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KodairaSpencer theory of gravity and exact results for quantum string amplitudes
 Commun. Math. Phys
, 1994
"... We develop techniques to compute higher loop string amplitudes for twisted N = 2 theories with ĉ = 3 (i.e. the critical case). An important ingredient is the discovery of an anomaly at every genus in decoupling of BRST trivial states, captured to all orders by a master anomaly equation. In a particu ..."
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We develop techniques to compute higher loop string amplitudes for twisted N = 2 theories with ĉ = 3 (i.e. the critical case). An important ingredient is the discovery of an anomaly at every genus in decoupling of BRST trivial states, captured to all orders by a master anomaly equation. In a particular realization of the N = 2 theories, the resulting string field theory is equivalent to a topological theory in six dimensions, the Kodaira– Spencer theory, which may be viewed as the closed string analog of the Chern–Simon theory. Using the mirror map this leads to computation of the ‘number ’ of holomorphic curves of higher genus curves in Calabi–Yau manifolds. It is shown that topological amplitudes can also be reinterpreted as computing corrections to superpotential terms appearing in the effective 4d theory resulting from compactification of standard 10d superstrings on the corresponding N = 2 theory. Relations with c = 1 strings are also pointed out.
Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
"... A pedagogical and selfcontained introduction to noncommutative quantum field theory is presented, with emphasis on those properties that are intimately tied to string theory and gravity. Topics covered include the WeylWigner correspondence, noncommutative Feynman diagrams, UV/IR mixing, noncommuta ..."
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A pedagogical and selfcontained introduction to noncommutative quantum field theory is presented, with emphasis on those properties that are intimately tied to string theory and gravity. Topics covered include the WeylWigner correspondence, noncommutative Feynman diagrams, UV/IR mixing
DecisionTheoretic Planning: Structural Assumptions and Computational Leverage
 JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH
, 1999
"... Planning under uncertainty is a central problem in the study of automated sequential decision making, and has been addressed by researchers in many different fields, including AI planning, decision analysis, operations research, control theory and economics. While the assumptions and perspectives ..."
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Planning under uncertainty is a central problem in the study of automated sequential decision making, and has been addressed by researchers in many different fields, including AI planning, decision analysis, operations research, control theory and economics. While the assumptions and perspectives adopted in these areas often differ in substantial ways, many planning problems of interest to researchers in these fields can be modeled as Markov decision processes (MDPs) and analyzed using the techniques of decision theory. This paper presents an overview and synthesis of MDPrelated methods, showing how they provide a unifying framework for modeling many classes of planning problems studied in AI. It also describes structural properties of MDPs that, when exhibited by particular classes of problems, can be exploited in the construction of optimal or approximately optimal policies or plans. Planning problems commonly possess structure in the reward and value functions used to de...
The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley
 TECHNICAL REPORT, UC BERKELEY
, 2006
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QUANTUM NP AND A QUANTUM HIERARCHY (Extended Abstract)
, 2003
"... Keywords: The complexity class NP is quintessential and ubiquitous in theoretical computer science. Two different approaches have been made to define “Quantum NP, ” the quantum analogue of NP: NQP by Adleman, DeMarrais, and Huang, and QMA by Knill, Kitaev, and Watrous. From an operator point of view ..."
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operator. These operators not only define Quantum NP but also build a quantum hierarchy, similar to the MeyerStockmeyer polynomial hierarchy, based on twosided boundederror quantum computation. quantum quantifier, quantum operator, quantum polynomial hierarchy 1. What is Quantum NP?
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"... A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. CONNECTIONS IN CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM FIELD THEORY ..."
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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. CONNECTIONS IN CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
The string dual of a confining fourdimensional gauge theory
, 2000
"... We study N = 1 gauge theories obtained by adding finite mass terms to N = 4 YangMills theory. The Maldacena dual is nonsingular: in each of the many vacua, there is an extended brane source, arising from Myers’ dielectric effect. The source consists of one or more (p,q) 5branes. In particular, the ..."
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We study N = 1 gauge theories obtained by adding finite mass terms to N = 4 YangMills theory. The Maldacena dual is nonsingular: in each of the many vacua, there is an extended brane source, arising from Myers’ dielectric effect. The source consists of one or more (p,q) 5branes. In particular, the confining vacuum contains an NS5brane; the confining flux tube is a fundamental string bound to the 5brane. The system admits a simple quantitative description as a perturbation of a state on the N = 4 Coulomb branch. Various nonperturbative phenomena, including flux tubes, baryon vertices, domain walls, condensates and instantons, have new, quantitatively precise, dual descriptions. We also briefly consider two QCDlike theories. Our method extends to the nonsupersymmetric case. As expected, the N = 4 matter cannot be decoupled within the supergravity regime.
Quantum NP is Hard for PH
 PROCEEDINGS OF 6TH ITALIAN CONFERENCE ON THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, SINGAPORE
, 1998
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