# Y. Cao - Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, 136-705

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AffiliationDepartment of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, 136-705 |
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## Pub CategoriesPhysics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect (8) High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (7) Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (5) Computer Science - Information Theory (4) Mathematics - Information Theory (4) Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry (4) Quantum Physics (4) Physics - Materials Science (4) Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons (3) Physics - Optics (3) Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (3) Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence (2) Computer Science - Computation and Language (2) Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (2) Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (2) Physics - Soft Condensed Matter (2) Computer Science - Learning (2) Quantitative Biology - Cell Behavior (1) Mathematics - Rings and Algebras (1) Physics - Superconductivity (1) Mathematics - Statistics (1) Computer Science - Neural and Evolutionary Computing (1) Statistics - Theory (1) Mathematics - Number Theory (1) Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science (1) Computer Science - Databases (1) Astrophysics of Galaxies (1) Physics - Biological Physics (1) Computer Science - Cryptography and Security (1) Computer Science - Programming Languages (1) Mathematics - Probability (1) Physics - Physics and Society (1) Statistics - Methodology (1) |

## Publications Authored By Y. Cao

Chemotaxis, a basic and universal phenomenon among living organisms, directly controls the transport kinetics of active fluids such as swarming bacteria, but has not been considered when utilizing passive tracer to probe the nonequilibrium properties of such fluids. Here we present the first theoretical investigation of the diffusion dynamics of a chemoattractant-coated tracer in bacterial suspension, by developing a molecular dynamics model of bacterial chemotaxis. We demonstrate that the non-Gaussian statistics of full-coated tracer arises from the noises exerted by bacteria, which is athermal and exponentially correlated. Read More

In this work we demonstrate that a free-standing van der Waals heterostructure, usually regarded as a flat object, can exhibit an intrinsic buckled atomic structure resulting from the interaction between two layers with a small lattice mismatch. We studied a freely suspended membrane of well aligned graphene on a hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) monolayer by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning TEM (STEM). We developed a detection method in the STEM that is capable of recording the direction of the scattered electron beam and that is extremely sensitive to the local stacking of atoms. Read More

Various physical structures exhibit a fundamentally probabilistic nature over diverse scales in space and time, to the point that the demarcation line between quantum and classic laws gets blurred. Here, we characterize the probability of intermittency in the laminar-turbulence transition of a partially mode-locked fibre laser system, whose degree of coherence is deteriorated by multiple mode mixing. Two competing processes, namely the proliferation and the decay of an optical turbulent puff, determine a critical behavior for the onset of turbulence in such a nonlinear dissipative system, where nondeterministic polarization rogue waves are introduced. Read More

We prove that any open subset $U$ of a semi-simple simply connected quasi-split linear algebraic group $G$ with ${codim} (G\setminus U, G)\geq 2$ over a number field satisfies strong approximation by establishing a fibration of $G$ over a toric variety. We also extend this result to strong approximation with Brauer-Manin obstruction for groupic varieties of which all invertible functions are constant. As a by-product of the fibration method, we provide an example which satisfies strong approximation with Brauer-Manin obstruction over $\mathbb{Q}$ and fails to satisfy such a property after some finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}$. Read More

We address the computational challenge of finding the robust sequential change-point detection procedures when the pre- and post-change distributions are not completely specified. Earlier works establish the general conditions for robust procedures which include finding a pair of least favorable distri- butions (LFDs). However, in the multi-dimensional setting, it is hard to find such LFDs computationally. Read More

Behaviour distances to measure the resemblance of two states in a (nondeterministic) fuzzy transition system have been proposed recently in the literature. Such a distance, defined as a pseudo-ultrametric over the state space of the model, provides a quantitative analogue of bisimilarity. In this paper, we focus on the problem of computing these distances. Read More

Flight delay happens every day in airports all over the world. However, systemic investigation in large scales remains a challenge. We collect primary data of domestic departure records from Bureau of Transportation Statistics of United States, and do empirical statistics with them in form of complementary cumulative distributions functions (CCDFs) and transmission function of the delays. Read More

**Authors:**O. Yaron, D. A. Perley, A. Gal-Yam, J. H. Groh, A. Horesh, E. O. Ofek, S. R. Kulkarni, J. Sollerman, C. Fransson, A. Rubin, P. Szabo, N. Sapir, F. Taddia, S. B. Cenko, S. Valenti, I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, M. M. Kasliwal, P. M. Vreeswijk, D. Khazov, O. D. Fox, Y. Cao, O. Gnat, P. L. Kelly, P. E. Nugent, A. V. Filippenko, R. R. Laher, P. R. Wozniak, W. H. Lee, U. D. Rebbapragada, K. Maguire, M. Sullivan, M. T. Soumagnac

**Category:**High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

With the advent of new wide-field, high-cadence optical transient surveys, our understanding of the diversity of core-collapse supernovae has grown tremendously in the last decade. However, the pre-supernova evolution of massive stars, that sets the physical backdrop to these violent events, is theoretically not well understood and difficult to probe observationally. Here we report the discovery of the supernova iPTF13dqy = SN 2013fs, a mere ~3 hr after explosion. Read More

In recent years, Deep Learning (DL) has found great success in domains such as multimedia understanding. However, the complex nature of multimedia data makes it difficult to develop DL-based software. The state-of-the art tools, such as Caffe, TensorFlow, Torch7, and CNTK, while are successful in their applicable domains, are programming libraries with fixed user interface, internal representation, and execution environment. Read More

**Authors:**Mansi M. Kasliwal, John Bally, Frank Masci, Ann Marie Cody, Howard E. Bond, Jacob E. Jencson, Samaporn Tinyanont, Yi Cao, Carlos Contreras, Devin A. Dykhoff, Samuel Amodeo, Lee Armus, Martha Boyer, Matteo Cantiello, Robert L. Carlon, Alexander C. Cass, David Cook, David T. Corgan, Joseph Faella, Ori D. Fox, Wayne Green, Robert Gehrz, George Helou, Eric Hsiao, Joel Johansson, Rubab M. Khan, Ryan M. Lau, Norbert Langer, Emily Levesque, Peter Milne, Shazrene Mohamed, Nidia Morrell, Andy Monson, Anna Moore, Eran O. Ofek, Donal O' Sullivan, Mudumba Parthasarthy, Andres Perez, Daniel A. Perley, Mark Phillips, Thomas A. Prince, Dinesh Shenoy, Nathan Smith, Jason Surace, Schuyler D. Van Dyk, Patricia Whitelock, Robert Williams

We present an ongoing, systematic search for extragalactic infrared transients, dubbed SPIRITS --- SPitzer InfraRed Intensive Transients Survey. In the first year, using Spitzer/IRAC, we searched 190 nearby galaxies with cadence baselines of one month and six months. We discovered over 1958 variables and 43 transients. Read More

We present a radio-quiet quasar at z=0.237 discovered "turning on" by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF). The transient, iPTF 16bco, was detected by iPTF in the nucleus of a galaxy with an archival SDSS spectrum with weak narrow-line emission characteristic of a low-ionization emission line region (LINER). Read More

**Category:**Mathematics - Probability

We consider a random knockout tournament among players $1, \ldots, n$, in which each match involves two players. The match format is specified by the number of matches played in each round, where the constitution of the matches in a round is random. Supposing that there are numbers $v_1, \ldots, v_n$ such that a match between $i$ and $j$ will be won by $i$ with probability $\frac{v_i}{v_i+v_j}$, we obtain a lower bound on the tournament win probability for the best player, as well as upper and lower bounds for all the players. Read More

Crystallographic alignment between two-dimensional crystals in van der Waals heterostructures brought a number of profound physical phenomena, including observation of Hofstadter butterfly and topological currents, and promising novel applications, such as resonant tunnelling transistors. Here, by probing the electronic density of states in graphene using graphene-hexagonal boron nitride tunnelling transistors, we demonstrate a structural transition of bilayer graphene from incommensurate twisted stacking state into a commensurate AB stacking due to a macroscopic graphene self-rotation. This structural transition is accompanied by a topological transition in the reciprocal space and by pseudospin texturing. Read More

Kawamata proposed a conjecture predicting that every nef and big line bundle on a smooth projective variety with trivial first Chern class has nontrivial global sections. We verify this conjecture for several cases, including (i) all hyperk\"{a}hler varieties of dimension $\leq 6$; (ii) all known hyperk\"{a}hler varieties except for O'Grady's 10-dimensional example; (iii) general complete intersection Calabi-Yau varieties in certain Fano manifolds (e.g. Read More

**Authors:**R. Lunnan, M. M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao, L. Hangard, O. Yaron, J. T. Parrent, C. McCully, A. Gal-Yam, J. S. Mulchaey, S. Ben-Ami, A. V. Filippenko, C. Fremling, A. S. Fruchter, D. A. Howell, J. Koda, T. Kupfer, S. R. Kulkarni, R. Laher, F. Masci, P. E. Nugent, E. O. Ofek, M. Yagi, Lin Yan

**Category:**High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We present the Palomar Transient Factory discoveries and the photometric and spectroscopic observations of PTF11kmb and PTF12bho. We show that both transients have properties consistent with the class of calcium-rich gap transients, specifically lower peak luminosities and rapid evolution compared to ordinary supernovae, and a nebular spectrum dominated by [Ca II] emission. A striking feature of both transients is their host environments: PTF12bho is an intra-cluster transient in the Coma Cluster, while PTF11kmb is located in a loose galaxy group, at a physical offset ~150 kpc from the most likely host galaxy. Read More

In nature, a variety of limbless locomotion patterns flourish from the small or basic life form (Escherichia coli, the amoeba, etc.) to the large or intelligent creatures (e.g. Read More

**Authors:**Alexander Georgi, Peter Nemes-Incze, Ramon Carrillo-Bastos, Daiara Faria, Silvia Viola Kusminskiy, Dawei Zhai, Martin Schneider, Dinesh Subramaniam, Torge Mashoff, Nils M. Freitag, Marcus Liebmann, Marco Pratzer, Ludger Wirtz, Colin R. Woods, Roman V. Gorbachev, Yang Cao, Kostya S. Novoselov, Nancy Sandler, Markus Morgenstern

One of the fundamental properties of spin 1/2 particles is their interaction with magnetic fields. The exploration of this coupling can be quite elusive, for example in the case of neutrinos. Graphene has been shown to be a condensed matter platform for the study of such ultrarelativistic particles, with its neutrino-like charge carriers having a spin-like degree of freedom called pseudospin. Read More

**Authors:**A. Goobar, R. Amanullah, S. R. Kulkarni, P. E. Nugent, J. Johansson, C. Steidel, D. Law, E. Mortsell, R. Quimby, N. Blagorodnova, A. Brandeker, Y. Cao, A. Cooray, R. Ferretti, C. Fremling, L. Hangard, M. Kasliwal, T. Kupfer, R. Lunnan, F. Masci, A. A. Miller, H. Nayyeri, J. D. Neill, E. O. Ofek, S. Papadogiannakis, T. Petrushevska, V. Ravi, J. Sollerman, M. Sullivan, F. Taddia, R. Walters, D. Wilson, L. Yan, O. Yaron

We report the discovery of a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factor (iPTF). The light originating from SNIa iPTF16geu, at redshift $z_{SN}=0.409$, is magnified by an intervening galaxy at $z_{l}=0. Read More

Differential Privacy (DP) has received increased attention as a rigorous privacy framework. Existing studies employ traditional DP mechanisms (e.g. Read More

In this paper, we introduce a novel fusion method that can enhance object detection performance by fusing decisions from two different types of computer vision tasks: object detection and image classification. In the proposed work, the class label of an image obtained from image classification is viewed as prior knowledge about existence or non-existence of certain objects. The prior knowledge is then fused with the decisions of object detection to improve detection accuracy by mitigating false positives of an object detector that are strongly contradicted with the prior knowledge. Read More

Let $\mathbb{F}_{p^m}$ be a finite field of cardinality $p^m$, where $p$ is a prime, and $k, N$ be any positive integers. We denote $R_k=F_{p^m}[u]/\langle u^k\rangle =F_{p^m}+uF_{p^m}+\ldots+u^{k-1}F_{p^m}$ ($u^k=0$) and $\lambda=a_0+a_1u+\ldots+a_{k-1}u^{k-1}$ where $a_0, a_1,\ldots, a_{k-1}\in F_{p^m}$ satisfying $a_0\neq 0$ and $a_1=1$. Let $r$ be a positive integer satisfying $p^{r-1}+1\leq k\leq p^r$. Read More

Augmenting RGB data with measured depth has been shown to improve the performance of a range of tasks in computer vision including object detection and semantic segmentation. Although depth sensors such as the Microsoft Kinect have facilitated easy acquisition of such depth information, the vast majority of images used in vision tasks do not contain depth information. In this paper, we show that augmenting RGB images with estimated depth can also improve the accuracy of both object detection and semantic segmentation. Read More

**Authors:**Yonghui Wu, Mike Schuster, Zhifeng Chen, Quoc V. Le, Mohammad Norouzi, Wolfgang Macherey, Maxim Krikun, Yuan Cao, Qin Gao, Klaus Macherey, Jeff Klingner, Apurva Shah, Melvin Johnson, Xiaobing Liu, Łukasz Kaiser, Stephan Gouws, Yoshikiyo Kato, Taku Kudo, Hideto Kazawa, Keith Stevens, George Kurian, Nishant Patil, Wei Wang, Cliff Young, Jason Smith, Jason Riesa, Alex Rudnick, Oriol Vinyals, Greg Corrado, Macduff Hughes, Jeffrey Dean

Neural Machine Translation (NMT) is an end-to-end learning approach for automated translation, with the potential to overcome many of the weaknesses of conventional phrase-based translation systems. Unfortunately, NMT systems are known to be computationally expensive both in training and in translation inference. Also, most NMT systems have difficulty with rare words. Read More

**Authors:**Paul M. Vreeswijk, Giorgos Leloudas, Avishay Gal-Yam, Annalisa De Cia, Daniel A. Perley, Robert M. Quimby, Roni Waldman, Mark Sullivan, Lin Yan, Eran O. Ofek, Christoffer Fremling, Francesco Taddia, Jesper Sollerman, Stefano Valenti, Iair Arcavi, D. Andrew Howell, Alexei V. Filippenko, S. Bradley Cenko, Ofer Yaron, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Yi Cao, Sagi Ben-Ami, Assaf Horesh, Adam Rubin, Ragnhild Lunnan, Peter E. Nugent, Russ Laher, Umaa D. Rebbapragada, Przemysław Woźniak, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni

We present the light curves of the hydrogen-poor superluminous supernovae (SLSNe-I) PTF12dam and iPTF13dcc, discovered by the (intermediate) Palomar Transient Factory. Both show excess emission at early times and a slowly declining light curve at late times. The early bump in PTF12dam is very similar in duration (~10 days) and brightness relative to the main peak (2-3 mag fainter) compared to those observed in other SLSNe-I. Read More

Let $\mathbb{F}_{2^m}$ be a finite field of cardinality $2^m$, $R=\mathbb{F}_{2^m}[u]/\langle u^4\rangle)$ and $n$ is an odd positive integer. For any $\delta,\alpha\in \mathbb{F}_{2^m}^{\times}$, ideals of the ring $R[x]/\langle x^{2n}-(\delta+\alpha u^2)\rangle$ are identified as $(\delta+\alpha u^2)$-constacyclic codes of length $2n$ over $R$. In this paper, an explicit representation and enumeration for all distinct $(\delta+\alpha u^2)$-constacyclic codes of length $2n$ over $R$ are presented. Read More

Let $k$ a field of characteristic zero. Let $X$ be a smooth, projective, geometrically rational $k$-surface. Let $\mathcal{T}$ be a universal torsor over $X$ with a $k$-point et $\mathcal{T}^c$ a smooth compactification of $\mathcal{T}$. Read More

Phase-field simulation (PFS) have revolutionized the understanding of domain structure and switching behavior in ferroelectric thin films and ceramics. Generally, PFS is based on solution of a (set) of Ginzburg-Landau equations for a defined order parameter field(s) under physical boundary conditions (BCs) of fixed potential or charge. While well-matched to the interfaces in bulk materials and devices, these BCs are generally not applicable to free ferroelectric surfaces. Read More

**Authors:**Jacob E. Jencson, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Joel Johansson, Carlos Contreras, Sergio Castellón, Howard E. Bond, Andrew J. Monson, Frank J. Masci, Ann Marie Cody, Jennifer E. Andrews, John Bally, Yi Cao, Ori D. Fox, Timothy Gburek, Robert D. Gehrz, Wayne Green, George Helou, Eric Hsiao, Nidia Morrell, Mark Phillips, Thomas A. Prince, Robert A. Simcoe, Nathan Smith, Samaporn Tinyanont, Robert Williams

SPIRITS---SPitzer InfraRed Intensive Transients Survey---is an ongoing survey of nearby galaxies searching for infrared (IR) transients with Spitzer/IRAC. We present the discovery and follow-up observations of one of our most luminous ($M_{[4.5]} = -17. Read More

Let $D_{2n}=\langle x,y\mid x^n=1, y^2=1, yxy=x^{-1}\rangle$ be a dihedral group, and $R={\rm GR}(p^2,m)$ be a Galois ring of characteristic $p^2$ and cardinality $p^{2m}$ where $p$ is a prime. Left ideals of the group ring $R[D_{2n}]$ are called left dihedral codes over $R$ of length $2n$, and abbreviated as left $D_{2n}$-codes over $R$. Let ${\rm gcd}(n,p)=1$ in this paper. Read More

In this paper, we study the distributed control of networked cyber-physical systems when a much more energy-efficient distributed communication management strategy is proposed to solve the well-studied consensus problem. In contrast to the existing potential-based network topology control method, the proposed topology control method is based on the variation of communication ranges such that each agent can control its ad hoc communication range. The proposed network topology control technique can not only guarantee network connectivity but also reduce the communication energy. Read More

Caching is an effective technique to improve user perceived experience for content delivery in wireless networks. Wireless caching differs from traditional web caching in that it can exploit the broadcast nature of wireless medium and hence opportunistically change the network topologies. This paper studies a cache-aided MIMO interference network with 3 transmitters each equipped with M antennas and 3 receivers each with N antennas. Read More

A decade of intense research on two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals has revealed that their properties can differ greatly from those of the parent compound. These differences are governed by changes in the band structure due to quantum confinement and are most profound if the underlying lattice symmetry changes. Here we report a high-quality 2D electron gas in few-layer InSe encapsulated in hexagonal boron nitride under an inert atmosphere. Read More

Here we consider using quantum annealing to solve Set Cover with Pairs (SCP), an NP-hard combinatorial optimization problem that play an important role in networking, computational biology, and biochemistry. We show an explicit construction of Ising Hamiltonians whose ground states encode the solution of SCP instances. We numerically simulate the time-dependent Schr\"{o}dinger equation in order to test the performance of quantum annealing for random instances and compare with that of simulated annealing. Read More

Epitaxial heterostructures composed of complex oxides have fascinated researchers for over a decade as they offer multiple degrees of freedom to unveil emergent many-body phenomena often unattainable in bulk. Recently, apart from stabilizing such artificial structures along the conventional [001]-direction, tuning the growth direction along unconventional crystallographic axes has been highlighted as a promising route to realize novel quantum many-body phases. Here we illustrate this rapidly developing field of geometrical lattice engineering with the emphasis on a few prototypical examples of the recent experimental efforts to design complex oxide heterostructures along the (111) orientation for quantum phase discovery and potential applications. Read More

**Authors:**Yanwei Cao, Xiaoran Liu, P. Shafer, S. Middey, D. Meyers, M. Kareev, Z. Zhong, J. -W. Kim, P. J. Ryan, E. Arenholz, J. Chakhalian

In all archetypical reported (001)-oriented perovskite heterostructures, it has been deduced that the preferential occupation of two-dimensional electron gases is in-plane $d_\textrm{xy}$ state. In sharp contrast to this, the investigated electronic structure of a spinel-perovskite heterostructure $\gamma$-Al$_2$O$_3$/SrTiO$_3$ by resonant soft X-ray linear dichroism, demonstrates that the preferential occupation is out-of-plane $d_\textrm{xz}$/$d_\textrm{yz}$ states for interfacial electrons. Moreover, the impact of strain further corroborates that this anomalous orbital structure can be linked to the altered crystal field at the interface and symmetry breaking of the interfacial structural units. Read More

We study the evolution of magnetic excitations in the disordered two-dimensional antiferromagnet Sr2Ir1-xRuxO4. A gigantic magnetic gap greater than 40 meV opens at x = 0.27 and increases with Ru concentration, rendering the dispersive magnetic excitations in Sr2IrO4 almost momentum independent. Read More

**Authors:**Zhenjie Feng, Xunqing Yin, Yiming Cao, Xianglian Peng, Tian Gao, Chuan Yu, Jingzhe Chen, Baojuan Kang, Bo Lu, Juan Guo, Qing Li, Wei-Shiuan Tseng, Zhongquan Ma, Chao Jing, Shixun Cao, Jincang Zhang, N. -C. Yeh

**Category:**Physics - Superconductivity

We demonstrate that Mn-doping in the layered sulfides Bi_4O_4S_3 leads to stable Bi_4-x Mn_x O_4 S_3 compounds that exhibit both long-range ferromagnetism and enhanced superconductivity for 0.075 < = x < = 0.15, with a possible record superconducting transition temperature (T_c) = 15 K among all BiS_2-based superconductors. Read More

The electrostatic confinement of massless charge carriers is hampered by Klein tunneling. Circumventing this problem in graphene mainly relies on carving out nanostructures or applying electric displacement fields to open a band gap in bilayer graphene. So far, these approaches suffer from edge disorder or insufficiently controlled localization of electrons. Read More

Chirality is a fundamental property of electrons with the relativistic spectrum found in graphene and topological insulators. It plays a crucial role in relativistic phenomena, such as Klein tunneling, but it is difficult to visualize directly. Here we report the direct observation and manipulation of chirality and pseudospin polarization in the tunneling of electrons between two almost perfectly aligned graphene crystals. Read More

**Authors:**Griffin Hosseinzadeh, Iair Arcavi, Stefano Valenti, Curtis McCully, D. Andrew Howell, Joel Johansson, Jesper Sollerman, Andrea Pastorello, Stefano Benetti, Yi Cao, S. Bradley Cenko, Kelsey Clubb, Alessandra Corsi, Gina Duggan, Nancy Elias-Rosa, Alexei V. Filippenko, Ori D. Fox, Christoffer Fremling, Assaf Horesh, Emir Karamehmetoglu, Mansi Kasliwal, G. H. Marion, Eran Ofek, David Sand, Francesco Taddia, WeiKang Zheng, Morgan Fraser, Avishay Gal-Yam, Cosimo Inserra, Russ Laher, Frank Masci, Umaa Rebbapragada, Stephen Smartt, Ken W. Smith, Mark Sullivan, Jason Surace, Przemek Woźniak

Type Ibn supernovae (SNe) are a small yet intriguing class of explosions whose spectra are characterized by low-velocity helium emission lines with little to no evidence for hydrogen. The prevailing theory has been that these are the core-collapse explosions of very massive stars embedded in helium-rich circumstellar material (CSM). We report optical observations of six new SNe Ibn: PTF11rfh, PTF12ldy, iPTF14aki, iPTF15ul, SN 2015G, and iPTF15akq. Read More

**Authors:**Frank Masci

^{1}, Russ Laher, Umaa Rebbapragada, Gary Doran, Adam Miller, Eric Bellm, Mansi Kasliwal, Eran Ofek, Jason Surace, David Shupe, Carl Grillmair, Ed Jackson, Tom Barlow, Lin Yan, Yi Cao, S. Bradley Cenko, Lisa Storrie-Lombardi, George Helou, Thomas Prince, Shrinivas Kulkarni

**Affiliations:**

^{1}California Institute of Technology

We describe the near real-time transient-source discovery engine for the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF), currently in operations at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Caltech. We coin this system the IPAC/iPTF Discovery Engine (or IDE). We review the algorithms used for PSF-matching, image subtraction, detection, photometry, and machine-learned (ML) vetting of extracted transient candidates. Read More

A fast-turnaround pipeline for realtime data reduction plays an essential role in discovering and permitting follow-up observations to young supernovae and fast-evolving transients in modern time-domain surveys. In this paper, we present the realtime image subtraction pipeline in the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory. By using high-performance computing, efficient database, and machine learning algorithms, this pipeline manages to reliably deliver transient candidates within ten minutes of images being taken. Read More

The goal of the paper is to develop a specific application of the convex optimization based hypothesis testing techniques developed in A. Juditsky, A. Nemirovski, "Hypothesis testing via affine detectors," Electronic Journal of Statistics 10:2204--2242, 2016. Read More

**Authors:**N. Blagorodnova, R. Kotak, J. Polshaw, M. M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao, A. M. Cody, G. B. Doran, N. Elias-Rosa, M. Fraser, C. Fremling, C. Gonzalez-Fernandez, J. Harmanen, J. Jencson, E. Kankare, R. -P. Kudritzki, S. R. Kulkarni, E. Magnier, I. Manulis, F. J. Masci, S. Mattila, P. Nugent, P. Ochner, A. Pastorello, T. Reynolds, K. Smith, J. Sollerman, F. Taddia, G. Terreran, L. Tomasella, M. Turatto, P. Vreeswijk, P. Wozniak, S. Zaggia

**Category:**Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

We present the results of optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared observations of M101 OT2015-1 (PSN J14021678+5426205), a luminous red transient in the Pinwheel galaxy (M101), spanning a total of 16 years. The lightcurve showed two distinct peaks with absolute magnitudes $M_r\leq-12.4$ and $M_r \simeq-12$, on 2014 November 11 and 2015 February 17, respectively. Read More

We investigate several aspects of realizing quantum computation using entangled polar molecules in pendular states. Quantum algorithms typically start from a product state |00.. Read More

While question answering (QA) with neural network, i.e. neural QA, has achieved promising results in recent years, lacking of large scale real-word QA dataset is still a challenge for developing and evaluating neural QA system. Read More

We propose a scheme for coupling 2D materials to an engineered cavity based on a defective rod type photonic crystal lattice. We show results from numerical modelling of the suggested cavity design, and propose using the height profile of a 2D material transferred on top of the cavity to maximise coupling between exciton recombination and the cavity mode. The photonic structure plays a key role in enhancing the launch efficiency, by improving the directionality of the emitted light to better couple it into an external optical system. Read More

The recent discovery of semiconducting two-dimensional materials has led to the prediction of a revolution in the field of optoelectronics, driven by the introduction of a series of new components that are just a few atoms thick. Key remaining challenges for producing practical devices from these materials lie in improving the coupling of light into and out of single atomic layers, and in making these layers robust to the influence of their surrounding environment. We present a solution to tackle both of these problems simultaneously, by deterministically placing a micro-lens directly onto the surface of these materials. Read More

Twisted bilayer graphene (TwBLG) is one of the simplest van der Waals heterostructures, yet it yields a complex electronic system with intricate interplay between moir\'{e} physics and interlayer hybridization effects. We report on electronic transport measurements of high mobility small angle TwBLG devices showing clear evidence for insulating states at the superlattice band edges, with thermal activation gaps several times larger than theoretically predicted. Moreover, Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations and tight binding calculations reveal that the band structure consists of two intersecting Fermi contours whose crossing points are effectively unhybridized. Read More

We consider geometrically cellular varieties $X$ over an arbitrary field of characteristic zero. We study the quotient of the third unramified cohomology group $H^3_{nr}(X,\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}(2))$ by its constant part. For $X$ a smooth compactification of a universal torsor over a geometrically rational surface, we show that this quotient if finite. Read More