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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Physics have merged into the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics in summer 2011. This collection includes publication dated 2011-. For previous years, look at the Department of Physics collection in SOAR

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• #### Harmonic-measure distribution functions for a class of multiply connected symmetrical slit domains ﻿

(Royal Society, 2022-03-02)
The harmonic-measure distribution function, or h-function, of a planar domain Ω ⊂ C with respect to a basepoint z0 ∈ Ω is a signature that profiles the behaviour in Ω of a Brownian particle starting from z0. Explicit ...
• #### Models of metal-poor stars with different initial abundances of C, N, O, Mg, and Si. I. Bolometric corrections derived from new MARCS synthetic spectra and their implications for observed colour-magnitude diagrams ﻿

(Oxford University Press, 2021-11-04)
New, high-resolution MARCS synthetic spectra have been calculated for more than a dozen mixtures of the metals allowing, in turn, for variations in C:N:O, [CNO/Fe], and enhanced abundances of C, O, Mg, and Si. Bolometric ...
• #### The BAyesian STellar algorithm (BASTA): a fitting tool for stellar studies, asteroseismology, exoplanets, and Galactic archaeology ﻿

(Oxford University Press, 2021-09-29)
We introduce the public version of the BAyesian STellar Algorithm (BASTA), an open-source code written in PYTHON to determine stellar properties based on a set of astrophysical observables. BASTA has been specifically ...
• #### Deep underground neutrino experiment (DUNE) near detector conceptual design report ﻿

(MDPI, 2021-09-29)
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is an international, world-class experiment aimed at exploring fundamental questions about the universe that are at the forefront of astrophysics and particle physics research. ...
• #### Forty-fold speedup of NV- center magnetometry with sequential Bayesian experiment design ﻿

(Optica Publishing Group, 2021-05-01)
In magnetometry using quantum defects in diamond (NV - centers), we demonstrate forty-fold speedup with sequential Bayesian experiment design as compared with conventional NV-magnetometry using frequency-swept measurements
• #### Forty-fold speedup of NV- center magnetometry with sequential Bayesian experiment design ﻿

(IEEE, 2021-05-01)
In magnetometry using quantum defects in diamond (NV - centers), we demonstrate forty-fold speedup with sequential Bayesian experiment design as compared with conventional NV-magnetometry using frequency-swept measurements.
• #### Enhanced thermal and dielectric performance in ternary $PVDF/PVP/Co_3O_4$ nanocomposites ﻿

(Wiley, 2021-11-11)
The main objective of this research was to prepare high thermal and dielectric performance $PVDF/PVP/Co_3O_4$ nanocomposites (PVDF, oply(vinylidene fluoride); PVP, polyvinylpyrrolidone) using the method of solution mixing. ...
• #### Searching for solar KDAR with DUNE ﻿

(IOP Publishing, 2021-10-22)
The observation of 236 MeV muon neutrinos from kaon-decay-at-rest (KDAR) originating in the core of the Sun would provide a unique signature of dark matter annihilation. Since excellent angle and energy reconstruction are ...
• #### Mossbauer investigations in hematite nanoparticles ﻿

(AMG Transcend Association, 2021-10-16)
Hematite nanoparticles of average size 20 nm were synthesized using the sol-gel method, and the structural characterizations were conducted using XRD and TEM. The XRD profile revealed a small fraction of the maghemite ...
• #### Chronologically dating the early assembly of the Milky Way ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-05-17)
The standard cosmological model predicts that galaxies are built through hierarchical assembly on cosmological timescales$^{1,2}.$ The Milky Way, like other disk galaxies, underwent violent mergers and accretion of small ...
• #### Supernova neutrino burst detection with the deep underground neutrino experiment ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-05-15)
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a 40-kton underground liquid argon time projection chamber experiment, will be sensitive to the electron-neutrino flavor component of the burst of neutrinos expected from ...
• #### Qutrit-inspired fully self-supervised shallow quantum learning network for brain tumor segmentation ﻿

(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021-05-13)
Classical self-supervised networks suffer from convergence problems and reduced segmentation accuracy due to forceful termination. Qubits or bilevel quantum bits often describe quantum neural network models. In this article, ...
• #### Prospects for beyond the Standard Model physics searches at the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: DUNE collaboration ﻿

(Springer Nature, 2021-04-16)
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will be a powerful tool for a variety of physics topics. The high-intensity proton beams provide a large neutrino flux, sampled by a near detector system consisting of a ...
• #### Development, thermal and dielectric investigations of $PVDF-Y_2O_3$ polymer nanocomposite films ﻿

(Springer, 2021-04-03)
This work involves preparing $PVDF-Y_2O_3$ polymer nanocomposites to improve thermal and dielectric properties. X-ray diffraction, SEM, FTIR, TGA and dielectric measurements were applied for these films. The cubic crystal ...
• #### Adjusting neutrino interaction models and evaluating uncertainties using NOvA near detector data ﻿

(EDP Sciences, 2020-12-04)
The two-detector design of the NOvA neutrino oscillation experiment, in which two functionally identical detectors are exposed to an intense neutrino beam, aids in canceling leading order effects of cross-section uncertainties. ...
• #### Neutrino interaction classification with a convolutional neural network in the DUNE far detector ﻿

(American Physical Society, 2020-11-09)
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is a next-generation neutrino oscillation experiment that aims to measure CP-violation in the neutrino sector as part of a wider physics program. A deep learning approach based on ...
• #### Search for slow magnetic monopoles with the NOvA detector on the surface ﻿

(American Physical Society, 2021-01-11)
We report a search for a magnetic monopole component of the cosmic-ray flux in a 95-day exposure of the NOvA experiment's Far Detector, a 14 kt segmented liquid scintillator detector designed primarily to observe GeV-scale ...
• #### Long-baseline neutrino oscillation physics potential of the DUNE experiment: DUNE Collaboration ﻿

(Springer, 2020-10-22)
The sensitivity of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) to neutrino oscillation is determined, based on a full simulation, reconstruction, and event selection of the far detector and a full simulation and ...
• #### Experimental pairwise entanglement estimation for an N-qubit system: a machine learning approach for programming quantum hardware ﻿

(Springer, 2020-11-03)
Designing and implementing algorithms for medium- and large-scale quantum computers is not easy. In the previous work, we have suggested, and developed, the idea of using machine learning techniques to train a quantum ...
• #### Supernova neutrino detection in NOvA ﻿

(IOP Publishing Ltd, 2020-10-05)
The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment uses a pair of large, segmented, liquid-scintillator calorimeters to study neutrino oscillations, using GeV-scale neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. These detectors are also ...