@article{579,
abstract = {The logic underlying the coherent nature of quantum information processing often deviates from intuitive reasoning, leading to surprising effects. Counterfactual computation constitutes a striking example: the potential outcome of a quantum computation can be inferred, even if the computer is not run 1. Relying on similar arguments to interaction-free measurements 2 (or quantum interrogation3), counterfactual computation is accomplished by putting the computer in a superposition of 'running' and 'not running' states, and then interfering the two histories. Conditional on the as-yet-unknown outcome of the computation, it is sometimes possible to counterfactually infer information about the solution. Here we demonstrate counterfactual computation, implementing Grover's search algorithm with an all-optical approach4. It was believed that the overall probability of such counterfactual inference is intrinsically limited1,5, so that it could not perform better on average than random guesses. However, using a novel 'chained' version of the quantum Zeno effect6, we show how to boost the counterfactual inference probability to unity, thereby beating the random guessing limit. Our methods are general and apply to any physical system, as illustrated by a discussion of trapped-ion systems. Finally, we briefly show that, in certain circumstances, counterfactual computation can eliminate errors induced by decoherence. },
author = {Onur Hosten and Rakher, Matthew T and Barreiro, Julio T and Peters, Nicholas A and Kwiat, Paul G},
journal = {Nature},
number = {7079},
pages = {949 -- 952},
publisher = {Nature Publishing Group},
title = {{Counterfactual quantum computation through quantum interrogation}},
doi = {10.1038/nature04523},
volume = {439},
year = {2006},
}
@inproceedings{583,
abstract = {Visible light photon counters (VLPCs) and solid-state photomultipliers (SSPMs) facilitate efficient single-photon detection. We are attempting to improve their efficiency, previously limited to < 88% by coupling losses, via anti-reflection coatings, better electronics and cryogenics.},
author = {Rangarajan, Radhika and Peters, Nicholas A and Onur Hosten and Altepeter, Joseph B and Jeffrey, Evan R and Kwiat, Paul G},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{Improved single-photon detection}},
doi = {10.1109/CLEO.2006.4628641},
year = {2006},
}
@article{6151,
author = {Salecker, Iris and Häusser, Michael and de Bono, Mario},
issn = {1469-221X},
journal = {EMBO reports},
number = {6},
pages = {585--589},
publisher = {Wiley},
title = {{On the axonal road to circuit function and behaviour: Workshop on the assembly and function of neuronal circuits}},
doi = {10.1038/sj.embor.7400713},
volume = {7},
year = {2006},
}
@article{6152,
author = {Rogers, Candida and Persson, Annelie and Cheung, Benny and de Bono, Mario},
issn = {0960-9822},
journal = {Current Biology},
number = {7},
pages = {649--659},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Behavioral motifs and neural pathways coordinating O2 responses and aggregation in C. elegans}},
doi = {10.1016/j.cub.2006.03.023},
volume = {16},
year = {2006},
}
@article{1461,
abstract = {This note proves combinatorially that the intersection pairing on the middle-dimensional compactly supported cohomology of a toric hyperkähler variety is always definite, providing a large number of non-trivial L 2 harmonic forms for toric hyperkähler metrics on these varieties. This is motivated by a result of Hitchin about the definiteness of the pairing of L 2 harmonic forms on complete hyperkähler manifolds of linear growth.},
author = {Tamas Hausel and Swartz, Edward},
journal = {Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society},
number = {8},
pages = {2403 -- 2409},
publisher = {American Mathematical Society},
title = {{Intersection forms of toric hyperkähler varieties}},
doi = {10.1090/S0002-9939-06-08248-7},
volume = {134},
year = {2006},
}
@article{1462,
abstract = {A Fourier transform technique is introduced for counting the number of solutions of holomorphic moment map equations over a finite field. This technique in turn gives information on Betti numbers of holomorphic symplectic quotients. As a consequence, simple unified proofs are obtained for formulas of Poincaré polynomials of toric hyperkähler varieties (recovering results of Bielawski-Dancer and Hausel-Sturmfels), Poincaré polynomials of Hubert schemes of points and twisted Atiyah-Drinfeld-Hitchin-Manin (ADHM) spaces of instantons on ℂ2 (recovering results of Nakajima-Yoshioka), and Poincaré polynomials of all Nakajima quiver varieties. As an application, a proof of a conjecture of Kac on the number of absolutely indecomposable representations of a quiver is announced.},
author = {Tamas Hausel},
journal = {PNAS},
number = {16},
pages = {6120 -- 6124},
publisher = {National Academy of Sciences},
title = {{Betti numbers of holomorphic symplectic quotients via arithmetic Fourier transform}},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.0601337103},
volume = {103},
year = {2006},
}
@article{1033,
abstract = {Systems of three interacting particles are notorious for their complex physical behaviour. A landmark theoretical result in few-body quantum physics is Efimov\'s prediction1,2 of a universal set of bound trimer states appearing for three identical bosons with a resonant two-body interaction. Counterintuitively, these states even exist in the absence of a corresponding two-body bound state. Since the formulation of Efimov\'s problem in the context of nuclear physics 35 years ago, it has attracted great interest in many areas of physics3-8. However, the observation of Efimov quantum states has remained an elusive goal3,5. Here we report the observation of an Efimov resonance in an ultracold gas of caesium atoms. The resonance occurs in the range of large negative two-body scattering lengths, arising from the coupling of three free atoms to an Efimov trimer. Experimentally, we observe its signature as a giant three-body recombination loss9,10 when the strength of the two-body interaction is varied. We also detect a minimum 9,11,12 in the recombination loss for positive scattering lengths, indicating destructive interference of decay pathways. Our results confirm central theoretical predictions of Efimov physics and represent a starting point with which to explore the universal properties of resonantly interacting few-body systems7. While Feshbach resonances13,14 have provided the key to control quantum-mechanical interactions on the two-body level, Efimov resonances connect ultracold matter15 to the world of few-body quantum phenomena.},
author = {Kraemer, Tobias and Mark, Michael and Waldburger, Philipp and Danzl, Johann G and Chin, Cheng and Engeser, Bastian and Lange, Adam and Pilch, Karl and Jaakkola, Antti and Nägerl, Hanns and Grimm, Rudolf},
journal = {Nature},
number = {7082},
pages = {315 -- 318},
publisher = {Nature Publishing Group},
title = {{Evidence for Efimov quantum states in an ultracold gas of caesium atoms}},
doi = {10.1038/nature04626},
volume = {440},
year = {2006},
}
@inproceedings{1034,
abstract = {Three interacting particles form a system which is well known for its complex physical behavior. A landmark theoretical result in few-body quantum physics is Efimov\'s prediction of a universal set of weakly bound trimer states appearing for three identical bosons with a resonant two-body interaction [1, 2]. Surprisingly, these states even exist in the absence of a corresponding two-body bound state and their precise nature is largely independent of the particular type of the two-body interaction potential. Efimov\'s scenario has attracted great interest in many areas of physics; an experimental test however has not been achieved. We report the observation of an Efimov resonance in an ultracold thermal gas of cesium atoms [3]. The resonance occurs in the range of large negative two-body scattering lengths and arises from the coupling of three free atoms to an Efimov trimer. We observe its signature as a giant three-body recombination loss when the strength of the two-body interaction is varied near a Feshbach resonance. This resonance develops into a continuum resonance at non-zero collision energies, and we observe a shift of the resonance position as a function of temperature. We also report on a minimum in the recombination loss for positive scattering lengths, indicating destructive interference of decay pathways. Our results confirm central theoretical predictions of Efimov physics and represent a starting point from which to explore the universal properties of resonantly interacting few-body systems.},
author = {Nägerl, Hanns and Kraemer, Tobias and Mark, Michael and Waldburger, Philipp and Danzl, Johann G and Engeser, Bastian and Lange, Adam and Pilch, Karl and Jaakkola, Antti and Chin, Cheng and Grimm, Rudolf},
pages = {269 -- 277},
publisher = {AIP},
title = {{Experimental evidence for Efimov quantum states}},
doi = {10.1063/1.2400657},
volume = {869},
year = {2006},
}
@article{903,
abstract = {Background: Carcinogenesis typically involves multiple somatic mutations in caretaker (DNA repair) and gatekeeper (tumor suppressors and oncogenes) genes. Analysis of mutation spectra of the tumor suppressor that is most commonly mutated in human cancers, p53, unexpectedly suggested that somatic evolution of the p53 gene during tumorigenesis is dominated by positive selection for gain of function. This conclusion is supported by accumulating experimental evidence of evolution of new functions of p53 in tumors. These findings prompted a genome-wide analysis of possible positive selection during tumor evolution. Methods: A comprehensive analysis of probable somatic mutations in the sequences of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) from malignant tumors and normal tissues was performed in order to access the prevalence of positive selection in cancer evolution. For each EST, the numbers of synonymous and non-synonymous substitutions were calculated. In order to identify genes with a signature of positive selection in cancers, these numbers were compared to: i) expected numbers and ii) the numbers for the respective genes in the ESTs from normal tissues. Results: We identified 112 genes with a signature of positive selection in cancers, i.e., a significantly elevated ratio of non-synonymous to synonymous substitutions, in tumors as compared to 37 such genes in an approximately equal-sized EST collection from normal tissues. A substantial fraction of the tumor-specific positive-selection candidates have experimentally demonstrated or strongly predicted links to cancer. Conclusion: The results of EST analysis should be interpreted with extreme caution given the noise introduced by sequencing errors and undetected polymorphisms. Furthermore, an inherent limitation of EST analysis is that multiple mutations amenable to statistical analysis can be detected only in relatively highly expressed genes. Nevertheless, the present results suggest that positive selection might affect a substantial number of genes during tumorigenic somatic evolution.},
author = {Babenko, Vladimir N and Basu, Malay K and Fyodor Kondrashov and Rogozin, Igor B and Koonin, Eugene V},
journal = {BMC Cancer},
publisher = {BioMed Central},
title = {{Signs of positive selection of somatic mutations in human cancers detected by EST sequence analysis}},
doi = {10.1186/1471-2407-6-36},
volume = {6},
year = {2006},
}
@inbook{3722,
author = {Harald Janovjak and Mueller, Daniel J},
booktitle = {Bioanalytik},
publisher = {Spektrum Akademischer Verlag},
title = {{Rastersondenmikroskopie}},
year = {2006},
}