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A quantum gravity-gradiometer consists of two spatially separated ensembles of atoms interrogated by pulses of a common laser beam. The laser pulses cause the probability amplitudes of atomic ground-state hyperfine levels to interfere, producing two, motion-sensitive, phase shifts, which allow the measurement of the average acceleration of each ensemble,… (More)

- Ulvi Yurtsever
- Complexity
- 2000

A long sequence of tosses of a classical coin produces an apparently random bit string, but classical randomness is an illusion: the algorithmic information content of a classically-generated bit string lies almost entirely in the description of initial conditions. This letter presents a simple argument that, by contrast, a sequence of bits produced by… (More)

We discuss some mathematical aspects of the problem of inverting gravitational field data to extract the underlying mass distribution. While the forward problem of computing the gravity field from a given mass distribution is mathematically straightforward, the inverse of this forward map has some interesting features that make inversion a difficult… (More)

We devise a new technique to enhance transmission of quantum information through linear optical quantum information processors. The idea is based on applying the Quantum Zeno effect to the process of photon absorption. By frequently monitoring the presence of the photon through a quantum non-demolition (QND) measurement the absorption is suppressed. Quantum… (More)

- Caren Marzban, Ulvi Yurtsever
- KDMS '11
- 2011

A methodology is proposed for inferring the topology underlying point cloud data. The approach employs basic elements of Morse Theory, and is capable of producing not only a point estimate of various topological quantities (e.g., genus), but it can also assesses their sampling uncertainty in a probabilistic fashion. Several examples of point cloud data in… (More)

- Marina Meila, Caren Marzban, Ulvi Yurtsever
- IGARSS
- 2008

We address the problem of identifying underground anomalies (e.g holes) based on gravity measurements.Our approach makes general assumptions about the shape of the hole, e.g that it can described by few wavelet coefficients. Such assumptions are known under the name of sparsity assumptions. Based on the recently developed compressed sensing (CS) methodology… (More)

- Caren Marzban, Raju Viswanathan, Ulvi Yurtsever
- Biology Direct
- 2013

A recent study argued, based on data on functional genome size of major phyla, that there is evidence life may have originated significantly prior to the formation of the Earth. Here a more refined regression analysis is performed in which 1) measurement error is systematically taken into account, and 2) interval estimates (e.g., confidence or prediction… (More)

A methodology is proposed for inferring the topology underlying point cloud data directly from point cloud data. The approach employs basic elements of Morse theory, and is capable of producing not only a point estimate of various topological quantities (e.g., genus), but it can also assesses their sampling uncertainty in a probabilistic fashion. Several… (More)

4 Background: A recent study argued, based on data on functional genome size of major phyla, that there is evidence life may have originated significantly prior to the formation of the Earth.

A recent study reported that there is evidence life may have originated prior to the formation of the Earth. That conclusion was based on a regression analysis of a certain data set involving evolution of functional genome size across major phyla. Here it is shown that if measurement errors and " confidence " intervals are taken into account, then the… (More)

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