V. Balasubramanian

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tone, “And ever since then, time won’t do a thing that I ask! It’s always six o’clock now.” A bright idea came into Alice’s head. “Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?” she asked. “Yes, that’s it,” said the Hatter with a sigh: “It’s always tea-time, and we’ve no time to wash the things between whiles.” “Then, you keep moving round, I(More)
Using the holographic mapping to a gravity dual, we calculate 2-point functions, Wilson loops, and entanglement entropy in strongly coupled field theories in d=2, 3, and 4 to probe the scale dependence of thermalization following a sudden injection of energy. For homogeneous initial conditions, the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest and sets a time(More)
The paper presents a new method of characterisation of texture changes in foot sole soft tissue ultrasound (US) images, as observed to occur in diabetic subjects, using wavelet transforms. US images of the soft tissue subcutaneous layer were taken with a 7.5 MHz linear transducer probe placed parallel to the skin surface. The foot sole hardness was(More)
Merrill Lynch has initiated a major effort called the Trusted Global Advisor to provide instantaneous access to current financial information to about 20,000 financial consultants and other professionals across the corporation. As part of this effort, marketing information about products and services will be delivered to financial consultants, clients, and(More)
Efficient use of all inputs is vital to achieve and sustain high crop yields, maintain resource quality, and minimize environmental pollution. Fertilizer N is one of the major inputs in rice production. Blanket fertilizer recommendations do not take into account the high field-to-field variability and within-season dynamic changes in indigenous N supply.(More)
The recovery of applied nitrogen by rice is low due to several loss processes operating in the ricefields. Split application of fertilizer suggested for increasing nitrogen-use efficiency is often not practical in rainfed lowland rice due to adverse soil–water situations. Hence, the entire required amount of N has to be applied in one single application(More)
Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in rice is low due to the inefficient management of fertilizer N by farmers. We evaluated a leaf color chart (LCC) as a simple tool for improving the time and rate of N fertilizer use in farmers’ fields for 4 years (2000–2003) in irrigated rice in northwestern India. Application of N fertilizer whenever leaf greenness was less(More)
To describe theoretically the creation and evolution of the quark-gluon plasma, one typically employs three ingredients: a model for the initial state, nonhydrodynamic early time evolution, and hydrodynamics. In this Letter we study the nonhydrodynamic early time evolution using the AdS/CFT correspondence in the presence of inhomogeneities. We find that the(More)
After being both a designer and a developer, I feel one of the most important factors contributing to the lack of usable interfaces (what I call GUI disasters) and hence software products is the knowledge gap in addition to the three gaps (language, example, and point-of-view) mentioned by Rettig [1]. The lack of knowledge about the importance of design in(More)