysis based on such surrogate model. The few selected shapes were finally used to set up high fidelity RANS simulations and select an optimal shape.

1 aMola, Andrea1 aTezzele, Marco1 aGadalla, Mahmoud1 aValdenazzi, Federica1 aGrassi, Davide1 aPadovan, Roberta1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/efficient-reduction-shape-parameter-space-dimension-ship-propeller-blade-design01140nas a2200205 4500008004100000022001400041245005800055210005500113520049400168653002800662653002300690653002100713653002500734653002500759100001700784700002400801700001900825700001900844856007100863 2019 eng d a0304-414900aAn entropic interpolation proof of the HWI inequality0 aentropic interpolation proof of the HWI inequality3 aThe HWI inequality is an “interpolation”inequality between the Entropy H, the Fisher information I and the Wasserstein distance W. We present a pathwise proof of the HWI inequality which is obtained through a zero noise limit of the Schrödinger problem. Our approach consists in making rigorous the Otto–Villani heuristics in Otto and Villani (2000) taking advantage of the entropic interpolations, which are regular both in space and time, rather than the displacement ones.

10aEntropic interpolations10aFisher information10aRelative entropy10aSchrödinger problem10aWasserstein distance1 aGentil, Ivan1 aLéonard, Christian1 aRipani, Luigia1 aTamanini, Luca uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030441491830345400513nas a2200157 4500008004100000245008400041210006900125300000800194490000700202100001900209700002200228700002000250700001900270700002400289856004200313 2019 eng d00aN=2 gauge theories on unoriented/open four-manifolds and their AGT counterparts0 aN2 gauge theories on unorientedopen fourmanifolds and their AGT a0400 v071 aBawane, Aditya1 aBenvenuti, Sergio1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMuteeb, Nouman1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://inspirehep.net/record/1631219/02455nas a2200121 4500008004100000245014200041210006900183520189700252100001902149700001702168700002102185856012702206 2019 eng d00aShape optimization through proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation and dynamic mode decomposition enhanced by active subspaces0 aShape optimization through proper orthogonal decomposition with 3 aWe propose a numerical pipeline for shape optimization in naval engineering involving two different non-intrusive reduced order method (ROM) techniques. Such methods are proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation (PODI) and dynamic mode decomposition (DMD). The ROM proposed will be enhanced by active subspaces (AS) as a pre-processing tool that reduce the parameter space dimension and suggest better sampling of the input space. We will focus on geometrical parameters describing the perturbation of a reference bulbous bow through the free form deformation (FFD) technique. The ROM are based on a finite volume method (FV) to simulate the multi-phase incompressible flow around the deformed hulls. In previous works we studied the reduction of the parameter space in naval engineering through AS [38, 10] focusing on different parts of the hull. PODI and DMD have been employed for the study of fast and reliable shape optimization cycles on a bulbous bow in [9]. The novelty of this work is the simultaneous reduction of both the input parameter space and the output fields of interest. In particular AS will be trained computing the total drag resistance of a hull advancing in calm water and its gradients with respect to the input parameters. DMD will improve the performance of each simulation of the campaign using only few snapshots of the solution fields in order to predict the regime state of the system. Finally PODI will interpolate the coefficients of the POD decomposition of the output fields for a fast approximation of all the fields at new untried parameters given by the optimization algorithm. This will result in a non-intrusive data-driven numerical optimization pipeline completely independent with respect to the full order solver used and it can be easily incorporated into existing numerical pipelines, from the reference CAD to the optimal shape.

1 aTezzele, Marco1 aDemo, Nicola1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/shape-optimization-through-proper-orthogonal-decomposition-interpolation-and-dynamic00682nas a2200121 4500008004100000245007400041210006600115260001000181520028100191100002100472700001900493856004800512 2018 en d00aOn the Cauchy problem for the wave equation on time-dependent domains0 aCauchy problem for the wave equation on timedependent domains bSISSA3 aWe introduce a notion of solution to the wave equation on a suitable class of time-dependent domains and compare it with a previous de nition. We prove an existence result for the solution of the Cauchy problem and present some additional conditions which imply uniqueness.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3531400587nas a2200133 4500008004100000245012400041210006900165260001300234300001400247100001900261700002400280700002100304856012800325 2018 eng d00aCombined parameter and model reduction of cardiovascular problems by means of active subspaces and POD-Galerkin methods0 aCombined parameter and model reduction of cardiovascular problem bSpringer a185–2071 aTezzele, Marco1 aBallarin, Francesco1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/combined-parameter-and-model-reduction-cardiovascular-problems-means-active-subspaces00773nas a2200097 4500008004100000245007100041210006000112520043500172100002000607856004800627 2018 en d00aOn the continuity of the trace operator in GSBV (Ω) and GSBD (Ω)0 acontinuity of the trace operator in GSBV Ω and GSBD Ω3 aIn this paper we present a new result of continuity for the trace operator acting on functions that might jump on a prescribed (n−1)-dimensional set Г, with the only hypothesis of being rectifiable and of finite measure. We also show an application of our result in relation to the variational model of elasticity with cracks, when the associated minimum problems are coupled with Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions.1 aTasso, Emanuele uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3532400702nas a2200253 4500008004100000245003700041210003000078100002200108700001800130700001700148700001800165700002100183700001900204700002200223700001800245700001700263700002300280700002400303700002000327700002400347700001700371700001700388856004300405 2018 eng d00aThe deal.II Library, Version 9.00 adealII Library Version 901 aAlzetta, Giovanni1 aArndt, Daniel1 aBangerth, W.1 aBoddu, Vishal1 aBrands, Benjamin1 aDavydov, Denis1 aGassmöller, Rene1 aHeister, Timo1 aHeltai, Luca1 aKormann, Katharina1 aKronbichler, Martin1 aMaier, Matthias1 aPelteret, Jean-Paul1 aTurcksin, B.1 aWells, David uhttps://doi.org/10.1515/jnma-2018-005402307nas a2200169 4500008004100000245011900041210006900160260000800229300000700237490000600244520167500250100001901925700002501944700001701969700002101986856013002007 2018 eng d00aDimension reduction in heterogeneous parametric spaces with application to naval engineering shape design problems0 aDimension reduction in heterogeneous parametric spaces with appl cSep a250 v53 aWe present the results of the first application in the naval architecture field of a methodology based on active subspaces properties for parameters space reduction. The physical problem considered is the one of the simulation of the hydrodynamic flow past the hull of a ship advancing in calm water. Such problem is extremely relevant at the preliminary stages of the ship design, when several flow simulations are typically carried out by the engineers to assess the dependence of the hull total resistance on the geometrical parameters of the hull, and others related with flows and hull properties. Given the high number of geometric and physical parameters which might affect the total ship drag, the main idea of this work is to employ the active subspaces properties to identify possible lower dimensional structures in the parameter space. Thus, a fully automated procedure has been implemented to produce several small shape perturbations of an original hull CAD geometry, in order to exploit the resulting shapes to run high fidelity flow simulations with different structural and physical parameters as well, and then collect data for the active subspaces analysis. The free form deformation procedure used to morph the hull shapes, the high fidelity solver based on potential flow theory with fully nonlinear free surface treatment, and the active subspaces analysis tool employed in this work have all been developed and integrated within SISSA mathLab as open source tools. The contribution will also discuss several details of the implementation of such tools, as well as the results of their application to the selected target engineering problem.

1 aTezzele, Marco1 aSalmoiraghi, Filippo1 aMola, Andrea1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/dimension-reduction-heterogeneous-parametric-spaces-application-naval-engineering-shape02869nas a2200241 4500008004100000022002200041245016200063210006900225260007400294520193000368653002102298653002802319653003102347653003202378653002602410653003002436653002602466100001702492700001902509700001702528700002102545856006102566 2018 eng d a978-1-880653-87-600aAn efficient shape parametrisation by free-form deformation enhanced by active subspace for hull hydrodynamic ship design problems in open source environment0 aefficient shape parametrisation by freeform deformation enhanced aSapporo, JapanbInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers3 aIn this contribution, we present the results of the application of a parameter space reduction methodology based on active subspaces to the hull hydrodynamic design problem. Several parametric deformations of an initial hull shape are considered to assess the influence of the shape parameters considered on the hull total drag. The hull resistance is typically computed by means of numerical simulations of the hydrodynamic flow past the ship. Given the high number of parameters involved - which might result in a high number of time consuming hydrodynamic simulations - assessing whether the parameters space can be reduced would lead to considerable computational cost reduction. Thus, the main idea of this work is to employ the active subspaces to identify possible lower dimensional structures in the parameter space, or to verify the parameter distribution in the position of the control points. To this end, a fully automated procedure has been implemented to produce several small shape perturbations of an original hull CAD geometry which are then used to carry out high-fidelity flow simulations and collect data for the active subspaces analysis. To achieve full automation of the open source pipeline described, both the free form deformation methodology employed for the hull perturbations and the solver based on unsteady potential flow theory, with fully nonlinear free surface treatment, are directly interfaced with CAD data structures and operate using IGES vendor-neutral file formats as input files. The computational cost of the fluid dynamic simulations is further reduced through the application of dynamic mode decomposition to reconstruct the steady state total drag value given only few initial snapshots of the simulation. The active subspaces analysis is here applied to the geometry of the DTMB-5415 naval combatant hull, which is which is a common benchmark in ship hydrodynamics simulations.10aActive subspaces10aBoundary element method10aDynamic mode decomposition10aFluid structure interaction10aFree form deformation10aFully nonlinear potential10aNumerical towing tank1 aDemo, Nicola1 aTezzele, Marco1 aMola, Andrea1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/ISOPE-I-18-48100754nas a2200121 4500008004100000245005600041210005500097520037100152100001900523700002200542700002000564856004800584 2018 en d00aEnergy-dissipation balance of a smooth moving crack0 aEnergydissipation balance of a smooth moving crack3 aIn this paper we provide necessary and sufficient conditions in order to guarantee the energy-dissipation balance of a Mode III crack, growing on a prescribed smooth path. Moreover, we characterize the singularity of the displacement near the crack tip, generalizing the result in [S. Nicaise, A.M. Sandig - J. Math. Anal. Appl., 2007] valid for straight fractures.1 aCaponi, Maicol1 aLucardesi, Ilaria1 aTasso, Emanuele uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3532000762nas a2200121 4500008004100000245009200041210006900133520032400202100002100526700002600547700001900573856004800592 2018 en d00aExistence for elastodynamic Griffith fracture with a weak maximal dissipation condition0 aExistence for elastodynamic Griffith fracture with a weak maxima3 aWe consider a model of elastodynamics with fracture evolution, based on energy-dissipation balance and a maximal dissipation condition. We prove an existence result in the case of planar elasticity with a free crack path, where the maximal dissipation condition is satisfied among suitably regular competitor cracks.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aLarsen, Cristopher J.1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3530800373nas a2200133 4500008004100000245003700041210003600078300000800114490000600122100001700128700001900145700002100164856005400185 2018 eng d00aEZyRB: Easy Reduced Basis method0 aEZyRB Easy Reduced Basis method a6610 v31 aDemo, Nicola1 aTezzele, Marco1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://joss.theoj.org/papers/10.21105/joss.0066101597nas a2200169 4500008004100000245012200041210006900163260002100232300001200253490000700265520094600272100002501218700002201243700001801265700002101283856012301304 2018 eng d00aFree-form deformation, mesh morphing and reduced-order methods: enablers for efficient aerodynamic shape optimisation0 aFreeform deformation mesh morphing and reducedorder methods enab bTaylor & Francis a233-2470 v323 aIn this work, we provide an integrated pipeline for the model-order reduction of turbulent flows around parametrised geometries in aerodynamics. In particular, free-form deformation is applied for geometry parametrisation, whereas two different reduced-order models based on proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) are employed in order to speed-up the full-order simulations: the first method exploits POD with interpolation, while the second one is based on domain decomposition. For the sampling of the parameter space, we adopt a Greedy strategy coupled with Constrained Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations, in order to guarantee a good compromise between space exploration and exploitation. The proposed framework is tested on an industrially relevant application, i.e. the front-bumper morphing of the DrivAer car model, using the finite-volume method for the full-order resolution of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes equations.

1 aSalmoiraghi, Filippo1 aScardigli, Angela1 aTelib, Haysam1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/free-form-deformation-mesh-morphing-and-reduced-order-methods-enablers-efficient01777nas a2200157 4500008004100000245013300041210006900174260003000243520120300273100001901476700001701495700002101512700001701533700002101550856004801571 2018 eng d00aModel Order Reduction by means of Active Subspaces and Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Parametric Hull Shape Design Hydrodynamics0 aModel Order Reduction by means of Active Subspaces and Dynamic M aTrieste, ItalybIOS Press3 aWe present the results of the application of a parameter space reduction methodology based on active subspaces (AS) to the hull hydrodynamic design problem. Several parametric deformations of an initial hull shape are considered to assess the influence of the shape parameters on the hull wave resistance. Such problem is relevant at the preliminary stages of the ship design, when several flow simulations are carried out by the engineers to establish a certain sensibility with respect to the parameters, which might result in a high number of time consuming hydrodynamic simulations. The main idea of this work is to employ the AS to identify possible lower dimensional structures in the parameter space. The complete pipeline involves the use of free form deformation to parametrize and deform the hull shape, the full order solver based on unsteady potential flow theory with fully nonlinear free surface treatment directly interfaced with CAD, the use of dynamic mode decomposition to reconstruct the final steady state given only few snapshots of the simulation, and the reduction of the parameter space by AS, and shared subspace. Response surface method is used to minimize the total drag.1 aTezzele, Marco1 aDemo, Nicola1 aGadalla, Mahmoud1 aMola, Andrea1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttp://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/4927000402nas a2200133 4500008004100000245004500041210004400086300000800130490000600138100001700144700001900161700002100180856006700201 2018 eng d00aPyDMD: Python Dynamic Mode Decomposition0 aPyDMD Python Dynamic Mode Decomposition a5300 v31 aDemo, Nicola1 aTezzele, Marco1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttps://joss.theoj.org/papers/734e4326edd5062c6e8ee98d03df9e1d00433nas a2200121 4500008004100000245006100041210005800102300001400160490000700174100001800181700001900199856009300218 2018 eng d00aSecond order differentiation formula on RCD(K, N) spaces0 aSecond order differentiation formula on RCDK N spaces a377–3860 v291 aGigli, Nicola1 aTamanini, Luca uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/second-order-differentiation-formula-rcdk-n-spaces00386nas a2200097 4500008004100000245006100041210005700102100001800159700001900177856009200196 2018 eng d00aSecond order differentiation formula on RCD*(K,N) spaces0 aSecond order differentiation formula on RCDKN spaces1 aGigli, Nicola1 aTamanini, Luca uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/second-order-differentiation-formula-rcdkn-spaces01912nas a2200157 4500008004100000245009800041210006900139260003000208520136800238100001701606700001901623700002101642700002201663700002101685856004801706 2018 eng d00aShape Optimization by means of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Dynamic Mode Decomposition0 aShape Optimization by means of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition a aTrieste, ItalybIOS Press3 aShape optimization is a challenging task in many engineering fields, since the numerical solutions of parametric system may be computationally expensive. This work presents a novel optimization procedure based on reduced order modeling, applied to a naval hull design problem. The advantage introduced by this method is that the solution for a specific parameter can be expressed as the combination of few numerical solutions computed at properly chosen parametric points. The reduced model is built using the proper orthogonal decomposition with interpolation (PODI) method. We use the free form deformation (FFD) for an automated perturbation of the shape, and the finite volume method to simulate the multiphase incompressible flow around the deformed hulls. Further computational reduction is done by the dynamic mode decomposition (DMD) technique: from few high dimensional snapshots, the system evolution is reconstructed and the final state of the simulation is faithfully approximated. Finally the global optimization algorithm iterates over the reduced space: the approximated drag and lift coefficients are projected to the hull surface, hence the resistance is evaluated for the new hulls until the convergence to the optimal shape is achieved. We will present the results obtained applying the described procedure to a typical Fincantieri cruise ship.1 aDemo, Nicola1 aTezzele, Marco1 aGustin, Gianluca1 aLavini, Gianpiero1 aRozza, Gianluigi uhttp://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/4922901054nas a2200109 4500008004100000245007000041210006900111260001000180520068600190100002000876856004800896 2018 en d00aWeak formulation of elastodynamics in domains with growing cracks0 aWeak formulation of elastodynamics in domains with growing crack bSISSA3 aIn this paper we formulate and study the system of elastodynamics on domains with arbitrary growing cracks. This includes homogeneous Neumann conditions on the crack sets and mixed general Dirichlet-Neumann conditions on the boundary. The only assumptions on the crack sets are to be (n − 1)-rectifiable with finite surface measure, and increasing in the sense of set inclusions. In particular they might be dense, hence the weak formulation must fall outside the usual context of Sobolev spaces and Korn's inequality. We prove existence of a solution both for the damped and undamped systems, while in the damped case we are also able to prove uniqueness and an energy balance.1 aTasso, Emanuele uhttp://preprints.sissa.it/handle/1963/3532800585nas a2200217 4500008004100000245003700041210003000078300001400108490000700122100001800129700001700147700001900164700001800183700001700201700002400218700002000242700002400262700001700286700001700303856004700320 2017 eng d00aThe deal.II Library, Version 8.50 adealII Library Version 85 a137–1450 v251 aArndt, Daniel1 aBangerth, W.1 aDavydov, Denis1 aHeister, Timo1 aHeltai, Luca1 aKronbichler, Martin1 aMaier, Matthias1 aPelteret, Jean-Paul1 aTurcksin, B.1 aWells, David uhttps://www.dealii.org/deal85-preprint.pdf01348nas a2200241 4500008004100000022001400041245010800055210006900163300001200232490000800244520055100252653000800803653002500811653002900836653002900865653001800894653003000912100002300942700002000965700002600985700002401011856007101035 2017 eng d a0393-044000aGauge theories on compact toric surfaces, conformal field theories and equivariant Donaldson invariants0 aGauge theories on compact toric surfaces conformal field theorie a40 - 500 v1183 aWe show that equivariant Donaldson polynomials of compact toric surfaces can be calculated as residues of suitable combinations of Virasoro conformal blocks, by building on AGT correspondence between $\mathcal{N}=2$ supersymmetric gauge theories and two-dimensional conformal field theory. Talk presented by A.T. at the conference Interactions between Geometry and Physics — in honor of Ugo Bruzzo’s 60th birthday 17–22 August 2015, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, mostly based on Bawane et al. (0000) and Bershtein et al. (0000).

10aAGT10aDonaldson invariants10aEquivariant localization10aExact partition function10aSupersymmetry10aVirasoro conformal blocks1 aBershtein, Mikhail1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aRonzani, Massimiliano1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S039304401730016501112nas a2200157 4500008004100000245007700041210006900118260003100187300001400218490000700232520054200239100002200781700001800803700002400821856010900845 2017 eng d00aIntegrability of dominated decompositions on three-dimensional manifolds0 aIntegrability of dominated decompositions on threedimensional ma bCambridge University Press a606–6200 v373 a

We investigate the integrability of two-dimensional invariant distributions (tangent sub-bundles) which arise naturally in the context of dynamical systems on 3-manifolds. In particular, we prove unique integrability of dynamically dominated and volume-dominated Lipschitz continuous invariant decompositions as well as distributions with some other regularity conditions.

We study the lower semicontinuity of some free discontinuity functionals with linear growth defined on the space of functions with bounded deformation. The volume term is convex and depends only on the Euclidean norm of the symmetrized gradient. We introduce a suitable class of surface terms, which make the functional lower semicontinuous with respect to $L^1$ convergence.

1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aOrlando, Gianluca1 aToader, Rodica uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/lower-semicontinuity-class-integral-functionals-space-functions-bounded-deformation01104nas a2200145 4500008004100000245009100041210006900132300001200201490000800213520063400221100001800855700002100873700001900894856004500913 2017 en d00aA lower semicontinuity result for a free discontinuity functional with a boundary term0 alower semicontinuity result for a free discontinuity functional a952-9900 v1083 aWe study the lower semicontinuity in $GSBV^{p}(\Omega;\mathbb{R}^{m})$ of a free discontinuity functional $\mathcal{F}(u)$ that can be written as the sum of a crack term, depending only on the jump set $S_{u}$, and of a boundary term, depending on the trace of $u$ on $\partial\Omega$. We give sufficient conditions on the integrands for the lower semicontinuity of $\mathcal{F}$. Moreover, we prove a relaxation result, which shows that, if these conditions are not satisfied, the lower semicontinuous envelope of $\mathcal{F}$ can be represented by the sum of two integrals on $S_{u}$ and $\partial\Omega$, respectively.

1 aAlmi, Stefano1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11767/1597900465nas a2200133 4500008004100000022001400041245009600055210006900151300001400220490000800234100001900242700002200261856004800283 2017 eng d a0010-361600aMaximal amplitudes of finite-gap solutions for the focusing Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation0 aMaximal amplitudes of finitegap solutions for the focusing Nonli a525–5470 v3541 aBertola, Marco1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00220-017-2895-901239nas a2200169 4500008004100000022001400041245003900055210003900094260000800133300000700141490000900148520080000157100001900957700002500976700002401001856004401025 2017 eng d a1029-847900aReal topological string amplitudes0 aReal topological string amplitudes cMar a800 v20173 aWe discuss the physical superstring correlation functions in type I theory (or equivalently type II with orientifold) that compute real topological string amplitudes. We consider the correlator corresponding to holomorphic derivative of the real topological amplitude $\mathcal{G_\chi}$, at fixed worldsheet Euler characteristic $\chi$. This corresponds in the low-energy effective action to $\mathcal{N}=2$ Weyl multiplet, appropriately reduced to the orientifold invariant part, and raised to the power $g'= −\chi+ 1$. We show that the physical string correlator gives precisely the holomorphic derivative of topological amplitude. Finally, we apply this method to the standard closed oriented case as well, and prove a similar statement for the topological amplitude $\mathcal{F}_g$.

1 aNarain, K., S.1 aPiazzalunga, Nicolò1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2017)08000410nas a2200097 4500008004100000245006900041210006500110100001800175700001900193856010000212 2017 eng d00aSecond order differentiation formula on compact RCD*(K,N) spaces0 aSecond order differentiation formula on compact RCDKN spaces1 aGigli, Nicola1 aTamanini, Luca uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/second-order-differentiation-formula-compact-rcdkn-spaces00795nas a2200241 4500008004100000245011200041210006900153260003500222300001100257490000800268100001800276700001800294700001600312700002200328700001900350700002300369700002200392700002200414700001800436700001800454700002100472856006000493 2017 eng d00aUniversality of the Peregrine Soliton in the Focusing Dynamics of the Cubic Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation0 aUniversality of the Peregrine Soliton in the Focusing Dynamics o bAmerican Physical SocietycJul a0339010 v1191 aTikan, Alexey1 aBillet, Cyril1 aEl, Gennady1 aTovbis, Alexander1 aBertola, Marco1 aSylvestre, Thibaut1 aGustave, Francois1 aRandoux, Stephane1 aGenty, Goëry1 aSuret, Pierre1 aDudley, John, M. uhttps://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.03390102112nas a2200217 4500008004100000245018600041210006900227260003600296520123100332100002501563700002401588700002001612700001701632700001901649700002101668700002101689700002101710700001701731700001601748856013001764 2016 en d00aAdvances in geometrical parametrization and reduced order models and methods for computational fluid dynamics problems in applied sciences and engineering: overview and perspectives0 aAdvances in geometrical parametrization and reduced order models aCrete, GreecebECCOMASc06/20163 aSeveral problems in applied sciences and engineering require reduction techniques in order to allow computational tools to be employed in the daily practice, especially in iterative procedures such as optimization or sensitivity analysis. Reduced order methods need to face increasingly complex problems in computational mechanics, especially into a multiphysics setting. Several issues should be faced: stability of the approximation, efficient treatment of nonlinearities, uniqueness or possible bifurcations of the state solutions, proper coupling between fields, as well as offline-online computing, computational savings and certification of errors as measure of accuracy. Moreover, efficient geometrical parametrization techniques should be devised to efficiently face shape optimization problems, as well as shape reconstruction and shape assimilation problems. A related aspect deals with the management of parametrized interfaces in multiphysics problems, such as fluid-structure interaction problems, and also a domain decomposition based approach for complex parametrized networks. We present some illustrative industrial and biomedical problems as examples of recent advances on methodological developments.

1 aSalmoiraghi, Filippo1 aBallarin, Francesco1 aCorsi, Giovanni1 aMola, Andrea1 aTezzele, Marco1 aRozza, Gianluigi1 aPapadrakakis, M.1 aPapadopoulos, V.1 aStefanou, G.1 aPlevris, V. uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/advances-geometrical-parametrization-and-reduced-order-models-and-methods-computational01524nas a2200157 4500008004100000245011100041210006900152300001000221490000700231520095900238653002001197100002501217700001801242700002201260856008401282 2016 en d00aOn the area of the graph of a piecewise smooth map from the plane to the plane with a curve discontinuity0 aarea of the graph of a piecewise smooth map from the plane to th a29-630 v223 aIn this paper we provide an estimate from above for the value of the relaxed area functional for a map defined on a bounded domain of the plane with values in the plane and discontinuous on a regular simple curve with two endpoints. We show that, under suitable assumptions, the relaxed area does not exceed the area of the regular part of the map, with the addition of a singular term measuring the area of a disk type solution of the Plateau's problem spanning the two traces of the map on the jump. The result is valid also when the area minimizing surface has self intersections. A key element in our argument is to show the existence of what we call a semicartesian parametrization of this surface, namely a conformal parametrization defined on a suitable parameter space, which is the identity in the first component. To prove our result, various tools of parametric minimal surface theory are used, as well as some result from Morse theory.

10aArea functional1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttps://www.esaim-cocv.org/articles/cocv/abs/2016/01/cocv140065/cocv140065.html00479nas a2200133 4500008004100000022001400041245010000055210006900155300002800224490000700252100001900259700002200278856004500300 2016 eng d a1815-065900aOn asymptotic regimes of orthogonal polynomials with complex varying quartic exponential weight0 aasymptotic regimes of orthogonal polynomials with complex varyin aPaper No. 118, 50 pages0 v121 aBertola, Marco1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3842/SIGMA.2016.11800494nas a2200181 4500008004100000245003700041210003000078300001100108490000600119100001700125700001800142700001700160700001700177700002400194700002000218700001700238856005700255 2016 eng d00aThe deal.II Library, Version 8.30 adealII Library Version 83 a1–110 v41 aBangerth, W.1 aHeister, Timo1 aHeltai, Luca1 aKanschat, G.1 aKronbichler, Martin1 aMaier, Matthias1 aTurcksin, B. uhttp://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-ans-23122600573nas a2200205 4500008004100000245003700041210003000078300001400108490000700122100001700129700001900146700001800165700001700183700001700200700002400217700002000241700001700261700001700278856007200295 2016 eng d00aThe deal.II library, Version 8.40 adealII library Version 84 a135–1410 v241 aBangerth, W.1 aDavydov, Denis1 aHeister, Timo1 aHeltai, Luca1 aKanschat, G.1 aKronbichler, Martin1 aMaier, Matthias1 aTurcksin, B.1 aWells, David uhttps://www.math.clemson.edu/ heister/preprints/deal84-preprint.pdf01475nas a2200181 4500008004100000022001400041245012000055210006900175260000800244300000700252490000900259520088800268100002301156700002001179700002601199700002401225856004401249 2016 eng d a1029-847900aExact results for N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories on compact toric manifolds and equivariant Donaldson invariants0 aExact results for N2 supersymmetric gauge theories on compact to cJul a230 v20163 aWe provide a contour integral formula for the exact partition function of $\mathcal{N}=2$ supersymmetric $U(N)$ gauge theories on compact toric four-manifolds by means of supersymmetric localisation. We perform the explicit evaluation of the contour integral for $U(2)\; \mathcal{N}=2^\star$ theory on $\mathbb{P}^2$ for all instanton numbers. In the zero mass case, corresponding to the $\mathcal{N}=4$ supersymmetric gauge theory, we obtain the generating function of the Euler characteristics of instanton moduli spaces in terms of mock-modular forms. In the decoupling limit of infinite mass we find that the generating function of local and surface observables computes equivariant Donaldson invariants, thus proving in this case a longstanding conjecture by N. Nekrasov. In the case of vanishing first Chern class the resulting equivariant Donaldson polynomials are new.

1 aBershtein, Mikhail1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aRonzani, Massimiliano1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2016)02300965nas a2200169 4500008004100000022001400041245012900055210006900184260000800253300000700261490000700268520041200275100002100687700002200708700001900730856004600749 2016 eng d a1432-083500aFracture models for elasto-plastic materials as limits of gradient damage models coupled with plasticity: the antiplane case0 aFracture models for elastoplastic materials as limits of gradien cApr a450 v553 aWe study the asymptotic behavior of a variational model for damaged elasto-plastic materials in the case of antiplane shear. The energy functionals we consider depend on a small parameter $\varepsilon$, which forces damage concentration on regions of codimension one. We determine the $\Gamma$-limit as $\varepsilon$ tends to zero and show that it contains an energy term involving the crack opening.

1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aOrlando, Gianluca1 aToader, Rodica uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00526-016-0981-z00789nas a2200145 4500008004100000245009000041210006900131300001200200490000700212520031400219100002200533700001800555700002400573856004600597 2016 eng d00aA Frobenius theorem for corank-1 continuous distributions in dimensions two and three0 aFrobenius theorem for corank1 continuous distributions in dimens a16500610 v273 aWe formulate a notion of (uniform) asymptotic involutivity and show that it implies (unique) integrability of corank-1 continuous distributions in dimensions three or less. This generalizes and extends a classical Frobenius theorem, which says that an involutive C1 distribution is uniquely integrable.

1 aLuzzatto, Stefano1 aTüreli, Sina1 aWar, Khadim, Mbacke uhttps://doi.org/10.1142/S0129167X1650061000676nas a2200157 4500008004100000245004500041210004500086260002100131300001000152490000700162520023500169100002200404700001800426700002400444856005000468 2016 eng d00aIntegrability of C1 invariant splittings0 aIntegrability of C1 invariant splittings bTaylor & Francis a79-880 v313 aWe derive some new conditions for integrability of dynamically defined C1 invariant splittings, formulated in terms of the singular values of the iterates of the derivative of the diffeomorphism which defines the splitting.

1 aLuzzatto, Stefano1 aTüreli, Sina1 aWar, Khadim, Mbacke uhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14689367.2015.105748000485nas a2200145 4500008004100000022001400041245008800055210006900143300001700212490000800229100001900237700001600256700002200272856004500294 2016 eng d a1364-502100aRogue waves in multiphase solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation0 aRogue waves in multiphase solutions of the focusing nonlinear Sc a20160340, 120 v4721 aBertola, Marco1 aEl, Gennady1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.034000434nas a2200109 4500008004100000245006500041210006200106100001900168700002500187700002200212856009000234 2016 eng d00aOn Sobolev instability of the interior problem of tomography0 aSobolev instability of the interior problem of tomography1 aBertola, Marco1 aKatsevich, Alexander1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/sobolev-instability-interior-problem-tomography01192nas a2200181 4500008004100000022001400041245008800055210006900143260000800212300000700220490000900227520063800236100002200874700002000896700002600916700002400942856004400966 2016 eng d a1029-847900aSymmetry enhancements via 5d instantons, qW-algebrae and (1,0) superconformal index0 aSymmetry enhancements via 5d instantons qWalgebrae and 10 superc cSep a530 v20163 aWe explore $\mathcal{N}=(1,0)$ superconformal six-dimensional theories arising from M5 branes probing a transverse $A_k$ singularity. Upon circle compactification to 5 dimensions, we describe this system with a dual pq-web of five-branes and propose the spectrum of basic five-dimensional instanton operators driving global symmetry enhancement. For a single M5 brane, we find that the exact partition function of the 5d quiver gauge theory matches the 6d (1, 0) index, which we compute by letter counting. We finally show that S-duality of the pq-web implies new relations among vertex correlators of $q\mathcal{W}$ algebrae.

1 aBenvenuti, Sergio1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aRonzani, Massimiliano1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP09(2016)05301380nas a2200133 4500008004300000245007200043210006900115260001500184520093400199100001901133700001801152700002501170856005101195 2015 en_Ud 00aAnisotropic mean curvature on facets and relations with capillarity0 aAnisotropic mean curvature on facets and relations with capillar bde Gruyter3 aWe discuss the relations between the anisotropic calibrability of a facet F of a solid crystal E, and the capillary problem on a capillary tube with base F. When F is parallel to a facet of the Wulff shape, calibrability is equivalent to show the existence of an anisotropic subunitary vector field in $F, with suitable normal trace on the boundary of the facet, and with constant divergence equal to the anisotropic mean curvature of F. When the Wulff shape is a cylynder, assuming E convex at F, and F (strictly) calibrable, such a vector field is obtained by solving the capillary problem on F in absence of gravity and with zero contact angle. We show some examples of facets for which it is possible, even without the strict calibrability assumption, to build one of these vector fields. The construction provides, at least for convex facets of class C^{1,1}, the solution of the total variation flow starting at 1_F.

1 aAmato, Stefano1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aBellettini, Giovanni uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3448100522nas a2200133 4500008004100000022001400041245015400055210006900209300001400278490000700292100001900299700002200318856004800340 2015 eng d a0176-427600aAsymptotics of orthogonal polynomials with complex varying quartic weight: global structure, critical point behavior and the first Painlevé equation0 aAsymptotics of orthogonal polynomials with complex varying quart a529–5870 v411 aBertola, Marco1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00365-015-9288-001837nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007900041210006900120520133000189100002201519700002901541700002001570700002901590700002101619856005101640 2015 en d00aA class of Hamiltonians for a three-particle fermionic system at unitarity0 aclass of Hamiltonians for a threeparticle fermionic system at un3 aWe consider a quantum mechanical three-particle system made of two identical fermions of mass one and a different particle of mass $m$, where each fermion interacts via a zero-range force with the different particle. In particular we study the unitary regime, i.e., the case of infinite two-body scattering length. The Hamiltonians describing the system are, by definition, self-adjoint extensions of the free Hamiltonian restricted on smooth functions vanishing at the two-body coincidence planes, i.e., where the positions of two interacting particles coincide. It is known that for $m$ larger than a critical value $m^* \simeq (13.607)^{-1}$ a self-adjoint and lower bounded Hamiltonian $H_0$ can be constructed, whose domain is characterized in terms of the standard point-interaction boundary condition at each coincidence plane. Here we prove that for $m\in(m^*,m^{**})$, where $m^{**}\simeq (8.62)^{-1}$, there is a further family of self-adjoint and lower bounded Hamiltonians $H_{0,\beta}$, $\beta \in \mathbb{R}$, describing the system. Using a quadratic form method, we give a rigorous construction of such Hamiltonians and we show that the elements of their domains satisfy a further boundary condition, characterizing the singular behavior when the positions of all the three particles coincide.1 aCorreggi, Michele1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aFinco, Domenico1 aMichelangeli, Alessandro1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3446900596nas a2200181 4500008004100000245003700041210003000078520010700108100001700215700001800232700001700250700001700267700002400284700002000308700001700328700001800345856005100363 2015 en d00aThe deal.II Library, Version 8.20 adealII Library Version 823 aThis paper provides an overview of the new features of the finite element library deal.II version 8.21 aBangerth, W.1 aHeister, Timo1 aHeltai, Luca1 aKanschat, G.1 aKronbichler, Martin1 aMaier, Matthias1 aTurcksin, B.1 aYoung, T., D. uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3446401267nas a2200121 4500008004100000245009800041210006900139520082000208100002101028700002601049700001901075856005101094 2015 en d00aExistence for constrained dynamic Griffith fracture with a weak maximal dissipation condition0 aExistence for constrained dynamic Griffith fracture with a weak 3 aThere are very few existence results for fracture evolution, outside of globally minimizing quasi-static evolutions. Dynamic evolutions are particularly problematic, due to the difficulty of showing energy balance, as well as of showing that solutions obey a maximal dissipation condition, or some similar condition that prevents stationary cracks from always being solutions. Here we introduce a new weak maximal dissipation condition and show that it is compatible with cracks constrained to grow smoothly on a smooth curve. In particular, we show existence of dynamic fracture evolutions satisfying this maximal dissipation condition, subject to the above smoothness constraints, and exhibit explicit examples to show that this maximal dissipation principle can indeed rule out stationary cracks as solutions.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aLarsen, Cristopher J.1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3504500594nas a2200145 4500008004100000245009400041210006900135260001300204300001200217100001900229700001700248700003200265700002600297856012500323 2015 eng d00aExperience on vectorizing lattice Boltzmann kernels for multi-and many-core architectures0 aExperience on vectorizing lattice Boltzmann kernels for multiand bSpringer a53–621 aCalore, Enrico1 aDemo, Nicola1 aSchifano, Sebastiano, Fabio1 aTripiccione, Raffaele uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/experience-vectorizing-lattice-boltzmann-kernels-multi-and-many-core-architectures01024nas a2200121 4500008004100000245005200041210005100093260001000144520060600154653007300760100001800833856005100851 2015 en d00aIntegrability of Continuous Tangent Sub-bundles0 aIntegrability of Continuous Tangent Subbundles bSISSA3 aIn this thesis, the main aim is to study the integrability properties of continuous tangent sub-bundles, especially those that arise in the study of dynamical systems. After the introduction and examples part we start by studying integrability of such sub-bundles under different regularity and dynamical assumptions. Then we formulate a continuous version of the classical Frobenius theorem and state some applications to such bundles, to ODE and PDE. Finally we close of by stating some ongoing work related to interactions between integrability, sub-Riemannian geometry and contact geometry.10aDynamical Systems, Global Analysis, Frobenius Theorem, Integrability1 aTüreli, Sina uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3463000454nas a2200133 4500008004100000022001400041245009000055210006900145300001100214490000600225100001900231700002200250856004800272 2015 eng d a1664-236800aMeromorphic differentials with imaginary periods on degenerating hyperelliptic curves0 aMeromorphic differentials with imaginary periods on degenerating a1–220 v51 aBertola, Marco1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13324-014-0088-701077nas a2200181 4500008004100000022001400041245007100055210006800126260000800194300000700202490000900209520054400218100001900762700002000781700002600801700002400827856004400851 2015 eng d a1029-847900aN=2 supersymmetric gauge theories on S^2xS^2 and Liouville Gravity0 aN2 supersymmetric gauge theories on S2xS2 and Liouville Gravity cJul a540 v20153 aWe consider $\mathcal{N}=2$ supersymmetric gauge theories on four manifolds admitting an isometry. Generalized Killing spinor equations are derived from the consistency of supersymmetry algebrae and solved in the case of four manifolds admitting a $U(1)$ isometry. This is used to explicitly compute the supersymmetric path integral on $S^2 \times S^2$ via equivariant localization. The building blocks of the resulting partition function are shown to contain the three point functions and the conformal blocks of Liouville Gravity.

1 aBawane, Aditya1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aRonzani, Massimiliano1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2015)05400719nas a2200217 4500008004100000245009200041210006900133260003300202100002200235700002400257700001600281700002300297700001500320700001400335700002200349700002600371700002100397700001300418700001900431856005100450 2015 en d00aThe phototransduction machinery in the rod outer segment has a strong efficacy gradient0 aphototransduction machinery in the rod outer segment has a stron bNational Academy of Sciences1 aMazzolini, Monica1 aFacchetti, Giuseppe1 aAndolfi, L.1 aZaccaria, Proietti1 aTuccio, S.1 aTreud, J.1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aDi Fabrizio, Enzo, M.1 aLazzarino, Marco1 aRapp, G.1 aTorre, Vincent uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3515701509nas a2200121 4500008004100000245012400041210006900165260001000234520098200244653002001226100001801246856012301264 2015 en d00aThe relaxed area of maps from the plane to the plane with a line discontinuity, and the role of semicartesian surfaces.0 arelaxed area of maps from the plane to the plane with a line dis bSISSA3 aIn this thesis we study the relaxation of the area functional w.r.t. the L^1 topology of a map from a bounded planar domain with values in the plane and jumping on a segment. We estimate from above the singular contribution of this functional due to the presence of the jump in terms of the infimum of the area among a suitable family of surfaces that we call semicartesian surfaces. In our analysis, we also introduce a different notion of area, namely the relaxation of the area w.r.t. a convergence stronger than the L^1 convergence, whose singular contribution is completely characterized in terms of suitable semicartesian area minimizing problems. We propose also some examples of maps for which the two notions of relaxation are different: these examples underline the highly non-local behaviour of the L^1-relaxation, and justify the introduction of the other functional. Some result about the existence of a semicartesian area-minimizing surface is also provided.10aArea functional1 aTealdi, Lucia uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/relaxed-area-maps-plane-plane-line-discontinuity-and-role-semicartesian-surfaces00953nas a2200121 4500008004100000245009700041210006900138520050800207100001800715700002500733700002200758856005100780 2015 en d00aResults on the minimization of the Dirichlet functional among semicartesian parametrizations0 aResults on the minimization of the Dirichlet functional among se3 aWe start to investigate the existence of conformal minimizers for the Dirichlet functional in the setting of the so-called semicartesian parametrizations, adapting to this context some techniques used in solving the classical Plateau's problem. The final goal is to find area minimizing semicartesian parametrizations spanning a Jordan curve obtained as union of two graphs; this problem appeared in the study of the relaxed area functional for maps from the plane to the plane jumping on a line.

1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3448801475nas a2200121 4500008004100000245011300041210006900154520101400223100001801237700002501255700002201280856005101302 2015 en d00aSemicartesian surfaces and the relaxed area of maps from the plane to the plane with a line discontinuity0 aSemicartesian surfaces and the relaxed area of maps from the pla3 aWe address the problem of estimating the area of the graph of a map u, defined on a bounded planar domain O and taking values in the plane, jumping on a segment J, either compactly contained in O or having both the end points on the boundary of O. We define the relaxation of the area functional w.r.t. a sort of uniform convergence, and we characterize it in terms of the infimum of the area among those surfaces in the space spanning the graphs of the traces of u on the two side of J and having what we have called a semicartesian structure. We exhibit examples showing that the relaxed area functional w.r.t the L^1 convergence may depend also on the values of u far from J, and on the relative position of J w.r.t. the boundary of O; these examples confirm the non-local behaviour of the L^1 relaxed area functional, and justify the interest in studying the relaxation w.r.t. a stronger convergence. We prove also that the L^1 relaxed area functional in non-subadditive for a rather class of maps.

1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3448301213nas a2200145 4500008004100000245011200041210006900153260001300222520069800235653001900933100002200952700002000974700002200994856005101016 2014 en d00aDiscrete one-dimensional crawlers on viscous substrates: achievable net displacements and their energy cost0 aDiscrete onedimensional crawlers on viscous substrates achievabl bElsevier3 aWe study model one-dimensional crawlers, namely, model mechanical systems that can achieve self-propulsion by controlled shape changes of their body (extension or contraction of portions of the body), thanks to frictional interactions with a rigid substrate. We evaluate the achievable net displacement and the related energetic cost for self-propulsion by discrete crawlers (i.e., whose body is made of a discrete number of contractile or extensile segments) moving on substrates with either a Newtonian (linear) or a Bingham-type (stick-slip) rheology. Our analysis is aimed at constructing the basic building blocks towards an integrative, multi-scale description of crawling cell motility.10aCell migration1 aNoselli, Giovanni1 aTatone, Amabile1 aDeSimone, Antonio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3444901118nas a2200145 4500008004100000245013100041210006900172260001000241520052100251653010200772100002100874700002200895700001900917856003600936 2014 en d00aLaplace equation in a domain with a rectilinear crack: higher order derivatives of the energy with respect to the crack length0 aLaplace equation in a domain with a rectilinear crack higher ord bSISSA3 aWe consider the weak solution of the Laplace equation in a planar domain with a straight crack, prescribing a homogeneous Neumann condition on the crack and a nonhomogeneous Dirichlet condition on the rest of the boundary. For every k we express the k-th derivative of the energy with respect to the crack length in terms of a finite number of coefficients of the asymptotic expansion of the solution near the crack tip and of a finite number of other parameters, which only depend on the shape of the domain.

10acracked domains, energy release rate, higher order derivatives, asymptotic expansion of solutions1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aOrlando, Gianluca1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/727100908nas a2200109 4500008004100000245004700041210004700088260001300135520057900148100002000727856005100747 2014 en d00aPfaffian representations of cubic surfaces0 aPfaffian representations of cubic surfaces bSpringer3 aLet K be a field of characteristic zero. We describe an algorithm which requires a homogeneous polynomial F of degree three in K[x0,x1,x2,x3] and a zero a of F in P3 K and ensures a linear Pfaffian representation of V(F) with entries in K[x0,x1,x2,x3], under mild assumptions on F and a. We use this result to give an explicit construction of (and to prove the existence of) a linear Pfaffian representation of V (F), with entries in K′[x0,x1,x2,x3], being K′ an algebraic extension of K of degree at most six. An explicit example of such a construction is given.

1 aTanturri, Fabio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3468800712nas a2200157 4500008004100000245005200041210005100093260001300144300001200157490000800169520027400177100001800451700002100469700001900490856004500509 2014 en d00aQuasi-static crack growth in hydraulic fracture0 aQuasistatic crack growth in hydraulic fracture bElsevier a301-3180 v1093 aWe present a variational model for the quasi-static crack growth in hydraulic fracture in the framework of the energy formulation of rate-independent processes. The cracks are assumed to lie on a prescribed plane and to satisfy a very weak regularity assumption.

1 aAlmi, Stefano1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11767/1735001353nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007400041210006900115260001000184520088100194100002401075700002001099700001901119700001901138856005001157 2014 en d00aRate-independent damage in thermo-viscoelastic materials with inertia0 aRateindependent damage in thermoviscoelastic materials with iner bSISSA3 aWe present a model for rate-independent, unidirectional, partial damage in visco-elastic materials with inertia and thermal effects. The damage process is modeled by means of an internal variable, governed by a rate-independent flow rule. The heat equation and the momentum balance for the displacements are coupled in a highly nonlinear way. Our assumptions on the corresponding energy functional also comprise the case of the Ambrosio-Tortorelli phase-field model (without passage to the brittle limit). We discuss a suitable weak formulation and prove an existence theorem obtained with the aid of a (partially) decoupled time-discrete scheme and variational convergence methods. We also carry out the asymptotic analysis for vanishing viscosity and inertia and obtain a fully rate-independent limit model for displacements and damage, which is Independent of temperature.1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aRossi, Riccarda1 aThomas, Marita1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/744400581nas a2200109 4500008004100000245016900041210006900210100001900279700002500298700002200323856012600345 2014 eng d00aSingular Value Decomposition of a Finite Hilbert Transform Defined on Several Intervals and the Interior Problem of Tomography: The Riemann-Hilbert Problem Approach0 aSingular Value Decomposition of a Finite Hilbert Transform Defin1 aBertola, Marco1 aKatsevich, Alexander1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/singular-value-decomposition-finite-hilbert-transform-defined-several-intervals-and01519nas a2200145 4500008004100000245015300041210006900194260001300263520096300276100002001239700002301259700002401282700001601306856005101322 2014 en d00aSix-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories, quantum cohomology of instanton moduli spaces and gl(N) Quantum Intermediate Long Wave Hydrodynamics0 aSixdimensional supersymmetric gauge theories quantum cohomology bSpringer3 aWe show that the exact partition function of U(N) six-dimensional gauge theory with eight supercharges on C^2 x S^2 provides the quantization of the integrable system of hydrodynamic type known as gl(N) periodic Intermediate Long Wave (ILW). We characterize this system as the hydrodynamic limit of elliptic Calogero-Moser integrable system. We compute the Bethe equations from the effective gauged linear sigma model on S^2 with target space the ADHM instanton moduli space, whose mirror computes the Yang-Yang function of gl(N) ILW. The quantum Hamiltonians are given by the local chiral ring observables of the six-dimensional gauge theory. As particular cases, these provide the gl(N) Benjamin-Ono and Korteweg-de Vries quantum Hamiltonians. In the four dimensional limit, we identify the local chiral ring observables with the conserved charges of Heisenberg plus W_N algebrae, thus providing a gauge theoretical proof of AGT correspondence.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aSciarappa, Antonio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aVasko, Petr uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3454600987nas a2200145 4500008004100000245008700041210006900128260001000197520050200207100002400709700002000733700001900753700001900772856005000791 2014 en d00aSome remarks on a model for rate-independent damage in thermo-visco-elastodynamics0 aSome remarks on a model for rateindependent damage in thermovisc bSISSA3 aThis note deals with the analysis of a model for partial damage, where the rateindependent, unidirectional flow rule for the damage variable is coupled with the rate-dependent heat equation, and with the momentum balance featuring inertia and viscosity according to Kelvin-Voigt rheology. The results presented here combine the approach from Roubicek [1] with the methods from Lazzaroni/Rossi/Thomas/Toader [2] and extend the analysis to the setting of inhomogeneous time-dependent Dirichlet data.1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aRossi, Riccarda1 aThomas, Marita1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/746301412nas a2200145 4500008004100000245004500041210004100086260001300127520099200140100002001132700002301152700002401175700001601199856005101215 2014 en d00aThe stringy instanton partition function0 astringy instanton partition function bSpringer3 aWe perform an exact computation of the gauged linear sigma model associated to a D1-D5 brane system on a resolved A_1 singularity. This is accomplished via supersymmetric localization on the blown-up two-sphere. We show that in the blow-down limit C^2/Z_2 the partition function reduces to the Nekrasov partition function evaluating the equivariant volume of the instanton moduli space. For finite radius we obtain a tower of world-sheet instanton corrections, that we identify with the equivariant Gromov-Witten invariants of the ADHM moduli space. We show that these corrections can be encoded in a deformation of the Seiberg-Witten prepotential. From the mathematical viewpoint, the D1-D5 system under study displays a twofold nature: the D1-branes viewpoint captures the equivariant quantum cohomology of the ADHM instanton moduli space in the Givental formalism, and the D5-branes viewpoint is related to higher rank equivariant Donaldson-Thomas invariants of P^1 x C^2.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aSciarappa, Antonio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aVasko, Petr uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3458900848nas a2200133 4500008004100000245009600041210006900137260003400206520037800240653002300618100001800641700001900659856003600678 2014 en d00aA variational model for the quasi-static growth of fractional dimensional brittle fractures0 avariational model for the quasistatic growth of fractional dimen bEuropean Mathematical Society3 aWe propose a variational model for the irreversible quasi-static evolution of brittle fractures having fractional Hausdorff dimension in the setting of two-dimensional antiplane and plane elasticity. The evolution along such irregular crack paths can be obtained as $\Gamma$-limit of evolutions along one-dimensional cracks when the fracture toughness tends to zero.

10aVariational models1 aRacca, Simone1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/698301601nas a2200145 4500008004100000245008900041210007100130260001300201520110700214100002001321700002301341700002401364700001601388856005101404 2014 en d00aVortex Partition Functions, Wall Crossing and Equivariant Gromov–Witten Invariants0 aVortex Partition Functions Wall Crossing and Equivariant Gromov– bSpringer3 aIn this paper we identify the problem of equivariant vortex counting in a (2,2) supersymmetric two dimensional quiver gauged linear sigma model with that of computing the equivariant Gromov–Witten invariants of the GIT quotient target space determined by the quiver. We provide new contour integral formulae for the I and J-functions encoding the equivariant quantum cohomology of the target space. Its chamber structure is shown to be encoded in the analytical properties of the integrand. This is explained both via general arguments and by checking several key cases. We show how several results in equivariant Gromov–Witten theory follow just by deforming the integration contour. In particular, we apply our formalism to compute Gromov–Witten invariants of the C3/Zn orbifold, of the Uhlembeck (partial) compactification of the moduli space of instantons on C2, and of An and Dn singularities both in the orbifold and resolved phases. Moreover, we analyse dualities of quantum cohomology rings of holomorphic vector bundles over Grassmannians, which are relevant to BPS Wilson loop algebrae.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aSciarappa, Antonio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aVasko, Petr uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3465200995nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007400043210006900117260001000186520059200196100001700788700001800805856005000823 2014 en_Ud 00aWhere best to place a Dirichlet condition in an anisotropic membrane?0 aWhere best to place a Dirichlet condition in an anisotropic memb bSISSA3 aWe study a shape optimization problem for the first eigenvalue of an elliptic operator in divergence form, with non constant coefficients, over a fixed domain $\Omega$. Dirichlet conditions are imposed along $\partial\Omega$ and, in addition, along a set $\Sigma$ of prescribed length ($1$-dimensional Hausdorff measure). We look for the best shape and position for the supplementary Dirichlet region $\Sigma$ in order to maximize the first eigenvalue. We characterize the limit distribution of the optimal sets, as their prescribed length tends to infinity, via $\Gamma$-convergence.1 aTilli, Paolo1 aZucco, Davide uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/748101539nas a2200121 4500008004100000245009200041210006900133260005100202520107800253100001701331700001801348856005101366 2013 en d00aAsymptotics of the first Laplace eigenvalue with Dirichlet regions of prescribed length0 aAsymptotics of the first Laplace eigenvalue with Dirichlet regio bSociety for Industrial and Applied Mathematics3 aWe consider the problem of maximizing the first eigenvalue of the $p$-Laplacian (possibly with nonconstant coefficients) over a fixed domain $\Omega$, with Dirichlet conditions along $\partial\Omega$ and along a supplementary set $\Sigma$, which is the unknown of the optimization problem. The set $\Sigma$, which plays the role of a supplementary stiffening rib for a membrane $\Omega$, is a compact connected set (e.g., a curve or a connected system of curves) that can be placed anywhere in $\overline{\Omega}$ and is subject to the constraint of an upper bound $L$ to its total length (one-dimensional Hausdorff measure). This upper bound prevents $\Sigma$ from spreading throughout $\Omega$ and makes the problem well-posed. We investigate the behavior of optimal sets $\Sigma_L$ as $L\to\infty$ via $\Gamma$-convergence, and we explicitly construct certain asymptotically optimal configurations. We also study the behavior as $p\to\infty$ with $L$ fixed, finding connections with maximum-distance problems related to the principal frequency of the $\infty$-Laplacian.1 aTilli, Paolo1 aZucco, Davide uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3514101565nas a2200169 4500008004100000245010100041210006900142260001000211520092400221100002201145700002401167700002201191700001701213700001901230700002201249856012401271 2013 en d00aCommon dynamical features of sensory adaptation in photoreceptors and olfactory sensory neurons.0 aCommon dynamical features of sensory adaptation in photoreceptor bSISSA3 aSensory systems adapt, i.e., they adjust their sensitivity to external stimuli according to the ambient level. In this paper we show that single cell electrophysiological responses of vertebrate olfactory receptors and of photoreceptors to different input protocols exhibit several common features related to adaptation, and that these features can be used to investigate the dynamical structure of the feedback regulation responsible for the adaptation. In particular, we point out that two different forms of adaptation can be observed, in response to steps and to pairs of pulses. These two forms of adaptation appear to be in a dynamical trade-off: the more adaptation to a step is close to perfect, the slower is the recovery in adaptation to pulse pairs and viceversa. Neither of the two forms is explained by the dynamical models currently used to describe adaptation, such as the integral feedback model.

1 aDe Palo, Giovanna1 aFacchetti, Giuseppe1 aMazzolini, Monica1 aMenini, Anna1 aTorre, Vincent1 aAltafini, Claudio uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/common-dynamical-features-sensory-adaptation-photoreceptors-and-olfactory-sensory01071nas a2200145 4500008004100000245006700041210006600108260001300174520054900187100002200736700002400758700002200782700002000804856010100824 2013 en d00aCrawlers in viscous environments: linear vs nonlinear rheology0 aCrawlers in viscous environments linear vs nonlinear rheology bElsevier3 aWe study model self-propelled crawlers which derive their propulsive capabilities from the tangential resistance to motion offered by the environment. Two types of relationships between tangential forces and slip velocities are considered: a linear, Newtonian one and a nonlinear one of Bingham-type. Different behaviors result from the two different rheologies. These differences and their implications in terms of motility performance are discussed. Our aim is to develop new tools and insight for future studies of cell motility by crawling.1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aGuarnieri, Federica1 aNoselli, Giovanni1 aTatone, Amabile uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/crawlers-viscous-environments-linear-vs-nonlinear-rheology00604nas a2200193 4500008004100000245003700041210003000078260001000108520010800118100001700226700001800243700001700261700001700278700002400295700002000319700001700339700001800356856003600374 2013 en d00aThe deal.II Library, Version 8.10 adealII Library Version 81 bSISSA3 aThis paper provides an overview of the new features of the finite element library deal.II version 8.0.1 aBangerth, W.1 aHeister, Timo1 aHeltai, Luca1 aKanschat, G.1 aKronbichler, Martin1 aMaier, Matthias1 aTurcksin, B.1 aYoung, T., D. uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/723601988nas a2200133 4500008004100000245010500041210006900146260003000215520151100245100002101756700002201777700001901799856003601818 2013 en d00aEarly phase of plasticity-related gene regulation and SRF dependent transcription in the hippocampus0 aEarly phase of plasticityrelated gene regulation and SRF depende bPublic Library of Science3 aHippocampal organotypic cultures are a highly reliable in vitro model for studying neuroplasticity: in this paper, we analyze the early phase of the transcriptional response induced by a 20 µM gabazine treatment (GabT), a GABA-Ar antagonist, by using Affymetrix oligonucleotide microarray, RT-PCR based time-course and chromatin-immuno-precipitation. The transcriptome profiling revealed that the pool of genes up-regulated by GabT, besides being strongly related to the regulation of growth and synaptic transmission, is also endowed with neuro-protective and pro-survival properties. By using RT-PCR, we quantified a time-course of the transient expression for 33 of the highest up-regulated genes, with an average sampling rate of 10 minutes and covering the time interval [10:90] minutes. The cluster analysis of the time-course disclosed the existence of three different dynamical patterns, one of which proved, in a statistical analysis based on results from previous works, to be significantly related with SRF-dependent regulation (p-value<0.05). The chromatin immunoprecipitation (chip) assay confirmed the rich presence of working CArG boxes in the genes belonging to the latter dynamical pattern and therefore validated the statistical analysis. Furthermore, an in silico analysis of the promoters revealed the presence of additional conserved CArG boxes upstream of the genes Nr4a1 and Rgs2. The chip assay confirmed a significant SRF signal in the Nr4a1 CArG box but not in the Rgs2 CArG box.1 aIacono, Giovanni1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aTorre, Vincent uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/728700476nas a2200145 4500008004100000022001400041245007100055210006700126300001600193490000800209100001900217700001800236700002200254856005400276 2013 eng d a0002-993900aInversion formulae for the $\romancosh$-weighted Hilbert transform0 aInversion formulae for the romancoshweighted Hilbert transform a2703–27180 v1411 aBertola, Marco1 aKatsevich, A.1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-2013-11642-401436nas a2200145 4500008004100000245008000041210006900121260001000190520096800200100002001168700002401188700002401212700001801236856003601254 2013 en d00aN=2 gauge theories on toric singularities, blow-up formulae and W-algebrae0 aN2 gauge theories on toric singularities blowup formulae and Wal bSISSA3 aWe compute the Nekrasov partition function of gauge theories on the\r\n(resolved) toric singularities C^2/\\Gamma in terms of blow-up formulae. We\r\ndiscuss the expansion of the partition function in the \\epsilon_1,\\epsilon_2\r\n\\to 0 limit along with its modular properties and how to derive them from the\r\nM-theory perspective. On the two-dimensional conformal field theory side, our\r\nresults can be interpreted in terms of representations of the direct sum of\r\nHeisenberg plus W_N-algebrae with suitable central charges, which can be\r\ncomputed from the fan of the resolved toric variety.We provide a check of this\r\ncorrespondence by computing the central charge of the two-dimensional theory\r\nfrom the anomaly polynomial of M5-brane theory. Upon using the AGT\r\ncorrespondence our results provide a candidate for the conformal blocks and\r\nthree-point functions of a class of the two-dimensional CFTs which includes\r\nparafermionic theories.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMaruyoshi, Kazunobu1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aYagi, Futoshi uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/657700840nas a2200145 4500008004100000245004000041210004000081520035300121653006200474100001600536700002100552700002100573700002200594856007800616 2013 en d00aNonabelian Lie algebroid extensions0 aNonabelian Lie algebroid extensions3 aWe classify nonabelian extensions of Lie algebroids in the holomorphic or algebraic category, and introduce and study a spectral sequence that one can attach to any such extension and generalizes the Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence associated to an ideal in a Lie algebra. We compute the differentials of the spectral sequence up to $d_2$

10aLie algebroids, nonabelian extensions, spectral sequences1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aMencattini, Igor1 aTortella, Pietro1 aRubtsov, Vladimir uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/nonabelian-lie-algebroid-extensions00835nas a2200145 4500008004100000245006200041210006200103260001000165490000600175520040600181653002300587100002400610700001900634856003600653 2013 en d00aSome remarks on the viscous approximation of crack growth0 aSome remarks on the viscous approximation of crack growth bSISSA0 v63 aWe describe an existence result for quasistatic evolutions of cracks in antiplane elasticity obtained in [16] by a vanishing viscosity approach, with free (but regular enough) crack path. We underline in particular the motivations for the choice of the class of admissible cracks and of the dissipation potential. Moreover, we extend the result to a model with applied forces depending on time.

10aVariational models1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/420601218nas a2200121 4500008004100000245008200041210006900123520080800192100002201000700002301022700001501045856003601060 2013 en d00aStabilization of Stochastic Quantum Dynamics via Open and Closed Loop Control0 aStabilization of Stochastic Quantum Dynamics via Open and Closed3 aIn this paper, we investigate parametrization-free solutions of the problem of quantum pure state preparation and subspace stabilization by means of Hamiltonian control, continuous measurement, and quantum feedback, in the presence of a Markovian environment. In particular, we show that whenever suitable dissipative effects are induced either by the unmonitored environment, or by non-Hermitian measurements, there is no need for feedback, as open-loop time-invariant control is sufficient to achieve stabilization of the target set in probability. Constructive necessary and sufficient conditions on the form of the control Hamiltonian can be provided in this case. When time-invariant control is not sufficient, state stabilization can be attained by the addition of filtering-based feedback control1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aTicozzi, Francesco1 aNishio, K. uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/650300812nas a2200133 4500008004100000245006300041210006200104260003000166520036300196100001600559700002600575700002600601856005100627 2013 en d00aSymplectic instanton bundles on P3 and 't Hooft instantons0 aSymplectic instanton bundles on P3 and t Hooft instantons barXiv:1312.5554 [math.AG]3 aWe introduce the notion of tame symplectic instantons by excluding a kind of pathological monads and show that the locus $I^*_{n,r}$ of tame symplectic instantons is irreducible and has the expected dimension, equal to $4n(r+1)-r(2r+1)$. The proof is inherently based on a relation between the spaces $I^*_{n,r}$ and the moduli spaces of 't Hooft instantons.1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aMarkushevich, Dimitri1 aTikhomirov, Alexander uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3448600539nas a2200133 4500008004100000022001400041245017800055210007000233300001400303490000700317100001900324700002200343856004000365 2013 eng d a0010-364000aUniversality for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation at the gradient catastrophe point: rational breathers and poles of the \it Tritronquée solution to Painlevé I0 aUniversality for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation at a678–7520 v661 aBertola, Marco1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpa.2144501915nas a2200121 4500008004100000245008100041210006900122260001300191520151100204100002201715700002001737856003601757 2012 en d00aCrawling motility through the analysis of model locomotors: two case studies0 aCrawling motility through the analysis of model locomotors two c bSpringer3 aWe study model locomotors on a substrate, which derive their propulsive capabilities from the tangential (viscous or frictional) resistance offered by the substrate. Our aim is to develop new tools and insight for future studies of cellular motility by crawling and of collective bacterial motion. The purely viscous case (worm) is relevant for cellular motility by crawling of individual cells. We re-examine some recent results on snail locomotion in order to assess the role of finely regulated adhesion mechanisms in crawling motility. Our main conclusion is that such regulation, although well documented in several biological systems, is not indispensable to accomplish locomotion driven by internal deformations, provided that the crawler may execute sufficiently large body deformations. Thus, there is no snail theorem. Namely, the crawling analog of the scallop theorem of low Reynolds number hydrodynamics does not hold for snail-like crawlers. The frictional case is obtained by assuming that the viscous coefficient governing tangential resistance forces, which act parallel and in the direction opposite to the velocity of the point to which they are applied, depends on the normal force acting at that point. We combine these surface interactions with inertial effects in order to investigate the mechanisms governing the motility of a bristle-robot. This model locomotor is easily manufactured and has been proposed as an effective tool to replicate and study collective bacterial motility.1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aTatone, Amabile uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/701700922nas a2200133 4500008004100000245007400041210006900115260001000184520049000194100002000684700002400704700002400728856003600752 2012 en d00aGauge Theories on ALE Space and Super Liouville Correlation Functions0 aGauge Theories on ALE Space and Super Liouville Correlation Func bSISSA3 aWe present a relation between N=2 quiver gauge theories on the ALE space O_{P^1}(-2) and correlators of N=1 super Liouville conformal field theory, providing checks in the case of punctured spheres and tori. We derive a blow-up formula for the full Nekrasov partition function and show that, up to a U(1) factor, the N=2^* instanton partition function is given by the product of the character of \\\\hat{SU}(2)_2 times the super Virasoro conformal block on the torus with one puncture.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMaruyoshi, Kazunobu1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/430501486nas a2200121 4500008004100000245006100041210006000102260005400162520106700216100002201283700002301305856003601328 2012 en d00aModeling and control of quantum systems: An introduction0 aModeling and control of quantum systems An introduction bInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers3 aThe scope of this work is to provide a self-contained introduction to a selection of basic theoretical aspects in the modeling and control of quantum mechanical systems, as well as a brief survey on the main approaches to control synthesis. While part of the existing theory, especially in the open-loop setting, stems directly from classical control theory (most notably geometric control and optimal control), a number of tools specifically tailored for quantum systems have been developed since the 1980s, in order to take into account their distinctive features: the probabilistic nature of atomic-scale physical systems, the effect of dissipation and the irreversible character of the measurements have all proved to be critical in feedback-design problems. The relevant dynamical models for both closed and open quantum systems are presented, along with the main results on their controllability and stability. A brief review of several currently available control design methods is meant to provide the interested reader with a roadmap for further studies1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aTicozzi, Francesco uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/650500979nas a2200133 4500008004100000245010200041210006900143260001000212520051900222100001600741700002600757700002600783856003600809 2012 en d00aModuli of symplectic instanton vector bundles of higher rank on projective space $\\mathbb{P}^3$0 aModuli of symplectic instanton vector bundles of higher rank on bSISSA3 aSymplectic instanton vector bundles on the projective space $\\mathbb{P}^3$ constitute a natural generalization of mathematical instantons of rank 2. We study the moduli space $I_{n,r}$ of rank-$2r$ symplectic instanton vector bundles on $\\mathbb{P}^3$ with $r\\ge2$ and second Chern class $n\\ge r,\\ n\\equiv r({\\rm mod}2)$. We give an explicit construction of an irreducible component $I^*_{n,r}$ of this space for each such value of $n$ and show that $I^*_{n,r}$ has the expected dimension $4n(r+1)-r(2r+1)$.1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aMarkushevich, Dimitri1 aTikhomirov, Alexander uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/465600447nas a2200133 4500008004100000245008500041210006900126260001000195300001400205490000700219100002300226700001900249856004500268 2012 en d00aSBV regularity for Hamilton-Jacobi equations with Hamiltonian depending on (t,x)0 aSBV regularity for HamiltonJacobi equations with Hamiltonian dep bSISSA a2179-22030 v441 aBianchini, Stefano1 aTonon, Daniela uhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11767/1406600441nas a2200133 4500008004100000245008000041210006900121260001000190300001200200490000800212100002300220700001900243856004500262 2012 en d00aSBV-like regularity for Hamilton-Jacobi equations with a convex Hamiltonian0 aSBVlike regularity for HamiltonJacobi equations with a convex Ha bSISSA a190-2080 v3911 aBianchini, Stefano1 aTonon, Daniela uhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11767/1390900790nas a2200121 4500008004100000245014600041210006900187300001400256490000600270520032300276100001900599856005000618 2012 eng d00aSome applications of the SBV Regularity Theorem for entropy solutions of 1D scalar conservation laws to ConvectionTheory and sticky particles0 aSome applications of the SBV Regularity Theorem for entropy solu a163–1750 v33 aWe show how it is possible to apply the SBV Regularity Theorem for entropy solutions of one-dimensional scalar conservation laws, proved by Ambrosio and De Lellis, to Convection Theory and sticky particles. In the multi-dimensional case we present a counterexample which prevent us from using the same approach.

1 aTonon, Daniela uhttps://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-0091840901607nas a2200157 4500008004100000245009600041210006900137260002100206520106500227100002201292700002901314700002001343700002901363700002101392856003601413 2012 en d00aStability for a System of N Fermions Plus a Different Particle with Zero-Range Interactions0 aStability for a System of N Fermions Plus a Different Particle w bWorld Scientific3 aWe study the stability problem for a non-relativistic quantum system in\\r\\ndimension three composed by $ N \\\\geq 2 $ identical fermions, with unit mass,\\r\\ninteracting with a different particle, with mass $ m $, via a zero-range\\r\\ninteraction of strength $ \\\\alpha \\\\in \\\\R $. We construct the corresponding\\r\\nrenormalised quadratic (or energy) form $ \\\\form $ and the so-called\\r\\nSkornyakov-Ter-Martirosyan symmetric extension $ H_{\\\\alpha} $, which is the\\r\\nnatural candidate as Hamiltonian of the system. We find a value of the mass $\\r\\nm^*(N) $ such that for $ m > m^*(N)$ the form $ \\\\form $ is closed and bounded from below. As a consequence, $ \\\\form $ defines a unique self-adjoint and bounded from below extension of $ H_{\\\\alpha}$ and therefore the system is stable. On the other hand, we also show that the form $ \\\\form $ is unbounded from below for $ m < m^*(2)$. In analogy with the well-known bosonic case, this suggests that the system is unstable for $ m < m^*(2)$ and the so-called Thomas effect occurs.1 aCorreggi, Michele1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aFinco, Domenico1 aMichelangeli, Alessandro1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/606901295nas a2200133 4500008004100000245005500041210005200096260001000148520090800158100002001066700002401086700001501110856003601125 2012 en d00aVertices, vortices & interacting surface operators0 aVertices vortices interacting surface operators bSISSA3 aWe show that the vortex moduli space in non-abelian supersymmetric N=(2,2) gauge theories on the two dimensional plane with adjoint and anti-fundamental matter can be described as an holomorphic submanifold of the instanton moduli space in four dimensions. The vortex partition functions for these theories are computed via equivariant localization. We show that these coincide with the field theory limit of the topological vertex on the strip with boundary conditions corresponding to column diagrams. Moreover, we resum the field theory limit of the vertex partition functions in terms of generalized hypergeometric functions formulating their AGT dual description as interacting surface operators of simple type. Analogously we resum the topological open string amplitudes in terms of q-deformed generalized hypergeometric functions proving that they satisfy appropriate finite difference equations.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aJian, Zhao uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/413400994nas a2200133 4500008004100000245003100041210003100072260001000103520064300113100002000756700002400776700002400800856003600824 2012 en d00aWild quiver gauge theories0 aWild quiver gauge theories bSISSA3 aWe study $N=2$ supersymmetric $SU(2)$ gauge theories coupled to non-Lagrangian superconformal field theories induced by compactifying the six dimensional $A_1 (2,0)$ theory on Riemann surfaces with irregular punctures. These are naturally associated to Hitchin systems with wild ramification whose spectral curves provide the relevant Seiberg-Witten geometries. We propose that the prepotential of these gauge theories on the Omega-background can be obtained from the corresponding irregular conformal blocks on the Riemann surfaces via a generalization of the coherent state construction to the case of higher order singularities.

1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMaruyoshi, Kazunobu1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/518401400nas a2200169 4500008004100000245009000041210006900131260005000200520083200250100001401082700001801096700001501114700002201129700002201151700002101173856003601194 2011 en d00aAdaptation as a genome-wide autoregulatory principle in the stress response of yeast.0 aAdaptation as a genomewide autoregulatory principle in the stres bThe Institution of Engineering and Technology3 aThe gene expression response of yeast to various types of stresses/perturbations shows a common functional and dynamical pattern for the vast majority of genes, characterised by a quick transient peak (affecting primarily short genes) followed by a return to the pre-stimulus level. Kinetically, this process of adaptation following the transient excursion can be modelled using a genome-wide autoregulatory mechanism by means of which yeast aims at maintaining a preferential concentration in its mRNA levels. The resulting feedback system explains well the different time constants observable in the transient response, while being in agreement with all the known experimental dynamical features. For example, it suggests that a very rapid transient can be induced also by a slowly varying concentration of the gene products.1 aEduati, F1 aDi Camillo, B1 aToffolo, G1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aDe Palo, Giovanna1 aZampieri, Mattia uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/510600920nas a2200133 4500008004100000245005100041210005100092260007200143520047100215100002100686700002100707700002200728856003600750 2011 en d00aCovered by lines and Conic connected varieties0 aCovered by lines and Conic connected varieties bUniversita\\\' di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica3 aWe study some properties of an embedded variety covered by lines and give a\\r\\nnumerical criterion ensuring the existence of a singular conic through two of\\r\\nits general points. We show that our criterion is sharp. Conic-connected,\\r\\ncovered by lines, QEL, LQEL, prime Fano, defective, and dual defective\\r\\nvarieties are closely related. We study some relations between the above\\r\\nmentioned classes of objects using celebrated results by Ein and Zak.1 aMarchesi, Simone1 aMassarenti, Alex1 aTafazolian, Saeed uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/578800421nas a2200133 4500008004300000245004500043210004300088260004800131300001400179490000700193100002300200700001900223856004500242 2011 en_Ud 00aA Decomposition Theorem for BV functions0 aDecomposition Theorem for BV functions bAmerican Institute of Mathematical Sciences a1549-15660 v101 aBianchini, Stefano1 aTonon, Daniela uhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11767/1459900728nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007600043210006900119260001300188520032600201100002400527700001900551856003600570 2011 en_Ud 00aEnergy release rate and stress intensity factor in antiplane elasticity0 aEnergy release rate and stress intensity factor in antiplane ela bElsevier3 aIn the setting of antiplane linearized elasticity, we show the existence of the stress intensity factor and its relation with the energy release rate when the crack path is a C1,1 curve. Finally, we show that the energy release rate is continuous with respect to the Hausdorff convergence in a class of admissible cracks.1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/378001134nas a2200145 4500008004100000245006700041210006700108260001000175520068000185100002000865700002400885700002400909700001900933856003600952 2011 en d00aGeneralized matrix models and AGT correspondence at all genera0 aGeneralized matrix models and AGT correspondence at all genera bSISSA3 aWe study generalized matrix models corresponding to n-point Virasoro\r\nconformal blocks on Riemann surfaces with arbitrary genus g. Upon AGT\r\ncorrespondence, these describe four dimensional N=2 SU(2)^{n+3g-3} gauge\r\ntheories with generalized quiver diagrams. We obtain the generalized matrix\r\nmodels from the perturbative evaluation of the Liouville correlation functions\r\nand verify the consistency of the description with respect to degenerations of\r\nthe Riemann surface. Moreover, we derive the Seiberg-Witten curve for the N=2\r\ngauge theory as the spectral curve of the generalized matrix model, thus\r\nproviding a check of AGT correspondence at all genera.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMaruyoshi, Kazunobu1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aYagib, Futoshi uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/656800632nas a2200133 4500008004100000245007400041210006900115260001000184520020000194100002000394700002400414700002400438856003600462 2011 en d00aInstantons on ALE spaces and Super Liouville Conformal Field Theories0 aInstantons on ALE spaces and Super Liouville Conformal Field The bSISSA3 aWe provide evidence that the conformal blocks of N=1 super Liouville\\r\\nconformal field theory are described in terms of the SU(2) Nekrasov partition\\r\\nfunction on the ALE space O_{P^1}(-2).1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMaruyoshi, Kazunobu1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/426200818nas a2200133 4500008004100000245003700041210003300078260001000111520046800121100002000589700002400609700001500633856003600648 2011 en d00aThe Liouville side of the vortex0 aLiouville side of the vortex bSISSA3 aWe analyze conformal blocks with multiple (semi-)degenerate field insertions in Liouville/Toda conformal field theories an show that their vector space is fully reproduced by the four-dimensional limit of open topological string amplitudes on the strip with generic boundary conditions associated to a suitable quiver gauge theory. As a byproduct we identify the non-abelian vortex partition function with a specific fusion channel of degenerate conformal blocks.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aZhao, Jian uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/430401329nas a2200169 4500008004100000022001400041245008700055210006900142260000800211300001400219490000700233520081100240100001801051700002201069700002201091856004601113 2011 eng d a1432-095900aMetastable equilibria of capillary drops on solid surfaces: a phase field approach0 aMetastable equilibria of capillary drops on solid surfaces a pha cSep a453–4710 v233 aWe discuss a phase field model for the numerical simulation of metastable equilibria of capillary drops resting on rough solid surfaces and for the description of contact angle hysteresis phenomena in wetting. The model is able to reproduce observed transitions of drops on micropillars from Cassie–Baxter to Wenzel states. When supplemented with a dissipation potential which describes energy losses due to frictional forces resisting the motion of the contact line, the model can describe metastable states such as drops in equilibrium on vertical glass plates. The reliability of the model is assessed by a detailed comparison of its predictions with experimental data on the maximal size of water drops that can stick on vertical glass plates which have undergone different surface treatments.

1 aFedeli, Livio1 aTurco, Alessandro1 aDeSimone, Antonio uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00161-011-0189-601532nas a2200277 4500008004100000022001600041245006500057210006300122260009400185300001600279490000900295520056700304653002100871653002200892653002200914653002400936653003200960653002500992653002101017653002901038653002401067653002401091100002401115700001901139856009601158 2011 eng d a{0218-2025}00aA MODEL FOR CRACK PROPAGATION BASED ON VISCOUS APPROXIMATION0 aMODEL FOR CRACK PROPAGATION BASED ON VISCOUS APPROXIMATION a{5 TOH TUCK LINK, SINGAPORE 596224, SINGAPORE}b{WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD}c{OCT} a{2019-2047}0 v{21}3 a{In the setting of antiplane linearized elasticity, we show the existence of quasistatic evolutions of cracks in brittle materials by using a vanishing viscosity approach, thus taking into account local minimization. The main feature of our model is that the path followed by the crack need not be prescribed a priori: indeed, it is found as the limit (in the sense of Hausdorff convergence) of curves obtained by an incremental procedure. The result is based on a continuity property for the energy release rate in a suitable class of admissible cracks.}

10aBrittle fracture10aCrack propagation10aenergy derivative10aenergy release rate10afree-discontinuity problems10aGriffith's criterion10alocal minimizers10astress intensity factor}10avanishing viscosity10a{Variational models1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aToader, Rodica uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/model-crack-propagation-based-viscous-approximation-001388nas a2200157 4500008004300000245009200043210007000135260002200205300001200227490000800239520088500247100001601132700002201148700002401170856003601194 2011 en_Ud 00aPoincaré polynomial of moduli spaces of framed sheaves on (stacky) Hirzebruch surfaces0 aPoincaré polynomial of moduli spaces of framed sheaves on stacky bSpringerc06/2011 a395-4090 v3043 aWe perform a study of the moduli space of framed torsion-free sheaves on Hirzebruch surfaces by using localization techniques. We discuss some general properties of this moduli space by studying it in the framework of Huybrechts-Lehn theory of framed modules. We classify the fixed points under a toric action on the moduli space, and use this to compute the Poincare polynomial of the latter. This will imply that the moduli spaces we are considering are irreducible. We also consider fractional first Chern classes, which means that we are extending our computation to a stacky deformation of a Hirzebruch surface. From the physical viewpoint, our results provide the partition function of N=4 Vafa-Witten theory on total spaces of line bundles on P1, which is relevant in black hole entropy counting problems according to a conjecture due to Ooguri, Strominger and Vafa.

1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aPoghossian, Rubik1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/373801134nas a2200133 4500008004100000245006000041210005900101260001000160520072600170100002000896700002400916700002400940856003600964 2011 en d00aQuantum Hitchin Systems via beta-deformed Matrix Models0 aQuantum Hitchin Systems via betadeformed Matrix Models bSISSA3 aWe study the quantization of Hitchin systems in terms of beta-deformations of generalized matrix models related to conformal blocks of Liouville theory on punctured Riemann surfaces. We show that in a suitable limit, corresponding to the Nekrasov-Shatashvili one, the loop equations of the matrix model reproduce the Hamiltonians of the quantum Hitchin system on the sphere and the torus with marked points. The eigenvalues of these Hamiltonians are shown to be the epsilon1-deformation of the chiral observables of the corresponding N=2 four ndimensional gauge theory. Moreover, we find the exact wave-functions in terms of the matrix model representation of the conformal blocks with degenerate field insertions.

1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aMaruyoshi, Kazunobu1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/418100919nas a2200121 4500008004300000245013400043210006900177260004600246520042800292100002200720700001900742856003600761 2011 en_Ud 00aQuasistatic crack evolution for a cohesive zone model with different response to loading and unloading: a Young measures approach0 aQuasistatic crack evolution for a cohesive zone model with diffe bCambridge University Press / EDP Sciences3 aA new approach to irreversible quasistatic fracture growth is given, by means of Young measures. The study concerns a cohesive zone model with prescribed crack path, when the material gives different responses to loading and unloading phases. In the particular situation of constant unloading response, the result contained in [6] is recovered. In this case, the convergence of the discrete time approximations is improved.1 aCagnetti, Filippo1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/235501271nas a2200133 4500008004300000245007300043210006800116520083300184100001801017700001901035700002301054700002401077856003601101 2010 en_Ud 00aChern-Simons theory on L(p,q) lens spaces and Gopakumar-Vafa duality0 aChernSimons theory on Lpq lens spaces and GopakumarVafa duality3 aWe consider aspects of Chern-Simons theory on L(p,q) lens spaces and its relation with matrix models and topological string theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds, searching for possible new large N dualities via geometric transition for non-SU(2) cyclic quotients of the conifold. To this aim we find, on one hand, some novel matrix integral representations of the SU(N) CS partition function in a generic flat background for the whole L(p,q) family and provide a solution for its large N dynamics; on the other, we perform in full detail the construction of a family of would-be dual closed string backgrounds via conifold geometric transition from T^*L(p,q). We can then explicitly prove that Gopakumar-Vafa duality in a fixed vacuum fails in the case q>1, and briefly discuss how it could be restored in a non-perturbative setting.1 aBrini, Andrea1 aGriguolo, Luca1 aSeminara, Domenico1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/293800979nas a2200109 4500008004300000245005400043210005100097520064100148100002000789700002400809856003600833 2010 en_Ud 00aHitchin systems, N=2 gauge theories and W-gravity0 aHitchin systems N2 gauge theories and Wgravity3 aWe propose some arguments supporting an M-theory derivation of the duality recently discovered by Alday, Gaiotto and Tachikawa between two-dimensional conformal field theories and N=2 superconformal gauge theories in four dimensions. We find that A_{N-1} Toda field theory is the simplest two-dimensional conformal field theory quantizing the moduli of N M5-branes wrapped on a Riemann surface. This leads us to identify chiral operators of the N=2 gauge theories with W-algebra currents. As a check of this correspondence we study some relevant OPE\\\'s obtaining that Nekrasov\\\'s partition function satisfies W-geometry constraints.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/383100928nas a2200109 4500008004300000245008500043210006900128520053800197100002300735700002400758856003600782 2010 en_Ud 00aMoore-Read Fractional Quantum Hall wavefunctions and SU(2) quiver gauge theories0 aMooreRead Fractional Quantum Hall wavefunctions and SU2 quiver g3 aWe identify Moore-Read wavefunctions, describing non-abelian statistics in fractional quantum Hall systems, with the instanton partition of N=2 superconformal quiver gauge theories at suitable values of masses and \\\\Omega-background parameters. This is obtained by extending to rational conformal field theories the SU(2) gauge quiver/Liouville field theory duality recently found by Alday-Gaiotto-Tachikawa. A direct link between the Moore-Read Hall $n$-body wavefunctions and Z_n-equivariant Donaldson polynomials is pointed out.1 aSantachiara, Raoul1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/385200902nas a2200169 4500008004100000020002200041245007700063210006900140260003600209300001200245520028600257100002200543700001800565700002200583700001700605856011000622 2010 eng d a978-90-481-9195-600aA Phase Field Approach to Wetting and Contact Angle Hysteresis Phenomena0 aPhase Field Approach to Wetting and Contact Angle Hysteresis Phe aDordrechtbSpringer Netherlands a51–633 aWe discuss a phase field model for the numerical simulation of contact angle hysteresis phenomena in wetting. The performance of the model is assessed by comparing its predictions with experimental data on the critical size of drops that can stick on a vertical glass plate.

1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aFedeli, Livio1 aTurco, Alessandro1 aHackl, Klaus uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/phase-field-approach-wetting-and-contact-angle-hysteresis-phenomena00550nas a2200109 4500008004300000245008300043210006900126520016900195100002100364700001900385856003600404 2010 en_Ud 00aQuasistatic crack growth in elasto-plastic materials: the two-dimensional case0 aQuasistatic crack growth in elastoplastic materials the twodimen3 aWe study a variational model for the quasistatic evolution of elasto-plastic materials with cracks in the case of planar small strain associative elasto-plasticity.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/296401005nas a2200121 4500008004300000245005700043210005600100520062300156100002000779700002400799700002400823856003600847 2010 en_Ud 00aTaming open/closed string duality with a Losev trick0 aTaming openclosed string duality with a Losev trick3 aA target space string field theory formulation for open and closed B-model is provided by giving a Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization of the holomorphic Chern-Simons theory with off-shell gravity background. The target space expression for the coefficients of the holomorphic anomaly equation for open strings are obtained. Furthermore, open/closed string duality is proved from a judicious integration over the open string fields. In particular, by restriction to the case of independence on continuous open moduli, the shift formulas of [7] are reproduced and shown therefore to encode the data of a closed string dual.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aPrudenziati, Andrea1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/385501175nas a2200133 4500008004300000245008500043210006900128260001300197520072500210100002900935700002000964700002100984856003601005 2010 en_Ud 00aA time-dependent perturbative analysis for a quantum particle in a cloud chamber0 atimedependent perturbative analysis for a quantum particle in a bSpringer3 aWe consider a simple model of a cloud chamber consisting of a test particle (the alpha-particle) interacting with two other particles (the atoms of the vapour) subject to attractive potentials centered in $a_1, a_2 \\\\in \\\\mathbb{R}^3$. At time zero the alpha-particle is described by an outgoing spherical wave centered in the origin and the atoms are in their ground state. We show that, under suitable assumptions on the physical parameters of the system and up to second order in perturbation theory, the probability that both atoms are ionized is negligible unless $a_2$ lies on the line joining the origin with $a_1$. The work is a fully time-dependent version of the original analysis proposed by Mott in 1929.1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aFigari, Rodolfo1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/396901011nas a2200121 4500008004300000245008300043210006900126520059000195100001600785700002600801700002600827856003600853 2010 en_Ud 00aUhlenbeck-Donaldson compactification for framed sheaves on projective surfaces0 aUhlenbeckDonaldson compactification for framed sheaves on projec3 aWe construct a compactification $M^{\\\\mu ss}$ of the Uhlenbeck-Donaldson type for the moduli space of slope stable framed bundles. This is a kind of a moduli space of slope semistable framed sheaves. We show that there exists a projective morphism $\\\\gamma \\\\colon M^s \\\\to M^{\\\\mu ss}$, where $M^s$ is the moduli space of S-equivalence classes of Gieseker-semistable framed sheaves. The space $M^{\\\\mu ss}$ has a natural set-theoretic stratification which allows one, via a Hitchin-Kobayashi correspondence, to compare it with the moduli spaces of framed ideal instantons.1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aMarkushevich, Dimitri1 aTikhomirov, Alexander uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/404900513nas a2200121 4500008004100000022001400041245014500055210006900200300001600269100001900285700002200304856006500326 2010 eng d a1073-792800aUniversality in the profile of the semiclassical limit solutions to the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation at the first breaking curve0 aUniversality in the profile of the semiclassical limit solutions a2119–21671 aBertola, Marco1 aTovbis, Alexander uhttp://0-dx.doi.org.mercury.concordia.ca/10.1093/imrn/rnp19602219nas a2200157 4500008004300000245014000043210006900183260001900252520163800271100002601909700002101935700002801956700002201984700001902006856003602025 2009 en_Ud 00aCharacterization of the time course of changes of the evoked electrical activity in a model of a chemically-induced neuronal plasticity0 aCharacterization of the time course of changes of the evoked ele bBioMed Central3 aBACKGROUND: Neuronal plasticity is initiated by transient elevations of neuronal networks activity leading to changes of synaptic properties and providing the basis for memory and learning 1. An increase of electrical activity can be caused by electrical stimulation 2 or by pharmacological manipulations: elevation of extracellular K+ 3, blockage of inhibitory pathways 4 or by an increase of second messengers intracellular concentrations 5. Neuronal plasticity is mediated by several biochemical pathways leading to the modulation of synaptic strength, density of ionic channels and morphological changes of neuronal arborisation 6. On a time scale of a few minutes, neuronal plasticity is mediated by local protein trafficking 7 while, in order to sustain modifications beyond 2-3 h, changes of gene expression are required 8. FINDINGS: In the present manuscript we analysed the time course of changes of the evoked electrical activity during neuronal plasticity and we correlated it with a transcriptional analysis of the underlying changes of gene expression. Our investigation shows that treatment for 30 min. with the GABAA receptor antagonist gabazine (GabT) causes a potentiation of the evoked electrical activity occurring 2-4 hours after GabT and the concomitant up-regulation of 342 genes. Inhibition of the ERK1/2 pathway reduced but did not abolish the potentiation of the evoked response caused by GabT. In fact not all the genes analysed were blocked by ERK1/2 inhibitors. CONCLUSION: These results are in agreement with the notion that neuronal plasticity is mediated by several distinct pathways working in unison.1 aBroccard, Frederic D.1 aPegoraro, Silvia1 aRuaro, Maria Elisabetta1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aTorre, Vincent uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/370601270nas a2200133 4500008004300000245010000043210006900143520080600212100002001018700002401038700002401062700001401086856003601100 2009 en_Ud 00aDecoupling A and B model in open string theory: topological adventures in the world of tadpoles0 aDecoupling A and B model in open string theory topological adven3 aIn this paper we analyze the problem of tadpole cancellation in open topological strings. We prove that the inclusion of unorientable worldsheet diagrams guarantees a consistent decoupling of A and B model for open superstring amplitudes at all genera. This is proven by direct microscopic computation in Super Conformal Field Theory. For the B-model we explicitly calculate one loop amplitudes in terms of analytic Ray-Singer torsions of appropriate vector bundles and obtain that the decoupling corresponds to the cancellation of D-brane and orientifold charges. Local tadpole cancellation on the worldsheet then guarantees the decoupling at all loops. The holomorphic anomaly equations for open topological strings at one loop are also obtained and compared with the results of the Quillen formula.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aPrudenziati, Andrea1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aJie, Yang uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/363200361nas a2200097 4500008004300000245007300043210006900116100001800185700002400203856003600227 2009 en_Ud 00aExact results for topological strings on resolved Yp,q singularities0 aExact results for topological strings on resolved Ypq singularit1 aBrini, Andrea1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/263100963nas a2200133 4500008004300000245008100043210006900124260001300193520052900206100001800735700002200753700001800775856003600793 2009 en_Ud 00aInitial value problem of the Whitham equations for the Camassa-Holm equation0 aInitial value problem of the Whitham equations for the CamassaHo bElsevier3 aWe study the Whitham equations for the Camassa-Holm equation. The equations are neither strictly hyperbolic nor genuinely nonlinear. We are interested in the initial value problem of the Whitham equations. When the initial values are given by a step function, the Whitham solution is self-similar. When the initial values are given by a smooth function, the Whitham solution exists within a cusp in the x-t plane. On the boundary of the cusp, the Whitham equation matches the Burgers solution, which exists outside the cusp.1 aGrava, Tamara1 aPierce, Virgil U.1 aTian, Fei-Ran uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/342901000nas a2200121 4500008004300000245006600043210006400109520060600173100002000779700002400799700001900823856003600842 2009 en_Ud 00aTopological branes, p-algebras and generalized Nahm equations0 aTopological branes palgebras and generalized Nahm equations3 aInspired by the recent advances in multiple M2-brane theory, we consider the generalizations of Nahm equations for arbitrary p-algebras. We construct the topological p-algebra quantum mechanics associated to them and we show that this can be obtained as a truncation of the topological p-brane theory previously studied by the authors. The resulting topological p-algebra quantum mechanics is discussed in detail and the relation with the M2-M5 system is pointed out in the p=3 case, providing a geometrical argument for the emergence of the 3-algebra structure in the Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson theory1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aZabzine, Maxim uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/270200386nas a2200109 4500008004300000245006300043210006300106260003100169100002100200700001900221856003600240 2008 en_Ud 00aDecomposition results for functions with bounded variation0 aDecomposition results for functions with bounded variation bUnione Matematica Italiana1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/353501559nas a2200157 4500008004300000245008100043210006900124520105300193100001801246700001801264700002501282700002001307700001901327700001901346856003601365 2008 en_Ud 00aFulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov pairing in one-dimensional optical lattices0 aFuldeFerrellLarkinOvchinnikov pairing in onedimensional optical 3 aSpin-polarized attractive Fermi gases in one-dimensional (1D) optical lattices are expected to be remarkably good candidates for the observation of the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) phase. We model these systems with an attractive Hubbard model with population imbalance. By means of the density-matrix renormalization-group method we compute the pairing correlations as well as the static spin and charge structure factors in the whole range from weak to strong coupling. We demonstrate that pairing correlations exhibit quasi-long range order and oscillations at the wave number expected from FFLO theory. However, we also show by numerically computing the mixed spin-charge static structure factor that charge and spin degrees of freedom appear to be coupled already for small imbalance. We discuss the consequences of this coupling for the observation of the FFLO phase, as well as for the stabilization of the quasi-long range order into long-range order by coupling many identical 1D systems, as in quasi-1D optical lattices.

1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aPolini, Marco1 aCazalilla, Miguel A.1 aBakhtiari, M.R.1 aTosi, Mario P.1 aFazio, Rosario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/269400891nas a2200121 4500008004300000245004600043210004600089520053600135100001600671700002200687700002400709856003600733 2008 en_Ud 00aInstanton counting on Hirzebruch surfaces0 aInstanton counting on Hirzebruch surfaces3 aWe perform a study of the moduli space of framed torsion free sheaves on Hirzebruch surfaces by using localization techniques. After discussing general properties of this moduli space, we classify its fixed points under the appropriate toric action and compute its Poincare\\\' polynomial. From the physical viewpoint, our results provide the partition function of N=4 Vafa-Witten theory on Hirzebruch surfaces, which is relevant in black hole entropy counting problems according to a conjecture due to Ooguri, Strominger and Vafa.1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aPoghossian, Rubik1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/285201205nas a2200109 4500008004300000245008000043210006900123520082300192100002001015700002401035856003601059 2008 en_Ud 00aTopological Gauge Theories on Local Spaces and Black Hole Entropy Countings0 aTopological Gauge Theories on Local Spaces and Black Hole Entrop3 aWe study cohomological gauge theories on total spaces of holomorphic line bundles over complex manifolds and obtain their reduction to the base manifold by U(1) equivariant localization of the path integral. We exemplify this general mechanism by proving via exact path integral localization a reduction for local curves conjectured in hep-th/0411280, relevant to the calculation of black hole entropy/Gromov-Witten invariants. Agreement with the four-dimensional gauge theory is recovered by taking into account in the latter non-trivial contributions coming from one-loop fluctuations determinants at the boundary of the total space. We also study a class of abelian gauge theories on Calabi-Yau local surfaces, describing the quantum foam for the A-model, relevant to the calculation of Donaldson-Thomas invariants.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/199201457nas a2200133 4500008004300000245010800043210006900151520097900220100001901199700002301218700002201241700002401263856003601287 2007 en_Ud 00aBlack Holes, Instanton Counting on Toric Singularities and q-Deformed Two-Dimensional Yang-Mills Theory0 aBlack Holes Instanton Counting on Toric Singularities and qDefor3 aWe study the relationship between instanton counting in N=4 Yang-Mills theory on a generic four-dimensional toric orbifold and the semi-classical expansion of q-deformed Yang-Mills theory on the blowups of the minimal resolution of the orbifold singularity, with an eye to clarifying the recent proposal of using two-dimensional gauge theories to count microstates of black holes in four dimensions. We describe explicitly the instanton contributions to the counting of D-brane bound states which are captured by the two-dimensional gauge theory. We derive an intimate relationship between the two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory and Chern-Simons theory on generic Lens spaces, and use it to show that the correct instanton counting is only reproduced when the Chern-Simons contributions are treated as non-dynamical boundary conditions in the D4-brane gauge theory. We also use this correspondence to discuss the counting of instantons on higher genus ruled Riemann surfaces.1 aGriguolo, Luca1 aSeminara, Domenico1 aSzabo, Richard J.1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/188800643nas a2200109 4500008004300000245006200043210005400105520029200159100002200451700002400473856003600497 2007 en_Ud 00aThe complete one-loop spin chain for N=2 Super-Yang-Mills0 acomplete oneloop spin chain for N2 SuperYangMills3 aWe show that the complete planar one-loop mixing matrix of the N=2 Super Yang--Mills theory can be obtained from a reduction of that of the N=4 theory. For composite operators of scalar fields, this yields an anisotropic XXZ spin chain, whose spectrum of excitations displays a mass gap.1 aDi Vecchia, Paolo1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/230901000nas a2200121 4500008004300000245004900043210004800092520063900140100002000779700002400799700001900823856003600842 2007 en_Ud 00aComputing Amplitudes in topological M-theory0 aComputing Amplitudes in topological Mtheory3 aWe define a topological quantum membrane theory on a seven dimensional manifold of $G_2$ holonomy. We describe in detail the path integral evaluation for membrane geometries given by circle bundles over Riemann surfaces. We show that when the target space is $CY_3\\\\times S^1$ quantum amplitudes of non-local observables of membranes wrapping the circle reduce to the A-model amplitudes. \\nIn particular for genus zero we show that our model computes the Gopakumar-Vafa invariants. Moreover, for membranes wrapping calibrated homology spheres in the $CY_3$, we find that the amplitudes of our model are related to Joyce invariants.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aZabzine, Maxim uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/190101187nas a2200121 4500008004300000245006000043210006000103520080200163100002200965700002200987700002001009856003601029 2007 en_Ud 00aCritical voltages and blocking stresses in nematic gels0 aCritical voltages and blocking stresses in nematic gels3 aWe use a recently proposed model to study the dynamics of director remodeling in nematic gels under combined electro-mechanical loading. Focusing on a model specimen, we describe the critical volt-ages that must be exceeded to achieve mesogen reorientation, and the blocking stresses that prevent alignment of the nematic mesogens with the electric field. The corresponding phase diagram shows that the dynamic thresholds defined above are different from those predicted on the sole basis of energetics. Multistep loading programs are used to explore the energy landscape of our model specimen, showing the existence of multiple local minima under the same voltage and applied stress. This leads us to conclude that hysteresis should be expected in the electro-mechanical response of nematic gels.1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aDi Carlo, Antonio1 aTeresi, Luciano uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/255300967nas a2200109 4500008004300000245005100043210004700094520063600141100002000777700002400797856003600821 2007 en_Ud 00aThe holomorphic anomaly for open string moduli0 aholomorphic anomaly for open string moduli3 aWe complete the holomorphic anomaly equations for topological strings with their dependence on open moduli. We obtain the complete system by standard path integral arguments generalizing the analysis of BCOV (Commun. Math. Phys. 165 (1994) 311) to strings with boundaries. We study both the anti-holomorphic dependence on open moduli and on closed moduli in presence of Wilson lines. By providing the compactification a\\\' la Deligne-Mumford of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces with boundaries, we show that the open holomorphic anomaly equations are structured on the (real codimension one) boundary components of this space.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/211301450nas a2200169 4500008004300000245007300043210006900116520092200185100001801107700001801125700001801143700001901161700001901180700002601199700001901225856003601244 2007 en_Ud 00aLuther-Emery Phase and Atomic-Density Waves in a Trapped Fermion Gas0 aLutherEmery Phase and AtomicDensity Waves in a Trapped Fermion G3 aThe Luther-Emery liquid is a state of matter that is predicted to occur in one-dimensional systems of interacting fermions and is characterized by a gapless charge spectrum and a gapped spin spectrum. In this Letter we discuss a realization of the Luther-Emery phase in a trapped cold-atom gas. We study by means of the density-matrix renormalization-group technique a two-component atomic Fermi gas with attractive interactions subject to parabolic trapping inside an optical lattice. We demonstrate how this system exhibits compound phases characterized by the coexistence of spin pairing and atomic-density waves. A smooth crossover occurs with increasing magnitude of the atom-atom attraction to a state in which tightly bound spin-singlet dimers occupy the center of the trap. The existence of atomic-density waves could be detected in the elastic contribution to the light-scattering diffraction pattern.

1 aXianlong, Gao1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aPolini, Marco1 aFazio, Rosario1 aTosi, Mario P.1 aCampo, Vivaldo L. Jr.1 aCapelle, Klaus uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/205600613nas a2200109 4500008004300000245006800043210006200111520025400173100002100427700001900448856003600467 2007 en_Ud 00aOn a notion of unilateral slope for the Mumford-Shah functional0 anotion of unilateral slope for the MumfordShah functional3 aIn this paper we introduce a notion of unilateral slope for the Mumford-Shah functional, and provide an explicit formula in the case of smooth cracks. We show that the slope is not lower semicontinuous and study the corresponding relaxed functional.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/205900859nas a2200109 4500008004300000245008400043210006900127520047200196100002200668700002300690856003600713 2006 en_Ud 00aAlmost Global Stochastic Feedback Stabilization of Conditional Quantum Dynamics0 aAlmost Global Stochastic Feedback Stabilization of Conditional Q3 aWe propose several parametrization-free solutions to the problem of quantum state reduction control by means of continuous measurement and smooth quantum feedback. In particular, we design a feedback law for which almost global stochastic feedback stabilization can be proved analytically by means of Lyapunov techinques. This synthesis arises very naturally from the physics of the problem, as it relies on the variance associated with the quantum filtering process.1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aTicozzi, Francesco uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/172700611nas a2200109 4500008004300000245006500043210006200108520025700170100001900427700001900446856003600465 2006 en_Ud 00aAn artificial viscosity approach to quasistatic crack growth0 aartificial viscosity approach to quasistatic crack growth3 aWe introduce a new model of irreversible quasistatic crack growth in which the evolution of cracks is the limit of a suitably modified $\\\\epsilon$-gradient flow of the energy functional, as the \\\"viscosity\\\" parameter $\\\\epsilon$ tends to zero.1 aToader, Rodica1 aZanini, Chiara uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/185000940nas a2200109 4500008004300000245005300043210005300096520060900149100001800758700001800776856003600794 2006 en_Ud 00aLarge Parameter Behavior of Equilibrium Measures0 aLarge Parameter Behavior of Equilibrium Measures3 aWe study the equilibrium measure for a logarithmic potential in the presence of an external field V*(x) + tp(x), where t is a parameter, V*(x) is a smooth function and p(x) a monic polynomial. When p(x) is of an odd degree, the equilibrium measure is shown to be supported on a single interval as |t| is sufficiently large. When p(x) is of an even degree, the equilibrium measure is supported on two disjoint intervals as t is negatively large; it is supported on a single interval for convex p(x) as t is positively large and is likely to be supported on multiple disjoint intervals for non-convex p(x).1 aGrava, Tamara1 aTian, Fei-Ran uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/178900790nas a2200133 4500008004300000245005400043210005200097520038200149100002200531700002100553700002200574700002400596856003600620 2006 en_Ud 00aN=1 superpotentials from multi-instanton calculus0 aN1 superpotentials from multiinstanton calculus3 aIn this paper we compute gaugino and scalar condensates in N = 1 supersymmetric gauge\\ntheories with and without massive adjoint matter, using localization formulae over the multi-instanton moduli space. Furthermore we compute the chiral ring relations among the correlators of the N = 1* theory and check this result against the multi-instanton computation finding agreement.1 aFucito, Francesco1 aMorales, Jose F.1 aPoghossian, Rubik1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/177300584nas a2200121 4500008004300000245002800043210002400071520026800095100002000363700002400383700001900407856003600426 2006 en_Ud 00aOn topological M-theory0 atopological Mtheory3 aWe construct a gauge fixed action for topological membranes on G2-manifolds such that its bosonic part is the standard membrane theory in a particular gauge. We prove that quantum mechanically the path-integral in this gauge localizes on associative submanifolds.1 aBonelli, Giulio1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aZabzine, Maxim uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/176501554nas a2200109 4500008004300000245008800043210006900131520116300200100002101363700002401384856003601408 2006 en_Ud 00aTopological symmetry of forms, N=1 supersymmetry and S-duality on special manifolds0 aTopological symmetry of forms N1 supersymmetry and Sduality on s3 aWe study the quantization of a holomorphic two-form coupled to a Yang-Mills field on special manifolds in various dimensions, and we show that it yields twisted supersymmetric theories. The construction determines ATQFT\\\'s (Almost Topological Quantum Field Theories), that is, theories with observables that are invariant under changes of metrics belonging to restricted classes. For Kahler manifolds in four dimensions, our topological model is related to N=1 Super Yang-Mills theory. Extended supersymmetries are recovered by considering the coupling with chiral multiplets. We also analyse Calabi-Yau manifolds in six and eight dimensions, and seven dimensional G_2 manifolds of the kind recently discussed by Hitchin. We argue that the two-form field could play an interesting role for the study of the conjectured S-duality in topological string. We finally show that in the case of real forms in six dimensions the partition function of our topological model is related to the square of that of the holomorphic Chern-Simons theory, and we discuss the uplift to seven dimensions and its relation with the recent proposals for the topological M-theory.1 aBaulieu, Laurent1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/216800706nas a2200121 4500008004300000245005300043210005300096520033400149100002100483700002500504700001900529856003600548 2005 en_Ud 00aQuasistatic Crack Growth in Nonlinear Elasticity0 aQuasistatic Crack Growth in Nonlinear Elasticity3 aIn this paper, we prove a new existence result for a variational model of crack growth in brittle materials proposed in [15]. We consider the case of $n$-dimensional finite elasticity, for an arbitrary $n\\\\ge1$, with a quasiconvex bulk energy and with prescribed boundary deformations and applied loads, both depending on time.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aFrancfort, Gilles A.1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/229301246nas a2200109 4500008004300000245010500043210006900148520083800217100002201055700002301077856003601100 2005 en_Ud 00aStress-dilatancy based modelling of granular materials and extensions to soils with crushable grains0 aStressdilatancy based modelling of granular materials and extens3 aStress-dilatancy relations have played a crucial role in the understanding of the mechanical behaviour of soils and in the development of realistic constitutive models for their response. Recent investigations on the mechanical behaviour of materials with crushable grains have called into question the validity of classical relations such as those used in critical state soil mechanics.\\nIn this paper, a method to construct thermodynamically consistent (isotropic, three-invariant) elasto-plastic models based on a given stress-dilatancy relation is discussed. Extensions to cover the case of granular materials with crushable grains are also presented, based on the interpretation of some classical model parameters (e.g. the stress ratio at critical state) as internal variables that evolve according to suitable hardening laws.1 aDeSimone, Antonio1 aTamagnini, Claudio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/216501557nas a2200121 4500008004300000245011100043210006900154520110800223100002101331700002301352700002401375856003601399 2005 en_Ud 00aTopological vector symmetry, topological gauge fixing of BRSTQFT and construction of maximal supersymmetry0 aTopological vector symmetry topological gauge fixing of BRSTQFT 3 aThe scalar and vector topological Yang-Mills symmetries determine a closed and consistent sector of Yang-Mills supersymmetry. We provide a geometrical construction of these symmetries, based on a horizontality condition on reducible manifolds. This yields globally well-defined scalar and vector topological BRST operators. These operators generate a subalgebra of maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, which is small enough to be closed off-shell with a finite set of auxiliary fields and large enough to determine the Yang-Mills supersymmetric theory. Poincaré supersymmetry is reached in the limit of flat manifolds. The arbitrariness of the gauge functions in BRSTQFTs is thus removed by the requirement of scalar and vector topological symmetry, which also determines the complete supersymmetry transformations in a twisted way. Provided additional Killing vectors exist on the manifold, an equivariant extension of our geometrical framework is provided, and the resulting \\\"equivariant topological field theory\\\" corresponds to the twist of super Yang-Mills theory on omega backgrounds.1 aBaulieu, Laurent1 aBossard, Guillaume1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/174100908nas a2200145 4500008004300000245010400043210007000147260001300217520040600230100002000636700002900656700002000685700002100705856003600726 2004 en_Ud 00aBlow-up solutions for the Schrödinger equation in dimension three with a concentrated nonlinearity0 aBlowup solutions for the Schrödinger equation in dimension three bElsevier3 aWe present some results on the blow-up phenomenon for the Schroedinger equation in dimension three with a nonlinear term supported in a fixed point. We find sufficient conditions for the blow up exploiting the moment of inertia of the solution and the uncertainty principle. In the critical case, we discuss the additional symmetry of the equation and construct a family of explicit blow up solutions.1 aAdami, Riccardo1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aFigari, Rodolfo1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/299800759nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007800043210006900121520034600190100002100536700002500557700001900582856003600601 2004 en_Ud 00aQuasi-static evolution in brittle fracture: the case of bounded solutions0 aQuasistatic evolution in brittle fracture the case of bounded so3 aThe main steps of the proof of the existence result for the quasi-static evolution of cracks in brittle materials, obtained in [7] in the vector case and for a general quasiconvex elastic energy, are presented here under the simplifying assumption that the minimizing sequences involved in the problem are uniformly bounded in $L^\\\\infty$.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aFrancfort, Gilles A.1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/222900849nas a2200121 4500008004300000245005800043210005800101260001900159520046100178100002900639700002300668856003600691 2004 en_Ud 00aSemiclassical analysis of constrained quantum systems0 aSemiclassical analysis of constrained quantum systems bIOP Publishing3 aWe study the dynamics of a quantum particle in R^(n+m) constrained by a strong potential force to stay within a distance of order hbar (in suitable units) from a smooth n-dimensional submanifold M. We prove that in the semiclassical limit the evolution of the wave function is approximated in norm, up to terms of order hbar^(1/2), by the evolution of a semiclassical wave packet centred on the trajectory of the corresponding classical constrained system.1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aTenuta, Lucattilio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/299701206nas a2200133 4500008004300000245007600043210006900119260001300188520077600201100002100977700001900998700001901017856003601036 2003 en_Ud 00aEffective dynamics for Bloch electrons: Peierls substitution and beyond0 aEffective dynamics for Bloch electrons Peierls substitution and bSpringer3 aWe consider an electron moving in a periodic potential and subject to an additional slowly varying external electrostatic potential, $\\\\phi(\\\\epsi x)$, and vector potential $A(\\\\epsi x)$, with $x \\\\in \\\\R^d$ and $\\\\epsi \\\\ll 1$. We prove that associated to an isolated family of Bloch bands there exists an almost invariant subspace of $L^2(\\\\R^d)$ and an effective Hamiltonian governing the evolution inside this subspace to all orders in $\\\\epsi$. To leading order the effective Hamiltonian is given through the Peierls substitution. We explicitly compute the first order correction. From a semiclassical analysis of this effective quantum Hamiltonian we establish the first order correction to the standard semiclassical model of solid state physics.1 aPanati, Gianluca1 aSpohn, Herbert1 aTeufel, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/304000423nas a2200133 4500008004100000245005600041210005500097260001800152100001600170700002100186700002200207700002400229856003600253 2003 en d00aMulti-instanton calculus and equivariant cohomology0 aMultiinstanton calculus and equivariant cohomology bSISSA Library1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aMorales, Jose F.1 aFucito, Francesco1 aTanzini, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/164500630nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007700043210006900120260002900189520021200218100002300430700001900453856003600472 2003 en_Ud 00aA note on the integral representation of functionals in the space SBD(O)0 anote on the integral representation of functionals in the space bRendiconti di Matematica3 aIn this paper we study the integral representation in the space SBD(O) of special functions with bounded deformation of some L^1-norm lower semicontinuous functionals invariant with respect to rigid motions.1 aEbobisse, Francois1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/306401403nas a2200133 4500008004300000245004000043210003900083260002400122520102800146100002101174700001901195700001901214856003601233 2003 en_Ud 00aSpace-adiabatic perturbation theory0 aSpaceadiabatic perturbation theory bInternational Press3 aWe study approximate solutions to the Schr\\\\\\\"odinger equation $i\\\\epsi\\\\partial\\\\psi_t(x)/\\\\partial t = H(x,-i\\\\epsi\\\\nabla_x) \\\\psi_t(x)$ with the Hamiltonian given as the Weyl quantization of the symbol $H(q,p)$ taking values in the space of bounded operators on the Hilbert space $\\\\Hi_{\\\\rm f}$ of fast ``internal\\\'\\\' degrees of freedom. By assumption $H(q,p)$ has an isolated energy band. Using a method of Nenciu and Sordoni \\\\cite{NS} we prove that interband transitions are suppressed to any order in $\\\\epsi$. As a consequence, associated to that energy band there exists a subspace of $L^2(\\\\mathbb{R}^d,\\\\Hi _{\\\\rm f})$ almost invariant under the unitary time evolution. We develop a systematic perturbation scheme for the computation of effective Hamiltonians which govern approximately the intraband time evolution. As examples for the general perturbation scheme we discuss the Dirac and Born-Oppenheimer type Hamiltonians and we reconsider also the time-adiabatic theory.1 aPanati, Gianluca1 aSpohn, Herbert1 aTeufel, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/304101609nas a2200121 4500008004100000245009900041210006900140260001800209520118400227100002101411700001901432856003601451 2002 en d00aA model for the quasi-static growth of a brittle fracture: existence and approximation results0 amodel for the quasistatic growth of a brittle fracture existence bSISSA Library3 aWe study a variant of the variational model for the quasi-static growth of brittle fractures proposed by Francfort and Marigo.9 The main feature of our model is that, in the discrete-time formulation, in each step we do not consider absolute minimizers of the energy, but, in a sense, we look for local minimizers which are sufficiently close to the approximate solution obtained in the previous step. This is done by introducing in the variational problem an additional term which penalizes the L2-distance between the approximate solutions at two consecutive times. We study the continuous-time version of this model, obtained by passing to the limit as the time step tends to zero, and show that it satisfies (for almost every time) some minimality conditions which are slightly different from those considered in Refs. 9 and 8, but are still enough to prove (under suitable regularity assumptions on the crack path) that the classical Griffith\\\'s criterion holds at the crack tips. We also prove that, if no initial crack is present and if the data of the problem are sufficiently smooth, no crack will develop in this model, provided the penalization term is large enough.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/157101599nas a2200121 4500008004100000245008900041210006900130260001800199520118400217100002101401700001901422856003601441 2002 en d00aA model for the quasi-static growth of brittle fractures based on local minimization0 amodel for the quasistatic growth of brittle fractures based on l bSISSA Library3 aWe study a variant of the variational model for the quasi-static growth of brittle fractures proposed by Francfort and Marigo.9 The main feature of our model is that, in the discrete-time formulation, in each step we do not consider absolute minimizers of the energy, but, in a sense, we look for local minimizers which are sufficiently close to the approximate solution obtained in the previous step. This is done by introducing in the variational problem an additional term which penalizes the L2-distance between the approximate solutions at two consecutive times. We study the continuous-time version of this model, obtained by passing to the limit as the time step tends to zero, and show that it satisfies (for almost every time) some minimality conditions which are slightly different from those considered in Refs. 9 and 8, but are still enough to prove (under suitable regularity assumptions on the crack path) that the classical Griffith\\\'s criterion holds at the crack tips. We also prove that, if no initial crack is present and if the data of the problem are sufficiently smooth, no crack will develop in this model, provided the penalization term is large enough.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/162101237nas a2200121 4500008004300000245009800043210006900141260001300210520081600223100002101039700001901060856003601079 2002 en_Ud 00aA Model for the Quasi-Static Growth of Brittle Fractures: Existence and Approximation Results0 aModel for the QuasiStatic Growth of Brittle Fractures Existence bSpringer3 aWe give a precise mathematical formulation of a variational model for the irreversible quasi-static evolution of brittle fractures proposed by G.A. Francfort and J.-J. Marigo, and based on Griffith\\\'s theory of crack growth. In the two-dimensional case we prove an existence result for the quasi-static evolution and show that the total energy is an absolutely continuous function of time, although we can not exclude that the bulk energy and the surface energy may present some jump discontinuities. This existence result is proved by a time discretization process, where at each step a global energy minimization is performed, with the constraint that the new crack contains all cracks formed at the previous time steps. This procedure provides an effective way to approximate the continuous time evolution.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/305601131nas a2200133 4500008004100000245006000041210005900101260003000160520071200190100002100902700001900923700001900942856003600961 2002 en d00aSpace-adiabatic perturbation theory in quantum dynamics0 aSpaceadiabatic perturbation theory in quantum dynamics bAmerican Physical Society3 aA systematic perturbation scheme is developed for approximate solutions to the time-dependent Schrödinger equation with a space-adiabatic Hamiltonian. For a particular isolated energy band, the basic approach is to separate kinematics from dynamics. The kinematics is defined through a subspace of the full Hilbert space for which transitions to other band subspaces are suppressed to all orders, and the dynamics operates in that subspace in terms of an effective intraband Hamiltonian. As novel applications, we discuss the Born-Oppenheimer theory to second order and derive for the first time the nonperturbative definition of the g factor of the electron within nonrelativistic quantum electrodynamics.1 aPanati, Gianluca1 aSpohn, Herbert1 aTeufel, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/598500435nas a2200121 4500008004100000245003800041210003700079260001800116520010100134100002100235700002100256856003600277 2001 en d00aGamma-limit of periodic obstacles0 aGammalimit of periodic obstacles bSISSA Library3 aWe compute the Gamma-limit of a sequence obstacle functionals in the case of periodic obstacles.1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aTrebeschi, Paola uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/149500437nas a2200133 4500008004100000245006500041210005600106260001800162100001600180700002200196700002400218700002500242856003600267 2001 en d00aOn the Multi-Instanton Measure for Super Yang-Mills Theories0 aMultiInstanton Measure for Super YangMills Theories bSISSA Library1 aBruzzo, Ugo1 aFucito, Francesco1 aTanzini, Alessandro1 aTravaglini, Gabriele uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/153100587nas a2200169 4500008004100000245010300041210006900144260001800213100001900231700001700250700002400267700001800291700002700309700002300336700002200359856003600381 2000 en d00a3D superconformal theories from Sasakian seven-manifolds: new nontrivial evidences for AdS_4/CFT_30 a3D superconformal theories from Sasakian sevenmanifolds new nont bSISSA Library1 aFabbri, Davide1 aFré, Pietro1 aGualtieri, Leonardo1 aReina, Cesare1 aTomasiello, Alessandro1 aZaffaroni, Alberto1 aZampa, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/132700781nas a2200133 4500008004300000245011000043210006900153260001300222520032300235100002100558700001800579700001400597856003600611 2000 en_Ud 00aReduction of bi-Hamiltonian systems and separation of variables: an example from the Boussinesq hierarchy0 aReduction of biHamiltonian systems and separation of variables a bSpringer3 aWe discuss the Boussinesq system with $t_5$ stationary, within a general framework for the analysis of stationary flows of n-Gel\\\'fand-Dickey hierarchies. We show how a careful use of its bihamiltonian structure can be used to provide a set of separation coordinates for the corresponding Hamilton--Jacobi equations.1 aFalqui, Gregorio1 aMagri, Franco1 aTondo, G. uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/321900418nas a2200121 4500008004100000245006600041210006600107260001800173100002900191700002000220700002100240856003500261 1998 en d00aDiffusion of a particle in presence of N moving point sources0 aDiffusion of a particle in presence of N moving point sources bSISSA Library1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aFigari, Rodolfo1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/13400455nas a2200133 4500008004100000245007400041210006900115260001000184100002100194700002300215700002300238700002400261856003600285 1998 en d00aLimits of variational problems for Dirichlet forms in varying domains0 aLimits of variational problems for Dirichlet forms in varying do bSISSA1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aDe Cicco, Virginia1 aNotarantonio, Lino1 aTchou, Nicoletta A. uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/644000409nas a2200109 4500008004100000245010100041210006900142260001000211653002300221100001900244856003600263 1997 en d00aSome Problems in the Asymptotic Analysis of Partial Differential Equations in Perforated Domains0 aSome Problems in the Asymptotic Analysis of Partial Differential bSISSA10aDirichlet problems1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/569801073nas a2200133 4500008004100000245003800041210003800079260001800117520069900135100002900834700002000863700002100883856003500904 1997 en d00aStatistics in space dimension two0 aStatistics in space dimension two bSISSA Library3 aWe construct as a selfadjoint operator the Schroedinger hamiltonian for a system of $N$ identical particles on a plane, obeying the statistics defined by a representation $\\\\pi_1$ of the braid group. We use quadratic forms and potential theory, and give details only for the free case; standard arguments provide the extension of our approach to the case of potentials which are small in the sense of forms with respect to the laplacian. We also comment on the relation between the analysis given here and other approaches to the problem, and also on the connection with the description of a quantum particle on a plane under the influence of a shielded magnetic field (Aharanov-Bohm effect).1 aDell'Antonio, Gianfausto1 aFigari, Rodolfo1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/13000411nas a2200109 4500008004100000245009800041210006900139260001800208100002100226700001900247856003500266 1996 en d00aA capacity method for the study of Dirichlet problems for elliptic systems in varying domains0 acapacity method for the study of Dirichlet problems for elliptic bSISSA Library1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/98900448nas a2200109 4500008004300000245007400043210006900117260007600186100002100262700001900283856003600302 1994 en_Ud 00aLimits of Dirichlet problems in perforated domains: a new formulation0 aLimits of Dirichlet problems in perforated domains a new formula bUniversità degli Studi di Trieste, Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche1 aDal Maso, Gianni1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/364900341nas a2200097 4500008004100000245006400041210006400105260001800169100002100187856003500208 1990 en d00aQuadratic forms for singular perturbations of the Laplacian0 aQuadratic forms for singular perturbations of the Laplacian bSISSA Library1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/75700362nas a2200097 4500008004100000245008700041210006900128260001000197100002100207856003600228 1989 en d00aSingular perturbation of the Laplacian and connections with models of random media0 aSingular perturbation of the Laplacian and connections with mode bSISSA1 aTeta, Alessandro uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/6348