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  1. Viktor Ambartsumian: Life and Activities

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    Mickaelian, Areg M.

    2014-09-01

    The booklet is dedicated to the outstanding Armenian astronomer and one of the great scientists of the XX century Viktor Ambartsumian. He has fundamentally contributed in various fields of astronomy and astrophysics, cosmogony, theoretical physics, mathematics, and philosophy. Ambartsumian was a great organizer of science, important political and public figure. He was the Director of BAO in 1946-1988, the President of the Armenian Academy of Sciences in 1947-1993, the President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1961-1964 and the President of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) in 1968-1972.

  2. Viktor Frankl: ... trotzdem ja zum Leben sagen

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    Alfred Pritz

    Viktor Frankl, der mit der Entwicklung der Logotherapie als Begründer der 3. Schule der Wiener Psychotherapie gilt (neben\\u000a der Psychoanalyse Sigmund Freuds und der Individualpsychologie Alfred Adlers), musste während des 2. Weltkrieges Jahre in\\u000a deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. 1945, nach der Befreiung aus einem solchen, schrieb er in kurzer Zeit diesen Bericht\\u000a nieder. Seine Erfahrungen im Konzentrationslager haben ihn geprägt, aber

  3. FRANZ-VIKTOR KUHLMANN Abstract. We give an introduction to the valuation theoretical phenomenon of

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    THE DEFECT FRANZ-VIKTOR KUHLMANN Abstract. We give an introduction to the valuation theoretical-VIKTOR KUHLMANN completions of Q with respect to the (ultra)metric induced by the p-adic valuations of Q are infinitesimals. The classes of magnitude, called archimedean classes, give rise to a natural valuation

  4. A Self-timed Ring Based True Random Number Abdelkarim Cherkaoui, Viktor Fischer, Alain Aubert

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A Self-timed Ring Based True Random Number Generator Abdelkarim Cherkaoui, Viktor Fischer, Alain is that they provide precise high-speed multiphase signals. This paper presents a true random number generator-1 and NIST SP 800-22 statistical tests at a high bit rate. I. INTRODUCTION Random Number Generators (RNG

  5. NON-POSITIVE CURVATURE AND THE PTOLEMY THOMAS FOERTSCH, ALEXANDER LYTCHAK, VIKTOR SCHROEDER1

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    Lytchak, Alexander

    NON-POSITIVE CURVATURE AND THE PTOLEMY INEQUALITY THOMAS FOERTSCH, ALEXANDER LYTCHAK, VIKTOR are not uniquely geodesic. On the other hand, we show that locally compact, geodesic Ptolemy metric spaces and Ptolemy. 1. Introduction A metric space X is called a Ptolemy metric space, if the inequality (1) |xy

  6. Hard superconducting nitrides Xiao-Jia Chen*, Viktor V. Struzhkin*, Zhigang Wu*, Maddury Somayazulu

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    Wu, Zhigang

    Hard superconducting nitrides Xiao-Jia Chen*, Viktor V. Struzhkin*, Zhigang Wu*, Maddury Somayazulu, and hardness of selected superconducting transition-metal nitrides reveals inter- esting correlations among with the neutron scattering data. The cubic -NbN superconducting phase possesses a bulk modulus of 348 GPa

  7. Phantm: PHP Analyzer for Type Mismatch Etienne Kneuss Philippe Suter Viktor Kuncak

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    Kuncak, Viktor

    for PHP 5 based on data­flow analysis. Phantm is an open­source tool written in Scala and available fromPhantm: PHP Analyzer for Type Mismatch Etienne Kneuss Philippe Suter Viktor Kuncak School in PHP applications. Phantm can infer types for nested arrays, and can lever­ age runtime information

  8. Phantm: PHP Analyzer for Type Mismatch Etienne Kneuss Philippe Suter Viktor Kuncak

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    Kuncak, Viktor

    for PHP 5 based on data-flow analysis. Phantm is an open-source tool written in Scala and available fromPhantm: PHP Analyzer for Type Mismatch Etienne Kneuss Philippe Suter Viktor Kuncak School in PHP applications. Phantm can infer types for nested arrays, and can lever- age runtime information

  9. Higher Tits indices of linear algebraic groups Viktor Petrov, Nikita Semenov

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    Higher Tits indices of linear algebraic groups Viktor Petrov, Nikita Semenov Abstract Let G be a semisimple algebraic group over a field k. We introduce the higher Tits indices of G as the set of all Tits. Next we classify the higher Tits indices for exceptional algebraic groups. Our main tools involve

  10. Higher Tits indices of linear algebraic groups Viktor Petrov, Nikita Semenov

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    Higher Tits indices of linear algebraic groups Viktor Petrov, Nikita a field k. We introduce the higher Tits indices of G as the set of all Tits indices of G over all. Next we classify the higher Tits indices for exceptional algebraic groups. Our main tools involve

  11. Viktor Lowenfeld: Portrait of a Young Art Teacher in Vienna in the 1930s

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    Leshnoff, Susan K.

    2013-01-01

    Viktor Lowenfeld (1903-1960), one of the most influential art educators of the 20th century and author of "Creative and Mental Growth" (1947, 1952, 1957), barely talked or wrote about his early teaching experiences at the Chajes Realgymnasium, a secondary school for Jewish youth in Vienna, where he taught art and math for 14 years before…

  12. Viktor Frankl—Advocate for Humanity: On his 100th Birthday

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    Alfried Längle; Britt-Mari Sykes

    2006-01-01

    Viktor Frankl founded the psychotherapeutic school known as Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. Frankl was a medical doctor whose interest in the burgeoning field of psychology and psychoanalysis brought him into contact with the theories of Freud and Adler. Frankl’s familiarity with these two schools of psychotherapy combined with his own philosophical approach to human nature became motivating factors in his

  13. Towards a Model-based Application Integration Framework for Smart Oilfields Cong Zhang, Amol Bakshi, Viktor Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    to communicate; (ii) data transformation logic; (iii) abstract interfaces to insulate the framework from existing, Viktor Prasanna , Will Da Sie , Abstract The increasing demand for cost-effective oil and gas pro technical innovations to measure, analyze, and optimize the cost-effective extrac- tion of oil and gas

  14. Smart grid research Viktor K. Prasanna is the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering in the Ming Hsieh

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    Levi, Anthony F. J.

    of the Center for Energy Informatics at USC. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions Demonstration Program. #12;USC Center for Energy Informatics cei.usc.edu Viktor Prasanna Center for Energy Center for Energy Informatics cei.usc.edu Outline Center for Energy Informatics Smart Oil Field

  15. Social Link Prediction in Online Social Tagging Systems Charalampos Chelmis and Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    A Social Link Prediction in Online Social Tagging Systems Charalampos Chelmis and Viktor K to communicate and distribute ideas, content, news and advertisements. Social content annotation has naturally users choose from to annotate content has often lead to an explosion of the size of space in which

  16. An FPGA-Based Floating-Point Jacobi Iterative Solver Gerald R. Morris and Viktor K. Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    An FPGA-Based Floating-Point Jacobi Iterative Solver Gerald R. Morris and Viktor K. Prasanna program- mable gate arrays (FPGA) are no longer restricted to their traditional role as substitutes a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro as the target FPGA device. Implementation statistics and perfor- mance estimates

  17. Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 Valuation Theory --Math 872.3 (01) T1, 2004-2005

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 Valuation Theory -- Math 872.3 (01) T1, 2004 of the natural numbers). What is its rank? Justify your answer. 2) a) [2] Give the definition of valuation ring. b) [2] Prove: If O is a valuation ring of the field K and if R is a subring of K containing O

  18. Moral distress and its interconnection with moral sensitivity and moral resilience: viewed from the philosophy of Viktor E. Frankl.

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    Lützén, Kim; Ewalds-Kvist, Béatrice

    2013-10-01

    The interconnection between moral distress, moral sensitivity, and moral resilience was explored by constructing two hypothetical scenarios based on a recent Swedish newspaper report. In the first scenario, a 77-year-old man, rational and awake, was coded as "do not resuscitate" (DNR) against his daughter's wishes. The patient died in the presence of nurses who were not permitted to resuscitate him. The second scenario concerned a 41-year-old man, who had been in a coma for three weeks. He was also coded as "do not resuscitate" and, when he stopped breathing, was resuscitated by his father. The nurses persuaded the physician on call to resume life support treatment and the patient recovered. These scenarios were analyzed using Viktor Frankl's existential philosophy, resulting in a conceivable theoretical connection between moral distress, moral sensitivity, and moral resilience. To substantiate our conclusion, we encourage further empirical research. PMID:23856882

  19. [Theory of cognition and natural philosophy in neurology. The principle of localization in the debate between Viktor von Weizsäcker, Kurt Goldstein, and Otfrid Foerster in 1930].

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    Rimpau, W

    2009-08-01

    Restitution after brain damage was the leading topic in 1930 at the 20th annual meeting of the Society of German Neurologists in Dresden, Germany. One of the "nonanatomic" presentations was held by Viktor von Weizsäcker about modifications in neurological function. Finally the presentation by Kurt Goldstein about restitution after damage of the brain cortex, strongly supported by Weizsäcker, was the starting point for controversies on the significance of natural scientific methods in the field of neurology. Goldstein and Weizsäcker favored the idea that function can be understood only if we consider it in light of the whole organism. However, the president of the Society of German Neurologists, Otfrid Foerster, was mainly influenced by the overall concept of the structure of the peripheral nervous system and - as Weizsäcker indirectly blamed - came to inadequate conclusions by transferring these concepts to the entire nervous system. In contrast Weizsäcker and Goldstein suggested analyzing pathological phenomena not only according to classical physiology, i.e. isolated data acquired by the dissecting method of natural science. Weizsäcker stressed hermeneutic views concerning the mind: body relationship in a phenomenologically oriented medical anthropology. Some years later Foerster linked up with Weizsäcker's position. Goldstein established the new method, the so-called holistic, organismic approach, which he carried on after emigrating to the U.S.A. in 1935. The Heidelberg School around Weizsäcker tried during the following years to liberate neurology from the ideology of materialistic reductionism without however reducing it to simple psychology. The doctrine of neurons and principles of saltatory conduction as basic and descriptive instruments in neurology were not to be questioned. In 1941 Weizsäcker succeeded Foerster as Professor of Neurology at the University of Breslau and Director of the Neurological Research Institute. His literary work "The Circle of Form. Theory of the Unity of Movement and Perception" and Goldstein's "The Organism. A Holistic Approach to Biology derived from Pathological Data in Man" [new edn. by Oliver Sacks, Zone Books, New York, 1995] obtained paradigm values which had their beginnings in Dresden in 1930. "The crisis in biology in the matter of theory of cognition and natural philosophy" was already then obvious and still can be found in present discussion about the relationship between neurosciences and humanities. Weizsäcker increased his focus on medical anthropology by taking a full professorship of general clinical medicine in 1946 in Heidelberg. It is not without reason that Weizsäcker is recognized as a founder of psychosomatic medicine. PMID:19165460

  20. ALGEBRA SEMINAR TALK FRANZ-VIKTOR KUHLMANN

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    and all polynomials f in K[X1,...,Xn], the set {f(a1,...,an) | a1,...,an in the valuation ring} has a maximum (which is allowed to be infinity, which is the case if f has a zero in the valuation ring, large and extremal valued fields catching the fire of imagination untamed with logic, models

  1. Relational Analysis of Algebraic Datatypes Viktor Kuncak

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    Jackson, Daniel

    Intelligence Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139 vkuncak@mit.edu Daniel Jackson Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Jarmila Navra tilova . Viktor Horva th . Alois Kozubik .

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    Lipsick, Joseph S.

    monocytic differentiation. Our results document that the species-specific differences of the p53 molecules-Myb-transformed monoblasts are not associated with apoptosis suggesting that the p53-driven pathways controlling apoptosis and differ- entiation/proliferation are independent. Key words p53 Á differentiation Á cell cycle Á apoptosis

  3. Synchrotron Moessbauer Spectroscopy and Resistivity Studies of Iron Oxide Under High Viktor V. Struzhkin1

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    Lin, Jung-Fu "Afu"

    role in the formation of a variety of electronic and magnetic properties of the transition metal oxides, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of transition metal oxides. With the development of the high is accompanied by the collapse of the magnetic moments [1]. The oxides of transition metals present a very large

  4. Verifying a file system implementation Konstantine Arkoudas, Karen Zee, Viktor Kuncak, Martin Rinard

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    Rinard, Martin

    ­edge automated theorem provers (ATPs) such as Vampire [35] and Spass [36] in order to mechanically prove tedious steps, leaving the user to focus on the interesting parts of the proof. Athena invokes Vampire and Spass

  5. Verifying a file system implementation Konstantine Arkoudas, Karen Zee, Viktor Kuncak, Martin Rinard

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    Rinard, Martin

    -edge automated theorem provers (ATPs) such as Vampire [35] and Spass [36] in order to mechanically prove tedious steps, leaving the user to focus on the interesting parts of the proof. Athena invokes Vampire and Spass

  6. Issues in Designing Middleware for Wireless Sensor Yang Yu, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, and Viktor K. Prasanna

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    Krishnamachari, Bhaskar

    . INTRODUCTION Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a significant technol- ogy attracting considerable research attention in recent years. They are being developed for a wide range of civil and military applications and perform distributed sensing and collaborative data processing. State-of-the-art techniques for WSNs focus

  7. Issues in Designing Middleware for Wireless Sensor Yang Yu, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, and Viktor K. Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a significant technol- ogy attracting considerable research attention in recent years. They are being developed for a wide range of civil and military applications and perform distributed sensing and collaborative data processing. State-of-the-art techniques for WSNs focus

  8. TIME AND ENERGY EFFICIENT VITERBI DECODING USING FPGAS Jingzhao Ou, Viktor K. Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    , by employing a trace-back algorithm, our design greatly reduces data movement compared with the register] and Altera Stratix/Stratix-II [1]. These FPGA devices provide high computational performance, low power of energy. In this paper, we propose a circular linear pipeline architecture based on the trace-back algo

  9. Review of "Introduction to the Replica Theory of Disordered Statistical Systems", by Viktor Dotsenko

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    Stein, Daniel L.

    , Sam Edwards and Philip Anderson boiled the problem down to its physical essentials. But even David background. Dotsenko seems unsure whether his book intended for a beginner or an expert. Along with inconsistency in the level of sophistication, the text's other problem is perhaps that of the RSB approach

  10. Analysis of High-performance Floating-point Arithmetic on FPGAs Gokul Govindu, Ling Zhuo, Seonil Choi and Viktor Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Analysis of High-performance Floating-point Arithmetic on FPGAs Gokul Govindu, Ling Zhuo, Seonil in the high per- formance and scientific computing community to imple- ment floating-point based hardware accelerators. In this paper we analyze the floating-point multiplier and adder/subtractor units by considering

  11. Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 MATH 872.3 Topics in Pure Mathematics

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    they are used for the safe transmission of information. We will discuss various security protocols Cryptosystems ­ Pri- mality Testing ­ Factoring Integers ­ RSA ­ Discrete Logarithm Cryptographic Schemes ­ Diffie-Hellman ­ ElGamal ­ Public Key Management ­ Security Questions and Attacks ­ selected topics from

  12. Semantic Information Integration and Processing for Demand Response Optimization Qunzhi Zhou, Sreedhar Natarajan, Yogesh Simmhan and Viktor Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    for demandresponse optimization. We apply this architecture to the USC Campus Microgrid, which is a testbed building sensors that measure and control facilities, and even weather forecasts from online services of Semantic Web technology and Complex Event Processing (CEP), as part of a software architecture

  13. TOOMAS: Interactive Shopping Guide robots in everyday use - final implementation and experiences from long-term field trials

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    Horst-michael Gross; H. Boehme; Christof Schröter; Steffen Müller; Alexander Koenig; Erik Einhorn; Christian Martin; Matthias Merten; A. Bley

    2009-01-01

    The paper gives a comprehensive overview of our Shopping Guide project, which aims at the development of interactive mobile shopping companion robots for everyday use in challenging operating environments such as home improve- ment stores. It is spanning an arc from the expectations and requirements of store owners and customers, via the challenges of the shopping scenario and the operating

  14. Les Etudes du CERI -n 120 -dcembre 2005 Lendemainsd'adhsionl'UEenEuropecentrale

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ,avecpourcimentlaperspectivedel'adhésion.Lavictoiredeladroiteconservatrice auxélectionslégislativesetprésidentiellesenPologne,celleannoncéedel'ODSdeVaclavKlausen République tchèque et du Fidesz de Viktor Orban en

  15. SmAll That Jazz

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    Bluemel, Dina

    2007-01-01

    This article describes how Viktor Schreckengost's work had been a learning experience for the students of Grant Elementary School. Viktor's most famous work, "Jazz Bowl," was the focus of the author's curriculum. Viktor created this punch bowl for Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1930s. The bowl was so popular that a series of them were produced. The…

  16. Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 Introduction to Calculus _ Math 110.3 (04) T2, 1998-99

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    reach 100,000? 3) a) Use a theorem which we derived from the Mean Value Theorem to show that sin2x the theorem which you are using. Show how it follows from the Mean Value Theorem. b) Suppose the maximum number of marks is 40. Show all your work to receive full credit! 1) a) Differentiate

  17. FranzViktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 Introduction to Calculus ---Math 110.3 (04) T2, 199899

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    reach 100,000? 3) a) Use a theorem which we derived from the Mean Value Theorem to show that sin 2 x the theorem which you are using. Show how it follows from the Mean Value Theorem. b) Suppose that the function) Differentiate the following functions (do it the simplest possible way): (i) y = ln x 6 (ii) y = ln s 3x + 2 3x

  18. An Analysis of Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Grid Software Architectures on Yogesh Simmhan, Alok Gautam Kumbhare, Baohua Cao, and Viktor Prasanna

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    An Analysis of Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Grid Software Architectures on Clouds Yogesh are increasingly upgrading to Smart Grids that use bi-directional communication with the consumer to enable an information-driven approach to distributed energy management. Clouds offer features well suited for Smart Grid

  19. Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 Math 465.3 (02): Cryptography, T2, 2011-12

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    of information. We will discuss various security protocols, the mathematical principles needed for them ­ Symmetric Cryptosystems ­ Asymmetric Cryptosystems ­ Pri- mality Testing ­ Factoring Integers ­ RSA ­ Discrete Logarithm Cryptographic Schemes ­ Diffie-Hellman ­ ElGamal ­ Public Key Management ­ Security

  20. Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann 210 McLean Hall, Tel. 6111 INTS 398.3 (02): Cryptography, T2, 2005-06

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    of information. We will discuss various security protocols, the mathematical principles needed for them ­ Symmetric Cryptosystems ­ Asymmetric Cryptosystems ­ Pri- mality Testing ­ Factoring Integers ­ RSA ­ Discrete Logarithm Cryptographic Schemes ­ Diffie-Hellman ­ ElGamal ­ Public Key Management ­ Security

  1. Proceedings of the 2nd International

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    Bardsley, John

    and Sciences (MACAS2), Odense Edited by Bharath Sriraman Claus Michelsen Astrid Beckmann & Viktor Freiman ©2008, The University of Montana CLAUS MICHELSEN, University of Southern Denmark ASTRID BECKMANN, University, Claus Michelsen, Astrid Beckmann & Viktor Freiman INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND ARTS

  2. Architectural Knowledge Management Practices in Agile Global Software Development

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    van Vliet, Hans

    Architectural Knowledge Management Practices in Agile Global Software Development Viktor Clerc VU University Amsterdam viktor@cs.vu.nl Patricia Lago VU University Amsterdam patricia@cs.vu.nl Hans van Vliet VU University Amsterdam hans@cs.vu.nl Abstract--The management of knowledge, in particular knowledge

  3. Spontaneous embryonic motility: an enduring legacy

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    Anne Bekoff

    2001-01-01

    This chapter addresses the influential contributions Viktor Hamburger has made to our understanding of embryonic motor behavior. With his classic review, published in 1963, Viktor Hamburger opened up the field of embryonic motor behavior, which had lain almost completely dormant for many years. He focused his observations and experimental studies on the spontaneously generated embryonic movements rather than on reflex

  4. Tatra Mt. Math. Publ. 45 (2010), 114 MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF PHYSICAL RNGS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    2010-01-01

    by hardware experiments. 1. Introduction Random number generators (RNGs) represent one of the basic50. K eyw ords: physical random number generators, stochastic model, random jitter, applied BASED ON COHERENT SAMPLING Florent Bernard -- Viktor Fischer -- Boyan Valtchanov ABSTRACT. Random number

  5. PROCEEDINGS OF MACAS2 SECOND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

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    Bardsley, John

    MICHELSEN, University of Southern Denmark ASTRID BECKMANN, University of Education- Schwäbisch Gmünd VIKTOR FREIMAN, Université de Moncton TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Bharath Sriraman, Claus Michelsen, Astrid Beckmann) FERMAT MEETS PYTHAGORAS..........................................................pp.181-186 15. Astrid

  6. A review of "Verzeichnis der gedruckten Briefe deutscher Autoren des 17. Jahrhunderts" by Thomas Bürger, ed. 

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    Susan R. Boettcher

    2003-01-01

    . Theophilus. Edited by Jana Matlov? and Jir? Bene? and translated by Viktor Friedrich Oehler and Frank B?hling with commentary and introduction by Jir? Bene?. Volume 16 of Gesammelte Schriften, Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, general editor. Stuttgart...

  7. The Anxiety of Meaninglessness.

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    Ruffin, Julian E.

    1984-01-01

    Reviews the etiology and consequences of meaninglessness and focuses on the therapeutic approaches of Viktor E. Frankl and J. F. T. Bugental. Concludes that meaninglessness is a significant contemporary problem that needs to be addressed by counselors. (Author/LLL)

  8. SCC-DFTB Parametrization for Boron and Boranes Bernhard Grundkotter-Stock,

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    Cuniberti, Gianaurelio

    SCC-DFTB Parametrization for Boron and Boranes Bernhard Grundkotter-Stock, Viktor Bezugly,,§ Jens-8 In addition to these fascinating molecular systems, stable quasi-planar and tubular clusters of elemental

  9. Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop, International Parallel Processing Symposium, Reconfigurable Meshes: Theory and Practice 1

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop, International Parallel Processing Symposium, April 1997 Reconfigurable Meshes: Theory and Practice 1 Kiran Bondalapati and Viktor K. Prasanna Department of Electrical of reconfigurable architectures and actual hardware available for configurable computing systems. There is a wealth

  10. Mentor Email Student Email (Blue = Apprentice) (Boldfaced = 5 weeks)

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    May, J. Peter

    @gmail.com Jack Liang jaliang@uchicago.edu Nicholas Rouse rouse@uchicago.edu Peter Robicheaux probicheaux lucaslingle@uchicago.edu Nolan Winkler npw@uchicago.edu Viktor Moros vmoros@uchicago.edu Matthew Morgado

  11. Comparison of the calculated neutron noise using finite differences and the Analytical Nodal Method

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    Demazière, Christophe

    be obtained without disturbing normal reactor operation. The extensive program of power uprates around Viktor Larsson , Christophe Demazière Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Nuclear dynamical parameters, as the Decay Ratio in a Boiling Water Reactor, or the Moderator Temperature

  12. FPGA FFT(Fast Fourier Transform) 1 FPGA FFT(Fast Fourier Transform)

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    Jang, Ju-Wook

    FPGA FFT(Fast Fourier Transform) 1 FPGA FFT(Fast Fourier Transform) Gokul Govindu Viktor K. Prasanna FPGA (FFT) . FPGA FFT a set storage types as parameters, on Xilinx Vertex-II FPGA to verify the estimates. Our designs

  13. Spontaneous embryonic motility: an enduring legacy.

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    Bekoff, A

    2001-04-01

    This chapter addresses the influential contributions Viktor Hamburger has made to our understanding of embryonic motor behavior. With his classic review, published in 1963, Viktor Hamburger opened up the field of embryonic motor behavior, which had lain almost completely dormant for many years. He focused his observations and experimental studies on the spontaneously generated embryonic movements rather than on reflex responses. As a result, he and his colleagues firmly established the central generation of embryonic motility as a basic component of embryonic behavior in chicks. These studies were also extended to rat fetuses, showing that similar principles apply to mammalian fetuses. All of us who have followed after him owe Viktor Hamburger an enormous debt of gratitude for his pioneering work. PMID:11255029

  14. Valuation theory of exponential Hardy fields

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    2012-01-01

    We describe the residue fields of arbitrary convex valuations on certain o-minimal expansions of the ordered field of real numbers. References: [1] Franz-Viktor and Salma Kuhlmann: Residue fields of arbitrary convex valuations on restricted analytic fields with exponentiation I, The Fields Institute Preprint Series (1997). [2] Franz-Viktor and Salma Kuhlmann: Valuation theory of exponential Hardy fields I, Mathematische Zeitschrift 243, 671--688 (2003) [3] Ordered Exponential Fields, by Salma Kuhlmann, The Fields Institute Monograph Series Vol. 12, (2000).

  15. A Closer Look at Security in Random Number Generators Design

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of a true random number generator design. Special attention is given to the analysis of securityA Closer Look at Security in Random Number Generators Design Viktor Fischer Laboratoire Hubert of random number generation is crucial for the im- plementation of cryptographic systems. Random numbers

  16. VOLUME 78, NUMBER 23 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 9 JUNE 1997 Cascading Fermi Resonances and the Soft Mode in Dense Ice

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    Hemley, Russell J.

    Resonances and the Soft Mode in Dense Ice Viktor V. Struzhkin,* Alexander F. Goncharov, Russell J. Hemley resonances in compressed H2O and D2O ices up to and through the transition to the symmetric hydrogen The vibrational dynamics of compressed H2O ice is a casebook example of a many-body quantum system in con- densed

  17. Cosmic Balloons

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    El Abed, Mohamed

    2014-01-01

    A team of French high-school students sent a weather balloon into the upper atmosphere to recreate Viktor Hess's historical experiment that demonstrated the existence of ionizing radiation from the sky--later called cosmic radiation. This discovery earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1936.

  18. VSoE Research Innovation Fund (RIF) Report The 2011 Distinguished Speaker Series on Innovation in Energy Informatics

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    in Energy Informatics Viktor K. Prasanna and Yogesh Simmhan Summary Energy sustainability is a critical of vital importance. This area of Energy Informatics research, spearheaded by the USC Center for Energy Informatics (CEI), applies novel IT practices for complex problems in the energy domain. One of its landmark

  19. On Using Cloud Platforms in a Software Architecture for Smart Energy Grids Yogesh Simmhan

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    , Mike Giakkoupis , Baohua Cao , and Viktor Prasanna Center for Energy Informatics Computer Science and challenges of using cloud platforms for such applications in the emerging domain of energy informatics. 1, always-on applications. But the unique needs of energy informatics applications also highlight challenges

  20. BEZUGLY ET AL. VOL. 5 ' NO. 6 ' 49975005 ' 2011 www.acsnano.org

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    Cuniberti, Gianaurelio

    , and Structural Stabilities Viktor Bezugly,,* Jens Kunstmann, Bernhard Grundko¨ tter-Stock, Thomas Frauenheim after the prediction of stable, quasi-planar, and tubular clusters of elemental boron,5,6 which was later con- firmed experimentally.7À9 Treating these quasiplanar boron clusters as embryos of boron

  1. Sincere cycle-finite schurian vector space categories

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    Bekkert, Viktor

    Sincere cycle-finite schurian vector space categories Viktor Bekkert Faculty of Mechanics@uni-alg.kiev.ua Abstract The aim of this paper is to classify sincere cycle-finite schurian vector space categories and their sincere indecomposable factor spaces. Introduction Throughout the paper k is an algebraically closed field

  2. POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access Dynamics of neural systems in epilepsy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access Dynamics of neural systems in epilepsy Kenza EL Houssaini* , Viktor 2013 Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder. It is characterized by a brain dysfunction activity in epilepsy. BMC Neuroscience 2013 14(Suppl 1):P124. * Correspondence: kenzaelhoussaini@hotmail.fr UMR 1106

  3. The Typology and Dialectology of Romani.

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    Matras, Yaron, Ed.; Bakker, Peter, Ed.; Kyuchukov, Hristo, Ed.

    Papers on typology and dialects of the Romani language include: "Athematic Morphology in Romani: The Borrowing of a Borrowing Pattern" (Peter Bakker); "Towards a Morphology-Based Typology of Romani" (Viktor Elsik); "The Typology of Case Relations and Case Layer Distribution in Romani" (Yaron Matras); "Object Doubling in Romani and the Balkan…

  4. International Workshop on Function Spaces and Applications

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    Novak, Erich

    . Besov Steklov Institute Moscow / Russia Viktor I. Burenkov Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Moscow / Russia Michail Gol'dman Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Moscow / Russia Dorothee D://www.schloss- neuenburg.de/English-Site.html). This huge castle on the east side of the Unstrut river valley was founded

  5. An End-to-End Workflow for Engineering of Biological Networks from High-Level Specifications

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    Densmore, Douglas

    ,¶ Noah Davidsohn, Traci Haddock,¶ Joseph Loyall, Richard Schantz, Viktor Vasilev,§ and Fusun Yaman from high-level program specifications. The workflow is based on a sequence of intermediate models for translating between adjacent models and implement them as a set of software tools, organized into a four

  6. 2007 Nature Publishing Group Enhanced fluorescence emission from

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    Cunningham, Brian

    , VIKTOR MALYARCHUK2, ADAM D. SMITH5 AND BRIAN T. CUNNINGHAM1 * 1 Nano Sensors Group, University material systems, has made them important candidates for light sources4­6 , solar cells7 , optical switches excite and extract the light emitted by QDs could therefore lead to improvements in high-brightness light

  7. Disabling the Constitution

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    Miklós Bánkuti; Gábor Halmai

    2012-01-01

    Hungary’s 2010 election brought to power a Fidesz parliamentary supermajority led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban. In just two years, they have fundamentally changed the constitutional order of Hungary. The current government now has very few checks on its own power, but the new constitutional order permits the governing party to lodge its loyalists in crucial long-term positions with veto

  8. Hongrie

    Microsoft Academic Search

    2003-01-01

    After the parliamentary elections, Viktor Orbán, leader of the FIDESZ-Magyar Polgári Párt (Alliance of Young Democrats-Hungarian Civic Party), received a mandate from the president of the republic to form a government and to submit his government programme to parliament. He was elected by parliament as prime minister in June 1998. The new government is composed of the prime minister and

  9. The Importance of Self-Identification in Art, Culture, and Ethnicity

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    Young, Bernard

    2013-01-01

    The Lowenfeld Award was established in 1960 by friends and former students of Viktor Lowenfeld (widely acknowledged as the most influential art educator of the 20th century) to honor an NAEA member who has made significant contributions to the field of art education through the years. This article reports on the 2012 recipient, Bernard Young,…

  10. Secure extensions of FPGA soft core processors for symmetric key cryptography

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Secure extensions of FPGA soft core processors for symmetric key cryptography Lubos GASPAR, Viktor by a cryptographic accelerator ­ crypto-coprocessor. Secret keys are usually stored in the internal registers and the cryptographic extension is accessed as an ordinary peripheral ­ a coprocessor. Although the interfacing

  11. Semantic Information Integration for Smart Grid Applications*

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    Chapter 19 Semantic Information Integration for Smart Grid Applications* Yogesh Simmhan, Qunzhi Zhou, and Viktor Prasanna* Abstract. The Los Angeles Smart Grid Project aims to use informatics that supports 1.4 million customers and a rich ecosystem of Smart Grid applications from users, third party

  12. FPGA-based Router Virtualization: A Power Perspective

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    FPGA-based Router Virtualization: A Power Perspective Thilan Ganegedara, Viktor K. Prasanna Ming- ture where networking equipment is dedicated on a per network basis. Router virtualization allows a single hardware router to serve packets from multiple networks while ensuring the same throughput

  13. Rollstuhlbasketball Rolling Devils vs. Promi-Team Im Rahmen des Sporttages des UNISPORT fand in den frhen Abendstunden des

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    Pinnau, René

    Rollstuhlbasketball Rolling Devils vs. Promi-Team Im Rahmen des Sporttages des UNISPORT fand in den Rolling Devils und ein Promi-Team im Rollstuhlbasketball gegenüber. Für das Team der Rolling Devils und der Erstligaspieler Viktor. Des Weiteren rollten Lukas Jung und Paul Nikolaus für die Devils an

  14. THE MODEL THEORY OF SEPARABLY TAME VALUED FIELDS FRANZVIKTOR KUHLMANN AND KOUSHIK PAL

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    Kuhlmann, Franz-Viktor

    THE MODEL THEORY OF SEPARABLY TAME VALUED FIELDS FRANZ­VIKTOR KUHLMANN AND KOUSHIK PAL Abstract. In this paper, we prove Ax­ Kochen­Ershov Principles for separably tame fields. This leads to model completeness is the model theory of separably tame valued fields, which we will introduce now. A valued field is henselian

  15. CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. September 1998.

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    Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

    These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of September, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: the reaction of world markets to Russia's Duma rejection of Viktor…

  16. Lowenfeld at Hampton (1939-1946): Empowerment, Resistance, Activism, and Pedagogy

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    Holt, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Viktor Lowenfeld (1903-1960) has been abundantly documented as having influenced art teaching in the United States. Scarce attention, however, has been given to the significant and remarkable advancements he made to resist structures of institutionalized racism and promote inter-racial cooperation. Lowenfeld was a mentor to several notable African…

  17. Sound velocities of iron-nickel and iron-silicon alloys at high pressures Jung-Fu Lin,1

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    Lin, Jung-Fu "Afu"

    Sound velocities of iron-nickel and iron-silicon alloys at high pressures Jung-Fu Lin,1 Viktor V October 2003; published 11 November 2003. [1] Understanding the alloying effects of nickel and light of iron-nickel and iron-silicon alloys at high pressures, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(21), 2112, doi:10

  18. Children's Artistic Development and the Influence of Visual Culture

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    Grandstaff, Lindsey Jean

    2012-05-31

    ...............................................................................................................5 Viktor Lowenfeld .........................................................................................6 Jean Piaget ...................................................................................................7 Lev Vygotsky... are not involved in art beyond this stage when asked to draw, their adult artwork will exhibit the typical characteristics of a twelve year old (Lowenfeld & Brittian, 1982). Jean Piaget. Like Lowenfeld, Jean Piaget noted detailed stage characteristics...

  19. Hindawi Publishing Corporation EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems

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    Hwang, Kai

    Jingzhao Ou1 and Viktor K. Prasanna2 1 DSP Design Tools and Methodologies Group, Xilinx, Inc., San Jose, CA on FPGA devices, have become popular for em- bedded system development. Examples of such soft proces- sors include Nios from Altera [1], a SPARC architecture- based LEON3 from Gaisler [2], an ARM7 architecture

  20. Impact of individual laptop use on middle school mathematics teaching and learning: implementation of problem based learning scenarios

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    classes. Using a problem based learning model (PBL), we aim to better understand the reasons of problem based learning scenarios Viktor Freiman, Nicole Lirette-Pitre, Dominic Manuel, Sylvie Blain of laptops on teaching and learning, we developed two problem based learning interdisciplinary scenarios

  1. Two for the road: New hope for exploration in space

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    Friedman, Louis D.

    1994-10-01

    Mars Together, and Fire and Ice, two exciting studies for solar system missions, have just been endorsed by United States Vice President Al Gore and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. In Mars Together, the two nations would pool resources and merge national plans to explore the Red Planet. The other proposal, Fire and Ice is to investigate Pluto and the Sun. A brief description of the two missions is provided.

  2. VOLUME 79, NUMBER 21 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 24 NOVEMBER 1997 Superconducting Tc and Electron-Phonon Coupling in Nb to 132 GPa

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    Hemley, Russell J.

    VOLUME 79, NUMBER 21 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 24 NOVEMBER 1997 Superconducting Tc and Electron-Phonon Coupling in Nb to 132 GPa: Magnetic Susceptibility at Megabar Pressures Viktor V. Struzhkin for High Pressure Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D

  3. Meaning-Centered Couples Therapy: Logotherapy and Intimate Relationships

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    Stefan E. SchulenbergLindsay; Lindsay W. Schnetzer; Michael R. Winters; Robert R. Hutzell

    2010-01-01

    Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy posits that human life has purpose and that human beings are motivated to discover meaning in\\u000a their lives. This paper’s objective is to present a case for incorporating meaning into couples therapy as a way of enhancing\\u000a a clinician’s existing approach. Logotherapy is a potentially useful modality, regardless of the clinician’s theoretical orientation,\\u000a given its collaborative nature

  4. How Things Went Wrong

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    Jacques Rupnik

    2012-01-01

    Students of the Central and Eastern Europe long saw Hungary as a leading post-1989 “success story”—both because the country’s exit from communism was smoothly negotiated and because it appeared to have consolidated its democracy so quickly. Yet the “electoral revolution” unleashed by Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party following its April 2010 parliamentary-election victory—including the adoption of a new constitution and passage

  5. Particle Astrophysics in NASA's Long Duration Balloon Program

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    Gorham, Peter W

    2013-01-01

    A century after Viktor Hess' discovery of cosmic rays, balloon flights still play a central role in the investigation of cosmic rays over nearly their entire spectrum. We report on the current status of NASA balloon program for particle astrophysics, with particular emphasis on the very successful Antarctic long-duration balloon program, and new developments in the progress toward ultra-long duration balloons.

  6. Beniamin Markarian

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    Mickaelian, A. M.

    2013-10-01

    The booklet is dedicated to the great Armenian astronomer Beniamin Markarian. Due to his efforts the famous Byurakan surveys have been accomplished and ultraviolet excess galaxies have been discovered, later named after him. The Armenian astronomy is well-known throughout the world as due to Viktor Ambartsumian's, so as to Markarian's works, and Markarian galaxies are being studied by numerous ground-based and space telescopes along the whole range of electromagnetic radiation.

  7. Territory, Place, and Identity in Slovak Church-state Conflict: 1948-1989

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    Chloupek, Brett R.

    2011-07-13

    supported me during the last four years: Shelly and Randy Chloupek, my grandparents, my siblings, and Viktor and Luda Mihalik for sharing their home in Slovakia. This research was supported by a David L. Boren Fellowship as part of the National Security..., and how religious distributions change over time. Within the field of cultural geography, geographers study religion because of the important ways in which it impacts society (Levine 1986, 431). Geographers of religion recognize that “distributions...

  8. The Knorre astronomers' dynasty

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    Pinigin, G.

    2009-06-01

    We attempt to throw light upon the poorly known astronomical dynasty of Knorre and describe its contribution to astronomy. The founder of the dynasty, Ernst Christoph Friedrich Knorre (1759-1810), was born in Germany in 1759, and since 1802 he was a Professor of Mathematics at the Tartu University, and observer at its temporary observatory. He determined the first coordinates of Tartu by stellar observations. Karl Friedrich Knorre (1801-1883) was the first director of the Naval Observatory in Nikolaev since the age of 20, provided the Black Sea navy with accurate time and charts, trained mariners in astronomical navigation, and certified navigation equipment. He compiled star maps and catalogues, and determined positions of comets and planets. He also participated in Bessel's project of the Academic Star Charts, and was responsible for Hora 4, published by the Berlin Academy of Sciences. This sheet permitted to discover two minor planets, Astraea and Flora. Viktor Knorre (1840-1919) was born in Nikolaev. In 1862 he left for Berlin to study astronomy. After defending his thesis for a doctor's degree, he went to Pulkovo as an astronomical calculator in 1867. Since 1873 Viktor worked as an observer of the Berlin Observatory Fraunhofer refractor. His main research focussed on minor planets, comets and binary stars. He discovered the minor planets Koronis, Oenone, Hypatia and Penthesilea. Viktor Knorre also worked on improving astronomical instrumentation, e.g. the Knorre / Heele equatorial telescope mounting.

  9. Europe and western Asia: genetics and population history

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    18 Europe and western Asia: genetics and population history Mark G. Thomas, Toomas Kivisild, Lounes Chikhi, and Joachim Burger This chapter examines the genetic history of Europe during the past 20 have been used extensively to address three major questions on the demographic history of Europe: (1

  10. News and Views: A total solar eclipse over Rapa Nui; ESA's vision; International team wins first Ambartsumian Prize; Thinner thermosphere; ESA funds games; Team finds starspots

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    2010-10-01

    Francisco Diego recorded spectacular images of the 11 July 2010 total solar eclipse from Rapa Nui (Easter Island), making the most of modern digital technology - much of which originated from astronomical research - in taking and processing the images. The European Space Agency has set out its priorities for the decade starting in 2015, in a report entitled Cosmic Vision. The first Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize, in memory of the distinguished Armenian theorist, goes to the team led by Prof. Michel Mayor of the Observatory of Geneva, for ``their important contribution in the study of relation between planetary systems and their host stars''.

  11. A selective sweep on a deleterious mutation in the CPT1A gene in Arctic populations

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    Clemente, Florian J.; Cardona, Alexia; Inchley, Charlotte E.; Peter, Benjamin M.; Jacobs, Guy; Pagani, Luca; Lawson, Daniel J.; Antão, Tiago; Vicente, Mário; Mitt, Mario; DeGiorgio, Michael; Faltyskova, Zuzana; Xue, Yali; Ayub, Qasim; Szpak, Michal; Mägi, Reedik; Eriksson, Anders; Manica, Andrea; Raghavan, Maanasa; Rasmussen, Morten; Rasmussen, Simon; Willerslev, Eske; Vidal?Puig, Antonio; Tyler?Smith, Chris; Villems, Richard; Nielsen, Rasmus; Metspalu, Mait; Malyarchuk, Boris; Derenko, Miroslava; Kivisild, Toomas

    2014-10-23

     Vidal?Puig9,14, Chris Tyler?Smith9, Richard  Villems7,15,16,  Rasmus Nielsen2, Mait Metspalu7,15, Boris Malyarchuk17, Miroslava Derenko17,  Toomas Kivisild1,15,**   1 Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3QG... and is associated with elevated plasma apolipoprotein A-I. J. Lipid Res. 50, 1223–1228. 3. Greenberg, C.R., Dilling, L.A., Thompson, G.R., Seargeant, L.E., Haworth, J.C., Phillips, S., Chan, A., Vallance, H.D., Waters, P.J., Sinclair, G., et al. (2009...

  12. The Healing Effects of Belief in Medical Practices and Spirituality.

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    Alling, Frederic A

    2015-01-01

    Shamans and other healing practitioners have used placebos from earliest recorded history to treat those who were ill. As modern scientific theories of disease developed, the use of placebos was considered to be an ineffective and deceptive practice. Later, medical researchers used placebos primarily as an inactive treatment standard against which scientifically based ("real") medicines could be evaluated. However, placebos were discovered to have their own self-healing effects. Spirituality including transcendent experiences also promotes healing effects and recently has been shown to involve neural systems (brain networks) comparable (if not identical) to those engaged in placebo responses. Therapists can facilitate both of these self-healing processes in different ways, including finding meaningfulness in physically and mentally painful situations using Viktor Frankl?s practice of "logotherapy." PMID:26021188

  13. Mutual Lewis Acid–Base Interactions of Cations and Anions in Ionic Liquids

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    Holzweber, Markus; Lungwitz, Ralf; Doerfler, Denise; Spange, Stefan; Koel, Mihkel; Hutter, Herbert; Linert, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01

    Solute properties are known to be strongly influenced by solvent molecules due to solvation. This is due to mutual interaction as both the properties of the solute and of the solvent strongly depend on each other. The present paper is based on the idea that ionic liquids are cations solvated by anions and anions solvated by cations. To show this (in this system strongly pronounced) interaction the long time established donor–acceptor concept for solvents and ions in solution by Viktor Gutmann is extended to ionic liquids. A number of solvent parameters, such as the Kamlet–Abboud–Taft and the Dimroth–Reichardt ET scale for ionic liquids neglect this mutual influence, which, however, seems to be in fact necessary to get a proper description of ionic liquid properties. It is shown how strong such parameters vary when the influence of the counter ion is taken into account. Furthermore, acceptor and donor numbers for ionic liquids are presented. PMID:23180598

  14. [On the clinical applications of logotherapy: a review of Victor Emil Frankl inheritance].

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    Girmenia, E; Andrissi, L; Tambone, V

    2014-01-01

    The Viktor E. Frankl's thought has found wide application in many areas of the Clinic, not limited to the neuropsychiatric area. If the franklian work is known worldwide for being a theory and a practice within neurotic disorders, we must not forget how logotherapy has been put at the disposal of the sufferer in its broadest sense. Especially in the context of care and care of the chronically and evolutionary ill (cancer, heart disease, degenerative diseases, etc.), the thought and practice logotherapy have made and continue to make a valuable contribution. In this review we will cover in more detail the application of logotherapy in clinical-care, pausing to examine the international literature. PMID:25203351

  15. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor: A Review of Its Role in the Physiology and Pathology of the Integument and Its Relationship to the Tryptophan Metabolism

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    Noakes, Rowland

    2015-01-01

    The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a cytosolic receptor for low molecular weight molecules, of which the most widely recognized ligand is 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), and the most widely recognized effect, chloracne. Adverse effects of manipulation were most recently and graphically demonstrated by the poisoning of Viktor Yushchenko during the Ukrainian presidential elections of 2004. However, recent research has revealed a receptor with wide-ranging, and at times, paradoxical actions. It was arguably among the first biological receptors to be utilized by dermatologists, dating from the time of topical tar preparations as a therapeutic agent. I provide a review outlining the role AHR plays in the development, cellular oxidation/antioxidation, responses to ultraviolet light, melanogenesis, epidermal barrier function, and immune regulation and its relationship to tryptophan metabolism. Finally, I will review the role of AHR in diseases of the integument. PMID:25733915

  16. A scramble for data on Arctic radioactive dumping

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    Marshall, E.

    1992-07-31

    On 15 August, a Russian research vessel, the Viktor Buynitskiy, will leave the Norwegian port of Kirkenes packed with surveying equipment and scientists. Its mission will be to check out one of the more alarming environmental stories that have drifted out of the former Soviet Union since its collapse last fall: a claim that the Arctic is being polluted by tons of radioactive waste spilled or dumped by the Soviet military. Since May, US officials have been searching for information to confirm or disprove the reports about Russian radiation. The basic concern, is as follows: Arctic waters - and, potentially, fisheries near Norway and Alaska - are in danger of being contaminated by radioactive isotopes leaking from two major sources. One is the area around Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago where the Soviets conducted bomb tests, scuttled submarines, and disposed of waste canisters. The other is freshwater runoff into the Arctic Ocean - including the Ob and Yenisey Rivers - carrying isotopes from weapons plants, waste ponds, and accident sites in Siberia.

  17. Posters of the Russian Civil War, 1918-1922

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This rather unique collection of posters from the Russian Civil War comes from Harold Manchester Fleming, who happened to be a field inspector for the American Relief Administration after World War I. Fleming acquired over 100 posters from the period, and they made their way to the New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division in the 1970s. Later, the collection grew with items donated by Paul S. Hall and Dorothy F. Hall and Alex Rabinovich from the same period. On this site, visitors can browse through posters by internationally known graphic artists such as Dmitrii Moor, Vladimir Maiakovskii, and Viktor Deni. All of the works here represent dramatic departures from the previous established design and artistic traditions in Russia at the time, and they address topics like industrialization, collectives, and urban life. All told, there are over 210 items here, and visitors can create their own scrapbook of images for future reference and also look over detailed records for each visual item.

  18. The Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays

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    Blasi, Pasquale

    2013-01-01

    One century ago Viktor Hess carried out several balloon flights that led him to conclude that the penetrating radiation responsible for the discharge of electroscopes was of extraterrestrial origin. One century from the discovery of this phenomenon seems to be a good time to stop and think about what we have understood about Cosmic Rays. The aim of this review is to illustrate the ideas that have been and are being explored in order to account for the observable quantities related to cosmic rays and to summarize the numerous new pieces of observation that are becoming available. In fact, despite the possible impression that development in this field is somewhat slow, the rate of new discoveries in the last decade or so has been impressive, and mainly driven by beautiful pieces of observation. At the same time scientists in this field have been able to propose new, fascinating ways to investigate particle acceleration inside the sources, making use of multifrequency observations that range from the radio, to t...

  19. Mutual Lewis acid-base interactions of cations and anions in ionic liquids.

    PubMed

    Holzweber, Markus; Lungwitz, Ralf; Doerfler, Denise; Spange, Stefan; Koel, Mihkel; Hutter, Herbert; Linert, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01

    Solute properties are known to be strongly influenced by solvent molecules due to solvation. This is due to mutual interaction as both the properties of the solute and of the solvent strongly depend on each other. The present paper is based on the idea that ionic liquids are cations solvated by anions and anions solvated by cations. To show this (in this system strongly pronounced) interaction the long time established donor-acceptor concept for solvents and ions in solution by Viktor Gutmann is extended to ionic liquids. A number of solvent parameters, such as the Kamlet-Abboud-Taft and the Dimroth-Reichardt E(T) scale for ionic liquids neglect this mutual influence, which, however, seems to be in fact necessary to get a proper description of ionic liquid properties. It is shown how strong such parameters vary when the influence of the counter ion is taken into account. Furthermore, acceptor and donor numbers for ionic liquids are presented. PMID:23180598

  20. The forgotten spirit: integration of spirituality in health care.

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    Mattison, Debra

    2006-02-01

    Health care technology has witnessed incredible advances and increasingly effective treatments for physical and psychological disorders, but the spiritual component of care is an intervention resource that often goes unseen, unaddressed, and underused for patients facing multiple challenges. State-of-the-art services must take a perspective that expands beyond a focus on the biological and psychological needs of patients to also integrate practice skills to address spiritual needs. Spirituality can provide valuable interventions to help maintain hope and stability in times of turbulence. If health care providers are to offer holistic care to patients, we must create an environment in which spirituality is competently explored and addressed. What do health care providers have to lose by integrating the spiritual, dimension into care delivery and accessing a powerful intervention that can make a positive difference to patients? How might patients benefit and what might we learn by asking a few simple, but profound, spiritual questions? What gives your life meaning? What is your greatest hope? What do you fear? What comforts or encourages you most? As you consider how spirituality fits into and benefits your practice you might find meaning in Viktor Frankl's words, "No cure that fails to engage our spirit can make us well". PMID:16499171

  1. A history of normal plates, tables and stages in vertebrate embryology.

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    Hopwood, Nick

    2007-01-01

    Developmental biology is today unimaginable without the normal stages that define standard divisions of development. This history of normal stages, and the related normal plates and normal tables, shows how these standards have shaped and been shaped by disciplinary change in vertebrate embryology. The article highlights the Normal Plates of the Development of the Vertebrates edited by the German anatomist Franz Keibel (16 volumes, 1897-1938). These were a major response to problems in the relations between ontogeny and phylogeny that amounted in practical terms to a crisis in staging embryos, not just between, but (for some) also within species. Keibel's design adapted a plate by Wilhelm His and tables by Albert Oppel in order to go beyond the already controversial comparative plates of the Darwinist propagandist Ernst Haeckel. The project responded to local pressures, including intense concern with individual variation, but recruited internationally and mapped an embryological empire. Though theoretically inconclusive, the plates became standard laboratory tools and forged a network within which the Institut International d'Embryologie (today the International Society of Developmental Biologists) was founded in 1911. After World War I, experimentalists, led by Ross Harrison and Viktor Hamburger, and human embryologists, especially George Streeter at the Carnegie Department of Embryology, transformed Keibel's complex, bulky tomes to suit their own contrasting demands. In developmental biology after World War II, normal stages-reduced to a few journal pages-helped domesticate model organisms. Staging systems had emerged from discussions that questioned the very possibility of assigning an embryo to a stage. The historical issues resonate today as developmental biologists work to improve and extend stage series, to make results from different laboratories easier to compare and to take individual variation into account. PMID:17183461

  2. The role of air quality in perception of health of the local population.

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    Valenti?, Damir; Micovi?, Vladimir; Kolari?, Branko; Brnci?, Nada; Ljubotina, Aleksandar

    2010-04-01

    The research aim was to investigate and establish the perception of health among population groups with different number of industrial polluters in their living environment. Namely, the Kostrena living area (3250 inhabitants) is situated near big industrial pollutant producers: INA oil refinery Urinj, thermo power plant Rijeka, shipyard "Viktor Lenac", while in Crikvenica living area such pollutant producers do not exist. In this research 146 subjects from Kostrena participated (74 men and 72 women with age average 40.8, SD 9.2 years), and 157 subjects from Crikvenica area (79 men and 78 women with age average 39.4, SD 10.1 years). The perception of health was measured by the means of SF-36 questionnaire variables. Lung function (FEV1, FVC, FEV25/75, PEF), cardiovascular function (systolic and diastolic arterial blood pressure, heart rate were also measured, including body proportion measures by the means of waste and hip circumference and silhouette test, in order to establish the eventual objective physical health parameter difference among examined population groups. Subjects from Kostrena perceived their general health, mental health, and vitality worse than subjects from Crikvenica. Group from Kostrena felt themself more limited in their roles due to emotional problems, perceiving more pain than group from Crikvenica. On the opposite site, social functioning of subjects from Kostrena was better in comparison to Crikvenica group. No signifficant differences between groups were found in physical functioning and in role limitation due to physical problems. In addition, there were no significant differences between groups in objective physical health parameters, such as pulmonary function, arterial blood pressure, pulse, and waist to hip ratio. Subjects using sensoric systems and the mental cognition about harmful environmental factors, perceive their health worse if there are present industrial resources in their environment, even when concentration of the pollutants are within legal ranges. PMID:21305731

  3. Preface

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    Mashonkina, Lyudmila I.

    2013-05-01

    The JENAM symposium "Physics of Stars" took place on the 5th and 6th July of 2011 in Saint-Petersburg. This symposium had a wide-ranging look at observational and theoretical studies of stars and stellar systems. Several talks were devoted to accurate determination of fundamental stellar parameters, such as star's mass, radius, effective temperature, surface gravity, chemical composition. This is particularly crucial to fully exploit the data from the new generation of large ground-based telescopes and future space missions like the GAIA one. Viktor Orlov reported the measurements of stellar mass for a few multiple systems and also the investigation of their dynamical stability. To improve the determination of parameters of the components in an eclipsing binary system including a Wolf-Rayet star, Eleonora Antokhina and her co-workers updated their synthesis model by accounting for the absorption in the expanding stellar wind. The variable stars are excellent laboratories to study the physical processes either occurring at certain stages of stellar evolution or caused by the interaction of a star with its companion or circumstellar medium. Nikolay Samus reported the discovery of hundreds of new variable stars in their work on digitalization of the Moscow stacks of sky photographs. The exotic star VSX J052807.9+725606, with a very strong asymmetry of maxima, wavelength dependence of amplitude, and the shift of the secondary minimum from the phase 0.5, was discovered by Natalia Virnina. Michael E. Contadakis and his co-workers presented the additional observational evidences for weak transient optical oscillations of the red dwarf AD Leo. Spectral variability of the two massive luminous stars in the M33 galaxy was studied by Olga Maryeva. Alex Dudorov and Sergei Zamozdra and Alexander Grigoriev et al. discussed the theoretical and observational problems of star formation. Galina Dremova presented the numerical algorithm for computing the tidal torque constants for a given close eclipsing binary. Natalia Shakht and her co-workers reported the estimation of the central body mass for several globular clusters with the measured dispersion of stellar radial velocities.

  4. The Russian Federation's Ministry of Atomic Energy: Programs and Developments

    SciTech Connect

    CM Johnson

    2000-07-24

    This paper reviews select programs driving the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation's (Minatom) efforts to raise funds, comments on their potential viability, and highlights areas likely to be of particular concern for the US over the next three to five years. The paper's findings are: (1) Despite numerous cabinet displacements throughout the Yeltsin administration, Yevgeny Adamov was reappointed Minister on four occasions. With Boris Yeltsin's January 1, 2000 resignation, Adamov's long-term position as the head of the Ministry is more tenuous, but he will likely retain his position until at least the March 2000 elections. Acting President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to reorganize his cabinet prior to that date and there are no signs that Putin is dissatisfied with Adamov's leadership of Minatom. (2) Adamov's chief priorities are downsizing Minatom's defense sector, increasing the oversight of subsidiary bodies by the central bureaucracy and consolidating commercial elements of the Ministry within an umbrella organization called Atomprom. (3) Viktor Mikhaylov, Adamov's predecessor and critic of his reform efforts, has been relieved of his duties as First Deputy Minister. While he retains his positions as Chief of the Science Councils and Chief Scientist at Arzamas-16, his influence on Minatom's direction is greatly diminished. Adamov will likely continue his efforts to further marginalize Mikhaylov in the coming year. (4) Securing extra-budgetary sources of income continues to be the major factor guiding Minatom's international business dealings. The Ministry will continue to aggressively promote the sale of nuclear technology abroad, often to countries with questionable nonproliferation commitments. (5) Given the financial difficulties in Russia and Minatom's client states, however, few nuclear development programs will come to fruition for a number of years, if ever. Nevertheless, certain peaceful nuclear cooperation agreements should be carefully monitored--particularly those negotiated with Cuba, Iran, Libya and Syria. (6) Waste management has also risen in importance for Minatom. Opportunities for raising funds by reprocessing, storing and permanently disposing of spent fuel from foreign states are being explored. Although currently prohibited by federal law, the Russian Parliament will likely pass legislation in support of this program.

  5. EDITORIAL HPJ SPECIAL ISSUE INTRODUCTION

    SciTech Connect

    Farfan, E.

    2011-10-01

    Radioecology is the study of the fate and transport and potential effects of radionuclides and associated contaminants in the environment. In short, it is the science that describes the fundamental connection between environmental health and human health risks. As such, radioecology can and has provided the credible, consistent and defensible basis for the successful and cost-effective environmental cleanup and closure of nuclear production and waste sites. In addition, radioecology also provides the technical basis for making timely and reliable decisions on cleanup in the aftermath of nuclear incidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima. The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) accident resulted in catastrophic health, social, and economic consequences in many countries, predominantly, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. The extent of radioactive contamination, levels and forms of contamination, and diversity of the ecosystems affected by the accident did not have any precedent and provided unique opportunities for environmental scientists around the world. Following the natural course of their development, populations of species and their communities found themselves in conditions of chronic radiation exposure that exceeded the natural background by factors of hundreds and thousands. Anything similar would have been extremely difficult if not impossible to recreate in a scientific laboratory. Consequently, since the first few years after the accident, many teams of scientists have visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (ChEZ). The knowledge gained by studying the consequences of this accident has tremendous importance. The concept of an international research and technical center to address the problems involving nuclear and radiological accidents became a reality with the establishment of the International Chernobyl Center (ICC). In May 1995, the US and Ukraine signed a Protocol of Intent on establishment of the ICC, and the government of Ukraine appealed to the international scientific community to support ICC and join its activities (Chernobyl Center 2006). In December 1995, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the ChNPP closure was signed by the government of Ukraine, all of the G7 governments, and the European Commission. The ICC foundation was considered critical to ensure the safe decommissioning of the ChNPP reactor units and improvement of the safety of the Chernobyl Containment Shelter. On the 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident (26 April 1996), Mr. Viktor Yushchenko, the President of Ukraine, issued a decree to establish the Chernobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology (Chernobyl Center). On the same day, a MOU involving the US participation in Chernobyl Center activities was signed by the US and Ukraine (Chernobyl Center 2006). In July 1998, the US and Ukraine signed an agreement to establish the International Radioecology Laboratory (IRL) as part of the Chernobyl Center. The creation of IRL was a logical continuation of previous programs to conduct scientific research in radioecology and provide Ukraine and the rest of the world with the necessary infrastructure and scientific basis to conduct research in radioecology, radiobiology, dosimetry, and environmental protection in the ChEZ (Chernobyl Center 2006). A recent collaborative effort with IRL has been implemented through a project titled 'Long-term impacts from radiation/contamination within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone' (Farfan et al. 2008; Gerdes et al. 2009; Marra et al. 2010). This collaboration had the following objectives: (1) Assess the long-term impacts to the environment from radiation exposure within the ChEZ; (2) Provide information on remediation guidelines and ecological risk assessment within radioactively contaminated territories based on the results of long-term field monitoring, analytical measurements, and numerical modeling of soils and groundwater radioactive contamination; and (3) Recommend the development and testing of effective cleanup technologies to reduce environmental and health risks. Based o

  6. EDITORIAL: Focus on Carbon Nanotubes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-09-01

    The study of carbon nanotubes, since their discovery by Iijima in 1991, has become a full research field with significant contributions from all areas of research in solid-state and molecular physics and also from chemistry. This Focus Issue in New Journal of Physics reflects this active research, and presents articles detailing significant advances in the production of carbon nanotubes, the study of their mechanical and vibrational properties, electronic properties and optical transitions, and electrical and transport properties. Fundamental research, both theoretical and experimental, represents part of this progress. The potential applications of nanotubes will rely on the progress made in understanding their fundamental physics and chemistry, as presented here. We believe this Focus Issue will be an excellent guide for both beginners and experts in the research field of carbon nanotubes. It has been a great pleasure to edit the many excellent contributions from Europe, Japan, and the US, as well from a number of other countries, and to witness the remarkable effort put into the manuscripts by the contributors. We thank all the authors and referees involved in the process. In particular, we would like to express our gratitude to Alexander Bradshaw, who invited us put together this Focus Issue, and to Tim Smith and the New Journal of Physics staff for their extremely efficient handling of the manuscripts. Focus on Carbon Nanotubes Contents <;A article="1367-2630/5/1/117">Transport theory of carbon nanotube Y junctions R Egger, B Trauzettel, S Chen and F Siano The tubular conical helix of graphitic boron nitride F F Xu, Y Bando and D Golberg Formation pathways for single-wall carbon nanotube multiterminal junctions Inna Ponomareva, Leonid A Chernozatonskii, Antonis N Andriotis and Madhu Menon Synthesis and manipulation of carbon nanotubes J W Seo, E Couteau, P Umek, K Hernadi, P Marcoux, B Lukic, Cs Mikó, M Milas, R Gaál and L Forró Transitional behaviour in the transformation from active end planes to stable loops caused by annealing M Endo, B J Lee, Y A Kim, Y J Kim, H Muramatsu, T Yanagisawa, T Hayashi, M Terrones and M S Dresselhaus Energetics and electronic structure of C70-peapods and one-dimensional chains of C70 Susumu Okada, Minoru Otani and Atsushi Oshiyama Theoretical characterization of several models of nanoporous carbon F Valencia, A H Romero, E Hernández, M Terrones and H Terrones First-principles molecular dynamics study of the stretching frequencies of hydrogen molecules in carbon nanotubes Gabriel Canto, Pablo Ordejón, Cheng Hansong, Alan C Cooper and Guido P Pez The geometry and the radial breathing mode of carbon nanotubes: beyond the ideal behaviour Jeno Kürti, Viktor Zólyomi, Miklos Kertesz and Sun Guangyu Curved nanostructured materials Humberto Terrones and Mauricio Terrones A one-dimensional Ising model for C70 molecular ordering in C70-peapods Yutaka Maniwa, Hiromichi Kataura, Kazuyuki Matsuda and Yutaka Okabe Nanoengineering of carbon nanotubes for nanotools Yoshikazu Nakayama and Seiji Akita Narrow diameter double-wall carbon nanotubes: synthesis, electron microscopy and inelastic light scattering R R Bacsa, E Flahaut, Ch Laurent, A Peigney, S Aloni, P Puech and W S Bacsa Sensitivity of sin