Sebastián Thompson

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We consider a delay differential equation (DDE) model for El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variability. The model combines two key mechanisms that participate in ENSO dynamics: delayed negative feedback and seasonal forcing. We perform stability analyses of the model in the three-dimensional space of its physically relevant parameters. Our results(More)
We demonstrate a simple and practical single-stage ultrafast laser amplifier system that operates at a repetition frequency from 1 to 10 kHz, with millijoule pulse energy and as much as 13 W of average power. The repetition rate can be adjusted continuously from 1 to 10 kHz by new all-solid-state pump laser technology. This is to our knowledge the highest(More)
1. The flow of digesta through the duodenum and the concurrent secretion of the pancreas were studied in four Friesian calves given four milk-substitute diets. The diets were: reconstituted, "mildly" pre-heated, spray-dried skim-milk powder with (SKF) or without (SK) margarine fat or with 5o percent of the skim-milk powder in diet SKF replaced by soya-bean(More)
BACKGROUND Cathepsin B (CB) is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase synthesized as a zymogen of 39-47 kilodaltons (kD), which is subsequently converted into an active single- chain form of 33 kD (CB33) and, by additional processing, into the active 2-chain form containing a heavy chain of 27-29 kD (CB(27-29)) and a light chain of 4-6 kD. Increased or altered CB(More)
We previously established that spectroscopic microscopy can quantify subdiffraction-scale refractive index (RI) fluctuations in a label-free dielectric medium with a smooth surface. However, to study more realistic samples, such as biological cells, the effect of rough surface should be considered. In this Letter, we first report an analytical theory to(More)
1. A comparison has been made of the products of lipolysis of the fat in cow's milk by salivary and pancreatic lipases (EC 3-1-1-3) from a preruminant calf. 2. It was confirmed that salivary lipase releases short-chain acids preferentially, particularly butyric and caproic acids. This was not only true initially but also as the course of lipolysis(More)
RUTH SCHWARTZ AND R. F. A. DEAN I955 of the Headmaster of the school, and we are most grateful to him. He and others of his staff very kindly provided accommodation for the members of the Medical Research Council Group who lived at the school during the investigation. The Domestic Science Mistress and the Caterer were at all times willing to give(More)