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    • Coalescing random walks on n-block Markov chains 

      Lan, Kathleen (2014-01-11)
      Fix a discrete-time Markov chain $(V,P)$ with finite state space $V$ and transition matrix $P$. Let $(V_n,P_n)$ be the Markov chain on n-blocks induced by $(V,P)$, which we call the n-block process associated with the base ...
    • Configurational entropy measurements in extremely supercooled liquids that break the glass ceiling. 

      Berthier, Ludovic; Charbonneau, Patrick; Coslovich, Daniele; Ninarello, Andrea; Ozawa, Misaki; Yaida, Sho (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2017-10-10)
      Liquids relax extremely slowly on approaching the glass state. One explanation is that an entropy crisis, because of the rarefaction of available states, makes it increasingly arduous to reach equilibrium in that regime. ...
    • Hosts of avian brood parasites have evolved egg signatures with elevated information content. 

      Caves, Eleanor M; Iversen, Edwin S; Spottiswoode, CN; Stevens, M (Proc Biol Sci, 2015-07-07)
      Hosts of brood-parasitic birds must distinguish their own eggs from parasitic mimics, or pay the cost of mistakenly raising a foreign chick. Egg discrimination is easier when different host females of the same species each ...
    • The Verification of Probabilistic Forecasts in Decision and Risk Analysis 

      Jose, Victor Richmond (2009)
      Probability forecasts play an important role in many decision and risk analysis applications. Research and practice over the years have shown that the shift towards distributional forecasts provides a more accurate and ...