Department of Physics & Astronomy

Publications (2009)

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Topics: Astrophysics, Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, or Conference Proceedings and Preprints
Authors in bold are faculty; authors in italics are students or alumni.

Astrophysics

A Near-Infrared Excess in the Continuum of High-redshift Galaxies: A Tracer of Star Formation and Circumstellar Disks?
Mentuch, E., Abraham, R. G., Glazebrook, K., McCarthy, P. J., Yan, H., O'Donnell, D. V., Le Borgne, D., Savaglio, S., Crampton, D., Murowinski, R., Juneau, S., Carlberg, R. G., Jørgensen, I., Roth, K., Chen, H.-W., Marzke, R. O. , The Astrophysical Journal, 706, 1020 (2009)

Direct Calculation of the Turbulent Dissipation Efficiency in Anelastic Convection
Penev, K., Barranco, J., Sasselov, D. , The Astrophysical Journal, 705, 285 (2009)

Five Planets and an Independent Confirmation of HD 196885Ab from Lick Observatory
Fischer, D., Driscoll, P., Isaacson, H., Giguere, M., Marcy, G. W., Valenti, J., Wright, J. T., Henry, G. W., Johnson, J. A., Howard, A., Peek, K., McCarthy, C. , The Astrophysical Journal, 703, 1545 (2009)

The HST/ACS Coma Cluster Survey - V. Compact stellar systems in the Coma Cluster
Price, J., Phillipps, S., Huxor, A., Trentham, N., Ferguson, H. C., Marzke, R. O., Hornschemeier, A., Goudfrooij, P., Hammer, D., Tully, R. B., Chiboucas, K., Smith, R. J., Carter, D., Merritt, D., Balcells, M., Erwin, P., Puzia, T. H. , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 397, 1816 (2009)

The role of black holes in galaxy formation and evolution
Cattaneo, A., Faber, S. M., Binney, J., Dekel, A., Kormendy, J., Mushotzky, R., Babul, A., Best, P. N., Brüggen, M., Fabian, A. C., Frenk, C. S., Khalatyan, A., Netzer, H., Mahdavi, A., Silk, J., Steinmetz, M., Wisotzki, L. , Nature, 460, 213 (2009)

Helium-core White Dwarfs in the Globular Cluster NGC 6397
Strickler, R. R., Cool, A. M., Anderson, J., Cohn, H. N., Lugger, P. M., Serenelli, A. M. , The Astrophysical Journal, 699, 40 (2009)

A Chandra Study of the Galactic Globular Cluster Omega Centauri
Haggard, D., Cool, A. M., Davies, M. B. , The Astrophysical Journal, 697, 224 (2009)

The Radio Luminosity Function and Galaxy Evolution in the Coma Cluster
Miller, N. A., Hornschemeier, A. E., Mobasher, B., Bridges, T. J., Hudson, M. J., Marzke, R. O., Smith, R. J. , The Astronomical Journal, 137, 4450 (2009)

Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37 IV: Limit on the Fraction of Stars with Planets as Small as 0.3RJ
Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Holman, M. J., McLeod, B. A., Stanek, K. Z., Barranco, J. A., Pinsonneault, M. H., Meibom, S., Kalirai, J. S. , The Astrophysical Journal, 695, 336 (2009)

Red Nuggets at z ~ 1.5: Compact Passive Galaxies and the Formation of the Kormendy Relation
Damjanov, I., McCarthy, P. J., Abraham, R. G., Glazebrook, K., Yan, H., Mentuch, E., Le Borgne, D., Savaglio, S., Crampton, D., Murowinski, R., Juneau, S., Carlberg, R. G., Jørgensen, I., Roth, K., Chen, H.-W., Marzke, R. O. , The Astrophysical Journal, 695, 101 (2009)

A spectroscopic survey of dwarf galaxies in the Coma cluster: stellar populations, environment and downsizing
Smith, R. J., Lucey, J. R., Hudson, M. J., Allanson, S. P., Bridges, T. J., Hornschemeier, A. E., Marzke, R. O., Miller, N. A. , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 392, 1265 (2009)

Three-Dimensional Simulations of Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability in Settled Dust Layers in Protoplanetary Disks
Barranco, J. A. , The Astrophysical Journal, 691, 907 (2009)

Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. III. Stellar Rotation at 550 Myr
Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Pinsonneault, M. H., Stanek, K. Z., Holman, M. J., McLeod, B. A., Meibom, S., Barranco, J. A., Kalirai, J. S. , The Astrophysical Journal, 691, 342 (2009)

Experimental Physics

Self-Organized Criticality in Sheared Suspensions
Corté, L., Gerbode, S. J., Man, W., Pine, D. J. , Physical Review Letters, 103, 248301 (2009)

Geometric stabilization of extended S=2 vortices in two-dimensional photonic lattices: Theoretical analysis, numerical computation, and experimental results
Law, K. J. H., Song, D., Kevrekidis, P. G., Xu, J., Chen, Z. , Physical Review A, 80, 063817 (2009)

Photonic Systems: Optical Shockley-Like Surface States in Photonic Superlattices
Hromada, I., Malkova, N., Wang, X., Bryant, G., Chen, Z. , Optics & Photonics News, 20, 23 (2009)

Stabilization and breakup of optical vortices in presence of hybrid nonlinearity
Gan, X., Zhang, P., Liu, S., Zheng, Y., Zhao, J., Chen, Z. , Optics Express, 17, 23130 (2009)

Transition between Tamm-like and Shockley-like surface states in optically induced photonic superlattices
Malkova, N., Hromada, I., Wang, X., Bryant, G., Chen, Z. , Physical Review A, 80, 043806 (2009)

Saddle solitons: a balance between bi-diffraction and hybrid nonlinearity
Hu, Y., Lou, C., Zhang, P., Xu, J., Yang, J., Chen, Z. , Optics Letters, 34, 3259 (2009)

Current-Temperature Diagram of Resistive States in Long Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 Strips
Harrabi, K., Ladan, F.-R., Lam, V. D., Maneval, J.-P., Hamet, J.-F., Villégier, J.-C., Bland, R. W. , Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 157, 36 (2009)

Optical induction of three-dimensional photonic lattices and enhancement of discrete diffraction
Zhang, P., Egger, R., Chen, Z. , Optics Express, 17, 13151 (2009)

Hybrid nonlinearity supported by nonconventionally biased photorefractive crystals
Zhang, P., Liu, S., Lou, C., Gao, Y., Zhao, J., Xu, J., Chen, Z. , Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 95, 559 (2009)

Observation of optical Shockley-like surface states in photonic superlattices
Malkova, N., Hromada, I., Wang, X., Bryant, G., Chen, Z. , Optics Letters, 34, 1633 (2009)

Orientation-dependent excitations of lattice soliton trains with hybrid nonlinearity
Hu, Y., Lou, C., Liu, S., Zhang, P., Zhao, J., Xu, J., Chen, Z. , Optics Letters, 34, 1114 (2009)

"Beam control and multi-color routing with spatial photonic defect modes"
Wang, X. and Chen, Z., Opt. Express, 17, 16927 (2009)

Theoretical Physics

Conformality or confinement (II): one-flavor CFTs and mixed-representation QCD
Poppitz, E., Ünsal, M. , Journal of High Energy Physics, 12, 11 (2009)

Exact lattice supersymmetry
Catterall, S., Kaplan, D. B., Ünsal, M. , Physics Reports, 484, 71 (2009)

Multiflavor QCD on R×S: Studying transition from Abelian to non-Abelian confinement
Shifman, M., Ünsal, M. , Physics Letters B, 681, 491 (2009)

Magnetic bion condensation: A new mechanism of confinement and mass gap in four dimensions
Ünsal, M. , Physical Review D, 80, 065001 (2009)

Conformality or confinement: (IR)relevance of topological excitations
Poppitz, E., Ünsal, M. , Journal of High Energy Physics, 9, 50 (2009)

Gauge orbits and the Coulomb potential
Greensite, J. , Physical Review D, 80, 045003 (2009)

Chiral gauge dynamics and dynamical supersymmetry breaking
Poppitz, E., Ünsal, M. , Journal of High Energy Physics, 7, 60 (2009)

Mixed action effective field theory: An addendum
Chen, J.-W., Golterman, M., O'Connell, D., Walker-Loud, A. , Physical Review D, 79, 117502 (2009)

Constituent gluon content of the static quark-antiquark state in Coulomb gauge
Greensite, J., Olejník, Š. , Physical Review D, 79, 114501 (2009)

Quantum Phase Transitions and New Scales in QCD-like Theories
Ünsal, M. , Physical Review Letters, 102, 182002 (2009)

Yang-Mills theories with chiral matter at strong coupling
Shifman, M., Ünsal, M. , Physical Review D, 79, 105010 (2009)

Deformed matrix models, supersymmetric lattice twists and Script N = ¼ supersymmetry
Ünsal, M. , Journal of High Energy Physics, 5, 82 (2009)

Possible duality violations in τ decay and their impact on the determination of αs
Catà, O., Golterman, M., Peris, S. , Physical Review D, 79, 053002 (2009)

Index theorem for topological excitations on R3 × S1 and Chern-Simons theory
Poppitz, E., Ünsal, M. , Journal of High Energy Physics, 3, 27 (2009)

Confinement in Yang-Mills: Elements of a Big Picture
Shifman, M., Ünsal, M. , Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements, 186, 235 (2009)

Conference Proceedings and Preprints

Direct Calculation of Turbulent Dissipation in Convective Zones
Penev, K., Barranco, J., Sasselov, D., Robinson, F., Demarque, P. , American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #213, 213, #612.05 (2009)

Joint Multiwavelength Constraints on Cluster Dark Matter Profiles from the JACO Collaboration
Krok, M., Mahdavi, A., Hoekstra, H., Babul, A., Sievers, J., Henry, J. , American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #214, 214, #415.03 (2009)

Dissipation Efficiency of Turbulent Convection
Penev, K., Sasselov, D., Barranco, J., Demarque, P., Robinson, F. , American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #214, 214, #314.02 (2009)

The Faint End of the Red Sequence in the Coma Cluster: A Comprehensive Spectroscopic Survey from the Core to the Virial Radius
Marzke, R., Hornschemeier, A., Smith, R., Miller, N., Hudson, M., Ferguson, H., Bridges, T., Lucey, J., Tully, B., Carter, D., Mouhcine, M., Trentham, N., Caldwell, N. , NOAO Proposal ID #2009A-0432, 432 (2009)

The Evolution of Galaxy Clusters Across Cosmic Time
Arnaud, M., Bohringer, H., Jones, C., McNamara, B., Ohashi, T., Patnaude, D., Arnaud, K., Bautz, M., Blanchard, A., Bregman, J., Chartas, G., Croston, J., David, L., Donahue, M., Fabian, A., Finoguenov, A., Furuzawa, A., Gallagher, S., Haba, Y., Hornschemeier, A., Heinz, S., Kaastra, J., Kapferer, W., Lamer, G., Mahdavi, A., Makishima, K., Matsushita, K., Nakazawa, K., Nulsen, P., Ogle, P., Perlman, E., Ponman, T., Proga, D., Pratt, G., Randall, S., Richards, G., Romer, K., Ruszkowski, M., Schmidt, R., Smith, R., Tananbaum, H., Vrtilek, J., Worrall, D. , ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:0902.4890 (2009)

A GUI for Modeling Multiple Planet Systems
Giguere, M. J., Ader, T., Barnes, R., Barranco, J. A., Fischer, D. , Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 41, #456.05 (2009)

Decoding Dark Matter: A Dynamical Code for the Joint Analysis of Cluster Observations
Mansheim, A., Mahdavi, A. , Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 41, #448.11 (2009)

An X-ray Analysis Pipeline for the Joint Analysis of Cluster Observations
Bills, T., Mahdavi, A., Mansheim, A. , Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 41, #448.10 (2009)

Mid-Infrared Molecular Hydrogen Imaging of the Nearest Twisted Protostellar Outflow: Spitzer IRS Spectral Mapping of IRAS 16253-2429
Barsony, M. A., Wolf-Chase, G. A., Ciardi, D. R., O'Linger, J., Haisch, K. E., Jr., Jarrett, T. H. , Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 41, #413.05 (2009)

Light Localization by Defects in Optically Induced Photonic Structures
Yang, J., Wang, X., Wang, J., Chen, Z. , Nonlinearities in Periodic Structures and Metamaterials, 127 (2009)

Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD
Golterman, M. , ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:0912.4042 (2009)

Contribution from Duality Violations to the theoretical error on alpha_s
Cata, O., Golterman, M., Peris, S. , ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:0904.4443 (2009)

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