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1999

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Viscoelastic Depinning of Driven Systems: Mean-Field Plastic Scallops, M. Cristina Marchetti, Alan Middleton, and Thomas Prellberg

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Computational Complexity of Determining the Barriers to Interface Motion in Random Systems, Alan Middleton

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Numerical Investigation of the Thermodynamic Limit for Ground States in Models with Quenched Disorder, Alan Middleton

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Performance of the CLEO III LiF-TEA Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector in a High Energy Muon Beam, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, R. Ayad, and F. Azfar

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The CLEO-III Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, R. Ayad, and F. Azfar

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The CLEO-III RICH Detector and Beam Test Results, Raymond Mountain, J.C. Wang, Marina Artuso, and R. Ayad

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Chiral Lagrangian Treatment of Pi Eta Scattering, Joseph Schechter, Deirdre Black, and Amir H. Fariborz

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Light Scalar Mesons, Joseph Schechter, Deirdre Black, and Amir H. Fariborz

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Mechanism for a Next-to-Lowest Lying Scalar Meson Nonet, Joseph Schechter, Deirdre Black, and Amir H. Fariborz

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The Skyrme Model for Baryons, Joseph Schechter and H. Weigel

1998

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New Analytical Results on Anisotropic Membranes, Mark Bowick and Alex Travesset

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The Tubular Phase of Self-Avoiding Anisotropic Crystalline Membranes, Mark Bowick and Alex Travesset

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Anisotropic Membranes, Simon Catterall, Mark Bowick, Simeon Warner, Gudmar Thorleifsson, and Marco Falcioni

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Monte Carlo Renormalization of 2d Simplicial Quantum Gravity Coupled to Gaussian Matter, Simon Catterall, Eric B. Gregory, and G. Thorleifsson

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The Nature of the Continuum Limit in the 2D RP^2 Gauge Model, Simon Catterall, M. Hasenbusch, R. R. Horgan, and R. Renken

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Dynamics of the Conformal Mode and Simplicial Gravity, Simon Catterall, Emil Mottola, and T. Bhattacharya

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Black Holes with Magnetic Charge and Quantized Mass, A. Yu. Ignatiev, G. C. Joshi, and Kameshwar C. Wali

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Disorder-Induced Topological Defects in a d=2 Elastic Medium at Zero Temperature, Alan Middleton

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Evidence for a Scalar Kappa(900) Resonance in Pi-K Scattering, Joseph Schechter, Deirdre Black, Amir H. Fariborz, and Francesco Sannino

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Putative Light Scalar Nonet, Joseph Schechter, Deirdre Black, Amir H. Fariborz, and Francesco Sannino

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Pion-Pion Scattering in Two Dimensions, Joseph Schechter, D. Delphenich, and S. Vaidya

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H2 Formation on Interstellar Grains in Different Physical Regimes, Gianfranco Vidali, Ofer Biham, Itay Furman, N. Katz, and Valerio Pirronello

1997

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Minimal Dynamical Triangulations of Random Surfaces, Mark Bowick, Simon Catterall, and Gudmar Thorleifsson

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Numerical Observation of a Tubular Phase in Anisotropic Membranes, Mark Bowick, Marco Falcioni, and Gudmar Thorleifsson

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Effects of Self-Avoidance on the Tubular Phase of Anisotropic Membranes, Mark Bowick and Emmanuel Guitter

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Minimal Dynamical Triangulations of Random Surfaces, Simon Catterall, Mark Bowick, and Gudmar Thorleifsson

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Phase Structure of Dynamical Triangulation Models in Three Dimensions, Simon Catterall, Ray L. Renken, and John B. Kogut

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Singular Structure in 4D Simplicial Gravity, Simon Catterall, R. Renken, and John B. Kogut

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The Poisson ratio of crystalline surfaces, Marco Falcioni, Mark Bowick, Emmanuel Guitter, and Gudmar Thorleifsson

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Statistical Topography of Glassy Interfaces, Alan Middleton, Chen Zeng, Jane Kondev, and David McNamara

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Multiflavor Massive Schwinger Model With Non-Abelian Bosonization, Joseph Schechter and David Delphenich

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Remark on the Potential Function of the Linear Sigma Model, Joseph Schechter and David Delphenich

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Hyperfine Splitting of Low-Lying Heavy Baryons, Joseph Schechter, Masayasu Harada, Asif Qamar, Francesco Sannino, and Herbert Weigel

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Generalization of the Bound State Model, Joseph Schechter, Masayasu Harada, Francesco Sannino, and Herbert Weigel

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Toy Model for Breaking Super Gauge Theories at the Effective Lagrangian Level, Joseph Schechter and Francesco Sannino

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Efficiency of Molecular Hydrogen Formation on Silicates, Gianfranco Vidali, Valerio Pirronello, Ofer Biham, Chi Liu, and Lyiong Shen

1996

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Comment on "Moving Glass Phase of Driven Lattices", Leon Balents, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Leo Radzihovsky

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The Flat Phase of Crystalline Membranes, Mark Bowick, Simon Catterall, Marco Falcioni, Gudmar Thorleifsson, and Konstantinos N. Anagnostopoulos

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Discrete Folding, Mark Bowick, Philippe Di Francesco, Oliver Golinelli, and Emmanuel Guitter

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Geometrical Folding Transitions of the Triangular Lattice in the Face-Centred Cubic Lattice, Mark Bowick, Oliver Golinelli, Emmanuel Guitter, and S. Mori

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The Flat Phase of Crystalline Membranes, Simon Catterall, Mark Bowick, and Konstantinos N. Anagnostopoulos

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The Flat Phase of Fixed-Connectivity Membranes, Simon Catterall, Mark Bowick, Marco Falcioni, G. Thorleifsson, and Konstantinos N. Anagnostopoulos

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Suppressing Curvature Fluctuations in Dynamical Triangulations, Simon Catterall, Mark Bowick, and G. Thorleifssona

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Blocking of Dynamical Triangulations with Matter, Simon Catterall, E. Gregory, and G. Thorleifsson

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Simplicial Gravity in Dimension Greater than Two, Simon Catterall, G. Thorleifsson, John B. Kogut, and R. Renken

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Vortex Dynamics and Defects in Simulated Flux Flow, Alan Middleton, Michael Chance Faleski, and M. C. Marchetti

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Ground-State Roughness of the Disordered Substrate and Flux Line in d=2, Alan Middleton, Chen Zeng, and Y. Shapir

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Hidden Structure in a Lagrangian for Hyperfine Splitting of the Heavy Baryons, Joseph Schechter, Masayasu Harada, Asif Qamar, Francesco Sannino, and Herbert Weigel

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Comment on ``Confirmation of the Sigma Meson'', Joseph Schechter, Masayasu Harada, and Francesco Sannino

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Scaling Behavior in Soliton Models, Joseph Schechter, Masayasu Harada, F. Sannino, and H. Weigel

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Laboratory Synthesis of Molecular Hydrogen on Surfaces of Astrophysical Interest, Gianfranco Vidali, V Pirronello, Chi Liu, and Liyong Shen

1995

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Lattice Quantum Gravity: Review and Recent Developments, Simon Catterall

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The Phase Diagram of Crystalline Surfaces, Simon Catterall, Konstantinos N. Anagnostopoulos, Mark Bowick, Marco Falcioni, and G. Thorleifsson

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A Real-Space Renormalization Group for Random Surfaces, Simon Catterall and G. Thorleifsson

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Scaling and the Fractal Geometry of Two-Dimensional Quantum Gravity, Simon Catterall, G. Thorleifsson, Mark Bowick, and V. John

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Singular Vertices and the Triangulation Space of the D-sphere, Simon Catterall, G. Thorleifsson, John B. Kogut, and R. Renken

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Light-Heavy Symmetry: Geometric Mass Hierarchy for Three Families, Aharon Davidson, Tomer Schwartz, and Kameshwar C. Wali

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WebWork: Integrated Programming Environment Tools for National and Grand Challenges, Geoffrey C. Fox, Wojtek Furmanski, Marina Chen, Claudio Rebbi, and James H. Cowie

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Peak Effect in Twinned Superconductors, A. I. Larkin, M. Cristina Marchetti, and V. M. Vinokur

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B_s Mixing Via ψ K*, Patricia McBride and Sheldon Stone

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Numerical Results for the Ground-State Interface in a Random Medium, Alan Middleton

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Numerical Results for the Ground-State Interface in a Random Medium, Alan Middleton

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Regge Calculus as a Fourth Order Method in Numerical Relativity, Mark A. Miller

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Monte Carlo Studies of a Novel LiF Radiator for RICH Detectors, Raymond Mountain, A. Efimov, Marina Artuso, and Min Gao

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Effects of Symmetry Breaking on the Strong and Electroweak Interactions of the Vector Nonet, Joseph Schechter and Masayasu Harada

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Simple Description of Pion-Pion Scattering to 1 GeV, Joseph Schechter, Masayasu Harada, and Francesco Sannino

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Exploring \pp Scattering in the \1N Picture, Joseph Schechter and Francesco Sannino

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Heavy Quark Solitons: Towards Realistic Masses, Joseph Schechter, A. Subbaraman, S. Vaidya, and H. Weigel

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Resolving Ordering Ambiguities in the Collective Quantization by Particle Conjugation Constraints, Joseph Schechter and H. Weigel

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Molecular Hydrogen Formation on Astrophysically Relevant Surfaces, Gianfranco Vidali, N. Katz, Itay Furman, Ofer Biham, and Valerio Pirronello

1994

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Group Cohomology, Modular Theory And Space-Time Symmetries, R. Brunetti, D. Guido, and R. Longo

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On the Absence of an Exponential Bound in Four Dimensional Simplicial Gravity, Simon Catterall, John B. Kogut, and R. Renken

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Phase Structure of Four Dimensional Simplicial Quantum Gravity, Simon Catterall, John B. Kogut, and R. Renken

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Non-Perturbative Renormalization Group Flows in Two-Dimensional Quantum Gravity, Simon Catterall, Ray L. Renken, and John B. Kogut

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AC Response of the Flux-Line Liquid in High-Tc Superconductors, Lee-Wen Chen and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Interface Motion in Random Media at Finite Temperature, Lee-Wen Chen and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Gravity And Electromagnetism In Noncommutative Geometry, Giovanni Landi, Nguyen Ai Viet, and Kameshwar C. Wali

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Low-Temperatures Vortex Dynamics in Twinned Superconductors, M. Cristina Marchetti and Valerii M. Vinokur

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Twin-Boundary Pinning of Superconducting Vortex Arrays, M. Cristina Marchetti and Valerii M. Vinokur

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Self-Organized Criticality in Non-Conserved Systems, Alan Middleton and Chao Tang

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Possible Extension of the Chiral Perturbation Theory Program, Joseph Schechter

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Heavy Meson Radiative Decays and Light Vector Meson Dominance, Joseph Schechter, Pankaj Jain, and Arshad Momen

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Heavy Quark Solitons: Strangeness and Symmetry Breaking, Joseph Schechter, Arshad Momen, and Anand Subbaraman

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Excited Heavy Baryons in the Bound State Picture, Joseph Schechter and Anand Subbaraman

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Particle Conjugation and the 1/N_C Corrections to g_A, Joseph Schechter and H. Weigel

1993

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Critical Slowing Down of Cluster Algorithms for Ising Models Coupled to 2-d Gravity, Mark Bowick, Marco Falcioni, Geoffrey Harris, and Enzo Marinari

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Radial Excited States for Heavy Quark Systems in NRQCD, Simon Catterall, F. R. Devlin, I. T. Drummond, and R. R. Hogan

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The XY Model on a Dynamical Random Lattice, Simon Catterall, John B. Kogut, and Ray L. Renken

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Three-Dimensional Quantum Gravity Coupled to Gauge Fields, Simon Catterall, Ray L. Renken, and John B. Kogut

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Avalanches and the Renormalization Group for Pinned Charge-Density Waves, Alan Middleton and Onuttom Narayan

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Heavy Quark Solitons, Joseph Schechter, Kumar S. Gupta, M. Arshad Momen, and A. Subbaraman

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Resonant and Non-Resonant Pieces of the D\rightarrow \bar{K}π Semileptonic Transition Amplitude, Joseph Schechter, A. Subbaraman, and S. Surya

1992

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Multicriticality, Scaling Operators and mKdV Flows for the Symmetric Unitary One Matrix Models, Konstantinos N. Anagnostopoulos and Mark Bowick

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Unitary One Matrix Models: String Equation and Flows, Konstantinos N. Anagnostopoulos and Mark Bowick

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The Cosmological Kibble Mechanism in the Laboratory: String Formation in Liquid Crystals, Mark Bowick, L. Chandar, Eric A. Schiff, and Ajit M. Srivastava

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Non-Relativistic QCD for Heavy Quark Systems, Simon Catterall, F. R. Devlin, I. T. Drummond, R. R. Horgan, and A. D. Simpson

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Numerical Study of c>1 Matter Coupled to Quantum Gravity, Simon Catterall, John B. Kogut, and Ray L. Renken

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Three Dimensional Quantum Gravity Coupled to Ising Matter, Simon Catterall, Ray L. Renken, and John B. Kogut

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Empirical Relations Between Static and Dynamic Exponents for Ising Model Cluster Algorithms, Paul D. Coddington and Clive F. Baillie

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Modification of the Magnetic Flux-Line Interaction at a Superconductor's Surface, M. Cristina Marchetti