@article{7541,
abstract = {Semiconductor nanowires have been playing a crucial role in the development of nanoscale devices for the realization of spin qubits, Majorana fermions, single photon emitters, nanoprocessors, etc. The monolithic growth of site‐controlled nanowires is a prerequisite toward the next generation of devices that will require addressability and scalability. Here, combining top‐down nanofabrication and bottom‐up self‐assembly, the growth of Ge wires on prepatterned Si (001) substrates with controllable position, distance, length, and structure is reported. This is achieved by a novel growth process that uses a SiGe strain‐relaxation template and can be potentially generalized to other material combinations. Transport measurements show an electrically tunable spin–orbit coupling, with a spin–orbit length similar to that of III–V materials. Also, charge sensing between quantum dots in closely spaced wires is observed, which underlines their potential for the realization of advanced quantum devices. The reported results open a path toward scalable qubit devices using nanowires on silicon.},
author = {Gao, Fei and Wang, Jian-Huan and Watzinger, Hannes and Hu, Hao and Rančić, Marko J. and Zhang, Jie-Yin and Wang, Ting and Yao, Yuan and Wang, Gui-Lei and Kukucka, Josip and Vukušić, Lada and Kloeffel, Christoph and Loss, Daniel and Liu, Feng and Katsaros, Georgios and Zhang, Jian-Jun},
issn = {0935-9648},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
publisher = {Wiley},
title = {{Site-controlled uniform Ge/Si hut wires with electrically tunable spin-orbit coupling}},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201906523},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7995,
abstract = {When divergent populations are connected by gene flow, the establishment of complete reproductive isolation usually requires the joint action of multiple barrier effects. One example where multiple barrier effects are coupled consists of a single trait that is under divergent natural selection and also mediates assortative mating. Such multiple‐effect traits can strongly reduce gene flow. However, there are few cases where patterns of assortative mating have been described quantitatively and their impact on gene flow has been determined. Two ecotypes of the coastal marine snail, Littorina saxatilis , occur in North Atlantic rocky‐shore habitats dominated by either crab predation or wave action. There is evidence for divergent natural selection acting on size, and size‐assortative mating has previously been documented. Here, we analyze the mating pattern in L. saxatilis with respect to size in intensively sampled transects across boundaries between the habitats. We show that the mating pattern is mostly conserved between ecotypes and that it generates both assortment and directional sexual selection for small male size. Using simulations, we show that the mating pattern can contribute to reproductive isolation between ecotypes but the barrier to gene flow is likely strengthened more by sexual selection than by assortment.},
author = {Perini, Samuel and Rafajlović, Marina and Westram, Anja M and Johannesson, Kerstin and Butlin, Roger K.},
issn = {15585646},
journal = {Evolution},
publisher = {Wiley},
title = {{Assortative mating, sexual selection, and their consequences for gene flow in Littorina}},
doi = {10.1111/evo.14027},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7387,
abstract = {Most bacteria accomplish cell division with the help of a dynamic protein complex called the divisome, which spans the cell envelope in the plane of division. Assembly and activation of this machinery are coordinated by the tubulin-related GTPase FtsZ, which was found to form treadmilling filaments on supported bilayers in vitro1, as well as in live cells, in which filaments circle around the cell division site2,3. Treadmilling of FtsZ is thought to actively move proteins around the division septum, thereby distributing peptidoglycan synthesis and coordinating the inward growth of the septum to form the new poles of the daughter cells4. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this function are largely unknown. Here, to study how FtsZ polymerization dynamics are coupled to downstream proteins, we reconstituted part of the bacterial cell division machinery using its purified components FtsZ, FtsA and truncated transmembrane proteins essential for cell division. We found that the membrane-bound cytosolic peptides of FtsN and FtsQ co-migrated with treadmilling FtsZ–FtsA filaments, but despite their directed collective behaviour, individual peptides showed random motion and transient confinement. Our work suggests that divisome proteins follow treadmilling FtsZ filaments by a diffusion-and-capture mechanism, which can give rise to a moving zone of signalling activity at the division site.},
author = {Baranova, Natalia S. and Radler, Philipp and Hernández-Rocamora, Víctor M. and Alfonso, Carlos and Lopez Pelegrin, Maria D and Rivas, Germán and Vollmer, Waldemar and Loose, Martin},
issn = {2058-5276},
journal = {Nature Microbiology},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Diffusion and capture permits dynamic coupling between treadmilling FtsZ filaments and cell division proteins}},
doi = {10.1038/s41564-019-0657-5},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7971,
abstract = {Multilayer graphene lattices allow for an additional tunability of the band structure by the strong perpendicular electric field. In particular, the emergence of the new multiple Dirac points in ABA stacked trilayer graphene subject to strong transverse electric fields was proposed theoretically and confirmed experimentally. These new Dirac points dubbed “gullies” emerge from the interplay between strong electric field and trigonal warping. In this work, we first characterize the properties of new emergent Dirac points and show that the electric field can be used to tune the distance between gullies in the momentum space. We demonstrate that the band structure has multiple Lifshitz transitions and higher-order singularity of “monkey saddle” type. Following the characterization of the band structure, we consider the spectrum of Landau levels and structure of their wave functions. In the limit of strong electric fields when gullies are well separated in momentum space, they give rise to triply degenerate Landau levels. In the second part of this work, we investigate how degeneracy between three gully Landau levels is lifted in the presence of interactions. Within the Hartree-Fock approximation we show that the symmetry breaking state interpolates between the fully gully polarized state that breaks C3 symmetry at high displacement field and the gully symmetric state when the electric field is decreased. The discontinuous transition between these two states is driven by enhanced intergully tunneling and exchange. We conclude by outlining specific experimental predictions for the existence of such a symmetry-breaking state.},
author = {Rao, Peng and Serbyn, Maksym},
issn = {2469-9950},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = {24},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
title = {{Gully quantum Hall ferromagnetism in biased trilayer graphene}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.101.245411},
volume = {101},
year = {2020},
}
@inproceedings{7990,
abstract = {Given a finite point set P in general position in the plane, a full triangulation is a maximal straight-line embedded plane graph on P. A partial triangulation on P is a full triangulation of some subset P' of P containing all extreme points in P. A bistellar flip on a partial triangulation either flips an edge, removes a non-extreme point of degree 3, or adds a point in P ⧵ P' as vertex of degree 3. The bistellar flip graph has all partial triangulations as vertices, and a pair of partial triangulations is adjacent if they can be obtained from one another by a bistellar flip. The goal of this paper is to investigate the structure of this graph, with emphasis on its connectivity. For sets P of n points in general position, we show that the bistellar flip graph is (n-3)-connected, thereby answering, for sets in general position, an open questions raised in a book (by De Loera, Rambau, and Santos) and a survey (by Lee and Santos) on triangulations. This matches the situation for the subfamily of regular triangulations (i.e., partial triangulations obtained by lifting the points and projecting the lower convex hull), where (n-3)-connectivity has been known since the late 1980s through the secondary polytope (Gelfand, Kapranov, Zelevinsky) and Balinski’s Theorem. Our methods also yield the following results (see the full version [Wagner and Welzl, 2020]): (i) The bistellar flip graph can be covered by graphs of polytopes of dimension n-3 (products of secondary polytopes). (ii) A partial triangulation is regular, if it has distance n-3 in the Hasse diagram of the partial order of partial subdivisions from the trivial subdivision. (iii) All partial triangulations are regular iff the trivial subdivision has height n-3 in the partial order of partial subdivisions. (iv) There are arbitrarily large sets P with non-regular partial triangulations, while every proper subset has only regular triangulations, i.e., there are no small certificates for the existence of non-regular partial triangulations (answering a question by F. Santos in the unexpected direction).},
author = {Wagner, Uli and Welzl, Emo},
booktitle = {36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry},
isbn = {9783959771436},
issn = {18688969},
location = {Zürich, Switzerland},
publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik},
title = {{Connectivity of triangulation flip graphs in the plane (Part II: Bistellar flips)}},
doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.67},
volume = {164},
year = {2020},
}
@phdthesis{8032,
abstract = {Algorithms in computational 3-manifold topology typically take a triangulation as an input and return topological information about the underlying 3-manifold. However, extracting the desired information from a triangulation (e.g., evaluating an invariant) is often computationally very expensive. In recent years this complexity barrier has been successfully tackled in some cases by importing ideas from the theory of parameterized algorithms into the realm of 3-manifolds. Various computationally hard problems were shown to be efficiently solvable for input triangulations that are sufficiently “tree-like.”
In this thesis we focus on the key combinatorial parameter in the above context: we consider the treewidth of a compact, orientable 3-manifold, i.e., the smallest treewidth of the dual graph of any triangulation thereof. By building on the work of Scharlemann–Thompson and Scharlemann–Schultens–Saito on generalized Heegaard splittings, and on the work of Jaco–Rubinstein on layered triangulations, we establish quantitative relations between the treewidth and classical topological invariants of a 3-manifold. In particular, among other results, we show that the treewidth of a closed, orientable, irreducible, non-Haken 3-manifold is always within a constant factor of its Heegaard genus.},
author = {Huszár, Kristóf},
isbn = {978-3-99078-006-0},
issn = {2663-337X},
pages = {xviii+120},
publisher = {IST Austria},
title = {{Combinatorial width parameters for 3-dimensional manifolds}},
doi = {10.15479/AT:ISTA:8032},
year = {2020},
}
@article{8037,
abstract = {Genetic perturbations that affect bacterial resistance to antibiotics have been characterized genome-wide, but how do such perturbations interact with subsequent evolutionary adaptation to the drug? Here, we show that strong epistasis between resistance mutations and systematically identified genes can be exploited to control spontaneous resistance evolution. We evolved hundreds of Escherichia coli K-12 mutant populations in parallel, using a robotic platform that tightly controls population size and selection pressure. We find a global diminishing-returns epistasis pattern: strains that are initially more sensitive generally undergo larger resistance gains. However, some gene deletion strains deviate from this general trend and curtail the evolvability of resistance, including deletions of genes for membrane transport, LPS biosynthesis, and chaperones. Deletions of efflux pump genes force evolution on inferior mutational paths, not explored in the wild type, and some of these essentially block resistance evolution. This effect is due to strong negative epistasis with resistance mutations. The identified genes and cellular functions provide potential targets for development of adjuvants that may block spontaneous resistance evolution when combined with antibiotics.},
author = {Lukacisinova, Marta and Fernando, Booshini and Bollenbach, Mark Tobias},
issn = {20411723},
journal = {Nature Communications},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Highly parallel lab evolution reveals that epistasis can curb the evolution of antibiotic resistance}},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-020-16932-z},
volume = {11},
year = {2020},
}
@article{8001,
author = {Vandael, David H and Borges Merjane, Carolina and Zhang, Xiaomin and Jonas, Peter M},
issn = {10974199},
journal = {Neuron},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Short-term plasticity at hippocampal mossy fiber synapses is induced by natural activity patterns and associated with vesicle pool engram formation}},
doi = {10.1016/j.neuron.2020.05.013},
year = {2020},
}
@article{8099,
abstract = {Sewall Wright developed FST for describing population differentiation and it has since been extended to many novel applications, including the detection of homomorphic sex chromosomes. However, there has been confusion regarding the expected estimate of FST for a fixed difference between the X‐ and Y‐chromosome when comparing males and females. Here, we attempt to resolve this confusion by contrasting two common FST estimators and explain why they yield different estimates when applied to the case of sex chromosomes. We show that this difference is true for many allele frequencies, but the situation characterized by fixed differences between the X‐ and Y‐chromosome is among the most extreme. To avoid additional confusion, we recommend that all authors using FST clearly state which estimator of FST their work uses.},
author = {Gammerdinger, William J and Toups, Melissa A and Vicoso, Beatriz},
issn = {1755-098X},
journal = {Molecular Ecology Resources},
pages = {1--9},
publisher = {Wiley},
title = {{Disagreement in FST estimators: A case study from sex chromosomes}},
doi = {10.1111/1755-0998.13210},
year = {2020},
}
@unpublished{8063,
abstract = {We present a generative model of images that explicitly reasons over the set
of objects they show. Our model learns a structured latent representation that
separates objects from each other and from the background; unlike prior works,
it explicitly represents the 2D position and depth of each object, as well as
an embedding of its segmentation mask and appearance. The model can be trained
from images alone in a purely unsupervised fashion without the need for object
masks or depth information. Moreover, it always generates complete objects,
even though a significant fraction of training images contain occlusions.
Finally, we show that our model can infer decompositions of novel images into
their constituent objects, including accurate prediction of depth ordering and
segmentation of occluded parts.},
author = {Anciukevicius, Titas and Lampert, Christoph and Henderson, Paul M},
booktitle = {ArXiv},
pages = {24},
publisher = {ArXiv},
title = {{Object-centric image generation with factored depths, locations, and appearances}},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7364,
abstract = {We present nsCouette, a highly scalable software tool to solve the Navier–Stokes equations for incompressible fluid flow between differentially heated and independently rotating, concentric cylinders. It is based on a pseudospectral spatial discretization and dynamic time-stepping. It is implemented in modern Fortran with a hybrid MPI-OpenMP parallelization scheme and thus designed to compute turbulent flows at high Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers. An additional GPU implementation (C-CUDA) for intermediate problem sizes and a version for pipe flow (nsPipe) are also provided.},
author = {Lopez Alonso, Jose M and Feldmann, Daniel and Rampp, Markus and Vela-Martín, Alberto and Shi, Liang and Avila, Marc},
issn = {23527110},
journal = {SoftwareX},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{nsCouette – A high-performance code for direct numerical simulations of turbulent Taylor–Couette flow}},
doi = {10.1016/j.softx.2019.100395},
volume = {11},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7369,
abstract = {Neuronal responses to complex stimuli and tasks can encompass a wide range of time scales. Understanding these responses requires measures that characterize how the information on these response patterns are represented across multiple temporal resolutions. In this paper we propose a metric – which we call multiscale relevance (MSR) – to capture the dynamical variability of the activity of single neurons across different time scales. The MSR is a non-parametric, fully featureless indicator in that it uses only the time stamps of the firing activity without resorting to any a priori covariate or invoking any specific structure in the tuning curve for neural activity. When applied to neural data from the mEC and from the ADn and PoS regions of freely-behaving rodents, we found that neurons having low MSR tend to have low mutual information and low firing sparsity across the correlates that are believed to be encoded by the region of the brain where the recordings were made. In addition, neurons with high MSR contain significant information on spatial navigation and allow to decode spatial position or head direction as efficiently as those neurons whose firing activity has high mutual information with the covariate to be decoded and significantly better than the set of neurons with high local variations in their interspike intervals. Given these results, we propose that the MSR can be used as a measure to rank and select neurons for their information content without the need to appeal to any a priori covariate.},
author = {Cubero, Ryan J and Marsili, Matteo and Roudi, Yasser},
issn = {1573-6873},
journal = {Journal of Computational Neuroscience},
keyword = {Time series analysis, Multiple time scale analysis, Spike train data, Information theory, Bayesian decoding},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Multiscale relevance and informative encoding in neuronal spike trains}},
doi = {10.1007/s10827-020-00740-x},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7388,
abstract = {We give a Wong-Zakai type characterisation of the solutions of quasilinear heat equations driven by space-time white noise in 1 + 1 dimensions. In order to show that the renormalisation counterterms are local in the solution, a careful arrangement of a few hundred terms is required. The main tool in this computation is a general ‘integration by parts’ formula that provides a number of linear identities for the renormalisation constants.},
author = {Gerencser, Mate},
issn = {0294-1449},
journal = {Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré C, Analyse non linéaire},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Nondivergence form quasilinear heat equations driven by space-time white noise}},
doi = {10.1016/j.anihpc.2020.01.003},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7477,
abstract = {We present conductance-matrix measurements of a three-terminal superconductor-semiconductor hybrid device consisting of two normal leads and one superconducting lead. Using a symmetry decomposition of the conductance, we find that antisymmetric components of pairs of local and nonlocal conductances qualitatively match at energies below the superconducting gap, and we compare this finding with symmetry relations based on a noninteracting scattering matrix approach. Further, the local charge character of Andreev bound states is extracted from the symmetry-decomposed conductance data and is found to be similar at both ends of the device and tunable with gate voltage. Finally, we measure the conductance matrix as a function of magnetic field and identify correlated splittings in low-energy features, demonstrating how conductance-matrix measurements can complement traditional single-probe measurements in the search for Majorana zero modes.},
author = {Ménard, G. C. and Anselmetti, G. L. R. and Martinez, E. A. and Puglia, D. and Malinowski, F. K. and Lee, J. S. and Choi, S. and Pendharkar, M. and Palmstrøm, C. J. and Flensberg, K. and Marcus, C. M. and Casparis, L. and Higginbotham, Andrew P},
issn = {0031-9007},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = {3},
publisher = {APS},
title = {{Conductance-matrix symmetries of a three-terminal hybrid device}},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.124.036802},
volume = {124},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7427,
author = {Tan, Shutang and Abas, Melinda F and Verstraeten, Inge and Glanc, Matous and Molnar, Gergely and Hajny, Jakub and Lasák, Pavel and Petřík, Ivan and Russinova, Eugenia and Petrášek, Jan and Novák, Ondřej and Pospíšil, Jiří and Friml, Jiří},
issn = {09609822},
journal = {Current Biology},
number = {3},
pages = {381--395.e8},
publisher = {Cell Press},
title = {{Salicylic acid targets protein phosphatase 2A to attenuate growth in plants}},
doi = {10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.058},
volume = {30},
year = {2020},
}
@phdthesis{7460,
abstract = {Many methods for the reconstruction of shapes from sets of points produce ordered simplicial complexes, which are collections of vertices, edges, triangles, and their higher-dimensional analogues, called simplices, in which every simplex gets assigned a real value measuring its size. This thesis studies ordered simplicial complexes, with a focus on their topology, which reflects the connectedness of the represented shapes and the presence of holes. We are interested both in understanding better the structure of these complexes, as well as in developing algorithms for applications.
For the Delaunay triangulation, the most popular measure for a simplex is the radius of the smallest empty circumsphere. Based on it, we revisit Alpha and Wrap complexes and experimentally determine their probabilistic properties for random data. Also, we prove the existence of tri-partitions, propose algorithms to open and close holes, and extend the concepts from Euclidean to Bregman geometries.},
author = {Ölsböck, Katharina},
issn = {2663-337X},
keyword = {shape reconstruction, hole manipulation, ordered complexes, Alpha complex, Wrap complex, computational topology, Bregman geometry},
pages = {155},
publisher = {IST Austria},
title = {{The hole system of triangulated shapes}},
doi = {10.15479/AT:ISTA:7460},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7511,
abstract = {Cryo electron tomography with subsequent subtomogram averaging is a powerful technique to structurally analyze macromolecular complexes in their native context. Although close to atomic resolution in principle can be obtained, it is not clear how individual experimental parameters contribute to the attainable resolution. Here, we have used immature HIV-1 lattice as a benchmarking sample to optimize the attainable resolution for subtomogram averaging. We systematically tested various experimental parameters such as the order of projections, different angular increments and the use of the Volta phase plate. We find that although any of the prominently used acquisition schemes is sufficient to obtain subnanometer resolution, dose-symmetric acquisition provides considerably better outcome. We discuss our findings in order to provide guidance for data acquisition. Our data is publicly available and might be used to further develop processing routines.},
author = {Turoňová, Beata and Hagen, Wim J.H. and Obr, Martin and Mosalaganti, Shyamal and Beugelink, J. Wouter and Zimmerli, Christian E. and Kräusslich, Hans Georg and Beck, Martin},
issn = {20411723},
journal = {Nature communications},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Benchmarking tomographic acquisition schemes for high-resolution structural biology}},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-020-14535-2},
volume = {11},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7489,
abstract = {In the present work, we consider the evolution of two fluids separated by a sharp interface in the presence of surface tension—like, for example, the evolution of oil bubbles in water. Our main result is a weak–strong uniqueness principle for the corresponding free boundary problem for the incompressible Navier–Stokes equation: as long as a strong solution exists, any varifold solution must coincide with it. In particular, in the absence of physical singularities, the concept of varifold solutions—whose global in time existence has been shown by Abels (Interfaces Free Bound 9(1):31–65, 2007) for general initial data—does not introduce a mechanism for non-uniqueness. The key ingredient of our approach is the construction of a relative entropy functional capable of controlling the interface error. If the viscosities of the two fluids do not coincide, even for classical (strong) solutions the gradient of the velocity field becomes discontinuous at the interface, introducing the need for a careful additional adaption of the relative entropy.},
author = {Fischer, Julian L and Hensel, Sebastian},
issn = {14320673},
journal = {Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Weak–strong uniqueness for the Navier–Stokes equation for two fluids with surface tension}},
doi = {10.1007/s00205-019-01486-2},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7554,
abstract = {Slicing a Voronoi tessellation in ${R}^n$ with a $k$-plane gives a $k$-dimensional weighted Voronoi tessellation, also known as a power diagram or Laguerre tessellation. Mapping every simplex of the dual weighted Delaunay mosaic to the radius of the smallest empty circumscribed sphere whose center lies in the $k$-plane gives a generalized discrete Morse function. Assuming the Voronoi tessellation is generated by a Poisson point process in ${R}^n$, we study the expected number of simplices in the $k$-dimensional weighted Delaunay mosaic as well as the expected number of intervals of the Morse function, both as functions of a radius threshold. As a by-product, we obtain a new proof for the expected number of connected components (clumps) in a line section of a circular Boolean model in ${R}^n$.},
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Nikitenko, Anton},
issn = {10957219},
journal = {Theory of Probability and its Applications},
number = {4},
pages = {595--614},
publisher = {SIAM},
title = {{Weighted Poisson–Delaunay mosaics}},
doi = {10.1137/S0040585X97T989726},
volume = {64},
year = {2020},
}
@article{7509,
abstract = {In this paper we study the joint convexity/concavity of the trace functions Ψp,q,s(A,B)=Tr(Bq2K∗ApKBq2)s, p,q,s∈R,
where A and B are positive definite matrices and K is any fixed invertible matrix. We will give full range of (p,q,s)∈R3 for Ψp,q,s to be jointly convex/concave for all K. As a consequence, we confirm a conjecture of Carlen, Frank and Lieb. In particular, we confirm a weaker conjecture of Audenaert and Datta and obtain the full range of (α,z) for α-z Rényi relative entropies to be monotone under completely positive trace preserving maps. We also give simpler proofs of many known results, including the concavity of Ψp,0,1/p for 0