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ChernSimons Gauge Theory as a String Theory
, 2003
"... Certain two dimensional topological field theories can be interpreted as string theory backgrounds in which the usual decoupling of ghosts and matter does not hold. Like ordinary string models, these can sometimes be given spacetime interpretations. For instance, threedimensional ChernSimons gaug ..."
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Certain two dimensional topological field theories can be interpreted as string theory backgrounds in which the usual decoupling of ghosts and matter does not hold. Like ordinary string models, these can sometimes be given spacetime interpretations. For instance, threedimensional ChernSimons gauge theory can arise as a string theory. The worldsheet model in this case involves a topological sigma model. Instanton contributions to the sigma model give rise to Wilson line insertions in the spacetime ChernSimons theory. A certain holomorphic analog of ChernSimons theory can also arise as a string theory.
Quantum Gravity
, 2004
"... We describe the basic assumptions and key results of loop quantum gravity, which is a background independent approach to quantum gravity. The emphasis is on the basic physical principles and how one deduces predictions from them, at a level suitable for physicists in other areas such as string theor ..."
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We describe the basic assumptions and key results of loop quantum gravity, which is a background independent approach to quantum gravity. The emphasis is on the basic physical principles and how one deduces predictions from them, at a level suitable for physicists in other areas such as string theory, cosmology, particle physics, astrophysics and condensed matter physics. No details are given, but references are provided to guide the interested reader to the literature. The present state of knowledge is summarized in a list of 35 key results on topics including the hamiltonian and path integral quantizations, coupling to matter, extensions to supergravity and higher dimensional theories, as well as applications to black holes, cosmology and Plank scale phenomenology. We describe the near term prospects for observational tests of quantum theories of gravity and the expectations that loop quantum gravity may provide predictions for their outcomes. Finally, we provide answers to frequently asked questions and a list of key open problems.
Possessions and the Extended Self
 Journal of Consumer Research
, 1988
"... Our possessions are a major contributor to and reflection of our identities. A variety of evidence is presented supporting this simple and compelling premise. Related streans of research are identified and drawn upon in devetopJng this concept and implications are derived for consumer behavior. Beca ..."
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Our possessions are a major contributor to and reflection of our identities. A variety of evidence is presented supporting this simple and compelling premise. Related streans of research are identified and drawn upon in devetopJng this concept and implications are derived for consumer behavior. Because the construct of exterxJed self involves consumer behavior rather than buyer behavior. It apjpears to be a much richer construct than previous formulations positing a relationship between selfconcept and consumer brand choice. Hollow hands clasp ludicrous possessions because they are links in the chain of life If it breaks, they are truly losLâ€”Dichlsr \ 964 W e cannot hope to understand consumer behavior without first gaining some understanding of ihe meanings that consumers attach to possessions..â€˘ \ key to understanding what possessions mean is recognizing thai, knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally, we regard our possessions as parts of ourselves. As Tuan argues, "Our fragile sense
LSQR: An Algorithm for Sparse Linear Equations and Sparse Least Squares
 ACM Trans. Math. Software
, 1982
"... An iterative method is given for solving Ax ~ffi b and minU Ax b 112, where the matrix A is large and sparse. The method is based on the bidiagonalization procedure of Golub and Kahan. It is analytically equivalent to the standard method of conjugate gradients, but possesses more favorable numerica ..."
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An iterative method is given for solving Ax ~ffi b and minU Ax b 112, where the matrix A is large and sparse. The method is based on the bidiagonalization procedure of Golub and Kahan. It is analytically equivalent to the standard method of conjugate gradients, but possesses more favorable numerical properties. Reliable stopping criteria are derived, along with estimates of standard errors for x and the condition number of A. These are used in the FORTRAN implementation of the method, subroutine LSQR. Numerical tests are described comparing I~QR with several other conjugategradient algorithms, indicating that I~QR is the most reliable algorithm when A is illconditioned. Categories and Subject Descriptors: G.1.2 [Numerical Analysis]: ApprorJmationleast squares approximation; G.1.3 [Numerical Analysis]: Numerical Linear Algebralinear systems (direct and
Contentbased image retrieval at the end of the early years
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
, 2000
"... The paper presents a review of 200 references in contentbased image retrieval. The paper starts with discussing the working conditions of contentbased retrieval: patterns of use, types of pictures, the role of semantics, and the sensory gap. Subsequent sections discuss computational steps for imag ..."
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The paper presents a review of 200 references in contentbased image retrieval. The paper starts with discussing the working conditions of contentbased retrieval: patterns of use, types of pictures, the role of semantics, and the sensory gap. Subsequent sections discuss computational steps for image retrieval systems. Step one of the review is image processing for retrieval sorted by color, texture, and local geometry. Features for retrieval are discussed next, sorted by: accumulative and global features, salient points, object and shape features, signs, and structural combinations thereof. Similarity of pictures and objects in pictures is reviewed for each of the feature types, in close connection to the types and means of feedback the user of the systems is capable of giving by interaction. We briefly discuss aspects of system engineering: databases, system architecture, and evaluation. In the concluding section, we present our view on: the driving force of the field, the heritage from computer vision, the influence on computer vision, the role of similarity and of interaction, the need for databases, the problem of evaluation, and the role of the semantic gap.
String theory and noncommutative geometry
 JHEP
, 1999
"... We extend earlier ideas about the appearance of noncommutative geometry in string theory with a nonzero Bfield. We identify a limit in which the entire string dynamics is described by a minimally coupled (supersymmetric) gauge theory on a noncommutative space, and discuss the corrections away from ..."
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We extend earlier ideas about the appearance of noncommutative geometry in string theory with a nonzero Bfield. We identify a limit in which the entire string dynamics is described by a minimally coupled (supersymmetric) gauge theory on a noncommutative space, and discuss the corrections away from this limit. Our analysis leads us to an equivalence between ordinary gauge fields and noncommutative gauge fields, which is realized by a change of variables that can be described explicitly. This change of variables is checked by comparing the ordinary DiracBornInfeld theory with its noncommutative counterpart. We obtain a new perspective on noncommutative gauge theory on a torus, its Tduality, and Morita equivalence. We also discuss the D0/D4 system, the relation to Mtheory in DLCQ, and a possible noncommutative version of the sixdimensional (2, 0) theory. 8/99
Annihilation
"... With a currentsplitting technique, we calculate the gaugeinvariant initialstate radiation to order O(ff) with softphoton exponentiation for on and offshell W pair production. This result generalizes the convolution formula, which is known from the description of the Z resonance, to the case ..."
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With a currentsplitting technique, we calculate the gaugeinvariant initialstate radiation to order O(ff) with softphoton exponentiation for on and offshell W pair production. This result generalizes the convolution formula, which is known from the description of the Z resonance, to the case of the production of two W bosons. After up to eightfold analytical integrations, a sufficiently smooth integral over three invariant masses remains to be treated numerically. Including the Coulomb singularity, the largest corrections are covered. We discuss the corrections in a large energy range up to p s=1 TeV and draw numerical conclusions on their influence on the Wmass determination at LEP 200. Table 1 and figure 5 are revised after correcting the analytical formulae for the nonuniversal corrections. a Present address: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland email: BARDINDY@CERNVM.CERN.CH, BILENKYM@VXCERN.CERN.CH, OLSHEVSK@VXCERN.CERN.CH, riemann@ifh.de 1 Introduction The Standard Model of e...
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