### Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplement – preprint (2014) 1–42 Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplement Universal Aspects of QCD-like TheoriesI

"... In these lectures I review some basic examples of how the concepts of universality and scaling can be used to study aspects of the chiral and the deconfinement transition, if not in QCD directly but in QCD-like theories. As an example for flavor dynamics I discuss a quark-hadron model to describe th ..."

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the phase diagram of two-color QCD with the functional renormalization group. Universal aspects of deconfinement are illustrated mainly in the

*2*+ 1 dimensional SU(N) gauge theories with second order transition where many exact results from spin models can be exploited.### unknown title

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"... Temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition in boreal soils ..."

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Temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition in boreal soils

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### ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

"... First, I would like to thank my advisors Prof. Gal A. Kaminka and Dr. David Sarne for their excellent guidance and constant support in the past two years. I learned quite a bit about scientific research, all thanks to their great instruction. Working with them was a real pleasure, not only on the pr ..."

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First, I would like to thank my advisors Prof. Gal A. Kaminka and Dr. David Sarne for their excellent guidance and constant support in the past two years. I learned quite a bit about scientific research, all thanks to their great instruction. Working with them was a real pleasure, not only on the professional level, but on the personal level as well. Thanks to my colleagues and friends from the Bar-Ilan University in general, and MAVERICK lab in particular, for the great time we had together. Special thanks to Gabriella Melamed, MAVERICK lab manager, for assisting with administra-tive issues, and in particular for helping with the arrangements for the experiment. I also wish to thank Tal-Oron Gilad from Ben-Gurion University, for providing us with a He-brew translation of the NASA-TLX questionnaire. Thanks to my dear family for their support and encouragement, and for enabling me to com-plete this work. Thanks to my girlfriend for her patience and understanding. Finally, I would like to thank my grandfather, who never ceased to encourage me throughout this journey.

### IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY (SUBMITTED) 1 Noisy Matrix Completion under Sparse Factor Models

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### CHAPTER Thrust: A Productivity-Oriented Library for CUDA 26

"... This chapter demonstrates how to leverage the Thrust parallel template library to implement high-performance applications with minimal programming effort. Based on the C++ Standard Template Library (STL), Thrust brings a familiar high-level interface to the realm of GPU Computing while remaining ful ..."

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This chapter demonstrates how to leverage the Thrust parallel template library to implement high-performance applications with minimal programming effort. Based on the

*C*++ Standard Template Library (STL), Thrust brings a*familiar*high-level interface to the realm of GPU Computing while remaining### Abstract Multichannel Communication in Contiki's Low-power IPv6 Stack

"... Vast majority of wireless appliances used in household, industry and medical field share the ISM frequency band. These devices need to coexist and thus are challenged to tolerate their mutual interference. One way of dealing with this is by using frequency hopping; where the device changes its radio ..."

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Vast majority of wireless appliances used in household, industry and medical field share the ISM frequency band. These devices need to coexist and thus are challenged to tolerate their mutual interference. One way of dealing with this is by using frequency hopping; where the device changes its radio channel periodically. Consequently, communications will not suffer from the same interference each time; instead, it should be fairer and more stable. This thesis investigates the aforementioned problem in the field of low power wireless sensor networks and Internet of Things where Contiki OS is used. We introduce a low-power pseudo-random frequency-hopping MAC protocol which is specifically characterized as a duty cycled asynchronous sender-initiated LPL style protocol. We illustrate two flavors of the protocol; one that does not use any dedicated channel and another which allows dedicated broadcast channels that can implement frequency-hopping as well. We implement

### TIME AND MATTER 2010 CONFERENCE A short introduction to Asymptotic Safety

"... Abstract: I discuss the notion of asymptotic safety and possible appli-cations to quantum field theories of gravity and matter. What is asymptotic safety? We want to discuss the high energy behavior of a quantum field theory (QFT). Assume that a “theory space ” has been defined by giving a set of fi ..."

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Abstract: I discuss the notion of asymptotic safety and possible appli-cations to quantum field theories of gravity and matter. What is asymptotic safety? We want to discuss the high energy behavior of a quantum field theory (QFT). Assume that a “theory space ” has been defined by giving a set of fields, their symmetries and a class of action functionals depending on fields φ and couplings gi. We will write gi = kdi g̃i, where k is a momentum cutoff and di is the mass dimension of gi. The real numbers g̃i are taken as coordinates in theory space. Ideally the couplings gi should be defined in terms of physical observables such as cross sections and decay rates. In any case “redundant ” couplings, i.e. couplings that can be eliminated by field redefinitions, should not be included. We also assume that a Renor-malization Group (RG) flow has been defined on theory space; it describes the dependence of the action on an energy scale k (or perhaps a “RG time” t = log k). The action is assumed to have the form Γk(φ, gi) =∑ i gi(k)Oi(φ) , (1) where Oi are typically local operators constructed with the field φ and its derivatives, which are compatible with the symmetries of the theory. We identify theories with RG trajectories. It can generically be expected that when k goes to infinity some cou-plings gi(k) also go to infinity. What we want to avoid is that the dimen-sionless couplings g̃i diverge. In fact, there are famous examples such as QED and φ4 theory where this happens even at some finite scale kmax. Such