Christian Amann

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We demonstrate high-speed laser transmitters with relatively low-frequency devices using cascaded optical injection locking. Tailorable frequency response with a bandwidth of 52 GHz is obtained by adjusting locking parameters of the two slave lasers independently. Introduction Optical injection locking (OIL) is a very effective technique to increase the(More)
Synopsis We present results from microscopic mode coupling theory generalized to colloidal dispersions under shear in an integration through transients formalism. Stress strain curves in start up shear, flow curves, and normal stresses are calculated with the equilibrium static structure factor as only input. Hard spheres close to their glass transition are(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)
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