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  1. Andrzej PȨKALSKI Networks of Scientific Interests with Internal Degrees of Freedom Through Self-Citation Analysis

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    Ausloos, M.; Lambiotte, R.; Scharnhorst, A.; Hellsten, I.

    Old and recent theoretical works by Andrzej Pȩkalski (APE) are recalled as possible sources of interest for describing network formation and clustering in complex (scientific) communities, through self-organization and percolation processes. Emphasis is placed on APE self-citation network over four decades. The method is that used for detecting scientists' field mobility by focusing on author's self-citation, co-authorships and article topics networks as in Refs. 1 and 2. It is shown that APE's self-citation patterns reveal important information on APE interest for research topics over time as well as APE engagement on different scientific topics and in different networks of collaboration. Its interesting complexity results from "degrees of freedom" and external fields leading to so called internal shock resistance. It is found that APE network of scientific interests belongs to independent clusters and occurs through rare or drastic events as in irreversible "preferential attachment processes", similar to those found in usual mechanics and thermodynamics phase transitions.

  2. Andrzej Krzysztof Tarkowski abroad, in photos and correspondence.

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    Graham, Chris F

    2008-01-01

    An informal account records the remaining traces of Tarkowski's research visits to the United Kingdom and France. The account has many authors and it should not be regarded as an exact history. The early 1960s began with the dramatic production of chimaeras at the University of Bangor and the long term exchange of information with Anne McLaren's Edinburgh laboratory. The techniques of parthenogenesis and nuclear transfer became the obsession of the 1970's and Tarkowski pursued the problem in Oxford (U.K.), in France, and with his group in Warsaw (Poland). A variant of this theme emerged during the 1980's and this was attempts to produce interspecies hybrids in Oxford and Warsaw. During the 1990's, the Warsaw laboratory became sufficiently well funded to make his trips unnecessary and his pupils became a Polish Diaspora of Embryologists.

  3. [Doctor's degree thesis of Tomasz Adolf Wołkowiński "Carditidis rheumaticae historia"].

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    Stembrowicz, W

    2001-01-01

    In 1817 on the University of Vilnius Faculty of Medicine, T. A. Wołkowiński, a student of the eminent clinician Józef Frank, defended his doctor's degree thesis about a direct relation between rheumatic disease and cardiomegaly. It was probably the first paper in Poland describing with details the rheumatic heart disease. Unfortunately we don't know much about T. A. Wołkowiński's life.

  4. Speech Perception and Production in Severe Environments.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-09-01

    1949; Draegert, 1951; Pisoni et al., 1985 ; Summers et al., 1988). Talking Under Acceleration: The AAMRL Tapes The speech recorded at AAMRL from two...1250. - 21 - Pisoni, D. B., Bernacki, R. H., Nusbaum, H. C., & Yuchtman, M. ( 1985 ). Some acoustic-phonetic correlates of speech produced in noise. In...Proceedings of the 1985 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. Pp. 1581-1584. Sander, E. K., & Ripich, D. E. (1983). Vocal

  5. Committees and organizers

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    2011-07-01

    Chairman:Jozef Spałek (Kraków) Program Committee:Stephen Blundell (Oxford), J Michael D Coey (Dublin), Dominique Givord (Grenoble), Dariusz Kaczorowski (Wrocław), Roman Micnas (Poznań), Marek Przybylski (Halle), Ludiwig Schultz (Dresden), Vladimir Sechovsky (Prague), Jozef Spałek (Kraków), Henryk Szymczak (Warszawa), Manuel Vázquez (Madrid) Publication Committee:Dariusz Kaczorowski, Robert Podsiadły, Jozef Spałek, Henryk Szymczak, Andrzej Szytuła Local committee:Maria Bałanda, Anna Majcher, Robert Podsiadły, Michał Rams, Andrzej Ślebarski, Krzysztof Tomala Editors of the Proceedings:Jozef Spałek, Krzysztof Tomala, Danuta Goc-Jagło, Robert Podsiadły, Michał Rams, Anna Majcher Plenary, semi-plenary and tutorial speakers:Ernst Bauer (Wien)Stephen Blundell (Oxford)J Michael D Coey (Dublin)Russell P Cowburn (London)Burkard Hillebrands (Kaiserslautern)Claudine Lacroix (Grenoble)Lluís Mañosa (Barcelona)María del Carmen Muñoz (Madrid)Bernard Raveau (Caen)Pedro Schlottmann (Tallahassee)Frank Steglich (Dresden)Oliver Waldmann (Freiburg) Invited speakers within symposia: R Ahuja (Uppsala)A Kirilyuk (Nijmegen) M Albrecht (Vienna)L Theil Kuhn (Roskilde) K Bärner (Göttingen)J Liu (Dresden) U Bovensiepen (Duisburg)G Lorusso (Modena) V Buchelnikov (Chelyabinsk)M M Maska (Katowice) B Chevalier (Bordeaux)Y Mukovskii (Moscow) O Chubykalo-Fesenko (Madrid)M Pannetier-Lecoeur (Saclay) A V Chumak (Kaiserslautern)G Papavassiliou (Athens) J M D Coey (Dublin)K R Pirota (Campinas) B Dabrowski (DeKalb)P Przyslupski (Warszawa) S Das (Aveiro)M Reiffers (Košice) A del Moral (Zaragoza)K Sandeman (London) V E Demidov (Muenster)D Sander (Halle) B Djafari-Rouhani (Lille)M Sawicki (Sendai/Warsaw) H A Dürr (Menlo Park)J Schaefer (Würzburg) J Fassbender (Dresden)H Schmidt (Wetzikon) J Fontcuberta (Barcelona)J Spałek (Kraków) V Garcia (Orsay)L Straka (Helsinki) J N Gonçalves (Aveiro)A Szewczyk (Warszawa) M E Gruner (Duisburg)Y Taguchi (Wako) G Gubbiotti (Perugia)A Thiaville

  6. Dynamic Capacity Allocation Algorithms for iNET Link Manager

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-05-01

    Andrzej Cichocki, Heechang Kim, Shree Gadgil, Mohsen Sarraf, Melbourne Barton, Larry Wong, Sunil Samtani, Ray O’Connell, Bob O’Neil, Michael Rauf...Andrzej Cichocki1, Heechang Kim1, Shree Gadgil1, Mohsen Sarraf1, Melbourne Barton1, Larry Wong1, Sunil Samtani1, Ray O’Connell2, Bob O’Neil2, Michael

  7. Pedemis: A Portable Electromagnetic Induction Sensor with Integrated Positioning

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    2012-04-27

    12211 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211 15. SUBJECT TERMS PEDEMIS Benjamin E. Barrowes, Fridon Shubitidze, Tomasz M. Grzegorczyk, Pablo Fernandez ...Integrated Positioning Benjamin E. Barrowesa,b, Fridon Shubitidzeb, Tomasz M. Grzegorczykc, Pablo Fernándezb, and Kevin O’Neilla,b aUSACE-ERDC-CRREL, 72 Lyme...Barrowes, B. E., Shubitidze, F., Fernandez , J. P., and O’Neill, K., “Simultaneous identification of multiple unexploded ordnance using electromagnetic

  8. Kalman Filters for UXO Detection: Real-Time Feedback and Small Target Detection

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-05-01

    Toronto, Ont., Canada, 2002. 37 SERDP: MR2106 BIBLIOGRAPHY [Fernández 10] Juan Pablo Fernández, Fridon Shubitidze, Irma Shamatava, Benjamin E. Bar- rowes...4, pages 1164–1176, April 2008. [Grzegorczyk 09] Tomasz M. Grzegorczyk, Benjamin Barrowes, Fridon Shubitidze, J. P. Fer- nandez, Irma Shamatava...Juan Pablo Fernández, Benjamin E. Barrowes, Kevin O’Neill, Tomasz M. Grzegorczyk & Irma Shamatava. Applying a volume dipole distribution model to next

  9. Structural Biology Reveals the Secrets of Disease

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    Joachmiak, Andrzej

    2012-01-01

    Argonne's Structural Biology Center Director, Andrzej Joachimiak, talks about the work done at the SBC in analyzes the genetic makeup of pathogens to better understand how harmful bacteria and viruses can affect humans and animals.

  10. JPRS Report, East Europe.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-05-30

    both in the documents signed by this thesis is remarkable even if it is not expressed in Romania, and in the Gyulafehervar [ Alba Julia] procla...arrive at the 200th Musial, Andrzej Potocki, Mieczyslaw Pszon, Jan Maria anniversary of the May 3 Constitution as a state Rokita, Andrzej...particularly of the attitude of forgiveness, we believe that the elemen- those priests working in parishes and in local pastoral tary feeling

  11. [Contribution to fight against cholera in an instance of epidemic in Osieciny, Eastern Kujawy in 1852].

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    Rejmanowski, T

    2001-01-01

    Description of activities of Lieutenant-Colonel Tomasz Zieliński who was not a physician, but being an officer of the Russian army during the Turkish campaign in 1831, had acquainted himself with methods of fighting against cholera and he used them with quite a good result in Osieciny in 1852.

  12. Fundamentals of Combinatorial Optimization and Algorithm Design: Report for April 1 2006-March 31 2007

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    2007-03-01

    applications to optical network design., ESA (Susanne Albers and Tomasz Radzik, eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3221, Springer, 2004, pp. 28...Treewidth Manuscript Jan . 2006. [19) C. Chekuri, S. Khanna and F.B. Shepherd. Edge-disjoint paths in planar graphs with constant congestion STOC 2006. [20] C

  13. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics. Vol. 6. The Polish-English Contrastive Project.

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    Fisiak, Jacek

    This volume of contrastive studies of English and Polish includes the following papers: (1) "Contrastive Analysis in a New Dimension," by Tomasz P. Krzeszowski; (2) "On the Feasibility of Pedagogical Contrastive Sociolinguistics," by Karol Janicki; (3) "The Lexicon and Contrastive Language Studies," by Miroslaw Nowakowski; (4) "Variation and…

  14. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics, Volume Twenty-One.

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    Fisiak, Jacek, Ed.

    A collection of papers on contrastive linguistics includes: "Prototypes and Equivalence" (Tomasz P. Krzeszowski); "Comparing the Incomparable? English Adjectives in "-able" and Their Rendering in Modern Chinese" (Arthur Mettinger); "Classification and Distribution of Lexical Errors in the Written Work of German Learners of English" (Rudiger…

  15. Integrating Stable Isotope - Reactive Transport Model Approach for Assessment of Chlorinated Solvent Degradation

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    2016-06-01

    FINAL REPORT Integrated Stable Isotope – Reactive Transport Model Approach for Assessment of Chlorinated Solvent Degradation ESTCP Project... Chlorinated Solvent Degradation 5b. GRANT NUMBER ER-201029 Final Report 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Kuder, Tomasz; Philp, Richard, P...of ESTCP Project ER-201029 Integrated Stable Isotope – Reactive Transport Model Approach for Assessment of Chlorinated Solvent Degradation. The

  16. [The effect of smoking on environmental exposure to carbon of inhabitants in highly and little industrially developed areas].

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    Czogała, J

    1998-01-01

    The aim of the work was an estimation of the effect of smoking on environmental exposure to CO people living in industrial area of Sosnowiec (a city situated in Upper Silesia) and Tomaszów Lubelski (not much industrially town situated at the border of Roztocze National Park). The investigated material was vein blood of 102 blood donors from Sosnowiec and 103 blood donors from Tomaszów Lubelski both smokers and non-smokers. The level of CO exposure was estimated by determination of carbon monoxide haemoglobin (HbCO) concentration in blood by Wolf's method in Antczak's adaptation. It was stated that average HbCO concentration at non-smokers from Sosnowiec (2.09%) was about 0.9% higher than the one at non-smokers from Tomaszów Lubelski (1.17%). An increase of HbCO concentration in blood of non-smokers from Sosnowiec as compared with non-smokers from Tomaszów Lubelski included also 50 and 90 percentile. In relation to 50 percentile it was 2.05 and 1.0% and in relation to 90 percentile 2.4 and 3.7% respectively. The influence of external environment on CO exposure at smokers was estimated on the base of HbCO determination in blood before starting smoking. It was 2.77 at smokers from Sosnowiec and 1.41% at smokers from Tomaszów Lubelski. Analysing the effect of smoking on smokers exposure to CO it was stated that HbCO concentration in blood in both groups increased linearly with the increase of the number of smoked cigarettes, and average increase per one cigarette was 0.43% for smokers from Sosnowiec and 0.57% for smokers from Tomaszów Lubelski. On the base of the obtained results the following conclusions were drawn: 1. industrial and communal environment contamination with carbon monoxide influences considerably the exposure of both smokers and non-smokers. 2. smoking effects significantly more the exposure of people (smokers) to carbon monoxide than environmental pollution in the investigated industrial area. 3. the exposure to carbon monoxide at smokers up

  17. Great figures of Polish Nephrology - Participants of the Warsaw Uprising 1944.

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    Muszytowski, M; Ostrowski, J; Rutkowski, B

    2016-02-01

    In 1944, during the World War II, many doctors and many medical students participated in the Warsaw Uprising. This group also comprised future nephrologists, professors of medicine, founders of Polish nephrology, dialysis and transplantology centers. We presented 3 of great polish nephrologists who participated in medical services in the Warsaw Uprising: Zygmunt Hanicki, Andrzej Manitius and Tadeusz Orłowski.

  18. Air pollution: worldwide effects on mountain forests

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    Anne M. Rosenthal; Andrzej Featured: Bytnerowicz

    2004-01-01

    Widespread forest decline in remote areas of the Carpathian Mountains has been linked to air pollution from urban and industrial regions. Besides injuring plant tissues directly, pollutants may deposit to soils and water, drastically changing susceptible ecosystems. Researcher Andrzej Bytnerowicz has developed effective methods for assessing air quality over wildlands...

  19. Studying Russian and Soviet History.

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    Ascher, Abraham, Ed.

    These essays were written to assist teachers in the task of making Russian history intelligible to young U.S. students. In "An Approach to Russian History," Edward Keenan proposes that students need to gain a better understanding of how Russians perceive themselves and their history. In "Pre-Petrine Russia," Andrzej S. Kaminski…

  20. Center for Opto-Electronic Systems Research.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-02-01

    of 488 nm in a single transverse a metal mirror, in which case the resulting interference pat- and a single longitudinal mode. Beam splitters are...in front of the PCM is pro- mation absorption effects need not be considered in the jected into the half-space to the left of the beam splitter , and...published by Academic Press. Henri Arsenault and Tomasz Szoplik are editors. "Changes in the spectrum of partially coherent light beam propagating in

  1. Inverting and Visualizing Features for Object Detection

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-12-23

    Inverting and Visualizing Features for Object Detection ∗ Carl Vondrick, Aditya Khosla, Tomasz Malisiewicz, Antonio Torralba Massachusetts Institute...been substantially demonstrated by the community in object detection [3, 10, 19, 25, 32] as well as scene classification [22, 30] and motion tracking [2...2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Inverting and Visualizing Features for Object Detection 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT

  2. User Manual for Graphical User Interface Version 2.10 with Fire and Smoke Simulation Model (FSSIM) Version 1.2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-05-10

    Naval Research Laboratory Washington, DC 20375-5320 NRL/MR/6180--10-9244 User Manual for Graphical User Interface Version 2.10 with Fire and Smoke...ABSTRACT User Manual for Graphical User Interface Version 2.10 with Fire and Smoke Simulation Model (FSSIM) Version 1.2 Tomasz A. Haupt,* Gregory J...runtime environment for a third-party simulation package, Fire and Smoke Simulation (FSSIM) developed by HAI. This updated user’s manual for the

  3. Adaptive Data Broadcast in Hybrid Networks

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1997-04-08

    the table 2. These correspond to a hybrid architecture like the DirecPC [Hug] of Hughes Network Systems . It can be easily computed that the broadcast...Infrastructure (NII/GII). The CSHCN 22 and Hughes Network Systems (HNS) co-developed hybrid networking products based on satel- lites [FAS+95] which...Francisco, California, May 1987. 25 [Hug] Hughes Network Systems . DirecPC. http://www.direcpc.com. [IB94] Tomasz Imielinski and B.R. Badrinath

  4. East Europe Report.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    a - Chamber of Foreign Trade Reviews Joint Ventures Prospects (RYNKI ZAGRANICZNE, No 116, 27 Sep 86) 50 Clothing Supply Outlook for 1986 (Anna...Wolynczyk; ZYCIE WARSZAWY, 20 Aug 86) 54 Supreme Chamber of Control Studies Heating Coal Supply (Andrzej Zmuda; ZYCIE WARSZAWY, 20 Aug 86) 57...solutions pertaining to the appointment of regional industrial-commerce chambers (directional proposal No 16). Problems related to the evaluation of

  5. Automatic Modeling and Localization for Object Recognition

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1996-10-25

    here including Kevin Lynch , Tammy Abel, Greg Morrissett, Andrzej Filinski, Lars Birkedal, Margaret Reid-Miller, and John Ockerbloom. Grad school would...Dave Tarditi, Greg and Jack Morrissett, Susan Hinrichs, Alan Carroll, Mei Wang, Kevin Lynch , and Tammy Abel, which shared many fun times together. I also...have been much more difficult without the many of the friends I have made here. I am most grateful for having shared an office and house with Kevin

  6. High-Pressure Freezing and Crystal Structure Studies of TMSCF3: Understanding Nucleophillic-CF3 Transferring Ability (Preprint)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-09-12

    bond polarizability of trimethyl(trifluoromethyl) silane (Preprint) 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Anna Olejniczak...Andrzej Katrusiak (Faculty of Chemistry , Adam Mickiewicz University, 5d. PROJECT NUMBER Poland), Ashwani Vij (AFRL/RZSP) 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f...08440A). 13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES For publication in Journal of Fluorine Chemistry , 129 (2008) 1090-1095. 14. ABSTRACT Trimethyl(trifluoromethyl

  7. JPRS Report, East Europe

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-10-30

    I know of no attempts by university departments or psychology insti- tutes to develop such tests. Once more I emphasize: there is no doubt that...discussion on Polish cinematography . There was a much more interesting conversation among Stefan Kisielewski, Aleksander Paszynski, Andrzej Wie- lowiejski...toward economic, social, and psychological phenomena, and in the process have discovered intimate corners of consistent relationships, questioned the

  8. The Future of Transcaspian Security

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-08-01

    international security and not only in the CIS. Dylan Hendrickson and Andrzej Karkoszka of SIPRI observe that, The international community is seeking to...Winter, 1999-2000, pp. 69-80; Anatol Lieven, “ Bobbing for Rotten Apples: Geopolitical Agendas in Ukraine and the Western CIS,” paper presented to the...Eavis and Kefford, pp. 3-14. 50. Dylan Hendrickson and Andrezj Karkoszka, “The Challenges of Security Sector Reform,” Relief Web: Highlights from

  9. Electrochemistry of Metal Surfaces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-06-30

    1-butene (BTE), 1-pentene (PTE), l-hexene (HXE), 1-- octene (OCE) and l--decene (DCE). Vibrational spectra of the adsorbed layers were obtained by use...Surface Sci., 92, 617 (1980). 39. Electrochemical Hydrogenation of Ethylene at Well-Defined Pt(100) and Pt(111) Surfaces. Arthur T. Hubbard, Mark A...Surf Sci., 147, 241 (1984). 75. A Comparison of Gas Phase and Electrochemical Hydrogenation of Ethylene at ** Platinum Surfaces. Andrzej Wieckowski

  10. East Europe Report, Economic and Industrial Affairs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    Problems (Jozef Sobieraj; SKRZYDLATA POLSKA , No 30, 22 Jul 84) 57 Aircraft Industry Output, Plans (Andrzej Glass; SKRZYDLATA POLSKA , No 30, 22...SKRZYDLATA POLSKA in Polish No 30, 22 Jul 84 p 3 [Article by Gen Bryg Pilot Dr Jozef Sobieraj, General Director, General Directorate of Civil Aviation...aviation will be ..carried out to the hilt. 10790 CSO: 2600/1149 58 POLAND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY OUTPUT, PLANS Warsaw SKRZYDLATA POLSKA in Polish No

  11. JPRS Report, East Europe.

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    2007-11-02

    autonomous local government of Gyongyosoroszi withdrew the construction permit, and called OEA’s attention to this fact. The letter stated that previous...construction. Nothing served to prove this fact more than the following excerpts from a letter we received from the Gyongyosoroszi mayoress: "... He came...15 May 91 p 3 [Article by Antoni Andrzej Piotrowski: "New Defense Doctrine of the Republic of Poland: Content Is More Important Than Form"] [Text

  12. Near-Bottom Turbulence and Sediment Resuspension Induced by Nonlinear Internal Waves

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-27

    interaction of an internal wave beam with a model oceanic pycnocline. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 66: pg. 1 0-137. Escobar-Vargas, J.A...this regard, we have begun discussing with Prof. Andrzej Domaradzki, a turbulence modeling specialist at U.S.C., possible avenues of collaboration...corresponding to the nearly developed turbulent region of the BBL driven by a NLIW propagating against a barotropic current of strength UQ/C =0.4. Top

  13. Passive Control of Limit Cycle Oscillations in a Thermoacoustic System using Asymmetry

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-09-05

    Passive Control of Limit Cycle Oscillations in a Thermoacoustic System using Asymmetry Bryan Eisenhower ∗ Gregory Hagen † Andrzej Banaszuk ‡ Igor...Mezić § September 5, 2006 Abstract In this paper we investigate oscillations of a dynamical system containing passive dynamics driven by a positive...motivation of this problem is thermoacoustic dynamics in a gas turbine combustor. The spatial domain is periodic (pas- sive annular acoustics) which are

  14. Hadron Correlations at Energies from GeV to TeV

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    Kittel, W.

    One of the central issues in High Energy Physics is the close interchange between Theory and Experiment. Ever since I know Andrzej Bia{\\l}as, I know him as one of the theorists most interested in experimental data. This has naturally led to continuous fruitful contacts. Even though we have been working somehow together since about 1968, we so far have only one single publication in common. This was back in 1969 and it was on means to efficiently study what we then called (exclusive) Multihadron Final States. At that time this meant 3- or at best 4-particle final states of two-hadron collisions at cms energies of some 4 GeV (not TeV!). The field of multiparticle dynamics was in fact the domain of Polish high-energy physicists. The first of a very successful (and still lasting) series of annual International Symposia on Multiparticle Dynamics was organized in Paris in 1970, but essentially by Polish physicists. Andrzej himself was not attending, but it was he who organized the third in these series in (of course) Zakopane. Since heavy ion-collisions, another field of major interest for Andrzej, will be covered by others, I here will restrict myself mainly to the collisions of two elementary particles.

  15. Sampling errors in free energy simulations of small molecules in lipid bilayers.

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    Neale, Chris; Pomès, Régis

    2016-10-01

    Free energy simulations are a powerful tool for evaluating the interactions of molecular solutes with lipid bilayers as mimetics of cellular membranes. However, these simulations are frequently hindered by systematic sampling errors. This review highlights recent progress in computing free energy profiles for inserting molecular solutes into lipid bilayers. Particular emphasis is placed on a systematic analysis of the free energy profiles, identifying the sources of sampling errors that reduce computational efficiency, and highlighting methodological advances that may alleviate sampling deficiencies. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Róg.

  16. Diagonal perturbative triple corrections to the general-model-space state-universal coupled-cluster method: are they warranted and useful?

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    Li, Xiangzhu; Paldus, Josef

    2006-07-01

    The recently developed general-model-space (GMS) state-universal (SU) coupled-cluster (CC) approach, together with its version corrected for triples via a single-reference (SR) CCSD(T)-type correction of the diagonal elements of the effective Hamiltonian, is applied to several molecular electronic structure problems in order to assess their performance and the role of triples. These results are compared with an alternative handling of higher-than-pair clusters via the externally corrected SU CCSD method, denoted (M, N)-CCSD, which employs N wave functions of the M-reference CISD as an external source for N-reference SU CCSD. These methods are applied to the problem of bond breaking in the ground and excited states of the F2 and HF molecules, where the high-spin triplet component is also handled via the SR CCSD method. We further examine the vertical excitation energies of water and the basic spectroscopic constants (equilibrium geometries, harmonic frequencies, and excitation energies) for several low-lying states of oxygen. The results are encouraging and are discussed from the viewpoint of the applicability and usefulness of perturbative-type triple corrections. Laudatio

    We dedicate this paper to Professor Andrzej Sadlej, with good will and affection, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The senior author recalls with fondness his first meeting with Andrzej at a quantum chemistry school in Kalatówki four decades ago. He always felt a special closeness to him as a fellow expatriate and was thus enormously pleased to personally witness his welcomed return to his homeland in 1997 and his installation in an enviable position at the Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń. We both wish Andrzej many fruitful years ahead and much success in his endeavours in our field of scientific inquiry as well as in his personal life.

  17. Republication of: New mechanics of material systems

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    Mathisson, Myron

    2010-04-01

    This is an English translation of the second of two papers by Myron Mathisson, first published in German in 1931 and 1937, in which he presented the correct formulation of equations of motion of spinning bodies in general relativity (today known as the Mathisson-Papapetrou equations). The papers have been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for republication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note and Mathisson’s brief biography, both written by Andrzej Trautman.

  18. Republication of: On the general relativity theory

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    Weyl, H.

    2009-07-01

    This English translation of the paper by H. Weyl, "Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie", Physikalische Zeitschrift 24, 230-232 (1923), in which he formulated the geometrical foundations of a model of an expanding Universe, has been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for publication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. The paper is accompanied by an editorial note written by Juergen Ehlers and by Weyl's brief biography compiled by Andrzej Krasiński from internet sources, with corrections provided by Weyl's son and grandson.

  19. Republication of: The redshift of extragalactic nebulae

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    Zwicky, F.

    2009-01-01

    This English translation of the paper by F. Zwicky, "Die Rotverschieb ung von extragalaktischen Nebeln", Helv. Phys. Acta 6, 110-127 (1933), in which he concluded from the results of observations that the amount of non-luminous matter in the Universe must be greater than that of luminous matter -- thus becoming an early precursor of the dark matter idea, has been selected for publication in the Golden Oldies series of General Relativity and Gravitation. The paper is accompanied by an editorial note written by Jürgen Ehlers and by Zwicky's brief biography compiled by Andrzej Krasiński.

  20. Republication of: The geometry of free fall and light propagation

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    Ehlers, Jürgen; Pirani, Felix A. E.; Schild, Alfred

    2012-06-01

    This is a reprinting of the paper by Jürgen Ehlers, Felix Pirani and Alfred Schild, first published in 1972 in a separate volume containing articles written in hounour of J. L. Synge. The original book is long out of print and almost forgotten by today. The authors present a method of deriving the Lorentzian geometry from compatible conformal and projective structures on a four dimensional manifold. The paper has been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for re-publication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by Andrzej Trautman.

  1. Republication of: On the gravitational stability of the expanding universe

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    Lifshitz, E.

    2017-02-01

    This is the republished English edition of a paper by E. Lifshitz, first published in 1946, in which the author investigates the gravitational stability of the non-stationary isotropic models of the universe. The paper has been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for re-publication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by George F. R. Ellis, and by a brief biography of Evgenii Mikhailovich Lifshitz, written by Andrzej Krasiński.

  2. Projective limits of state spaces I. Classical formalism

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    Lanéry, Suzanne; Thiemann, Thomas

    2017-01-01

    In this series of papers, we investigate the projective framework initiated by Jerzy Kijowski (1977) and Andrzej Okołów (2009, 2013, 2014), which describes the states of a quantum (field) theory as projective families of density matrices. A short reading guide to the series can be found in [27]. The present first paper aims at clarifying the classical structures that underlies this formalism, namely projective limits of symplectic manifolds [27, subsection 2.1]. In particular, this allows us to discuss accurately the issues hindering an easy implementation of the dynamics in this context, and to formulate a strategy for overcoming them [27, subsection 4.1].

  3. Republication of: Relativistic cosmology

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    Robertson, H. P.

    2012-08-01

    This is a reprinting of the paper by Howard Percy Robertson, first published in 1933 in Rev. Mod. Phys., that is a very authoritative summary of relativistic cosmology at the stage at which it was up to 1933. The paper has been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for re-publication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by George Ellis, and by Robertson's biography, compiled by Andrzej Krasinski from printed sources.

  4. International Physics Olympiad (24th) Held in Williamsburg, Virginia on July 10 - 18, 1993

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    1993-07-18

    distinct honor for the citizens of the United States to ý,elcome you the top high school physics sit- dents from more than 40 countries I wish you well in...36.25 SILVER MEDALISTS Martin Kassabov Bulgaria 35.6 Zhanfeng Jia China 35.55 Yongjik Kim Korea 35.55 Denis Chigirev Russia 35.25 Thomas Dent Great...2 Lajos Molnar Hungary Andrzej Komisarski Poland Theory Problem #3 Thomas Dent Great Britain Experimental Problem #1 Gdbor Veres Hungary Ari Eiriksson

  5. Force Field Development for Lipid Membrane Simulations.

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    Lyubartsev, Alexander P; Rabinovich, Alexander L

    2016-10-01

    With the rapid development of computer power and wide availability of modelling software computer simulations of realistic models of lipid membranes, including their interactions with various molecular species, polypeptides and membrane proteins have become feasible for many research groups. The crucial issue of the reliability of such simulations is the quality of the force field, and many efforts, especially in the latest several years, have been devoted to parametrization and optimization of the force fields for biomembrane modelling. In this review, we give account of the recent development in this area, covering different classes of force fields, principles of the force field parametrization, comparison of the force fields, and their experimental validation. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Róg.

  6. EDITORIAL: Microwave Moisture Measurements

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    Kaatze, Udo; Kupfer, Klaus; Hübner, Christof

    2007-04-01

    Microwave moisture measurements refer to a methodology by which the water content of materials is non-invasively determined using electromagnetic fields of radio and microwave frequencies. Being the omnipresent liquid on our planet, water occurs as a component in most materials and often exercises a significant influence on their properties. Precise measurements of the water content are thus extremely useful in pure sciences, particularly in biochemistry and biophysics. They are likewise important in many agricultural, technical and industrial fields. Applications are broad and diverse, and include the quality assessment of foodstuffs, the determination of water content in paper, cardboard and textile production, the monitoring of moisture in sands, gravels, soils and constructions, as well as the measurement of water admixtures to coal and crude oil in reservoirs and in pipelines. Microwave moisture measurements and evaluations require insights in various disciplines, such as materials science, dielectrics, the physical chemistry of water, electrodynamics and microwave techniques. The cooperation of experts from the different fields of science is thus necessary for the efficient development of this complex discipline. In order to advance cooperation the Workshop on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances was held in 1993 in Atlanta. It initiated a series of international conferences, of which the last one was held in 2005 in Weimar. The meeting brought together 130 scientists and engineers from all over the world. This special issue presents a collection of some selected papers that were given at the event. The papers cover most topics of the conference, featuring dielectric properties of aqueous materials, electromagnetic wave interactions, measurement methods and sensors, and various applications. The special issue is dedicated to Dr Andrzej W Kraszewski, who died in July 2006 after a distinguished career of 48 years in the research of

  7. Republication of: The physical reality of some normal spaces of Bianchi

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    Levi-Civita, T.

    2011-08-01

    This is an English translation of the first of two papers by Tullio Levi-Civita, first published in 1917 and 1919. The papers are remarkable as being among the earliest in which exact solutions of Einstein's equations were derived. Of the two solutions presented, the first (republished as this Golden Oldie) is better known today as the Bertotti-Robinson solution, and the second one (republished as an accompanying Golden Oldie) is the gravitational field of an infinite cylinder. The papers have been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for republication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by Malcolm MacCallum, and by a brief biography of the author, compiled from internet sources by Andrzej Krasiński.

  8. Republication of: Einsteinian ds 2 in Newtonian fields. IX: The analog of the logarithmic potential

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    Levi-Civita, T.

    2011-08-01

    This is an English translation of the second of two papers by Tullio Levi-Civita, first published in 1917 and 1919. The papers are remarkable as being among the earliest in which exact solutions of Einstein's equations were derived. Of the two solutions presented, the first (republished as an accompanying Golden Oldie) is better known today as the Bertotti-Robinson solution, and the second one (republished as this Golden Oldie) is the gravitational field of an infinite cylinder. The papers have been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for republication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by Malcolm MacCallum, and by a brief biography of the author, compiled from internet sources by Andrzej Krasiński.

  9. Influence of Cracks on the Lifetime of Semi-Rigid Pavements

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    Kazimierowicz-Frankowska, Krystyna

    2016-12-01

    This paper focuses on a better understanding of the process of reflective cracking propagation through the pavement structure. A series of finite element numerical simulations were conducted to investigate the initial stress and strain states in typical semi-rigid pavements with and without reflective cracks under traffic loading. It was assumed that reflective-cracks propagate from the base layer to the pavement surface. The influence of selected parameters, such as the load position, overlay thickness, and subgrade quality on stress and strain concentrations was investigated. The behaviour of the pavement structure under repeated traffic loading was analyzed in terms of ground compaction. The original theoretical model proposed by Prof. Andrzej Sawicki was used to predict the deformation of a pavement subgrade subjected to traffic loading. The damaging effect of cracks appearing in the pavement structure was investigated. It was found that even a single crack in the pavement structure may significantly reduce the pavement lifetime.

  10. Republication of: A theorem on Petrov types

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    Goldberg, J. N.; Sachs, R. K.

    2009-02-01

    This is a republication of the paper “A Theorem on Petrov Types” by Goldberg and Sachs, Acta Phys. Pol. 22 (supplement), 13 (1962), in which they proved the Goldberg-Sachs theorem. The article has been selected for publication in the Golden Oldies series of General Relativity and Gravitation. Typographical errors of the original publication were corrected by the editor. The paper is accompanied by a Golden Oldie Editorial containing an editorial note written by Andrzej Krasiński and Maciej Przanowski and Goldberg’s brief autobiography. The editorial note explains some difficult parts of the proof of the theorem and discusses the influence of results of the paper on later research.

  11. PREFACE: Conference Committee

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    2016-02-01

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Alexander Petrov - Chairman, Kiril Blagoev - Vice-Chairman, Margarita Grozeva - Scientific secretary, Kostadinka Gesheva, Anna Szekeres, Hassan Chamati, Diana Nesheva, Peter Rafailov, Yordan Marinov, Emilia Dimova, Tatyana Ivanova, Radostina Kamburova, Ekaterina Iordanova, Julia Genova, Alexander Donkov, Emilia Vlaikova SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Alexander Petrov, Bulgaria; Nikola Sabotinov, Bulgaria; Kiril Blagoev, Bulgaria; Nicholay Tonchev, Bulgaria; Hassan Chamati, Bulgaria; Marin Gospodinov, Bulgaria; Peter Rafailov, Bulgaria; Emil Vlakhov, Bulgaria; Kostadinka Gesheva, Bulgaria; Anna Szekeres, Bulgaria; Diana Nesheva, Bulgaria; Albena Paskaleva, Bulgaria; Tatyana Ivanova, Bulgaria; Alexander Dreischuh, Bulgaria; Evgenia Valcheva, Bulgaria; Miglena Nikolaeva-Dimitrova, Bulgaria; Sanka Gateva, Bulgaria; Frank Hamelmann, Germany; Nicola Scaramuzza, Italy; G.M.W. Kroesen, Netherlands; Jan van Dijk Netherlands; Andrzej Szewczyk, Poland; Henryk Szymczak, Poland; Krzistof Rogacki, Poland; Ion Mihailescu, Romania; Claes-Goran Granqvist, Sweden; Mikael Jonsson, Sweden; Andrew Livingston, UK; Ludmila Peeva, UK

  12. Committees and Sponsors

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    2012-05-01

    Local Organizing Committee J Fernando Barbero González (IEM, CSIC) Laura Castelló Gomar (Univ. Complutense, Madrid) Mikel Fernández Méndez (IEM, CSIC) Iñaki Garay Elizondo (Univ. País Vasco) Luis J Garay Elizondo (Univ. Complutense, Madrid) Mercedes Martín-Benito (Perimeter Institute, Canada) Daniel Martín de Blas (IEM, CSIC) Guillermo A Mena Marugán (IEM, CSIC) Javier Olmedo Nieto (IEM, CSIC) Gonzalo Olmo Alba (IFIC, CSIC) Tomasz Pawlowski (Warsaw University, Poland) Eduardo J Sánchez Villaseñor (Univ. Carlos III, Madrid) Scientific International Committee Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State University, USA) J Fernando Barbero González (IEM, CSIC, Spain) John Barrett (University of Nottingham, UK) José Manuel Cidade Mourão (Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal) Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute, Canada) Jerzy Lewandowski (Warsaw University, Poland) Guillermo A Mena Marugán (IEM, CSIC, Spain) Jorge Pullin (Louisiana State University, USA) Carlo Rovelli (Univ. Méditerranée, Marseille, France) Thomas Thiemann (Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) Sponsors MinisterioBBVA CSICESF UniCarlosCPAN

  13. An overview of molecular dynamics simulations of oxidized lipid systems, with a comparison of ELBA and MARTINI force fields for coarse grained lipid simulations.

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    Siani, P; de Souza, R M; Dias, L G; Itri, R; Khandelia, H

    2016-10-01

    Biological membranes and model lipid systems containing high amounts of unsaturated lipids and sterols are subject to chemical and/or photo-induced lipid oxidation, which leads to the creation of exotic oxidized lipid products (OxPLs). OxPLs are known to have significant physiological impact in cellular systems and also affect physical properties of both biological and model lipid bilayers. In this paper we (i) provide a perspective on the existing literature on simulations of lipid bilayer systems containing oxidized lipid species as well as the main related experimental results, (ii) describe our new data of all-atom and coarse-grained simulations of hydroperoxidized lipid monolayer and bilayer systems and (iii) provide a comparison of the MARTINI and ELBA coarse grained force fields for lipid bilayer systems. We show that the better electrostatic treatment of interactions in ELBA is able to resolve previous conflicts between experiments and simulations. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Róg. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Model for the Mechanism Controlling the Expression of Competent State in Pneumococcus Cultures

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    Tomasz, Alexander

    1966-01-01

    Tomasz, Alexander (The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y.). Model for the mechanism controlling the expression of competent state in pneumococcus cultures. J. Bacteriol. 91:1050–1061. 1966.—The phenotypic expression of competence allowing the cells to absorb genetically active deoxyribonucleic acid molecules from their environment was examined in pneumococcal cultures growing under a variety of environmental conditions. The most important single parameter affecting the time course of this expression process was found to be the cell concentration. Constant high levels of competence could be maintained in cultures growing in a continuous-dilution device. The expression of competence seems to occur through a specific induction process “catalyzed” by a macromolecular cell product—the activator substance. Under most growth conditions, the availability of endogenous activator seems to limit the expression of competence. An “autocatalytic” production of activator ensues during the activation of cells to the competent state. Evidence is presented for physiological influences affecting the cell's capacity to react with the activator. A physiological model is proposed for the control of the competent state in pneumococcus. PMID:4379672

  15. Tear film lipid layer: A molecular level view.

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    Cwiklik, Lukasz

    2016-10-01

    Human cornea is covered by an aqueous tear film, and the outermost layer of the tear film is coated by lipids. This so-called tear film lipid layer (TFLL) reduces surface tension of the tear film and helps with the film re-spreading after blinks. Alterations of tear lipids composition and properties are related to dry eye syndrome. Therefore, unveiling structural and functional properties of TFLL is necessary for understanding tear film function under both normal and pathological conditions. Key properties of TFLL, such as resistance against high lateral pressures and ability to spread at the tear film surface, are directly related to the chemical identity of TFLL lipids. Hence, a molecular-level description is required to get better insight into TFLL properties. Molecular dynamics simulations are particularly well suited for this task and they were recently used for investigating TFLL. The present review discusses molecular level organization and properties of TFLL as seen by these simulation studies. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Róg.

  16. The femR315 gene from Staphylococcus aureus, the interruption of which results in reduced methicillin resistance, encodes a phosphoglucosamine mutase.

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    Jolly, L; Wu, S; van Heijenoort, J; de Lencastre, H; Mengin-Lecreulx, D; Tomasz, A

    1997-01-01

    The femR315 gene was recently identified by Tn551 insertional mutagenesis as one of the new auxiliary genes, the alteration of which resulted in a drastically reduced methicillin resistance of the Staphylococcus aureus strain COL. femR315 (also known as femD) theoretically encoded a protein of 451 amino acids showing significant amino acid sequence homology with phosphoglucomutases and similar enzymes catalyzing the isomerization of hexoses and hexosamine phosphates (S. Wu, H. de Lencastre, A. Sali, and A. Tomasz, Microb. Drug Resist. 2:277-286, 1996). We describe here the overproduction and purification of the FemR315 protein as well as its identification as the phosphoglucosamine mutase which catalyzes the formation of glucosamine-1-phosphate from glucosamine-6-phosphate, the first step in the reaction sequence leading to the essential peptidoglycan precursor UDP-N-acetylglucosamine. On the basis of these findings, we propose to change the names femR315 and femD to the functionally more appropriate name glmM. PMID:9286983

  17. Potencjał turystyczny Roztocza Tomaszowskiego na przykładzie gminy miejsko-wiejskiej Krasnobród

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    Brzezińska-Wójcik, Teresa; Skowronek, Ewa

    2009-01-01

    The urban-rural commune of Krasnobród, situated in the central part of Tomaszów Roztocze, ranks among the top seven communes in the Lublin Province with regard to the volume of tourist traffic. It is also the most dynamically developing tourist area in Roztocze. Features of the natural environment, including its therapeutic properties, historical and cultural determinants and the state of tourist infrastructure constitute the most significant internal factors determining the intensity of tourism-related phenomena in the commune. The most important external factor is the commune's location within the Krasnobród Landscape Park and in the vicinity of the Roztocze National Park. An analysis of the determinants of tourism development in the commune revealed a wide range of forms of tourism, most notably recreational, wellness, adventure, sightseeing and religious tourism. The structure of the tourism potential of the town and commune of Krasnobród was analysed, enabling the identification of its strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and threats to the development of tourism. The results achieved may prove helpful in adjusting the commune's tourist offer to the needs of a specific customers, diversifying the tourist offer, determining a suitable direction of the development of tourism in the commune and minimising conflicts between tourism and the natural environment.

  18. RareVariantVis: new tool for visualization of causative variants in rare monogenic disorders using whole genome sequencing data.

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    Stokowy, Tomasz; Garbulowski, Mateusz; Fiskerstrand, Torunn; Holdhus, Rita; Labun, Kornel; Sztromwasser, Pawel; Gilissen, Christian; Hoischen, Alexander; Houge, Gunnar; Petersen, Kjell; Jonassen, Inge; Steen, Vidar M

    2016-10-01

    The search for causative genetic variants in rare diseases of presumed monogenic inheritance has been boosted by the implementation of whole exome (WES) and whole genome (WGS) sequencing. In many cases, WGS seems to be superior to WES, but the analysis and visualization of the vast amounts of data is demanding. To aid this challenge, we have developed a new tool-RareVariantVis-for analysis of genome sequence data (including non-coding regions) for both germ line and somatic variants. It visualizes variants along their respective chromosomes, providing information about exact chromosomal position, zygosity and frequency, with point-and-click information regarding dbSNP IDs, gene association and variant inheritance. Rare variants as well as de novo variants can be flagged in different colors. We show the performance of the RareVariantVis tool in the Genome in a Bottle WGS data set. https://www.bioconductor.org/packages/3.3/bioc/html/RareVariantVis.html tomasz.stokowy@k2.uib.no Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  19. Comparison of genetic variants in matched samples using thesaurus annotation.

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    Konopka, Tomasz; Nijman, Sebastian M B

    2016-03-01

    Calling changes in DNA, e.g. as a result of somatic events in cancer, requires analysis of multiple matched sequenced samples. Events in low-mappability regions of the human genome are difficult to encode in variant call files and have been under-reported as a result. However, they can be described accurately through thesaurus annotation-a technique that links multiple genomic loci together to explicate a single variant. We here describe software and benchmarks for using thesaurus annotation to detect point changes in DNA from matched samples. In benchmarks on matched normal/tumor samples we show that the technique can recover between five and ten percent more true events than conventional approaches, while strictly limiting false discovery and being fully consistent with popular variant analysis workflows. We also demonstrate the utility of the approach for analysis of de novo mutations in parents/child families. Software performing thesaurus annotation is implemented in java; available in source code on github at GeneticThesaurus (https://github.com/tkonopka/GeneticThesaurus) and as an executable on sourceforge at geneticthesaurus (https://sourceforge.net/projects/geneticthesaurus). Mutation calling is implemented in an R package available on github at RGeneticThesaurus (https://github.com/tkonopka/RGeneticThesaurus). Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. tomasz.konopka@ludwig.ox.ac.uk. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press.

  20. PREFACE: Joint European Magnetic Symposia - JEMS 2010

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    Spałek, Jozef

    2011-07-01

    łekChairman of JEMS 2010 Symposia 1. Plenary, Semi-plenary, Tutorials 2. Magnetization Processes Spin Excitations and Ultrafast DynamicsCoordinator: Andrzej Maziewski (Bialystok) 3. Hard Magnetic Materials and MagnetocaloricsCoordinator: Henryk Figiel (Kraków) 4. Magnetic HydridesCoordinators: Ladislav Havela (Praha), Zbigniew Tarnawski (Kraków) 5. Interface of Magnetic Thin FilmsCoordinators: Jürgen Fassbender (Dresden), N-T H Kim-Ngan (Kraków) 6. Magnonic CrystalsCoordinators: Bahram Djafari-Rouhani (Lille), Henryk Puszkarski (Poznan) 7. Magnetism of Metals, Alloys, and IntermetallicsCoordinator: Andrzej Szytula (Kraków) 8. Molecular MagnetismCoordinators: Stephen Blundell (Oxford), Maria Balanda (Kraków) 9. Magnetooptics of NanomagnetsCoordinators: Kamil Postava (Ostrava), Marek Kisielewski (Bialystok) 10. NanomagnetismCoordinators: Marek Przybylski (Halle), Jürgen Kirschner (Halle) 11. Other topics - Biomagnetism, Domain Walls, InstrumentationCoordinator: Henryk Figiel (Kraków) 12. Magnetic Perovskites and MultiferroicsCoordinator: Henryk Szymczak (Warszawa) 13. Magnetic Semiconductors and InsulatorsCoordinators: Klaus Baerner (Göttingen), Tadeusz Gron (Katowice) 14. Magnetic Shape Memory Effects and Related PhenomenaCoordinators: Oliver Gutfleisch (Dresden), Sebastian Fähler (Dresden) 15. Soft Magnetic MaterialsCoordinators: Julian González (San Sebastian), Krzysztof Kulakowski (Kraków) 16. SpintronicsCoordinator: Maciej Sawicki (Warszawa) 17. Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Magnetism and SuperconductivityCoordinator: Andrzej Slebarski (Katowice) The next Joint European Magnetic Symposia, JEMS 2012, will be held in Parma, Italy, 9-14 September 2012.www.jems2012.itCo-Chairs:Franca Albertini, Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism (IMEM), CNR, ParmaRoberto De Renzi, Department of Physics, University of Parma

  1. Applying the New Genomics to Alcohol Dependence

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    Farris, Sean P.; Pietrzykowski, Andrzej Z.; Miles, Michael F.; O'Brien, Megan A.; Sanna, Pietro P.; Zakhari, Samir; Mayfield, R. Dayne; Harris, R. Adron

    2015-01-01

    This review summarizes the proceedings of a symposium presented at the “Alcoholism and Stress: A Framework for Future Treatment Strategies” conference held in Volterra, Italy on May 6–9, 2014. The overall goal of the symposium titled “Applying the New Genomics to Alcohol Dependence,” chaired by Dr. Adron Harris, was to highlight recent genomic discoveries and applications for profiling alcohol use disorder (AUD). Dr. Sean Farris discussed the gene expression networks related to lifetime consumption of alcohol within human prefrontal cortex. Dr. Andrzej Pietrzykowski presented the effects of alcohol on microRNAs in humans and animal models. Alcohol-induced alterations in the synaptic transcriptome were discussed by Dr. Michael Miles. Dr. Pietro Sanna examined methods to probe the gene regulatory networks that drive excessive alcohol drinking, and Dr. Samir Zakhari served as a panel discussant and summarized the proceedings. Collectively, the presentations emphasized the power of integrating multiple levels of genetics and transcriptomics with convergent biological processes and phenotypic behaviors to determine causal factors of AUD. The combined use of diverse data types demonstrates how unique approaches and applications can help categorize genetic complexities into relevant biological networks using a systems-level model of disease. PMID:25896098

  2. The earliest mollusc dominated seep fauna from the Early Jurassic of Argentina

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    Kaim, Andrzej; Jenkins, Robert; Parent, Horacio; Garrido, Alberto; Moriya, Kazuhiro

    2015-04-01

    The earliest mollusc dominated seep fauna from the Early Jurassic of Argentina Andrzej Kaim, Robert G. Jenkins, Horacio Parent, Alberto C. Garrido The hydrocarbon seep deposits are known from Early Jurassic of Argentina since the report of Gomez-Perez (2003). The latter author identified very negative δ13C values (down to -33) and several fabrics typical for seep carbonates. Nevertheless she identified no macrofaunal assemblages apart from worm tubes. We re-visited the locality of Gomez-Perez (named here La Elina) and we were able to collect several molluscs associated with the seep carbonate. The most common and diversified are molluscs and worm tubes. We identified at least three species of gastropods, including the oldest-known species of neomphalids, lucinid and protobranch bivalves and numerous ammonoids. Unlike another known Early Jurassic seep from Oregon and the only Late Triassic seep (also from Oregon) there are no brachiopods associated with this seep. Therefore we consider the seep at La Elina as the oldest seep of modern aspect where the fauna is dominated by molluscs and not brachiopods.

  3. Editorial.

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    Dudek, Dominika; Sobański, Jerzy A; Klasa, Katarzyna

    2015-01-01

    Dear Readers, In no time, we are almost halfway through 2015. Currently many issues concern psychiatrists, and does not fill them with optimism: an uncertain future implementation of the National Mental Health Protection Programme, or the recent amendment of criminal law, entering into force on 01.07.2015, on the significant enlargement of implementation of treatment and precautionary measures in psychiatric institutions. Prof. J.K. Gierowski [1] wrote in Psychiatria Polska about the misunderstanding and even conflict in this matter, between politicians, lawyers and psychiatric community, almost one and a half year ago. Several tragic, dramatic events (German Wings plane crash, the recent murder in Tworki) creates a bad social attitude towards the mentally ill. Our environment does not remain indifferent and is actively involved in the discussion - it is expressed by Letters to Editor, written by Elwira Marszałkowska-Krześ and Andrzej Brodziak, published in the current issue of the magazine. We are all aware of our responsibility - on the one hand for a safe environment for patients while ensuring adequate treatment to the ill, and on the other for creating the image of psychiatry and psychiatrists [2, 3]. (...).

  4. [Difficulties in learning new ideas in children with specific mental disturbances].

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    Panczyk, Piotr

    2010-01-01

    Results of research on the learning of ideas by children with specific mental disturbances are presented in the article below. In the introduction, there are some psychological concepts related to the learning of ideas, and psychopathological concepts concerning the subject of research. In the further part of the article, Andrzej Lewicki's views are presented. His concept of abstraction (i.e. positive and negative abstraction) constitutes a development of classical views deriving from the Wurzburg school. In the article, there are the results of a clinical experiment with regard to the learning of ideas, with the participation of 43 young, hospitalised patients in one of the Neuropsychiatric Hospitals for Children and Youths in the Mazowieckie Province, with the following diagnoses: behavioural disturbances, neurotic disturbances, psychotic disturbances, organic disorders. The young patients were aged from 8 to 16 years. It turned out that as far as quantity was concerned, the best quantitative results were achieved by young patients with diagnosed neurotic disturbances, and the worst results were characteristic for patients with psychotic disturbances. The results turned out that the four groups compared had tendencies to make qualitatively different errors while learning new ideas during the clinical experiment.

  5. Sublimation TiN Coating of RF Power Components

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    Lorkiewicz, J.; Kula, J.; Pszona, S.; Sobczak, J.; Bilinski, A.

    2008-03-01

    Titanium evaporation in a reactive atmosphere of ammonia has been chosen to deposit thin (up to 10 nm) protective surface layers containing titanium nitride and titanium oxinitrides which suppress secondary electron emission. The coating procedure, applied by the author in DESY (Hamburg) for TESLA couplers anti-multipactor protection, has been recently implemented in The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (IPJ) where a new coating device is used, equipped with a special titanium sublimation setup in a 100 1 vacuum chamber. Several arrays of cylindrical and coaxial RF coupler windows have been coated so far after optimizing the processing parameters. A check of the obtained surface layers ability to attenuate secondary electron emission has been performed; measurements of the secondary electron yield from TiN layers deposited on alumina samples were done in IPJ on as-delivered coated samples, then after vacuum bake-out and finally after additional electron bombardment of their surfaces. Also chemical composition of the surface layers has been studied using XPS in the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IChF).

  6. Meeting report for Odd Pols 2016: Ann Arbor 2.0.

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    Roy-Engel, Astrid M

    2017-05-15

    The Tenth International Conference on Transcription by RNA Polymerases I, III, IV and V (the 'Odd Pols') was held June 24-28, 2016 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and organized by David Engelke, Deborah Johnson, Richard Maraia, Lawrence Rothblum, David Schneider, Andrzej Wierzbicki and Astrid Engel. The organizers are grateful for the support from the Rackham Graduate School of the University of Michigan for providing the meeting venue. The environment provided a great background with unexpected encounters with fireflies, free live music and a festive fireworks display. The meeting was composed of eleven oral sessions and a poster session. The keynote speaker, Dave Engelke, opened the meeting with his presentation entitled "A personal history of pol III transcription - how we got here from the 'good old days'." The meeting drew attendees from sixteen countries that shared their research discoveries. Here we present some of the highlights from the meeting using summaries provided by the participants. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Dynamical systems theory and applications

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    Awrejcewicz, Jan

    2006-08-01

    The 7th International Conference devoted to "Dynamical Systems-Theory and Applications" hold in 8-11 December, 2003 in Łódź, Poland, and it was organized by the staff of Department of Automatics and Biomechanics of the Technical University of Łódź. It was financially supported by the Rector of the Technical University of Łódź and the Department of Education and Physical Culture of the Łódź City Hall. The members of the International Scientific Committee included: Igor V. Andrianov (Dniepropetrovsk), Jan Awrejcewicz (Łódź), Iliya Blekhman (Sankt Petersburg), Roman Bogacz (Warszawa), Dick van Campen (Eindhoven), Zbigniew Engel (Kraków), Lothar Gaul (Stuttgart), Józef Giergiel (Kraków), Michał Kleiber (Warszawa), Vadim A. Krysko (Saratov), Włodzimierz Kurnik (Warszawa), Claude-Henri Lamarque (Lyon), Leonid I. Manevitch (Moscow), Jan Osiecki (Warszawa), Wiesaw Ostachowicz (Gdańsk), Ladislav Pust (Prague), Giuseppe Rega (Rome), Tsuneo Someya (Tokyo), Zbigniew Starczewski (Warszawa), Eugeniusz Świtoński (Gliwice), Andrzej Tylikowski (Warszawa), Tadeusz Uhl (Kraków), Aleksander F. Vakakis (Illinois), Józef Wojnarowski (Gliwice).

  8. Sports biomechanics in the research of the Department of Biomechanics of University School of Physical Education in Poznań. Part 2. Biomechanics of rowing: research conducted in the rowing pool and under real conditions. Reconstruction and synthesis.

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    Dworak, Lechosław B

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to reconstruct the early phase of scientific research conducted at the Department of Biomechanics of the College of Physical Education and since 1972 at the University School of Physical Education in Poznań, with special attention paid to the works on biomechanics of rowing, carried out as part of the Ministerial Project PR 105 entitled The effectiveness of training, sports competition as well as regeneration in sports. Two kinds of biomechanical research are described: the several years' expert research conducted on the Rowing National Team in an original two-module Rowing Pool Testing Station BTW-1, as well as research on geometric optimization of the rowing station, conducted under real conditions, in reservoirs, with the use of a prototypical, unique at that time, computer measurement system BIOMIK, installed in the rower's own boat. The projects were carried out by doctoral students from the Department of Biomechanics and the Department of Clinical Biomechanics, Andrzej Lisiecki and Wojciech Mikołajczyk, respectively.

  9. Atomistic resolution structure and dynamics of lipid bilayers in simulations and experiments.

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    Ollila, O H Samuli; Pabst, Georg

    2016-10-01

    Accurate details on the sampled atomistic resolution structures of lipid bilayers can be experimentally obtained by measuring C-H bond order parameters, spin relaxation rates and scattering form factors. These parameters can be also directly calculated from the classical atomistic resolution molecular dynamics simulations (MD) and compared to the experimentally achieved results. This comparison measures the simulation model quality with respect to 'reality'. If agreement is sufficient, the simulation model gives an atomistic structural interpretation of the acquired experimental data. Significant advance of MD models is made by jointly interpreting different experiments using the same structural model. Here we focus on phosphatidylcholine lipid bilayers, which out of all model membranes have been studied mostly by experiments and simulations, leading to the largest available dataset. From the applied comparisons we conclude that the acyl chain region structure and rotational dynamics are generally well described in simulation models. Also changes with temperature, dehydration and cholesterol concentration are qualitatively correctly reproduced. However, the quality of the underlying atomistic resolution structural changes is uncertain. Even worse, when focusing on the lipid bilayer properties at the interfacial region, e.g. glycerol backbone and choline structures, and cation binding, many simulation models produce an inaccurate description of experimental data. Thus extreme care must be applied when simulations are applied to understand phenomena where the interfacial region plays a significant role. This work is done by the NMRlipids Open Collaboration project running at https://nmrlipids.blogspot.fi and https://github.com/NMRLipids. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Róg. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Kinetic characterization of lipid II-Ala:alanyl-tRNA ligase (MurN) from Streptococcus pneumoniae using semisynthetic aminoacyl-lipid II substrates.

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    De Pascale, Gianfranco; Lloyd, Adrian J; Schouten, James A; Gilbey, Andrea M; Roper, David I; Dowson, Christopher G; Bugg, Timothy D H

    2008-12-12

    MurM and MurN are tRNA-dependent ligases that catalyze the addition of the first (L-Ala/L-Ser) and second (L-Ala) amino acid onto lipid II substrates in the biosynthesis of the peptidoglycan layer of Streptococcus pneumoniae. We have previously characterized the first ligase, MurM (Lloyd, A. J., Gilbey, A. M., Blewett, A. M., De Pascale, G., El Zoeiby, A., Levesque, R. C., Catherwood, A. C., Tomasz, A., Bugg, T. D., Roper, D. I., and Dowson, C. G. (2008) J. Biol. Chem. 283, 6402-6417). In order to characterize the second ligase MurN, we have developed a chemoenzymatic route to prepare the lipid II-Ala and lipid II-Ser substrates. Recombinant MurN enzymes from penicillin-resistant (159) and -sensitive (Pn16) S. pneumoniae were expressed and purified as MBP fusion proteins and reconstituted using a radiochemical assay. MurN ligases from strains 159 and Pn16 both showed a 20-fold higher catalytic efficiency for lipid II-L-Ala over lipid II-l-Ser, with no activity against unmodified lipid II, and similar kinetic parameters were measured for MurN from penicillin-resistant and penicillin-sensitive strains. These results concur with the peptidoglycan analysis of S. pneumoniae, in which the major cross-link observed is L-Ala-L-Ala. The combined action of ligases MurM and MurN is therefore required in order to rationalize the high level of dipeptide cross-links in penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae, with ligase MurM showing the major difference between penicillin-resistant and penicillin-sensitive strains.

  11. Spin transistor action via tunable Landau-Zener transitions in magnetic semiconductor quantum wells

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    Weiss, Dieter

    2013-03-01

    Spin-transistors, employing spin-orbit interaction like Datta-Das prototypes, principally suffer from low signal levels due to limitations in spin injection efficiency, fast spin relaxation and dephasing processes. Here we present an alternative concept to implement spin transistor action where efficiency is improved by keeping spin transport adiabatic. To this end a helical stray field B, generated by ferromagnetic Dysprosium stripes, is superimposed upon a two-dimensional electron system in (Cd,Mn)Te, containing Mn ions with spin 5/2. Due to the giant spin splitting, occurring at low temperatures and small B in (Cd,Mn)Te quantum wells, the B-helix translates into a spin-helix and the electron spins follow adiabatically the imposed spin texture. Within this approach the transmission of spin-polarized electrons between two contacts is regulated by changing the degree of adiabaticity, i.e. an electron's ability to follow the spin helix. This is done by means of a small applied homogeneous magnetic field while the degree of adiabaticity is monitored by the channel resistance. Our scheme allows spin information to propagate efficiently over typical device distances and provides an alternative route to realize spintronics applications. We note that our concept is not restricted to a particular choice of materials, temperature, methods of spin injection, manipulation as well as detection. Work done in cooperation with Christian Betthausen, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany; Tobias Dollinger, Henri Saarikosi, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany; Valeri Kolkovsky, Grzegorz Karczewski, Tomasz Wojtowicz, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL-02668 Warsaw, Poland; and Klaus Richter, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Regensburg. Financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through SFB 689, WE 247618, and FOR 1483 is

  12. Evaluation of Protein A Gene Polymorphic Region DNA Sequencing for Typing of Staphylococcus aureus Strains

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    Shopsin, B.; Gomez, M.; Montgomery, S. O.; Smith, D. H.; Waddington, M.; Dodge, D. E.; Bost, D. A.; Riehman, M.; Naidich, S.; Kreiswirth, B. N.

    1999-01-01

    Three hundred and twenty isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were typed by DNA sequence analysis of the X region of the protein A gene (spa). spa typing was compared to both phenotypic and molecular techniques for the ability to differentiate and categorize S. aureus strains into groups that correlate with epidemiological information. Two previously characterized study populations were examined. A collection of 59 isolates (F. C. Tenover, R. Arbeit, G. Archer, J. Biddle, S. Byrne, R. Goering, G. Hancock, G. A. Hébert, B. Hill, R. Hollis, W. R. Jarvis, B. Kreiswirth, W. Eisner, J. Maslow, L. K. McDougal, J. M. Miller, M. Mulligan, and M. A. Pfaller, J. Clin. Microbiol. 32:407–415, 1994) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was used to test for the ability to discriminate outbreak from epidemiologically unrelated strains. A separate collection of 261 isolates form a multicenter study (R. B. Roberts, A. de Lencastre, W. Eisner, E. P. Severina, B. Shopsin, B. N. Kreiswirth, and A. Tomasz, J. Infect. Dis. 178:164–171, 1998) of methicillin-resistant S. aureus in New York City (NYC) was used to compare the ability of spa typing to group strains along clonal lines to that of the combination of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and Southern hybridization. In the 320 isolates studied, spa typing identified 24 distinct repeat types and 33 different strain types. spa typing distinguished 27 of 29 related strains and did not provide a unique fingerprint for 4 unrelated strains from the four outbreaks of the CDC collection. In the NYC collection, spa typing provided a clonal assignment for 185 of 195 strains within the five major groups previously described. spa sequencing appears to be a highly effective rapid typing tool for S. aureus that, despite some expense of specificity, has significant advantages in terms of speed, ease of use, ease of interpretation, and standardization among laboratories. PMID:10523551

  13. Manifestations of Proprioception During Vertical Jumps to Specific Heights

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    Struzik, Artur; Pietraszewski, Bogdan; Winiarski, Sławomir; Juras, Grzegorz; Rokita, Andrzej

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Artur, S, Bogdan, P, Kawczyński, A, Winiarski, S, Grzegorz, J, and Andrzej, R. Manifestations of proprioception during vertical jumps to specific heights. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1694–1701, 2017—Jumping and proprioception are important abilities in many sports. The efficiency of the proprioceptive system is indirectly related to jumps performed at specified heights. Therefore, this study recorded the ability of young athletes who play team sports to jump to a specific height compared with their maximum ability. A total of 154 male (age: 14.8 ± 0.9 years, body height: 181.8 ± 8.9 cm, body weight: 69.8 ± 11.8 kg, training experience: 3.8 ± 1.7 years) and 151 female (age: 14.1 ± 0.8 years, body height: 170.5 ± 6.5 cm, body weight: 60.3 ± 9.4 kg, training experience: 3.7 ± 1.4 years) team games players were recruited for this study. Each participant performed 2 countermovement jumps with arm swing to 25, 50, 75, and 100% of the maximum height. Measurements were performed using a force plate. Jump height and its accuracy with respect to a specified height were calculated. The results revealed no significant differences in jump height and its accuracy to the specified heights between the groups (stratified by age, sex, and sport). Individuals with a higher jumping accuracy also exhibited greater maximum jump heights. Jumps to 25% of the maximum height were approximately 2 times higher than the target height. The decreased jump accuracy to a specific height when attempting to jump to lower heights should be reduced with training, particularly among athletes who play team sports. These findings provide useful information regarding the proprioceptive system for team sport coaches and may shape guidelines for training routines by working with submaximal loads. PMID:28538322

  14. 2K09 and thereafter : the coming era of integrative bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing for functional genomics and personalized medicine research.

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    Yang, Jack Y; Niemierko, Andrzej; Bajcsy, Ruzena; Xu, Dong; Athey, Brian D; Zhang, Aidong; Ersoy, Okan K; Li, Guo-Zheng; Borodovsky, Mark; Zhang, Joe C; Arabnia, Hamid R; Deng, Youping; Dunker, A Keith; Liu, Yunlong; Ghafoor, Arif

    2010-12-01

    Significant interest exists in establishing synergistic research in bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. Supported by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (http://www.ISIBM.org), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD) and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, the ISIBM International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing (ISIBM IJCBS 2009) attracted more than 300 papers and 400 researchers and medical doctors world-wide. It was the only inter/multidisciplinary conference aimed to promote synergistic research and education in bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. The conference committee was very grateful for the valuable advice and suggestions from honorary chairs, steering committee members and scientific leaders including Dr. Michael S. Waterman (USC, Member of United States National Academy of Sciences), Dr. Chih-Ming Ho (UCLA, Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Academician of Academia Sinica), Dr. Wing H. Wong (Stanford, Member of United States National Academy of Sciences), Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkeley, Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Member of United States Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Dr. Mary Qu Yang (United States National Institutes of Health and Oak Ridge, DOE), Dr. Andrzej Niemierko (Harvard), Dr. A. Keith Dunker (Indiana), Dr. Brian D. Athey (Michigan), Dr. Weida Tong (FDA, United States Department of Health and Human Services), Dr. Cathy H. Wu (Georgetown), Dr. Dong Xu (Missouri), Drs. Arif Ghafoor and Okan K Ersoy (Purdue), Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Georgia Tech, President of ISIBM), Dr. Hamid R. Arabnia (UGA, Vice-President of ISIBM), and other scientific leaders. The committee presented the 2009 ISIBM Outstanding Achievement Awards to Dr. Joydeep Ghosh (UT

  15. 2K09 and thereafter : the coming era of integrative bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing for functional genomics and personalized medicine research

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    Significant interest exists in establishing synergistic research in bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. Supported by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (http://www.ISIBM.org), International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD) and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine, the ISIBM International Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing (ISIBM IJCBS 2009) attracted more than 300 papers and 400 researchers and medical doctors world-wide. It was the only inter/multidisciplinary conference aimed to promote synergistic research and education in bioinformatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. The conference committee was very grateful for the valuable advice and suggestions from honorary chairs, steering committee members and scientific leaders including Dr. Michael S. Waterman (USC, Member of United States National Academy of Sciences), Dr. Chih-Ming Ho (UCLA, Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Academician of Academia Sinica), Dr. Wing H. Wong (Stanford, Member of United States National Academy of Sciences), Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkeley, Member of United States National Academy of Engineering and Member of United States Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Dr. Mary Qu Yang (United States National Institutes of Health and Oak Ridge, DOE), Dr. Andrzej Niemierko (Harvard), Dr. A. Keith Dunker (Indiana), Dr. Brian D. Athey (Michigan), Dr. Weida Tong (FDA, United States Department of Health and Human Services), Dr. Cathy H. Wu (Georgetown), Dr. Dong Xu (Missouri), Drs. Arif Ghafoor and Okan K Ersoy (Purdue), Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Georgia Tech, President of ISIBM), Dr. Hamid R. Arabnia (UGA, Vice-President of ISIBM), and other scientific leaders. The committee presented the 2009 ISIBM Outstanding Achievement Awards to Dr. Joydeep Ghosh (UT

  16. Geophysical constraints on the crustal structure of the East European Platform margin and its foreland based on the POLCRUST-01 deep reflection seismic profile

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    Malinowski, M.; Guterch, A.; Narkiewicz, M.; Petecki, Z.; Janik, T.; Środa, P.; Maksym, A.; Probulski, J.; Grad, M.; Czuba, W.; Gaczyński, E.; Majdański, M.; Jankowski, L.

    2015-06-01

    A new 240-km long, deep seismic reflection profile (POLCRUST-01) was recently acquired in SE Poland crossing the East European Platform (EEP) margin south-east of the North-German-Polish Caledonides (NGPC). Here we document geophysical field work and subsequent data processing and modeling. Results obtained from reflection seismic data are augmented by results of the first-arrival tomography applied to co-located extended-offset refraction data, as well as potential field modeling and comparison with the available wide-angle reflection/refraction data. Our preferred model of the crustal structure, derived by integrating seismic, potential field and geological data, is composed of crustal blocks (terranes) separated by nearly-vertical faults. These are: (I) intact part of the EEP; (II) Łysogóry Terrane; (III) Małopolska Terrane; and (IV) Carpathian Mts. with their basement. Reflective lower crust of the EEP can be an inherited feature of crustal extension (rifting) or compressional tectonics acting at the cratonic margin. The Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone (TTZ) is depicted as a Caledonian transcurrent accretion zone corresponding with the near-vertical Tomaszów Fault, bounding the Łysogóry Terrane to the east. The crust of the Łysogóry Terrane suggests EEP affinity, although its middle/lower crust thickness is highly reduced. The Małopolska Terrane seems to be internally subdivided into blocks of different magnetic properties of the lower crust. The Carpathian frontal thrust is associated with a change in the rock properties in the deep basement (an unknown crustal block?) which is not visible in seismic data alone. The interpreted structure of the Caledonian terranes and their tectonic boundaries favors a transcurrent style of a crustal accretion along the central and SE Polish segments of the TTZ, implying a very complex nature of the Caledonian accretionary belt of Central Europe: from an array of terranes displaced along the TTZ to an accretionary wedge of

  17. Stable feature selection and classification algorithms for multiclass microarray data

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    2012-01-01

    by Prof Marek Kimmel, Dr Hans Binder (nominated by Dr Tomasz Lipniacki) and Dr Yuriy Gusev PMID:23031190

  18. Computational studies of plasma lipoprotein lipids.

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    Pan, Lurong; Segrest, Jere P

    2016-10-01

    atomistic detail. This review discusses the current status of computational methods including all-atom MD (AAMD), coarse-grain MD (CGMD), and MD-simulated annealing (MDSA) and their applications in lipoprotein structural dynamics and biological assemblies. Results from MD simulations are discussed and compared across studies in order to identify key findings, controversies, issues and future directions. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Biosimulations edited by Ilpo Vattulainen and Tomasz Róg. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. A mitomycin-N6-deoxyadenosine adduct isolated from DNA.

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    Palom, Y; Lipman, R; Musser, S M; Tomasz, M

    1998-03-01

    A minor N6-deoxyadenosine adduct of mitomycin C (MC) was isolated from synthetic oligonucleotides and calf thymus DNA, representing the first adduct of MC and a DNA base other than guanine. The structure of the adduct (8) was elucidated using submilligram quantities of total available material. UV difference spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and electrospray mass spectroscopy as well as chemical transformations were utilized in deriving the structure of 8. A series of synthetic oligonucleotides was designed to probe the specificities of the alkylation of adenine by MC. The nature and frequency of the oligonucleotide-MC adducts formed under conditions of reductive activation of MC were determined by their enzymatic digestion to the nucleoside level followed by quantitative analysis of the products by HPLC. The analyses indicated the following: (i) (A)n sequence is favored over (AT)n for adduct formation; (ii) the alkylation favors the duplex structure; (iii) at adenine sites only monofunctional alkylation occurs; (iv) the adenine-to-alkylation frequency in the model oligonucleotides was 0.3-0.6 relative to guanine alkylation at the 5'-ApG sequence but only 0.02-0.1 relative to guanine alkylation at 5'-CpG. The 5'-phosphodiester linkage of the MC-adenine adduct is resistant to snake venom diesterase. The overall ratio of adenine to guanine alkylation in calf thymus DNA was 0.03, indicating that 8 is a minor MC-DNA adduct relative to MC-DNA adducts at guanine residues in the present experimental residues in the present experimental system. However, the HPLC elution time of 8 coincides with that of a major, unknown MC adduct detected previously in mouse mammary tumor cells treated with radiolabeled MC [Bizanek, R., Chowdary, D., Arai, H., Kasai, M., Hughes, C. S., Sartorelli, A. C., Rockwell, S., and Tomasz, M. (1993) Cancer Res. 53, 5127-5134]. Thus, 8 may be identical or closely related to this major adduct formed in vivo. This possibility can now be tested by

  20. [Princess Anna Vasa--her fascinating life story and skeleton].

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    During, Ebba

    2005-01-01

    The Princess Anna Vasa was born in Sweden in 1568 and spent her first 19 years there. She was the daughter of the Swedish king Johan III and his wife, the Polish Royal Princess Katarina Jagellonica. She was brought up as a Catholic but converted to be a Protestant already in 1583 and remained a fervent Protestant to the end of her life. She was an exceptionally intelligent and extensively educated woman. When her brother became king, Sigismund III of Poland, she accompanied him there. She exerted great influence on Sigismund who was brought up to be a Catholic. She was persistent in her religion, yet working for religious liberty. "The Swedish Princess" was also named "the Queen of Polish Botany". She was never married and she died 57 years old in 1625. For religious reasons her body had to wait 11 years for a funeral of royal standing. The funeral took place in 1636 in St Mary's Church in Torun, Poland. During restoration work at the church in April 1994, Anna Vasa's skeleton was removed from the tomb, and an antropological investigation in order to establish her identity was carried by Dr Andrzej Florkowski at the Dept of Anthrop, Nicholas Copernicus University of Torun. I was invited to Torun to examine her remains in May 1995. The skeleton was in a rather good state of preservation. However, her grave had been plundered at least twice. Her skeleton lacked the right forearm and hand, probably as the result of the pillage of her rings and bracelets. Some other bones and teeth were also missing. At our ocular examination the skeleton revealed a number of anatomical deformations and pathological changes. A conventional radiography and CT of Anna Vasa's skeletal remains was later carried out in 1995 by M. Grzegorzewski, Z. Boron and W. Lasek at the Dept of Radiology, Med. Acad. of Bydgoszcz, Polen. A DNA-analysis was carried out by Dr Anders Götherström at the Archaeol. Res. Lab., Stockholm Univ. An odontological and radiological study was performed by Dr Sigrid I

  1. Urology in Stettin (Szczecin). The impact of political changes on progress in urology and medicine.

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    Zajaczkowski, Tadeusz; Wojewska-Zajaczkowska, Elzbieta

    2012-01-01

    with the Second Department of Surgery was opened in the district of Pomorzany. The head of the new ward was Dr. Alfons Wojewski (1912-1992), surgeon and urologist from Gdańsk (Danzig). In 1962, the ward was transformed into a separate Department of Urology with 62 beds. Prof. Wojewski organized the Department from its foundations, leading it quickly to the level of modern departments in the area of research, teaching, and therapy. After the retirement of Prof. Wojewski, the acting head of the department was Dr. Stanisław Krasoń until his death in 1986. He was followed for almost one year by Dr. Stanisława Spoz. Since May 1987, the head of the Department is Prof. Andrzej Sikorski from Łódź.

  2. Preface: phys. stat. sol. (b) 242/2

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    Szopa, Marek; Mierzejewski, Marcin; Lisowski, Mariusz

    2005-02-01

    This issue contains the Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of Theoretical Physics, ICTP2004 - Electron Correlations in Nano- and Macrosystems, which was held in Ustro, Poland, from 2-7 September 2004. ICTP2004 followed the series of conferences organized by the Institute of Physics of the University of Silesia in Katowice, devoted biannually to the physics of condensed matter.The main objective of the Conference was to bring together specialists working on the physics of electron correlations in nano- and macro-regimes, with the intention of enhancing their mutual understanding and cooperation. The Conference was an international forum for the presentation and discussion of novel scientific ideas and experimental results. The programme of the conference consisted of 25 invited lectures, 11 contributed lectures and 27 papers presented during poster session. The contributions were devoted to problems related to the following subjects: Transport in low dimensional systems Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes Non Fermi liquid systems Superconductivity and Magnetism Quantum phase transitions New materials in magnetoelectronics Among the participants were 88 scientists from 10 countries and 3 continents. The invited talks were presented by distinguished physicists: Hélène Bouchiat, Liviu Chibotaru, Ulrich Eckern, Klaus Ensslin, Jim Freericks, Raymond Frésard, Peter Hänggi, Heike Herper, Carsten Honerkamp, Helmut Keiter, Stefan Krompiewski, Tadeusz Lulek, Kazumi Maki, Nina Markovi, Roman Micnas, Volker Meden, Andrzej M. Ole, Thomas Pruschke, Marek Przybylski, Ken-ichi Sasaki, Uri Sivan, Józef Spaek, Frank Steglich, Michael Thorwart and Roland Zeyher. The Organizing Committee would like to express our gratitude to the International Scientific Committee and to all the speakers and contributors for their talks and posters. Special thanks are addressed to all the participants for their valuable discussions and stimulating atmosphere of the meeting. We express

  3. WE-A-201-00: Anne and Donald Herbert Distinguished Lectureship On Modern Statistical Modeling.

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    Deasy, Joseph

    2016-06-01

    Commission and may be remembered for his critique of the National Academy of Sciences BEIR III report (stating that their methodology "imposes a Delphic quality to the .. risk estimates".) This led to his appointment as a member of the BEIR V committee. Don presented refresher courses at the AAPM, ASTRO and RSNA meetings and was active in the AAPM as a member or chair of several committees. He was the principal author of AAPM Report 43, which is essentially a critique of established clinical studies prior to 1992. He was co-editor of the Proceedings of many symposia on Time, Dose and Fractionation held in Madison, Wisconsin. He received the AAPM lifetime Achievement award in 2004. Don's second wife of 46 years, Ann, predeceased him and he is survived by daughters Hillary and Emily, son John and two grandsons. Don was a true gentleman with a unique and erudite writing style illuminated by pithy quotations. If he had a fault it was, perhaps, that he did not realize how much smarter he was than the rest of us. This presentation draws heavily on a biography and video interview in the History and Heritage section of the AAPM website. The quote is his own. Andrzej Niemierko: Statistical modeling plays an essential role in modern medicine for quantitative evaluation of the effect of treatment. This session will feature an overview of statistical modeling techniques used for analyzing the many types of research data and an exploration of recent advances in new statistical modeling methodologies.

  4. WE-A-201-02: Modern Statistical Modeling.

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    Niemierko, A

    2016-06-01

    Commission and may be remembered for his critique of the National Academy of Sciences BEIR III report (stating that their methodology "imposes a Delphic quality to the .. risk estimates".) This led to his appointment as a member of the BEIR V committee. Don presented refresher courses at the AAPM, ASTRO and RSNA meetings and was active in the AAPM as a member or chair of several committees. He was the principal author of AAPM Report 43, which is essentially a critique of established clinical studies prior to 1992. He was co-editor of the Proceedings of many symposia on Time, Dose and Fractionation held in Madison, Wisconsin. He received the AAPM lifetime Achievement award in 2004. Don's second wife of 46 years, Ann, predeceased him and he is survived by daughters Hillary and Emily, son John and two grandsons. Don was a true gentleman with a unique and erudite writing style illuminated by pithy quotations. If he had a fault it was, perhaps, that he did not realize how much smarter he was than the rest of us. This presentation draws heavily on a biography and video interview in the History and Heritage section of the AAPM website. The quote is his own. Andrzej Niemierko: Statistical modeling plays an essential role in modern medicine for quantitative evaluation of the effect of treatment. This session will feature an overview of statistical modeling techniques used for analyzing the many types of research data and an exploration of recent advances in new statistical modeling methodologies.

  5. PREFACE: 10th Summer School on Theoretical Physics 'Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter'

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    Lulek, Tadeusz; Wal, Andrzej; Lulek, Barbara

    2010-03-01

    also for several valuable discussion. We would like to express our thanks to all those who prepared manuscripts, to all referees who spent their time to significantly improve our elaborations, and thus the quality of this volume, to all members of our International Advisory Committee and to chairmen for their polite and efficient leading of sessions. It is our pleasure to express special gratitude to The Nicolas C Metropolis Mathematics Foundation (Los Alamos, USA) for substantial financial support of our three last SSPCM schools. Indeed, it provided an essential basis for performing these meetings. We direct this gratitude to Professor James D Louck, the President of this Foundation. Also, we were happy to hear from Professor Louck that this series of schools has had an important influence on his activities on application of unitary groups in physics. It has resulted in a new monograph: James D Louck, 'Unitary Symmetry and Combinatorics', World Scientific, New Jersey 2008, which was presented at our jubilee meeting. Tadeusz Lulek, Andrzej Wal and Barbara Lulek

  6. Dynamics of Populations of Planetary Systems (IAU C197)

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    Knezevic, Zoran; Milani, Andrea

    2005-05-01

    1. Resonances and stability of extra-solar planetary systems C. Beaugé, N. Callegari, S. Ferraz-Mello and T. A. Michtchenko; 2. Formation, migration, and stability of extrasolar planetary systems Fred C. Adams; 3. Dynamical evolution of extrasolar planetary systems Ji-Lin Zhou and Yi-Sui Sun; 4. Dynamics of planetesimals: the role of two-body relaxation Eiichiro Kokubo; 5. Fitting orbits Andrzej J. Maciejewski, Krzysztof Gozdziewski and Szymon Kozlowski; 6. The secular planetary three body problem revisited Jacques Henrard and Anne-Sophie Libert; 7. Dynamics of extrasolar systems at the 5/2 resonance: application to 47 UMa Dionyssia Psychoyos and John D. Hadjidemetriou; 8. Our solar system as model for exosolar planetary systems Rudolf Dvorak, Áron Süli and Florian Freistetter; 9. Planetary motion in double stars: the influence of the secondary Elke Pilat-Lohinger; 10. Planetary orbits in double stars: influence of the binary's orbital eccentricity Daniel Benest and Robert Gonczi; 11. Astrometric observations of 51 Peg and Gliese 623 at Pulkovo observatory with 65 cm refractor N. A. Shakht; 12. Observations of 61 Cyg at Pulkovo Denis L. Gorshanov, N. A. Shakht, A. A. Kisselev and E. V. Poliakow; 13. Formation of the solar system by instability Evgeny Griv and Michael Gedalin; 14. Behaviour of a two-planetary system on a cosmogonic time-scale Konstantin V. Kholshevnikov and Eduard D. Kuznetsov; 15. Boundaries of the habitable zone: unifying dynamics, astrophysics, and astrobiology Milan M. Cirkovic; 16. Asteroid proper elements: recent computational progress Fernando Roig and Cristian Beaugé; 17. Asteroid family classification from very large catalogues Anne Lemaitre; 18. Non-gravitational perturbations and evolution of the asteroid main belt David Vokrouhlicky, M. Broz and W. F. Bottke, D. Nesvorny and A. Morbidelli; 19. Diffusion in the asteroid belt Harry Varvoglis; 20. Accurate model for the Yarkovsky effect David Capek and David Vokrouhlicky; 21. The

  7. BOOK REVIEW: Image-Guided IMRT

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    Mayles, P.

    2006-12-01

    This book provides comprehensive coverage of the subject of intensity modulated radiotherapy and the associated imaging. Most of the names associated with advanced radiotherapy can be found among the 80 authors and the book is therefore an authoritative reference text. The early chapters deal with the basic principles and include an interesting comparison between views of quality assurance for IMRT from Europe and North America. It is refreshing to see that the advice given has moved on from the concept of individual patient based quality control to more generic testing of the delivery system. However, the point is made that the whole process including the data transfer needs to be quality assured and the need for thorough commissioning of the process is emphasised. The `tricks' needed to achieve a dose based IMRT plan are well covered by the group at Ghent and there is an interesting summary of biological aspects of treatment planning for IMRT by Andrzej Niemierko. The middle section of the book deals with advanced imaging aspects of both treatment planning and delivery. The contributions of PET and MR imaging are well covered and there is a rather rambling section on molecular imaging. Image guidance in radiotherapy treatment is addressed including the concept of adaptive radiotherapy. The treatment aspects could perhaps have merited some more coverage, but there is a very thorough discussion of 4D techniques. The final section of the book considers each site of the body in turn. This will be found useful by those wishing to embark on IMRT in a new area, although some of the sections are more comprehensive than others. The book contains a wealth of interesting and thought provoking articles giving details as well as broad principles, and would be a useful addition to every departmental library. The editors have done a good job of ensuring that the different chapters are complementary, and of encouraging a systematic approach to the descriptions of IMRT in

  8. PREFACE: DISCRETE 2012 - Third Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Branco, G. C.; Emmanuel-Costa, D.; González Felipe, R.; Joaquim, F. R.; Lavoura, L.; Palomares-Ruiz, S.; Rebelo, M. N.; Romão, J. C.; Silva, J. P.

    2013-07-01

    Romão, J P Silva and J I Silva-Marcos International Advisory CommitteeLocal Organising Committee Francisco del Águila (Granada)From CFTP Jose Bernabéu (Valencia) Francisco Botella (Valencia)G C Branco Andrzej Buras (Munich)D Emmanuel-Costa Marcos Cerrada (Madrid)R González Felipe Pierluigi Campana (CERN)F R Joaquim Antonio Di Domenico (Rome)L Lavoura John Ellis (CERN)S Palomares-Ruiz Fernando Ferroni (Rome)M N Rebelo Luis Garrido (Barcelona)J C Romão Marcello Giorgi (Pisa)J P Silva Neville Harnew (Oxford)J I Silva-Marcos Maria José Herrero (Madrid) David Hitlin (Caltech)From LIP Gino Isidori (Frascati) Guido Martinelli (Rome)G Barreira Antonio Masiero (Padua)J Varela Nickolaos Mavromatos (London) Vasiliki Mitsou (Valencia) Hitoshi Murayama (Berkeley) Tatsuya Nakada (Lausanne) Antonio Pich (Valencia) Apostolos Pilaftsis (Manchester) Stefan Pokorski (Warsaw) Fabio Zwirner (Padua) Secretariat Dulce Conceição Sandra Oliveira Cláudia Romão discrete2012@cftp.ist.utl.pt http://indico.cern.ch/event/discrete2012 Sponsors CFTP - Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas IST - Instituto Superior Técnico FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Group picture The PDF also contains the conference poster and a list of participants.

  9. EDITORIAL: Focus on Cloud Physics FOCUS ON CLOUD PHYSICS

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Falkovich, Gregory; Malinowski, Szymon P.

    2008-07-01

    condensation nuclei Antonio Celani, Andrea Mazzino and Marco Tizzi Laboratory and modeling studies of cloud-clear air interfacial mixing: anisotropy of small-scale turbulence due to evaporative cooling Szymon P Malinowski, Miroslaw Andrejczuk, Wojciech W Grabowski, Piotr Korczyk, Tomasz A Kowalewski and Piotr K Smolarkiewicz Evolution of non-uniformly seeded warm clouds in idealized turbulent conditions Stanislav Derevyanko, Gregory Falkovich and Sergei Turitsyn Lagrangian statistics in two-dimensional free turbulent convection A Bistagnino and G Boffetta Turbulence, raindrops and the l1/2 number density law S Lovejoy and D Schertzer Effects of turbulence on the geometric collision rate of sedimenting droplets. Part 2. Theory and parameterization Orlando Ayala, Bogdan Rosa and Lian-Ping Wang Effects of turbulence on the geometric collision rate of sedimenting droplets. Part 1. Results from direct numerical simulation Orlando Ayala, Bogdan Rosa, Lian-Ping Wang and Wojciech W Grabowski Collisions of particles advected in random flows K Gustavsson, B Mehlig and M Wilkinson Turbulent collision efficiency of heavy particles relevant to cloud droplets Lian-Ping Wang, Orlando Ayala, Bogdan Rosa and Wojciech W Grabowski

  10. Editorial

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2003-06-01

    . Vol 35, No 21 (14 November 2002) L461-L467 A Bose-Einstein condensate in an optical lattice J Hecker Denschlag, J E Simsarian, H Häffner, C McKenzie, A Browaeys, D Cho, K Helmerson, S L Rolston and W D Phillips J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 14 (28 July 2002) 3095-3110 Locality of a class of entangled states I R Senitzky J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 14 (28 July 2002) 3029-3039 Solitons and vortices in ultracold fermionic gases Tomasz Karpiuk, Miroslaw Brewczyk and Kazimierz Rzazewski J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 14 (28 July 2002) L315-L321 Stable islands in chaotic atom-optics billiards, caused by curved trajectories M F Andersen, A Kaplan, N Friedman and N Davidson J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 9 (14 May 2002) 2183-2190 Emission probability and photon statistics of a coherently driven mazer Jin Xiong and Zhi-Ming Zhang J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 9 (14 May 2002) 2159-2172 The Li+-H2 system in a rigid-rotor approximation: potential energy surface and transport coefficients I Røeggen, H R Skullerud, T H Løvaas and D K Dysthe J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 7 (14 April 2002) 1707-1725 The stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii equation C W Gardiner, J R Anglin and T I A Fudge J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 6 (28 March 2002) 1555-1582 Oxygen ion impurity in the TEXTOR tokamak boundary plasma observed and analysed by Zeeman spectroscopy J D Hey, C C Chu, S Brezinsek, Ph Mertens and B Unterberg J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 6 (28 March 2002) 1525-1553 Electron-hexafluoropropene (C3F6) scattering at intermediate energies Czeslaw Szmytkowski, Pawel Mozejko and Stanislaw Kwitnewski J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 5 (14 March 2002) 1267-1274 High-resolution investigations of C2 and CN optical emissions in laser-induced plasmas during graphite ablation S Acquaviva and M L De Giorgi J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 4 (28 February 2002) 795-806 New definition of a

  11. List of Participants

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2011-09-01

    KhodelVictorKurchatov Institute, Moscowvak@wuphys.wustl.edu KimuraMasaakiHokkaido University, Sapporomasaaki@nucl.sci.hokudai.ac.jp LacroixDenisGANIL, Caenlacroix@ganil.fr LiangHaozhaoPeking University, Beijinghzliang@pku.edu.cn MargueronJérômeIPN Orsayjerome.margueron@ipno.in2p3.fr MassotElisabethIPN Orsaymassot@ipno.in2p3.fr MengJiePeking University, Beijingmengj@pku.edu.cn MillerTomaszWarsaw University of Technologymillert@student.mini.pw.edu.pl MoghrabiKassemIPN Orsaymoghrabi@ipno.in2p3.fr NapolitaniPaoloIPN Orsaynapolita@ipno.in2p3.fr NeffThomasGSI Darmstadtt.neff@gsi.de NguyenVan GiaiIPN Orsaynguyen@ipno.in2p3.fr OtsukaTakaharuUniversity of Tokyootsuka@phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp PilletNathalie-MarieCEA-DAM, Arpajonnathalie.pillet@cea.fr QiChongKTH Stockholmchongq@kth.se RamananSunethraICTP Triestesramanan@ictp.it RingPeterTU Munichring@ph.tum.de Rios HuguetArnauUniversity of Surreya.rios@surrey.ac.uk RivetMarie-FranceIPN Orsayrivet@ipno.in2p3.fr RobledoLuisUniversidad Autonoma de Madridluis.robledo@uam.es Roca MazaXavierINFN Milanoxavier.roca.maza@mi.infn.it RöpkeGerdRostock Universitygerd.roepke@uni-rostock.de RowleyNeilIPN Orsayrowley@ipno.in2p3.fr SagawaHiroyukiUniversity of Aizusagawa@u-aizu.ac.jp SandulescuNicolaeIFIN-HH, Bucharestsandulescu@theory.nipne.ro SchuckPeterIPN Orsayschuck@ipno.in2p3.fr SedrakianArmenGoethe Universität Frankfurtsedrakian@th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de SeveryukhinAlexeyJINR Dubnasever@theor.jinr.ru SogoTakaakiIPN Orsaysogo@ipno.in2p3.fr SomàVittorioCEA Saclayvittorio.soma@cea.fr StrinatiGiancarloUniversità di Camerinogiancarlo.strinati@gmail.com SuharaTadahiroKyoto Universitysuhara@ruby.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp SukhoruchkinSergeiPetersburg Nuclear Physics Institutesergeis@pnpi.spb.ru SuzukiToruTokyo Metropolitan Universitysuzukitr@tmu.ac.jp SuzukiToshioNihon University, Tokyosuzuki@chs.nihon-u.ac.jp TarpanovDimitarINRNE, Sofiadimitert@yahoo.co.uk Tohsaki-SuzukiAkihiroOsaka Universitytohsaki@rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp TypelStefanGSI Darmstadts

  12. PREFACE: DISCRETE '08: Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bernabéu, José; Botella, Francisco J.; Mavromatos, Nick E.; Mitsou, Vasiliki A.

    2009-07-01

    guideline of Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking was an added value to the interest of such an event. The Symposium was attended by 160 participants, among which 63 from Spain, 77 coming from the rest of Europe, 10 from USA and 10 from the rest of the world. The Symposium started with a welcome address by Dr Vasiliki Mitsou, Co-Chair of the Organising Committee, and Professor Francisco J Botella, Director of IFIC. The scientific plenary sessions started with a discussion on the search for Time Reversal Violation, independent of CP and/or CPT symmetries, by Helen Quinn. Related to this important subject, David Wark made a presentation of the state of the art in the measurement of Electric Dipole Moments. The status and prospects of CP-violation Experiments was reviewed by Tatsuya Nakada, whereas Andrzej Buras made a comprehensive discussion on the search for New Physics with Rare Decays and CP Violation. The implications for Cosmology were presented by Mikhail Shaposhnikov with a talk on Baryogenesis. The pending understanding of the Flavour Problem was discussed by Graham G Ross in his presentation on Family Symmetries. Going beyond the paradigm imposed by local quantum field theories, Nikolaos Mavromatos described the scenario of CPT Violation and Decoherence in Quantum Gravity. Antonio Di Domenico presented the status on the search for CPT Violation and Decoherence in the Neutral Kaon System and José L F Barbón covered the territory of Strings, Symmetry and Holography. The problem of the Quantum Vacuum was addessed by Mariano Quirós in his presentation on the nature of the Electroweak Higgs sector. In Cosmology, Pierre Binetruy treated the fascinating question of the possible concepts to explain the Dark Energy in the Universe. On the theme of High Energy Messengers from the Cosmos, Graciela Gelmini presented the solved and unsolved questions associated with the High Energy Cosmic Rays, Manel Martínez discussed methods to study Fundamental Physics with Cosmic Gamma Rays

  13. Protein promiscuity: drug resistance and native functions--HIV-1 case.

    PubMed

    Fernández, Ariel; Tawfik, Dan S; Berkhout, Ben; Sanders, Rogier; Kloczkowski, Andrzej; Sen, Taner; Jernigan, Bob

    2005-06-01

    activity and fitness of the virus. A chain of compensatory mutations follows this, and then the virus becomes fully fit and drug resistant. Ben Berkhout and Rogier Sanders subscribe to the evolution of new protein functions through gene duplication. With two identical protein domains, one domain can be released from a constraint imposed by the original function and it is thus free to move in sequence space toward a new function without loss of the original function. They emphasize that the forced evolution of drug-resistance differs significantly from the spontaneous evolution of an additional protein function. For instance, the latter process could proceed gradually on an evolutionary time scale, whereas the acquisition of drug-resistance is an all or nothing process for a virus, leading to the failure or success of therapy. They find no evidence to the thesis that resistance-mutations appear more rapidly in promiscuous domains than native domains. Berkhout and Sanders illustrate the genetic plasticity of HIV-1 by citing examples in which well-conserved amino acid residues of catalytic domains are forced to mutate under drug-pressure. HIV drug resistance biology is very complex. Instead of a viral protein, a drug can be targeted at a cellular protein. For example, Berkhout and Sanders claim, a drug targeted at the cellular protein CCR5 inhibits the binding of the viral envelope glycoprotein (Env) to CCR5. However, Env mutates so that it binds to the CCR5-drug complex and develops drug resistance. Interestingly, CCR5 has not evolved to bind to Env, but to a series of chemokines. Andrzej Kloczkowski, Taner Sen, and Bob Jernigan point out the importance of protein motions for binding. They believe it is likely that different ligands can bind to the diverse protein conformations sampled in the course of normal protein conformational fluctuations. They have been applying simple elastic network models to extract the motions as normal modes, which yield relatively small numbers

  14. PREFACE: Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lulek, Tadeusz; Wal, Andrzej; Lulek, Barbara

    2008-03-01

    tradition. We would also like to acknowledge the support of European Physical Society. On behalf of the organizers of SSPCM 2007 Tadeusz Lulek, Andrzej Wal and Barbara Lulek Editors

  15. PREFACE: Physics and biology of neurodegenerative diseases Physics and biology of neurodegenerative diseases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pastore, Annalisa

    2012-06-01

    -imaging and quantification of human substantia nigra using synchrotron radiation based x-ray fluorescence—in relation to Parkinson's diseaseMagdalena Szczerbowska-Boruchowska, Anna Krygowska-Wajs and Dariusz Adamek Explaining the length threshold of polyglutamine aggregationPaolo De Los Rios, Marc Hafner and Annalisa Pastore The role of iron in neurodegeneration—Mössbauer spectroscopy, electron microscopy, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and neuroimaging studiesJolanta Galazka-Friedman, Erika R Bauminger, Karol Szlachta and Andrzej Friedman Crowding versus molecular seeding: NMR studies of protein aggregation in hen egg whiteD Sanfelice, M Adrover, G Martorell, A Pastore and P A Temussi

  16. St. Patrick's Day 2015 geomagnetic storm analysis based on Real Time Ionosphere Monitoring

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    García-Rigo, Alberto

    2017-04-01

    Alberto García-Rigo (1), David Roma-Dollase (2), Manuel Hernández-Pajares (1), Zishen Li (3), Michael Terkildsen (4), German Olivares (4), Reza Ghoddousi-Fard (5), Denise Dettmering (6), Eren Erdogan (6), Haris Haralambous (7), Yannick Béniguel (8), Jens Berdermann (9), Martin Kriegel (9), Anna Krypiak-Gregorczyk (10), Tamara Gulyaeva (11), Attila Komjathy (12), Panagiotis Vergados (12), Joachim Feltens (13,19), René Zandbergen (13), Tim Fuller-Rowell (14), David Altadill (15), Nicolas Bergeot (16), Andrzej Krankowski (17), Loukis Agrotis (18), Ivan Galkin (20), Raul Orus-Perez (21) 1. UPC-IonSAT research group, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain 2. Department of Engineering: Electronics, University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 3. Academy of Opto-Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 4. Bureau of Meteorology, Space Weather Services, Australia 5. Canadian Geodetic Survey, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) / Government of Canada, Canada 6. Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der Technischen Universität München (DGFI-TUM), Germany 7. Frederick University Cyprus, Cyprus 8. IEEA, France 9. Institute of Communications and Navigation, DLR, Germany 10. Institute of Geodesy, UWM, Poland 11. Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia 12. NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, USA 13. Navigation Support Office, ESA-ESOC, Germany 14. NOAA affiliate, USA 15. Observatori de l'Ebre (OE), CSIC - Universitat Ramon Llull, 43520 Roquetes, Spain 16. Planetology and Reference Systems, Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), Belgium 17. Space Radio-Diagnostics Research Centre, UWM (SRRC/UWM), Poland 18. SYMBAN Limited, ESA-ESOC, Germany 19. Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH c/o ESA-ESOC, Germany 20. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Space Science Lab, USA 21. Wave Interaction and Propagation Section (TEC-EEP), ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands IAG's Real Time

  17. PREFACE: International Conference on the Use of X-ray (and related) Techniques in Arts and Cultural Heritage (XTACH 11)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hamdan, Nasser; El-Khatib, Sami

    2012-07-01

    The International Conference on the Use of X-Ray (and related) Techniques in Arts and Cultural Heritage (XTACH11) was held on 7 and 8 December 2011 at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates. The conference was organized in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the National X-ray Fluorescence Laboratory (NXFL). The conference was inaugurated by Dr Peter Heath, Chancellor of the American University of Shrjah and attended by Mr Kwaku Aning, deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy and Ambassador Hamad Al-Kaabi, Ambassador of the UAE to the International Atomic Energy university officials, faculty and students. The conference covered a variety of topics including the use of x-ray and micro beam x-ray analysis, synchrotron based techniques, ion beam and neutron based techniques, optical imaging and mass spectroscopy and chromatography techniques as well as best conservation practices. XTACH11 provided an excellent forum for scientists in the region to interact, exchange ideas and to initiate collaborations with each other as well as with the international community. It showcased some of the latest technical developments in the field of non-destructive testing for the diagnosis and conservation of cultural heritage materials. In addition to the presentations by the invited speakers (Rene van Grieken and K Janssens, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Thomas Calligaro, Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musees de France; Stefano Ridolfi, Ars Mensurae, Rome, Italy, and Andrzej Markowicz, IAEA, Austria), a total of 25 other research papers were also presented and discussed. Scientists from many countries participated in the conference: Austria, Belgium, Egypt, Italy, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The conference concluded with a Discussion Panel. Thomas Calligaro (Centre de Recherché et de

  18. EDITORIAL: Strongly correlated electron systems Strongly correlated electron systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ronning, Filip; Batista, Cristian

    2011-03-01

    -dependent Zeeman splitting in strontium ruthenate Emil J Rozbicki, James F Annett, Jean-René Souquet and Andrew P Mackenzie Thermodynamics of itinerant metamagnetic transitions A M Berridge Magnon-mediated pairing and isotope effect in iron-based superconductors Jiansheng Wu and Philip Phillips Nernst quantum oscillations in bulk semi-metals Zengwei Zhu, Huan Yang, Aritra Banerjee, Liam Malone, Benoît Fauqué and Kamran Behnia Signatures of a quantum Griffiths phase in a d-metal alloy close to its ferromagnetic quantum critical point Almut Schroeder, Sara Ubaid-Kassis and Thomas Vojta Influence of super-ohmic dissipation on a disordered quantum critical point Thomas Vojta, José A Hoyos, Priyanka Mohan and Rajesh Narayanan The van Hemmen-Kondo model for disordered cerium systems S G Magalhaes, F M Zimmer and B Coqblin Chemical pressure, dilution and disorder in the heavy fermion compounds Ce3 - xLaxPd20Si6 (x = 1/3, 2/3) H Winkler, K-A Lorenzer, S Laumann, J Custers, A Prokofiev and S Paschen Magnetism of fine particles of Kondo lattices, obtained by high-energy ball-milling E V Sampathkumaran, K Mukherjee, Kartik K Iyer, Niharika Mohapatra and Sitikantha D Das Heavy fermion scaling: uranium versus cerium and ytterbium compounds J M Lawrence, C H Wang, A D Christianson and E D Bauer Temperature dependence of hybridization gaps in metallic heavy-fermion systems Xiaodong Yang, Peter S Riseborough and Tomasz Durakiewicz Low-energy properties of the Kondo lattice model O Bodensiek, R Žitko, R Peters and T Pruschke Temperature dependence of the zero-bias anomaly in the Anderson-Hubbard model: insights from an ensemble of two-site systems R Wortis and W A Atkinson A charge density wave in the hidden order state of URu2Si2 Jung-Jung Su, Yonatan Dubi, Peter Wölfle and Alexander V Balatsky Field-induced suppression of the heavy-fermion state in YbRh2Si2 Gertrud Zwicknagl Discontinuous Hall coefficient at the quantum critical point in YbRh2Si2 Sven Friedemann, Niels Oeschler, Steffen

  19. PREFACE: Particles and Fields: Classical and Quantum

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Asorey, M.; Clemente-Gallardo, J.; Marmo, G.

    2007-07-01

    BERETTA, Gian Paolo: Università di Brescia, Italy BHAMATHI, Gopalakrishnan: University of Texas at Austin, USA BOYA, Luis Joaquín: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain CARIÑENA, José F.: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain CELEGHINI, Enrico: Università di Firenze & INFN, Italy CHRUSCINSKI, Dariusz: Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland CIRILO-LOMBARDO, Diego: Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (JINR-Dubna), Russia CLEMENTE-GALLARDO, Jesus: BIFI-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain DE LUCAS, Javier: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain FALCETO, Fernando: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain GINOCCHIO, Joseph: Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA GORINI, Vittorio: Universitá' dell' Insubria, Como, Italy INDURAIN, Javier: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain KLAUDER, John: University of Florida, USA KOSSAKOWSKI, Andrzej: Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland MARMO, Giuseppe: Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy MORANDI, Giuseppe: Universitá di Bologna-Italy MUKUNDA, Narasimhaiengar: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India MUÑOZ-CASTAÑEDA, Jose M.: University of Zaragoza, Spain NAIR, RANJIT: Centre for Philosophy & Foundations of Science, New Delhi, India NILSSON, Jan S: University of Gothenburg, Sweden OKUBO, Susumu: University of Rochester, USA PASCAZIO, Saverio: Universitá di Bari, Italy RIVERA HERNÁNDEZ, Rayito: Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France RODRIGUEZ, Cesar: University of Texas - Austin, USA SCOLARICI, Giuseppe: Universitá del Salento, Lecce, Italy SEGUI, Antonio

  20. Feasibility Analysis of Groundwater Abstraction for Gas Shale Fracturing in the Lublin Basin (Eastern Poland) / Ocena Możliwości Poboru Wód Podziemnych Do Szczelinowania Łupków Gazonośnych W Basenie Lubelskim (Wschodnia Polska)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Duda, Robert; Macuda, Jan

    2015-03-01

    ęści znajdujących się w zasięgu obszaru badań (Fig. 1). Zanalizowano rozkłady zmienności i skumulowanej gęstości prawdopodobieństwa w celu uzyskania odpowiednich zakresów zmienności wartości q studni ujmujących wodę z badanych trzech formacji litostratygraficznych (Fig. 2, 3). Wyróżniono na wykresach zakres równy sumie jednego odchylenia standardowego (SD) powyżej i poniżej wartości mediany (X-), czyli X- ± 1SD. W tym przedziale zawiera się po 34.1% danych o wartościach odpowiednio: większych i mniejszych od mediany; łącznie przedział zawiera 68.2% danych. Na będących źródłem danych arkuszach MHP obejmujących obszar badań, ilość danych dotyczących studni ujmujących wodę z utworów czwartorzędu i trzeciorzędu zazwyczaj jest mniejsza niż 30. Wykonano więc zestawienie q także dla danych skumulowanych w odniesieniu do poszczególnych poziomów litostratygraficznych (Fig. 3b). Uzyskane wyniki w odniesieniu do skał kredy górnej wskazują, że analizowany obszar dzieli się na bardziej wodonośną część położoną na zachód od rzeki Wieprz, tj. w granicach arkuszy "Łuków", "Lublin", "Rzeszów" oraz słabiej wodonośną część położoną na wschód od tej rzeki, czyli w obszarach arkuszy "Włodawa", "Chełm" i "Tomaszów Lubelski". W zakresie X- ± 1SD w strefach występowania margli ilastych i kredy piszącej (część wschodnia obszaru) q zawierają się w przedziale 0.6 ≤ q ≤ 40 m3h-1 na 1 m depresji. W rejonach występowania opok, gez, margli i wapieni (część zachodnia) q jest w przedziale 1.1 ≤ q ≤ 110 m3h-1 na 1 m. Wartości q studni zafiltrowanych w utworach trzeciorzędu i czwartorzędu, za względu na małą ilość danych analizowano łącznie dla całego obszaru badań i stwierdzono, że zawierają się w przedziale X- ± 1SD odpowiednio 0.8 ≤ q ≤ 20 m3h-1 na 1m oraz 1.0 ≤ q ≤ 10 m3h-1 na 1m. Oprócz zmienności litologicznej, rozkład zmienności q w skali regionalnej w danym poziomie

  1. Mathcad in the Chemistry Curriculum Symbolic Software in the Chemistry Curriculum

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zielinski, Theresa Julia

    2000-05-01

    collection of peer-reviewed documents is developing through this column at the JCE Internet Web site, http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCEWWW/Features/ McadInChem/index.html. With this column we add three peer-reviewed and tested Mathcad documents to the JCE site. In Linear Least-Squares Regression, Sidney H. Young and Andrzej Wierzbicki demonstrate various implicit and explicit methods for determining the slope and intercept of the regression line for experimental data. The document shows how to determine the standard deviation for the slope, the intercept, and the standard deviation of the overall fit. Students are next given the opportunity to examine the confidence level for the fit through the Student's t-test. Examination of the residuals of the fit leads students to explore the possibility of rejecting points in a set of data. The document concludes with a discussion of and practice with adding a quadratic term to create a polynomial fit to a set of data and how to determine if the quadratic term is statistically significant. There is full documentation of the various steps used throughout the exposition of the statistical concepts. Although the statistical methods presented in this worksheet are generally accessible to average physical chemistry students, an instructor would be needed to explain the finer points of the matrix methods used in some sections of the worksheet. The worksheet is accompanied by a set of data for students to use to practice the techniques presented. It would be worthwhile for students to spend one or two laboratory periods learning to use the concepts presented and then to apply them to experimental data they have collected for themselves. Any linear or linearizable data set would be appropriate for use with this Mathcad worksheet. Alternatively, instructors may select sections of the document suited to the skill level of their students and the laboratory tasks at hand. In a second Mathcad document, Non-Linear Least-Squares Regression, Young and

  2. List of Participants

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    2008-11-01

    cole Polytechnique, Palaiseau and University of Crete Denis KleversPhysikalisches Institut, Universität Bonn Paul Koerber Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Simon Koers Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Karl KollerLudwig-Maximilians-Universität, München Peter Koroteev Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow and Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (AEI), Potsdam Alexey KoshelevVrije Universiteit, Brussel Costas KounnasÉcole Normale Supérieure, Paris Daniel KreflCERN, Geneva Charlotte KristjansenNiels Bohr Institute, København Finn LarsenCERN, Geneva and University of Michigan Arnaud Le DiffonÉcole Normale Supérieure, Lyon Michael LennekCentre de Physique Théorique, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau Alberto Lerda Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria Andreas LiberisUniversity of Patras Maria A Lledo Universidad de Valencia Oscar Loaiza-Brito CINVESTAV, Mexico Florian Loebbert Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (AEI), Potsdam Yolanda Lozano University of Oviedo Dieter Luest Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München Tomasz Łukowski Jagiellonian University, Krakow Diego Mansi University of Crete Alberto Mariotti Università di Milano-Bicocca Raffaele Marotta Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Napoli Alessio Marrani Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and LNF, Firenze Andrea Mauri University of Crete Liuba Mazzanti École Polytechnique, Palaiseau Sean McReynoldsUniversità di Milano-Bicocca AKM Moinul Haque Meaze Chittagong University Patrick Meessen Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Carlo MeneghelliUniversità di Parma and Albert-Einstein-Institut, Golm Lotta Mether University of Helsinki and CERN, Geneva René Meyer Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München Georgios MichalogiorgakisCenter de Physique Théorique, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau Giuseppe Milanesi Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich Samuel Monnier Université de Genève Wolfgang Mueck

  3. BOOK REVIEW Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics With an Afterword by Roy Kerr Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics With an Afterword by Roy Kerr

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    Carr, Bernard

    2011-02-01

    , where he wrote his seminal paper. The second strength of this book is that it shows how Kerr's discovery related to other developments in the field. Progress in physics is rarely made in isolation and there is a strong supporting cast in this drama. The key to his breakthrough was the simplification of Einstein's equations entailed in studying what are termed `shear-free' solutions. The first clue came from Ray Sachs, whose studies of asymptotically shear-free bundles of light-rays reduced Einstein's equations to manageable form. Ivor Robinson and Andrzej Trautman then considered bundles which are shear-free everywhere but they were looking for solutions with gravity waves rather than time-independent ones and so missed the great discovery. Kerr learnt about these developments at a 1962 meeting on Gravitation and General Relativity in Warsaw, which clearly played a seminal role in the development of his ideas. But what most excited him was the enthusiastic summary of Vitaly Ginzburg, extolling the virtues of general relativity and emphasizing the need to understand strong gravity effects such as rotation. In any case, he returned to Austin convinced that he had the tools required to solve the problem. At first, he was discouraged when Newman claimed to prove that no shear-free space is possible but fortunately Kerr found a mistake in this work. By using coordinates which incorporated the rotational symmetry of the problem, he was able to find an exact solution in which the metric contains an event horizon and is asymptotically rotating. Since the Warsaw meeting played such a crucial role, it is interesting to recall that Richard Feynman also attended the meeting and described it in rather unflattering terms in a letter to his wife [2]: `I am not getting anything out of the meeting. I am learning nothing. Because there are no experiments, this field is not an active one, so few of the best men are doing work in it. The result is that there are hosts of dopes here and it