TY - JOUR
AB - The Golgi apparatus regulates the process of modification and subcellular localization of macromolecules, including proteins and lipids. Aberrant protein sorting caused by defects in the Golgi leads to various diseases in mammals. However, the role of the Golgi apparatus in organismal longevity remained largely unknown. By employing a quantitative proteomic approach, we demonstrated that MON-2, an evolutionarily conserved Arf-GEF protein implicated in Golgi-to-endosome trafficking, promotes longevity via upregulating macroautophagy/autophagy in C. elegans. Our data using cultured mammalian cells indicate that MON2 translocates from the Golgi to the endosome under starvation conditions, subsequently increasing autophagic flux by binding LGG-1/GABARAPL2. Thus, Golgi-to-endosome trafficking appears to be an evolutionarily conserved process for the upregulation of autophagy, which contributes to organismal longevity.
AU - Artan, Murat
AU - Sohn, Jooyeon
AU - Lee, Cheolju
AU - Park, Seung Yeol
AU - Lee, Seung Jae V.
ID - 10846
IS - 5
JF - Autophagy
SN - 1554-8627
TI - MON-2, a Golgi protein, promotes longevity by upregulating autophagy through mediating inter-organelle communications
VL - 18
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We determine the unique factorization of some polynomials over a finite local commutative ring with identity explicitly. This solves and generalizes the main conjecture of Qian, Shi and Solé in [13]. We also give some applications to enumeration of certain generalized double circulant self-dual and linear complementary dual (LCD) codes over some finite rings together with an application in asymptotic coding theory.
AU - Köse, Seyda
AU - Özbudak, Ferruh
ID - 10842
IS - 4
JF - Cryptography and Communications
KW - Applied Mathematics
KW - Computational Theory and Mathematics
KW - Computer Networks and Communications
SN - 1936-2447
TI - Factorization of some polynomials over finite local commutative rings and applications to certain self-dual and LCD codes
VL - 14
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Cellular metabolism must adapt to changing demands to enable homeostasis. During immune responses or cancer metastasis, cells leading migration into challenging environments require an energy boost, but what controls this capacity is unclear. Here, we study a previously uncharacterized nuclear protein, Atossa (encoded by CG9005), which supports macrophage invasion into the germband of Drosophila by controlling cellular metabolism. First, nuclear Atossa increases mRNA levels of Porthos, a DEAD-box protein, and of two metabolic enzymes, lysine-α-ketoglutarate reductase (LKR/SDH) and NADPH glyoxylate reductase (GR/HPR), thus enhancing mitochondrial bioenergetics. Then Porthos supports ribosome assembly and thereby raises the translational efficiency of a subset of mRNAs, including those affecting mitochondrial functions, the electron transport chain, and metabolism. Mitochondrial respiration measurements, metabolomics, and live imaging indicate that Atossa and Porthos power up OxPhos and energy production to promote the forging of a path into tissues by leading macrophages. Since many crucial physiological responses require increases in mitochondrial energy output, this previously undescribed genetic program may modulate a wide range of cellular behaviors.
AU - Emtenani, Shamsi
AU - Martin, Elliot T
AU - György, Attila
AU - Bicher, Julia
AU - Genger, Jakob-Wendelin
AU - Köcher, Thomas
AU - Akhmanova, Maria
AU - Pereira Guarda, Mariana
AU - Roblek, Marko
AU - Bergthaler, Andreas
AU - Hurd, Thomas R
AU - Rangan, Prashanth
AU - Siekhaus, Daria E
ID - 10918
JF - The Embo Journal
TI - Macrophage mitochondrial bioenergetics and tissue invasion are boosted by an Atossa-Porthos axis in Drosophila
VL - 41
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The potential of energy filtering and direct electron detection for cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has been well documented. Here, we assess the performance of recently introduced hardware for cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) and subtomogram averaging (STA), an increasingly popular structural determination method for complex 3D specimens. We acquired cryo-ET datasets of EIAV virus-like particles (VLPs) on two contemporary cryo-EM systems equipped with different energy filters and direct electron detectors (DED), specifically a Krios G4, equipped with a cold field emission gun (CFEG), Thermo Fisher Scientific Selectris X energy filter, and a Falcon 4 DED; and a Krios G3i, with a Schottky field emission gun (XFEG), a Gatan Bioquantum energy filter, and a K3 DED. We performed constrained cross-correlation-based STA on equally sized datasets acquired on the respective systems. The resulting EIAV CA hexamer reconstructions show that both systems perform comparably in the 4–6 Å resolution range based on Fourier-Shell correlation (FSC). In addition, by employing a recently introduced multiparticle refinement approach, we obtained a reconstruction of the EIAV CA hexamer at 2.9 Å. Our results demonstrate the potential of the new generation of energy filters and DEDs for STA, and the effects of using different processing pipelines on their STA outcomes.
AU - Obr, Martin
AU - Hagen, Wim J.H.
AU - Dick, Robert A.
AU - Yu, Lingbo
AU - Kotecha, Abhay
AU - Schur, Florian KM
ID - 11155
IS - 2
JF - Journal of Structural Biology
KW - Structural Biology
SN - 1047-8477
TI - Exploring high-resolution cryo-ET and subtomogram averaging capabilities of contemporary DEDs
VL - 214
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Direct numerical simulations (DNS) of turbulent channel flows up to Reτ≈1000 are conducted to investigate the three-dimensional (consisting of streamwise wavenumber, spanwise wavenumber and frequency) spectrum of wall pressure fluctuations. To develop a predictive model of the wavenumber–frequency spectrum from the wavenumber spectrum, the time decorrelation mechanisms of wall pressure fluctuations are investigated. It is discovered that the energy-containing part of the wavenumber–frequency spectrum of wall pressure fluctuations can be well predicted using a similar random sweeping model for streamwise velocity fluctuations. To refine the investigation, we further decompose the spectrum of the total wall pressure fluctuations into the autospectra of rapid and slow pressure fluctuations, and the cross-spectrum between them. We focus on evaluating the assumption applied in many predictive models, that is, the magnitude of the cross-spectrum is negligibly small. The present DNS shows that neglecting the cross-spectrum causes a maximum error up to 4.7 dB in the subconvective region for all Reynolds numbers under test. Our analyses indicate that the approximation of neglecting the cross-spectrum needs to be applied carefully in the investigations of acoustics at low Mach numbers, in which the subconvective components of wall pressure fluctuations make important contributions to the radiated acoustic power.
AU - Yang, Bowen
AU - Yang, Zixuan
ID - 10925
JF - Journal of Fluid Mechanics
SN - 0022-1120
TI - On the wavenumber-frequency spectrum of the wall pressure fluctuations in turbulent channel flow
VL - 937
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Intragenic regions that are removed during maturation of the RNA transcript—introns—are universally present in the nuclear genomes of eukaryotes1. The budding yeast, an otherwise intron-poor species, preserves two sets of ribosomal protein genes that differ primarily in their introns2,3. Although studies have shed light on the role of ribosomal protein introns under stress and starvation4,5,6, understanding the contribution of introns to ribosome regulation remains challenging. Here, by combining isogrowth profiling7 with single-cell protein measurements8, we show that introns can mediate inducible phenotypic heterogeneity that confers a clear fitness advantage. Osmotic stress leads to bimodal expression of the small ribosomal subunit protein Rps22B, which is mediated by an intron in the 5′ untranslated region of its transcript. The two resulting yeast subpopulations differ in their ability to cope with starvation. Low levels of Rps22B protein result in prolonged survival under sustained starvation, whereas high levels of Rps22B enable cells to grow faster after transient starvation. Furthermore, yeasts growing at high concentrations of sugar, similar to those in ripe grapes, exhibit bimodal expression of Rps22B when approaching the stationary phase. Differential intron-mediated regulation of ribosomal protein genes thus provides a way to diversify the population when starvation threatens in natural environments. Our findings reveal a role for introns in inducing phenotypic heterogeneity in changing environments, and suggest that duplicated ribosomal protein genes in yeast contribute to resolving the evolutionary conflict between precise expression control and environmental responsiveness9.
AU - Lukacisin, Martin
AU - Espinosa-Cantú, Adriana
AU - Bollenbach, Mark Tobias
ID - 11341
JF - Nature
SN - 0028-0836
TI - Intron-mediated induction of phenotypic heterogeneity
VL - 605
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Hybridization is a common evolutionary process with multiple possible outcomes. In vertebrates, interspecific hybridization has repeatedly generated parthenogenetic hybrid species. However, it is unknown whether the generation of parthenogenetic hybrids is a rare outcome of frequent hybridization between sexual species within a genus or the typical outcome of rare hybridization events. Darevskia is a genus of rock lizards with both hybrid parthenogenetic and sexual species. Using capture sequencing, we estimate phylogenetic relationships and gene flow among the sexual species, to determine how introgressive hybridization relates to the origins of parthenogenetic hybrids. We find evidence for widespread hybridization with gene flow, both between recently diverged species and deep branches. Surprisingly, we find no signal of gene flow between parental species of the parthenogenetic hybrids, suggesting that the parental pairs were either reproductively or geographically isolated early in their divergence. The generation of parthenogenetic hybrids in Darevskia is, then, a rare outcome of the total occurrence of hybridization within the genus, but the typical outcome when specific species pairs hybridize. Our results question the conventional view that parthenogenetic lineages are generated by hybridization in a window of divergence. Instead, they suggest that some lineages possess specific properties that underpin successful parthenogenetic reproduction.
AU - Freitas, Susana
AU - Westram, Anja M
AU - Schwander, Tanja
AU - Arakelyan, Marine
AU - Ilgaz, Çetin
AU - Kumlutas, Yusuf
AU - Harris, David James
AU - Carretero, Miguel A.
AU - Butlin, Roger K.
ID - 11334
IS - 5
JF - Evolution
SN - 0014-3820
TI - Parthenogenesis in Darevskia lizards: A rare outcome of common hybridization, not a common outcome of rare hybridization
VL - 76
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We show that the fluctuations of the largest eigenvalue of a real symmetric or complex Hermitian Wigner matrix of size N converge to the Tracy–Widom laws at a rate O(N^{-1/3+\omega }), as N tends to infinity. For Wigner matrices this improves the previous rate O(N^{-2/9+\omega }) obtained by Bourgade (J Eur Math Soc, 2021) for generalized Wigner matrices. Our result follows from a Green function comparison theorem, originally introduced by Erdős et al. (Adv Math 229(3):1435–1515, 2012) to prove edge universality, on a finer spectral parameter scale with improved error estimates. The proof relies on the continuous Green function flow induced by a matrix-valued Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process. Precise estimates on leading contributions from the third and fourth order moments of the matrix entries are obtained using iterative cumulant expansions and recursive comparisons for correlation functions, along with uniform convergence estimates for correlation kernels of the Gaussian invariant ensembles.
AU - Schnelli, Kevin
AU - Xu, Yuanyuan
ID - 11332
JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics
SN - 0010-3616
TI - Convergence rate to the Tracy–Widom laws for the largest Eigenvalue of Wigner matrices
VL - 393
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Multistable systems are characterized by exhibiting domain coexistence, where each domain accounts for the different equilibrium states. In case these systems are described by vectorial fields, domains can be connected through topological defects. Vortices are one of the most frequent and studied topological defect points. Optical vortices are equally relevant for their fundamental features as beams with topological features and their applications in image processing, telecommunications, optical tweezers, and quantum information. A natural source of optical vortices is the interaction of light beams with matter vortices in liquid crystal cells. The rhythms that govern the emergence of matter vortices due to fluctuations are not established. Here, we investigate the nucleation mechanisms of the matter vortices in liquid crystal cells and establish statistical laws that govern them. Based on a stochastic amplitude equation, the law for the number of nucleated vortices as a function of anisotropy, voltage, and noise level intensity is set. Experimental observations in a nematic liquid crystal cell with homeotropic anchoring and a negative anisotropic dielectric constant under the influence of a transversal electric field show a qualitative agreement with the theoretical findings.
AU - Aguilera, Esteban
AU - Clerc, Marcel G.
AU - Zambra, Valeska
ID - 11343
JF - Nonlinear Dynamics
KW - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
KW - Applied Mathematics
KW - Mechanical Engineering
KW - Ocean Engineering
KW - Aerospace Engineering
KW - Control and Systems Engineering
SN - 0924-090X
TI - Vortices nucleation by inherent fluctuations in nematic liquid crystal cells
VL - 108
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Complex I is one of the major respiratory complexes, conserved from bacteria to mammals. It oxidises NADH, reduces quinone and pumps protons across the membrane, thus playing a central role in the oxidative energy metabolism. In this review we discuss our current state of understanding the structure of complex I from various species of mammals, plants, fungi, and bacteria, as well as of several complex I-related proteins. By comparing the structural evidence from these systems in different redox states and data from mutagenesis and molecular simulations, we formulate the mechanisms of electron transfer and proton pumping and explain how they are conformationally and electrostatically coupled. Finally, we discuss the structural basis of the deactivation phenomenon in mammalian complex I.
AU - Kampjut, Domen
AU - Sazanov, Leonid A
ID - 11167
JF - Current Opinion in Structural Biology
KW - Molecular Biology
KW - Structural Biology
SN - 0959-440X
TI - Structure of respiratory complex I – An emerging blueprint for the mechanism
VL - 74
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy source for various biochemical processes and biomolecular motors in living things. Development of ATP antagonists and their stimuli-controlled actions offer a novel approach to regulate biological processes. Herein, we developed azobenzene-based photoswitchable ATP antagonists for controlling the activity of motor proteins; cytoplasmic and axonemal dyneins. The new ATP antagonists showed reversible photoswitching of cytoplasmic dynein activity in an in vitro dynein-microtubule system due to the trans and cis photoisomerization of their azobenzene segment. Importantly, our ATP antagonists reversibly regulated the axonemal dynein motor activity for the force generation in a demembranated model of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. We found that the trans and cis isomers of ATP antagonists significantly differ in their affinity to the ATP binding site.
AU - Thayyil, Sampreeth
AU - Nishigami, Yukinori
AU - Islam, Muhammad J
AU - Hashim, P. K.
AU - Furuta, Ken'Ya
AU - Oiwa, Kazuhiro
AU - Yu, Jian
AU - Yao, Min
AU - Nakagaki, Toshiyuki
AU - Tamaoki, Nobuyuki
ID - 11333
IS - 30
JF - Chemistry - A European Journal
SN - 09476539
TI - Dynamic control of microbial movement by photoswitchable ATP antagonists
VL - 28
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - One hallmark of plant cells is their cell wall. They protect cells against the environment and high turgor and mediate morphogenesis through the dynamics of their mechanical and chemical properties. The walls are a complex polysaccharidic structure. Although their biochemical composition is well known, how the different components organize in the volume of the cell wall and interact with each other is not well understood and yet is key to the wall’s mechanical properties. To investigate the ultrastructure of the plant cell wall, we imaged the walls of onion (Allium cepa) bulbs in a near-native state via cryo-focused ion beam milling (cryo-FIB milling) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET). This allowed the high-resolution visualization of cellulose fibers in situ. We reveal the coexistence of dense fiber fields bathed in a reticulated matrix we termed “meshing,” which is more abundant at the inner surface of the cell wall. The fibers adopted a regular bimodal angular distribution at all depths in the cell wall and bundled according to their orientation, creating layers within the cell wall. Concomitantly, employing homogalacturonan (HG)-specific enzymatic digestion, we observed changes in the meshing, suggesting that it is—at least in part—composed of HG pectins. We propose the following model for the construction of the abaxial epidermal primary cell wall: the cell deposits successive layers of cellulose fibers at −45° and +45° relative to the cell’s long axis and secretes the surrounding HG-rich meshing proximal to the plasma membrane, which then migrates to more distal regions of the cell wall.
AU - Nicolas, William J.
AU - Fäßler, Florian
AU - Dutka, Przemysław
AU - Schur, Florian KM
AU - Jensen, Grant
AU - Meyerowitz, Elliot
ID - 11351
IS - 11
JF - Current Biology
KW - General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
KW - General Biochemistry
KW - Genetics and Molecular Biology
SN - 0960-9822
TI - Cryo-electron tomography of the onion cell wall shows bimodally oriented cellulose fibers and reticulated homogalacturonan networks
VL - 32
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We establish global-in-time existence results for thermodynamically consistent reaction-(cross-)diffusion systems coupled to an equation describing heat transfer. Our main interest is to model species-dependent diffusivities,
while at the same time ensuring thermodynamic consistency. A key difficulty of the non-isothermal case lies in the intrinsic presence of cross-diffusion type phenomena like the Soret and the Dufour effect: due to the temperature/energy dependence of the thermodynamic equilibria, a nonvanishing temperature gradient may drive a concentration flux even in a situation with constant concentrations; likewise, a nonvanishing concentration gradient may drive a heat flux even in a case of spatially constant temperature. We use time discretisation and regularisation techniques and derive a priori estimates based on a suitable entropy and the associated entropy production. Renormalised solutions are used in cases where non-integrable diffusion fluxes or reaction terms appear.
AU - Fischer, Julian L
AU - Hopf, Katharina
AU - Kniely, Michael
AU - Mielke, Alexander
ID - 10547
IS - 1
JF - SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
KW - Energy-Reaction-Diffusion Systems
KW - Cross Diffusion
KW - Global-In-Time Existence of Weak/Renormalised Solutions
KW - Entropy Method
KW - Onsager System
KW - Soret/Dufour Effect
SN - 0036-1410
TI - Global existence analysis of energy-reaction-diffusion systems
VL - 54
ER -
TY - JOUR
AU - Stöllner, Andrea
ID - 11403
IS - 6
JF - Nature Reviews Earth and Environment
TI - Measuring airborne nanoplastics using aerosol physics
VL - 3
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The synthetic strigolactone (SL) analog, rac-GR24, has been instrumental in studying the role of SLs as well as karrikins because it activates the receptors DWARF14 (D14) and KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE 2 (KAI2) of their signaling pathways, respectively. Treatment with rac-GR24 modifies the root architecture at different levels, such as decreasing the lateral root density (LRD), while promoting root hair elongation or flavonol accumulation. Previously, we have shown that the flavonol biosynthesis is transcriptionally activated in the root by rac-GR24 treatment, but, thus far, the molecular players involved in that response have remained unknown. To get an in-depth insight into the changes that occur after the compound is perceived by the roots, we compared the root transcriptomes of the wild type and the more axillary growth2 (max2) mutant, affected in both SL and karrikin signaling pathways, with and without rac-GR24 treatment. Quantitative reverse transcription (qRT)-PCR, reporter line analysis and mutant phenotyping indicated that the flavonol response and the root hair elongation are controlled by the ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL 5 (HY5) and MYB12 transcription factors, but HY5, in contrast to MYB12, affects the LRD as well. Furthermore, we identified the transcription factors TARGET OF MONOPTEROS 5 (TMO5) and TMO5 LIKE1 as negative and the Mediator complex as positive regulators of the rac-GR24 effect on LRD. Altogether, hereby, we get closer toward understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlay the rac-GR24 responses in the root.
AU - Struk, Sylwia
AU - Braem, Lukas
AU - Matthys, Cedrick
AU - Walton, Alan
AU - Vangheluwe, Nick
AU - Van Praet, Stan
AU - Jiang, Lingxiang
AU - Baster, Pawel
AU - De Cuyper, Carolien
AU - Boyer, Francois-Didier
AU - Stes, Elisabeth
AU - Beeckman, Tom
AU - Friml, Jiří
AU - Gevaert, Kris
AU - Goormachtig, Sofie
ID - 10583
IS - 1
JF - Plant & Cell Physiology
KW - flavonols
KW - MAX2
KW - rac-Gr24
KW - RNA-seq
KW - root development
KW - transcriptional regulation
SN - 0032-0781
TI - Transcriptional analysis in the Arabidopsis roots reveals new regulators that link rac-GR24 treatment with changes in flavonol accumulation, root hair elongation and lateral root density
VL - 63
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We study the problem of specifying sequential information-flow properties of systems. Information-flow properties are hyperproperties, as they compare different traces of a system. Sequential information-flow properties can express changes, over time, in the information-flow constraints. For example, information-flow constraints during an initialization phase of a system may be different from information-flow constraints that are required during the operation phase. We formalize several variants of interpreting sequential information-flow constraints, which arise from different assumptions about what can be observed of the system. For this purpose, we introduce a first-order logic, called Hypertrace Logic, with both trace and time quantifiers for specifying linear-time hyperproperties. We prove that HyperLTL, which corresponds to a fragment of Hypertrace Logic with restricted quantifier prefixes, cannot specify the majority of the studied variants of sequential information flow, including all variants in which the transition between sequential phases (such as initialization and operation) happens asynchronously. Our results rely on new equivalences between sets of traces that cannot be distinguished by certain classes of formulas from Hypertrace Logic. This presents a new approach to proving inexpressiveness results for HyperLTL.
AU - Bartocci, Ezio
AU - Ferrere, Thomas
AU - Henzinger, Thomas A
AU - Nickovic, Dejan
AU - Da Costa, Ana Oliveira
ID - 10774
SN - 03029743
T2 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
TI - Flavors of sequential information flow
VL - 13182
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Directed percolation (DP) has recently emerged as a possible solution to the century old puzzle surrounding the transition to turbulence. Multiple model studies reported DP exponents, however, experimental evidence is limited since the largest possible observation times are orders of magnitude shorter than the flows’ characteristic timescales. An exception is cylindrical Couette flow where the limit is not temporal, but rather the realizable system size. We present experiments in a Couette setup of unprecedented azimuthal and axial aspect ratios. Approaching the critical point to within less than 0.1% we determine five critical exponents, all of which are in excellent agreement with the 2+1D DP universality class. The complex dynamics encountered at
the onset of turbulence can hence be fully rationalized within the framework of statistical mechanics.
AU - Klotz, Lukasz
AU - Lemoult, Grégoire M
AU - Avila, Kerstin
AU - Hof, Björn
ID - 10654
IS - 1
JF - Physical Review Letters
SN - 0031-9007
TI - Phase transition to turbulence in spatially extended shear flows
VL - 128
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Idealized simulations of the tropical atmosphere have predicted that clouds can spontaneously clump together in space, despite perfectly homogeneous settings. This phenomenon has been called self-aggregation, and it results in a state where a moist cloudy region with intense deep convective storms is surrounded by extremely dry subsiding air devoid of deep clouds. We review here the main findings from theoretical work and idealized models of this phenomenon, highlighting the physical processes believed to play a key role in convective self-aggregation. We also review the growing literature on the importance and implications of this phenomenon for the tropical atmosphere, notably, for the hydrological cycle and for precipitation extremes, in our current and in a warming climate.
AU - Muller, Caroline J
AU - Yang, Da
AU - Craig, George
AU - Cronin, Timothy
AU - Fildier, Benjamin
AU - Haerter, Jan O.
AU - Hohenegger, Cathy
AU - Mapes, Brian
AU - Randall, David
AU - Shamekh, Sara
AU - Sherwood, Steven C.
ID - 10656
JF - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
SN - 0066-4189
TI - Spontaneous aggregation of convective storms
VL - 54
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - To maximize the performance of concurrent data structures, researchers have often turned to highly complex fine-grained techniques, resulting in efficient and elegant algorithms, which can however be often difficult to understand and prove correct. While simpler techniques exist, such as transactional memory, they can have limited performance or portability relative to their fine-grained counterparts. Approaches at both ends of this complexity-performance spectrum have been extensively explored, but relatively less is known about the middle ground: approaches that are willing to sacrifice some performance for simplicity, while remaining competitive with state-of-the-art handcrafted designs. In this paper, we explore this middle ground, and present PathCAS, a primitive that combines ideas from multi-word CAS (KCAS) and transactional memory approaches, while carefully avoiding overhead. We show how PathCAS can be used to implement efficient search data structures relatively simply, using an internal binary search tree as an example, then extending this to an AVL tree. Our best implementations outperform many handcrafted search trees: in search-heavy workloads, it rivals the BCCO tree [5], the fastest known concurrent binary tree in terms of search performance [3]. Our results suggest that PathCAS can yield concurrent data structures that are relatively easy to build and prove correct, while offering surprisingly high performance.
AU - Brown, Trevor A
AU - Sigouin, William
AU - Alistarh, Dan-Adrian
ID - 11181
SN - 9781450392044
T2 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming
TI - PathCAS: An efficient middle ground for concurrent search data structures
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Conflict over reproduction between females and males exists because of anisogamy and promiscuity. Together they generate differences in fitness optima between the sexes and result in antagonistic coevolution of female and male reproductive traits. Mounting duration is likely to be a compromise between male and female interests whose outcome depends on the intensity of sexual selection. The timing of sperm transfer during mounting is critical. For example, mountings may be interrupted before sperm is transferred as a consequence of female or male choice, or they may be prolonged to function as mate guarding. In the highly promiscuous intertidal snail Littorina saxatilis, mountings vary substantially in duration, from less than a minute to more than an hour, and it has been assumed that mountings of a few minutes do not result in any sperm being transferred. Here, we examined the timing of sperm transfer, a reproductive trait that is likely affected by sexual conflict. We performed time-controlled mounting trials using L. saxatilis males and virgin females, aiming to examine indirectly when the transfer of sperm starts. We observed the relationship between mounting duration and the proportion of developing embryos out of all eggs and embryos in the brood pouch. Developing embryos were observed in similar proportions in all treatments (i.e. 1, 5 and 10 or more minutes at which mountings were artificially interrupted), suggesting that sperm transfer begins rapidly (within 1 min) in L. saxatilis and very short matings do not result in sperm shortage in the females. We discuss how the observed pattern can be influenced by predation risk, population density, and female status and receptivity.
AU - Perini, Samuel
AU - Butlin, Rogerk
AU - Westram, Anja M
AU - Johannesson, Kerstin
ID - 10926
IS - 1
JF - Journal of Molluscan Studies
SN - 0260-1230
TI - Very short mountings are enough for sperm transfer in Littorina saxatilis
VL - 88
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider a generalised model of a random simplicial complex, which arises from a random hypergraph. Our model is generated by taking the downward-closure of a non-uniform binomial random hypergraph, in which for each k, each set of k+1 vertices forms an edge with some probability pk independently. As a special case, this contains an extensively studied model of a (uniform) random simplicial complex, introduced by Meshulam and Wallach [Random Structures & Algorithms 34 (2009), no. 3, pp. 408–417].
We consider a higher-dimensional notion of connectedness on this new model according to the vanishing of cohomology groups over an arbitrary abelian group R. We prove that this notion of connectedness displays a phase transition and determine the threshold. We also prove a hitting time result for a natural process interpretation, in which simplices and their downward-closure are added one by one. In addition, we determine the asymptotic behaviour of cohomology groups inside the critical window around the time of the phase transition.
AU - Cooley, Oliver
AU - Del Giudice, Nicola
AU - Kang, Mihyun
AU - Sprüssel, Philipp
ID - 11740
IS - 3
JF - Electronic Journal of Combinatorics
TI - Phase transition in cohomology groups of non-uniform random simplicial complexes
VL - 29
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Spin-orbit coupling in thin HgTe quantum wells results in a relativistic-like electron band structure, making it a versatile solid state platform to observe and control nontrivial electrodynamic phenomena. Here we report an observation of universal terahertz (THz) transparency determined by fine-structure constant α≈1/137 in 6.5-nm-thick HgTe layer, close to the critical thickness separating phases with topologically different electronic band structure. Using THz spectroscopy in a magnetic field we obtain direct evidence of asymmetric spin splitting of the Dirac cone. This particle-hole asymmetry facilitates optical control of edge spin currents in the quantum wells.
AU - Dziom, Uladzislau
AU - Shuvaev, A.
AU - Gospodarič, J.
AU - Novik, E. G.
AU - Dobretsova, A. A.
AU - Mikhailov, N. N.
AU - Kvon, Z. D.
AU - Alpichshev, Zhanybek
AU - Pimenov, A.
ID - 11737
IS - 4
JF - Physical Review B
SN - 2469-9950
TI - Universal transparency and asymmetric spin splitting near the Dirac point in HgTe quantum wells
VL - 106
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider finite-volume approximations of Fokker--Planck equations on bounded convex domains in $\mathbb{R}^d$ and study the corresponding gradient flow structures. We reprove the convergence of the discrete to continuous Fokker--Planck equation via the method of evolutionary $\Gamma$-convergence, i.e., we pass to the limit at the level of the gradient flow structures, generalizing the one-dimensional result obtained by Disser and Liero. The proof is of variational nature and relies on a Mosco convergence result for functionals in the discrete-to-continuum limit that is of independent interest. Our results apply to arbitrary regular meshes, even though the associated discrete transport distances may fail to converge to the Wasserstein distance in this generality.
AU - Forkert, Dominik L
AU - Maas, Jan
AU - Portinale, Lorenzo
ID - 11739
IS - 4
JF - SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
KW - Fokker--Planck equation
KW - gradient flow
KW - evolutionary $\Gamma$-convergence
SN - 0036-1410
TI - Evolutionary $\Gamma$-convergence of entropic gradient flow structures for Fokker-Planck equations in multiple dimensions
VL - 54
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Mineral nutrition is one of the key environmental factors determining plant development and growth. Nitrate is the major form of macronutrient nitrogen that plants take up from the soil. Fluctuating availability or deficiency of this element severely limits plant growth and negatively affects crop production in the agricultural system. To cope with the heterogeneity of nitrate distribution in soil, plants evolved a complex regulatory mechanism that allows rapid adjustment of physiological and developmental processes to the status of this nutrient. The root, as a major exploitation organ that controls the uptake of nitrate to the plant body, acts as a regulatory hub that, according to nitrate availability, coordinates the growth and development of other plant organs. Here, we identified a regulatory framework, where cytokinin response factors (CRFs) play a central role as a molecular readout of the nitrate status in roots to guide shoot adaptive developmental response. We show that nitrate-driven activation of NLP7, a master regulator of nitrate response in plants, fine tunes biosynthesis of cytokinin in roots and its translocation to shoots where it enhances expression of CRFs. CRFs, through direct transcriptional regulation of PIN auxin transporters, promote the flow of auxin and thereby stimulate the development of shoot organs.
AU - Abualia, Rashed
AU - Ötvös, Krisztina
AU - Novák, Ondřej
AU - Bouguyon, Eleonore
AU - Domanegg, Kevin
AU - Krapp, Anne
AU - Nacry, Philip
AU - Gojon, Alain
AU - Lacombe, Benoit
AU - Benková, Eva
ID - 11734
IS - 31
JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
TI - Molecular framework integrating nitrate sensing in root and auxin-guided shoot adaptive responses
VL - 119
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Genetically informed, deep-phenotyped biobanks are an important research resource and it is imperative that the most powerful, versatile, and efficient analysis approaches are used. Here, we apply our recently developed Bayesian grouped mixture of regressions model (GMRM) in the UK and Estonian Biobanks and obtain the highest genomic prediction accuracy reported to date across 21 heritable traits. When compared to other approaches, GMRM accuracy was greater than annotation prediction models run in the LDAK or LDPred-funct software by 15% (SE 7%) and 14% (SE 2%), respectively, and was 18% (SE 3%) greater than a baseline BayesR model without single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers grouped into minor allele frequency–linkage disequilibrium (MAF-LD) annotation categories. For height, the prediction accuracy R2 was 47% in a UK Biobank holdout sample, which was 76% of the estimated h2SNP. We then extend our GMRM prediction model to provide mixed-linear model association (MLMA) SNP marker estimates for genome-wide association (GWAS) discovery, which increased the independent loci detected to 16,162 in unrelated UK Biobank individuals, compared to 10,550 from BoltLMM and 10,095 from Regenie, a 62 and 65% increase, respectively. The average χ2 value of the leading markers increased by 15.24 (SE 0.41) for every 1% increase in prediction accuracy gained over a baseline BayesR model across the traits. Thus, we show that modeling genetic associations accounting for MAF and LD differences among SNP markers, and incorporating prior knowledge of genomic function, is important for both genomic prediction and discovery in large-scale individual-level studies.
AU - Orliac, Etienne J.
AU - Trejo Banos, Daniel
AU - Ojavee, Sven E.
AU - Läll, Kristi
AU - Mägi, Reedik
AU - Visscher, Peter M.
AU - Robinson, Matthew Richard
ID - 11733
IS - 31
JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
TI - Improving GWAS discovery and genomic prediction accuracy in biobank data
VL - 119
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We study two interacting quantum particles forming a bound state in d-dimensional free
space, and constrain the particles in k directions to (0, ∞)k ×Rd−k, with Neumann boundary
conditions. First, we prove that the ground state energy strictly decreases upon going from k
to k+1. This shows that the particles stick to the corner where all boundary planes intersect.
Second, we show that for all k the resulting Hamiltonian, after removing the free part of the
kinetic energy, has only finitely many eigenvalues below the essential spectrum. This paper
generalizes the work of Egger, Kerner and Pankrashkin (J. Spectr. Theory 10(4):1413–1444,
2020) to dimensions d > 1.
AU - Roos, Barbara
AU - Seiringer, Robert
ID - 10850
IS - 12
JF - Journal of Functional Analysis
KW - Analysis
SN - 0022-1236
TI - Two-particle bound states at interfaces and corners
VL - 282
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We provide a definition of the effective mass for the classical polaron described by the Landau–Pekar (LP) equations. It is based on a novel variational principle, minimizing the energy functional over states with given (initial) velocity. The resulting formula for the polaron's effective mass agrees with the prediction by LP (1948 J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 18 419–423).
AU - Feliciangeli, Dario
AU - Rademacher, Simone Anna Elvira
AU - Seiringer, Robert
ID - 10755
IS - 1
JF - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
SN - 1751-8113
TI - The effective mass problem for the Landau-Pekar equations
VL - 55
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider a gas of N bosons with interactions in the mean-field scaling regime. We review the proof of an asymptotic expansion of its low-energy spectrum, eigenstates, and dynamics, which provides corrections to Bogoliubov theory to all orders in 1/ N. This is based on joint works with Petrat, Pickl, Seiringer, and Soffer. In addition, we derive a full asymptotic expansion of the ground state one-body reduced density matrix.
AU - Bossmann, Lea
ID - 11783
IS - 6
JF - Journal of Mathematical Physics
KW - Mathematical Physics
KW - Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
SN - 0022-2488
TI - Low-energy spectrum and dynamics of the weakly interacting Bose gas
VL - 63
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We study the BCS energy gap Ξ in the high–density limit and derive an asymptotic formula, which strongly depends on the strength of the interaction potential V on the Fermi surface. In combination with the recent result by one of us (Math. Phys. Anal. Geom. 25, 3, 2022) on the critical temperature Tc at high densities, we prove the universality of the ratio of the energy gap and the critical temperature.
AU - Henheik, Sven Joscha
AU - Lauritsen, Asbjørn Bækgaard
ID - 11732
JF - Journal of Statistical Physics
KW - Mathematical Physics
KW - Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
SN - 0022-4715
TI - The BCS energy gap at high density
VL - 189
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider the flow of two viscous and incompressible fluids within a bounded domain modeled by means of a two-phase Navier–Stokes system. The two fluids are assumed to be immiscible, meaning that they are separated by an interface. With respect to the motion of the interface, we consider pure transport by the fluid flow. Along the boundary of the domain, a complete slip boundary condition for the fluid velocities and a constant ninety degree contact angle condition for the interface are assumed. In the present work, we devise for the resulting evolution problem a suitable weak solution concept based on the framework of varifolds and establish as the main result a weak-strong uniqueness principle in 2D. The proof is based on a relative entropy argument and requires a non-trivial further development of ideas from the recent work of Fischer and the first author (Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 236, 2020) to incorporate the contact angle condition. To focus on the effects of the necessarily singular geometry of the evolving fluid domains, we work for simplicity in the regime of same viscosities for the two fluids.
AU - Hensel, Sebastian
AU - Marveggio, Alice
ID - 11842
IS - 3
JF - Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics
SN - 1422-6928
TI - Weak-strong uniqueness for the Navier–Stokes equation for two fluids with ninety degree contact angle and same viscosities
VL - 24
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Primary nucleation is the fundamental event that initiates the conversion of proteins from their normal physiological forms into pathological amyloid aggregates associated with the onset and development of disorders including systemic amyloidosis, as well as the neurodegenerative conditions Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. It has become apparent that the presence of surfaces can dramatically modulate nucleation. However, the underlying physicochemical parameters governing this process have been challenging to elucidate, with interfaces in some cases having been found to accelerate aggregation, while in others they can inhibit the kinetics of this process. Here we show through kinetic analysis that for three different fibril-forming proteins, interfaces affect the aggregation reaction mainly through modulating the primary nucleation step. Moreover, we show through direct measurements of the Gibbs free energy of adsorption, combined with theory and coarse-grained computer simulations, that overall nucleation rates are suppressed at high and at low surface interaction strengths but significantly enhanced at intermediate strengths, and we verify these regimes experimentally. Taken together, these results provide a quantitative description of the fundamental process which triggers amyloid formation and shed light on the key factors that control this process.
AU - Toprakcioglu, Zenon
AU - Kamada, Ayaka
AU - Michaels, Thomas C.T.
AU - Xie, Mengqi
AU - Krausser, Johannes
AU - Wei, Jiapeng
AU - Šarić, Anđela
AU - Vendruscolo, Michele
AU - Knowles, Tuomas P.J.
ID - 11841
IS - 31
JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
SN - 0027-8424
TI - Adsorption free energy predicts amyloid protein nucleation rates
VL - 119
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - The medial axis of a set consists of the points in the ambient space without a unique closest point on the original set. Since its introduction, the medial axis has been used extensively in many applications as a method of computing a topologically equivalent skeleton. Unfortunately, one limiting factor in the use of the medial axis of a smooth manifold is that it is not necessarily topologically stable under small perturbations of the manifold. To counter these instabilities various prunings of the medial axis have been proposed. Here, we examine one type of pruning, called burning. Because of the good experimental results, it was hoped that the burning method of simplifying the medial axis would be stable. In this work we show a simple example that dashes such hopes based on Bing’s house with two rooms, demonstrating an isotopy of a shape where the medial axis goes from collapsible to non-collapsible.
AU - Chambers, Erin
AU - Fillmore, Christopher D
AU - Stephenson, Elizabeth R
AU - Wintraecken, Mathijs
ED - Goaoc, Xavier
ED - Kerber, Michael
ID - 11428
SN - 1868-8969
T2 - 38th International Symposium on Computational Geometry
TI - A cautionary tale: Burning the medial axis is unstable
VL - 224
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - A key attribute of persistent or recurring bacterial infections is the ability of the pathogen to evade the host’s immune response. Many Enterobacteriaceae express type 1 pili, a pre-adapted virulence trait, to invade host epithelial cells and establish persistent infections. However, the molecular mechanisms and strategies by which bacteria actively circumvent the immune response of the host remain poorly understood. Here, we identified CD14, the major co-receptor for lipopolysaccharide detection, on mouse dendritic cells (DCs) as a binding partner of FimH, the protein located at the tip of the type 1 pilus of Escherichia coli. The FimH amino acids involved in CD14 binding are highly conserved across pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains. Binding of the pathogenic strain CFT073 to CD14 reduced DC migration by overactivation of integrins and blunted expression of co-stimulatory molecules by overactivating the NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cells) pathway, both rate-limiting factors of T cell activation. This response was binary at the single-cell level, but averaged in larger populations exposed to both piliated and non-piliated pathogens, presumably via the exchange of immunomodulatory cytokines. While defining an active molecular mechanism of immune evasion by pathogens, the interaction between FimH and CD14 represents a potential target to interfere with persistent and recurrent infections, such as urinary tract infections or Crohn’s disease.
AU - Tomasek, Kathrin
AU - Leithner, Alexander F
AU - Glatzová, Ivana
AU - Lukesch, Michael S.
AU - Guet, Calin C
AU - Sixt, Michael K
ID - 11843
JF - eLife
TI - Type 1 piliated uropathogenic Escherichia coli hijack the host immune response by binding to CD14
VL - 11
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - This paper is a continuation of Part I of this project, where we developed a new local well-posedness theory for nonlinear stochastic PDEs with Gaussian noise. In the current Part II we consider blow-up criteria and regularization phenomena. As in Part I we can allow nonlinearities with polynomial growth and rough initial values from critical spaces. In the first main result we obtain several new blow-up criteria for quasi- and semilinear stochastic evolution equations. In particular, for semilinear equations we obtain a Serrin type blow-up criterium, which extends a recent result of Prüss–Simonett–Wilke (J Differ Equ 264(3):2028–2074, 2018) to the stochastic setting. Blow-up criteria can be used to prove global well-posedness for SPDEs. As in Part I, maximal regularity techniques and weights in time play a central role in the proofs. Our second contribution is a new method to bootstrap Sobolev and Hölder regularity in time and space, which does not require smoothness of the initial data. The blow-up criteria are at the basis of these new methods. Moreover, in applications the bootstrap results can be combined with our blow-up criteria, to obtain efficient ways to prove global existence. This gives new results even in classical 𝐿2-settings, which we illustrate for a concrete SPDE. In future works in preparation we apply the results of the current paper to obtain global well-posedness results and regularity for several concrete SPDEs. These include stochastic Navier–Stokes equations, reaction– diffusion equations and the Allen–Cahn equation. Our setting allows to put these SPDEs into a more flexible framework, where less restrictions on the nonlinearities are needed, and we are able to treat rough initial values from critical spaces. Moreover, we will obtain higher-order regularity results.
AU - Agresti, Antonio
AU - Veraar, Mark
ID - 11858
IS - 2
JF - Journal of Evolution Equations
KW - Mathematics (miscellaneous)
SN - 1424-3199
TI - Nonlinear parabolic stochastic evolution equations in critical spaces part II
VL - 22
ER -
TY - CHAP
AB - Streaky structures in the boundary layers are often generated by surface roughness elements and/or free-stream turbulence, and are known to have significant effects on boundary-layer instability. In this paper, we investigate the impact of two forms of streaks on the instability of supersonic boundary layers. The first concerns the streaks generated by an array of spanwise periodic and streamwise elongated surface roughness elements, and our interest is how these streaks influence the lower-branch viscous first modes, whose characteristic wavelength and frequency are on the classical triple-deck scales. By adapting the triple-deck theory in the incompressible regime to the supersonic one, we first derived a simplified system which allows for efficient calculation of the streaks. The asymptotic analysis simplifies a bi-global eigenvalue problem to a one-dimensional problem in the spanwise direction, showing that the instability is controlled at leading order solely by the spanwise-dependent wall shear. In the fundamental configuration, the streaks stabilize first modes at low frequencies but destabilize the high-frequency ones. In the subharmonic configuration, the streaks generally destabilize the first mode across the entire frequency band. Importantly, the spanwise even modes are of radiating nature, i.e. they emit acoustic waves spontaneously to the far field. Streaks of the second form are generated by low-frequency vortical disturbances representing free-stream turbulence. They alter the flow in the entire layer and their effects on instability are investigated by solving the inviscid bi-global eigenvalue problem. Different from the incompressible case, a multitude of compressible instability modes exists, of which the dominant mode is an inviscid instability associated with the spanwise shear. In addition, there exists a separate branch of instability modes that have smaller growth rates but are spontaneously radiating.
AU - Liu, Jianxin
AU - Marensi, Elena
AU - Wu, Xuesong
ED - Sherwin, Spencer
ED - Schmid, Peter
ED - Wu, Xuesong
ID - 10820
SN - 1875-3507
T2 - IUTAM Laminar-Turbulent Transition
TI - Effects of streaky structures on the instability of supersonic boundary layers
VL - 38
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - In the stochastic population protocol model, we are given a connected graph with n nodes, and in every time step, a scheduler samples an edge of the graph uniformly at random and the nodes connected by this edge interact. A fundamental task in this model is stable leader election, in which all nodes start in an identical state and the aim is to reach a configuration in which (1) exactly one node is elected as leader and (2) this node remains as the unique leader no matter what sequence of interactions follows. On cliques, the complexity of this problem has recently been settled: time-optimal protocols stabilize in Θ(n log n) expected steps using Θ(log log n) states, whereas protocols that use O(1) states require Θ(n2) expected steps.
In this work, we investigate the complexity of stable leader election on general graphs. We provide the first non-trivial time lower bounds for leader election on general graphs, showing that, when moving beyond cliques, the complexity landscape of leader election becomes very diverse: the time required to elect a leader can range from O(1) to Θ(n3) expected steps. On the upper bound side, we first observe that there exists a protocol that is time-optimal on many graph families, but uses polynomially-many states. In contrast, we give a near-time-optimal protocol that uses only O(log2n) states that is at most a factor log n slower. Finally, we show that the constant-state protocol of Beauquier et al. [OPODIS 2013] is at most a factor n log n slower than the fast polynomial-state protocol. Moreover, among constant-state protocols, this protocol has near-optimal average case complexity on dense random graphs.
AU - Alistarh, Dan-Adrian
AU - Rybicki, Joel
AU - Voitovych, Sasha
ID - 11844
SN - 9781450392624
T2 - Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
TI - Near-optimal leader election in population protocols on graphs
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We study the many-body dynamics of an initially factorized bosonic wave function in the mean-field regime. We prove large deviation estimates for the fluctuations around the condensate. We derive an upper bound extending a recent result to more general interactions. Furthermore, we derive a new lower bound which agrees with the upper bound in leading order.
AU - Rademacher, Simone Anna Elvira
AU - Seiringer, Robert
ID - 11917
JF - Journal of Statistical Physics
KW - Mathematical Physics
KW - Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
SN - 0022-4715
TI - Large deviation estimates for weakly interacting bosons
VL - 188
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The cosmic ionizing emissivity from star-forming galaxies has long been anchored to UV luminosity functions. Here, we introduce an emissivity framework based on Lyα emitters (LAEs), which naturally hones in on the subset of galaxies responsible for the ionizing background due to the intimate connection between production and escape of Lyα and LyC photons. Using constraints on the escape fractions of bright LAEs (LLyα > 0.2L*) at z ≈ 2 obtained from resolved Lyα profiles, and arguing for their redshift-invariance, we show that: (i) quasars and LAEs together reproduce the relatively flat emissivity at z ≈ 2–6, which is non-trivial given the strong evolution in both the star formation density and quasar number density at these epochs and (ii) LAEs produce late and rapid reionization between z ≈ 6−9 under plausible assumptions. Within this framework, the >10 × rise in the UV population-averaged fesc between z ≈ 3–7 naturally arises due to the same phenomena that drive the growing LAE fraction with redshift. Generally, a LAE dominated emissivity yields a peak in the distribution of the ionizing budget with UV luminosity as reported in latest simulations. Using our adopted parameters (fesc=50 per cent, ξion = 1025.9 Hz erg−1 for half the bright LAEs), a highly ionizing minority of galaxies with MUV < −17 accounts for the entire ionizing budget from star-forming galaxies. Rapid flashes of LyC from such rare galaxies produce a ‘disco’ ionizing background. We conclude proposing tests to further develop our suggested Lyα-anchored formalism.
AU - Matthee, Jorryt J
AU - Naidu, Rohan P.
AU - Pezzulli, Gabriele
AU - Gronke, Max
AU - Sobral, David
AU - Oesch, Pascal A.
AU - Hayes, Matthew
AU - Erb, Dawn
AU - Schaerer, Daniel
AU - Amorín, Ricardo
AU - Tacchella, Sandro
AU - Ana Paulino-Afonso, Ana Paulino-Afonso
AU - Llerena, Mario
AU - Calhau, João
AU - Röttgering, Huub
ID - 11521
IS - 4
JF - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
KW - galaxies: high-redshift
KW - intergalactic medium
KW - cosmology: observations
KW - dark ages
KW - reionization
KW - first stars
KW - ultraviolet: galaxies
SN - 0035-8711
TI - (Re)Solving reionization with Lyα: How bright Lyα emitters account for the z ≈ 2 − 8 cosmic ionizing background
VL - 512
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The infiltration of immune cells into tissues underlies the establishment of tissue-resident macrophages and responses to infections and tumors. Yet the mechanisms immune cells utilize to negotiate tissue barriers in living organisms are not well understood, and a role for cortical actin has not been examined. Here, we find that the tissue invasion of Drosophila macrophages, also known as plasmatocytes or hemocytes, utilizes enhanced cortical F-actin levels stimulated by the Drosophila member of the fos proto oncogene transcription factor family (Dfos, Kayak). RNA sequencing analysis and live imaging show that Dfos enhances F-actin levels around the entire macrophage surface by increasing mRNA levels of the membrane spanning molecular scaffold tetraspanin TM4SF, and the actin cross-linking filamin Cheerio, which are themselves required for invasion. Both the filamin and the tetraspanin enhance the cortical activity of Rho1 and the formin Diaphanous and thus the assembly of cortical actin, which is a critical function since expressing a dominant active form of Diaphanous can rescue the Dfos macrophage invasion defect. In vivo imaging shows that Dfos enhances the efficiency of the initial phases of macrophage tissue entry. Genetic evidence argues that this Dfos-induced program in macrophages counteracts the constraint produced by the tension of surrounding tissues and buffers the properties of the macrophage nucleus from affecting tissue entry. We thus identify strengthening the cortical actin cytoskeleton through Dfos as a key process allowing efficient forward movement of an immune cell into surrounding tissues.
AU - Belyaeva, Vera
AU - Wachner, Stephanie
AU - György, Attila
AU - Emtenani, Shamsi
AU - Gridchyn, Igor
AU - Akhmanova, Maria
AU - Linder, M
AU - Roblek, Marko
AU - Sibilia, M
AU - Siekhaus, Daria E
ID - 10614
IS - 1
JF - PLoS Biology
SN - 1544-9173
TI - Fos regulates macrophage infiltration against surrounding tissue resistance by a cortical actin-based mechanism in Drosophila
VL - 20
ER -
TY - THES
AB - The infiltration of immune cells into tissues underlies the establishment of tissue-resident
macrophages and responses to infections and tumors. However, the mechanisms immune
cells utilize to collectively migrate through tissue barriers in vivo are not yet well understood.
In this thesis, I describe two mechanisms that Drosophila immune cells (hemocytes) use to
overcome the tissue barrier of the germband in the embryo. One strategy is the strengthening
of the actin cortex through developmentally controlled transcriptional regulation induced by
the Drosophila proto-oncogene family member Dfos, which I show in Chapter 2. Dfos induces
expression of the tetraspanin TM4SF and the filamin Cher leading to higher levels of the
activated formin Dia at the cortex and increased cortical F-actin. This enhanced cortical
strength allows hemocytes to overcome the physical resistance of the surrounding tissue and
translocate their nucleus to move forward. This mechanism affects the speed of migration
when hemocytes face a confined environment in vivo.
Another aspect of the invasion process is the initial step of the leading hemocytes entering
the tissue, which potentially guides the follower cells. In Chapter 3, I describe a novel
subpopulation of hemocytes activated by BMP signaling prior to tissue invasion that leads
penetration into the germband. Hemocytes that are deficient in BMP signaling activation
show impaired persistence at the tissue entry, while their migration speed remains
unaffected.
This suggests that there might be different mechanisms controlling immune cell migration
within the confined environment in vivo, one of these being the general ability to overcome
the resistance of the surrounding tissue and another affecting the order of hemocytes that
collectively invade the tissue in a stream of individual cells.
Together, my findings provide deeper insights into transcriptional changes in immune
cells that enable efficient tissue invasion and pave the way for future studies investigating the
early colonization of tissues by macrophages in higher organisms. Moreover, they extend the
current view of Drosophila immune cell heterogeneity and point toward a potentially
conserved role for canonical BMP signaling in specifying immune cells that lead the migration
of tissue resident macrophages during embryogenesis.
AU - Wachner, Stephanie
ID - 11193
SN - 2663-337X
TI - Transcriptional regulation by Dfos and BMP-signaling support tissue invasion of Drosophila immune cells
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Squall lines are known to be the consequence of the interaction of low-level shear with cold pools associated with convective downdrafts. Also, as the magnitude of the shear increases beyond a critical shear, squall lines tend to orient themselves. The existing literature suggests that this orientation reduces incoming wind shear to the squall line, and maintains equilibrium between wind shear and cold pool spreading. Although this theory is widely accepted, very few quantitative studies have been conducted on supercritical regime especially. Here, we test this hypothesis with tropical squall lines obtained by imposing a vertical wind shear in cloud resolving simulations in radiative convective equilibrium. In the sub-critical regime, squall lines are perpendicular to the shear. In the super-critical regime, their orientation maintain the equilibrium, supporting existing theories. We also find that as shear increases, cold pools become more intense. However, this intensification has little impact on squall line orientation.
AU - Abramian, Sophie
AU - Muller, Caroline J
AU - Risi, Camille
ID - 10653
IS - 1
JF - Geophysical Research Letters
SN - 0094-8276
TI - Shear-convection interactions and orientation of tropical squall lines
VL - 49
ER -
TY - THES
AB - In this dissertation we study coboundary expansion of simplicial complex with a view of giving geometric applications.
Our main novel tool is an equivariant version of Gromov's celebrated Topological Overlap Theorem. The equivariant topological overlap theorem leads to various geometric applications including a quantitative non-embeddability result for sufficiently thick buildings (which partially resolves a conjecture of Tancer and Vorwerk) and an improved lower bound on the pair-crossing number of (bounded degree) expander graphs. Additionally, we will give new proofs for several known lower bounds for geometric problems such as the number of Tverberg partitions or the crossing number of complete bipartite graphs.
For the aforementioned applications one is naturally lead to study expansion properties of joins of simplicial complexes. In the presence of a special certificate for expansion (as it is the case, e.g., for spherical buildings), the join of two expanders is an expander. On the flip-side, we report quite some evidence that coboundary expansion exhibits very non-product-like behaviour under taking joins. For instance, we exhibit infinite families of graphs $(G_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ and $(H_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ whose join $G_n*H_n$ has expansion of lower order than the product of the expansion constant of the graphs. Moreover, we show an upper bound of $(d+1)/2^d$ on the normalized coboundary expansion constants for the complete multipartite complex $[n]^{*(d+1)}$ (under a mild divisibility condition on $n$).
Via the probabilistic method the latter result extends to an upper bound of $(d+1)/2^d+\varepsilon$ on the coboundary expansion constant of the spherical building associated with $\mathrm{PGL}_{d+2}(\mathbb{F}_q)$ for any $\varepsilon>0$ and sufficiently large $q=q(\varepsilon)$. This disproves a conjecture of Lubotzky, Meshulam and Mozes -- in a rather strong sense.
By improving on existing lower bounds we make further progress towards closing the gap between the known lower and upper bounds on the coboundary expansion constants of $[n]^{*(d+1)}$. The best improvements we achieve using computer-aided proofs and flag algebras. The exact value even for the complete $3$-partite $2$-dimensional complex $[n]^{*3}$ remains unknown but we are happy to conjecture a precise value for every $n$. %Moreover, we show that a previously shown lower bound on the expansion constant of the spherical building associated with $\mathrm{PGL}_{2}(\mathbb{F}_q)$ is not tight.
In a loosely structured, last chapter of this thesis we collect further smaller observations related to expansion. We point out a link between discrete Morse theory and a technique for showing coboundary expansion, elaborate a bit on the hardness of computing coboundary expansion constants, propose a new criterion for coboundary expansion (in a very dense setting) and give one way of making the folklore result that expansion of links is a necessary condition for a simplicial complex to be an expander precise.
AU - Wild, Pascal
ID - 11777
SN - 2663-337X
TI - High-dimensional expansion and crossing numbers of simplicial complexes
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We present the third and final data release of the K2 Galactic Archaeology Program (K2 GAP) for Campaigns C1–C8 and C10–C18. We provide asteroseismic radius and mass coefficients, κR and κM, for ∼19,000 red giant stars, which translate directly to radius and mass given a temperature. As such, K2 GAP DR3 represents the largest asteroseismic sample in the literature to date. K2 GAP DR3 stellar parameters are calibrated to be on an absolute parallactic scale based on Gaia DR2, with red giant branch and red clump evolutionary state classifications provided via a machine-learning approach. Combining these stellar parameters with GALAH DR3 spectroscopy, we determine asteroseismic ages with precisions of ∼20%–30% and compare age-abundance relations to Galactic chemical evolution models among both low- and high-α populations for α, light, iron-peak, and neutron-capture elements. We confirm recent indications in the literature of both increased Ba production at late Galactic times as well as significant contributions to r-process enrichment from prompt sources associated with, e.g., core-collapse supernovae. With an eye toward other Galactic archeology applications, we characterize K2 GAP DR3 uncertainties and completeness using injection tests, suggesting that K2 GAP DR3 is largely unbiased in mass/age, with uncertainties of 2.9% (stat.) ± 0.1% (syst.) and 6.7% (stat.) ± 0.3% (syst.) in κR and κM for red giant branch stars and 4.7% (stat.) ± 0.3% (syst.) and 11% (stat.) ± 0.9% (syst.) for red clump stars. We also identify percent-level asteroseismic systematics, which are likely related to the time baseline of the underlying data, and which therefore should be considered in TESS asteroseismic analysis.
AU - Zinn, Joel C.
AU - Stello, Dennis
AU - Elsworth, Yvonne
AU - García, Rafael A.
AU - Kallinger, Thomas
AU - Mathur, Savita
AU - Mosser, Benoît
AU - Hon, Marc
AU - Bugnet, Lisa Annabelle
AU - Jones, Caitlin
AU - Reyes, Claudia
AU - Sharma, Sanjib
AU - Schönrich, Ralph
AU - Warfield, Jack T.
AU - Luger, Rodrigo
AU - Vanderburg, Andrew
AU - Kobayashi, Chiaki
AU - Pinsonneault, Marc H.
AU - Johnson, Jennifer A.
AU - Huber, Daniel
AU - Buder, Sven
AU - Joyce, Meridith
AU - Bland-Hawthorn, Joss
AU - Casagrande, Luca
AU - Lewis, Geraint F.
AU - Miglio, Andrea
AU - Nordlander, Thomas
AU - Davies, Guy R.
AU - Silva, Gayandhi De
AU - Chaplin, William J.
AU - Silva Aguirre, Victor
ID - 11601
IS - 2
JF - The Astrophysical Journal
KW - Space and Planetary Science
KW - Astronomy and Astrophysics
SN - 0004-637X
TI - The K2 Galactic Archaeology Program data release 3: Age-abundance patterns in C1–C8 and C10–C18
VL - 926
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - During the survey phase of the Kepler mission, several thousand stars were observed in short cadence, allowing for the detection of solar-like oscillations in more than 500 main-sequence and subgiant stars. These detections showed the power of asteroseismology in determining fundamental stellar parameters. However, the Kepler Science Office discovered an issue in the calibration that affected half of the store of short-cadence data, leading to a new data release (DR25) with corrections on the light curves. In this work, we re-analyzed the one-month time series of the Kepler survey phase to search for solar-like oscillations that might have been missed when using the previous data release. We studied the seismic parameters of 99 stars, among which there are 46 targets with new reported solar-like oscillations, increasing, by around 8%, the known sample of solar-like stars with an asteroseismic analysis of the short-cadence data from this mission. The majority of these stars have mid- to high-resolution spectroscopy publicly available with the LAMOST and APOGEE surveys, respectively, as well as precise Gaia parallaxes. We computed the masses and radii using seismic scaling relations and we find that this new sample features massive stars (above 1.2 M⊙ and up to 2 M⊙) and subgiants. We determined the granulation parameters and amplitude of the modes, which agree with the scaling relations derived for dwarfs and subgiants. The stars studied here are slightly fainter than the previously known sample of main-sequence and subgiants with asteroseismic detections. We also studied the surface rotation and magnetic activity levels of those stars. Our sample of 99 stars has similar levels of activity compared to the previously known sample and is in the same range as the Sun between the minimum and maximum of its activity cycle. We find that for seven stars, a possible blend could be the reason for the non-detection with the early data release. Finally, we compared the radii obtained from the scaling relations with the Gaia ones and we find that the Gaia radii are overestimated by 4.4%, on average, compared to the seismic radii, with a scatter of 12.3% and a decreasing trend according to the evolutionary stage. In addition, for homogeneity purposes, we re-analyzed the DR25 of the main-sequence and subgiant stars with solar-like oscillations that were previously detected and, as a result, we provide the global seismic parameters for a total of 525 stars.
AU - Mathur, S.
AU - García, R. A.
AU - Breton, S.
AU - Santos, A. R. G.
AU - Mosser, B.
AU - Huber, D.
AU - Sayeed, M.
AU - Bugnet, Lisa Annabelle
AU - Chontos, A.
ID - 11602
JF - Astronomy & Astrophysics
KW - Space and Planetary Science
KW - Astronomy and Astrophysics
SN - 0004-6361
TI - Detections of solar-like oscillations in dwarfs and subgiants with Kepler DR25 short-cadence data
VL - 657
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The Sun’s surface hosts varying magnetic activities and rotation rates (from equator to pole), and unique solar weather. Now, a combination of ground and space observations has unveiled a previously undetected magnetized plasma current.
AU - Bugnet, Lisa Annabelle
ID - 11600
JF - Nature Astronomy
KW - Astronomy and Astrophysics
TI - Hidden currents at the Sun’s surface
VL - 6
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - A matching is compatible to two or more labeled point sets of size n with labels {1, . . . , n} if its straight-line drawing on each of these point sets is crossing-free. We study the maximum number of edges in a matching compatible to two or more labeled point sets in general position in the plane. We show that for any two labeled sets of n points in convex position there exists a compatible matching with ⌊√2n + 1 − 1⌋ edges. More generally, for any ℓ labeled point sets we construct compatible matchings of size Ω(n1/ℓ). As a corresponding upper bound, we use probabilistic arguments to show that for any ℓ given sets of n points there exists a labeling of each set such that the largest compatible matching has O(n2/(ℓ+1)) edges. Finally, we show that Θ(log n) copies of any set of n points are necessary and sufficient for the existence of labelings of these point sets such that any compatible matching consists only of a single edge.
AU - Aichholzer, Oswin
AU - Arroyo Guevara, Alan M
AU - Masárová, Zuzana
AU - Parada, Irene
AU - Perz, Daniel
AU - Pilz, Alexander
AU - Tkadlec, Josef
AU - Vogtenhuber, Birgit
ID - 11938
IS - 2
JF - Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications
SN - 1526-1719
TI - On compatible matchings
VL - 26
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Most experimentally known high-pressure ice phases have a body-centred cubic (bcc) oxygen lattice. Our large-scale molecular-dynamics simulations with a machine-learning potential indicate that, amongst these bcc ice phases, ices VII, VII′ and X are the same thermodynamic phase under different conditions, whereas superionic ice VII″ has a first-order phase boundary with ice VII′. Moreover, at about 300 GPa, the transformation between ice X and the Pbcm phase has a sharp structural change but no apparent activation barrier, whilst at higher pressures the barrier gradually increases. Our study thus clarifies the phase behaviour of the high-pressure ices and reveals peculiar solid–solid transition mechanisms not known in other systems.
AU - Reinhardt, Aleks
AU - Bethkenhagen, Mandy
AU - Coppari, Federica
AU - Millot, Marius
AU - Hamel, Sebastien
AU - Cheng, Bingqing
ID - 11937
JF - Nature Communications
TI - Thermodynamics of high-pressure ice phases explored with atomistic simulations
VL - 13
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Context. Asteroseismology has revealed small core-to-surface rotation contrasts in stars in the whole Hertzsprung–Russell diagram. This is the signature of strong transport of angular momentum (AM) in stellar interiors. One of the plausible candidates to efficiently carry AM is magnetic fields with various topologies that could be present in stellar radiative zones. Among them, strong axisymmetric azimuthal (toroidal) magnetic fields have received a lot of interest. Indeed, if they are subject to the so-called Tayler instability, the accompanying triggered Maxwell stresses can transport AM efficiently. In addition, the electromotive force induced by the fluctuations of magnetic and velocity fields could potentially sustain a dynamo action that leads to the regeneration of the initial strong axisymmetric azimuthal magnetic field.
Aims. The key question we aim to answer is whether we can detect signatures of these deep strong azimuthal magnetic fields. The only way to answer this question is asteroseismology, and the best laboratories of study are intermediate-mass and massive stars with external radiative envelopes. Most of these are rapid rotators during their main sequence. Therefore, we have to study stellar pulsations propagating in stably stratified, rotating, and potentially strongly magnetised radiative zones, namely magneto-gravito-inertial (MGI) waves.
Methods. We generalise the traditional approximation of rotation (TAR) by simultaneously taking general axisymmetric differential rotation and azimuthal magnetic fields into account. Both the Coriolis acceleration and the Lorentz force are therefore treated in a non-perturbative way. Using this new formalism, we derive the asymptotic properties of MGI waves and their period spacings.
Results. We find that toroidal magnetic fields induce a shift in the period spacings of gravity (g) and Rossby (r) modes. An equatorial azimuthal magnetic field with an amplitude of the order of 105 G leads to signatures that are detectable in period spacings for high-radial-order g and r modes in γ Doradus (γ Dor) and slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars. More complex hemispheric configurations are more difficult to observe, particularly when they are localised out of the propagation region of MGI modes, which can be localised in an equatorial belt.
Conclusions. The magnetic TAR, which takes into account toroidal magnetic fields in a non-perturbative way, is derived. This new formalism allows us to assess the effects of the magnetic field in γ Dor and SPB stars on g and r modes. We find that these effects should be detectable for equatorial fields thanks to modern space photometry using observations from Kepler, TESS CVZ, and PLATO.
AU - Dhouib, H.
AU - Mathis, S.
AU - Bugnet, Lisa Annabelle
AU - Van Reeth, T.
AU - Aerts, C.
ID - 11621
JF - Astronomy & Astrophysics
KW - Space and Planetary Science
KW - Astronomy and Astrophysics
KW - magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) / waves / stars
KW - rotation / stars: magnetic field / stars
KW - oscillations / methods
SN - 0004-6361
TI - Detecting deep axisymmetric toroidal magnetic fields in stars: The traditional approximation of rotation for differentially rotating deep spherical shells with a general azimuthal magnetic field
VL - 661
ER -
TY - THES
AB - The ability to form and retrieve memories is central to survival. In mammals, the hippocampus
is a brain region essential to the acquisition and consolidation of new memories. It is also
involved in keeping track of one’s position in space and aids navigation. Although this
space-memory has been a source of contradiction, evidence supports the view that the role of
the hippocampus in navigation is memory, thanks to the formation of cognitive maps. First
introduced by Tolman in 1948, cognitive maps are generally used to organize experiences in
memory; however, the detailed mechanisms by which these maps are formed and stored are not
yet agreed upon. Some influential theories describe this process as involving three fundamental
steps: initial encoding by the hippocampus, interactions between the hippocampus and other
cortical areas, and long-term extra-hippocampal consolidation. In this thesis, I will show how
the investigation of cognitive maps of space helped to shed light on each of these three memory
processes.
The first study included in this thesis deals with the initial encoding of spatial memories in
the hippocampus. Much is known about encoding at the level of single cells, but less about
their co-activity or joint contribution to the encoding of novel spatial information. I will
describe the structure of an interaction network that allows for efficient encoding of noisy
spatial information during the first exploration of a novel environment.
The second study describes the interactions between the hippocampus and the prefrontal
cortex (PFC), two areas directly and indirectly connected. It is known that the PFC, in concert
with the hippocampus, is involved in various processes, including memory storage and spatial
navigation. Nonetheless, the detailed mechanisms by which PFC receives information from the
hippocampus are not clear. I will show how a transient improvement in theta phase locking of
PFC cells enables interactions of cell pairs across the two regions.
The third study describes the learning of behaviorally-relevant spatial locations in the hippocampus and the medial entorhinal cortex. I will show how the accumulation of firing around
goal locations, a correlate of learning, can shed light on the transition from short- to long-term
spatial memories and the speed of consolidation in different brain areas.
The studies included in this thesis represent the main scientific contributions of my Ph.D. They
involve statistical analyses and models of neural responses of cells in different brain areas of
rats executing spatial tasks. I will conclude the thesis by discussing the impact of the findings
on principles of memory formation and retention, including the mechanisms, the speed, and
the duration of these processes.
AU - Nardin, Michele
ID - 11932
SN - 2663-337X
TI - On the encoding, transfer, and consolidation of spatial memories
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - We determine an asymptotic formula for the number of integral points of
bounded height on a certain toric variety, which is incompatible with part of a
preprint by Chambert-Loir and Tschinkel. We provide an alternative
interpretation of the asymptotic formula we get. To do so, we construct an
analogue of Peyre's constant $\alpha$ and describe its relation to a new
obstruction to the Zariski density of integral points in certain regions of
varieties.
AU - Wilsch, Florian Alexander
ID - 10788
KW - Integral point
KW - toric variety
KW - Manin's conjecture
T2 - arXiv
TI - Integral points of bounded height on a certain toric variety
ER -
TY - THES
AB - Deep learning has enabled breakthroughs in challenging computing problems and has emerged as the standard problem-solving tool for computer vision and natural language processing tasks.
One exception to this trend is safety-critical tasks where robustness and resilience requirements contradict the black-box nature of neural networks.
To deploy deep learning methods for these tasks, it is vital to provide guarantees on neural network agents' safety and robustness criteria.
This can be achieved by developing formal verification methods to verify the safety and robustness properties of neural networks.
Our goal is to design, develop and assess safety verification methods for neural networks to improve their reliability and trustworthiness in real-world applications.
This thesis establishes techniques for the verification of compressed and adversarially trained models as well as the design of novel neural networks for verifiably safe decision-making.
First, we establish the problem of verifying quantized neural networks. Quantization is a technique that trades numerical precision for the computational efficiency of running a neural network and is widely adopted in industry.
We show that neglecting the reduced precision when verifying a neural network can lead to wrong conclusions about the robustness and safety of the network, highlighting that novel techniques for quantized network verification are necessary. We introduce several bit-exact verification methods explicitly designed for quantized neural networks and experimentally confirm on realistic networks that the network's robustness and other formal properties are affected by the quantization.
Furthermore, we perform a case study providing evidence that adversarial training, a standard technique for making neural networks more robust, has detrimental effects on the network's performance. This robustness-accuracy tradeoff has been studied before regarding the accuracy obtained on classification datasets where each data point is independent of all other data points. On the other hand, we investigate the tradeoff empirically in robot learning settings where a both, a high accuracy and a high robustness, are desirable.
Our results suggest that the negative side-effects of adversarial training outweigh its robustness benefits in practice.
Finally, we consider the problem of verifying safety when running a Bayesian neural network policy in a feedback loop with systems over the infinite time horizon. Bayesian neural networks are probabilistic models for learning uncertainties in the data and are therefore often used on robotic and healthcare applications where data is inherently stochastic.
We introduce a method for recalibrating Bayesian neural networks so that they yield probability distributions over safe decisions only.
Our method learns a safety certificate that guarantees safety over the infinite time horizon to determine which decisions are safe in every possible state of the system.
We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach on a series of reinforcement learning benchmarks.
AU - Lechner, Mathias
ID - 11362
KW - neural networks
KW - verification
KW - machine learning
SN - 978-3-99078-017-6
TI - Learning verifiable representations
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We present a formal framework for the online black-box monitoring of software using monitors with quantitative verdict functions. Quantitative verdict functions have several advantages. First, quantitative monitors can be approximate, i.e., the value of the verdict function does not need to correspond exactly to the value of the property under observation. Second, quantitative monitors can be quantified universally, i.e., for every possible observed behavior, the monitor tries to make the best effort to estimate the value of the property under observation. Third, quantitative monitors can watch boolean as well as quantitative properties, such as average response time. Fourth, quantitative monitors can use non-finite-state resources, such as counters. As a consequence, quantitative monitors can be compared according to how many resources they use (e.g., the number of counters) and how precisely they approximate the property under observation. This allows for a rich spectrum of cost-precision trade-offs in monitoring software.
AU - Henzinger, Thomas A
ID - 10891
SN - 0302-9743
T2 - Software Verification
TI - Quantitative monitoring of software
VL - 13124
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - Adversarial training (i.e., training on adversarially perturbed input data) is a well-studied method for making neural networks robust to potential adversarial attacks during inference. However, the improved robustness does not
come for free but rather is accompanied by a decrease in overall model accuracy and performance. Recent work has shown that, in practical robot learning applications, the effects of adversarial training do not pose a fair trade-off
but inflict a net loss when measured in holistic robot performance. This work revisits the robustness-accuracy trade-off in robot learning by systematically analyzing if recent advances in robust training methods and theory in
conjunction with adversarial robot learning can make adversarial training suitable for real-world robot applications. We evaluate a wide variety of robot learning tasks ranging from autonomous driving in a high-fidelity environment
amenable to sim-to-real deployment, to mobile robot gesture recognition. Our results demonstrate that, while these techniques make incremental improvements on the trade-off on a relative scale, the negative side-effects caused by
adversarial training still outweigh the improvements by an order of magnitude. We conclude that more substantial advances in robust learning methods are necessary before they can benefit robot learning tasks in practice.
AU - Lechner, Mathias
AU - Amini, Alexander
AU - Rus, Daniela
AU - Henzinger, Thomas A
ID - 11366
T2 - arXiv
TI - Revisiting the adversarial robustness-accuracy tradeoff in robot learning
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - Contract-based design is a promising methodology for taming the complexity of developing sophisticated systems. A formal contract distinguishes between assumptions, which are constraints that the designer of a component puts on the environments in which the component can be used safely, and guarantees, which are promises that the designer asks from the team that implements the component. A theory of formal contracts can be formalized as an interface theory, which supports the composition and refinement of both assumptions and guarantees.
Although there is a rich landscape of contract-based design methods that address functional and extra-functional properties, we present the first interface theory that is designed for ensuring system-wide security properties. Our framework provides a refinement relation and a composition operation that support both incremental design and independent implementability. We develop our theory for both stateless and stateful interfaces. We illustrate the applicability of our framework with an example inspired from the automotive domain.
AU - Bartocci, Ezio
AU - Ferrere, Thomas
AU - Henzinger, Thomas A
AU - Nickovic, Dejan
AU - Da Costa, Ana Oliveira
ID - 11355
SN - 0302-9743
T2 - Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
TI - Information-flow interfaces
VL - 13241
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The mammalian hippocampal formation (HF) plays a key role in several higher brain functions, such as spatial coding, learning and memory. Its simple circuit architecture is often viewed as a trisynaptic loop, processing input originating from the superficial layers of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and sending it back to its deeper layers. Here, we show that excitatory neurons in layer 6b of the mouse EC project to all sub-regions comprising the HF and receive input from the CA1, thalamus and claustrum. Furthermore, their output is characterized by unique slow-decaying excitatory postsynaptic currents capable of driving plateau-like potentials in their postsynaptic targets. Optogenetic inhibition of the EC-6b pathway affects spatial coding in CA1 pyramidal neurons, while cell ablation impairs not only acquisition of new spatial memories, but also degradation of previously acquired ones. Our results provide evidence of a functional role for cortical layer 6b neurons in the adult brain.
AU - Ben Simon, Yoav
AU - Käfer, Karola
AU - Velicky, Philipp
AU - Csicsvari, Jozsef L
AU - Danzl, Johann G
AU - Jonas, Peter M
ID - 11951
JF - Nature Communications
KW - General Physics and Astronomy
KW - General Biochemistry
KW - Genetics and Molecular Biology
KW - General Chemistry
KW - Multidisciplinary
SN - 2041-1723
TI - A direct excitatory projection from entorhinal layer 6b neurons to the hippocampus contributes to spatial coding and memory
VL - 13
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Maternally inherited Wolbachia transinfections are being introduced into natural mosquito populations to reduce the transmission of dengue, Zika, and other arboviruses. Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility provides a frequency-dependent reproductive advantage to infected females that can spread transinfections within and among populations. However, because transinfections generally reduce host fitness, they tend to spread within populations only after their frequency exceeds a critical threshold. This produces bistability with stable equilibrium frequencies at both 0 and 1, analogous to the bistability produced by underdominance between alleles or karyotypes and by population dynamics under Allee effects. Here, we analyze how stochastic frequency variation produced by finite population size can facilitate the local spread of variants with bistable dynamics into areas where invasion is unexpected from deterministic models. Our exemplar is the establishment of wMel Wolbachia in the Aedes aegypti population of Pyramid Estates (PE), a small community in far north Queensland, Australia. In 2011, wMel was stably introduced into Gordonvale, separated from PE by barriers to A. aegypti dispersal. After nearly 6 years during which wMel was observed only at low frequencies in PE, corresponding to an apparent equilibrium between immigration and selection, wMel rose to fixation by 2018. Using analytic approximations and statistical analyses, we demonstrate that the observed fixation of wMel at PE is consistent with both stochastic transition past an unstable threshold frequency and deterministic transformation produced by steady immigration at a rate just above the threshold required for deterministic invasion. The indeterminacy results from a delicate balance of parameters needed to produce the delayed transition observed. Our analyses suggest that once Wolbachia transinfections are established locally through systematic introductions, stochastic “threshold crossing” is likely to only minimally enhance spatial spread, providing a local ratchet that slightly—but systematically—aids area-wide transformation of disease-vector populations in heterogeneous landscapes.
AU - Turelli, Michael
AU - Barton, Nicholas H
ID - 10604
IS - 1
JF - Evolution Letters
KW - genetics
KW - ecology
KW - evolution
KW - behavior and systematics
TI - Why did the Wolbachia transinfection cross the road? Drift, deterministic dynamics, and disease control
VL - 6
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The precursor conversion chemistry and surface chemistry of Cu3N and Cu3PdN nanocrystals are unknown or contested. Here, we first obtain phase-pure, colloidally stable nanocubes. Second, we elucidate the pathway by which copper(II) nitrate and oleylamine form Cu3N. We find that oleylamine is both a reductant and a nitrogen source. Oleylamine is oxidized by nitrate to a primary aldimine, which reacts further with excess oleylamine to a secondary aldimine, eliminating ammonia. Ammonia reacts with CuI to form Cu3N. Third, we investigated the surface chemistry and find a mixed ligand shell of aliphatic amines and carboxylates (formed in situ). While the carboxylates appear tightly bound, the amines are easily desorbed from the surface. Finally, we show that doping with palladium decreases the band gap and the material becomes semi-metallic. These results bring insight into the chemistry of metal nitrides and might help the development of other metal nitride nanocrystals.
AU - Parvizian, Mahsa
AU - Duràn Balsa, Alejandra
AU - Pokratath, Rohan
AU - Kalha, Curran
AU - Lee, Seungho
AU - Van Den Eynden, Dietger
AU - Ibáñez, Maria
AU - Regoutz, Anna
AU - De Roo, Jonathan
ID - 11451
IS - 31
JF - Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
SN - 1433-7851
TI - The chemistry of Cu₃N and Cu₃PdN nanocrystals
VL - 61
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - A novel multivariable system, combining a transistor with fiber optic-based surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy with the gate electrode simultaneously acting as the fiber optic sensor surface, is reported. The dual-mode sensor allows for discrimination of mass and charge contributions for binding assays on the same sensor surface. Furthermore, we optimize the sensor geometry by investigating the influence of the fiber area to transistor channel area ratio and distance. We show that larger fiber optic tip diameters are favorable for electronic and optical signals and demonstrate the reversibility of plasmon resonance wavelength shifts after electric field application. As a proof of principle, a layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolytes is performed to benchmark the system against multivariable sensing platforms with planar surface plasmon resonance configurations. Furthermore, the biosensing performance is assessed using a thrombin binding assay with surface-immobilized aptamers as receptors, allowing for the detection of medically relevant thrombin concentrations.
AU - Hasler, Roger
AU - Reiner-Rozman, Ciril
AU - Fossati, Stefan
AU - Aspermair, Patrik
AU - Dostalek, Jakub
AU - Lee, Seungho
AU - Ibáñez, Maria
AU - Bintinger, Johannes
AU - Knoll, Wolfgang
ID - 10829
IS - 2
JF - ACS Sensors
TI - Field-effect transistor with a plasmonic fiber optic gate electrode as a multivariable biosensor device
VL - 7
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - In Fall 2020, several European countries reported rapid increases in COVID-19 cases along with growing estimates of the effective reproduction rates. Such an acceleration in epidemic spread is usually attributed to time-dependent effects, e.g. human travel, seasonal behavioral changes, mutations of the pathogen etc. In this case however the acceleration occurred when counter measures such as testing and contact tracing exceeded their capacity limit. Considering Austria as an example, here we show that this dynamics can be captured by a time-independent, i.e. autonomous, compartmental model that incorporates these capacity limits. In this model, the epidemic acceleration coincides with the exhaustion of mitigation efforts, resulting in an increasing fraction of undetected cases that drive the effective reproduction rate progressively higher. We demonstrate that standard models which does not include this effect necessarily result in a systematic underestimation of the effective reproduction rate.
AU - Budanur, Nazmi B
AU - Hof, Björn
ID - 11704
IS - 7
JF - PLoS ONE
TI - An autonomous compartmental model for accelerating epidemics
VL - 17
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - Maternally inherited Wolbachia transinfections are being introduced into natural mosquito populations to reduce the transmission of dengue, Zika and other arboviruses. Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility provides a frequency-dependent reproductive advantage to infected females that can spread transinfections within and among populations. However, because transinfections generally reduce host fitness, they tend to spread within populations only after their frequency exceeds a critical threshold. This produces bistability with stable equilibrium frequencies at both 0 and 1, analogous to the bistability produced by underdominance between alleles or karyotypes and by population dynamics under Allee effects. Here, we analyze how stochastic frequency variation produced by finite population size can facilitate the local spread of variants with bistable dynamics into areas where invasion is unexpected from deterministic models. Our exemplar is the establishment of wMel Wolbachia in the Aedes aegypti population of Pyramid Estates (PE), a small community in far north Queensland, Australia. In 2011, wMel was stably introduced into Gordonvale, separated from PE by barriers to Ae. aegypti dispersal. After nearly six years during which wMel was observed only at low frequencies in PE, corresponding to an apparent equilibrium between immigration and selection, wMel rose to fixation by 2018. Using analytic approximations and statistical analyses, we demonstrate that the observed fixation of wMel at PE is consistent with both stochastic transition past an unstable threshold frequency and deterministic transformation produced by steady immigration at a rate just above the threshold required for deterministic invasion. The indeterminacy results from a delicate balance of parameters needed to produce the delayed transition observed. Our analyses suggest that once Wolbachia transinfections are established locally through systematic introductions, stochastic “threshold crossing” is likely to only minimally enhance spatial spread, providing a local ratchet that slightly – but systematically – aids area-wide transformation of disease-vector populations in heterogeneous landscapes.
AU - Turelli, Michael
AU - Barton, Nicholas H
ID - 11686
KW - Biological sciences
TI - Wolbachia frequency data from: Why did the Wolbachia transinfection cross the road? Drift, deterministic dynamics and disease control
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - Detailed information about the data set see "dataset description.txt" file.
AU - Hasler, Roger
AU - Reiner-Rozman, Ciril
AU - Fossati, Stefan
AU - Aspermair, Patrik
AU - Dostalek, Jakub
AU - Lee, Seungho
AU - Ibáñez, Maria
AU - Bintinger, Johannes
AU - Knoll, Wolfgang
ID - 10833
TI - Field-effect transistor with a plasmonic fiber optic gate electrode as a multivariable biosensor device
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - Data underlying the figures in the publication "The chemistry of Cu3N and Cu3PdN nanocrystals"
AU - Parvizian, Mahsa
AU - Duran Balsa, Alejandra
AU - Pokratath, Rohan
AU - Kalha, Curran
AU - Lee, Seungho
AU - Van den Eynden, Dietger
AU - Ibáñez, Maria
AU - Regoutz, Anna
AU - De Roo, Jonathan
ID - 11695
TI - Data for "The chemistry of Cu3N and Cu3PdN nanocrystals"
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - Codes and data for reproducing the results of N. B. Budanur and B. Hof "An autonomous compartmental model for accelerating epidemics"
AU - Budanur, Nazmi B
ID - 11711
TI - burakbudanur/autoacc-public
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We consider the quantitative problem of obtaining lower-bounds on the probability of termination of a given non-deterministic probabilistic program. Specifically, given a non-termination threshold p∈[0,1], we aim for certificates proving that the program terminates with probability at least 1−p. The basic idea of our approach is to find a terminating stochastic invariant, i.e. a subset SI of program states such that (i) the probability of the program ever leaving SI is no more than p, and (ii) almost-surely, the program either leaves SI or terminates.
While stochastic invariants are already well-known, we provide the first proof that the idea above is not only sound, but also complete for quantitative termination analysis. We then introduce a novel sound and complete characterization of stochastic invariants that enables template-based approaches for easy synthesis of quantitative termination certificates, especially in affine or polynomial forms. Finally, by combining this idea with the existing martingale-based methods that are relatively complete for qualitative termination analysis, we obtain the first automated, sound, and relatively complete algorithm for quantitative termination analysis. Notably, our completeness guarantees for quantitative termination analysis are as strong as the best-known methods for the qualitative variant.
Our prototype implementation demonstrates the effectiveness of our approach on various probabilistic programs. We also demonstrate that our algorithm certifies lower bounds on termination probability for probabilistic programs that are beyond the reach of previous methods.
AU - Chatterjee, Krishnendu
AU - Goharshady, Amir Kafshdar
AU - Meggendorfer, Tobias
AU - Zikelic, Dorde
ID - 12000
SN - 0302-9743
T2 - Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification
TI - Sound and complete certificates for auantitative termination analysis of probabilistic programs
VL - 13371
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Recently it became possible to study highly excited rotational states of molecules in superfluid helium through nonadiabatic alignment experiments (Cherepanov et al 2021 Phys. Rev. A 104 L061303). This calls for theoretical approaches that go beyond explaining renormalized values of molecular spectroscopic constants, which suffices when only the lowest few rotational states are involved. As the first step in this direction, here we present a basic quantum mechanical model describing highly excited rotational states of molecules in superfluid helium nanodroplets. We show that a linear molecule immersed in a superfluid can be seen as an effective symmetric top, similar to the rotational structure of radicals, such as OH or NO, but with the angular momentum of the superfluid playing the role of the electronic angular momentum in free molecules. The simple theory sheds light onto what happens when the rotational angular momentum of the molecule increases beyond the lowest excited states accessible by infrared spectroscopy. In addition, the model allows to estimate the effective rotational and centrifugal distortion constants for a broad range of species and to explain the crossover between light and heavy molecules in superfluid 4He in terms of the many-body wavefunction structure. Some of the above mentioned insights can be acquired by analyzing a simple 2 × 2 matrix.
AU - Cherepanov, Igor
AU - Bighin, Giacomo
AU - Schouder, Constant A.
AU - Chatterley, Adam S.
AU - Stapelfeldt, Henrik
AU - Lemeshko, Mikhail
ID - 11998
IS - 7
JF - New Journal of Physics
SN - 1367-2630
TI - A simple model for high rotational excitations of molecules in a superfluid
VL - 24
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Sexual antagonism is a common hypothesis for driving the evolution of sex chromosomes, whereby recombination suppression is favored between sexually antagonistic loci and the sex-determining locus to maintain beneficial combinations of alleles. This results in the formation of a sex-determining region. Chromosomal inversions may contribute to recombination suppression but their precise role in sex chromosome evolution remains unclear. Because local adaptation is frequently facilitated through the suppression of recombination between adaptive loci by chromosomal inversions, there is potential for inversions that cover sex-determining regions to be involved in local adaptation as well, particularly if habitat variation creates environment-dependent sexual antagonism. With these processes in mind, we investigated sex determination in a well-studied example of local adaptation within a species: the intertidal snail, Littorina saxatilis. Using SNP data from a Swedish hybrid zone, we find novel evidence for a female-heterogametic sex determination system that is restricted to one ecotype. Our results suggest that four putative chromosomal inversions, two previously described and two newly discovered, span the putative sex chromosome pair. We determine their differing associations with sex, which suggest distinct strata of differing ages. The same inversions are found in the second ecotype but do not show any sex association. The striking disparity in inversion-sex associations between ecotypes that are connected by gene flow across a habitat transition that is just a few meters wide indicates a difference in selective regime that has produced a distinct barrier to the spread of the newly discovered sex-determining region between ecotypes. Such sex chromosome-environment interactions have not previously been uncovered in L. saxatilis and are known in few other organisms. A combination of both sex-specific selection and divergent natural selection is required to explain these highly unusual patterns.
AU - Hearn, Katherine E.
AU - Koch, Eva L.
AU - Stankowski, Sean
AU - Butlin, Roger K.
AU - Faria, Rui
AU - Johannesson, Kerstin
AU - Westram, Anja M
ID - 12001
JF - Evolution Letters
TI - Differing associations between sex determination and sex-linked inversions in two ecotypes of Littorina saxatilis
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TY - JOUR
AB - A simple drawing D(G) of a graph G is one where each pair of edges share at most one point: either a common endpoint or a proper crossing. An edge e in the complement of G can be inserted into D(G) if there exists a simple drawing of G+e extending D(G). As a result of Levi’s Enlargement Lemma, if a drawing is rectilinear (pseudolinear), that is, the edges can be extended into an arrangement of lines (pseudolines), then any edge in the complement of G can be inserted. In contrast, we show that it is NP-complete to decide whether one edge can be inserted into a simple drawing. This remains true even if we assume that the drawing is pseudocircular, that is, the edges can be extended to an arrangement of pseudocircles. On the positive side, we show that, given an arrangement of pseudocircles A and a pseudosegment σ, it can be decided in polynomial time whether there exists a pseudocircle Φσ extending σ for which A∪{Φσ} is again an arrangement of pseudocircles.
AU - Arroyo Guevara, Alan M
AU - Klute, Fabian
AU - Parada, Irene
AU - Vogtenhuber, Birgit
AU - Seidel, Raimund
AU - Wiedera, Tilo
ID - 11999
JF - Discrete and Computational Geometry
SN - 0179-5376
TI - Inserting one edge into a simples drawing is hard
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TY - JOUR
AB - G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) regulate processes ranging from immune responses to neuronal signaling. However, ligands for many GPCRs remain unknown, suffer from off-target effects or have poor bioavailability. Additionally, dissecting cell type-specific responses is challenging when the same GPCR is expressed on different cells within a tissue. Here, we overcome these limitations by engineering DREADD-based GPCR chimeras that bind clozapine-N-oxide and mimic a GPCR-of-interest. We show that chimeric DREADD-β2AR triggers responses comparable to β2AR on second messenger and kinase activity, post-translational modifications, and protein-protein interactions. Moreover, we successfully recapitulate β2AR-mediated filopodia formation in microglia, an immune cell capable of driving central nervous system inflammation. When dissecting microglial inflammation, we included two additional DREADD-based chimeras mimicking microglia-enriched GPR65 and GPR109A. DREADD-β2AR and DREADD-GPR65 modulate the inflammatory response with high similarity to endogenous β2AR, while DREADD-GPR109A shows no impact. Our DREADD-based approach allows investigation of cell type-dependent pathways without known endogenous ligands.
AU - Schulz, Rouven
AU - Korkut, Medina
AU - Venturino, Alessandro
AU - Colombo, Gloria
AU - Siegert, Sandra
ID - 11995
JF - Nature Communications
TI - Chimeric GPCRs mimic distinct signaling pathways and modulate microglia responses
VL - 13
ER -
TY - THES
AB - G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) respond to specific ligands and regulate multiple processes ranging from cell growth and immune responses to neuronal signal transmission. However, ligands for many GPCRs remain unknown, suffer from off-target effects or have poor bioavailability. Additional challenges exist to dissect cell-type specific responses when the same GPCR is expressed on several cell types within the body. Here, we overcome these limitations by engineering DREADD-based GPCR chimeras that selectively bind their agonist clozapine-N-oxide (CNO) and mimic a GPCR-of-interest in a desired cell type.
We validated our approach with β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR/ADRB2) and show that our chimeric DREADD-β2AR triggers comparable responses on second messenger and kinase activity, post-translational modifications, and protein-protein interactions. Since β2AR is also enriched in microglia, which can drive inflammation in the central nervous system, we expressed chimeric DREADD-β2AR in primary microglia and successfully recapitulate β2AR-mediated filopodia formation through CNO stimulation. To dissect the role of selected GPCRs during microglial inflammation, we additionally generated DREADD-based chimeras for microglia-enriched GPR65 and GPR109A/HCAR2. In a microglia cell line, DREADD-β2AR and DREADD-GPR65 both modulated the inflammatory response with a similar profile as endogenously expressed β2AR, while DREADD-GPR109A showed no impact.
Our DREADD-based approach provides the means to obtain mechanistic and functional insights into GPCR signaling on a cell-type specific level.
AU - Schulz, Rouven
ID - 11945
SN - 2663-337X
TI - Chimeric G protein-coupled receptors mimic distinct signaling pathways and modulate microglia function
ER -
TY - DATA
AU - Schulz, Rouven
ID - 11542
TI - Source Data (Chimeric GPCRs mimic distinct signaling pathways and modulate microglia responses)
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TY - JOUR
AB - Interlocking puzzles are intriguing geometric games where the puzzle pieces are held together based on their geometric arrangement, preventing the puzzle from falling apart. High-level-of-difficulty, or simply high-level, interlocking puzzles are a subclass of interlocking puzzles that require multiple moves to take out the first subassembly from the puzzle. Solving a high-level interlocking puzzle is a challenging task since one has to explore many different configurations of the puzzle pieces until reaching a configuration where the first subassembly can be taken out. Designing a high-level interlocking puzzle with a user-specified level of difficulty is even harder since the puzzle pieces have to be interlocking in all the configurations before the first subassembly is taken out.
In this paper, we present a computational approach to design high-level interlocking puzzles. The core idea is to represent all possible configurations of an interlocking puzzle as well as transitions among these configurations using a rooted, undirected graph called a disassembly graph and leverage this graph to find a disassembly plan that requires a minimal number of moves to take out the first subassembly from the puzzle. At the design stage, our algorithm iteratively constructs the geometry of each puzzle piece to expand the disassembly graph incrementally, aiming to achieve a user-specified level of difficulty. We show that our approach allows efficient generation of high-level interlocking puzzles of various shape complexities, including new solutions not attainable by state-of-the-art approaches.
AU - Chen, Rulin
AU - Wang, Ziqi
AU - Song, Peng
AU - Bickel, Bernd
ID - 11735
IS - 4
JF - ACM Transactions on Graphics
SN - 0730-0301
TI - Computational design of high-level interlocking puzzles
VL - 41
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The Tibetan plateau (TP) plays an important role in the Asian summer monsoon (ASM) dynamics as a heat source during the pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. A significant contribution to the pre-monsoon TP heating comes from the sensible heat flux (SHF), which depend on the surface properties. A glaciated surface would have a different SHF compared to a non-glaciated surface. Therefore, the TP glaciers potentially can also impact the hydrological cycle in the Asian continent by impacting the ASM rainfall via its contribution to the total plateau heating. However, there is no assessment of this putative link available. Here, we attempt to qualitatively study the role of TP glaciers on ASM by analyzing the sensitivity of an atmospheric model to the absence of TP glaciers. We find that the absence of the glaciers is most felt in climatologically less snowy regions (which are mostly located at the south-central boundary of the TP during the pre-monsoon season), which leads to positive SHF anomalies. The resulting positive diabatic heating leads to rising air in the eastern TP and sinking air in the western TP. This altered circulation in turn leads to a positive SHF memory in the western TP, which persists until the end of the monsoon season. The impact of SHF anomalies on diabatic heating results in a large-scale subsidence over the ASM domain. The net result is a reduced seasonal ASM rainfall. Given the relentless warming and the vulnerability of glaciers to warming, this is another flag in the ASM variability and change that needs further attention.
AU - GOSWAMI, BIDYUT B
AU - An, Soon-Il
AU - Murtugudde, Raghu
ID - 12007
IS - 3-4
JF - Climatic Change
KW - Atmospheric Science
KW - Global and Planetary Change
SN - 0165-0009
TI - Role of the Tibetan plateau glaciers in the Asian summer monsoon
VL - 173
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We study the fate of an impurity in an ultracold heteronuclear Bose mixture, focusing on the experimentally relevant case of a ⁴¹K - ⁸⁷Rb mixture, with the impurity in a ⁴¹K hyperfine state. Our paper provides a comprehensive description of an impurity in a BEC mixture with contact interactions across its phase diagram. We present results for the miscible and immiscible regimes, as well as for the impurity in a self-bound quantum droplet. Here, varying the interactions, we find exotic states where the impurity localizes either at the center or
at the surface of the droplet.
AU - Bighin, Giacomo
AU - Burchianti, A.
AU - Minardi, F.
AU - Macrì, T.
ID - 11997
IS - 2
JF - Physical Review A
SN - 2469-9926
TI - Impurity in a heteronuclear two-component Bose mixture
VL - 106
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - If you mix fruit syrups with alcohol to make a schnapps, the two liquids will remain perfectly blended forever. But if you mix oil with vinegar to make a vinaigrette, the oil and vinegar will soon separate back into their previous selves. Such liquid-liquid phase separation is a thermodynamically driven phenomenon and plays an important role in many biological processes (1). Although energy injection at the macroscale can reverse the phase separation—a strong shake is the normal response to a separated vinaigrette—little is known about the effect of energy added at the microscopic level on phase separation. This fundamental question has deep ramifications, notably in biology, because active processes also make the interior of a living cell different from a dead one. On page 768 of this issue, Adkins et al. (2) examine how mechanical activity at the microscopic scale affects liquid-liquid phase separation and allows liquids to climb surfaces.
AU - Palacci, Jérémie A
ID - 11996
IS - 6607
JF - Science
SN - 0036-8075
TI - A soft active matter that can climb walls
VL - 377
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The study of the complexity of the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP), centred around the Feder-Vardi Dichotomy Conjecture, has been very prominent in the last two decades. After a long concerted effort and many partial results, the Dichotomy Conjecture has been proved in 2017 independently by Bulatov and Zhuk. At about the same time, a vast generalisation of CSP, called promise CSP, has started to gain prominence. In this survey, we explain the importance of promise CSP and highlight many new very interesting features that the study of promise CSP has brought to light. The complexity classification quest for the promise CSP is wide open, and we argue that, despite the promise CSP being more general, this quest is rather more accessible to a wide range of researchers than the dichotomy-led study of the CSP has been.
AU - Krokhin, Andrei
AU - Opršal, Jakub
ID - 11991
IS - 3
JF - ACM SIGLOG News
SN - 2372-3491
TI - An invitation to the promise constraint satisfaction problem
VL - 9
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Changes in the short-term dynamics of excitatory synapses over development have been observed throughout cortex, but their purpose and consequences remain unclear. Here, we propose that developmental changes in synaptic dynamics buffer the effect of slow inhibitory long-term plasticity, allowing for continuously stable neural activity. Using computational modeling we demonstrate that early in development excitatory short-term depression quickly stabilises neural activity, even in the face of strong, unbalanced excitation. We introduce a model of the commonly observed developmental shift from depression to facilitation and show that neural activity remains stable throughout development, while inhibitory synaptic plasticity slowly balances excitation, consistent with experimental observations. Our model predicts changes in the input responses from phasic to phasic-and-tonic and more precise spike timings. We also observe a gradual emergence of short-lasting memory traces governed by short-term plasticity development. We conclude that the developmental depression-to-facilitation shift may control excitation-inhibition balance throughout development with important functional consequences.
AU - Jia, David W.
AU - Vogels, Tim P
AU - Costa, Rui Ponte
ID - 12009
JF - Communications biology
TI - Developmental depression-to-facilitation shift controls excitation-inhibition balance
VL - 5
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - World models learn behaviors in a latent imagination space to enhance the sample-efficiency of deep reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms. While learning world models for high-dimensional observations (e.g., pixel inputs) has become practicable on standard RL benchmarks and some games, their effectiveness in real-world robotics applications has not been explored. In this paper, we investigate how such agents generalize to real-world autonomous vehicle control tasks, where advanced model-free deep RL algorithms fail. In particular, we set up a series of time-lap tasks for an F1TENTH racing robot, equipped with a high-dimensional LiDAR sensor, on a set of test tracks with a gradual increase in their complexity. In this continuous-control setting, we show that model-based agents capable of learning in imagination substantially outperform model-free agents with respect to performance, sample efficiency, successful task completion, and generalization. Moreover, we show that the generalization ability of model-based agents strongly depends on the choice of their observation model. We provide extensive empirical evidence for the effectiveness of world models provided with long enough memory horizons in sim2real tasks.
AU - Brunnbauer, Axel
AU - Berducci, Luigi
AU - Brandstatter, Andreas
AU - Lechner, Mathias
AU - Hasani, Ramin
AU - Rus, Daniela
AU - Grosu, Radu
ID - 12010
SN - 1050-4729
T2 - 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation
TI - Latent imagination facilitates zero-shot transfer in autonomous racing
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We consider the problem of communication over adversarial channels with feedback. Two parties comprising sender Alice and receiver Bob seek to communicate reliably. An adversary James observes Alice's channel transmission entirely and chooses, maliciously, its additive channel input or jamming state thereby corrupting Bob's observation. Bob can communicate over a one-way reverse link with Alice; we assume that transmissions over this feedback link cannot be corrupted by James. Our goal in this work is to study the optimum throughput or capacity over such channels with feedback. We first present results for the quadratically-constrained additive channel where communication is known to be impossible when the noise-to-signal (power) ratio (NSR) is at least 1. We present a novel achievability scheme to establish that positive rate communication is possible even when the NSR is as high as 8/9. We also present new converse upper bounds on the capacity of this channel under potentially stochastic encoders and decoders. We also study feedback communication over the more widely studied q-ary alphabet channel under additive noise. For the q -ary channel, where q > 2, it is well known that capacity is positive under full feedback if and only if the adversary can corrupt strictly less than half the transmitted symbols. We generalize this result and show that the same threshold holds for positive rate communication when the noiseless feedback may only be partial; our scheme employs a stochastic decoder. We extend this characterization, albeit partially, to fully deterministic schemes under partial noiseless feedback. We also present new converse upper bounds for q-ary channels under full feedback, where the encoder and/or decoder may privately randomize. Our converse results bring to the fore an interesting alternate expression for the well known converse bound for the q—ary channel under full feedback which, when specialized to the binary channel, also equals its known capacity.
AU - Joshi, Pranav
AU - Purkayastha, Amritakshya
AU - Zhang, Yihan
AU - Budkuley, Amitalok J.
AU - Jaggi, Sidharth
ID - 12013
SN - 2157-8095
T2 - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
TI - On the capacity of additive AVCs with feedback
VL - 2022
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We consider the problem of coded distributed computing using polar codes. The average execution time of a coded computing system is related to the error probability for transmission over the binary erasure channel in recent work by Soleymani, Jamali and Mahdavifar, where the performance of binary linear codes is investigated. In this paper, we focus on polar codes and unveil a connection between the average execution time and the scaling exponent μ of the family of codes. In the finite-length characterization of polar codes, the scaling exponent is a key object capturing the speed of convergence to capacity. In particular, we show that (i) the gap between the normalized average execution time of polar codes and that of optimal MDS codes is O(n –1/μ ), and (ii) this upper bound can be improved to roughly O(n –1/2 ) by considering polar codes with large kernels. We conjecture that these bounds could be improved to O(n –2/μ ) and O(n –1 ), respectively, and provide a heuristic argument as well as numerical evidence supporting this view.
AU - Fathollahi, Dorsa
AU - Mondelli, Marco
ID - 12016
SN - 2157-8095
T2 - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
TI - Polar coded computing: The role of the scaling exponent
VL - 2022
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - This paper is eligible for the Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award. We generalize a previous framework for designing utility-optimal differentially private (DP) mechanisms via graphs, where datasets are vertices in the graph and edges represent dataset neighborhood. The boundary set contains datasets where an individual’s response changes the binary-valued query compared to its neighbors. Previous work was limited to the homogeneous case where the privacy parameter ε across all datasets was the same and the mechanism at boundary datasets was identical. In our work, the mechanism can take different distributions at the boundary and the privacy parameter ε is a function of neighboring datasets, which recovers an earlier definition of personalized DP as special case. The problem is how to extend the mechanism, which is only defined at the boundary set, to other datasets in the graph in a computationally efficient and utility optimal manner. Using the concept of strongest induced DP condition we solve this problem efficiently in polynomial time (in the size of the graph).
AU - Torkamani, Sahel
AU - Ebrahimi, Javad B.
AU - Sadeghi, Parastoo
AU - D'Oliveira, Rafael G.L.
AU - Médard, Muriel
ID - 12012
SN - 2157-8095
T2 - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
TI - Heterogeneous differential privacy via graphs
VL - 2022
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We characterize the capacity for the discrete-time arbitrarily varying channel with discrete inputs, outputs, and states when (a) the encoder and decoder do not share common randomness, (b) the input and state are subject to cost constraints, (c) the transition matrix of the channel is deterministic given the state, and (d) at each time step the adversary can only observe the current and past channel inputs when choosing the state at that time. The achievable strategy involves stochastic encoding together with list decoding and a disambiguation step. The converse uses a two-phase "babble-and-push" strategy where the adversary chooses the state randomly in the first phase, list decodes the output, and then chooses state inputs to symmetrize the channel in the second phase. These results generalize prior work on specific channels models (additive, erasure) to general discrete alphabets and models.
AU - Zhang, Yihan
AU - Jaggi, Sidharth
AU - Langberg, Michael
AU - Sarwate, Anand D.
ID - 12011
SN - 2157-8095
T2 - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
TI - The capacity of causal adversarial channels
VL - 2022
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We study the problem of high-dimensional multiple packing in Euclidean space. Multiple packing is a natural generalization of sphere packing and is defined as follows. Let P, N > 0 and L∈Z≥2. A multiple packing is a set C of points in Bn(0–,nP−−−√) such that any point in ℝ n lies in the intersection of at most L – 1 balls of radius nN−−−√ around points in C. 1 In this paper, we derive two lower bounds on the largest possible density of a multiple packing. These bounds are obtained through a stronger notion called average-radius multiple packing. Specifically, we exactly pin down the asymptotics of (expurgated) Gaussian codes and (expurgated) spherical codes under average-radius multiple packing. To this end, we apply tools from high-dimensional geometry and large deviation theory. The bound for spherical codes matches the previous best known bound which was obtained for the standard (weaker) notion of multiple packing through a curious connection with error exponents [Bli99], [ZV21]. The bound for Gaussian codes suggests that they are strictly inferior to spherical codes.
AU - Zhang, Yihan
AU - Vatedka, Shashank
ID - 12015
SN - 2157-8095
T2 - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
TI - Lower bounds for multiple packing
VL - 2022
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - We study the problem of high-dimensional multiple packing in Euclidean space. Multiple packing is a natural generalization of sphere packing and is defined as follows. Let N > 0 and L∈Z≥2. A multiple packing is a set C of points in Rn such that any point in Rn lies in the intersection of at most L – 1 balls of radius nN−−−√ around points in C. Given a well-known connection with coding theory, multiple packings can be viewed as the Euclidean analog of list-decodable codes, which are well-studied for finite fields. In this paper, we exactly pin down the asymptotic density of (expurgated) Poisson Point Processes under a stronger notion called average-radius multiple packing. To this end, we apply tools from high-dimensional geometry and large deviation theory. This gives rise to the best known lower bound on the largest multiple packing density. Our result corrects a mistake in a previous paper by Blinovsky [Bli05].
AU - Zhang, Yihan
AU - Vatedka, Shashank
ID - 12014
SN - 2157-8095
T2 - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
TI - List-decodability of Poisson Point Processes
VL - 2022
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are structurally tuneable, porous and crystalline polymers constructed through the covalent attachment of small organic building blocks as elementary units. Using the myriad of such building blocks, a broad spectrum of functionalities has been applied for COF syntheses for broad applications, including heterogeneous catalysis. Herein, we report the synthesis of a new family of porous and crystalline COFs using a novel acridine linker and benzene-1,3,5-tricarbaldehyde derivatives bearing a variable number of hydroxy groups. With the broad absorption in the visible light region, the COFs were applied as photocatalysts in metallaphotocatalytic C−N cross-coupling. The fully β-ketoenamine linked COF showed the highest activity, due to the increased charge separation upon irradiation. The COF showed good to excellent yields for several aryl bromides, good recyclability and even catalyzed the organic transformation in presence of green light as energy source.
AU - Traxler, Michael
AU - Gisbertz, Sebastian
AU - Pachfule, Pradip
AU - Schmidt, Johannes
AU - Roeser, Jérôme
AU - Reischauer, Susanne
AU - Rabeah, Jabor
AU - Pieber, Bartholomäus
AU - Thomas, Arne
ID - 11955
IS - 21
JF - Angewandte Chemie International Edition
SN - 1433-7851
TI - Acridine‐functionalized covalent organic frameworks (COFs) as photocatalysts for metallaphotocatalytic C−N cross‐coupling
VL - 61
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - We present a divergent radical strategy for the fluorination of phenylacetic acid derivatives through N–F bond activation of Selectfluor® with 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine. Comprehensive reaction investigation revealed the critical role of reaction media on selectivity. In presence of water, decarboxylative fluorination through a single electron oxidation is dominant. Non-aqueous conditions result in the clean formation of α-fluoro-α-arylcarboxylic acids through hydrogen atom transfer.
AU - Madani, Amiera
AU - Anghileri, Lucia
AU - Heydenreich, Matthias
AU - Möller, Heiko M.
AU - Pieber, Bartholomäus
ID - 12067
TI - Benzylic fluorination induced by N–F bond activation of Selectfluor® with a solvent-dependent selectivity switch
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Neuronal networks encode information through patterns of activity that define the networks’ function. The neurons’ activity relies on specific connectivity structures, yet the link between structure and function is not fully understood. Here, we tackle this structure-function problem with a new conceptual approach. Instead of manipulating the connectivity directly, we focus on upper triangular matrices, which represent the network dynamics in a given orthonormal basis obtained by the Schur decomposition. This abstraction allows us to independently manipulate the eigenspectrum and feedforward structures of a connectivity matrix. Using this method, we describe a diverse repertoire of non-normal transient amplification, and to complement the analysis of the dynamical regimes, we quantify the geometry of output trajectories through the effective rank of both the eigenvector and the dynamics matrices. Counter-intuitively, we find that shrinking the eigenspectrum’s imaginary distribution leads to highly amplifying regimes in linear and long-lasting dynamics in nonlinear networks. We also find a trade-off between amplification and dimensionality of neuronal dynamics, i.e., trajectories in neuronal state-space. Networks that can amplify a large number of orthogonal initial conditions produce neuronal trajectories that lie in the same subspace of the neuronal state-space. Finally, we examine networks of excitatory and inhibitory neurons. We find that the strength of global inhibition is directly linked with the amplitude of amplification, such that weakening inhibitory weights also decreases amplification, and that the eigenspectrum’s imaginary distribution grows with an increase in the ratio between excitatory-to-inhibitory and excitatory-to-excitatory connectivity strengths. Consequently, the strength of global inhibition reveals itself as a strong signature for amplification and a potential control mechanism to switch dynamical regimes. Our results shed a light on how biological networks, i.e., networks constrained by Dale’s law, may be optimised for specific dynamical regimes.
AU - Christodoulou, Georgia
AU - Vogels, Tim P
AU - Agnes, Everton J.
ID - 12084
IS - 8
JF - PLoS Computational Biology
TI - Regimes and mechanisms of transient amplification in abstract and biological neural networks
VL - 18
ER -
TY - DATA
AB - FtsA is crucial for assembly of the E. coli divisome, as it dynamically links cytoplasmic FtsZ filaments with transmembrane cell division proteins. FtsA allegedly initiates cell division by switching from an inactive polymeric to an active monomeric confirmation, which recruits downstream proteins and stabilizes FtsZ filaments. Here, we use biochemical reconstitution experiments combined with quantitative fluorescence microscopy to study divisome activation in vitro. We compare wildtype-FtsA with FtsA-R286W, a constantly active gain-of-function mutant and find that R286W outperforms the wildtype protein in replicating FtsZ treadmilling dynamics, stabilizing FtsZ filaments and recruiting FtsN. We attribute these differences to a faster membrane exchange of FtsA-R286W and its higher packing density below FtsZ filaments. Using FRET microscopy, we find that FtsN binding does not compete with, but promotes FtsA self-interaction. Our findings suggest a model where FtsA always forms dynamic polymers on the membrane, which re-organize during assembly and activation of the divisome.
AU - Radler, Philipp
ID - 10934
KW - Bacterial cell division
KW - in vitro reconstitution
KW - FtsZ
KW - FtsN
KW - FtsA
TI - In vitro reconstitution of Escherichia coli divisome activation
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The actin-homologue FtsA is essential for E. coli cell division, as it links FtsZ filaments in the Z-ring to transmembrane proteins. FtsA is thought to initiate cell constriction by switching from an inactive polymeric to an active monomeric conformation, which recruits downstream proteins and stabilizes the Z-ring. However, direct biochemical evidence for this mechanism is missing. Here, we use reconstitution experiments and quantitative fluorescence microscopy to study divisome activation in vitro. By comparing wild-type FtsA with FtsA R286W, we find that this hyperactive mutant outperforms FtsA WT in replicating FtsZ treadmilling dynamics, FtsZ filament stabilization and recruitment of FtsN. We could attribute these differences to a faster exchange and denser packing of FtsA R286W below FtsZ filaments. Using FRET microscopy, we also find that FtsN binding promotes FtsA self-interaction. We propose that in the active divisome FtsA and FtsN exist as a dynamic copolymer that follows treadmilling filaments of FtsZ.
AU - Radler, Philipp
AU - Baranova, Natalia S.
AU - Dos Santos Caldas, Paulo R
AU - Sommer, Christoph M
AU - Lopez Pelegrin, Maria D
AU - Michalik, David
AU - Loose, Martin
ID - 11373
JF - Nature Communications
KW - General Physics and Astronomy
KW - General Biochemistry
KW - Genetics and Molecular Biology
KW - General Chemistry
SN - 2041-1723
TI - In vitro reconstitution of Escherichia coli divisome activation
VL - 13
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CPK) are key components of a wide array of signaling pathways, translating stress and nutrient signaling into the modulation of cellular processes such as ion transport and transcription. However, not much is known about CPKs in endomembrane trafficking. Here, we screened for CPKs that impact on root growth and gravitropism, by overexpressing constitutively active forms of CPKs under the control of an inducible promoter in Arabidopsis thaliana. We found that inducible overexpression of an constitutive active CPK30 (CA-CPK30) resulted in a loss of root gravitropism and ectopic auxin accumulation in the root tip. Immunolocalization revealed that CA-CPK30 roots have reduced PIN protein levels, PIN1 polarity defects and impaired Brefeldin A (BFA)-sensitive trafficking. Moreover, FM4-64 uptake was reduced, indicative of a defect in endocytosis. The effects on BFA-sensitive trafficking were not specific to PINs, as BFA could not induce aggregation of ARF1- and CHC-labeled endosomes in CA-CPK30. Interestingly, the interference with BFA-body formation, could be reverted by increasing the extracellular pH, indicating a pH-dependence of this CA-CPK30 effect. Altogether, our data reveal an important role for CPK30 in root growth regulation and endomembrane trafficking in Arabidopsis thaliana.
AU - Wang, Ren
AU - Himschoot, Ellie
AU - Chen, Jian
AU - Boudsocq, Marie
AU - Geelen, Danny
AU - Friml, Jiří
AU - Beeckman, Tom
AU - Vanneste, Steffen
ID - 11589
JF - Frontiers in Plant Science
TI - Constitutive active CPK30 interferes with root growth and endomembrane trafficking in Arabidopsis thaliana
VL - 13
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - In holomorphic dynamics, complex box mappings arise as first return maps to wellchosen domains. They are a generalization of polynomial-like mapping, where the domain of the return map can have infinitely many components. They turned out to be extremely useful in tackling diverse problems. The purpose of this paper is:
• To illustrate some pathologies that can occur when a complex box mapping is not induced by a globally defined map and when its domain has infinitely many components, and to give conditions to avoid these issues.
• To show that once one has a box mapping for a rational map, these conditions can be assumed to hold in a very natural setting. Thus, we call such complex box mappings dynamically natural. Having such box mappings is the first step in tackling many problems in one-dimensional dynamics.
• Many results in holomorphic dynamics rely on an interplay between combinatorial and analytic techniques. In this setting, some of these tools are:
• the Enhanced Nest (a nest of puzzle pieces around critical points) from Kozlovski, Shen, van Strien (AnnMath 165:749–841, 2007), referred to below as KSS;
• the Covering Lemma (which controls the moduli of pullbacks of annuli) from Kahn and Lyubich (Ann Math 169(2):561–593, 2009);
• the QC-Criterion and the Spreading Principle from KSS.
The purpose of this paper is to make these tools more accessible so that they can be used as a ‘black box’, so one does not have to redo the proofs in new settings.
• To give an intuitive, but also rather detailed, outline of the proof from KSS and Kozlovski and van Strien (Proc Lond Math Soc (3) 99:275–296, 2009) of the following results for non-renormalizable dynamically natural complex box mappings:
• puzzle pieces shrink to points,
• (under some assumptions) topologically conjugate non-renormalizable polynomials and box mappings are quasiconformally conjugate.
• We prove the fundamental ergodic properties for dynamically natural box mappings. This leads to some necessary conditions for when such a box mapping supports a measurable invariant line field on its filled Julia set. These mappings
are the analogues of Lattès maps in this setting.
• We prove a version of Mañé’s Theorem for complex box mappings concerning expansion along orbits of points that avoid a neighborhood of the set of critical points.
AU - Clark, Trevor
AU - Drach, Kostiantyn
AU - Kozlovski, Oleg
AU - Strien, Sebastian Van
ID - 11553
IS - 2
JF - Arnold Mathematical Journal
SN - 2199-6792
TI - The dynamics of complex box mappings
VL - 8
ER -
TY - THES
AB - In this thesis, we study two of the most important questions in Arithmetic geometry: that of the existence and density of solutions to Diophantine equations. In order for a Diophantine equation to have any solutions over the rational numbers, it must have solutions everywhere locally, i.e., over R and over Qp for every prime p. The converse, called the Hasse principle, is known to fail in general. However, it is still a central question in Arithmetic geometry to determine for which varieties the Hasse principle does hold. In this work, we establish the Hasse principle for a wide new family of varieties of the form f(t) = NK/Q(x) ̸= 0, where f is a polynomial with integer coefficients and NK/Q denotes the norm
form associated to a number field K. Our results cover products of arbitrarily many linear, quadratic or cubic factors, and generalise an argument of Irving [69], which makes use of the beta sieve of Rosser and Iwaniec. We also demonstrate how our main sieve results can be applied to treat new cases of a conjecture of Harpaz and Wittenberg on locally split values of polynomials over number fields, and discuss consequences for rational points in fibrations.
In the second question, about the density of solutions, one defines a height function and seeks to estimate asymptotically the number of points of height bounded by B as B → ∞. Traditionally, one either counts rational points, or
integral points with respect to a suitable model. However, in this thesis, we study an emerging area of interest in Arithmetic geometry known as Campana points, which in some sense interpolate between rational and integral points.
More precisely, we count the number of nonzero integers z1, z2, z3 such that gcd(z1, z2, z3) = 1, and z1, z2, z3, z1 + z2 + z3 are all squareful and bounded by B. Using the circle method, we obtain an asymptotic formula which agrees in
the power of B and log B with a bold new generalisation of Manin’s conjecture to the setting of Campana points, recently formulated by Pieropan, Smeets, Tanimoto and Várilly-Alvarado [96]. However, in this thesis we also provide the first known counterexamples to leading constant predicted by their conjecture.
AU - Shute, Alec L
ID - 12072
SN - 2663-337X
TI - Existence and density problems in Diophantine geometry: From norm forms to Campana points
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider the many-body time evolution of weakly interacting bosons in the mean field regime for initial coherent states. We show that bounded k-particle operators, corresponding to dependent random variables, satisfy both a law of large numbers and a central limit theorem.
AU - Rademacher, Simone Anna Elvira
ID - 12083
IS - 8
JF - Journal of Mathematical Physics
SN - 0022-2488
TI - Dependent random variables in quantum dynamics
VL - 63
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Plant cell growth responds rapidly to various stimuli, adapting architecture to environmental changes. Two major endogenous signals regulating growth are the phytohormone auxin and the secreted peptides rapid alkalinization factors (RALFs). Both trigger very rapid cellular responses and also exert long-term effects [Du et al., Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 71, 379–402 (2020); Blackburn et al., Plant Physiol. 182, 1657–1666 (2020)]. However, the way, in which these distinct signaling pathways converge to regulate growth, remains unknown. Here, using vertical confocal microscopy combined with a microfluidic chip, we addressed the mechanism of RALF action on growth. We observed correlation between RALF1-induced rapid Arabidopsis thaliana root growth inhibition and apoplast alkalinization during the initial phase of the response, and revealed that RALF1 reversibly inhibits primary root growth through apoplast alkalinization faster than within 1 min. This rapid apoplast alkalinization was the result of RALF1-induced net H+ influx and was mediated by the receptor FERONIA (FER). Furthermore, we investigated the cross-talk between RALF1 and the auxin signaling pathways during root growth regulation. The results showed that RALF-FER signaling triggered auxin signaling with a delay of approximately 1 h by up-regulating auxin biosynthesis, thus contributing to sustained RALF1-induced growth inhibition. This biphasic RALF1 action on growth allows plants to respond rapidly to environmental stimuli and also reprogram growth and development in the long term.
AU - Li, Lanxin
AU - Chen, Huihuang
AU - Alotaibi, Saqer S.
AU - Pěnčík, Aleš
AU - Adamowski, Maciek
AU - Novák, Ondřej
AU - Friml, Jiří
ID - 11723
IS - 31
JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
KW - Multidisciplinary
SN - 0027-8424
TI - RALF1 peptide triggers biphasic root growth inhibition upstream of auxin biosynthesis
VL - 119
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We investigate the BCS critical temperature Tc in the high-density limit and derive an asymptotic formula, which strongly depends on the behavior of the interaction potential V on the Fermi-surface. Our results include a rigorous confirmation for the behavior of Tc at high densities proposed by Langmann et al. (Phys Rev Lett 122:157001, 2019) and identify precise conditions under which superconducting domes arise in BCS theory.
AU - Henheik, Sven Joscha
ID - 10623
IS - 1
JF - Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Geometry
KW - geometry and topology
KW - mathematical physics
SN - 1385-0172
TI - The BCS critical temperature at high density
VL - 25
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - Let $\ell$ be a prime number. We classify the subgroups $G$ of
$\operatorname{Sp}_4(\mathbb{F}_\ell)$ and
$\operatorname{GSp}_4(\mathbb{F}_\ell)$ that act irreducibly on
$\mathbb{F}_\ell^4$, but such that every element of $G$ fixes an
$\mathbb{F}_\ell$-vector subspace of dimension 1. We use this classification to
prove that the local-global principle for isogenies of degree $\ell$ between
abelian surfaces over number fields holds in many cases -- in particular,
whenever the abelian surface has non-trivial endomorphisms and $\ell$ is large
enough with respect to the field of definition. Finally, we prove that there
exist arbitrarily large primes $\ell$ for which some abelian surface
$A/\mathbb{Q}$ fails the local-global principle for isogenies of degree $\ell$.
AU - Lombardo, Davide
AU - Verzobio, Matteo
ID - 12312
T2 - arXiv
TI - On the local-global principle for isogenies of abelian surfaces
ER -
TY - GEN
AB - In this note we prove a formula for the cancellation exponent $k_{v,n}$
between division polynomials $\psi_n$ and $\phi_n$ associated with a sequence
$\{nP\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ of points on an elliptic curve $E$ defined over a
discrete valuation field $K$. The formula is identical with the result of
Yabuta-Voutier for the case of finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$ and
generalizes to the case of non-standard Kodaira types for non-perfect residue
fields.
AU - Naskręcki, Bartosz
AU - Verzobio, Matteo
ID - 12311
T2 - arXiv
TI - Common valuations of division polynomials
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - The generation of a correctly-sized cerebral cortex with all-embracing neuronal and glial cell-type diversity critically depends on faithful radial glial progenitor (RGP) cell proliferation/differentiation programs. Temporal RGP lineage progression is regulated by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) and loss of PRC2 activity results in severe neurogenesis defects and microcephaly. How PRC2-dependent gene expression instructs RGP lineage progression is unknown. Here we utilize Mosaic Analysis with Double Markers (MADM)-based single cell technology and demonstrate that PRC2 is not cell-autonomously required in neurogenic RGPs but rather acts at the global tissue-wide level. Conversely, cortical astrocyte production and maturation is cell-autonomously controlled by PRC2-dependent transcriptional regulation. We thus reveal highly distinct and sequential PRC2 functions in RGP lineage progression that are dependent on complex interplays between intrinsic and tissue-wide properties. In a broader context our results imply a critical role for the genetic and cellular niche environment in neural stem cell behavior.
AU - Amberg, Nicole
AU - Pauler, Florian
AU - Streicher, Carmen
AU - Hippenmeyer, Simon
ID - 11336
IS - 44
JF - Science Advances
SN - 2375-2548
TI - Tissue-wide genetic and cellular landscape shapes the execution of sequential PRC2 functions in neural stem cell lineage progression
VL - 8
ER -
TY - CHAP
AB - The proteomes of specialized structures, and the interactomes of proteins of interest, provide entry points to elucidate the functions of molecular machines. Here, we review a proximity-labeling strategy that uses the improved E. coli biotin ligase TurboID to characterize C. elegans protein complexes. Although the focus is on C. elegans neurons, the method is applicable regardless of cell type. We describe detailed extraction procedures that solubilize the bulk of C. elegans proteins and highlight the importance of tagging endogenous genes, to ensure physiological expression levels. We review issues associated with non-specific background noise and the importance of appropriate controls. As proof of principle, we review our analysis of the interactome of a presynaptic active zone protein, ELKS-1. Our aim is to provide a detailed protocol for TurboID-based proximity labeling in C. elegans and to highlight its potential and its limitations to characterize protein complexes and subcellular compartments in this animal.
AU - Artan, Murat
AU - de Bono, Mario
ED - Yamamoto, Daisuke
ID - 11456
SN - 0893-2336
T2 - Behavioral Neurogenetics
TI - Proteomic Analysis of C. Elegans Neurons Using TurboID-Based Proximity Labeling
VL - 181
ER -
TY - CONF
AB - It is a highly desirable property for deep networks to be robust against
small input changes. One popular way to achieve this property is by designing
networks with a small Lipschitz constant. In this work, we propose a new
technique for constructing such Lipschitz networks that has a number of
desirable properties: it can be applied to any linear network layer
(fully-connected or convolutional), it provides formal guarantees on the
Lipschitz constant, it is easy to implement and efficient to run, and it can be
combined with any training objective and optimization method. In fact, our
technique is the first one in the literature that achieves all of these
properties simultaneously. Our main contribution is a rescaling-based weight
matrix parametrization that guarantees each network layer to have a Lipschitz
constant of at most 1 and results in the learned weight matrices to be close to
orthogonal. Hence we call such layers almost-orthogonal Lipschitz (AOL).
Experiments and ablation studies in the context of image classification with
certified robust accuracy confirm that AOL layers achieve results that are on
par with most existing methods. Yet, they are simpler to implement and more
broadly applicable, because they do not require computationally expensive
matrix orthogonalization or inversion steps as part of the network
architecture. We provide code at https://github.com/berndprach/AOL.
AU - Prach, Bernd
AU - Lampert, Christoph
ID - 11839
SN - 9783031198021
T2 - Computer Vision – ECCV 2022
TI - Almost-orthogonal layers for efficient general-purpose Lipschitz networks
VL - 13681
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - In 1998 Burago and Kleiner and (independently) McMullen gave examples of separated nets in Euclidean space which are non-bilipschitz equivalent to the integer lattice. We study weaker notions of equivalence of separated nets and demonstrate that such notions also give rise to distinct equivalence classes. Put differently, we find occurrences of particularly strong divergence of separated nets from the integer lattice. Our approach generalises that of Burago and Kleiner and McMullen which takes place largely in a continuous setting. Existence of irregular separated nets is verified via the existence of non-realisable density functions ρ:[0,1]d→(0,∞). In the present work we obtain stronger types of non-realisable densities.
AU - Dymond, Michael
AU - Kaluza, Vojtech
ID - 9652
JF - Israel Journal of Mathematics
KW - Lipschitz
KW - bilipschitz
KW - bounded displacement
KW - modulus of continuity
KW - separated net
KW - non-realisable density
KW - Burago--Kleiner construction
TI - Highly irregular separated nets
ER -