Angular analysis of $B^+ to ρ^+ρ^0$ decays reconstructed in 2019, 2020, and 2021 Belle II data

Kavli Affiliate: T. Higuchi | First 5 Authors: Belle II Collaboration, F. Abudinén, I. Adachi, K. Adamczyk, L. Aggarwal | Summary: We report on a Belle II measurement of the branching fraction ($mathcal{B}$), longitudinal polarization fraction ($f_L$), and CP asymmetry ($mathcal{A}_{CP}$) of $B^+to rho^+rho^0$ decays. We reconstruct $B^+to rho^+(to pi^+pi^0(to gammagamma))rho^0(to pi^+pi^-)$ decays in a […]


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X-ray Halos around Massive Galaxies: Data and Theory

Kavli Affiliate: Mark Vogelsberger | First 5 Authors: Akos Bogdan, Mark Vogelsberger, , , | Summary: The presence of gaseous X-ray halos around massive galaxies is a basic prediction of all past and modern structure formation simulations. The importance of these X-ray halos is further emphasized by the fact that they retain signatures of the […]


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A non-linear solution to the $S_8$ tension?

Kavli Affiliate: George Efstathiou | First 5 Authors: Alexandra Amon, George Efstathiou, , , | Summary: Weak galaxy lensing surveys have consistently reported a lower amplitude for the matter fluctuation spectrum, as measured by the $S_8$ parameter, than expected in the $Lambda{rm CDM}$ cosmology favoured by $Planck$. However, the expansion history follows the predictions of […]


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Chandra, HST/STIS, NICER, Swift, and TESS Detail the Flare Evolution of the Repeating Nuclear Transient ASASSN-14ko

Kavli Affiliate: Michael M. Fausnaugh | First 5 Authors: Anna V. Payne, Katie Auchettl, Benjamin J. Shappee, Christopher S. Kochanek, Patricia T. Boyd | Summary: ASASSN-14ko is a nuclear transient at the center of the AGN ESO 253-G003 that undergoes periodic flares. Optical flares were first observed in 2014 by the All-Sky Automated Survey for […]


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Two can play at that game: constraining the role of supernova and AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological zoom-in simulations

Kavli Affiliate: Debora Sijacki | First 5 Authors: Sophie Koudmani, Debora Sijacki, Matthew C. Smith, , | Summary: There is growing observational evidence for dwarf galaxies hosting active galactic nuclei (AGN), including hints of AGN-driven outflows in dwarfs. However, in the common theoretical model of galaxy formation, efficient supernova (SN) feedback is the tool of […]


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Probable Dormant Neutron Star in a Short-Period Binary System

Kavli Affiliate: Subo Dong | First 5 Authors: Tsevi Mazeh, Simchon Faigler, Dolev Bashi, Sahar Shahaf, Niv Davidson | Summary: We have identified 2XMM J125556.57+565846.4, at a distance of 600 pc, as a binary system consisting of a normal star and a probable dormant neutron star. Optical spectra exhibit a slightly evolved F-type single star, […]


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Is there a sub-parsec-scale jet base in the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4395?

Kavli Affiliate: Luis C. Ho | First 5 Authors: Jun Yang, Xiaolong Yang, Joan M. Wrobel, Zsolt Paragi, Leonid I. Gurvits | Summary: NGC 4395 is a dwarf galaxy at a distance of about 4.3 Mpc (scale: ~0.021 pc mas$^{-1}$). It hosts an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) with a mass between ~10$^4$ and ~10$^5$ solar […]


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Searching for ultralight scalar dark matter with muonium and muonic atoms

Kavli Affiliate: Yevgeny V. Stadnik | First 5 Authors: Yevgeny V. Stadnik, , , , | Summary: Ultralight scalar dark matter may induce apparent oscillations of the muon mass, which may be directly probed via temporal shifts in the spectra of muonium and muonic atoms. Existing datasets and ongoing spectroscopy measurements with muonium are capable […]


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Tunneling between multiple histories as a solution to the information loss paradox

Kavli Affiliate: Misao Sasaki | First 5 Authors: Pisin Chen, Misao Sasaki, Dong-han Yeom, Junggi Yoon, | Summary: The information loss paradox associated with black hole Hawking evaporation is an unresolved problem in modern theoretical physics. In a recent brief essay, we revisited the the evolution of the black hole entanglement entropy via the Euclidean […]


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Polarized X-rays Constrain The Disk-Jet Geometry in a Black Hole X-ray Binary

Kavli Affiliate: Herman L. Marshall | First 5 Authors: Henric Krawczynski, Fabio Muleri, Michal Dovčiak, Alexandra Veledina, Nicole Rodriguez Cavero | Summary: In a black hole X-ray binary (XRB) system, gas accreted from a normal star onto a black hole glows brightly in X-rays. We report on an observation of the XRB Cygnus X-1 (Cyg […]


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