Christian Amann

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A combination of confocal microscopy and rheology experiments, Brownian dynamics (BD) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and mode coupling theory (MCT) have been applied in order to investigate the effect of shear rate on the transient dynamics and stress-strain relations in supercooled and glassy systems under shear. Immediately after shear is(More)
For a three-state Markov system in a stationary state, we discuss whether, on the basis of data obtained from effective two-state (or on-off) trajectories, it is possible to discriminate between an equilibrium state and a nonequilibrium steady state. By calculating the full phase diagram we identify a large region where such data will be consistent only(More)
In this work, we address the problem of human pose estimation in still images by proposing a holistic model for learning the appearance of the human body from image patches. These patches, which are randomly chosen, are used for extracting features and training a regression forest. During training, a mapping between image features and human poses, defined(More)
Synopsis The stress vs strain curves in dense colloidal dispersions under start up shear flow are investigated combining experiments on model core shell microgels, computer simulations of hard disk mixtures, and mode coupling theory. In dense fluid and glassy states, the transient stresses exhibit first a linear increase with the accumulated strain, then a(More)
We explore driven lattice gases for the existence of an intensive thermodynamic variable which could determine "equilibration" between two nonequilibrium steady-state systems kept in weak contact. In simulations, we find that these systems satisfy surprisingly simple thermodynamic laws, such as the zeroth law and the fluctuation-response relation between(More)
We employ x-ray scattering on sheared colloidal suspensions and mode coupling theory to study structure factor distortions of glass-forming systems under shear. We find a transition from quadrupolar elastic distortion at small strains to quadrupolar and hexadecupolar modes in the stationary state. The latter are interpreted as signatures of plastic(More)
We summarize recent developments of the semiclassical description of shell effects in finite fermion systems with explicit inclusion of spin degrees of freedom, in particluar in the presence of spin-orbit interactions. We present a new approach that makes use of spin coherent states and a correspondingly enlarged classical phase space. Taking suitable(More)
To execute system tests, two fundamentally different execution techniques exist: manual and automated execution. For each system test suite, one must decide how to employ those techniques (this strategy is called execution mode). Despite general conditions such as fixed testing strategies or development philosophies, almost all projects permit a wide range(More)
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