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  1. Patrick Bateson

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. PATRICK BATESON. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 81 Issue 2 August 2002 pp 49-58 Perspectives. William Bateson: a biologist ahead of his time · Patrick Bateson · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 96 Issue 5 November 2017 pp 801-804 HALDANE AT 125.

  2. Introduction: Bateson the Precursor

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    Hoffmeyer, Jesper

    2008-01-01

    Most scientists tacitly assume that the questions of origins, the origin of life and the origin of language or consciousness, are solvable on the basis of materialistic science, but only few among them seem to recognize the true enormity of the challenge posed by this belief. Bateson was one...... for the inability of science to help us cope with the complex, unruly and messy problems confronting modern societies at many levels. He urged science to search for patterns that will emerge only in a broad-spectrum analysis of communication in all its forms This is the challenge to modern science and philosophy...

  3. Bateson's Hierarchical Theory of Learning and Communication.

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    Bredo, Eric

    1989-01-01

    Bateson's integrative multilevel approach to learning, which is based on a theory of communication, is discussed. Implications of Bateson's learning theory for a more integrated approach to behavioral change are considered. (IAH)

  4. Gregory Bateson and Eric Voegelin

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    Thomassen, Bjørn

    2017-01-01

    This article argues that two important thinkers of the 20th century, Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) and Eric Voegelin (1901-1985), developed a set of ideas that are of importance to the history of the human sciences. The article also argues that their ideas display similarities that have not yet been...... discussed within the larger history of the human sciences. The aim of the article is to show how the diagnostic terms provided by Bateson and Voegelin complement each other toward an understanding of underlying tensions and social pathologies of contemporary civilization....

  5. William Bateson: a biologist ahead of his time.

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    Bateson, Patrick

    2002-08-01

    William Bateson coined the term genetics and, more than anybody else, championed the principles of heredity discovered by Gregor Mendel. Nevertheless, his reputation is soured by the positions he took about the discontinuities in inheritance that might precede formation of a new species and by his reluctance to accept, in its full-blooded form, the view of chromosomes as the controllers of individual development. Growing evidence suggests that both of these positions have been vindicated. New species are now thought to arise as the result of genetic interactions, chromosomal rearrangements, or both, that render hybrids less viable or sterile. Chromosomes are the sites of genes but genes move between chromosomes much more readily than had been previously believed and chromosomes are not causal in individual development. Development, like speciation, requires an understanding of the interactions between genes and the interplay between the individual and its environment.

  6. Gregory Bateson - Systemisk læringsteori

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    Keiding, Tina Bering; Laursen, Erik

    2007-01-01

    Artiklen giver en kort introduktion til den engelske antropolog og læringsforsker Gregory Bateson (1904 -1980). Udgangspunktet er, at Bateson har leveret en banebrydende original indsats inden for konstruktivistisk læringsteori og den dag i dag kan tilbyde os nye, overraskende og perspektivrige...... indsigter til læringsområdet. Især for den, der er optaget af at forstå samspillet mellem et lærende individ og omgivelserne som dynamiske og komplekse relationer. Artiklen behandler tre hovedtemaer. Det første indplacerer Bateson i feltet af konstruktivistiske læringsteorier, og redegør i forlængelse heraf...... artiklen, hvordan Batesons begreber konkret kan finde anvendelse inden for opdragelse og undervisning. Samtlige temaer i artiklen, samt centrale begreber som relationstyper og dobbeltbindingsteorien og refleksioner i forhold til temaet 'organisatorisk læring' er udfoldet i forfatternes bog Interaktion og...

  7. Gregory Bateson e o processo comunicativo

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    Lígia Campos de Cerqueira Lana

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Em busca de proposições para a definição do conceito de comunicação, este artigo apresenta a revisão de dois trabalhos de Gregory Bateson: Communication, the social matrix of psychiatry, de 1965, em co-autoria com Jurgen Ruesch e Communication, de 1971, capítulo de abertura da obra coletiva The natural history of an interview. Conforme Yves Winkin, o trabalho de Bateson situa-se no modelo orquestral da Comunicação, que postula a circularidade e a complexidade dos processos comunicativos. Gregory Bateson, com sua formação interdisciplinar, traz contribuições importantes para a compreensão do caráter interativo da comunicação, bem como para a definição de seu estatuto enquanto disciplina fundamental para a compreensão da vida social.

  8. William Bateson, human genetics and medicine.

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    Harper, Peter S

    2005-10-01

    The importance of human genetics in the work of William Bateson (1861-1926) and in his promotion of Mendelism in the decade following the 1900 rediscovery of Mendel's work is described. Bateson had close contacts with clinicians interested in inherited disorders, notably Archibald Garrod, to whom he suggested the recessive inheritance of alkaptonuria, and the ophthalmologist Edward Nettleship, and he lectured extensively to medical groups. Bateson's views on human inheritance were far sighted and cautious. Not only should he be regarded as one of the founders of human genetics, but human genetics itself should be seen as a key element of the foundations of mendelian inheritance, not simply a later development from knowledge gained by study of other species.

  9. From Thing to Relation: Gregory Bateson's Bioanthropology

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    Hoffmeyer, Jesper

    2008-01-01

    . Relations come in many kinds, but science invariably treats relations as dependent variables, dependent that is on things. Giving primacy to process and relation over things Bateson implicitly cleared the way for a semiotic kind of final causation, which however he would perhaps not himself have accepted...

  10. Gregory bateson, reunificador de mente y naturaleza

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    Jaime Arocha Rodríguez

    1994-09-01

    Full Text Available La epistemología de Gregory Bateson busca terminar con la escisión, creada por occidente, entre mente y cuerpo, palabra y gesto, razón y corazón. En la medida que uno de los supuestos de la postura de este antropólogo es considerar a la cultura como epistemologías locales, las posibilidades que ofrece para la comprensión de las identidades culturales en nuestro país son inmensas.

  11. Gregory bateson, reunificador de mente y naturaleza

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    Jaime Arocha Rodríguez

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available La epistemología de Gregory Bateson busca terminar con la escisión, creada por occidente, entre mente y cuerpo, palabra y gesto, razón y corazón. En la medida que uno de los supuestos de la postura de este antropólogo es considerar a la cultura como epistemologías locales, las posibilidades que ofrece para la comprensión de las identidades culturales en nuestro país son inmensas.

  12. Form Substance Difference. Brief hints on "Bateson's epistemology"

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    Silvia Demozzi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on some key-concepts of Gregory Bateson's thought. Among philosopher there has always been a sort of dichotomy between the concepts of “form” and “substance” since ancient Greece; concerning this topic, Gregory Bateson (influenced by his studies on biology, communication and by the birth of Cybernetics presents what - in his opinion - is the only possible statement able to describe reality: the map is not the territory. The article, then, attempts to define what for Gregory Bateson is considered as an “eco-mental system” and, finally, discusses about its ethics implications.

  13. Men are grass: Bateson, Erickson, utilization and metaphor.

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    Roffman, Andrew E

    2008-01-01

    The relationship between metaphor and the practice of utilization in therapy and hypnosis can be seen as dependent on metaphor's role in structuring experience. The work of Gregory Bateson and others is used to illustrate how metaphor functions. Bateson's comparison of two forms of syllogistic logic provides a background for distinguishing between the experiential effects of metaphor in contrast to the categorical thinking inherent in simile and analogy. Clinical examples are given to demonstrate how utilization is structured by metaphor, particularly as Bateson has described it in his analysis of the Syllogism in Grass.

  14. The Bateson Legacy: Variable Stars Research at the Auckland Observatory

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    Christie, Grant

    2005-03-01

    Frank Bateson's advice to the Auckland Astronomical Society's members looking for projects for their new Auckland Observatory has stood the test of time. Decades later the observation of variable stars is still the mainstay of Auckland's research programmes.

  15. The Bateson legacy: variable star research at the Auckland Observatory

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    Christie, Grant

    2005-03-01

    Frank Bateson's advice to the Auckland Astronomical Society's members looking for projects for their new Auckland Observatory has stood the test of time. Decades later the observation of variable stars is still the mainstay of Auckland's research programmes.

  16. Interaktion og Læring. Gregory Batesons bidrag

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    Keiding, Tina Bering; Laursen, Erik

    Bogen giver en fremstilling af Gregory batesons læringsteoretiske begreber og indsigter. Der lægges særligt vægt på hans betoning af interaktionens og kontekstens betydning for læring samt på præsentation og diskussion af hans logiske kategorier for læring. Udover en på en gang tekstnær og...... diskuterende fremstilling af centrale indsigter fra Batesons arbejde diskussioner af og eksempler på hvordan Batesons indsigter kan have relevans for aktuelle temaer som opdragelse og undervisning samt organisatorisk læring, herunder spørgsmålet om innovativt orienterede undervisnings- og læringsforløb...

  17. Technologies and Levels of Learning: A Gregory Bateson Perspective.

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    Harlow, Steven; Cummings, Rhoda

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the effective use of instructional technology and examines the use of instructional technology within the framework of anthropologist Gregory Bateson's theory of learning, which views learning as a function of expectation and engagement of the student within the context of the learning experience. (Author/LRW)

  18. William Bateson: a biologist ahead of his time

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Patrick Bateson1 2. Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Cambridge, Madingley, Cambridge CB3 8AA, UK; The Provost's Lodge, King's College, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK. Journal of Genetics. Current Issue : Vol. 96, Issue 4. Current Issue Volume 96 | Issue 4. September 2017. Home · Volumes & Issues ...

  19. Reginald Crundall Punnett: first Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, Cambridge, 1912.

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    Edwards, A W F

    2012-09-01

    R. C. Punnett, the codiscoverer of linkage with W. Bateson in 1904, had the good fortune to be invited to be the first Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, in 1912 when Bateson, for whom it had been intended, declined to leave his new appointment as first Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institute. We here celebrate the centenary of the first professorship dedicated to genetics, outlining Punnett's career and his scientific contributions, with special reference to the discovery of "partial coupling" in the sweet pea (later "linkage") and to the diagram known as Punnett's square. His seeming reluctance as coauthor with Bateson to promote the reduplication hypothesis to explain the statistical evidence for linkage is stressed, as is his relationship with his successor as Arthur Balfour Professor, R. A. Fisher. The background to the establishment of the Professorship is also described.

  20. Reginald Crundall Punnett: First Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, Cambridge, 1912

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    Edwards, A. W. F.

    2012-01-01

    R. C. Punnett, the codiscoverer of linkage with W. Bateson in 1904, had the good fortune to be invited to be the first Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, in 1912 when Bateson, for whom it had been intended, declined to leave his new appointment as first Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institute. We here celebrate the centenary of the first professorship dedicated to genetics, outlining Punnett’s career and his scientific contributions, with special reference to the discovery of “partial coupling” in the sweet pea (later “linkage”) and to the diagram known as Punnett’s square. His seeming reluctance as coauthor with Bateson to promote the reduplication hypothesis to explain the statistical evidence for linkage is stressed, as is his relationship with his successor as Arthur Balfour Professor, R. A. Fisher. The background to the establishment of the Professorship is also described. PMID:22964834

  1. Mapping knowledge to boolean dynamic systems in Bateson's epistemology.

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    Malloy, Thomas E; Jensen, Gary C; Song, Timothy

    2005-01-01

    Gregory Bateson (1972, 1979) established an epistemology that integrates mind and nature as a necessary unity, a unity in which learning and evolution share fundamental principles and in which criteria for mental process are explicitly specified. E42 is a suite of freely available Java applets that constitute an online research lab for creating and interacting with simulations of the Boolean systems developed by Kauffman (1993) in his study of evolution where he proposed that self-organization and natural selection are co-principles "weaving the tapestry of life." This paper maps Boolean systems, developed in the study of evolution, onto Bateson's epistemology in general and onto his criteria of mental process in particular.

  2. Do Organizations Learn? Some Implications for HRD of Bateson's Levels of Learning

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    Tosey, Paul; Mathison, Jane

    2008-01-01

    This article explores and appraises Gregory Bateson's theory of "levels of learning" and its implications for Human Resource Development, with reference to issues of organizational learning. In Part One, after briefly reviewing Bateson's biography, the origins and contents of the theory are described. In Part Two, three particular features of the…

  3. Our Activist Past: Nora Bateson, Champion of Regional Libraries

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    Sue Adams

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The struggle to establish regional library systems in Canada was won slowly, province by province, beginning in the 1930s. This article traces the story of one of the colourful leaders of the library profession, who established a regional library system in Prince Edward Island and set the stage for regional libraries in Nova Scotia. Grounded in adult education and a passion for social justice, Nora Bateson championed a vision of libraries as agents of personal and community development. Her zeal, commitment and clashes with those in power speak of the qualities needed by activists today, and of the challenges faced by those who see libraries as centres of change.

  4. Quantum Coin Tossing

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    Hwang, Won Young; Koh, In Gyu; Han, Yeong Deok

    1997-01-01

    We show that a secure quantum protocol for coin tossing exist. The existence of quantum coin tossing support the conjecture of D.Mayers [Phys.Rev.Lett. 78, 3414(1997)] that only asymmetrical tasks as quantum bit commitment are impossible.

  5. War silver coins

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    Pantelić Svetlana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available There were two issues of silver 50-para, 1- and 2-dinar coins minted in the Parisian minting house marked with the year 1915 and bearing the image of King Petar I Karadjordjevic. Minted during the I World War, these two issues of silver coins only differed in that the first one had the specified name of the engraver (Schwarte, whereas the second issue had the engraver's name left out. These coins were used as the official legal tender until 28 June 1931.

  6. The polymorphic prelude to Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities.

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    Cutter, Asher D

    2012-04-01

    Speciation research has largely assumed that the genetic causes of reproductive isolation are the work of fixed, divergent alleles that interact to cause genetic problems in hybrids: Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities. However, many recent studies demonstrate substantial heritable polymorphism within species for hybrid incompatibility, herein called variable reproductive isolation (VRI). In this review, I outline the causes and importance of this general phenomenon. I also identify the new challenges of quantifying the relative contributions to reproductive isolation of fixed alleles versus polymorphisms, and the change in these contributions over the course of speciation. Explicit integration of VRI into speciation theory will help to quantify the relative roles of genetic drift and selection in speciation, but this synthesis requires substantial new contributions from both theory and empirical studies. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Implications of Gregory Bateson's Ideas for a Semiotic of Art Education.

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    Bowers, C. A.

    1990-01-01

    Points out the limitations of the Cartesian epistemology underlying most art education textbooks. Explores the ideas of Gregory Bateson and Ellen Dissanayake who express a semiotic view of artistic creation that is multidimensional. Suggest implications for art education. (KM)

  8. Flipping quantum coins

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    Berlin, Guido; Brassard, Gilles; Bussieres, Felix; Godbout, Nicolas; Slater, Joshua A.; Tittel, Wolfgang

    2009-01-01

    Coin flipping is a cryptographic primitive in which two distrustful parties wish to generate a random bit in order to choose between two alternatives. This task is impossible to realize when it relies solely on the asynchronous exchange of classical bits: one dishonest player has complete control over the final outcome. It is only when coin flipping is supplemented with quantum communication that this problem can be alleviated, although partial bias remains. Unfortunately, practical systems a...

  9. 2 Professors Rock Out Online to Study Fame--and Us

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2009-01-01

    Most people who stumble across the YouTube video of the self-proclaimed rock star Gory Bateson singing to a scantily clad prostitute in Amsterdam's red-light district probably have no idea that the work is part of a research project--or that the man holding the guitar is a tenured professor. The video has attracted more than 12,000 views and won a…

  10. Scimpanzé, lunatici e poeti. Il contributo di Gregory Bateson alla psichiatria

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    Maria Betteghella

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The contribution of Gregory Bateson to psychiatry starts through the joint research, developed together with Jurgen Ruesch, on the psychiatric communication structure. After this initiation, Gregory Bateson will develop his studies towards the rethinking and the revision of schizophrenia, prioritizing the epistemological approach to the psychotic phenomena. Between 1949 and 1962, Bateson will construct a theory on schizophrenia known as “double‐bind”, based on the observation of the communication habits and logical structures of the psychotic patients and their relations with the family environment. His last contribution to psychiatry is the treat of the publication of Perceval Narrative, an autobiographic novel written in 1830 by an English gentleman recovered from a schizophrenia episode. 

  11. Gregory Bateson on deutero-learning and double bind: a brief conceptual history.

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    Visser, Max

    2003-01-01

    The concepts of deutero-learning and double bind have acquired an increasingly important status in various fields of social and behavioral science, particularly in psychiatry, psychotherapy, organization, and policy science. With this proliferation, however, their original meaning and significance has become increasingly muted. In this article it is argued that both concepts are important ingredients of a behavioral theory of (organizational) learning. To support this argument, the development of both concepts is traced to the work of Gregory Bateson. In Bateson's thinking, the two concepts have a firm base in dyadic behavior and interaction. Copyright 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Digital Coin Business Model Using the Coin ATM

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    Jung, Won-Gyo; Park, Sang-Sung; Shin, Young-Geun; Jang, Dong-Sik

    2009-08-01

    Because about 83.6 billion won worth coins are not collected annually, 35 billion won of government money is being wasted for producing new coins in Korea. In order to improve unnecessary government money leakage, we now have to develop a proper way of managing small valued money such as coins. We have already developed the coin ATM to solve such problem in the previous study. In this study, we proposed business model, which enables users to deposit or consume such small amount of money with the coin ATM. The proposed business model has advantages that enable to connect various payment system and is efficient to consume such small amount of money. This business model improves not only the way of managing small valued money but also the way of consuming small valued money. Furthermore, our business model can contribute to activating circulation of coins as well as preventing leakage of government money.

  13. Understanding Bateson and Maturana: Toward a Biological Foundation for the Social Sciences.

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    Dell, Paul F.

    1985-01-01

    Offers a study guide for translating the work of Gregory Bateson and Humberto R. Maturana. Demonstrates that their work is highly compatible. Highlights their essential message: social systems and all human endeavor must be understood in light of our existence as biological entities. (BH)

  14. Systemic Approach to Human Communication: A Synthesis of the Works of Ruesch, Bateson, Watzlawick, and Haley.

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    Arnett, Ronald C.

    The purpose of this article is to bring together the work of Jurgen Ruesch, Gregory Bateson, Paul Watzlawick, and Jay Haley in order to reveal their combined contribution to a systemic understanding of communicative behavior. Emphasis is upon the interactional and circular pattern of human communication, rather than on the linear, or cause/effect,…

  15. Ethnography and Ethics: A Critique of Gregory Bateson (1904-1980)

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    Watras, Joseph

    2010-01-01

    This essay about the work of a famous anthropologist is an attempt to illuminate one way that researchers could apply their findings about the behavior of people in particular groups to ethical considerations of social relations. I argue that Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) is a good example because he applied a few seminal ideas to a wide range of…

  16. A Debate about Writing, and How Gregory Bateson Helps Deal with It.

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    Zemelman, Steven

    In order to encourage teachers to allow students to explore and discover larger patterns in their work, including their mental growth beyond their immediate performance, this paper recommends the philosophy of Gregory Bateson as a teaching approach. The first principle considered in the paper is that a mental process requires circular or more…

  17. Gregory Bateson and Eric Voegelin – Silent Dialogues across the Human Sciences

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    Thomassen, Bjørn

    2017-01-01

    This article argues that two important thinkers of the 20th century, Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) and Eric Voegelin (1901-1985), developed a set of ideas that are of importance to the history of the human sciences. The article also argues that their ideas display similarities that have not yet bee...

  18. Practical quantum coin flipping

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    Pappa, Anna; Diamanti, Eleni [LTCI, CNRS - Telecom ParisTech, Paris (France); Chailloux, Andre; Kerenidis, Iordanis [LIAFA, CNRS - Universite Paris 7, Paris (France)

    2011-11-15

    We show that in the unconditional security model, a single quantum strong coin flip with security guarantees that are strictly better than in any classical protocol is possible to implement with current technology. Our protocol takes into account all aspects of an experimental implementation, including losses, multiphoton pulses emitted by practical photon sources, channel noise, detector dark counts, and finite quantum efficiency. We calculate the abort probability when both players are honest, as well as the probability of one player forcing his desired outcome. For a channel length up to 21 km and commonly used parameter values, we can achieve honest abort and cheating probabilities that are better than in any classical protocol. Our protocol is, in principle, implementable using attenuated laser pulses, with no need for entangled photons or any other specific resources.

  19. Practical quantum coin flipping

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    Pappa, Anna; Chailloux, André; Diamanti, Eleni; Kerenidis, Iordanis

    2011-11-01

    We show that in the unconditional security model, a single quantum strong coin flip with security guarantees that are strictly better than in any classical protocol is possible to implement with current technology. Our protocol takes into account all aspects of an experimental implementation, including losses, multiphoton pulses emitted by practical photon sources, channel noise, detector dark counts, and finite quantum efficiency. We calculate the abort probability when both players are honest, as well as the probability of one player forcing his desired outcome. For a channel length up to 21 km and commonly used parameter values, we can achieve honest abort and cheating probabilities that are better than in any classical protocol. Our protocol is, in principle, implementable using attenuated laser pulses, with no need for entangled photons or any other specific resources.

  20. On imagination: reconciling knowledge and life, or what does "Gregory Bateson" stand for?

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    Pakman, Marcelo

    2004-12-01

    This article presents a reading of Gregory Bateson's oeuvre, focusing on his interest in the representational gap between map and territory, and its importance in the development of his redefinition of the concept of "mind," his new discipline called "ecology of ideas," and a methodology congruent to it based on the logics of metaphor. Inquiries on three initial stories from different domains allow the use of homologies between form and content in the article. This reading of Bateson's oeuvre stresses his questioning (like Derrida's) of the metaphysics of presence on which Western philosophy has been mostly based, and of the central role of imagination as a balancing factor for a family therapy that he both contributed to and saw with reservations.

  1. Buffon's Coin Problem and beyond

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    Schneiter, Kady

    2011-01-01

    This article describes an investigation of Buffon's coin problem and related problems with the aid of an applet. The problems are accessible at a variety of grade levels and facilitate making connections between geometry and probability.

  2. William Bateson from Balanoglossus to Materials for the study of variation: the transatlantic roots of discontinuity and the (un)naturalness of selection.

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    Peterson, Erik L

    2008-01-01

    William Bateson (1861-1926) has long occupied a controversial role in the history of biology at the turn of the twentieth century. For the most part, Bateson has been situated as the British translator of Mendel or as the outspoken antagonist of W. F. R. Weldon and Karl Pearson's biometrics program. Less has been made of Bateson's transition from embryologist to advocate for discontinuous variation, and the precise role of British and American influences in that transition, in the years leading up to the publication of his massive Materials for the Study of Variation (1894). In this paper, I first attempt to trace Bateson's development in his early career before turning to search for the development of the moniker "anti-Darwinist" that has been attached to Bateson in well-known histories of the neo-Darwinian Synthesis.

  3. Search for Three Forged Coins

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    Zhai, Shaohui

    2000-01-01

    Suppose we are given a set of t coins which look identical, but a known number s of them are counterfeit, with a known weight different from the others. Our problem is to locate the counterfeits by weighing subsets of the t coins, with as few weighings as possible. Despite a large literature on this problem, it remains wide open for s>2. In this paper, we give an efficient sequential weighing algorithm for the case s=3, with an average of 1.75 weighings per bit of t, as t approaches infinity....

  4. Bioentropy, Aesthetics and Meta-dualism: The Transdisciplinary Ecology of Gregory Bateson

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    Peter Harries-Jones

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I am going to be dealing with Gregory Bateson, a theorist who is one of the founders of cybernetics, an acknowledged precursor of Biosemiotics, and in all respects highly transdisciplinary. Until his entry into cybernetics Bateson was an anthropologist and like anthropologists of his day, accepted a semantic approach to meaning through the classic work of Ogden and Richards and their thought-word-meaning triangle. Ogden and Richards developed their semantic triangle from Peirce, but effectively turned the Peircian semiotic triad into a pentad of addressors and addressees, to which Bateson added context and reflexivity through feedback loops. The emergence of cybernetics and information theory in the 1940s increased the salience of the notion of feedback yet, he argued, information theory had truncated the notion of meaning. Bateson’s discussion of the logical categories of learning and communication distinguished the difference between and ‘sign’ and ‘signal’. Cybernetic signaling was a form of zero‑learning; living systems were interpretative and engaged in several logical types of learning. Twenty years later he took up similar sorts of issues with regard to the new science of ecology which had framed systemic ‘entropy’ solely in thermodynamic terms and ignored communication and learning in living systems. His concept of Bioentropy is presented in section two of this paper as is its association with redundancy. Bioentropy, in turn, led to his offering an entirely new definition of information: “the difference that makes a difference.” The definition could apply to both human and non-human communication patterns, since some forms of animal communication could not undertake logical typing. Finally, he believed that his own systemic approach was insufficient for meta-dualism. He promoted the idea of an ecological aesthetics which needed to be sufficiently objective to deal with the many disruptions in its own

  5. Coin Counter: Gamification for Classroom Management

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    Carlson, John; Harris, Ranida; Harris, Ken

    2017-01-01

    In recent years, gamification has been utilized in a number of different contexts, including educational applications. This paper describes a unique application of coin-based gamification classroom management system in undergraduate programming classes. The coin-based gamification allowed students to earn and spend coins as a form of classroom…

  6. Microchemical investigations of historical coins

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    Caridi, F.; Fazio, E.; Scibilia, S.; Sabatino, G.; Mezzasalma, A. M.; Neri, F.; Castrizio, D.

    2015-07-01

    Microchemical investigations were carried out on ancient silver coins originated from the same country but of different historical periods between the fifth and the second centuries B.C. Energy-Dispersive X-ray microanalysis in a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM-EDX) was employed to obtain qualitative and semi-quantitative information about the chemical composition of these coins. SEM-EDX analyses employ an electron beam of 20 keV, which interacts with the sample leading to the emission of characteristic X-rays, to determine elements present in the surface patina, closely related to the sample preservation. In the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis a monochromatic Al Kα radiation (1486.6 eV) interacts with the sample and photoelectrons are detected as secondary radiation, to investigate about coins elemental composition. Moreover a beam of Ar+ ions with an energy of 3 keV was used for the sputtering procedure in order to perform depth profile measurements, from the surface (patina composition) down to deeper layers. Useful information about production, chronological period and utilization places of coins are obtained to support a correct dating of these samples.

  7. Coin tossing and Laplace inversion

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    An analysis of exchangeable sequences of coin tossings leads to inversion formulae for Laplace transforms of probability measures. Author Affiliations. J C Gupta1 2. Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi 110 016, India; 32, Mirdha Tola, Budaun 243 601, India. Dates. Manuscript received: 5 May 1999; Manuscript revised: 3 ...

  8. Gregory Bateson, un antropólogo transatlántico e interdisciplinario

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    Leif Korsbaek

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto ofrece una semblanza del antropólogo británico Gregory Bateson en el contexto del desarrollo histórico de la antropología social y cultural. Gregory Bateson es un antropólogo de gran importancia a nivel mundial, pero es poco conocido en América Latina (o en el mundo hispanohablante en general. Este trabajo pone énfasis en sus contribuciones al método de trabajo de campo y a algunas de las especialidades antropológicas, tales como la antropología psiquiátrica, pero se llama la atención en particular en el carácter interdisciplinario de su antropología. También se hace mención al hecho de que, a diferencia de la corriente dominante en la antropología social británica, insistió en hacer uso del concepto de "cultura" y relacionarlo con el concepto principal de la antropología social británica: "estructura social".

  9. DE BATESON A INGOLD: PASSOS NA CONSTITUIÇÃO DE UM PARADIGMA ECOLÓGICO

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    Otávio Velho

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Em 2000 foi finalmente reeditado o mais importante livro de Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Nesse mesmo ano, foi lançado o livro de Tim Ingold, The Perception of the Environment, que retoma muitas das preocupações de Bateson. Este ensaio considera que esses dois eventos marcam passos importantes na constituição de um "paradigma ecológico", o qual vem responder a alguns dilemas que rondam a antropologia e abrir perspectivas para um diálogo interdisciplinar em novas bases.Gregory Bateson’s most important book, Steps to an Ecology of Mind, was finally re-edited in 2000. In the same year, Tim Ingold’s book, The Perception of the Environment, which takes up many of Bateson’s preocupations, was released. This essay proposes that these two events represent important steps towards an "ecological paradigm", which attempts to answer some of anthropology’s dilemas, and open up perspectives for interdisciplinary dialogue on new terms.

  10. The vulnerable Indian one rupee coin

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    Arvind Krishnamurthy

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Coins are the most commonly ingested foreign body encountered in the pediatric population, with a peak incidence between 6 months and 3 years of age. Although some ingested coins may be aspirated, most coins pass through the alimentary tract without causing any complications. Coins in the esophagus causing symptoms require immediate removal. The management of asymptomatic coins has been a perplexing problem to the clinicians for decades. We recently managed an interesting case of an impacted Indian one rupee coin in the esophagus of a 13-year-old girl, by performing a simple yet novel technique, by using a conventional flexible endoscopic biopsy forceps. Further, reviewing the literature we inferred that the rounded, stainless steel Indian one rupee coin with a diameter of 25 mm, by itself seems to be vulnerable for impaction in the esophagus and therefore needs to be promptly addressed even if asymptomatic.

  11. Learning the “language of connections”. The value of art in the thinking of Gregory Bateson

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The article presents a brief analysis of the role of art in the thinking of Gregory Bateson. This is the starting point for a pedagogical reflection that may emphasize, in the educational processes, the languages of connection, typical of art and metaphor, and may propose alternative paths to «single thought» and simplification. 

  12. A brief history of Mt John and a tribute to Frank Bateson's involvement in Mt John's development

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    Hearnshaw, John

    2005-03-01

    In this article I will summarize the contribution that Frank Bateson made to establishing the observatory at Mt John in the 1960s. I will go on to note the main developments at the observatory between its foundation and the present time.

  13. Variable-bias coin tossing

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    Colbeck, Roger; Kent, Adrian

    2006-03-01

    Alice is a charismatic quantum cryptographer who believes her parties are unmissable; Bob is a (relatively) glamorous string theorist who believes he is an indispensable guest. To prevent possibly traumatic collisions of self-perception and reality, their social code requires that decisions about invitation or acceptance be made via a cryptographically secure variable-bias coin toss (VBCT). This generates a shared random bit by the toss of a coin whose bias is secretly chosen, within a stipulated range, by one of the parties; the other party learns only the random bit. Thus one party can secretly influence the outcome, while both can save face by blaming any negative decisions on bad luck. We describe here some cryptographic VBCT protocols whose security is guaranteed by quantum theory and the impossibility of superluminal signaling, setting our results in the context of a general discussion of secure two-party computation. We also briefly discuss other cryptographic applications of VBCT.

  14. Laser cleaning on Roman coins

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    Drakaki, E.; Karydas, A. G.; Klinkenberg, B.; Kokkoris, M.; Serafetinides, A. A.; Stavrou, E.; Vlastou, R.; Zarkadas, C.

    Ancient metal objects react with moisture and environmental chemicals to form various corrosion products. Because of the unique character and high value of such objects, any cleaning procedure should guarantee minimum destructiveness. The most common treatment used is mechanical stripping, in which it is difficult to avoid surface damage when employed. Lasers are currently being tested for a wide range of conservation applications. Since they are highly controllable and can be selectively applied, lasers can be used to achieve more effective and safer cleaning of archaeological artifacts and protect their surface details. The basic criterion that motivated us to use lasers to clean Roman coins was the requirement of pulsed emission, in order to minimize heat-induced damages. In fact, the laser interaction with the coins has to be short enough, to produce a fast removal of the encrustation, avoiding heat conduction into the substrate. The cleaning effects of three lasers operating at different wavelengths, namely a TEA CO2 laser emitting at 10.6 μm, an Er:YAG laser at 2.94 μm, and a 2ω-Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm have been compared on corroded Romans coins and various atomic and nuclear techniques have also been applied to evaluate the efficiency of the applied procedure.

  15. Razões plásticas: das contribuições de Gregory Bateson para uma teoria da ação

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    Carusa Gabriela Biliatto

    2014-01-01

    .... Bateson help us to see that the 'hinges of experience' synthesize potential measures of change, because the formality of the experience itself is structured in a plastic transformative reflexivity. Keywords...

  16. Numerous dilemmas surrounding the 1917 nickel coins

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The Law on Extraordinary Loans Amounting to 200 Million Dinars and the Minting of Silver and Nickel Coins in 1916 was the legal basis for minting the 5-, 10-, and 20-para nickel coins of the Kingdom of Serbia featuring the year 1917 as their minting year. Some authors believe that these coins were minted in the Minting House in Paris, whereas the others agree that they were certainly minted in France, but in a still unidentified minting house. There are authors who in recent reference literature underline the possibility of their minting in the USA Gorham Company, in Providence, Rhode Island. These coins had all the characteristics of the nickel coins of the Kingdom of Serbia from 1883, 1884, 1904 and 1912. Although, according to the Law, the Minister of Finance was authorized to mint 10 million dinars of these nickel coins, only 5 million pieces in each denomination were actually minted, in the total nominal value of just 1,750,000 dinars. The general opinion is that after the war only a small amount of these nickel coins reached Serbia, because the ships transporting the Serbian coins from the minting house sank on their way. The only varying aspect in this explanation is the location from which the ships were sailing towards Corfu, i.e. from the USA or from France. These coins stopped being legal tender as of 30 November 1931.

  17. Roles of emeriti professors

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    Thody, Angela

    2008-01-01

    Emeritus Professor Angela Thody commenced a study of emeriti professors in 2006 when she herself had become an emeritus in 2003 and was seeking to establish an Association for emeriti at her university at Lincoln. By 2008, the literature review was finished and a pilot study of emeriti professors at Leicester University was underway. This presentation was one of several to the University of Lincoln's College of Professors to encourage their support for the formation of the association and to ...

  18. PIXE analysis of ancient Indian coins

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    Hajivaliei, M.; Garg, M. L.; Handa, D. K.; Govil, K. L.; Kakavand, T.; Vijayan, V.; Singh, K. P.; Govil, I. M.

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    A number of coins of Hindu Shahis Dynasty of Kabul (990-1015 A.D.) have been analysed using proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) technique. The 3 MeV proton beam from the Pelletron Accelerator at the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India was used for the production of X-rays. The X-rays were detected by Si(Li) detector ( FWHM=180 eV at 5.9 keV) placed at 90° to the beam direction. For the reliable calibration of the analytical system, thin foils of Micromatter standards of Fe, CuS, KCl, and RbNO 3 were used. The computer code GUPIX was employed to get concentration of trace elements in these coins. The elements Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Zn, As, Sb, Pb, and Bi were detected in these coins alongwith the major component of Cu and Ag. The coins were classified in two groups, coins no. 3, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 as copper or billon coins having major component of copper, while coins no. 6, 17, 20, 21, 22 as silver coins having the major component of silver. The first group seems to belong to lower denomination while the other group belongs to higher denomination coins. There is a strong positive correlation between lead and zinc and also a strong negative correlation between copper and silver. The weight of coins varied between 3.05 and 3.39 gram. The comparison of our results with that of the ores of various mines indicates that the source of copper in these coins is from Khetri mine in Rajasthan. Silver seems to come from Afghanistan since it is not reported to occur as a primary mineral in ancient India.

  19. PROFESSOR ENSERMU KELBESSA

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    Aug 14, 2016 ... University, Sweden in 1990. Although still very young, Professor Ensermu Kelbessa joined the Addis Ababa. University's Biology Department as a graduate assistant in 1979. He then went on to serve the university in various positions including: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate. Professor and, finally ...

  20. Coin exposure may cause allergic nickel dermatitis

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    Thyssen, Jacob P; Gawkrodger, David J; White, Ian R

    2012-01-01

    , it is well known by dermatologists specialized in occupational skin diseases, and by their nickel-allergic patients, that hand eczema in cashiers and other professionals who handle coins may be caused or aggravated by nickel release from coins. In this review, we present evidence from past studies showing...

  1. Research of intelligent bus coin box

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    Xin, Shihao

    2017-03-01

    In the energy-saving emission reduction of the social context, in response to low-carbon travel, buses become the majority of people choose. We have designed this sorting machine for the present situation that the bus company has received a large amount of mixed zero coins and employed a large amount of manpower to sort out and lower the efficiency. Its function is to separate the coins and notes mixed, and the coins sort storage, the display shows the value of the received coins, so that the whole mechanized inventory classification, reduce the cost of clearing up and improve the efficiency of zero cash recycling, use Simple mechanical principles for classification, to be efficient, accurate and practical. Really meet the current city bus companies, commerce and banking and other industries in order to zero notes, zero coins in the actual demand. The size and specification of this machine are designed according to the size of the bus coin box. It is suitable for almost all buses. It can be installed in the coin box directly, real-time sorting and real-time counting. The difficulty of clearing change.

  2. Toward genome-wide identification of Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities in yeast: a simulation study.

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    Li, Chuan; Wang, Zhi; Zhang, Jianzhi

    2013-01-01

    The Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller (BDM) model of reproductive isolation by genetic incompatibility is a widely accepted model of speciation. Because of the exceptionally rich biological information about the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the identification of BDM incompatibilities in yeast would greatly deepen our understanding of the molecular genetic basis of reproductive isolation and speciation. However, despite repeated efforts, BDM incompatibilities between nuclear genes have never been identified between S. cerevisiae and its sister species S. paradoxus. Such negative results have led to the belief that simple nuclear BDM incompatibilities do not exist between the two yeast species. Here, we explore an alternative explanation that such incompatibilities exist but were undetectable due to limited statistical power. We discover that previously employed statistical methods were not ideal and that a redesigned method improves the statistical power. We determine, under various sample sizes, the probabilities of identifying BDM incompatibilities that cause F1 spore inviability with incomplete penetrance, and confirm that the previously used samples were too small to detect such incompatibilities. Our findings call for an expanded experimental search for yeast BDM incompatibilities, which has become possible with the decreasing cost of genome sequencing. The improved methodology developed here is, in principle, applicable to other organisms and can help detect epistasis in general.

  3. Professor Volker Claus: vom o. Professor zum e-Professor

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    Gunzenhäuser, Rul; Taras, Christiane; Wörner, Michael

    Der Beitrag würdigt das Wirken von Professor Claus auf Gebieten des rechnerunterstützten Lehrens. Dabei wird ein Bogen von den frühen Systemen des rechnerunterstützten Lehrens über moderne Lernplattformen im Internet zu neuen Anwendungen web-basierter Systeme für das lebenslange Lehren und Lernen gespannt.

  4. Experimental quantum tossing of a single coin

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    Nguyen, A T [Service OPERA photonique, CP 194/5, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Avenue F D Roosevelt 50, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Frison, J; Massar, S [Laboratoire dInformation Quantique, CP 225, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Huy, K Phan [Departement dOptique P M Duffieux, Institut FEMTO-ST, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 6174, Universite de Franche-Comte, 25030 Besancon (France)], E-mail: annguyen@ulb.ac.be, E-mail: smassar@ulb.ac.be

    2008-08-15

    The cryptographic protocol of coin tossing consists of two parties, Alice and Bob, who do not trust each other, but want to generate a random bit. If the parties use a classical communication channel and have unlimited computational resources, one of them can always cheat perfectly. If the parties use a quantum communication channel, there exist protocols such that neither party can cheat perfectly, although they may be able to significantly bias the coin. Here, we analyze in detail how the performance of a quantum coin tossing experiment should be compared to classical protocols, taking into account the inevitable experimental imperfections. We then report an all-optical fiber experiment in which a single coin is tossed whose randomness is higher than achievable by any classical protocol and present some easily realizable cheating strategies by Alice and Bob.

  5. Experimental loss-tolerant quantum coin flipping

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    Berlín, Guido; Brassard, Gilles; Bussières, Félix; Godbout, Nicolas; Slater, Joshua A.; Tittel, Wolfgang

    2011-11-01

    Coin flipping is a cryptographic primitive in which two distrustful parties wish to generate a random bit to choose between two alternatives. This task is impossible to realize when it relies solely on the asynchronous exchange of classical bits: one dishonest player has complete control over the final outcome. It is only when coin flipping is supplemented with quantum communication that this problem can be alleviated, although partial bias remains. Unfortunately, practical systems are subject to loss of quantum data, which allows a cheater to force a bias that is complete or arbitrarily close to complete in all previous protocols and implementations. Here we report on the first experimental demonstration of a quantum coin-flipping protocol for which loss cannot be exploited to cheat better. By eliminating the problem of loss, which is unavoidable in any realistic setting, quantum coin flipping takes a significant step towards real-world applications of quantum communication.

  6. Experimental quantum tossing of a single coin

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    Nguyen, A. T.; Frison, J.; Phan Huy, K.; Massar, S.

    2008-08-01

    The cryptographic protocol of coin tossing consists of two parties, Alice and Bob, who do not trust each other, but want to generate a random bit. If the parties use a classical communication channel and have unlimited computational resources, one of them can always cheat perfectly. If the parties use a quantum communication channel, there exist protocols such that neither party can cheat perfectly, although they may be able to significantly bias the coin. Here, we analyze in detail how the performance of a quantum coin tossing experiment should be compared to classical protocols, taking into account the inevitable experimental imperfections. We then report an all-optical fiber experiment in which a single coin is tossed whose randomness is higher than achievable by any classical protocol and present some easily realizable cheating strategies by Alice and Bob.

  7. Microchemical surface analysis of two Numidian coins

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    Mousser, Hénia; Amri, Redha; Madani, Abdelghani; Darchen, André; Mousser, Abdelhamid

    2011-05-01

    This work is a contribution to the microchemical surface analysis of two Numidian coins. Numidia was an ancient kingdom of northern Algeria during 2nd and 1st century BC. Investigations were performed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The identification of the coins was done thanks to the name initials and effigy of King Massinissa. SEM observations of coins showed heterogeneous surfaces. SEM and EDXRF analyses showed an alloy structure with copper (65%), antimony (19%) and lead (16%). The XRD identified a metal structure and corrosion products which were on the coin surfaces: Litharge (PbO), Hydrocerussite (Pb 3(CO 3) 2(OH) 2), Bindheimite (Pb 2Sb 2O 7) and Bystromite (MgSb 2O 6).

  8. XRF analysis of Roman Imperial coins

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    Gorghinian, Astrik; Esposito, Adolfo; Ferretti, Marco; Catalli, Fiorenzo

    2013-08-01

    X-ray Fluorescence analysis has been applied on 477 ancient coins, issued in different mints active during the First Roman Emperor's reign Augustus. The study of the different denominations has been related to their composition and place/date of struck. The alloys studied were based on gold, silver and copper. The X-ray micro-beam supplied by a polycapillary optics has been often extremely precious in the analysis of very small coin's spot with no patina due to usage.

  9. PIXE analysis of medieval silver coins

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    Abdelouahed, H. Ben, E-mail: habdelou@cern.ch [Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucleaires (CNSTN), Pole technologique, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunis (Tunisia); Gharbi, F. [Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucleaires (CNSTN), Pole technologique, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunis (Tunisia); Roumie, M. [IBA Laboratory, Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission, National Council for Scientific Research, 11-8281, Beirut (Lebanon); Baccouche, S. [Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucleaires (CNSTN), Pole technologique, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunis (Tunisia); Romdhane, K. Ben [Faculte des lettres et des sciences humaines, Universite de Tunis (Tunisia); Nsouli, B. [IBA Laboratory, Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission, National Council for Scientific Research, 11-8281, Beirut (Lebanon); Trabelsi, A. [Centre National des Sciences et Technologies Nucleaires (CNSTN), Pole technologique, 2020 Sidi Thabet, Tunis (Tunisia)

    2010-01-15

    We applied the proton-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) analytical technique to twenty-eight medieval silver coins, selected from the Tunisian treasury. The purpose is to study the fineness evolution from the beginning of the 7th to the 15th centuries AD. Each silver coin was cleaned with a diluted acid solution and then exposed to a 3 MeV proton beam from a 1.7 MV tandem accelerator. To allow the simultaneous detection of light and heavy elements, a funny aluminum filter was positioned in front of the Si(Li) detector entrance which is placed at 135{sup o} to the beam direction. The elements Cu, Pb, and Au were observed in the studied coins along with the major component silver. The concentration of Ag, presumably the main constituent of the coins, varies from 55% to 99%. This significant variation in the concentration of the major constituent reveals the economical difficulties encountered by each dynasty. It could be also attributed to differences in the composition of the silver mines used to strike the coins in different locations. That fineness evolution also reflects the poor quality of the control practices during this medieval period. In order to verify the ability of PIXE analytical method to distinguish between apparently similar coins, we applied hierarchical cluster analysis to our results to classify them into different subgroups of similar elemental composition.

  10. A Professor's Work.

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    Melko, Matthew

    This book describes a year-long participant-observer case study of the professorship as a profession. Following an introductory chapter, each chapter examines one aspect of the professor's occupation by recounting the specific experiences of the author, a sociology professor at Wright State University (Ohio). Chapter 2 looks at the department as…

  11. Gregory Bateson: Rumo a uma epistemologia da comunicação

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    2001-01-01

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    Como se constrói nosso “saber”? Como nascem nossos “conhecimentos” ou, melhor dizendo, as “idéias” que nós fazemos das coisas deste mundo? A partir de que imperativos epistemológicos podemos pensar fundar uma ciência do conhecimento?

    Ao longo de milênios, esses conhecimentos se multiplicaram e se diversificaram. Com eles, emergiram centenas de epistemologias locais que, no entanto, cruzam-se no horizonte de suas indispensáveis inter-relações. Como e até onde uma “Epistemologia da Comunicação” (uma epistemologia, muitas vezes ainda, por demais local participará, no futuro, desta teia de relações e saberá fomentar o que se poderia chamar uma “ecologia do espírito”?

    Para tanto, procura-se delinear, nesta comunicação, alguns parâmetros iniciais de elaboração de uma “Epistemologia da Comunicação”, tirando proveito da gigantesca e complexa obra de Gregory Bateson (1904-1980, um penetrante pensador da questão, que foi, ao mesmo tempo, um biólogo, um antropólogo, um psiquiatra e um amante da comunicação humana.

  12. 78 FR 10265 - Pricing for the 2013 Commemorative Coin Programs-Silver and Clad Coin Options

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    2013-02-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2013 Commemorative Coin Programs--Silver and Clad Coin Options AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is...

  13. Samudragupta's Aśvamedha coins in the patterning of early Gupta coin designs

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    Raven, E.M.

    2016-01-01

    Samudragupta’s gold coins of Asvamedha Type are frequently mentioned by historians of ancient India for their obvious link to this king’s Vedic Horse Sacrifice. Surprisingly limited attention has been given to their actual ‘looks’. And what do these coins tell us about the minting processes at mints

  14. Production of Zr-89 using sputtered yttrium coin targets (89)Zr using sputtered yttrium coin targets.

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    Queern, Stacy Lee; Aweda, Tolulope Aramide; Massicano, Adriana Vidal Fernandes; Clanton, Nicholas Ashby; El Sayed, Retta; Sader, Jayden Andrew; Zyuzin, Alexander; Lapi, Suzanne Elizabeth

    2017-07-01

    An increasing interest in zirconium-89 ((89)Zr) can be attributed to the isotope's half-life which is compatible with antibody imaging using positron emission tomography (PET). The goal of this work was to develop an efficient means of production for (89)Zr that provides this isotope with high radionuclidic purity and specific activity. We investigated the irradiation of yttrium sputtered niobium coins and compared the yields and separation efficiency to solid yttrium coins. The sputtered coins were irradiated with an incident beam energy of 17.5MeV or 17.8MeV providing a degraded transmitted energy through an aluminum degrader of 12.5MeV or 12.8MeV, respectively, with various currents to determine optimal cyclotron conditions for (89)Zr production. Dissolution of the solid yttrium coin took 2h with 50mL of 2M HCl and dissolution of the sputtered coin took 15-30min with 4mL of 2M HCl. During the separation of (89)Zr from the solid yttrium coins, 77.9 ± 11.2% of the activity was eluted off in an average of 7.3mL of 1M oxalic acid whereas for the sputtered coins, 91 ± 6% was eluted off in an average of 1.2mL of 1M oxalic acid with 100% radionuclidic purity. The effective specific activity determined via DFO-SCN titration from the sputtered coins was 108±7mCi/μmol as compared to 20.3mCi/μmol for the solid yttrium coin production. ICP-MS analysis of the yttrium coin and the sputtered coins showed 99.99% yttrium removed with 178μg of yttrium in the final solution and 99.93-100% of yttrium removed with remaining range of 0-42μg of yttrium in the final solution, respectively. The specific activity calculated for the solid coin and 3 different sputtered coins using the concentration of Zr found via ICP-MS was 140±2mCi/μmol, 300±30mCi/μmol, 410±60mCi/μmol and 1719±5mCi/μmol, respectively. Labeling yields of the (89)Zr produced via sputtered targets for (89)Zr- DFO-trastuzumab were >98%. Overall, these results show the irradiation of yttrium sputtered niobium

  15. Quantum weak coin flipping with arbitrarily small bias

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    Mochon, Carlos

    2007-01-01

    "God does not play dice. He flips coins instead." And though for some reason He has denied us quantum bit commitment. And though for some reason he has even denied us strong coin flipping. He has, in His infinite mercy, granted us quantum weak coin flipping so that we too may flip coins. Instructions for the flipping of coins are contained herein. But be warned! Only those who have mastered Kitaev's formalism relating coin flipping and operator monotone functions may succeed. For those foolha...

  16. Professor Martin Hairer

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    Martine Barons

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Professor Martin Hairer was one of four recipients of the 2014 Fields Medal, widely viewed as the highest honour a mathematician can receive. He is currently Regius Professor of Mathematics in the Mathematics Department at the University of Warwick. Professor Hairer has contributed significantly to the field of stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs, which engages with interdisciplinary approaches to mathematics and physics. He has enjoyed great success communicating mathematics to a range of audiences and has also developed music editing software.In this interview, early career mathematicians, Dr Martine Barons (MJB and Dr Paul Chleboun ask Professor Hairer (MH about how his interest in mathematics developed; the awards ceremony where he received the Fields Medal; Amadeus Pro, the music software he developed and continues to maintain; and the challenges of engaging a sceptical and sometimes critical public as a mathematician.

  17. Experimental plug and play quantum coin flipping

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    Pappa, Anna; Jouguet, Paul; Lawson, Thomas; Chailloux, André; Legré, Matthieu; Trinkler, Patrick; Kerenidis, Iordanis; Diamanti, Eleni

    2014-04-01

    Performing complex cryptographic tasks will be an essential element in future quantum communication networks. These tasks are based on a handful of fundamental primitives, such as coin flipping, where two distrustful parties wish to agree on a randomly generated bit. Although it is known that quantum versions of these primitives can offer information-theoretic security advantages with respect to classical protocols, a demonstration of such an advantage in a practical communication scenario has remained elusive. Here we experimentally implement a quantum coin flipping protocol that performs strictly better than classically possible over a distance suitable for communication over metropolitan area optical networks. The implementation is based on a practical plug and play system, developed by significantly enhancing a commercial quantum key distribution device. Moreover, we provide combined quantum coin flipping protocols that are almost perfectly secure against bounded adversaries. Our results offer a useful toolbox for future secure quantum communications.

  18. Laser cleaning experimental investigations on ancient coins

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    Drakaki, E.; Evgenidou, D.; Kantarelou, V.; Karydas, A. G.; Katsikosta, N.; Kontou, E.; Serafetinides, A. A.; Vlachou-Mogire, C.

    2008-12-01

    Laser cleaning tests were performed on ancient (Roman and Byzantine) coins, which belong to the collection of the Numismatic Museum of Athens, Greece. Coins with various types of surface corrosion were studied, using Q-switched Nd:YAG, CO2 and Er:YAG lasers and a range of laser pulsing parameters on dry and wet surfaces. A section of each object was cleaned mechanically, by the conservators of the museum in order to show the results of this method. It was discovered that the results of laser cleaning was influenced by the type of corrosion of the surface of the coins. X-ray fluorescence was applied as analytical technique. The results show that XRF could provide detail information about the surface chemical nature of the treated objects, as well as about their past and present state and it leaded to recommendations for restoration with the appropriate laser cleaning conditions.

  19. Coin as a Means of Propaganda (According to Georgian Numismatics

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    Tedo Dundua

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Everywhere coin facilitated exchange of goods. It was employed also for different propaganda. Georgians did the same as seen in the monetary groups and types as follows: municipal copper coins of Trapezus with the effigy of Mithras, Georgian-Sassanian drachms, Georgian-Byzantine coins, coins of Giorgi III — king with falcon on hand. So, at least some of monetary types issued in Georgia served for propaganda.

  20. Gambler's ruin? Some aspects of coin tossing

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    Johnson, Porter; Atkinson, David

    2010-01-01

    What is the average number of coin tosses needed before a particular sequence of heads and tails first turns up? This problem is solved in our paper, starting with doubles; a tail, followed by a head, turns up on average after only four tosses, while six tosses are needed for two successive heads.

  1. The coin beneath the crust: a pilot study of coins from the Mediterranean coast of Israel

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    Adriaens, Mieke; Dowsett, Mark; Lehmann, Eberhard; Farhi, Y; Gunneweg, Jan; Bouchenoire, Laurence

    2010-01-01

    We describe the application of synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron micro-tomography to three ancient bronze coins from the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Key questions are whether neutron tomography can contribute to the reading of features on corroded coins by allowing the corrosion crust to be stripped away in cyber-space using surface and volume rendering techniques, and to what extent this type of non-destructive measurement can inform possible conservation action. In addition, th...

  2. Professor Michael Levitt

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Professor Michael Levitt (Stanford University, USA won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems—computational tools which can calculate the course of chemical reactions. Professor Levitt was born in Pretoria, South Africa; he came to the UK on a summer vacation aged 16, where he decided to stay and study for his A‑levels. His interest in the physics of living systems drove him to study biophysics at King’s College London, before securing a PhD position at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. In the interim year between his degree and beginning his PhD, Professor Levitt worked at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, where he met his future wife. They married later that year and moved to Cambridge, where their three children were born. After completing his PhD, he spent time working in Israel, Cambridge, the Salk Institute and Stanford (both California. Since 1986, he has split his time between Israel and California. Outside of science, he is a keen hiker and he is well-known to have attended the eclectic ‘Burning Man’ Festival in California.[1]Professor Levitt visited the University of Warwick to speak at the Computational Molecular Science Annual Conference in March 2015. In this interview, Dr Gemma-Louise Davies, an Institute of Advanced Study Global Research Fellow, spoke to Professor Levitt about the importance of Interdisciplinarity in his field, role models in Academia, and his plans for the future.Image: Professor Michael Levitt (left with Dr Scott Habershon (right, organiser of the 2015 Computational Molecular Science Annual Conference during his visit to the University of Warwick in March 2015.[1] ‘Burning Man’ is a unique annual festival dedicated to community, art, music, self-expression and self-reliance. Tens of thousands of people flock to this temporary metropolis built in the Californian desert.

  3. Aprendizagem e Comunicação em Bateson: A exigência de uma epistemologia Formal e Complexa

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Para Bateson, a mudança social radicaria numa mudança epistemológica profunda que incidisse sobretudo na educação e na comunicação (onde incluía a sua teorização psicológica. Essa revolução paradigmática, baseada na lógica formal de Whitehead e Russell, evitaria discursos ditos científicos destituídos de rigor. Aqui, analisamos hermeneuticamente o seu pensamento, salientando os limites que a lógica formal encontra nas experiências éticas, religiosas e estéticas. Sem essa revolução, encontramo-nos condenados à estagnação intelectual, pois formamos cidadãos sem capacidade de aprender a aprender, que possibilitaria a capacidade de produzir abduções, inferência lógica tão necessária na produção do raciocínio humano; o seu desenvolvimento garantiria a capacidade de pensar/construir complexamente o mundo, interligando os saberes; poucos são também aqueles que explicitam e argumentam a favor das suas crenças, base axiomática da capacidade abdutiva. A organização social (via sistema educativo, formal e não formal se constrói com sujeitos que raramente possuem mentes bem estruturadas, favorecedoras de passagem de patamares de aprendizagem para outros superiores. Antes se estimula a confusão de tipos lógicos, tomando o todo pela parte, por exemplo. Bateson critica também o sistema de avaliação quantitativo, diminuindo a possibilidade de formação do pensamento abstrato e formal, como a filosofia e a matemática exigem.

  4. Professor Kalkman retires

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    1991-01-01

    On 13 December 1990 Prof. Dr. Cornelis (Kees) Kalkman retired from the positions of Professor of Plant Systematics and Scientific Director of the Rijksherbarium/ Hortus Botanicus by presenting his valedictory lecture to the academic community of Leiden University and the assembled Dutch Botanical

  5. Professor Wolfgang Panofsky

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    "Professor Wolfgang panofsky, who died on September 24 aged 88, was a particle physicists and director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre (SLAC) in California; with Jack Steinberger, he was the first to isolate the neutral pi meson, one of the subatomic particles which had been predicted by theoretical scientists to account for the strng force which binds the nuclei of atoms." (1 page)

  6. Professor Tiina Tasmuth Helsingis

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    2000-01-01

    Tervisekasvatuse õppetooli professor Tiina Tasmuth osales 11.-14. juunini Helsingis toimunud rahvusvahelise konverentsi "2nd Psycho-Social Impacts of Breast Cancer" töös ning esines ettekandega teemal "Chronic post-treatment symptoms in patients with breast cancer" : [täistekst

  7. Professor og DMI

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    Kaas, Eigil

    2010-01-01

    oplever meget lave temperaturer - og for Danmarks vedkommende en usædvanlig lang periode med vintervejr. Forklaringen kommer fra professor Eigil Kaas fra Niels Bohr Instituttet ved Københavns Universitet. Han forklarer til jp.dk, at vintervejret dog er betinget af den mere eller mindre tilfældige måde...

  8. Zinc toxicity following massive coin ingestion.

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    Bennett, D R; Baird, C J; Chan, K M; Crookes, P F; Bremner, C G; Gottlieb, M M; Naritoku, W Y

    1997-06-01

    This is the first reported case of human fatality associated with zinc intoxication following a massive ingestion of coins. Four hundred and sixty-one coins were removed form the gastrointestinal tract of a schizophrenic patient during the course of hospitalization. Many of the post-1981 pennies, which consist primarily of zinc, showed severe corrosion due to their prolonged contact with acidic gastric juice. The patient presented with clinical manifestations consistent with the local corrosive as well as systemic effects of zinc intoxication and died 40 days after admission with multi-system organ failure. Tissue samples of the kidneys, pancreas, and liver obtained at autopsy revealed acute tubular necrosis, mild fibrosis, and acute massive necrosis, respectively, and contained high levels of zinc. The overall effects of zinc intoxication on the various organ systems, possible hematological derangement, and the impairment of copper absorption as well as the outcome with treatment are discussed.

  9. Professors' Observations on Their Work.

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    Myers, Betty; Mager, Gerald M.

    Previous studies of professors of education have noted what activities comprised the work of being a professor, how professors allocated time to the various work tasks, how they would have preferred to allocate time, and insights they had about their work. In this study, parallel data were gathered on the broader education professoriate. Survey…

  10. Single term off-line coins

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    Ferguson, Niels T.

    1993-03-01

    A construction for offline electronic coins that is both far more efficient and much simpler than previous systems is presented. Instead of using many terms, each for a single bit of the challenge, the system uses a single term for a large number of possible challenges. The withdrawal protocol does not use a cut and choose methodology as with earlier systems, but uses a direct construction.

  11. USMC Rethinking Coin in Helmand Province Afghanistan

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    2015-04-01

    security and stability. This is much harder than it sounds in a fragmented rural population such as Helmand province. The demands placed on leaders in...AH-1 “ Cobra ” and UH-1”Huey” helicopters to support ground operations commanders were able to deliver precision fires while retaining visible...them. Much will be asked of leaders in COIN operations in the future, but with a flexible organization, sound intelligence, the will to fight when

  12. Coin exposure may cause allergic nickel dermatitis: a review.

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    Thyssen, Jacob P; Gawkrodger, David J; White, Ian R; Julander, Anneli; Menné, Torkil; Lidén, Carola

    2013-01-01

    Nickel is used in coins because the metal has beneficial properties, including price, colour, weight, and corrosion resistance, and also because it is easy to stamp. It has often been claimed that the duration of skin contact with coins is too short to cause nickel release and dermatitis. However, it is well known by dermatologists specialized in occupational skin diseases, and by their nickel-allergic patients, that hand eczema in cashiers and other professionals who handle coins may be caused or aggravated by nickel release from coins. In this review, we present evidence from past studies showing that nickel-containing coins can indeed pose a risk for those who handle them. For protection of the health of consumers, cashiers, and other workers who handle coins, it is suggested that coins without nickel release should be used as a substitute for the high nickel-releasing coins currently in widespread use. The key risk factor in this situation is the ability of metal alloys in coins to release nickel and contaminate the skin after repeated contact from coin handling. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  13. EDXRF study of Indian punch-marked silver coins

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    Vijayan, V.; Rautray, T. R.; Basa, D. K.

    2004-09-01

    Coins are important archaeological objects that can provide valuable information regarding coin minting methodology and provenance as well as politics and economics of the time. Punch-marked coins are the oldest known numismatics used in ancient India. 23 Indian punch-marked silver coins were analysed, for the first time, by using multi-elemental non-destructive energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) technique. Our study reveals that silver, copper, iron, gold and lead are the significant constituents of the Indian punch marked silver coins, with minor/trace of elements like Ti, Cr, Co, Ni, As and Y also seems to indicate the fragmentation as well as the impoverishment of the power for the regimes that had produced the studied coins.

  14. 1- and 2-dinar silver coins from 1897

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    Pantelić Svetlana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The silver coins from 1897, bearing the image of King Aleksandar Obrenović, were minted in 4 million pieces (1-dinar denomination, and in 2 million pieces (2-dinar denomination. Both types of coins were minted in the Imperial Mint in Vienna, in 835% silver. The 1-dinar coin weighed 5 grams and was 23mm in diameter, whereas the 2-dinar coin weighed 10 grams and was 27mm in diameter. They were legal tender until 1931, although gradually withdrawn from circulation over the years.

  15. Fully simulatable quantum-secure coin-flipping and applications

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    Lunemann, Carolin; Nielsen, Jesper Buus

    2011-01-01

    We propose a coin-flip protocol which yields a string of strong, random coins and is fully simulatable against poly-sized quantum adversaries on both sides. It can be implemented with quantum-computational security without any set-up assumptions, since our construction only assumes mixed commitment...... zero-knowledge proofs of knowledge and quantum-secure two-party function evaluation. Both applications assume only fully simulatable coin-flipping and mixed commitments. Since our framework allows to construct fully simulatable coin-flipping from mixed commitments, this in particular shows that mixed...

  16. EVALUATING LASER CLEANING OF CORODED ARCHAEOLOGICAL SILVER COINS

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    Abdel-Kareem, Omar; Al-Zahrani, Awad; Khedr, Amal; Harith, Mohamed Abdel

    2015-01-01

    The present work aims at evaluating the use of laser in cleaning and analysis of archaeological corroded silver coins. The selected corroded silver coins used in this study have been excavated from burial soil in Najran excavation site where there were more than 2500 rare coins dating back to pre-Islamic eras.. Laser cleaning tests were performed on 2 different types of corroded coins using a Q-switched Nd: YAG laser at 1064 nm. LIBS diagnostics was used to monitor the laser ablation process ...

  17. Professor Stewart's incredible numbers

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    Stewart, Ian

    2015-01-01

    Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks at every kind of number you can think of - real, imaginary, rational, irrational, positive and negative - along with several you might have thought you couldn't think of. He explains the insights of the ancient mathematicians, shows how numbers have evolved through the ages, and reveals the way numerical theory enables everyday life. Under Professor Stewart's guidance you will discover the mathematics of codes,

  18. Stars and Stones on Emperor Elagabalus' Coins

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    Comeron, F.

    Several series of coins and medals issued under the reign of Roman Emperor Elagabalus (AD 218-222) refer to the ceremony of his entry in Rome, in which the baetyl of Emesa played a central role. This baetyl, a cone-shaped black stone of likely meteoritic origin, represents the solar divinity Baal, whose cult was introduced in Rome by Elagabalus. Worship of baetyls is common in ancient near-Eastern cultures, in which meteorites are believed to have a celestial origin, as opposed to the Aristotelian theory prevalent in the Roman culture at the epoch.

  19. XRF analysis of Roman Imperial coins

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    Gorghinian, Astrik, E-mail: astrik.gorghinian@lnf.infn.it [INFN-LNF, via Enrico Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati (Rome) (Italy); Esposito, Adolfo [INFN-LNF, via Enrico Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati (Rome) (Italy); Ferretti, Marco [CNR-ITABC, via Salaria Km 29.300, c.p. 10, Monterotondo (Rome) (Italy); Catalli, Fiorenzo [National Archeological Museum, 9B Santissima Annunziata Square, 50121 Florence (Italy)

    2013-08-15

    X-ray Fluorescence analysis has been applied on 477 ancient coins, issued in different mints active during the First Roman Emperor’s reign Augustus. The study of the different denominations has been related to their composition and place/date of struck. The alloys studied were based on gold, silver and copper. The X-ray micro-beam supplied by a polycapillary optics has been often extremely precious in the analysis of very small coin’s spot with no patina due to usage.

  20. Professor Alex Callinicos

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    Ali Saqer

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Professor Alex Callinicos is a renowned social theorist and scholar of international political economy. He conducts research on Marx and Marxism, European social and political theory, contemporary political philosophy, critical theory, historiography, and international political economy. His work provides invaluable insights on issues of race and racism, social justice, the Third Way, imperialism, austerity, and EU politics, among many other fascinating contemporary issues. Alex studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics before writing a DPhil on Marx's Capital, also at Balliol. He was a Junior Research Fellow in Contemporary Social Thought at St Peter's College, Oxford from 1979 to 1981, after which he taught social and political theory at the Department of Politics at the University of York until 2005, when he moved to King's College London. Alex is currently the Professor of European Studies at King's and editor of International Socialism. Alex has been an active contributor to the development of the movement for another globalization, participating in the World Social Forum and an animator of the European Social Forum. Among his best known books are The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx (1983, Against Postmodernism (1990, Social Theory (1999, An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto (2003, The Resources of Critique (2006, Imperialism and Global Political Economy (2009. His most recent book is entitled Deciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and its Destiny (2014.

  1. A stochastic model for the development of Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities that incorporates protein interaction networks.

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    Livingstone, Kevin; Olofsson, Peter; Cochran, Garner; Dagilis, Andrius; Macpherson, Karen; Seitz, Kerry A

    2012-07-01

    Speciation is characterized by the development of reproductive isolating barriers between diverging groups. Intrinsic post-zygotic barriers of the type envisioned by Bateson, Dobzhansky, and Muller are deleterious epistatic interactions among loci that reduce hybrid fitness, leading to reproductive isolation. The first formal population genetic model of the development of these barriers was published by Orr in 1995, and here we develop a more general model of this process by incorporating finite protein-protein interaction networks, which reduce the probability of deleterious interactions in vivo. Our model shows that the development of deleterious interactions is limited by the density of the protein-protein interaction network. We have confirmed our analytical predictions of the number of possible interactions given the number of allele substitutions by using simulations on the Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein-protein interaction network. These results allow us to define the rate at which deleterious interactions are expected to form, and hence the speciation rate, for any protein-protein interaction network. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Os riscos do texto e da imagem - Em torno de Balinese character (1942, de Gregory Bateson e Margaret Mead

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    Etienne Samain

    2000-11-01

    Full Text Available Balinese character. A photographie analysis (1942 de Gregory Bateson et Margaret Mead est, sans nul doute, un livre fondateur de l’anthropologie visuelle (photographique. Souvent cité, il reste insuffisamment exploré. Cet article soulève - après une brève présentation de l’organisation d’ensemble de l’oeuvre - un questionnement heuristique et une réflexion sur la nature de l’utilisation intégrative de l’image et du texte dans l’élaboration du discours anthropologique. Pour ce faire, nous étudions trois modèles d’organisation des planches photographiques de Balinese character et leurs respectifs commentaires écrits, effectuant des parcours inverses: de l’image au texte, du texte à l’image. S’il est vrai que l'un et l’autre de ces supports communicationnels sont singuliers autant que complémentaires, leurs richesse respective n’est pas à l’abri d’autres risques que cette recherche dévoilera.

  3. Fair loss-tolerant quantum coin flipping

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    Berlín, Guido; Brassard, Gilles; Bussières, Félix; Godbout, Nicolas

    2009-12-01

    Coin flipping is a cryptographic primitive in which two spatially separated players, who do not trust each other, wish to establish a common random bit. If we limit ourselves to classical communication, this task requires either assumptions on the computational power of the players or it requires them to send messages to each other with sufficient simultaneity to force their complete independence. Without such assumptions, all classical protocols are so that one dishonest player has complete control over the outcome. If we use quantum communication, on the other hand, protocols have been introduced that limit the maximal bias that dishonest players can produce. However, those protocols would be very difficult to implement in practice because they are susceptible to realistic losses on the quantum channel between the players or in their quantum memory and measurement apparatus. In this paper, we introduce a quantum protocol and we prove that it is completely impervious to loss. The protocol is fair in the sense that either player has the same probability of success in cheating attempts at biasing the outcome of the coin flip. We also give explicit and optimal cheating strategies for both players.

  4. 31 CFR 100.10 - Exchange of uncurrent coins.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exchange of uncurrent coins. 100.10 Section 100.10 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance EXCHANGE OF PAPER...) Redemption basis. Uncurrent coins will be redeemed at face value. (c) Criteria for acceptance. Uncurrent...

  5. Application of PIXE to study ancient Iranian silver coins

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    Oliaiy, P.; Shokouhi, F.; Lamehi-Rachti, M.; Rahighi, J. [Van de Graaff Laboratory, AEOI, Tehran (Iran); Andami, P.; Dilmaghani, J.; Etezadi, M. [Tamashagah-e-Pool, General Office of Museums, MDFIR, Tehran (Iran)

    1999-07-01

    Ancient Iranian silver coins minted in various parts of the ancient Iran from Transoxiana to Mesopotamia over a time span of 460 years (247BC-208AD) during Parthians dynasty were analysed by PIXE with a 2.2 MeV proton beam. Forty seven silver coins owned by Tamashagah-e-Pool (museum of money) in Tehran were examined in this study. The possible correlation between the composition of coins and the minting time or the minting location of coins has been the prime objective of the present study. Elemental analysis of ancient coins could also reveal the direct relation with the political and economical situation and also with the metallurgy of the minting time. Results on the contents of principal component elements (Fe, Ni, Cu, As, Br, Ag, Sn, Sb, Ba, Au and Pb) are presented and discussed. (author)

  6. A simple numeric algorithm for ancient coin dies identification

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    Lista, Luca

    2016-01-01

    A simple computer-based algorithm has been developed to identify pre-modern coins minted from the same dies, intending mainly coins minted by hand-made dies designed to be applicable to images taken from auction websites or catalogs. Though the method is not intended to perform a complete automatic classification, which would require more complex and intensive algorithms accessible to experts of computer vision its simplicity of use and lack of specific requirement about the quality of pictures can provide help and complementary information to the visual inspection, adding quantitative measurements of the "distance" between pairs of different coins. The distance metric is based on a number of pre-defined reference points that mark key features of the coin to identify the set of coins they have been minted from.

  7. Selective laser cleaning of chlorine on ancient coins

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    Aiello, Domenico; Buccolieri, Alessandro; Buccolieri, Giovanni; Castellano, Alfredo; Di Giulio, Massimo; Leo, Laura Sandra; Lorusso, Antonella; Nassisi, Gloria; Nassisi, Vincenzo; Torrisi, Lorenzo

    2007-05-01

    Results about the efficiency of the laser cleaning on the reduction of corrosion products from the surface of ancient coins are reported. In this work an ancient copper coin datable from 1500 to 1600 A.D. and a UV excimer laser were utilized. The goal of this work consists to study the potentiality of UV laser treatment in the reduction of the chlorine concentration on the coin surface which is the main responsible of the corrosion processes of the ancient coins. We used Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) techniques to estimate the chemical composition of the coin surface, before and after UV excimer laser cleaning. In particular, we measured the chlorine, copper and calcium concentrations. We found that a radiation dose of about 19 J/cm2 was able to reduce the chlorine concentration from 2.3 % w/w to 0.6 % w/w without damaging the metal bulk.

  8. The Study of Statue of Women on Iranian Coins

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    Leila Fathi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract By examining Iranian coins, this study investigates the statues of Iranian women and manner their presence from Achaemenid periods until Jalayerian era in Iran. The study deals with coins since they are regarded as the precious documents of history, culture, and art of every nation and state, and relatively less affected by physical corrosion. The general purpose of this research is to study the women statues in different periods of Iran with regard to the motifs and decorations as well as minted writing son the coins. Examined coins reveal that the presence of women on the coins changes depending on converting to Islam—as before and after Islam. The study concludes two different aspects whether before Islam and after Islam as follow: 1. Based on beliefs and faiths of those era with the goddesses' statues; 2. Based on political aspects of those era.

  9. Voorwoord: Professor Andrzej Borowski

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    Koch Jerzy

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Professor Andrzej Borowski from the Jagiellonian University, whose 70th anniversary we celebrate this year, is a very well known scholar and literature historian, specialised in Old Polish Literature (Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque - and with a background from Classical studies. A lesser known fact is that he also is a scholar active in the field of the Netherlandish (Dutch and Flemish literature and culture: as author of numerous books and articles about (South Netherlandish figures from the 16th and 17th century, as supervisor of numerous dissertations or habilitations in the field of the Netherlandish literature and as an inspiring personality in the field of the Netherlandish studies at Polish universities. He can indeed be seen as the Spiritus Litterarum Neerlandicorum in Poland.

  10. Bit-commitment-based quantum coin flipping

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    Nayak, Ashwin; Shor, Peter

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we focus on a special framework for quantum coin-flipping protocols, bit-commitment-based protocols, within which almost all known protocols fit. We show a lower bound of 1/16 for the bias in any such protocol. We also analyze a sequence of multiround protocols that tries to overcome the drawbacks of the previously proposed protocols in order to lower the bias. We show an intricate cheating strategy for this sequence, which leads to a bias of 1/4. This indicates that a bias of 1/4 might be optimal in such protocols, and also demonstrates that a more clever proof technique may be required to show this optimality.

  11. Application of PIXE to study ancient Iranian silver coins

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    Hajivaliei, M.; Mohammadifar, Y.; Ghiyasi, K.; Jaleh, B.; Lamehi-Rachti, M.; Oliaiy, P.

    2008-04-01

    A number of ancient Iranian silver coins belonging to Khosrau II (592-626 A.D.) minted during Sasanians dynasty were analyzed using proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) technique. The 2 MeV proton beam with a current of 2-3 nA from AEOI, Van de Graaff accelerator was used to bombard the coins. The characteristic X-rays emitted from the samples, were detected by a Si(Li) detector from ORTEC with an energy resolution of 170 eV at 5.9 keV. The detector was placed in the beam direction at 135°. The elements Cl, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Au and Pb were observed in the coins along with the major component silver. The percentage of silver varied between 85.87 and 93.39%. The possible correlation between the composition of coins and the minting time or the minting location of coins was the prime goal. There was a negative correlation between copper and silver. The weight of coins varied between 4.02 and 4.30 g. Going through the results, it seems that the local mines were used to die-strike the coins. The obtained results are in good agreement with archaeological records.

  12. Investigations of corrosion phenomena on gold coins with SIMS

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    Mayerhofer, K. E.; Piplits, K.; Traum, R.; Griesser, M.; Hutter, H.

    2005-09-01

    In order to establish a new handling procedure for contaminated coins, the Coin Cabinet and the Conservation Science Department of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, initiated a research project on corrosion effects of gold coins. By now, investigations on historic and contemporary coins included optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Auger electron microscopy (AES), X-ray photoelectron microscopy (XPS), and electrochemical methods showing the distribution of pollutants. This work focuses on secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) investigations merely showing the distribution of electronegative elements, such as sulfur, oxygen, and chlorine on the surface. Sulfur is highly suspected of causing the observed corrosion phenomena, and is indeed enriched near polluting splints. Since SIMS is a destructive method, the investigated samples are test coins with intentionally added impurities. These coins were manufactured in cooperation with the Austrian Mint. They were treated with potassium polysulfide (K 2S x) for 8 h gaining a rapid corrosion of the surface. SIMS mass spectra, depth profiles, and images were done (a) at non-polluted areas, (b) near polluted areas with slight coloring, and (c) directly at polluting stains showing enrichments of sulfur and chlorine. Due to the success of these investigations further studies on historic coins are intended.

  13. COINING: AN ANCIENT TREATMENT WIDELY PRACTICED AMONG ASIANS

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    TAN AK

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Coining is a technique used in treating many illnesses since ancient times. It is a form of dermabrasion therapy still widely practicedin China and South East Asia. This ancient treatment method is employed to rid the body of “heatiness” or “negative energies”.Coining is associated with serious complications, and has been confused with child abuse by physicians unfamiliar to Asian cultures. Despite the availability of more simple and effective treatment for fever, coining is still widely practiced among Asians.

  14. Coin sorting unit; Koka ikkatsu tonyu shori unit

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    Oyabu, H.; Nishiyama, T.; Iijima, S. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1999-08-10

    There are promising demands for barrier-free vending machines which can easily be used by the aged and the handicapped as well as ordinary people. Fuji Electric had developed an advanced unit for throwing in coins for the new hearty series that can smoothly be used by the aged and the handicapped. Its main advantages are (1) two or more coins can be thrown in together, (2) The port for putting in coins and the port for taking out change are of unified construction and simply adjoin each other, (3) Directional signs in braille are added. (author)

  15. Coin Tossing is Strictly Weaker than Bit Commitment

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    Kent, Adrian

    1999-12-01

    We define cryptographic assumptions applicable to two mistrustful parties who each control two or more separate secure sites between which special relativity ensures a time lapse in communication. We show that, under these assumptions, unconditionally secure coin tossing can be carried out by exchanges of classical information. We then show that, under standard cryptographic assumptions, coin tossing is strictly weaker than bit commitment. That is, no unconditionally secure bit commitment protocol can be built from a finite number of invocations of a secure coin-tossing black box together with finitely many additional classical or quantum information exchanges.

  16. Characterisation of five coins from the archaeological heritage of Portugal

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    Carneiro, André; Mata, Ana Leonor; Neto, M. Manuel; Proença, Luís; Salta, Manuela; Mendonça, Helena; Fonseca, Inês

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports a study carried out on three Roman and two Portuguese coins found in the archaeological site of São Pedro, in Fronteira (Alentejo, Portugal). The three Roman coins have been identified as a Follis, an AE 2 and an AE 3 (bronze alloys), while the Portuguese coins have been identified as a Ceitil (copper) and the “6 vinténs” (Ag–Cu alloy). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled to energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) has allowed the semi-quantitative determination of the e...

  17. 77 FR 61475 - Price for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

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    2012-10-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Price for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set AGENCY: United States Mint... Dollar Coin Set. This set contains the following uncirculated coins--four Presidential $1 Coins, one...

  18. 31 CFR 100.4 - Gold coin and gold certificates in general.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Gold coin and gold certificates in... EXCHANGE OF PAPER CURRENCY AND COIN In General § 100.4 Gold coin and gold certificates in general. Gold coins, and gold certificates of the type issued before January 30, 1934, are exchangeable, as provided...

  19. A TorPath to TorCoin: Proof-of-Bandwidth Altcoins for Compensating Relays

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    TorCoin by checking the blockchain . Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of...of occasional colluding circuits, TorCoin also limits the number of coins each circuit can mine. This coin number is included in the blockchain , so it

  20. Professor Igor Yevseyev: In Memoriam Professor Igor Yevseyev: In Memoriam

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    Dear readers and authors, June 3, 2012 will mark five months since Professor Igor Yevseyev, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of both journals Laser Physics and Laser Physics Letters passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. He was 67. Born in Moscow, he entered one of the world's best schools of physics, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). With this renowned educational and research institution he bonded an alliance for his entire life, starting as an undergraduate student in the Department of Theoretical Physics and later continued as graduate student, assistant professor, associated professor, and full professor in the same department, a rare accomplishment of a person. All those years he retained the love of his life—the love for physics. He worked tirelessly as a teacher and scholar in this captivating field of knowledge. Professor Yevseyev was one of the founders of the international journal of Laser Physics in 1990, the first academic English language journal published in the former USSR. Later, in 2004, the second journal, Laser Physics Letters was brought to the forum of global laser physics community. The idea behind this new title was Professor Yevseyev's initiative to reach the readers and participants with new pioneering and break-through research results more rapidly. His leadership and indefatigable dedication to the quality of published materials made it possible that this journal reached international recognition in a few short years. Still, in order to attract even more attention of potential contributors and readers, Professor Yevseyev originally proposed to conduct the International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS) on the annual basis. Since 1992 the Workshop has been conducted every year, each year in a different country. As in all previous years, Professor Yevseyev was the key organizer of this year's workshop in Calgary, Canada. Sadly, this workshop will take place without him. Editorial Board

  1. The Profession and the Professors.

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    Dain, Phyllis

    1980-01-01

    Speculates on why graduate library schools have not, in the persons of their professors, produced theoretical leadership in Library Science. The ideals of professional ethical standards are contrasted with present practice. (RAA)

  2. The coin hoard of Abasár

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    Melinda Torbágyi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The composition of the small hoard found on the northern edge of the Great Plain is very interesting and unique in Hungary, as Celtic tetradrachms and small change were hidden along with Roman Republican and Imperial denarii. The peculiar composition of the hoard suggests the treasure was aggregated by several generations of the owner’s family. The silver ingot indicates that the hoard was treated as bullion rather than money, which attests the lack of regular coin circulation in the Celtic Carpathian basin. The Lapujtő type coins of the hoard denote eastern connections, they probably mark the arrival of Celts fled before the Dacians. The Roman coins might indicate the establishment of an ally system as a part of the Augustean foreign politics, and based on the coins it existed even during the reign of Tiberius. 

  3. Compositional study of Parthian silver coins using PIXE technique

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    Hajivaliei, M.; Khademi Nadooshan, F.

    2012-10-01

    The study of the elemental composition of silver coins minted in the Ecbatana mint houses during the Parthian period can help to elucidate key questions such as provenance of the silver metal and the socio-economic situation of that period. Commercial activity and population growth increased the demand for silver, forcing the Parthian to look for new sources of this metal. The aim of this work is to study the chemical composition of some Parthian coins to find any relation between the mines used for extraction of silver and the actual silver coins minted at that time. Using PIXE technique, the metallic elements Ti, Fe, Cu, Zn, Ag, Au, and Pb were observed. The results show that Parthian's kings used almost two types of mines for their coins.

  4. Dilemma that Cannot Be Resolved by Biased Quantum Coin Flipping

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    Ishizaka, Satoshi

    2008-02-01

    We show that a biased quantum coin flip (QCF) cannot provide the performance of a black-boxed biased coin flip, if it satisfies some fidelity conditions. Although such a QCF satisfies the security conditions of a biased coin flip, it does not realize the ideal functionality and, therefore, does not satisfy the demands for universally composable security. Moreover, through a comparison within a small restricted bias range, we show that an arbitrary QCF is distinguishable from a black-boxed coin flip unless it is unbiased on both sides of parties against insensitive cheating. We also point out the difficulty in developing cheat-sensitive quantum bit commitment in terms of the uncomposability of a QCF.

  5. LAMQS analysis applied to ancient Egyptian bronze coins

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    Torrisi, L., E-mail: lorenzo.torrisi@unime.i [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone, 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Caridi, F.; Giuffrida, L.; Torrisi, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone, 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Mondio, G.; Serafino, T. [Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia ed Ingegneria Elettronica dell' Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone, 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Caltabiano, M.; Castrizio, E.D. [Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia dell' Universita di Messina, Polo Universitario dell' Annunziata, 98168 Messina (Italy); Paniz, E.; Salici, A. [Carabinieri, Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche, S.S. 114, Km. 6, 400 Tremestieri, Messina (Italy)

    2010-05-15

    Some Egyptian bronze coins, dated VI-VII sec A.D. are analyzed through different physical techniques in order to compare their composition and morphology and to identify their origin and the type of manufacture. The investigations have been performed by using micro-invasive analysis, such as Laser Ablation and Mass Quadrupole Spectrometry (LAMQS), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Electronic (SEM) and Optical Microscopy, Surface Profile Analysis (SPA) and density measurements. Results indicate that the coins have a similar bulk composition but significant differences have been evidenced due to different constituents of the patina, bulk alloy composition, isotopic ratios, density and surface morphology. The results are in agreement with the archaeological expectations, indicating that the coins have been produced in two different Egypt sites: Alexandria and Antinoupolis. A group of fake coins produced in Alexandria in the same historical period is also identified.

  6. Beneficial and Harmful Addictions: Two sides of the same coin

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    Rafael López

    2016-01-01

    ...) as two sides of the same coin. Besides the theoretical insight it provides, this dualism is also particularly useful because it readily allows for the translation of the results obtained in the domain of harmful addictions...

  7. Response to Professor Jean Guichard

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    Kargulowa, Alicja; Czerkawska, Alicja; Kłodkowska, Joanna; Siarkiewicz, Elżbieta; Zielińska-Pękał, Daria; Zierkiewicz, Edyta

    2013-01-01

    The article recounts a discussion inspired by Professor Jean Guichard’s letter to Professor Alicja Kargulowa. Its participants – a group of female counsellogists – are engaged in an e-mail exchange that freely unfolds in the symbolic space of the on-line discourse. Embedded in their own specific research, their contributions depart from a conventional, structured line of argumentation, spontaneously, and at the same time insightfully, reflecting on various facets of purification and translati...

  8. AUTHENTICATION AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COINS EXCAVATED FROM UNDERWATER OF THE RED SEA, SAUDI ARABIA

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    2016-01-01

    The present work aims to develop and establish conservation processes for cleaning marine archaeological silver coins - the Shoiba Hoard Coins in Red Sea, Shoiba Port, near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. To help the archaeologists study and date these coins, it was necessary to reveal the impeded decorations and the inscriptions on these coins. Before establishing the experimental work to evaluate the selected conservation processes, various tests were performed on different types of the selected coin...

  9. Analysis of the Indian Army’s COIN experience.

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    2012-05-10

    operations.42 Another factor, which directly affected the Indian COIN doctrine, was the impact of the British Campaign in Malaya (1950-58).43... Chinese aid was also linked to their perceived Indian posture on the Tibet issue during the 1960s. The geographic location of East Pakistan (now...An Analysis of the Indian Army’s COIN Experience A Monograph by LT COL KMS Rana, Artillery Indian Army School of Advanced Military Studies

  10. An Analysis of the Indian Army’s COIN Experience

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    2012-05-10

    operations.42 Another factor, which directly affected the Indian COIN doctrine, was the impact of the British Campaign in Malaya (1950-58).43... Chinese aid was also linked to their perceived Indian posture on the Tibet issue during the 1960s. The geographic location of East Pakistan (now...An Analysis of the Indian Army’s COIN Experience A Monograph by LT COL KMS Rana, Artillery Indian Army School of Advanced Military Studies

  11. Heads We Win: The Cognitive Side of Counterinsurgency (COIN)

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    2007-01-01

    such hybrid (global-local) insurgencies are complex, unstable, and harder to com- prehend than purely national insurgencies. The U.S. response to...today’s COIN is in creating unity of effort among eclectic elements without micromanaging them. This way, COIN can be at once intelligent...programs to build aircraft, ships, and combat vehicles are justified to Congress and the public as necessary for the “global war on terrorism.”4 Just

  12. Weighing Designs to Detect a Single Counterfeit Coin

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    is so far available in the published literature in which research-level problems have been posed and ..... representation of a weighing design interprets it as a physical object. the rows i = 1, 2,...,w represent the weighings, the columns j = 1, 2,...,c represent the coins, and the ma- trix element aij = −1 means the j-th coin is put ...

  13. Decoherent quantum walks driven by a generic coin operation

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    Abal, G.; Donangelo, R.; Severo, F.; Siri, R.

    2008-01-01

    We consider the effect of different unitary noise mechanisms on the evolution of a quantum walk (QW) on a linear chain with a generic coin operation: (i) bit-flip channel noise, restricted to the coin subspace of the QW and (ii) topological noise caused by randomly broken links in the linear chain. Similarities and differences in the respective decoherent dynamics of the walker as a function of the probability per unit time of a decoherent event taking place are discussed.

  14. Microchemical investigation on Renaissance coins minted at Gubbio (Central Italy)

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    Ingo, G. M.; de Caro, T.; Padeletti, G.; Chiozzini, G.

    The bulk and surface chemical composition of Renaissance coins minted at Gubbio (Central Italy) from 1508 to 1516 and from 1521 to 1538 by Francesco Maria della Rovere is investigated by means of the combined use of different analytical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), and optical microscopy (OM). The aim of the work is to determine the bulk chemical composition of these commonly used coins at Gubbio, to ascertain their surface nature and if they were coated by a thin film of silver or other white metals similar to silver. The results indicate that the coins were produced by coating a copper core with a thin film of silver and antimony, and also with lead whose thickness is of a few microns which is now scarcely present because the original silvered surface was almost entirely removed by degradation phenomena. Furthermore, the SEM+EDS results show that the surface content of silver and antimony cannot be attributed to long-term selective corrosion phenomena leaving the coin slightly silver or antimony enriched. Therefore, the presence of silver or apparently silver-like metals i.e. antimony and lead, could be considered as a deliberate surface finishing of the coins obtained via inverse segregation or intentional selective corrosion based on pickling solutions or a combination of them. From a historical point of view the presence of a Ag or Sb film on the surface of the coins discloses the occurrence of a period of economic difficulties.

  15. Two Sides of the Same Coin or Different Coins Altogether Counterinsurgency from Indigenous Government and Occupier Perspectives

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    2012-04-01

    Thompson, the architect of the British COIN campaign in Malaysia , summarized classical COIN thought well when he stated: “An insurgent movement is a...of revolutionaries against the reactionary forces of oppression, the forces of imperialism, neo-colonialism, Zionism, and racism . Our revolutionary...demonstrated such an approach in Malaysia . He stated “the British army slowly evolved a combined civil-military-political strategy that defeated the

  16. Il professor Mitja Skubic ottuagenario

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Incredibile ma vero: il professor Mitja Skubic si trova, questa volta lui stesso, al centro dell’attenzione anziché essere il motore, il perno dell’attività. La ragione per questo attimo di respiro è il suo ottantesimo compleanno, a dire il vero passato già da tempo. È pressoché una contingenza aneddotica quella per cui il volume dedicatogli per l’occasione viene pubblicato così tardi: il professore ha continuato a tener d’occhio la nostra rivista ben dopo aver nominato i nuovi direttori tanto che sarebbe stato impossibile sorprenderlo con una miscellanea di contributi in suo onore.

  17. Professor@s e Eros Teachers and Eros

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    Full Text Available Professores/as são testemunhas do fantástico mundo da sexualidade. Esse artigo explora a centralidade de Eros para a educação e estabelece uma relação entre o desejo do/a professor/a e os acontecimentos emocionais da relação própria relação aluno/professor. Eu proponho que o aprendizado deva envolver nosso "eu" erótico, além das nossas fantasias. Mas esta perspectiva requer que professores/as considerem uma psicologia do amor como um caminho principal para a as situações emocionais de Eros. Na sua conclusão este trabalho sugere uma pedagogia que dê as boas vindas tanto à homossexualidade como a heterossexualidade como expressões humanas do amor.Teachers bear witness to the wondrous world of sexuality. This essay explores the centrality of Eros to education and links the teacher's desire to the emotional situation of the student/teacher relationship. I propose that learning involves our erotic selves and our fantasy life. But such a view requires that teachers consider a psychology of love as lending insight into the emotional situation of Eros. The paper concludes by suggesting a pedagogy that welcomes homosexuality and heterosexuality as human expressions of love.

  18. Micro-XRF analysis of silver coins from medieval Poland

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    del Hoyo-Meléndez, Julio M.; Świt, Paweł; Matosz, Marta; Woźniak, Mateusz; Klisińska-Kopacz, Anna; Bratasz, Łukasz

    2015-04-01

    X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis has become a standard method in archaeological science due to its non-invasive and non-destructive nature. This technique has extensively been used for the study of numismatic collections since the data derived from it can be correlated with manufacturing processes, provenance of raw materials, and geographical distribution of ancient mints. A group of 71 silver coins of the first Piasts: Boleslaus the Brave (996-1025) and Mieszko II Lambert (1025-1034) belonging to the collections of the National Museum in Krakow have been characterized using micro-XRF spectrometry. This is the most numerous collection of their coins representing nearly 30% of all known coins from these rulers. The research has focused on evaluating the use of this technique as a screening tool for elemental surface characterization of the alloys. Surveyed coins are mainly constituted by Ag, Cu and Pb along with trace levels of Fe, Ni, Zn, Au, Hg, Bi, and Br. Quantitative analyses have revealed Ag contents in the 81.6-97.5% range for all the evaluated coins. This study had the goal of providing information about the elemental composition of these objects, which will serve to enhance the existing knowledge about geographical and chronological diversification of Polish numismatic collections.

  19. The methods of coin English neologisms and the characteristics of their translations in Russian and Chinese languages

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the methods of coining new words in modern English language. Compound - a productive method of coining English neologisms. Blend became a trend of coining English new words.

  20. A Fair Loss-Tolerant Quantum Coin Flipping Protocol

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    Berlín, Guido; Brassard, Gilles; Bussières, Félix; Godbout, Nicolas

    2009-04-01

    Coin flipping is a cryptographic primitive in which two spatially separated players, who in principle do not trust each other, wish to agree on a random bit. Classical and quantum coin flipping protocols have been studied extensively for more than twenty-five years. However, until recently, quantum coin flipping protocols were designed without taking into consideration the losses of quantum information that would be unavoidable in any realistic implementation. We introduced in 2008 a novel protocol and proved its security even when losses are taken into account: no cheating player could obtain a desired outcome with a probability greater than (6+√2 )/8≈93%. Here, we refine our earlier protocol by making it fair in the sense that the optimal cheating strategies allow either player to bias the outcome by the same amount. Specifically, either player can cheat to obtain a desired outcome with probability exactly 90%, but no more. An implementation is underway.

  1. Professors of the New Economy.

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    Wilson, Robin

    2000-01-01

    Profiles four professors who epitomize the increasing influence of academe on new technology-driven Internet business: a start-up maven, Steven Kaplan; a social psychologist, Michael Ray; a cyberlawyer, David Post; and an e-commerce expert, Andrew B. Whinston. (DB)

  2. Micro-XRF analysis of silver coins from medieval Poland

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    Hoyo-Meléndez, Julio M. del, E-mail: jdelhoyo@muzeum.krakow.pl [Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects, National Museum in Krakow, Krakow 31109 (Poland); Świt, Paweł [Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow 30239 (Poland); Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Krakow 30060 (Poland); Matosz, Marta [Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects, National Museum in Krakow, Krakow 31109 (Poland); Woźniak, Mateusz [Numismatic Cabinet, National Museum in Krakow, Krakow 31109 (Poland); Klisińska-Kopacz, Anna [Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects, National Museum in Krakow, Krakow 31109 (Poland); Bratasz, Łukasz [Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Investigation of Heritage Objects, National Museum in Krakow, Krakow 31109 (Poland); Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow 30239 (Poland)

    2015-04-15

    Highlights: •A micro-XRF study of the surface composition of Polish Ag coins was conducted. •The main elements are Ag, Cu and Pb; with Ag concentrations in the 82–98% range. •The results indicate that revaluation probably took place during 995–1031. -- Abstract: X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis has become a standard method in archaeological science due to its non-invasive and non-destructive nature. This technique has extensively been used for the study of numismatic collections since the data derived from it can be correlated with manufacturing processes, provenance of raw materials, and geographical distribution of ancient mints. A group of 71 silver coins of the first Piasts: Boleslaus the Brave (996–1025) and Mieszko II Lambert (1025–1034) belonging to the collections of the National Museum in Krakow have been characterized using micro-XRF spectrometry. This is the most numerous collection of their coins representing nearly 30% of all known coins from these rulers. The research has focused on evaluating the use of this technique as a screening tool for elemental surface characterization of the alloys. Surveyed coins are mainly constituted by Ag, Cu and Pb along with trace levels of Fe, Ni, Zn, Au, Hg, Bi, and Br. Quantitative analyses have revealed Ag contents in the 81.6–97.5% range for all the evaluated coins. This study had the goal of providing information about the elemental composition of these objects, which will serve to enhance the existing knowledge about geographical and chronological diversification of Polish numismatic collections.

  3. Characterizations of silver alloys used in modern Mexican coins

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    Mendoza-Lopez, M.L. [Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro, Avenida Tecnologico S/N, Queretaro, Qro, C.P. 76000 (Mexico); Centro de Fisica Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Departamento de Nanotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Campus Juriquilla, Apdo. Postal 1-1010, Queretaro Qro. C.P. 76230 (Mexico); Perez-Bueno, J.J. [Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico en Electroquimica, Parque Tecnologico Queretaro-Sanfandila, Pedro Escobedo, Qro., C.P. 760703 (Mexico); Rodriguez-Garcia, M.E., E-mail: marioga@fata.unam.mx [Departamento de Posgrado e Investigacion, Facultad de Ingenieria, Centro Universitario S/N, Queretaro, Qro (Mexico)

    2009-09-15

    This paper presents a complete methodology for the characterization of silver alloys used in modern coin production. Mexican coins with a nominal silver concentration from 10% to 99.99% were used in this study. Calibrated Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometers were used to determine the chemical composition of the alloys as a function of the depth, while inductively coupled plasma was used to determine the total element composition in bulk. Scanning Electron Microscope was used to study the phase distributions in the different silver coins. According to Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometers and inductively coupled plasma, the silver content found in the studied samples was consistently greater than that of the nominal silver content reported by the Mexican mint. This may lead to a review of the new methods of analysis used nowadays in contemporary coin minting. This result is very important because silver is increasing in value as metal and, considering the volume of production of silver coins, this may increase further as a consequence of a growing popular confidence in silver currency. In the case of silver studies, an advantage of the absence of silver detector in the Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometers system is that it allows for the recalibration to have a better range of detection of other metals present in the alloys. A calibration curve using the copper content obtained by inductively coupled plasma (bulk) and Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometers (depth profile) was performed. The relevance of control in modern silver coin minting was clarified, especially in minimizing the discrepancy between the nominal and the core fineness. The physical and chemical properties of the alloys studied are defined, revealing important variations in silver and copper contents. A new methodology and metrology for the control of coinage are suggested.

  4. Silver coins analyses by X-ray fluorescence methods.

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    Torrisi, L; Italiano, A; Cutroneo, M; Gentile, C; Torrisi, A

    2013-01-01

    The investigation on the differences occurring in the manufacture of silver coins allows to get information on their elemental composition and represents a powerful support to the methodology to identify the producing technologies, workshops being also instrumental to distinguish between original and counterfeit ones. Aim of the present work is to study recent and old silver coins through non-destructive X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis. The XRF was applied to extend the analysis to the deepest layers of the coins; for surface layers an X-ray tube or an electron beam were employed to induce the atom fluorescence to obtain information on the surface elemental composition. Moreover, a detailed study has been performed to evaluate the influence of the surface curvature on the measurement, by deducing a proper corrective factor to keep into account in the data analysis. The elemental atomic composition was measured for each coin, mainly by means of the X-ray tube excitation for the bulk and the electron Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) microbeam probe for the surface patina analysis. Ionization was induced by an X-ray tube using an Ag anode for the bulk and by an electron microprobe for the surface composition. X-ray detection was performed by using a semiconductor Si device cooled by a Peltier system. The Ag L-lines X-ray yield is affected by coin surface morphology and geometry. The comparison between coin spectra and standard samples, shows that the Ag quantitative analysis is influenced by error of the atomic concentration lower that 10%.

  5. The Economics of BitCoin Price Formation

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    Ciaian, Pavel; Rajcaniova, Miroslava; Kancs, d'Artis

    2014-01-01

    This is the first article that studies BitCoin price formation by considering both the traditional determinants of currency price, e.g., market forces of supply and demand, and digital currencies specific factors, e.g., BitCoin attractiveness for investors and users. The conceptual framework is based on the Barro (1979) model, from which we derive testable hypotheses. Using daily data for five years (2009–2015) and applying time-series analytical mechanisms, we find that market forces and Bit...

  6. How to deal with malleability of BitCoin transactions

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    Andrychowicz, Marcin; Dziembowski, Stefan; Malinowski, Daniel; Mazurek, Łukasz

    2013-01-01

    BitCoin transactions are malleable in a sense that given a transaction an adversary can easily construct an equivalent transaction which has a different hash. This can pose a serious problem in some BitCoin distributed contracts in which changing a transaction's hash may result in the protocol disruption and a financial loss. The problem mostly concerns protocols, which use a "refund" transaction to withdraw a deposit in a case of the protocol interruption. In this short note, we show a gener...

  7. Analysis of selective laser cleaning of patina on bronze coins

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    Buccolieri, G.; Nassisi, V.; Torrisi, L.; Buccolieri, A.; Castellano, A.; Di Giulio, M.; Giuffreda, E.; Delle Side, D.; Velardi, L.

    2014-04-01

    The patina, is the result of a large number of chemical, electrochemical and physical processes which occur spontaneously during interaction of metal surfaces with the environment. In this work we want to analyze and remove the patina in artefacts, exposed to atmosphere for various decades. Here, experimental results about the laser cleaning of bronze coins by KrF (248 nm) and Nd:YAG (532 nm) lasers are reported. Both laser wavelengths were efficient to reduce the chlorine concentration on the surface of the coins more than 80 %, as demonstrated by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence analyses.

  8. A Shipwreck on the Dalmatian Coast and Some Gold Coins of Romanus III Argyrus

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    Full Text Available Finds of Byzantine gold coins in Dalmatia are few, except for coins of of Romanus III (1028-1034: these probably derive from the reported seizure of a gold shipment by Stefan Voislav in 1040.

  9. Profile Of Bacteria And Fungi On Money Coins | Kuria | East African ...

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    Profile Of Bacteria And Fungi On Money Coins. ... Objectives: To determine the quantity and quality of bacterial and fungi on money coins and to identify those that could pose a public ... EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT

  10. 77 FR 54659 - Price for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

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    ... Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing a price of $54.95 for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin...

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    NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS. H. Johnson Nenty, Professor, Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, Department of Educational. Foundations, University of Botswana Idowu Biao, Professor of Lifelong learning, Department of Adult Education,. University of Botswana. Cletus K. Mbowura, Lecturer, Department of ...

  12. ICT Use by Journalism Professors in Colombia

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    Hung, Elias Said

    2011-01-01

    This article analyses how journalism professors at Colombian universities use information and communications technologies (ICT) in their teaching. Survey data was obtained during the first trimester of 2009 from 63 professors in journalism departments and from a total of 865 professors who are affiliated with journalism departments at 29…

  13. Erratum: Professor J. H. S. Gear

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    s short of their. Lesley, a nd their amily a proper Wake on 15 November 1994. Erratum: Professor J. H. S. Gear. The name of Professor B. D. Schoub, Director of the. National Institute for Virology, was inadvertently omitted as the author of the obituary of Professor J. H. S. Gear published in the September 1994 SAMJ. Books.

  14. 76 FR 53717 - Pricing for the 2011 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin

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    2011-08-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2011 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin AGENCY: United States... pricing of the 2011 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin. The price of the coin will be $60.45. FOR...

  15. Profile Of Bacteria And Fungi On Money Coins | Kuria | East African ...

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    Objectives: To determine the quantity and quality of bacterial and fungi on money coins and to identify those that could pose a public health risk. Design: Random sampling of coins from subjects within predetermined categories. Setting: Westlands division of Nairobi Metropolitan province. Subjects: Twenty-shilling coin ...

  16. Coin in the oesophagus: An unusual cause of tetanus in a child - A ...

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    ... oesophagus is reported. The coin was located at 2 centimeters from the oesophageal opening. There was no history of immunization against tetanus. In spite of endoscopic removal of the coin that was impacted for 8 days and treatment for the spasm and infection, the child died. KEY WORDS: Coin, Oesophagus, Tetanus.

  17. Multi-elemental analysis of colonial and post-colonial Nigerian coins ...

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    Multi-elemental analysis of colonial and post-colonial Nigerian coins by Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) spectrometry. ... A non-destructive physical method of ion beam analysis; PIXE was employed to investigate elemental properties of colonial and post-colonial Nigerian coins. The weights of the coins varied ...

  18. 78 FR 24816 - Pricing for the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set

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    2013-04-26

    ... United States Mint Pricing for the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set AGENCY: United... the price of the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set. The coin set will be offered for sale at a price of $139.95. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director for...

  19. NaI Measurements of Plutonium & Other Sources with the INL Coin

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    Karpius, Peter Joseph [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-09-06

    This report is a presentation for the NEOD training course at SNL. Its purpose is to summarize the effects of the INL coin on gamma ray spectra for 60Co, 137Cs, and plutonium. Spectra recorded with and without the INL Coin illustrate how transmission plays a role in the dose-ratio factors written on the coin.

  20. 77 FR 840 - Pricing for 2012 Products Featuring $1 Coins

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    2012-01-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for 2012 Products Featuring $1 Coins AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing 2012 pricing for products...

  1. Corrosion Performance of Cu-Based Coins in Artificial Sweat

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    J. Porcayo-Calderon

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The performance of different Cu-based coins in artificial sweat was evaluated. The electrochemical behavior of the coins was determined by potentiodynamic polarization curves, linear polarization resistance, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Regardless of the chemical composition of the Cu-based coins, they showed similar polarization curves; particularly, the observed similarity in the anodic zone suggests that the corrosion mechanism is the same in all cases. The presence of Ni and Zn does not appreciably affect the corrosion resistance of Cu. However, the presence of both elements affects the corrosion resistance of Cu. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements showed the presence of three time constants with very similar characteristics, again indicating that the main corrosion mechanism is the same in all cases. Equivalent circuits confirmed that the corrosion performance of the Ni-Zn-Cu coins depends on the Zn/Ni ratio, such that decreasing this value decreases the corrosion resistance of the alloy. In general, nickel has a detrimental effect due to the formation of highly soluble Ni-based corrosion products.

  2. Pythagoras did not coin the word "Philosophia" (By extension and ...

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    The study primarily states that Pythagoras, the classical – Greek Philosopher of C500BC did not coin the word “Philosophia”: By extension, our research hypothesis clearly states, (1) H0: that Pythagoras and classical Greek philosophers never existed (Philops: 1953) particularly they have no historical record but only ...

  3. Ritualizing the Use of Coins in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries

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    Lykke, Anne

    2017-01-01

    The article explores aspects of the monetization of the Greek sanctuaries, more specifically how space was created to accommodate coins as objects and their use within the sacred sphere. Except in a limited number of cases, our understanding is still quite fragmented. Where most research has...

  4. Rika Gyselen. Two Notes on post-Sasanian Coins

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    Schindel, Nikolaus

    2016-01-01

    The author discusses the coinage of Spur, a local ruler of Zavulistan in the late 7th century. The legends and types of his issues, as well as those of related late Sasanian, Arab-Sasanian and Arab-Hephthalite coins are discussed in detail.

  5. Weighing Designs to Detect a Single Counterfeit Coin

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 21; Issue 2. Weighing Designs to Detect a Single Counterfeit Coin. Jyotirmoy Sarkar Bikas K Sinha. General Article Volume 21 Issue 2 February 2016 pp 125-150. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  6. Microscale Electrolysis Using Coin-Type Lithium Batteries and Filter

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    Kamata, Masahiro; Yajima, Seiko

    2013-01-01

    An educational experiment illustrates the electrolysis of water and copper chloride to middle school science students. The electrolysis cell is composed of filter paper soaked with Na[subscript 2]SO[subscript 4] or CuCl[subscript 2] aqueous solution sandwiched, along with a sheet of platinum foil, between two coin-type lithium batteries. When the…

  7. The digital agenda of virtual currencies: Can BitCoin become a global currency?

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    CIAIAN PAVEL; RAJCANIOVA MIROSLAVA; KANCS D'ARTIS

    2015-01-01

    This paper identifies and analyzes BitCoin features which may facilitate BitCoin to become a global currency, as well as characteristics which may impede the use of BitCoin as a medium of exchange, a unit of account and a store of value, and compares BitCoin with standard currencies with respect to the main functions of money. Among all analyzed BitCoin features, the extreme price volatility stands out most clearly compared to standard currencies. In order to understand the reasons for such e...

  8. Effects of gastric acid on euro coins: chemical reaction and radiographic appearance after ingestion by infants and children.

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    Puig, S; Scharitzer, M; Cengiz, K; Jetzinger, E; Rupprecht, L

    2004-09-01

    This study investigated whether coins of the new European currency (euro) corrode when they are exposed to gastric acid, and whether this change can be detected radiographically. The eight different denominations of coins were immersed for seven days in 0.15 N hydrochloride acid (HCl), which corresponds to the level of post-prandial gastric acid. A Swedish crown coin and three different Austrian schilling coins were used as controls. The coins were weighed and radiographed daily to evaluate visible corrosions and HCl was analysed daily for possible dissolved substances. All coins lost weight within 24 hours after exposure to HCl. The 1, 2, and 5 euro cent coins developed changes that were visible on radiographs. The weights of all coins decreased by 0.43% to 11.30% during one week. The dissolved substances measured in the HCl corresponded to the different metals and alloys of the coins, except for copper, which does not dissolve in HCl. The highest absolute weight loss was observed in the Swedish crown coin (0.67 g), and the highest relative weight loss in the 1 Austrian schilling coin (11.30%). The two coins that showed the highest absolute and relative weight losses were the 2 euro (0.54 g or 6.35%) and the 1 euro (0.48 g or 6.39%) coin. A higher rate of toxicity for the new European coins compared with coins of other currencies is not expected, unless a massive coin ingestion occurs.

  9. Construction and testing of coin cells of lithium ion batteries.

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    Kayyar, Archana; Huang, Jiajia; Samiee, Mojtaba; Luo, Jian

    2012-08-02

    Rechargeable lithium ion batteries have wide applications in electronics, where customers always demand more capacity and longer lifetime. Lithium ion batteries have also been considered to be used in electric and hybrid vehicles or even electrical grid stabilization systems. All these applications simulate a dramatic increase in the research and development of battery materials, including new materials, doping, nanostructuring, coatings or surface modifications and novel binders. Consequently, an increasing number of physicists, chemists and materials scientists have recently ventured into this area. Coin cells are widely used in research laboratories to test new battery materials; even for the research and development that target large-scale and high-power applications, small coin cells are often used to test the capacities and rate capabilities of new materials in the initial stage. In 2010, we started a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored research project to investigate the surface adsorption and disordering in battery materials (grant no. DMR-1006515). In the initial stage of this project, we have struggled to learn the techniques of assembling and testing coin cells, which cannot be achieved without numerous help of other researchers in other universities (through frequent calls, email exchanges and two site visits). Thus, we feel that it is beneficial to document, by both text and video, a protocol of assembling and testing a coin cell, which will help other new researchers in this field. This effort represents the "Broader Impact" activities of our NSF project, and it will also help to educate and inspire students. In this video article, we document a protocol to assemble a CR2032 coin cell with a LiCoO2 working electrode, a Li counter electrode, and (the mostly commonly used) polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) binder. To ensure new learners to readily repeat the protocol, we keep the protocol as specific and explicit as we can. However, it is important

  10. Who Coined the Concept of Ethnocentrism? A Brief Report

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    Boris Bizumic

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available It is widely assumed that Sumner coined the concept of ethnocentrism in 1906. This attribution is prominent in psychology and the social sciences and is found in major works on ethnocentrism, intergroup relations, and prejudice. A review of classic sources written in German, Polish, and English shows that the concept had existed in numerous publications for at least several decades before Sumner's writings on ethnocentrism (e.g., Gumplowicz, 1879, 1881. This article presents early conceptualizations of ethnocentrism and potential influences on Sumner. It also discusses implications of this conceptual history, such as biases that may have contributed to the widespread belief that Sumner coined the concept. It is argued that psychologists and other social scientists should stop attributing the origin of the concept to Sumner, despite his important role in popularizing it, and, in general, should engage more with their intellectual history in different languages.

  11. Interview with Professor Mark Wilcox.

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    Wilcox, Mark

    2016-08-01

    Mark Wilcox speaks to Georgia Patey, Commissioning Editor: Professor Mark Wilcox is a Consultant Microbiologist and Head of Microbiology at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals (Leeds, UK), the Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Leeds (Leeds, UK), and is the Lead on Clostridium difficile and the Head of the UK C. difficile Reference Laboratory for Public Health England (PHE). He was the Director of Infection Prevention (4 years), Infection Control Doctor (8 years) and Clinical Director of Pathology (6 years) at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. He is Chair of PHE's Rapid Review Panel (reviews utility of infection prevention and control products for National Health Service), Deputy Chair of the UK Department of Health's Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Committee and a member of PHE's HCAI/AR Programme Board. He is a member of UK/European/US working groups on C. difficile infection. He has provided clinical advice as part of the FDA/EMA submissions for the approval of multiple novel antimicrobial agents. He heads a healthcare-associated infection research team at University of Leeds, comprising approximately 30 doctors, scientists and nurses; projects include multiple aspects of C. difficile infection, diagnostics, antimicrobial resistance and the clinical development of new antimicrobial agents. He has authored more than 400 publications, and is the coeditor of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (5th/6th/7th Editions, 15 December 2007).

  12. Le coin de l'Ombuds : exclusion sociale

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    2012-01-01

    Dans cette édition spéciale vidéo du Coin de l'Ombuds, Vincent Vuillemin, l'Ombuds du CERN, s'intéresse à un cas d'exclusion sociale au CERN. Notez que les personnages et les situations traités dans ce film sont pure fiction, et que toute ressemblance avec des personnes ou évènements réels est purement fortuite.

  13. Roman sophisticated surface modification methods to manufacture silver counterfeited coins

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    Ingo, G. M.; Riccucci, C.; Faraldi, F.; Pascucci, M.; Messina, E.; Fierro, G.; Di Carlo, G.

    2017-11-01

    By means of the combined use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), optical microscopy (OM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) the surface and subsurface chemical and metallurgical features of silver counterfeited Roman Republican coins are investigated to decipher some aspects of the manufacturing methods and to evaluate the technological ability of the Roman metallurgists to produce thin silver coatings. The results demonstrate that over 2000 ago important advances in the technology of thin layer deposition on metal substrates were attained by Romans. The ancient metallurgists produced counterfeited coins by combining sophisticated micro-plating methods and tailored surface chemical modification based on the mercury-silvering process. The results reveal that Romans were able systematically to chemically and metallurgically manipulate alloys at a micro scale to produce adherent precious metal layers with a uniform thickness up to few micrometers. The results converge to reveal that the production of forgeries was aimed firstly to save expensive metals as much as possible allowing profitable large-scale production at a lower cost. The driving forces could have been a lack of precious metals, an unexpected need to circulate coins for trade and/or a combinations of social, political and economic factors that requested a change in money supply. Finally, some information on corrosion products have been achieved useful to select materials and methods for the conservation of these important witnesses of technology and economy.

  14. Metáforas da Morte Entre Pós-Punks: Passos Para uma Teoria da Ação Desde Bateson

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    Carusa Gabriela Biliatto

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste texto apresento como é elaborada a relação entre a reflexividade sobre juventudes, desigualdade e exclusão e a sistematicidade do imaginário sonoro etnografado. O artigo tem por um objetivo monstrar o vínculo entre fazeres musicais e reflexividade no II Festival Woodgothic. A hipótese de trabalho é de que tal vínculo consiste em uma relação de homologia da qual resulta a modalidade de reflexividade que denomino como “reflexividade blues punk”. O referencial teórico da análise parte da abordagem de Gregory Bateson, sobre o ruído e os códigos de comunicação em homologia a padrões de ação; e as formulações de Margaret Archer, sobre reflexividade e conversações internas. Conclui-se que o vínculo entre arte e experiência indica a presença do modo blues punk de reflexividade situado nas várias camadas do cotidiano do agente. O modo blues punk atua como operador prático das categorias de apreciação que deliberam os posicionamentos do agir, portanto, produtos da reflexividade inscrita nas malhas do cotidiano.

  15. Professor Gender, Age, and "Hotness" in Influencing College Students' Generation and Interpretation of Professor Ratings

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    Sohr-Preston, Sara L.; Boswell, Stefanie S.; McCaleb, Kayla; Robertson, Deanna

    2016-01-01

    A sample of 230 undergraduate psychology students rated their expectations of a bogus professor (who was randomly designated a man or woman and "hot" versus "not hot") based on ratings and comments found on RateMyProfessors.com. Five professor qualities were derived using principal components analysis: dedication,…

  16. 'Supermentoring' of assistant professors' teaching

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    Lauridsen, Ole

    Aarhus University offers a mandatory pedagogical training program for assistant professors, required in order to obtain tenure at a Danish university. At Business and Social Sciences, this program is supplemented by voluntary observation and (first of all formative) supervision of the assistant...... professors’ teaching practice. This offer is given is (i) because many young university teachers face problems putting pedagogical theory into practice – even though the program mentioned is practice-oriented, and (ii) because many of them (partly due to (i)) lack self-confidence as to teaching....... The presentation will discuss the theoretical framework of the supervision given and compare it to other supervision models. Furthermore it will address the need of working with supervision in a SOTL context. Attendees will be activated through discussion of short prototypical cases. A possible – and desired...

  17. Observations on Professor Hayek's Plan

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    Ludwig von Mises

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This memorandum was written at the request of Henry Hazlitt to provide Mises’s comments on and concerns about F.A. Hayek’s initial proposals for what became the Mont Pèlerin Society. Mises stresses that those who favor liberty and freedom and oppose totalitarianism must also oppose interventionism. The memo argues that those who fought and lost against the rising tide of totalitarianism at the turn of the 20th Century lost their battles because they settled for middle-of-the-road policies that conceded considerable ground to the socialists. The weak point in Professor Hayek’s plan is that it relies upon the cooperation of many men who are today’s middle-of-the-roaders. As interventionists, they may not be the hoped-for intellectual pioneers to inspire people to build a freer world.

  18. Professor Camillo Negro's Neuropathological Films.

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    Chiò, Adriano; Gianetto, Claudia; Dagna, Stella

    2016-01-01

    Camillo Negro, Professor in Neurology at the University of Torino, was a pioneer of scientific film. From 1906 to 1908, with the help of his assistant Giuseppe Roasenda and in collaboration with Roberto Omegna, one of the most experienced cinematographers in Italy, he filmed some of his patients for scientific and educational purposes. During the war years, he continued his scientific film project at the Military Hospital in Torino, filming shell-shocked soldiers. In autumn 2011, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, in partnership with the Faculty of Neurosciences of the University of Torino, presented a new critical edition of the neuropathological films directed by Negro. The Museum's collection also includes 16 mm footage probably filmed in 1930 by Doctor Fedele Negro, Camillo's son. One of these films is devoted to celebrating the effects of the so-called "Bulgarian cure" on Parkinson's disease.

  19. How College Students View a Professor's Role

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    Gadzella, Bernadette M.

    1977-01-01

    Views of 3,670 students from six colleges and universities on most and least important traits of an ideal professor were analyzed. All data were collected with the same instrument. Data revealed students selected similar MOST and LEAST important traits of a quality professor. (Author)

  20. Finnish Students' Perceptions of a Visiting Professor.

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    Haussler, Susan C.; Paavilainen, Eija; Astedt-Kurki, Paivi

    2003-01-01

    Finnish nursing students (n=31) evaluated their experience with a visiting Fulbright professor. Students were satisfied with course content, teaching methods, and information about the U.S. health care system. They thought the professor should have been more knowledgeable about Finnish culture, education, and health care. (Contains 15 references.)…

  1. Professor Delight: Cultivating Organizational Citizenship Behavior

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    Mazen, Abdelmagid; Herman, Susan; Ornstein, Suzyn

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the rationale for and use of a class innovation the authors call "professor delight." This inexpensive, high-yield concept allows students and professors to enact their understanding of citizenship throughout the term, and often beyond. The authors explain the concept, describe its implementation in class, and link it to the…

  2. Quantum coin tossing and bit-string generation in the presence of noise

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    Barrett, Jonathan; Massar, Serge

    2003-01-01

    We discuss the security implications of noise for quantum coin tossing protocols. We find that if quantum error correction can be used, so that noise levels can be made arbitrarily small, then reasonable security conditions for coin tossing can be framed so that results from the noiseless case will continue to hold. If, however, error correction is not available (as is the case with present day technology), and significant noise is present, then tossing a single coin becomes problematic. In t...

  3. The Digital Agenda of Virtual Currencies. Can BitCoin Become a Global Currency?

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    KANCS D'ARTIS; CIAIAN PAVEL; MIROSLAVA RAJCANIOVA

    2015-01-01

    This paper identifies and analyzes BitCoin features which may facilitate Bitcoin to become a global currency, as well as characteristics which may impede the use of BitCoin as a medium of exchange, a unit of account and a store of value, and compares BitCoin with standard currencies with respect to the main functions of money. Among all analyzed BitCoin features, the extreme price volatility stands out most clearly compared to standard currencies. In order to understand the reasons for such e...

  4. A confidence-based model for asset and derivative prices in the BitCoin market

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    Cretarola, Alessandra; Figà-Talamanca, Gianna

    2017-01-01

    We endorse the idea, suggested in recent literature, that BitCoin prices are influenced by sentiment and confidence about the underlying technology; as a consequence, an excitement about the BitCoin system may propagate to BitCoin prices causing a Bubble effect, the presence of which is documented in several papers about the cryptocurrency. In this paper we develop a bivariate model in continuous time to describe the price dynamics of one BitCoin as well as the behavior of a second factor aff...

  5. 76 FR 12225 - Authority To Conduct Research and Development on All Circulating Coins

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    2011-03-04

    ..., Housing, and Urban Affairs on the production costs for each circulating coin, cost trends for such...; coinability; durability; sorting, handling, packaging and vending machines; appearance; risks to the...

  6. 75 FR 43943 - Defense Science Board; Task Force on Counter Insurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and...

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    2010-07-27

    ... Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the... effectively support COIN operations and what emerging science and technology would have the greatest...

  7. Virtual relationships: Short- and long-run evidence from BitCoin and altcoin markets

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    CIAIAN PAVEL; RAJCANIOVA MIROSLAVA; KANCS D'ARTIS

    2017-01-01

    This paper empirically examines interdependencies between BitCoin and altcoin markets in the short- and long-run. We apply time-series analytical mechanisms to daily data of 17 virtual currencies (BitCoin + 16 alternative virtual currencies) and two Altcoin price indices for the period 2013-2016. Our empirical findings confirm that indeed BitCoin and Altcoin markets are interdependent. The BitCoin-Altcoin price relationship is significantly stronger in the short-run than in the long-run. We c...

  8. Virtual Relationships: Short- and Long-run Evidence from BitCoin and Altcoin Markets

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    Ciaian, Pavel; Rajcaniova, Miroslava; Kancs, d'Artis

    2017-01-01

    This study empirically examines interdependencies between BitCoin and altcoin markets in the short- and long-run. We apply time-series analytical mechanisms to daily data of 17 virtual currencies (BitCoin + 16 alternative virtual currencies) and two Altcoin price indices for the period 2013-2016. Our empirical findings confirm that indeed BitCoin and Altcoin markets are interdependent. The BitCoin-Altcoin price relationship is significantly stronger in the short-run than in the long-run. We c...

  9. [Vandalism of public telephones according to paragraph 204 of the federal penal code. Coin slot/coin return tray of a coin-operated telephone--vaginal substitute for abnormal sexual gratification].

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    Lange, E

    1989-03-01

    Sexually motivated misuse of coin box apparatus by a 75-year-old man suffering deterioration of the brain. This uncommon sexual-pathological deviation was the cause of the hitherto blameless individual's vandalisation of the telephone communication system.

  10. Memorial to Professor Antonio Barone

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    Tafuri, Francesco; Pepe, Giampiero; Vaglio, Ruggero

    2014-04-01

    Antonio Barone prematurely passed away on 4 December 2011 at the age of 72, after a one-year battle with cancer. He left behind his wife Sveva and his two sons, Alberto and Livio. Antonio was Professor Emeritus at the University of Napoli Federico II, where he had been teaching for about 40 years. The initial research activity of Antonio was in the field of nuclear physics. In this context, almost 45 years ago, the Ge 'Lithium drift' semiconductor detectors represented a novelty, due to the high energy resolution enabled by those devices. Superconductors stimulated new approaches to radiation detection and this motivated Antonio's interest towards superconductivity. Following the birth of the Laboratorio di Cibernetica of the CNR in 1967 he was given the opportunity to work on a joint USA-Italy project (University of Wisconsin, Madison and CNR Naples) in the field of superconductivity on the peculiar subject of the superconductive 'Neuristors'. His research activity on Josephson junctions opened up a wide variety of very stimulating subjects in which he was deeply involved, ranging from the soliton propagation in 'long' Josephson structures to fluctuations phenomena, from light-sensitive junctions and proximity effect to the development of innovative superconducting devices. The strong interaction of Antonio with the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, characterizes a long period of his research activity with a precious merging of theoretical and experimental aspects. This body of work converged into the famous monograph on the 'Physics and Applications of the Josephson Effect', written in collaboration with Gianfranco Paternò in 1982. This rapidly became the reference text for the Josephson effect, as documented by thousands of citations and the fact that it was translated into Russian, Japanese and Chinese. In 1983 Antonio was awarded the highest academic title of 'Doctor of the Physical-Mathematical Sciences' by the

  11. Quantum walks with an anisotropic coin I: spectral theory

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    Richard, S.; Suzuki, A.; Tiedra de Aldecoa, R.

    2018-02-01

    We perform the spectral analysis of the evolution operator U of quantum walks with an anisotropic coin, which include one-defect models, two-phase quantum walks, and topological phase quantum walks as special cases. In particular, we determine the essential spectrum of U, we show the existence of locally U-smooth operators, we prove the discreteness of the eigenvalues of U outside the thresholds, and we prove the absence of singular continuous spectrum for U. Our analysis is based on new commutator methods for unitary operators in a two-Hilbert spaces setting, which are of independent interest.

  12. Relativistic Quantum Protocols: Bit Commitment and Coin Tossing

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    Molotkov, S. N.; Nazin, S. S.

    2001-10-01

    The relativistic quantum protocols realizing the bit commitment and distant coin tossing schemes are proposed. The protocols are based on the fact that the non-stationary orthogonal extended quantum states cannot be reliably distinguished if they are not fully accessible for the measurement. As the states propagate from the domain controlled by one of the user to the domain accessible for the measurements performed by the other user, they become reliably distinguishable for the second user. Important for the protocol are both the quantum nature of the states and the existence of a finite maximum speed of the signal propagation imposed by the special relativity.

  13. The Coin Problem  and Pseudorandomness for Branching Programs

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    Brody, Joshua; Verbin, Elad

    2010-01-01

    be distinguished by small-width read-once branching programs. We suggest one application for this kind of theorems: we prove that Nisan's Generator fools width-$w$ read-once emph{regular} branching programs, using seed length $O(w^4 log n log log n + log n log (1/eps))$. For $w=eps=Theta(1)$, this seed length...... is $O(log n log log n)$. The coin theorem and its relatives might have other connections to PRGs. This application is related to the independent, but chronologically-earlier, work of Braver man, Rao, Raz and Yehudayoff~cite{BRRY}....

  14. A New Database of Digits Extracted from Coins with Hard-to-Segment Foreground for Optical Character Recognition Evaluation

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    Xingyu Pan

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Since the release date struck on a coin is important information of its monetary type, recognition of extracted digits may assist in identification of monetary types. However, digit images extracted from coins are challenging for conventional optical character recognition methods because the foreground of such digits has very often the same color as their background. In addition, other noises, including the wear of coin metal, make it more difficult to obtain a correct segmentation of the character shape. To address those challenges, this article presents the CoinNUMS database for automatic digit recognition. The database CoinNUMS, containing 3,006 digit images, is divided into three subsets. The first subset CoinNUMS_geni consists of 606 digit images manually cropped from high-resolution photographs of well-conserved coins from GENI coin photographs; the second subset CoinNUMS_pcgs_a consists of 1,200 digit images automatically extracted from a subset of the USA_Grading numismatic database containing coins in different quality; the last subset CoinNUMS_pcgs_m consists of 1,200 digit images manually extracted from the same coin photographs as CoinNUMS_pcgs_a. In CoinNUMS_pcgs_a and CoinNUMS_pcgs_m, the digit images are extracted from the release date. In CoinNUMS_geni, the digit images can come from the cropped date, the face value, or any other legends containing digits in the coin. To show the difficulty of these databases, we have tested recognition algorithms of the literature. The database and the results of the tested algorithms will be freely available on a dedicated website.1

  15. PROFESSORES: IMAGENS DO FUTURO PRESENTE

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    Maitê Alves Bezerra

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao observar a comunidade portuguesa que busca compreender a historicidade das formas e dos processos de escolarização por meio do estabelecimento de intenso diálogo com outras comunidades, é impossível não dar destaque à figura de António Manuel Seixas Nóvoa. Nascido em Lisboa no ano de 1954, aos 18 anos inicia o curso de Ciências da Educação na Universidade de Lisboa. Após lecionar em importantes universidades tais como Paris V, Oxford e Columbia University, atualmente acumula as posições de reitor da Universidade de Lisboa e professor catedrático da Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação na Instituição. Nóvoa tem se destacado à frente de debates internacionais a respeito da história da educação e educação comparada.

  16. A coin vibrational motor swimming at low Reynolds number

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    Quillen, Alice C; Kelley, Douglas H; Friedmann, Tamar; Oakes, Patrick W

    2016-01-01

    Low-cost coin vibrational motors, used in haptic feedback, exhibit rotational internal motion inside a rigid case. Because the motor case motion exhibits rotational symmetry, when placed into a fluid such as glycerin, the motor does not swim even though its vibrations induce steady streaming in the fluid. However, a piece of rubber foam stuck to the curved case and giving the motor neutral buoyancy also breaks the rotational symmetry allowing it to swim. We measured a 1 cm diameter coin vibrational motor swimming in glycerin at a speed of a body length in 3 seconds or at 3 mm/s. The swim speed puts the vibrational motor in a low Reynolds number regime similar to bacterial motility, but because of the vibration it is not analogous to biological organisms. Rather the swimming vibrational motor may inspire small inexpensive robotic swimmers that are robust as they contain no external moving parts. A time dependent Stokes equation planar sheet model suggests that the swim speed depends on a steady streaming veloc...

  17. The Formation of COINS: Equity and Inclusion in SDSS

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    Schmidt, Sarah J.; Sanchez-Gallego, Jose Ramon; Chanover, Nancy J.; Holley-Bockelmann, Kelly; Lucatello, Sara; Aragon-Salamanca, Alfonso; Belfiore, Francesco; Cherinka, Brian; Feuillet, Diane; Jones, Amy; Masters, Karen; Simmons, Audrey; Ross, Ashley; Stassun, Keivan G.; Tayar, Jamie

    2017-01-01

    In the era of large surveys, collaborations like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) are becoming a new normal for many scientists, and collaboration policies and climate have a considerable affect on scientific careers. As such, it is essential that collaborations actively strive to include all scientists regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, career stage, geographic location, economic background, social and cultural backgrounds, and all possible intersections thereof. We report on the formation and progress of the Committee On INclusiveness in the SDSS (COINS). COINS was formed to assess the SDSS-IV project and collaboration's climate and demographics, to recommend new policies or practices with regard to increasing inclusiveness, and to assist in the implementation of these new activities where necessary. We report on our current activities, which include ongoing support for the SDSS Research Experience for Undergraduates program, support for the SDSS Faculty and Student Teams initiative, administering and analyzing the SDSS demographic surveys, working towards collaboration meeting inclusiveness and accessibility, and adopting strategies for integrating and mentoring new members. We welcome input from SDSS members and non-members about how to work towards a more equitable and inclusive collaboration.

  18. Isolation of cultivable microorganisms from Polish notes and coins.

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    Kalita, Michal; Palusińska-Szysz, Marta; Turska-Szewczuk, Anna; Wdowiak-Wróbel, Sylwia; Urbanik-Sypniewska, Teresa

    2013-01-01

    The potential role of currency in the spread of pathogenic microflora has been evaluated in many countries. In this study Polish paper notes and the coins in general circulation were assayed for the presence of cultivable bacteria and fungi. Bacterial isolates identification was based on cultural and biochemical characters and by comparison of the 16S rRNA gene sequence. Fungal isolates were recognized with biochemical and morphological criteria. Coagulase-negative staphylococci, (43.6% of the total bacterial count) including Staphylococcus saprophyticus, S. epidermidis, and S. hominis, and Enteroccus spp. (30.8% of the total bacterial count), i.e. E.faecalis, E.faecium and E. durans, were the most numerous bacterial contamination. Penicillium spp., and Aspergillus spp. were the most frequently detected moulds whereas Candida spp. was the most frequent yeast isolated from currency. A visible dependence between the banknote denomination, the physical condition of paper currency, and the number of bacteria and fungi was found. The overall count of bacteria isolated from currency was thousand-fold higher than that of fungal isolates. The total amount of bacteria and fungi recovered from the coins was approximately 2.7-fold lower than that isolated from the notes. In summary, the Polish currency notes were found to be contaminated mainly with commensal bacteria and fungi while the opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas stutzeri and C. albicans were detected at a low frequency.

  19. 75 FR 4451 - Notification of United States Mint 2010 Commemorative Coin Pricing

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    ... United States Mint Notification of United States Mint 2010 Commemorative Coin Pricing ACTION: Notification of United States Mint 2010 Commemorative Coin Pricing. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is... introductory price on February 25, 2010, through March 29, 2010, when it will be offered at regular pricing...

  20. 77 FR 840 - Pricing for America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated CoinsTM

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    2012-01-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins TM AGENCY... announcing the re-pricing of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. The price of the...

  1. 76 FR 65563 - Pricing for 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins

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    2011-10-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins AGENCY: United... the re-pricing of the 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins. The price of the 2011...

  2. 76 FR 65563 - Pricing for America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated CoinsTM

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    2011-10-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins TM AGENCY... announcing the re-pricing of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. The price of the...

  3. 31 CFR 92.3 - Manufacture and sale of “proof” coins.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Manufacture and sale of âproofâ coins... MINT OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES Numismatic Operations § 92.3 Manufacture and sale of “proof” coins... additional expense of their manufacture and sale. Their manufacture and issuance are contingent upon the...

  4. Characterization of the silver coins of the Hoard of Becin by X-ray based methods

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    Rodrigues, M., E-mail: m.rodrigues@akbild.ac.at [Institute of Science and Technology in Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz 3, A-1010 Vienna (Austria); Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna (Austria); Schreiner, M., E-mail: m.schreiner@akbild.ac.at [Institute of Science and Technology in Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz 3, A-1010 Vienna (Austria); Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna (Austria); Melcher, M., E-mail: m.melcher@akbild.ac.at [Institute of Science and Technology in Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz 3, A-1010 Vienna (Austria); Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna (Austria); Guerra, M.; Salomon, J., E-mail: maria.guerra@culture.gouv.fr [Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musees de France (C2RMF) - UMR 171, Palais du Louvre - Porte des Lions, 14 quai Francois Mitterrand, 75001 Paris (France); Radtke, M., E-mail: martin.radtke@bam.de [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Richard Willstaetter-Strasse 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Alram, M., E-mail: michael.alram@khm.at [Coincabinet, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna (Austria); Numismatic Commission, Academy of Sciences, Ignaz-Seipl-Platz 1, A-1010 Vienna (Austria); Schindel, N., E-mail: mikolans.schindel@olaw.oz.at [Numismatic Commission, Academy of Sciences, Ignaz-Seipl-Platz 1, A-1010 Vienna (Austria)

    2011-12-15

    Four hundred sixteen silver coins stemming from the Ottoman Empire (16th and 17th centuries) were analyzed in order to confirm the fineness of the coinage as well as to study the provenance of the alloy used for the coins. As most of the coins showed the typical green patina on their surfaces due to corrosion processes which have led to the depletion of copper in the near-surface domains of the silver coins in comparison to their core composition, small samples by cutting splinters from the coins had to be taken, embedded in synthetic resin and cross-sectioned in order to investigate the true-heart metal composition. The type of the alloy was investigated as well as if coins minted in different locations demonstrated homogeneous traits concerning the predominant impurities which could suggest a common ore. Several X-ray based techniques ({mu}-XRF, {mu}-SRXRF and {mu}-PIXE) could be applied in order to determine the silver contents as well as the minor and trace elements. Finally, SEM/EDX was applied in order to study the homogeneity/heterogeneity of the coins and the presence of surface enrichments. In general, the silver content of the analyzed specimen varies between 90% and 95%. These outcomes have not supported the historical interpretations, which predict that during the period studied a debasement of approximately 44% of the silver content of the coins should have occurred.

  5. 77 FR 42365 - Price for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set

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    ... United States Mint Price for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set AGENCY: United States Mint... for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B.B. Craig, Associate Director for Sales and Marketing; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220; or...

  6. Quantum coin tossing and bit-string generation in the presence of noise

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    Barrett, Jonathan; Massar, Serge

    2004-02-01

    We discuss the security implications of noise for quantum coin tossing protocols. We find that if quantum error correction can be used, so that noise levels can be made arbitrarily small, then reasonable security conditions for coin tossing can be framed so that results from the noiseless case will continue to hold. If, however, error correction is not available (as is the case with present day technology), and significant noise is present, then tossing a single coin becomes problematic. In this case, we are led to consider random n-bit string generation in the presence of noise, rather than single-shot coin tossing. We introduce precise security criteria for n-bit string generation and describe an explicit protocol that could be implemented with present day technology. In general, a cheater can exploit noise in order to bias coins to their advantage. We derive explicit upper bounds on the average bias achievable by a cheater for given noise levels.

  7. Serial composition of quantum coin flipping and bounds on cheat detection for bit commitment

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    Mochon, Carlos

    2004-09-01

    Quantum protocols for coin flipping can be composed in series in such a way that a cheating party gains no extra advantage from using entanglement between different rounds. This composition principle applies to coin-flipping protocols with cheat sensitivity as well, and is used to derive two results: There are no quantum strong coin-flipping protocols with cheat sensitivity that is linear in the bias (or bit-commitment protocols with linear cheat detection) because these can be composed to produce strong coin flipping with arbitrarily small bias. On the other hand, it appears that quadratic cheat detection cannot be composed in series to obtain even weak coin flipping with arbitrarily small bias.

  8. Compositional study of IIIrd century BC silver coins from Kreshpan hoard (Albania) using EDXRF spectrometry

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    Civici, N. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rr. Qesarake, P.O. Box 85, Tirana (Albania)]. E-mail: ncivici@yahoo.com; Gjongecaj, Sh. [Institute of Archaeology, Tirana (Albania); Stamati, F. [Institute of Popular Culture, Tirana (Albania); Dilo, T. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Tirana (Albania); Pavlidou, E. [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece); Polychroniadis, E.K. [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece); Smit, Z. [Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana and Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    2007-05-15

    The elemental composition of 122 silver coins from a hoard of the 3rd century BC, minted by the Illyrian king Monounios and the ancient cities of Dyrrachion and Korkyra was determined by EDXRF. The results showed that the different groups of coins were made of a similar Ag-Cu alloy with Ag concentration in the range 94-98%. The examination of the contents of minor elements Pb, Au and Bi showed that the coins minted by the Illyrian king Monounios have similar composition with the largest part of Dyrrachion coins and those from Korkyra. On the other side, two subgroups containing different amounts of Au and Bi can be observed within the general group of coins minted in Dyrrachion.

  9. Professor dr hab. Anna Maria Bujakiewicz

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    Anna Kujawa

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the biography and scientific achievements of Professor Anna Bujakiewicz. After receiving her master’s degree and doctorate in biology and mycology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Professor Bujakiewicz continued her exciting research and teaching on mycology at her Alma Mater Posnaniensis for more than 50 years. Her publications in this field include many books, articles, and other scholarly reports.

  10. Ancient bronze coins from Mediterranean basin: LAMQS potentiality for lead isotopes comparative analysis with former mineral

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    Torrisi, L., E-mail: Lorenzo.Torrisi@unime.it [Department of Physics Science - MIFT, Messina University, V.le F.S. d’Alcontres 31, 98166 S. Agata, Messina (Italy); Italiano, A. [INFN, Sezione di Catania, Gruppo collegato di Messina (Italy); Torrisi, A. [Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw (Poland)

    2016-11-30

    Highlights: • Surface and bulk compositional elements in ancient bronze coins were investigated using XRF analysis. • Lead stable isotope {sup 204}Pb, {sup 206}Pb, {sup 207}Pb and {sup 208}Pb were measured in ancient coins with LAMQS analysis. • Lead ratios {sup 208}Pb/{sup 206}Pb and {sup 207}Pb/{sup 206}Pb, measured by LAMQS, were compared with Brettscaife.net geological database relative to the minerals in different mines of Mediterranean basin. • Bronze coins were correlated to possible ancient mining sites of minerals from which lead was extracted. - Abstract: Bronze coins coming from the area of the Mediterranean basin, dated back the II–X Cent. A.D., were analyzed using different physical analytical techniques. Characteristic X-ray fluorescence was used with electrons and photons, in order to investigate the elemental composition of both the surface layers and bulk. Moreover, the quadrupole mass spectrometry coupled to laser ablation (LAMQS technique) in high vacuum was used to analyse typical material compounds from surface contamination. Mass spectrometry, at high resolution and sensitivity, extended up to 300 amu, allowed measuring the {sup 208}Pb/{sup 206}Pb and {sup 207}Pb/{sup 206}Pb isotopic ratios into the coins. Quantitative relative analyses of these isotopic ratios identify the coin composition such as a “fingerprint” depending on the mineral used to extract the lead. Isotopic ratios in coins can be compared to those of the possible minerals used to produce the bronze alloy. A comparison between the measured isotope ratios in the analyzed coins and the literature database, related to the mineral containing Pb as a function of its geological and geophysical extraction mine, is presented. The analysis, restricted to old coins and the mines of the Mediterranean basin, indicates a possible correlation between the coin compositions and the possible geological sites of the extracted mineral.

  11. Differences between Male Students' and Female Students' Perception of Professors

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    Tomkiewicz, Joseph; Bass, Kenneth

    2008-01-01

    This study is an empirical examination of possible differences between female and male college seniors' perceptions between male and female college professors. Subjects were presented with three variations of a scale designed to measure students' perceptions of university professors in general, female professors, and male professors. These…

  12. Proposal for founding mistrustful quantum cryptography on coin tossing

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    Kent, Adrian

    2003-07-01

    A significant branch of classical cryptography deals with the problems which arise when mistrustful parties need to generate, process, or exchange information. As Kilian showed a while ago, mistrustful classical cryptography can be founded on a single protocol, oblivious transfer, from which general secure multiparty computations can be built. The scope of mistrustful quantum cryptography is limited by no-go theorems, which rule out, inter alia, unconditionally secure quantum protocols for oblivious transfer or general secure two-party computations. These theorems apply even to protocols which take relativistic signaling constraints into account. The best that can be hoped for, in general, are quantum protocols which are computationally secure against quantum attack. Here a method is described for building a classically certified bit commitment, and hence every other mistrustful cryptographic task, from a secure coin-tossing protocol. No security proof is attempted, but reasons are sketched why these protocols might resist quantum computational attack.

  13. Fully Distrustful Quantum Bit Commitment and Coin Flipping

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    Silman, J.; Chailloux, A.; Aharon, N.; Kerenidis, I.; Pironio, S.; Massar, S.

    2011-06-01

    In the distrustful quantum cryptography model the parties have conflicting interests and do not trust one another. Nevertheless, they trust the quantum devices in their labs. The aim of the device-independent approach to cryptography is to do away with the latter assumption, and, consequently, significantly increase security. It is an open question whether the scope of this approach also extends to protocols in the distrustful cryptography model, thereby rendering them “fully” distrustful. In this Letter, we show that for bit commitment—one of the most basic primitives within the model—the answer is positive. We present a device-independent (imperfect) bit-commitment protocol, where Alice’s and Bob’s cheating probabilities are ≃0.854 and (3)/(4), which we then use to construct a device-independent coin flipping protocol with bias ≲0.336.

  14. Neutrophils in Cancer: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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    Eileen Uribe-Querol

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocytes in blood and are considered to be the first line of defense during inflammation and infections. In addition, neutrophils are also found infiltrating many types of tumors. Tumor-associated neutrophils (TANs have relevant roles in malignant disease. Indeed neutrophils may be potent antitumor effector cells. However, increasing clinical evidence shows TANs correlate with poor prognosis. The tumor microenvironment controls neutrophil recruitment and in turn TANs help tumor progression. Hence, TANs can be beneficial or detrimental to the host. It is the purpose of this review to highlight these two sides of the neutrophil coin in cancer and to describe recent studies that provide some light on the mechanisms for neutrophil recruitment to the tumor, for neutrophils supporting tumor progression, and for neutrophil activation to enhance their antitumor functions.

  15. XPS and XRF depth patina profiles of ancient silver coins

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    Caridi, F.; Torrisi, L.; Cutroneo, M.; Barreca, F.; Gentile, C.; Serafino, T.; Castrizio, D.

    2013-05-01

    Ancient silver coins of different historical periods going from IV cent. B.C. up to recent XIX century, coming from different Mediterranean countries have been investigated with different surface physical analyses. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis has been performed by using electron emission induced by 1.4 keV X-rays. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis has been devoted by using 30 keV electron beam. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has been employed to analyze the surface morphology and the X-ray map distribution by using a 30 keV microbeam. Techniques were used to investigate about the patina composition and trace elements as a function of the sample depth obtained coupling XPS to 3 keV argon ion sputtering technique.

  16. Accounting Professor Qualification in Digital Age: A Perception Study on Brazilian Professors

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    Vendruscolo, Maria Ivanice; Behar, Patrícia Alejandra

    2015-01-01

    This papers aims at analyzing the perception of Accounting professors about the necessary qualifications in Accounting undergraduate courses. The contribution of this study is to theoretically discuss the education of Accounting professors, with empirical data, because Accounting teaching requires specific competencies in the digital area. The…

  17. The housekeeper and the professor a novel

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    Ogawa, Yoko

    2010-01-01

    He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem—ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper—with a ten-year-old son—who is hired to care for the Professor. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities—like the Housekeeper's shoe size—and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away. Yoko Ogawa's The Housekeeper and the Professo...

  18. The Conservation of Early Post-Medieval Period Coins Found in Estonia

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    Aive Viljus

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with archaeological find material with a low silver content and the problems of conserving such material. The aim of the research was to find the most suitable method for the conservation of poorly preserved early post-medieval period coins with varying composition. For this, first, the composition of both the metal and the corrosion products of the archaeological coins were analysed, after which comparative experiments of different cleaning methods were carried out in order to find out the least harmful and most efficient method. A test was also performed to determine the necessity and efficiency of stabilizing the surface of the coins after cleaning.

  19. Semi-loss-tolerant strong quantum coin-flipping protocol using quantum non-demolition measurement

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    Yang, Qian; Ma, Jia-Jun; Guo, Fen-Zhuo; Wen, Qiao-Yan

    2014-07-01

    In this paper, we present a semi-loss-tolerant strong quantum coin-flipping (QCF) protocol with the best bias of 0.3536. Our manuscript applies quantum non-demolition measurement to quantum coin-flipping protocol. Furthermore, a single photon as a single qubit is used to avoid the difficult implementation of EPR resources. We also analyze the security of our protocol obtaining the best result among all coin-flipping protocols considering loss. A semi-loss-tolerant quantum dice rolling (QDR) protocol is first proposed, and the security of corresponding three-party QDR is analyzed to better demonstrate the security of our QCF.

  20. Professor Karel Oštir zum andenken

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    Bojan Čop

    1973-12-01

    Full Text Available Die Redaktion der Zeitschrift tinguistica beschloss am Anfang des Jahres 1973, den XIII.Jg. der Vollendung des fünfundachtzigsten Lebensjahres, die Professor Karel Oštir am 13. Oktober feiern sollte, zu widmen. Da sich aber das Sammeln des Materials für diesen Jahrgang sowie der Druck des XII. Jahrganges allzusehr in die Länge gezogen hatten, ist uns das unerbittliche Schicksal zuvorgekommen: am 27. Dezember 1973 ist Professor Karel Oštir sanft entschlafen. Das Leben eines der eigenartigsten Sprachwissenschaftler aller Zei ten hat sich so erfüllt. Aus einer Festschrift musste nun eine Gedenkschrift werden.

  1. Professor Stewart's casebook of mathematical mysteries

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    Stewart, Ian

    2014-01-01

    Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewart's brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations. In addition to the fascinating formulae and thrilling theorems familiar to Professor Stewart's fans, the Casebook follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup (immortalised in the phrase 'Watsup, Doc?'). By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just a

  2. 31 CFR 101.4 - Extraction of gold bullion from the counterfeit coins.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Bureau of the Mint where, if economically feasible, the gold bullion will be extracted from the counterfeit coins. The Bureau of the Mint will then return the bullion to the Assistant Secretary. ...

  3. The Conservation of Early Post-Medieval Period Coins Found in Estonia

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    Aive Viljus; Mart Viljus

    2013-01-01

    .... For this, first, the composition of both the metal and the corrosion products of the archaeological coins were analysed, after which comparative experiments of different cleaning methods were carried...

  4. Ancient coins: cluster analysis applied to find a correlation between corrosion process and burial soil characteristics

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    Reale, Rita; Plattner, Susanne H; Guida, Giuseppe; Sammartino, Maria Pia; Visco, Giovanni

    2012-01-01

    ...) were collected together with soils, both near and far from them, and then analysed using different analytical techniques looking for a correlation between the corrosion products covering the coins...

  5. NeuCoin: the First Secure, Cost-efficient and Decentralized Cryptocurrency

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    Davarpanah, Kourosh; Kaufman, Dan; Pubellier, Ophelie

    2015-01-01

    NeuCoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency derived from Sunny King's Peercoin, which itself was derived from Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin. As with Peercoin, proof-of-stake replaces proof-of-work as NeuCoin's security model, effectively replacing the operating costs of Bitcoin miners (electricity, computers) with the capital costs of holding the currency. Proof-of-stake also avoids proof-of-work's inherent tendency towards centralization resulting from competition for coinbase reward...

  6. The Conservation of Early Post-Medieval Period Coins Found in Estonia

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    Aive Viljus; Mart Viljus

    2013-01-01

    This article deals with archaeological find material with a low silver content and the problems of conserving such material. The aim of the research was to find the most suitable method for the conservation of poorly preserved early post-medieval period coins with varying composition. For this, first, the composition of both the metal and the corrosion products of the archaeological coins were analysed, after which comparative experiments of different cleaning methods were carried out in orde...

  7. Analysis of corrosion layers in ancient Roman silver coins with high resolution surface spectroscopic techniques

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    Keturakis, Christopher J.; Notis, Ben; Blenheim, Alex; Miller, Alfred C.; Pafchek, Rob; Notis, Michael R.; Wachs, Israel E.

    2016-07-01

    Determination of the microchemistry of surface corrosion layers on ancient silver alloy coins is important both in terms of understanding the nature of archaeological environmental conditions to which these ancient coins were exposed and also to help in their conservation. In this present study, five ancient silver alloy coins (225 BCE-244 CE) were used as test vehicles to measure their immediate surface microchemistry and evaluate the appropriateness and limitations of High Sensitivity-Low Energy Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (HS-LEIS, 0.3 nm depth analysis), High Resolution-X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HR-XPS, 1-3 nm depth analysis) and High Resolution-Raman Spectroscopy (HR-Raman, ∼1000 nm depth analysis). Additional information about the deeper corrosion layers, up to ∼300-1000 nm, was provided by dynamic HS-LEIS and HR-Raman spectroscopy. While not archeologically significant, the use of these coins of small commercial value provides data that is more representative of the weaker signals typically obtained from ancient corroded objects, which can be in stark contrast to pristine data often obtained from carefully prepared alloys of known composition. The oldest coins, from 225 to 214 BCE, possessed an outermost surface layer containing Cu2O, Na, Al, Pb, and adsorbed hydrocarbons, while the more recent coins, from 98 to 244 CE, contained Cu2O, Ag, N, F, Na, Al, S, Cl, and adsorbed hydrocarbons in similar corresponding surface layers. It thus appears that alloying with copper, even in small amounts, leads to the formation of an outer Cu2O layer. Depth profiling revealed the presence of K, Na, Cl, and S as key corrosion components for both sets of coins with S, most likely as Ag2S, concentrated towards the surface while the Cl, most likely as AgCl, penetrated deeper. Schema to understand the overall chemistry of the corrosion layers present on these silver alloy coins were developed from the equipment limitations encountered and are presented.

  8. The COIN Approach to Mexican Drug Cartels: Square Peg in a Round Hole

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    2011-10-28

    Colombian cartels resulted from taking down their leadership structure. III. COIN a la carte If we strip COIN of its military (at least in the minds...Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International (1964). Greene, Thomas H, Comparative Revolutionary Movements: Search for Theory and...Representatives (13 September 2011). Marlowe, Ann. “David Galula: His Life and Intellectual Context,” Carlyle , PA: Strategic Studies Institute

  9. Kai Adolf Jensen, professor i almindelig patologi

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    Høiby, Niels

    2016-01-01

    for the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine production and supervised many young scientists’ doctoral theses on the aspects of tuberculosis. He became internationally recognized, and he revealed an important scientific fraud in the laboratory of the Austrian professor Ernst Löwenstein (1878-1950), who claimed that he...

  10. String theorist takes over as Lucasian Professor

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    Banks, Michael

    2009-11-01

    String theorist Michael Green will be the next Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Green, 63, will succeed Stephen Hawking, who held the chair from 1980 before retiring last month at the age of 67 and taking up a distinguished research chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada (see above).

  11. Epistemology Shock: English Professors Confront Science

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    Barnard, Ian; Osborn, Jan

    2017-01-01

    This article raises questions and concerns regarding students from the sciences working with faculty in the humanities in interdisciplinary settings. It explores the experience of two English professors facing the privileging of "facts" and a science-based understanding of the world in their own classrooms. It poses both questions and…

  12. Understanding Asperger Syndrome: A Professor's Guide [DVD

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    2011-01-01

    College can be a trying time in any individual's life. For adults with Asperger Syndrome this experience can be overwhelming. This title in the new DVD series Asperger Syndrome and Adulthood focuses on educating professors, teaching assistants, and others on what it means to be a college student on the spectrum and how they might best be able to…

  13. Professor Brand Advocacy: Do Brand Relationships Matter?

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    Jillapalli, Ravi K.; Wilcox, James B.

    2010-01-01

    The trend among students to advocate their professors online continues to generate interest within marketing academia. Brand advocacy in products and services has played a vital role in marketing. However, no known research to date has embraced the idea of brand advocacy in marketing education. This research builds on the recent human brand…

  14. Forestry professors and students receive national recognition

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    Davis, Lynn

    2005-01-01

    Two Virginia Tech professors in the College of Natural Resources and the university's Society of American Foresters student chapter received awards for their accomplishments at the Society of American Foresters 2005 national convention held in Fort Worth, Texas, earlier this month.

  15. Two business professors receive Fulbright Scholar awards

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    Ho, Sookhan

    2005-01-01

    Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business professors Larry French and Mahmood A. Khan have received Fulbright Scholar Awards to teach and conduct research abroad next year. Both faculty members teach in the MBA program at the university's Northern Virginia Center in metro Washington, D.C.

  16. The Supervisor Is Not the Professor

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    Johnson, G. Stewart; Shafer, Carl

    1970-01-01

    College educational exposure does not prepare the graduate for the human relations demands of teamwork in industry, and may not prepare the graduate for the relationship with his supervisor. Five major dimensions of difference for the student between his interaction with his professors and his new relationships with his supervisor are: degree of…

  17. "Dear Professor: I Hate You"--Anonymous

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    Bartlett, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Flip through a stack of anonymous student evaluations of professors and the mild comments, even the compliments, tend to blend together. But often, hidden among them, is a dagger. Then there are the out-and-out insults. Students' comments can be more than simply mean. Sometimes student comments aren't cruel, just weird. In this article, some…

  18. Africa's New Crisis: A Dearth of Professors

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    2009-01-01

    With many professors approaching retirement. a shortage of qualified academics has reached crisis proportions at a number of African universities. The shortfall is a consequence of decades of neglect of African higher education, as donors and governments concentrated limited resources on primary and secondary schools, and young scholars who manage…

  19. Professor Jacques Cortes prantsuse keele lektoraadis

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    Juuni alguses külastas filoloogiateaduskonna romaani-germaani filoloogia osakonda Roueni ülikooli professor Jacques Cortes (Prantsusmaa). Ta korraldas 4. õa üliõpilastele prantsuse keele intensiivkursuse ja võttis vastu eksami ning kohtus prantsuse keele lektoraadi õppejõududega : [täistekst

  20. Microcomputing Competencies for Special Education Professors.

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    Blackhurst, A. Edward; And Others

    1987-01-01

    A list of microcomputing competencies associated with functions that special education professors typically perform was assessed by 148 special education faculty who use microcomputers. Word processing was rated as the single most useful competency, along with the category of providing instruction about microcomputer applications in special…

  1. Veterinary medicine professor receives national honor

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    2005-01-01

    Marie-Suthers-McCabe, of Riner, Va., associate professor of small animal clinical sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the highest honor in the nation for work in the area of the "human/animal bond."

  2. CFA or CFP: A Guide for Professors

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    Moy, Ronald L.

    2011-01-01

    The CFA Institute and the CFP Board of Standards provide professional certifications in the field of finance. In this paper, I provide my experience with the CFA and CFP programs in order to give other professors some insight into the process of attaining the designations. I hope to provide answers to some of the questions that other faculty…

  3. Family Law and Family Studies: Professor's Views

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    Hicks, Mary W.; And Others

    1977-01-01

    The results of a survey of family studies faculty concerning the inclusion of family law topics in family studies courses are discussed. The professor's needs for training and resources in the area of family and the law are identified and recommendations for meeting these needs are suggested. (Author)

  4. A practical study for Treatment and Conservation a group of Silver Coins from Dhamar Regional Museum, Dhamar, Yemen.

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    Mohamed M. Megahed

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A big group of silver coins{35 coins} was discovered in Banawa excavation , Dhamar , season 2002, and now it is situated in Dhamar Regional Museum ,Yemen. They were covered with a thin grey and black corrosion layers that disfigured them and hid their figures and inscriptions , also Some coins miss parts and others lost their circular.The aims of this work are identified the metallic composition of the coins , investigate the nature of corrosion grown during the long-term burial and identify its products that will help us to understand the corrosive factors and the degradation mechanisms , cleaning the group of coins from the superficial dirt and the corrosion products in order to discover as much as possible the surface topography, and to reveal the surfaces details , finally to establish them against further deterioration .To achieve that samples from the coins were examined by Metallographic Microscope {ME} , Scanning Electron Microscope {SEM}, the corrosion products were analyzed by X-ray diffraction{XRD} , and X-ray fluorescence { XRF} was used to determine the coins metallic constituents. Chemical cleaning was chosen for treating the coins and they were isolated to preserve them against further attack. After treatment and conservation, the coins figures and inscriptions that could be identified showed that this group of coins dates back to Umayyad period , exactly the reign of caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan{ 65- 86 A.H}{685-705A.D} and his descendants till 106 A.H. 

  5. Analysis of gold coins on the XIX century by portable XRF

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    Pereira, Marcelo O. [Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET/RJ), Nova Iguaçu, RJ (Brazil); Felix, Valter de S.; Freitas, Renato P. [Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro (LISCOMP/IFRJ), Paracambi, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Instrumentação e Simulação Computacional; Aranha, Paula de J.M.; Heringer, Pedro C.S., E-mail: marcelocefetrj@gmail.com, E-mail: renato.freitas@ifrj.edu.br, E-mail: Pedro.Heringer@museus.gov.br, E-mail: Paula.Aranha@museus.gov.br [Museu Histórico Nacional (IBRAM), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2017-07-01

    Coins are cultural symbols and reflect important historical events through of the history. Archaeologists, historians and other experts make use of the study of coins (Numismatics) to reconstruct the economy, forms of commerce, customs, religion, political history and art of people and region throughout the globe. The knowledge about the composition of the metal alloy of coins is essential to characterize the fabrication in a historical period and identify possible falsifications. The X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is a technique of analysis spectroscopic widely used in archaeometry to investigate the elemental composition of pigments, ceramic objects, metal alloy. In this work were XRF analyzes used in a rare coin of the coronation of the emperor D. Pedro I in 1822, Brazilian coins of 1816 and a Portuguese coin of 1823 from the collection of the Museu Histórico Nacional of Rio de Janeiro (MHN). The XRF analyzes were performed using a portable Bruker TRACE IV model system, the spectra operation at a voltage of 40 keV and electric current of 10 uA in acquisition time of 60s. The results indicated the presence of Au, Ag, Cu. The portable X-ray system was shown to be powerful tool in the investigation of metallic alloys with high concentration. (author)

  6. A CHARACTERIZATION OF COINS FROM THE NAJRAN HOARD, SAUDI ARABIA, PRIOR TO CONSERVATION

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    Abdulnaser AL-ZAHRANI

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of scientific examinations and analyses carried out on the archaeological coins discovered in Najran, Saudi Arabia. Optical microscopy (OM, scanning electron microscopy (SEM coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS and X-ray diffraction (XRD were used to investigate morphological corrosion features, to clear the nature of the patina and to analyze the elementary composition. Morphologically, it was revealed that there are reniform, coral reef and dendritic shapes of corrosion products and heterogeneous multicolor patina on the studied coin surfaces. It was proven that those coins were made of a silver-copper alloy and were covered by three superficial corrosion layers. The main composition of the coin corrosion compounds was identified as copper carbonate, copper chloride, copper silicates, silver chlorides and silver sulphide. The proposed corrosion mechanism revealed that those coins were characterized by heavy degradation phenomena, induced by corrosive species and soil contaminants. The corrosion processes led to the depletion of the copper and silver enrichment near the surface, as compared to the core composition. This study provides useful information for the conservation and preservation of the Najran hoard coins.

  7. Ancient coins: cluster analysis applied to find a correlation between corrosion process and burial soil characteristics

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    2012-01-01

    Although it is well known that any material degrades faster when exposed to an aggressive environment as well as that "aggressive" cannot be univocally defined as depending also on the chemical-physical characteristics of material, few researches on the identification of the most significant parameters influencing the corrosion of metallic object are available. A series of ancient coins, coming from the archaeological excavation of Palazzo Valentini (Rome) were collected together with soils, both near and far from them, and then analysed using different analytical techniques looking for a correlation between the corrosion products covering the coins and the chemical-physical soil characteristics. The content of soluble salts in the water-bearing stratum and surfacing in the archaeological site, was also measured. The obtained results stress the influence of alkaline soils on formation of patina. Cerussite, probably due to the circulation of water in layers rich in marble and plaster fragments, was the main corrosion product identified by X-ray Diffraction (XRD). Copper, lead and vanadium were found in soil surrounding coins. By measuring conductivity, pH and soluble salts content of the washing solutions from both coins and soils, we could easily separate coins coming from different stratigraphic units of the site. Data were treated by cluster and multivariate analysis, revealing a correlation between part of the coins and the nearby soil samples. PMID:22594444

  8. Professor Attitudes and Beliefs about Teaching Evolution

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    Barnes, Maryann Elizabeth

    Teaching evolution has been shown to be a challenge for faculty, in both K-12 and postsecondary education. Many of these challenges stem from perceived conflicts not only between religion and evolution, but also faculty beliefs about religion, it's compatibility with evolutionary theory, and it's proper role in classroom curriculum. Studies suggest that if educators engage with students' religious beliefs and identity, this may help students have positive attitudes towards evolution. The aim of this study was to reveal attitudes and beliefs professors have about addressing religion and providing religious scientist role models to students when teaching evolution. 15 semi-structured interviews of tenured biology professors were conducted at a large Midwestern universiy regarding their beliefs, experiences, and strategies teaching evolution and particularly, their willingness to address religion in a class section on evolution. Following a qualitative analysis of transcripts, professors did not agree on whether or not it is their job to help students accept evolution (although the majority said it is not), nor did they agree on a definition of "acceptance of evolution". Professors are willing to engage in students' religious beliefs, if this would help their students accept evolution. Finally, professors perceived many challenges to engaging students' religious beliefs in a science classroom such as the appropriateness of the material for a science class, large class sizes, and time constraints. Given the results of this study, the author concludes that instructors must come to a consensus about their goals as biology educators as well as what "acceptance of evolution" means, before they can realistically apply the engagement of student's religious beliefs and identity as an educational strategy.

  9. Dating COINS: Kinematic Ages for Compact Symmetric Objects

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    Gugliucci, N.

    2005-01-05

    We present multi-epoch VLBA observations of Compact Symmetric Objects (CSOs) from the COINS sample (CSOs Observed In the Northern Sky). These observations allow us to make estimates of, or place limits on, the kinematic ages for those sources with well-identified hot spots. This study significantly increases the number of CSOs with well-determined ages or limits. The age distribution is found to be sharply peaked under 500 years, suggesting that many CSOs die young, or are episodic in nature, and very few survive to evolve into FR II sources like Cygnus A. Jet components are found to have higher velocities than hot spots which is consistent with their movement down cleared channels. We also report on the first detections of significant polarization in two CSOs, J0000+4054 (2.1%) and J1826+1831 (8.8%). In both cases the polarized emission is found in jet components on the stronger side of the center of activity.

  10. Yuriko and Michael Renardy reappointed Class of 1950 Professors

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    Owczarski, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Yuriko and Michael Renardy, professors of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, have been reappointed as the Virginia Tech Class of 1950 Professors by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

  11. Categorization of Quantum Mechanics Problems by Professors and Students

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    Lin, Shih-Yin; Singh, Chandralekha

    2010-01-01

    We discuss the categorization of 20 quantum mechanics problems by physics professors and undergraduate students from two honours-level quantum mechanics courses. Professors and students were asked to categorize the problems based upon similarity of solution. We also had individual discussions with professors who categorized the problems. Faculty…

  12. E-Mail from Professor Enhances Student Motivation and Attitudes

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    Legg, Angela M.; Wilson, Janie H.

    2009-01-01

    Traditionally, professors use the first day of class to build rapport. However, current technology allows professors to contact students prior to the first day of class. This study assessed how the receipt of a welcoming e-mail from a female professor 1 week before the first day of class affected student motivation and attitudes toward the…

  13. Connect and Thrive: Perspectives from a Newly Tenured Professor

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    Ciocchetti, Corey A.

    2011-01-01

    This essay encapsulates the author's perspective on how average professors can become highly effective professors. The author asserts that the secret rests in the ability to genuinely connect with students. Connecting really matters--even if it takes some personality adaptation and thrusts academics out of their comfort zones. Many professors fail…

  14. Anti-Fat Bias by Professors Teaching Physical Education Majors

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    Fontana, Fabio; Furtado, Ovande, Jr.; Mazzardo, Oldemar, Jr.; Hong, Deockki; de Campos, Wagner

    2017-01-01

    Anti-fat bias by professors in physical education departments may interfere with the training provided to pre-service teachers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the attitudes of professors in physical education departments toward obese individuals. Professors from randomly selected institutions across all four US regions participated in…

  15. 26 CFR 509.115 - Visiting professors or teachers.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 19 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Visiting professors or teachers. 509.115...) REGULATIONS UNDER TAX CONVENTIONS SWITZERLAND General Income Tax § 509.115 Visiting professors or teachers. (a) General. Pursuant to Article XII of the convention, a professor or teacher, a nonresident alien who is a...

  16. Variables That Can Affect Student Ratings of Their Professors

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    Gotlieb, Jerry

    2013-01-01

    Attribution theory was applied to help predict the results of an experiment that examined the effects of three independent variables on students' ratings of their professors. The dependent variables were students' perceptions of whether the professor caused the students' grades and student satisfaction with their professor. The results suggest…

  17. Spotlight on CERN : Professor Michel Spiro

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    20 Member states throughout Europe. A geographical expansion underway. A worldwide, international collaboration and a scientific challenge on a scale second to none. In view of this complexity, how is CERN managed? This is the remit of the CERN council, which notably defines the strategic programmes, annual objectives, approves the annual budget and nominates the directorate. I am pleased to welcome Professor Michel Spiro, scientific director of the CNRS in France and CERN Council presdient since 2010. On today’s agenda: Expansion, innovation and communication. Hello and welcome Professor.. François et Stéphan are of course with me today to discuss such matters as antimatter, press and we will also be talking water and towers… I will say no more. It’s good to see you both ! And welcome to you all for this latest edition of Spotlight on CERN.

  18. A practical study for Treatment and Conservation a group of Silver Coins from Dhamar Regional Museum, Dhamar, Yemen.

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    Mohamed M. Megahed

    2014-01-01

    A big group of silver coins{35 coins} was discovered in Banawa excavation , Dhamar , season 2002, and now it is situated in Dhamar Regional Museum ,Yemen. They were covered with a thin grey and black corrosion layers that disfigured them and hid their figures and inscriptions , also Some coins miss parts and others lost their circular.The aims of this work are identified the metallic composition of the coins , investigate the nature of corrosion grown during the long-term burial and identify ...

  19. 31 July 2014 - Professor M. Kastner

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    2014-01-01

    MIT Faculty Member Donner Professor of Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States of America, Prof. M. Kastner visiting the LHC tunnel at Point 5 with Beams Department M. Solfaroli Camillocci, LHC superconducting magnet assembly hall visit with L. Rossi and R. Principe, LHC Computing Grid Project presentation and computer centre visit with I. Bird and signing the guest book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer.

  20. [Homage to Professor Dr. Nicasio Etchepareborda].

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    1998-11-01

    During a solemn academic act, de Main Classroom of the Facultad de Odontologia de Buenos Aires was named after Prof. Dr. Nicasio Etchepareborda. He has been the first professor at the Escuela de Odontologia and its organizer, after having obtained his Dentistry degree at the Dental School of Paris, in 1882. The new school was founded in 1891, and its activities began the following year.

  1. In memory of Professor Paolo Talamucci

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    Cantiani M

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Paolo Talamucci, Full Professor of Range Management at the Università degli Studi in Florence from 1975 to 2001, passed away on 27th November 2009, after a brief and unrelenting illness. Professor Talamucci spent many long years in the field of research, in both Mediterranean and Alpine regions. His research, profoundly rooted in the territory he was studying, holistic in its approach and rigorously scientific, was characterized by a strong interdisciplinary element, seeking always to take into account the totality of the components of the ecosystem. Professor Talamucci was one of the first scholars of the pastoral system to highlight the problems related to the abandonment of traditional animal husbandry in mountainous zones and to look for ways to counteract the undesirable transformation of the landscape and the consequent loss of biodiversity. His curriculum and his numerous scientific publications bear testimony not only to the prestigious research institutes, world-wide, with which he was associated, but also to the important international dimension of his research.

  2. APOSENTADORIA: como professores vivenciam este momento?

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    Cristiane Nervis Conrado Machado

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo buscou compreender as implicações que a aposentadoria causa na vida de professores, levando em conta o significado que a aposentadoria representa à estes, considerando os pontos de maior mudança após a aposentadoria, bem como os aspectos positivos e negativos causados pela aposentadoria na percepção dos sujeitos da pesquisa. Para tanto, foi realizada uma pesquisa qualitativa caracterizada como exploratória e descritiva com professores aposentados por mais de dois anos, com idade entre 58 e 66 anos, através de entrevistas individuais, com roteiros semiestruturados. A análise dos dados foi por meio da análise de conteúdo de Bardin (2011. Entre os principais resultados, destaca-se o significado de “liberdade” que a aposentadoria representa, a rotina como maior mudança e flexibilidade de horários dentre os pontos positivos e a falta dos alunos como aspecto negativo, contudo, pode-se perceber que a aposentadoria possibilitou e contribuiu para que os professores pudessem desfrutar de momentos de lazer, dedicando cuidado à família e realizando seus anseios e vontades.

  3. From Non-abelian Anyons To Quantum Computation To Coin- Flipping By Telephone

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    2005-01-01

    Following their divorce, Alice and Bob would like to split some of their possessions by flipping a coin. Unwilling to meet in person, and without a trusted third party, they must figure out a scheme to flip the coin over a telephone that guarantees that neither party can cheat. The preceding scenario is the traditional definition of two-party coin-flipping. In a classical setting, without limits on the available computational power, one player can always guarantee a coin-flipping victory by cheating. However, by employing quantum communication it is possible to guarantee, with only information-theoretic assumptions, that neither party can win by cheating, with a probability greater than two thirds. Along with the description of such a protocol, this thesis derives a tight lower bound on the bias for a large family of quantum weak coin-flipping protocols, proving such a protocol optimal within the family. The protocol described herein is an improvement and generalization of one examined by Spekkens and Rudolph...

  4. Visit of Professor Shigehiko Hasumi. President of Tokyo University, Japan, Professor Kazuo Okamoto, Head of Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, Professor Toshiteru Matsuura, Head of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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    1999-01-01

    Visit of Professor Shigehiko Hasumi. President of Tokyo University, Japan, Professor Kazuo Okamoto, Head of Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, Professor Toshiteru Matsuura, Head of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  5. Bacterial diversity assessed by cultivation-based techniques shows predominance of Staphylococccus species on coins collected in Lisbon and Casablanca.

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    de Carvalho, Carla C C R; Caramujo, Maria José

    2014-04-01

    Money is usually considered a source of infections, yet survival of bacteria on dry metal surfaces is limited. The aim of this work was to assess the bacterial numbers and diversity on coins collected in Casablanca and Lisbon as these two cities, on different continents and only 585 km apart, have diverse cultural habitats, but have similar climate. A cultivation-based characterisation of the bacterial community showed that a relatively low number of cells per area of coin were found on both Moroccan Dirhams and Euros (0.014 and 0.125 colony-forming units (CFU) mm(-2) , respectively). Most of the bacterial isolates were located near the rim of the coins, and coins collected in Europe contained more CFU/area of coin. Coins collected in Europe and transported in pockets presented a higher number of bacterial isolates (maximum 0.125 CFU mm(-2) ) than coins transported in wallets (maximum 0.042 CFU mm(-2) ), regardless of the gender of the person transporting them, suggesting that temperature and moisture might be key parameters for bacterial survival on metallic coins. Bacterial diversity was higher for coins collected in Casablanca relative to coins collected in Lisbon, and there was no evidence that it was dependent on the gender of the person transporting the coins or the place of transport (pockets or wallets). Curiously, the percentage of Staphylococcus strains was 44% of the total isolates on both currencies. © 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. On Some Rare Coins from the Khwarezm Hoard of 13th Century

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Two silver dirhams of Khwarezm, dated to 670 AH/1271AD, with an unusual tamga are analyzed in the article. The coins come from a hoard located in the territory of Turkmenistan, the exact place of discovery being unknown. On both coins under consideration, a new, previously unknown type of tamga has been discovered. Typologically, it belongs to the tamgas of the house of Chagatai. A comparison of the dates of the coins with the information about the 1270s events in Khwarezm made it possible to determine that the tamga belonged to Negubei of the house of Chagatai. The finding also confirms that Kaidu (Qaidu, the khan of the Chagataid state, retained the right of the Chagatai Ulus owners to participate in the distribution of income from Khwarezm from the beginning of his reign.

  7. Plasma cleaning of old Indian coin in H2-Ar atmosphere

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    Pradhan, S. K.; Jeevitha, M.; Singh, S. K.

    2015-12-01

    Cleaning of old metallic coins and artifacts is done to reveal the details which otherwise are buried under a tarnished and soiled surface. A tarnished Indian coin (25 Naye Paise 1960) was cleaned in H2-Ar plasma to improve the surface details and to bring back the metallic shine. The plasma treatment was performed in an evacuated reactor with an RF powered stage with a maximum power of 50 W. The original tarnished old coin became shiny and brighter after treatment in the plasma for a few hours. To understand the plasma cleaning process, various process parameters such as reactor pressure, gas flow rates and stage temperature characteristics have been studied. The ideal plasma cleaning can be achieved with 50% H2 in the pressure range of 20-100 mTorr.

  8. Microchemical investigation of Greek and Roman silver and gold plated coins: coating techniques and corrosion mechanisms

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    Ingo, G. M.; Balbi, S.; de Caro, T.; Fragalà, I.; Riccucci, C.; Bultrini, G.

    2006-06-01

    Within the framework of a project financially supported by the European Commission (contract Nr. 509126, acronym PROMET) the metallurgical techniques used by Romans and Greeks for coating the copper core of coins with a thin or thick layer of gold or silver are studied by means of the combined use of scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS) and optical microscopy (OM) techniques. This approach is utilised to gain further insight into the micro-chemical structure of the external regions of the coins as well as into the bulk metallurgical features. The results indicate that several methods were used by the Greek and Roman craftsmen including the mechanical application of a thin malleable gold or silver foils to be welded via thermal treatment. The analytical approach is also used for investigating the corrosion products grown on the coins during the long-term burial and for identifying degradation mechanisms.

  9. Laser Cleaning the Abergavenny Hoard: Silver Coins from the Time of William the Conqueror

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    Davis, M.

    The Abergavenny Hoard is a recently discovered collection of late Saxon and Norman silver coins, the details of which were badly obscured by corrosion products and iron concretions. A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, using near infrared radiation at 1,064 nm, was employed to clean the hoard. Detail retained on the surface of the coins after laser cleaning included "rough-out" marks and polishing marks from the original die, as well as the legend. From this evidence surface damage appears to have been minimal, and the treatment very successful.

  10. CreditCoin: A Privacy-Preserving Blockchain-Based Incentive Announcement Network for Communications of Smart Vehicles

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    Li, Lun

    2018-01-23

    The vehicular announcement network is one of the most promising utilities in the communications of smart vehicles and in the smart transportation systems. In general, there are two major issues in building an effective vehicular announcement network. First, it is difficult to forward reliable announcements without revealing users\\' identities. Second, users usually lack the motivation to forward announcements. In this paper, we endeavor to resolve these two issues through proposing an effective announcement network called CreditCoin, a novel privacy-preserving incentive announcement network based on Blockchain via an efficient anonymous vehicular announcement aggregation protocol. On the one hand, CreditCoin allows nondeterministic different signers (i.e., users) to generate the signatures and to send announcements anonymously in the nonfully trusted environment. On the other hand, with Blockchain, CreditCoin motivates users with incentives to share traffic information. In addition, transactions and account information in CreditCoin are tamper-resistant. CreditCoin also achieves conditional privacy since Trace manager in CreditCoin traces malicious users\\' identities in anonymous announcements with related transactions. CreditCoin thus is able to motivate users to forward announcements anonymously and reliably. Extensive experimental results show that CreditCoin is efficient and practical in simulations of smart transportation.

  11. Characterization of the silver coins of the Hoard of Beçin by X-ray based methods

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    Rodrigues, M.; Schreiner, M.; Melcher, M.; Guerra, M.; Salomon, J.; Radtke, M.; Alram, M.; Schindel, N.

    2011-12-01

    Four hundred sixteen silver coins stemming from the Ottoman Empire (16th and 17th centuries) were analyzed in order to confirm the fineness of the coinage as well as to study the provenance of the alloy used for the coins. As most of the coins showed the typical green patina on their surfaces due to corrosion processes which have led to the depletion of copper in the near-surface domains of the silver coins in comparison to their core composition, small samples by cutting splinters from the coins had to be taken, embedded in synthetic resin and cross-sectioned in order to investigate the true-heart metal composition. The type of the alloy was investigated as well as if coins minted in different locations demonstrated homogeneous traits concerning the predominant impurities which could suggest a common ore. Several X-ray based techniques (μ-XRF, μ-SRXRF and μ-PIXE) could be applied in order to determine the silver contents as well as the minor and trace elements. Finally, SEM/EDX was applied in order to study the homogeneity/heterogeneity of the coins and the presence of surface enrichments. In general, the silver content of the analyzed specimen varies between 90% and 95%. These outcomes have not supported the historical interpretations, which predict that during the period studied a debasement of approximately 44% of the silver content of the coins should have occurred.

  12. Analyzing Lead Content in Ancient Bronze Coins by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy: An Archaeometry Laboratory with Nonscience Majors

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    Donais, Mary Kate; Whissel, Greg; Dumas, Ashley; Golden, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    A unique, interdisciplinary collaboration between chemistry and classics has led to the development of an experiment for nonscience majors. This instrumental analysis experiment was designed for use in an archaeology course to quantify the amount of lead in ancient bronze coins. The coins were corroded beyond visual identification, so provenance…

  13. Coins as gauge for growth: VOC- doits to probe Java’s deep monetisation, 1700-1800

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    Feenstra, A.

    2013-01-01

    During the eighteenth century the VOC imported over a billion small copper coins (doits) to Java, which is a remarkable operation for the world’s largest enterprise at that time, since these coins were unfit to pay for the company’s wholesale trade. This paper argues that the VOC responded to Java’s

  14. Religiosidade em alunos e professores portugueses

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    Ferreira, Ana Maria Mendes dos Santos Veríssimo

    2005-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação na especialidade de Educação Intercultural apresentada à Universidade Aberta Esta tese pretende analisar a religiosidade em alunos e professores, sendo a religiosidade entendida como o grau de ligação ou aceitação que cada indivíduo tem face à instituição religiosa (Alston, 1875) e à forma como põe em prática as crenças e os rituais (Shafranske e Malony, 1990). Para medir a religiosidade foram utilizados diversos instrumentos – a escala de Atitu...

  15. Professor Stewart's hoard of mathematical treasures

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    2010-01-01

    Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organise chaos; how matter balances anti-matter; how to turn a sphere i

  16. Boodskap van Professor Dr. J. Waterink

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    J. Waterink

    1955-03-01

    Full Text Available Boodskap van Professor Dr. J. Waterinkter gelegendheid van die verlening aan hem van de graad Doctor Educationis, honoris causa, door de Universiteit voor Christelijk Hoger Onderwijs te Potchefstroom op Zaterdag, 26 Maart 1955, en op die dag voorgelezen door de heer Jan van den Berg, Buitengewoon en Gevolmachtigd Ambassadeur van Hare Mi iesteit de Koningin der Nederlanden. Mijnheer, de Kanselier, Mijnheer de Voorzitter van de Raad, Mijnheer deVice-Kanselier en Rector, overige Heren ambtsdragers, en gij alien,die herwaarts kwaanit ter gelegenheid van deze Gradendag,zeer geachte en zeer gewenste toehoorders.

  17. Application of X-Ray and Neutron Tomography to Study Antique Greek Bronze Coins with a High Lead Content

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    Griesser, M.; Traum, R.; Vondrovec, K.; Vontobel, P.; Lehmann, E. H.

    2012-07-01

    Highly leaded bronze coins of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) show progressive corrosion as a result of unfavourable storage conditions within historic wooden cases. In connection to a research project concerning the preservation and conservation of the antique coins the causes for the sometimes severe corrosion were studied by different analytical techniques. Radiography and tomography investigations using neutrons and X-rays were performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute, i.e. the enrichment of lead in the interior of the objects was studied in a nondestructive manner. The tomography results obtained show that in addition to the lead rich areas on the obverse and reverse of the coins (often already clearly visible on the surface due to the formation of white corrosion products) a varying number of lead containing inclusions could be detected within the antique bronze coins. In addition, some information on their casting technique could be gained.

  18. Habitus professoral na sala de aula virtual

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    Alexandre Marinho Pimenta

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Entendendo que a indiferença na ação pedagógica contribui para a reprodução das desigualdades no sistema de ensino, o presente artigo busca captar, a partir de entrevistas semiestruturadas, traços do habitus de professores supervisores de disciplinas do curso de Licenciatura em Pedagogia na modalidade a distância na Universidade de Brasília - UnB no âmbito do Sistema Universidade Aberta do Brasil - UAB. As orientações metodológicas de Bourdieu (2007 foram um dos elementos orientadores na análise das entrevistas, considerando ainda o uso heurístico do conceito de habitus. Conclui-se que o habitus professoral envolve esforços voluntários em busca de uma ação pedagógica diferenciada. No entanto, ele é ambíguo e condescendente frente aos limites do modelo de EaD no âmbito da UAB. Ao fim, os dados analisados permitem fornecer elementos para reorientação político-pedagógica que vise a um novo modelo de EaD nacional.

  19. Entrevista com o professor Salomon Turnowski

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    Carolina Lima Vilela

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Com aproximadamente 50 anos de experiências profissionais variadas em Geografia, o Professor Salomon Turnowski se revela, até hoje, um apaixonado por nosso campo de conhecimento. Em entrevista realizada pela equipe da Revista Giramundo, em junho de 2009, na Unidade Escolar Humaitá II, a disposição de contar sua trajetória parece movida pelos comentários a respeito de nossa ciência, de suas transformações e de sua paixão pelos livros. Atuante no Colégio Pedro II, onde lecionou entre 1984 e 2009, no IBGE e na antiga FIDERJ (Fundação Instituto de Desenvolvimento do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, entre outros, seu depoimento se revela, portanto, uma oportunidade para conhecer um pouco mais sobre sujeitos e instituições voltados à construção da Geografia no Brasil e no Rio de Janeiro, assim como sobre os contrastes entre as vivências de geógrafos e de professor. Fica aqui o registro acerca da experiência valiosa e diversificada desse profissional, assim como uma singela homenagem.

  20. Entrevista com o professor Rafael Straforini

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    Demian Garcia Castro

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Com vivência profissional na Educação Básica e na Superior, além de experiência de pesquisa em diferentes instituições universitárias nos estados de São Paulo e do Rio de Janeiro, o professor Rafael Straforini pode ser considerado uma das novas vozes importantes na área do Ensino de Geografia. Assim como na edição anterior, uma vez mais utilizamo-nos de plataforma digital e, na conexão direta Rio-Campinas, tivemos a oportunidade de abordar questões como a Geografia na Educação Infantil e nas séries iniciais do Ensino Fundamental, o currículo e a formação de professores, além de aproveitar um pouco para conversar sobre Geografia Histórica e a Revista Brasileira de Educação em Geografia. Agradecemos a Straforini pela oportunidade e deixamos o leitor com o resultado desse encontro virtual.

  1. When Professors Don't Return Essays.

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    Feldman, William; Dhaliwal, Gurpreet

    2015-01-01

    Students devote hundreds of hours to writing notes during medical school clerkships but receive very limited feedback on that work. Medical student notes are like college essays-both are persuasive compositions. But attending physicians rarely scrutinize student notes like college professors analyze essays. This is a missed opportunity to teach clinical reasoning. A survey at our institution showed that only 16% of students received written feedback and 31% received oral feedback on their notes from more than 3 attending physicians during the first 8 months of 3rd-year clerkships. Many studies have reported a paucity of feedback across multiple domains and a sense among students that clinical reasoning is not being adequately taught during clerkships. Meanwhile, college professors teach written composition and reasoning through interactive methods that help students to develop structured, well-reasoned arguments. A recent study showed that 85% of Oxford undergraduates favored these demanding and time-intensive tutorials. Attending physicians who adopt a tutorial-based approach toward their students' notes would have a forum to teach clinical reasoning and emphasize the importance of written composition in medical practice.

  2. FORMANDO PROFESSORES: UMA HEURÍSTICA REFLEXIVA

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    Tania Gastão Saliés

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo reflete criticamente sobre a formação do professor de LE à luz da condição pós-método, com o intuito de contribuir para a ação de programas de formação.  Dentre outras questões, ilumina a importância de o professor em formação construir percepção sobre o contexto e de si próprio como agente da própria formação.  Para tal, primeiro trata de aspectos filosóficos presentes no contra-discurso da condição pós-método, em seguida destaca a conscientização sobre o papel do contexto no ensino-aprendizagem de línguas e finalmente  apresenta uma heurística reflexiva com potencial de guiar as ações dos cursos de formação.    

  3. 77 FR 839 - Pricing for 2011 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coins

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for 2011 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coins Agency: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the re-pricing of...

  4. 75 FR 17832 - Pricing for 2010 Lincoln One-Cent Coin Two-Roll Set

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for 2010 Lincoln One-Cent Coin Two-Roll Set AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the price of the...

  5. 77 FR 15457 - Pricing for the 2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the price of the...

  6. 76 FR 53717 - Pricing for the 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the re-pricing of...

  7. 76 FR 17485 - Pricing for America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Presentation Case

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin Presentation Case AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint...

  8. 78 FR 70414 - Pricing for the 2013 Coin and Chronicles Set-Theodore Roosevelt

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2013 Coin and Chronicles Set--Theodore Roosevelt AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing a price...

  9. 76 FR 33026 - Pricing for the 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2011 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the price of the...

  10. 76 FR 67799 - Pricing for the American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Set

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the American Eagle 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Set AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the...

  11. Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas psychrotolerans L19, isolated from copper alloy coins.

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    Santo, Christophe Espírito; Lin, Yanbing; Hao, Xiuli; Wei, Gehong; Rensing, Christopher; Grass, Gregor

    2012-03-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas psychrotolerans strain L19, isolated from a European 50-cent copper alloy coin. Multiple genes potentially involved in copper resistance were identified; however, it is unknown if these copper ion resistance determinants contribute to prolonged survival of this strain on dry metallic copper.

  12. The Ghanaian currency notes and coins: A medium of exchange for ...

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    The microbial load of the “old” and “new” Ghanaian Cedi notes and coins obtained from vari-ous sources in Cape Coast, Ghana was studied using the dilution plate technique between September 2005 - March 2006 and September 2008 - March 2009. Isolations were made on Mac-Conkey agar for coliforms and other ...

  13. The origin and chronology of medieval silver coins based on the analysis of chemical composition

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    Pańczyk Ewa

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Medieval Central Europe coins - the Saxon coins, also called as the Otto and Adelheid denarii, as well as the Polish ones, the Władysław Herman and Bolesław Śmiały coins - were examined to determine their provenance and dating. Their attribution and chronology often constitute a serious problem for historians and numismatists. For hundreds of years, coins were in uncontrolled conditions and in variable environment. Destructed and inhomogeneous surface were the effect of corrosion processes. Electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS, X-ray fluorescence (XRF analysis (energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF and total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF, and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS were applied. The results of these investigations are significant for our knowledge of the history of Central European coinage, especially of Polish coinage

  14. A case of fatal coin battery ingestion in a 2-year-old child

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    Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, V.; van Rijn, R. R.

    2010-01-01

    Foreign body aspiration is frequently encountered in young children, in the majority of cases it will not lead to an adverse outcome. However, in case of coin battery ingestion more serious adverse outcomes, including death, have been reported. We present a case with fatal outcome due to

  15. Does pizza prime coin? Perceptual priming in lexical decision and pronunciation.

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    D. Pecher (Diane); R. Zeelenberg (René); J.G.W. Raaijmakers (Jeroen)

    1998-01-01

    textabstractIn 6 experiments the authors investigated priming for perceptually related word pairs (i.e., words that refer to objects with the same shape such as pizza-coin), trying to replicate earlier findings by R. Schreuder et al (see record 1985-06198-001) while avoiding some of

  16. An entanglement-based protocol for strong coin tossing with bias 1/4

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    Colbeck, Roger

    2007-03-01

    In the literature, strong coin tossing protocols based on bit commitment have been proposed. Here we examine a protocol that instead tries to achieve the task by sharing entanglement securely. The protocol uses only qubits, and has bias 14. This is equal to the best known bias for bit commitment based schemes.

  17. The surface of 1-euro coins studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Gou, F.; Gleeson, M. A.; Villette, J.; Kleyn, S. E. F.; Kleyn, A. W.

    2004-03-01

    The two alloy surfaces (pill and ring) that are present on 1-euro coins have been studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Comparison is made between coins from general circulation and coin surfaces that have been subjected to a variety of cleaning and oxidation treatments. The concentrations and possible oxidation states of the metals (nickel, copper and zinc) at the surface were derived from analysis of the 2p 3/2 core levels. The surface atomic ratios measured for the pill and the ring parts of the euro coins were compared to the official bulk ratios. This study shows a clear nickel enrichment of both pill and ring surfaces. Nickel at surface seems to be present mainly in hydroxide form although the chloride form cannot be excluded. A small concentration of zinc was present on the surface of the pill, even though it is not present in the bulk alloy. Evidence of both nickel and zinc surface enrichment is observed for the ring. No surface enrichment is observed for the atomically clean or oxidized alloy surfaces over a 60-h time scale.

  18. The surface of 1-euro coins studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Gou, F.; Gleeson, M.A.; Villette, J.; Kleyn, S.E.F.; Kleyn, A.W

    2004-03-30

    The two alloy surfaces (pill and ring) that are present on 1-euro coins have been studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Comparison is made between coins from general circulation and coin surfaces that have been subjected to a variety of cleaning and oxidation treatments. The concentrations and possible oxidation states of the metals (nickel, copper and zinc) at the surface were derived from analysis of the 2p{sub 3/2} core levels. The surface atomic ratios measured for the pill and the ring parts of the euro coins were compared to the official bulk ratios. This study shows a clear nickel enrichment of both pill and ring surfaces. Nickel at surface seems to be present mainly in hydroxide form although the chloride form cannot be excluded. A small concentration of zinc was present on the surface of the pill, even though it is not present in the bulk alloy. Evidence of both nickel and zinc surface enrichment is observed for the ring. No surface enrichment is observed for the atomically clean or oxidized alloy surfaces over a 60-h time scale.

  19. Plasma cleaning of old Indian coin in H{sub 2}–Ar atmosphere

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    Pradhan, S.K., E-mail: skpradhan@immt.res.in; Jeevitha, M.; Singh, S.K.

    2015-12-01

    Highlights: • Plasma cleaning of old tarnished coin was achieved in a RF powered stage in H{sub 2}–Ar plasma. • The effectiveness of the cleaning process was established by EDS and Raman (fluorescence). • The relationship between RF bias voltage and pressure was established for process optimization. - Abstract: Cleaning of old metallic coins and artifacts is done to reveal the details which otherwise are buried under a tarnished and soiled surface. A tarnished Indian coin (25 Naye Paise 1960) was cleaned in H{sub 2}–Ar plasma to improve the surface details and to bring back the metallic shine. The plasma treatment was performed in an evacuated reactor with an RF powered stage with a maximum power of 50 W. The original tarnished old coin became shiny and brighter after treatment in the plasma for a few hours. To understand the plasma cleaning process, various process parameters such as reactor pressure, gas flow rates and stage temperature characteristics have been studied. The ideal plasma cleaning can be achieved with 50% H{sub 2} in the pressure range of 20–100 mTorr.

  20. From Coins to Big Bucks: The Evolution of General-Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards

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    Bennett, Jeannette N.

    2015-01-01

    Prepaid cards were invented to solve a problem: replacing coin usage in pay telephones. Since then, prepaid cards have evolved into a huge competitive market for general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards. Read more about GPR prepaid cards in the inaugural edition of Page One Economics Focus on Finance.

  1. Training and Organization for COIN Conflicts: A Historic Perspective With Contemporary Applications

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    2010-12-01

    Civilian Irregular Defense Group CMTC Combined Maneuver Training Center COCOM (Geographic) Combatant Command COIN Counterinsurgency COP Combat...a mobile battlefield. Within the complex, dynamic conditions and threat profiles of future OEs, the squadron is essential to successful Army and...Opposite under the striking red and green banner of Islam, the enemy preached racial hatred and religious fanaticism, the arbitrary terrorism of

  2. Experimental investigation on cleaning of corroded ancient coins using a Nd:YAG laser

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    Zhu, Huazhong; Lu, Jian; Ni, Xiaowu; Shen, Zhonghua

    2017-05-01

    The objective of the work reported is to study experimentally on the removal of corrosion layer from the ancient coins using laser beam as the conservation tool. With the use of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser radiation at 1064 nm, dry laser cleaning, steam laser cleaning and chemical-assisted laser cleaning were used to find out a more suitable and efficient laser treatment for corrosion removal. Cleaning tests were performed on ancient Chinese coins. Experimental results shows that the dry laser cleaning was not successful at removing all types of corrosion crust. It was possible to remove the outer thicker layer of the corrosion products (typically known as patina), but failed on the thinner layer of cuprite. The steam laser cleaning could decrease the initial removal threshold and improve the removal efficiency especially for the oxidation with powdery structure. As for chemical-assisted laser treatment, the cleaning results demonstrate that the combination of laser and chemical reagent could provide a considerable improvement in corrosion removal compared with the conventional laser treatments. Most of the corrosion contaminant was stripped, even the cuprite layer. Moreover, no secondary pollution was formed on the cleaned surface. X-ray fluorescence was applied to determine the variation of composition of surface layer and bulk metal before and after the coins cleaned. It shows that all of the three laser treatments were efficient to reduce the chlorine concentration on the surface of the coins more than 75%.

  3. Professor Gender, Age, and “Hotness” in Influencing College Students’ Generation and Interpretation of Professor Ratings

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    Sara L. Sohr-Preston

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Undergraduate psychology students rated expectations of a bogus professor (randomly designated a man or woman and hot versus not hot based on an online rating and sample comments as found on RateMyProfessors.com (RMP. Five professor qualities were derived using principal components analysis (PCA: dedication, attractiveness, enhancement, fairness, and clarity. Participants rated current psychology professors on the same qualities. Current professors were divided based on gender (man or woman, age (under 35 or 35 and older, and attractiveness (at or below the median or above the median. Using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA, students expected hot professors to be more attractive but lower in clarity. They rated current professors as lowest in clarity when a man and 35 or older. Current professors were rated significantly lower in dedication, enhancement, fairness, and clarity when rated at or below the median on attractiveness. Results, with previous research, suggest numerous factors, largely out of professors’ control, influencing how students interpret and create professor ratings. Caution is therefore warranted in using online ratings to select courses or make hiring and promotion decisions.

  4. Professor Gender, Age, and “Hotness” in Influencing College Students’ Generation and Interpretation of Professor Ratings

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    Sara L. Sohr-Preston

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Undergraduate psychology students rated expectations of a bogus professor (randomly designated a man or woman and hot versus not hot based on an online rating and sample comments as found on RateMyProfessors.com (RMP. Five professor qualities were derived using principal components analysis (PCA: dedication, attractiveness, enhancement, fairness, and clarity. Participants rated current psychology professors on the same qualities. Current professors were divided based on gender (man or woman, age (under 35 or 35 and older, and attractiveness (at or below the median or above the median. Using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA, students expected hot professors to be more attractive but lower in clarity. They rated current professors as lowest in clarity when a man and 35 or older. Current professors were rated significantly lower in dedication, enhancement, fairness, and clarity when rated at or below the median on attractiveness. Results, with previous research, suggest numerous factors, largely out of professors’ control, influencing how students interpret and create professor ratings. Caution is therefore warranted in using online ratings to select courses or make hiring and promotion decisions. 

  5. Institutional Support for the Virtual Professor

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    Tom JONES

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Academics who hold positions at single-mode, distance education institutions are presently being hampered by an adherence to a long-standing set of protocols (specific office location, face-to-face meetings that were put in place when the conventional post-secondary was the norm. With the advent of a powerful merging of personal computers and the internet, a shift from those protocols to one of support for the virtual professor is in the offing, to the benefit of both the professoriate and the student. A key factor in this shift is the degree and quality of institutional support that will allow these changes to take place. This paper focuses on a number of the key factors that will have to be addressed if this new type of distance education academic is to function effectively.

  6. Silver and tin plating as medieval techniques of producing counterfeit coins and their identification by means of micro-XRF

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    Hložek, M.; Trojek, T.

    2017-08-01

    Archaeological surveys and metal detector prospecting yield a great amount of coins from the medieval period. Naturally, some of these are counterfeit which an experienced numismatist can determine without using chemical methods. The production of counterfeit coins in the middle ages took place in castles, caves or other remote areas where waste from this activity can still be found today - copper sheets, technical ceramics and counterfeit coins. Until recently, it has been assumed that medieval counterfeit coins are made by silver-plating copper blanks using an amalgam. However, the performed analyses reveal that there are many more techniques of counterfeiting of coins. Other techniques were based on e.g. tin amalgam plating of the blanks or alloying so-called white metal with silver-like appearance from which the coins were minted. Current chemical analyses indicate that the coins were often tinned by hot dipping with no amalgamation. Micro-X-ray fluorescence analysis has been chosen as a suitable non-destructive method to identify present chemical elements in investigated artifacts and to quantify their concentrations. In addition, a quick technique telltale the plating was applied. This technique utilizes the detected fluorescence ratio Kα/Kβ of copper, which is the main ingredient of a lot of historical metallic materials.

  7. Students' Needs Analysis in an EFL Program for University Professors

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    Bedoya, Paula Andrea; Valencia, Luz María; Montoya, Juan Carlos

    2016-01-01

    This study sets out to investigate professors' needs from an English as a foreign language program in a public university regarding demands, interests, and lacks based on the methodology of needs analysis. Data collected through a survey, focus groups, and individual interviews showed that professors need to meet the institutional language policy…

  8. Rate My Professor: Online Evaluations of Psychology Instructors

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    Silva, Kathleen M.; Silva, Francisco J.; Quinn, Megan A.; Draper, Jill N.; Cover, Kimberly R.; Munoff, Alison A.

    2008-01-01

    We analyzed students' ratings and comments of their psychology instructors that were posted on RateMyProfessors.com and RateMyProfessors.ca to determine which features of a course and an instructor evoked the most positive and negative reactions. A content analysis of students' comments showed that instructors' characteristics(e.g., enthusiastic,…

  9. More Colleges Offer Part-Time Options for Professors

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    Wilson, Robin

    2008-01-01

    The University of California campuses are among a small but growing number of research universities adopting new policies--or reinvigorating old ones--that allow tenure-track and tenured professors to work part time. Typically, professors interested in scaling back their work want more time to care for young children, a sick relative, or an aging…

  10. Child Rearing as a Career Impediment to Women Assistant Professors.

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    Finkel, Susan Kolker; Olswang, Steven G.

    1996-01-01

    Over 40% of women assistant professors in a recent survey (n=124) identified publishing, teaching, committees, and "time required by children" as serious impediments to achieving tenure, many more than reported sexual harassment and sexism as serious obstacles. Policy changes that will accommodate women professors' time commitments to…

  11. Do Professors Have Customer-Based Brand Equity?

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    Jillapalli, Ravi K.; Jillapalli, Regina

    2014-01-01

    This research endeavors to understand whether certain professors have customer-based brand equity (CBBE) in the minds of students. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to conceptualize, develop, and empirically test a model of customer-based professor brand equity. Survey data gathered from 465 undergraduate business students were used to…

  12. Academic Labor Markets and Assistant Professors' Employment Outcomes

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    Hargens, Lowell L.

    2012-01-01

    Using data for 638 assistant professors who joined graduate sociology departments between 1975 and 1992, I examine the claim that when the labor market for new doctorates is weak, assistant professors experience less favorable employment outcomes than when that labor market is strong. Surprisingly, I find that those hired during the weak…

  13. Effects of Social Support on Professors' Work Stress

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    Moeller, Christin; Chung-Yan, Greg A.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how various types of workplace social support from different support sources interact with occupational stressors to predict the psychological well-being of university professors. Design/method/approach: A total of 99 full-time professors participated via an online or paper questionnaire. Findings:…

  14. Mentoring by the Community College Professor: One Role among Many

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    Galbraith, Michael; James, Waynne

    2004-01-01

    The process of mentorship in relationship to the community college professor and the potential to improve and enhance the teaching and learning process is explored in this article. This article suggests that not all community college professors are psychological or intellectually disposed to being or becoming a good mentor. It is put forth that…

  15. 26 CFR 521.114 - Visiting professors or teachers.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 19 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Visiting professors or teachers. 521.114... of Denmark and of Danish Corporations § 521.114 Visiting professors or teachers. Under Article XIV of... States for the purpose of teaching, lecturing, or instructing at any university, college, school, or...

  16. Mental Health Assessment in Professors' Training in Two Chilean Universities

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    Ossa, Carlos J.; Quintana, Ingrid M.; Rodriguez, Felipe F.

    2015-01-01

    This study analyzed the evaluation of professors of pedagogy and directors programs, about the importance of mental health in vocational training, and factors that might influence this valuation. The methodology includes participation of 17 academicians (professors and belonging to the managerial staff) of two universities in southern Chile. A…

  17. Differentiated Instruction: Are University Reading Professors Implementing It?

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    Williams-Black, Thea Hayes; Bailey, Jennifer P.; Lawson, Pamela D. Coleman

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative study surveyed university professors of literacy education to explore "how" and "if" they modeled differentiated instruction in their own college classrooms. A survey in questionnaire format on "how" and "if" University Reading Professors differentiate instruction was sent to a purposeful…

  18. University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University (Part 2)

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    Kolmos, Anette; Krogh, Lone

    2003-01-01

    In issue 1-2003, Anette Kolmos and Lone Krogh reported on the two-semester study course " University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University (DK)". Now, in part 2, they are adressing guidelines for supervison and advising of assistant professors in the university teacher education...

  19. Student and Professor Gender Effects in Introductory Business Statistics

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    Haley, M. Ryan; Johnson, Marianne F.; Kuennen, Eric W.

    2007-01-01

    Studies have yielded highly mixed results as to differences in male and female student performance in statistics courses; the role that professors play in these differences is even less clear. In this paper, we consider the impact of professor and student gender on student performance in an introductory business statistics course taught by…

  20. In commemoration of professor V.P. Karpov

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    Semyonova L.S.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This article is about professor Karpov V.P., a prominent scientist, first rector of Yekaterinoslav Medical Academy. Biography of a great investigator, his main achievements in the area of histology, biology, theory and history of medicine was studied. Professor Karpov V.P. always combined his great scientific, organizational and research work with social activity. Monographs of professor Karpov V.P. and conferences organized by him were of great importance in the solution of such new problems as theary of microscope and cell amitosis. Professor Karpov is a founder of a large school of histology. Thanks to his active participation and personal guidance, in 1917 department of histology was founded in Yekaterinoslav Medical Institute. The author of the article has analyzed Hippocrates` works translated into Russian by professor Karpov V.P. and pointed out their significance for modern medical science and practice.

  1. Professor I I Glass A Tribute and Memorial

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    Igra, Ozer

    2013-01-01

    The book provides personal memories along with description of scientific works written by ex-graduate students and research associates of the late Professor Glass. The described research work covers a wide range of shock wave phenomena, resulting from seeds planted by Professor Glass. Professor Glass was born in Poland in 1918. He immigrated together with his parents to Canada at the age of 12 and received all his professional education at the University of Toronto, Canada. He became a world recognized expert in shock wave phenomena, and during his 45 years of active research he supervised more than 125 master and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting research associates. In this book seven of his past students/research-associates describe their personal memories of Professor Glass and present some of their investigations in shock wave phenomena which sprung from their past work with Professor Glass. Specifically, these investigations include underwater shock waves, shock/bubble interaction, m...

  2. OBITUARY: Professor Jan Evetts in memoriam

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    Dew-Hughes, David; Campbell, Archie; Glowacki, Bartek

    2005-11-01

    It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jan Evetts, who lost his second battle with cancer on 18 August 2005. In 1988 he was appointed Founding Editor of this journal where his leadership created the foundation upon which its success rests today. He made an outstanding series of contributions to the science of superconductivity and to the understanding of superconducting materials, and was an indefatigable champion of the development of applications of superconductivity. The loss to the scientific community is incalculable, as is attested by the many communications received from colleagues throughout the world. Professor Jan Edgar Evetts (1939-2005) Professor Jan Edgar Evetts (1939-2005) Jan was born on 31 March 1939, and attended the Dragon School in Oxford, and later Haileybury. He was awarded an exhibition to read Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1958 and took his BA degree in 1961. He then undertook a Certificate of Postgraduate Study in Physics under the supervision of Professor Neville Mott. He was the first student to undertake this newly-instituted course; the title of his thesis was `The Resistance of Transition Metals'. In 1962 he joined David Dew-Hughes' embryonic superconducting materials research group, along with Archie Campbell and Anant Narlikar. In fact it was Jan's enthusiasm for the proposed course of research that helped convince David that he should follow Professor Alan Cottrell's suggestion to apply metallurgical methodology to the study of the factors that controlled critical current density in the type II superconductors that were then under development for applications in magnets. Competing theories for the critical current density at that time were fine filaments or `Mendelssohn Sponge' versus the pinning of Abrikosov quantized vortices. The results of the group's work, to which Jan made a major contribution, came down heavily in favour of the latter theory. Jan's outstanding characteristic was his

  3. From non-Abelian anyons to quantum computation to coin-flipping by telephone

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    Mochon, Carlos

    Following their divorce, Alice and Bob would like to split some of their possessions by flipping a coin. Unwilling to meet in person, and without a trusted third party, they must figure out a scheme to flip the coin over a telephone that guarantees that neither party can cheat. The preceding scenario is the traditional definition of two-party coin-flipping. In a classical setting, without limits on the available computational power, one player can always guarantee a coin-flipping victory by cheating. However, by employing quantum communication it is possible to guarantee, with only information-theoretic assumptions, that neither party can win by cheating, with a probability greater than two thirds. Along with the description of such a protocol, this thesis derives a tight lower bound on the bias for a large family of quantum weak coin-flipping protocols, proving such a protocol optimal within the family. The protocol described herein is an improvement and generalization of one examined by Spekkens and Rudolph. The key steps of the analysis involve Kitaev's description of quantum coin-flipping as a semidefinite program whose dual problem provides a certificate that upper bounds the amount of cheating for each party. In order for such quantum protocols to be viable, though, a number of practical obstacles involving the communication and processing of quantum information must be resolved. In the second half of this thesis, a scheme for processing quantum information is presented, which uses non-abelian anyons that are the magnetic and electric excitations of a discrete-group quantum gauge theory. In particular, the connections between group structure and computational power are examined, generalizing previous work by Kitaev, Ogburn and Preskill. Anyon based computation has the advantage of being topological, which exponentially suppresses the rate of decoherence and the errors associated with the elementary quantum gates. Though no physical systems with such

  4. Impacto vocal de professores Teachers' vocal impact

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    Adriana Ricarte

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: analisar o impacto vocal nas atividades diárias em professores do ensino médio. Correlacionar os achado da auto-percepção do problema vocal com os aspectos: efeitos no trabalho, na comunicação diária, na comunicação social e na sua emoção. MÉTODOS: a amostra foi constituída por 107 professores, sendo 86 com queixa e 21 sem queixa, selecionados em escolas da rede particular de ensino de Maceió-AL. Cada professor respondeu individualmente o protocolo Perfil Participação em Atividades Vocais na presença da pesquisadora, assinalando suas respostas em uma escala visual que varia de 0 a 10. O protocolo é composto por 28 questões com a presença integrada em cinco aspectos englobados para avaliar a qualidade de vida e o resultado de tratamentos vocais. O protocolo oferece, ainda, dois escores adicionais: pontuação de limitação nas atividades (PLA e de restrição de participação (PRP. RESULTADOS: na comparação dos grupos com e sem queixa vocal foram verificados que todos os resultados foram estatisticamente significantes (pPURPOSE: to analyze the vocal impact in the daily activities on high-school teachers. Correlate the finding of the auto-perception on the vocal problem with the following aspects: effects in the work, daily communication, social communication and, its emotion METHODS: the sample consisted of 107 teachers, 86 with and 21 with no complaint, selected from private teaching schools in Maceió-AL. Each teacher answered individually the Protocol for Voice Activity Participation Profile in the presence of the researcher, noting their responses on a visual scale ranging from 0 to 10. The protocol is composed of 28 questions with the presence integrated in five aspects to evaluate the quality of life and the result of vocal treatments. The protocol offers, still, two additional scores: punctuation of limitation in the activities (PLA and restriction of participation (PRP. RESULTS: comparing the groups with

  5. A practical study for Treatment and Conservation a group of Silver Coins from Dhamar Regional Museum, Dhamar, Yemen

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    Mohamed M. Megahed

    2014-01-01

    ... to understand the corrosive factors and the degradation mechanisms , cleaning the group of coins from the superficial dirt and the corrosion products in order to discover as much as possible the surface...

  6. Silver/oxygen depth profile in coins by using laser ablation, mass quadrupole spectrometer and X-rays fluorescence

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    Cutroneo, M.; Torrisi, L.; Caridi, F.; Sayed, R.; Gentile, C.; Mondio, G.; Serafino, T.; Castrizio, E. D.

    2013-05-01

    Silver coins belonging to different historical periods were investigated to determine the Ag/O atomic ratio depth profiles. Laser ablation has been employed to remove, in high vacuum, the first superficial layers of the coins. Mass quadrupole spectrometry has been used to detect the Ag and the O atomic elements vaporized from the coin surface. The depth profile allowed to determine the thickness of the oxidation layer indicating that, in general, it is high in old coins. A complementary technique, using scanning electron microscope and the associated XRF microprobe, have been devoted to confirm the measurements of Ag/O atomic ratio measured with the laser-coupled mass spectrometry. The oxidation layer thicknesses range between about 25 and 250 microns.

  7. Discrete-time quantum walk with feed-forward quantum coin

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    Shikano, Yutaka; Wada, Tatsuaki; Horikawa, Junsei

    2014-01-01

    Constructing a discrete model like a cellular automaton is a powerful method for understanding various dynamical systems. However, the relationship between the discrete model and its continuous analogue is, in general, nontrivial. As a quantum-mechanical cellular automaton, a discrete-time quantum walk is defined to include various quantum dynamical behavior. Here we generalize a discrete-time quantum walk on a line into the feed-forward quantum coin model, which depends on the coin state of the previous step. We show that our proposed model has an anomalous slow diffusion characterized by the porous-medium equation, while the conventional discrete-time quantum walk model shows ballistic transport. PMID:24651053

  8. Perforated coins from graves at the Viminacium necropolis of Više Grobalja

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A common problem that occurs when interpreting finds of perforated Roman coins is whether they had been perforated in Roman times or later. Hence, the specimens that originate from an undisturbed archaeological context, as is the case with finds from the Viminacium necropolis of Više Grobalja, are indispensable. A total of 47 perforated coins were discovered: 31 with a single and 16 with three perforations. The analysis of the context of the finds, in some specimens, allows the confident assertion that they had constituted a part of jewellery. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 47018: IRS - Viminacium, Roman city and military legion camp - research of the material and non-material culture of inhabitants using the latest technologies of remote detection, geophysics, GIS, digitalisation and 3D visualisation

  9. Silver surface enrichment controlled by simultaneous RBS for reliable PIXE analysis of ancient coins

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    Beck, L. [Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musees de France (C2RMF) - Palais du Louvre, Porte des Lions, 14 Quai Francois Mitterrand, 75001 Paris (France); INSTN/UESMS - CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)], E-mail: lucile.beck@culture.fr; Alloin, E. [Pole d' Archeologie Interdepartemental Rhenan - 2 Allee Thomas Edison ZA Sud - CIRSUD, 67600 Selestat (France); Berthier, C.; Reveillon, S. [INSTN/UESMS - CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France); Costa, V. [Institut de Restauration et de Recherches Archeologiques et Paleometallurgiques (IRRAP), 60200 Compiegne (France)

    2008-05-15

    Evidence of silver surface enrichment of ancient silver-copper coins has been pointed out in the past years. Surface enrichment can be fortuitous or intentional. In this paper, we have investigated the cleaning procedures usually performed after excavation or in museums. We have shown that chemicals or commercial products routinely used dissolve preferentially the copper phase and consequently contribute to the silver surface enrichment. As a result, surface analyses such as PIXE or XRF can be strongly affected by this effect. By using simultaneously RBS and PIXE, it is possible to check through the silver surface enrichment and then select the reliable measurements, characteristic of the bulk composition. Results on coins recently discovered and mechanically or chemically cleaned are presented.

  10. Silver surface enrichment controlled by simultaneous RBS for reliable PIXE analysis of ancient coins

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    Beck, L.; Alloin, E.; Berthier, C.; Réveillon, S.; Costa, V.

    2008-05-01

    Evidence of silver surface enrichment of ancient silver-copper coins has been pointed out in the past years. Surface enrichment can be fortuitous or intentional. In this paper, we have investigated the cleaning procedures usually performed after excavation or in museums. We have shown that chemicals or commercial products routinely used dissolve preferentially the copper phase and consequently contribute to the silver surface enrichment. As a result, surface analyses such as PIXE or XRF can be strongly affected by this effect. By using simultaneously RBS and PIXE, it is possible to check through the silver surface enrichment and then select the reliable measurements, characteristic of the bulk composition. Results on coins recently discovered and mechanically or chemically cleaned are presented.

  11. CoinCalc -- A new R package for quantifying simultaneities of event series

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    Siegmund, Jonathan F; Donner, Reik V

    2016-01-01

    We present the new R package CoinCalc for performing event coincidence analysis (ECA), a novel statistical method to quantify the simultaneity of events contained in two series of observations, either as simultaneous or lagged coincidences within a user-specific temporal tolerance window. The package also provides different analytical as well as surrogate-based significance tests (valid under different assumptions about the nature of the observed event series) as well as an intuitive visualization of the identified coincidences. We demonstrate the usage of CoinCalc based on two typical geoscientific example problems addressing the relationship between meteorological extremes and plant phenology as well as that between soil properties and land cover.

  12. Zinc toxicity from massive and prolonged coin ingestion in an adult.

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    Pawa, Swati; Khalifa, Ahmad J; Ehrinpreis, Murray N; Schiffer, Charles A; Siddiqui, Firdous A

    2008-11-01

    Acquired copper deficiency anemia is rare in humans. This report describes a 38-year-old schizophrenic man with metal pica, especially coins, who presented with symptomatic anemia. Two hundred seventy-five coins were surgically removed from the gastrointestinal tract of this patient during the course of his hospitalization. Some of the post-1981 pennies, which consist primarily of zinc, showed severe corrosion because of their prolonged contact with acidic gastric juice. The patient presented with clinical manifestations consistent with the local corrosive as well as the systemic effects of zinc intoxication. His treatment and outcome are presented. The effects of zinc intoxication on hematologic and other organ systems and on copper absorption are discussed.

  13. Remote Education Using Web Conference System in a Company of Coin Parking Business

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    Yoshioka, Yoshio; Mito, Hiroyuki; Azuma, Kouji

    Maintenance jobs at coin parking places (CP) are very important for keeping trouble free operation. Such maintenance jobs include special inspection at the initiation of new CP and ordinal maintenance works. In order to level up the skill of maintenance people in the company, education of the basic knowlege of electricity, facility and maintenance skills are required. We made an original text for maintenance people, and practiced education by use of web conference system, because they are distributed in whole country, This paper describes a content of text on fundamental knowledge of electricity, facility of coin parking system and trouble experiences, and also a practice of remote education using web conference system. Problems of remote education which were found by practice and the future education plan of practical skill are also described.

  14. In Memory of Professor Mohammad Hossein Salehi 1941-2014

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    Reza Bagheri

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Unfortunately, last winter, we lost one of the leaders of Radiotherpy-Oncology in Iran, Professor Mohammad Hossein Salehi. He was an excellent teacher, a supportive friend and an experienced physician.Professor Salehi was born on April 21, 1941 in Shirvan. After graduating from high school, he continued his education in Mashhad Medical School. In 1968 he completed Medical School and began the Residency Program of Radiology in Mashhad Medical School. Soon after, due to the lack of Radiotherapists in Mashhad and his eager to set up a Radiotherapy services in Mashhad, Dr. Salehi moved to England. He passed the Residency of Radiotherapy from 1972 to 1975 in the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and earned his Diploma in Medical Radiotherapy (D.M.R.T from the England Royal College and finished his fellowship ( F.R.C.R. After moving back to Iran in the same year and acquiring the Iranian National Board of Radiology, he started to work as Assistant Professor of Radiotherapy in Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He arranged and established the first Radiotherapy Department in Mashhad in 1976. He was the Head of Radiotherapy-Oncology Department from 1976 to 2006.He was appointed as Associate Professor and after Professor of Radiotherapy-Oncology in 1985 and 1993, respectively. Professor Salehi was an active member of the Iranian National Board of Radiotherapy for 30 years. He was awarded as” The Best Professor “for 3 times.Beside his valuable clinical and educational activities, he was interested in medical research. He has published more than 20 articles and supervised about 25 theses. After 40 years continuous activity, Professor Salehi was retired in 2010. Unfortunately Professor Salehi passed away on January 23, 2014 after a four-year battle with metastatic colon cancer. His strength, wisdom, guidance and kindness will be missed by all who knew him.

  15. Interview with Professor Karl-Heinz Mehlan.

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    Neumann, H G

    1991-09-01

    Professor Karl-Heinz Mehlan, one of the founding fathers of German family planning in the post WWII area, celebrated his 75th birthday of July 18, 1991. The celebration took place in Rostock and Dr. Mehlan was in the best of health. As part of the occasion, Dr. Hans-Georg Neumann conducted an interview with Dr. Mehlan about the beginnings of family planning in what was then the Soviet occupied zone of Germany as well as its further development up to the present day. In the course of the interview Dr. Mehlan discussed the history of abortion in East Germany during the period of recovery immediately after WWII. He related his experiences working as a general practitioner in Calau and the committees he served on that were related to the study and delivery of abortion. During this time there were 80,000 recorded cases. After this he went to Berlin to the Institut fur Sozialmedizin der Chartie to write about the Calau experience. This was the 1st time that the abortion problem was discussed in German in a scientific context. He studied mortality, morbidity, and after effects.

  16. Coin-shaped epithelial lesions following an acute attack of erythema multiforme minor with confocal microscopy findings

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    Babu Kalpana; Murthy Vinay; Akki Veeresh; Prabhakaran Venkatesh; Murthy K

    2010-01-01

    We report an interesting ocular finding of bilateral multiple coin-shaped epithelial lesions along with the confocal microscopy findings in a patient following an acute attack of erythema multiforme (EM) minor. A 30-year-old male presented with a history of watering and irritation in both eyes of three days duration. He was diagnosed to have EM minor and was on oral acyclovir. Slit-lamp examination revealed multiple coin-shaped epithelial lesions. Confocal microscopy showed a corresponding co...

  17. Editorial: A dedication to Professor Jan Evetts

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    Weber, Harald; Dew-Hughes, David; Campbell, Archie; Barber, Zoe; Somekh, Rob; Glowacki, Bartek

    2006-03-01

    A few days before the beginning of the 7th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity we learned that Professor Jan Evetts, a pioneer of superconductor research, a brilliant scientist, a wonderful person and a great personal friend, had passed away. We therefore decided to dedicate the 7th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity to the memory of Jan Evetts. The following citation is based on material provided by his former supervisor (D Dew-Hughes) and his closest co-workers in Cambridge. Professor Jan Edgar Evetts (1939-2005) Professor Jan Edgar Evetts (1939-2005) Jan Evetts passed away after losing his second battle with cancer on 24th August 2005. He made an outstanding series of contributions to the science of superconductivity and to the understanding of superconducting materials and was an indefatigable champion of the development of applications of superconductivity. The loss to the superconductivity community is incalculable, as attested by the many communications received from colleagues throughout the world. Jan was born on 31 March 1939, and attended the Dragon School in Oxford, and later Haileybury. He was awarded an exhibition to read Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He entered the college in 1958 and took his BA degree in 1961. He then undertook a Certificate of Postgraduate Study in Physics under the supervision of Professor Neville Mott. He was the first student to undertake this newly-instituted course; the title of his thesis was `The Resistance of Transition Metals'. In 1962 he joined David Dew-Hughes' superconducting materials research group, along with Archie Campbell and Anant Narlikar. In fact it was Jan's enthusiasm for the proposed course of research that helped convince David that he should follow Professor Alan Cottrell's suggestion to apply metallurgical methodology to the study of the factors that controlled critical current density in the type II superconductors that were then under development for

  18. The Coin Conundrum: The Future of Counterinsurgency and U.S. Land Power

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    support with small-unit, anti-guerrilla op- erations. U.S. Army contingents in local villages built schools, improved sanitation, and inoculated children ...between him and the threat of ter- rorism. In the climate of heightened anxiety following 9/11, however, even a small risk that the Iraqis had or...and U.S. Strategy. This monograph focuses on U.S. military pre- paredness to meet unconventional threats. Critics of COIN should breathe easier

  19. Deterrence in the Human Domain: A COIN Framework to Deterring Unconventional Warfare in Shaping Operations

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    problems of conflicts that impact the human domain, focusing largely on government-to-government relations or shaping military operational conditions .35...Deterrence in the Human Domain: A COIN Framework to Deterring Unconventional Warfare in Shaping Operations A Monograph by MAJ Matthew P...YYYY) 05-25-2017 2. REPORT TYPE Master’s Thesis 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) JUN 2016 – MAY 2017 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Deterrence in the Human

  20. The analysis of volatility of gold coin price fluctuations in Iran using ARCH & VAR models

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    Younos Vakilolroaya

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate the changes in gold price and modeling of its return volatility and conditional variance model. The study gathers daily prices of gold coins as the dependent variable and the price of gold in world market, the price of oil in OPEC, exchange rate USD to IRR and index of Tehran Stock Exchange from March 2007 to July 2013 and using ARCH family models and VAR methods, the study analysis the data. The study first examines whether the data are stationary or not and then it reviews the household stability, Arch and Garch models. The proposed study investigates the causality among variables, selects different factors, which could be blamed of uncertainty in the coin return. The results indicate that the effect of sudden changes of standard deviation and after a 14-day period disappears and gold price goes back to its initial position. In addition, in this study we observe the so-called leverage effect in Iran’s Gold coin market, which means the good news leads to more volatility in futures market than bad news in an equal size. Finally, the result of analysis of variance implies that in the short-term, a large percentage change in uncertainty of the coin return is due to changes in the same factors and volatility of stock returns in the medium term, global gold output, oil price and exchange rate fluctuation to some extent will show the impact. In the long run, the effects of parameters are more evident.

  1. FIVE UNPUBLISHED COINS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND HIS SUCCESSORS IN THE RHODES UNIVERSITY COLLECTION

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    J.D. Snowball; W.D. Snowball

    2012-01-01

    The article briefly discusses the economic and political significance of the Alexander III (“the Great”) type silver tetradrachm and publishes three of his coins currently held by the Rhodes University Classics Museum. Based on stylistic elements, they are classified as from the Amphipolis and Arados mints and were probably minted during his lifetime. Two further tetradrachms from the empires of Alexander’s successors, Ptolemy II and Seleucus IV, are also published.

  2. Experimental results of UV laser cleaning on a silver Carlino coin

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    Buccolieri, A.; Buccolieri, G.; Castellano, A.; Lorusso, A.; Nassisi, V.

    2010-10-01

    Silver artefacts and particularly ancient silver artefacts present the serious problem of turning black due to ambient contamination. The black colour is the consequence of a layer forming on the surface made of acanthite and jalpaite; both compounds are sulphur composts. Recently, a UV laser cleaning technique has demonstrated to be very promising in the processing of cultural artefacts. To operate on artefacts without contaminating the bulk, we first determined the laser fluence threshold of the bulk; second, we controlled the surface compounds, and finally we operated the laser irradiation. In this work, we utilised certified silver and silver/copper samples in order to perform preliminary studies. The threshold fluences we found were 780 and 510 mJ/cm2 for the pure Ag and for the Ag/Cu alloy, respectively. The jalpaite concentration on the Ag/Cu sample increased after a laser dose of 25 J/cm2, whereas for a higher laser dose its value lowered, pointing out that complex processes take part during the laser application. We successfully applied the technique on a Carlino coin made of silver coined in 1689 under King Carlo II. The analyses were performed by two different techniques that are able to find the percentage of elements and the chemical compounds: the energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence and the X-ray diffractometer spectrometer. We found that the sulphur concentration decreased upon the increase of the laser dose. Operating on the coin up to a dose of 280 J/cm2, the sulphur concentration deceased by up to 20%, while the coin looks clearer just after 50 J/cm2.

  3. A CHARACTERIZATION OF COINS FROM THE NAJRAN HOARD, SAUDI ARABIA, PRIOR TO CONSERVATION

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    Abdulnaser AL-ZAHRANI; Ghoniem, Mohamed

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the results of scientific examinations and analyses carried out on the archaeological coins discovered in Najran, Saudi Arabia. Optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to investigate morphological corrosion features, to clear the nature of the patina and to analyze the elementary composition. Morphologically, it was revealed that there are reniform, coral reef and de...

  4. COINS: An innovative informatics and neuroimaging tool suite built for large heterogeneous datasets

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The availability of well-characterized neuroimaging data with large numbers of subjects, especially for clinical populations, is critical to advancing our understanding of the healthy and diseased brain. Such data enables questions to be answered in a much more generalizable manner and also has the potential to yield solutions derived from novel methods that were conceived after the original studies' implementation. Though there is currently growing interest in data sharing, the neuroimaging community has been struggling for years with how to best encourage sharing data across brain imaging studies. With the advent of studies that are much more consistent across sites (e.g., resting fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and structural imaging the potential of pooling data across studies continues to gain momentum.At the Mind Research Network (MRN, we have developed the COllaborative Informatics and Neuroimaging Suite (COINS; http://coins.mrn.org to provide researchers with an information system based on an open-source model that includes web-based tools to manage studies, subjects, imaging, clinical data and other assessments. The system currently hosts data from 9 institutions, over 300 studies, over 14,000 subjects, and over 19,000 MRI, MEG, and EEG scan sessions in addition to more than 180,000 clinical assessments. In this paper we provide a description of COINS with comparison to a valuable and popular system known as XNAT. Although there are many similarities between COINS and other electronic data management systems, the differences that may concern researchers in the context of multi-site, multi-organizational data-sharing environments with intuitive ease of use and PHI security are emphasized as important attributes.

  5. Professor M.K. Vainu Bappu (1927-82)

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    West, R. M.

    1982-12-01

    It was with great sadness that we received the news of the death, on 19 August 1982, of Professor M.K.V. Bappu, President of the International Astronomical Union and Director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. Professor Bappu was spending a few months with ESO in Munich, doing research within solar and stellar spectroscopy and at the same time preparing for the XVIIIth IAU General Assembly. A heart ailment necessitated a major surgical intervention, which was apparently successful. Howeyer, post-operative complications set in, and after a heroic struggle, assisted by the foremost medical expertise, Professor Bappu expired in the early evening of 19 August.

  6. Professor perceptions of college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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    Vance, Teresa Ann; Weyandt, Lisa

    2008-01-01

    From April to June 2005, the authors investigated professor perceptions of college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 253 participants completed the ADHD Beliefs Survey-Revised, a 40-question survey measuring professor perceptions of ADHD. Analysis of variance measured false and reasonable beliefs related to ADHD. Results indicated that professors with differing levels of education, years of teaching experience, colleges in the university or community college, previous experiences with a student with ADHD, and ADHD training did not differ significantly in perceptions regarding general ADHD knowledge or college students with ADHD.

  7. Analysis of medieval Serbian silver coins from XIV and XV century by means of wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometry

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    Gržetić, Ivan [University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Orlić, Jovana, E-mail: jovanaorlic@chem.bg.ac.rs [Innovation Centre of Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Radić, Vesna [National Museum in Belgrade, Department of Numismatic, Trg Republike 1a, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Radić, Milica [Innovation Centre of Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia); Ilijević, Konstantin [University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia)

    2016-01-01

    X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is known as excellent nondestructive technique for analysis of artifacts, in our case, medieval numismatic coins. Collections of 30 silver coins, owned by National Museum in Belgrade, were investigated during our research. Coins from the historical period from 1389 to 1458 belong to the reign of two Serbian rulers, Stefan Lazarević and Đurđe Branković. The aim of this study was to determine elemental composition of silver coins and to characterize alloys from which the coins were minted. The dominant elements detected in all coins were Ag, Cu, Zn and Pb. In some coins Fe, Si and S were detected as well. Results from quantitative analysis shows that the content of Ag in all investigated silver coins exceed 90%, except in two coins that were assumed to be forged. The concentration of Cu ranged from 3% to 5%, and the contents of Zn and Pb varied around 1%. Characterization of coins provided us information about raw materials and employed metallurgical processes.

  8. Archaeometric analysis of Roman bronze coins from the Magna Mater temple using solid-state voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

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    Di Turo, Francesca; Montoya, Noemí; Piquero-Cilla, Joan; De Vito, Caterina; Coletti, Fulvio; Favero, Gabriele; Doménech-Carbó, Antonio

    2017-02-22

    Voltammetry of microparticles (VMP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques, complemented by SEM-EDX and Raman spectroscopy, were applied to a set of 15 Roman bronze coins and one Tessera from the temple of Magna Mater (Rome, Italy). The archaeological site, dated back between the second half and the end of the 4th century A.D., presented a complicated stratigraphic context. Characteristic voltammetric patterns for cuprite and tenorite for sub-microsamples of the corrosion layers of the coins deposited onto graphite electrodes in contact with 0.10 M HClO4 aqueous solution yielded a grouping of the coins into three main groups. This grouping was confirmed and refined using EIS experiments of the coins immersed in air-saturated mineral water using the reduction of dissolved oxygen as a redox probe. The electrochemical grouping of coins corroborated the complex stratigraphy of the archaeological site and, above all, the reuse of the coins during the later periods due to the economic issues related to the fall of the Roman Empire. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Complex archaeometallurgical investigation of silver coins from the XVIth-XVIIIth century

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    Fierascu, Radu Claudiu; Fierascu, Irina; Ortan, Alina; Constantin, Florin; Mirea, Dragos Alexandru; Statescu, Mihai

    2017-06-01

    When dealing with cultural heritage artifacts, the use of non-invasive and non-destructive analyses techniques is a must. Determination of the surface corrosion layers and coin composition is important both for identifying compounds that form different alloys (which can be considered support material for important objects, such as numismatic artifacts), and also for their conservation. The selection of analytical techniques is of great importance, as it is a strict condition that the structure of the artifacts should not be affected. The paper presents the archaeometallurgical study of seven silver coins, using several nuclear techniques (X-ray fluorescence - XRF, X-ray diffraction - XRD, Particle induced X-ray emission - PIXE) and optical microscopy. The study was performed using bulk methods and micro-area measurements in order to establish their composition, as well as the presence of corrosion products. This could, in turn, provide information in support of the categorization in genuine/possible forgery. From the analyzed set of samples, six can be surely categorized as genuine, while one raises some questions. A decisive conclusion cannot be drawn for one of the analyzed samples, but the scientific evidences suggest either a misstruck or a forgery approximately contemporary with the original issue of these coins.

  10. Special issue dedicated to Professor Johann M. Schepers

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    Gideon P De Bruin

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available It is a great pleasure for me to have been associated with this special issue of the SA Journal of Industrial Psychology dedicated to Professor Johann M. Schepers. The purpose of the special issue is to honour Professor Schepers for his contributions to the development of Psychology and Industrial Psychology as empirical fields of study in South Africa. The contributors have worked with Professor Schepers as students or colleagues and share his academic interests. The articles reflect his areas of interest and employ analytic techniques taught and championed by him. We are grateful to Professor Schepers for his cooperation throughout this project. Thanks are due to all the contributors and referees.

  11. Three professors honored by Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

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    2005-01-01

    The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) recently honored three professors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) during its annual meeting at the Hotel Roanoke.

  12. The Effect of Professor's Attractiveness On Distance Learning Students

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    Jeanny Liu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Technology enabled learning is becoming more popular and pervasive in education. While the effectiveness of distance learning versus traditional classroom education is strongly debated, human factors such as students’ perception of their professors can influence their desire to learn. This research examines the perceptual effect of attractive professors on business students enrolled in distance learning courses. This study expands on prior studies by testing whether the attractiveness of the professor matters to student learning within the context of online learning environment. A total of 122 online business students were surveyed. Our findings suggest that professor’s attractiveness has a statistically significant effect on student learning, motivation, and satisfaction. In addition, online students perceived attractive professors with more expertise as an instructor. Female students had higher motivation than male students. Furthermore, separate analysis indicated that attractiveness effects were stronger for participants over the age 46 when compared to other groups.

  13. Professor Nambu, string theory, and the moonshine phenomenon

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    I first recall the last occasion I met the late Professor Yoichiro Nambu, in a hospital in Osaka. I then present a brief introduction to a moonshine phenomenon in string theory that have recently come under investigation.

  14. DA Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence With Annual Hamming Award

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    2017-01-01

    NPS Department of Defense Analysis Associate Professor Heather Gregg is the recipient of the 2017 Richard W. Hamming Annual Faculty Award for Achievement in Teaching, recognizing her exceptional work ... Read More

  15. INTRODUCTION: A TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR MARJORIE L. GIRTH

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    Armstead C Lewis

    2015-01-01

    ..., professional responsibility, and women's rights. Professor Girth joined the Buffalo Law School faculty in 1971 where she chaired the New York State Bar Association's Banking, Corporation and Business Law Section and was a member of the American Bar...

  16. Interview: Professor Andrew Feinberg speaks to Epigenomics.

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    2009-10-01

    Andrew Feinberg studied mathematics and humanities at Yale University (CT, USA) in the Directed Studies honors program, and he received his BA (1973) and MD (1976) from the accelerated medical program at Johns Hopkins University (MD, USA), as well as an MPH from Johns Hopkins (1981). He performed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD, CA, USA), clinical training in medicine and medical genetics at the University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA) and genetics research with Bert Vogelstein at Johns Hopkins, discovering altered DNA methylation in human cancer. Dr Feinberg continued to perform seminal work in cancer epigenetics as a Howard Hughes investigator at the University of Michigan (MI, USA), discovering human imprinted genes and loss of imprinting in cancer, and the molecular basis of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. He returned to John Hopkins in 1994 as King Fahd Professor of Medicine, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Oncology, and he holds an Adjunct Professorship at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr Feinberg is Director of the Center for Epigenetics, a National Human Genome Research Institute-designated Center of Excellence in Genome Sciences. The Center is pioneering genome-scale tools in molecular, statistical and epidemiological epigenetics, and is applying them to the study of cancer, neuropsychiatric disease and aging. As part of the center, Dr Feinberg has organized a highly innovative program to bring gifted minority high-school students into genetics and genomics. Dr Feinberg has also invented a number of widely used molecular tools, including random priming. His honors include election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as membership on the ISI most-cited authors list, a MERIT Award of the National Cancer Institute, a

  17. University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University (Part 1)

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    Kolmos, Anette; Krogh, Lone

    2003-01-01

    The article describes a course for assistant professors within the University Teacher Education at Aalborg University. The course focus is to develop knowledge, skills and methods from within the didactic, pedagogical, and learning theory-based fields.......The article describes a course for assistant professors within the University Teacher Education at Aalborg University. The course focus is to develop knowledge, skills and methods from within the didactic, pedagogical, and learning theory-based fields....

  18. Sex and Science: How Professor Gender Perpetuates the Gender Gap

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    Scott E. Carrell; Marianne E. Page; West, James E.

    2009-01-01

    Why aren't there more women in science? Female college students are currently 37 percent less likely than males to obtain a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and comprise only 25 percent of the STEM workforce. This paper begins to shed light on this issue by exploiting a unique dataset of college students who have been randomly assigned to professors over a wide variety of mandatory standardized courses. We focus on the role of professor gender. Our resul...

  19. Emotional exhaustion and burnout among medical professors; a nationwide survey

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    Joeri K Tijdink; Vergouwen, Anton CM; Yvo M Smulders

    2014-01-01

    Background Although job-related burnout and its core feature emotional exhaustion are common among medical professionals and compromise job satisfaction and professional performance, they have never been systematically studied in medical professors, who have central positions in academic medicine. Methods We performed an online nationwide survey inviting all 1206 medical professors in The Netherlands to participate. They were asked to fill out the Maslach Burnout Inventory, a ‘professional en...

  20. The Effect of Professor's Attractiveness On Distance Learning Students

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    Jeanny Liu; Stella D. Tomasi

    2015-01-01

    Technology enabled learning is becoming more popular and pervasive in education. While the effectiveness of distance learning versus traditional classroom education is strongly debated, human factors such as students’ perception of their professors can influence their desire to learn. This research examines the perceptual effect of attractive professors on business students enrolled in distance learning courses. This study expands on prior studies by testing whether the attractiveness of the ...

  1. Exemplary Chinese University Professors: Qualities and Impact on Students

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This study focuses on the qualities of Chinese university professors as perceived by their students and the effects of those qualities on student learning and motivation. Specifically, what qualities and personal characteristics do Chinese university students attribute to their favorite and least favorite professors, and how do those qualities and characteristics affect Chinese university students? Out of 280 students surveyed from three different universities, 226 surveys were completed, returned and included in the final analysis (response rate of 80.7%. The research found that Chinese students favored professors who are entertaining, who help them learn more and who provide them with helpful feedback on their assignments. Students disfavor professors who are boring, arrogant and do not provide helpful feedback or help them learn more. Linear regressions revealed a connection between high quality professors and student learning and motivation. Along with other studies, this research provides evidence that effective university professors are those who not only possess expertise in their fields, but in addition are engaging, student-focused and able to build rapport with their students.

  2. Forecasting the Student-Professor Matches That Result in Unusually Effective Teaching

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    Gross, Jennifer; Lakey, Brian; Lucas, Jessica L.; LaCross, Ryan; Plotkowski, Andrea R.; Winegard, Bo

    2015-01-01

    Background: Two important influences on students' evaluations of teaching are relationship and professor effects. Relationship effects reflect unique matches between students and professors such that some professors are unusually effective for some students, but not for others. Professor effects reflect inter-rater agreement that some professors…

  3. Virtual Relationships: Short- and Long-run Evidence from BitCoin and Altcoin Markets: JRC Working Papers in Economics and Finance - 5/2017

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    CIAIAN PAVEL; KANCS D'ARTIS; RAJCANIOVA MIROSLAVA

    2017-01-01

    This study empirically examines interdependencies between BitCoin and Altcoin markets in the short- and long-run. We apply time-series analytical mechanisms to daily data of 17 virtual currencies (BitCoin + 16 alternative virtual currencies) and two Altcoin price indices for the period 2013-2016. Our empirical findings confirm that indeed BitCoin and Altcoin markets are interdependent. The BitCoin-Altcoin price relationship is significantly stronger in the short-run than in the long-run. We c...

  4. Dedication to Professor Hannspeter Winter (1941 2006): Dedication to Professor Hannspeter Winter (1941 2006)

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    McCullough, Bob

    2007-03-01

    Professor H Winter. It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of colleague and friend Professor Hannspeter Winter in Vienna on the 8 November 2006. In memory of him and the contribution he made both to our conference and to the field of the physics of highly charged ions we dedicate these proceedings. Hannspeter was one of our distinguished invited speakers at HCI2006 and gave a talk on the status of the ITER programme. His invited paper on the subject is included in these proceedings. Hannspeter will be particularly remembered for his pioneering work on ion-surface interactions that, together with his colleagues at the Vienna University of Technology (TUW), has stimulated a worldwide experimental and theoretical interest in this field. He was appointed Director of the Institut fuer Allgemeine Physik at TUW in 1987 and using both his scientific and management skills has made it one of the leading university physics laboratories in the world. His research publications, of which there are 270, have inspired many others to work in the field of atomic and plasma physics. He was also a great European playing a major role in the EURATOM fusion programme, the European Physical Society and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and was an evaluator and advisory board member for many national and international institutions. Hannspeter was also an interesting and friendly social companion with interests in current affairs, music and fine wines and will be greatly missed both on a scientific and social level. Our condolences go to his wife Renate, son Dorian and his relatives. R W McCullough Co-chair HCI2006

  5. X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of XII–XIV Century Italian Gold Coins

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    Monica Baldassarri

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available An extensive analytical study has been performed on a large number of gold coins (Norman-Swabian Augustale and Tarì, Grosso of Lucca, Florin of Florence minted in Italy from the end of XII century to XIV century. The X-ray fluorescence (XRF technique was used for verifying the composition of the coins. XRF is a nondestructive technique particularly suited for in situ quantitative analysis of gold and minor elements in the precious alloy. The Florins turned out to have a gold content very close to 24 carats (pure gold although in a couple of cases we observed relatively high concentrations of iron (around 2% or lead (around 1%. The Grosso of Lucca has a similar composition, with a measured gold content around 97% due to a higher silver percentage (about 2%, with respect to the average Florin. The Augustali analyzed showed, on average, a gold content around 89%. The average gold content of the Tarì analysed is around 72%, with a relatively large variability. The analysis revealed the use of native gold for the coinage of the Florins, excluding the possibility of recycling gold coming from other sources. On the other hand, the variability observed in the compositions of the Tarì and Augustali could suggest the reuse of Islamic and North African gold. The study could shed some light on the sudden diffusion of gold coins in Italy around the first half of XIII century, allowing hypotheses on the provenience of the gold used for a coinage that dominated the economic trades from then on.

  6. The other side of the coin: oxytocin decreases the adherence to fairness norms.

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    Radke, Sina; de Bruijn, Ellen R A

    2012-01-01

    Oxytocin (OXT) has been implicated in prosocial behaviors such as trust and generosity. Yet, these effects appear to strongly depend on characteristics of the situation and the people with whom we interact or make decisions. Norms and rules can facilitate and guide our actions, with fairness being a particularly salient and fundamental norm. The current study investigated the effects of intranasal OXT administration on fairness considerations in social decision-making in a double-blind, placebo-controlled within-subject design. After having received 24 IU of OXT or placebo (PLC), participants completed a one-shot Dictator Game (DG) and played the role of the responder in a modified version of the Ultimatum Game (UG), in which an unfair offer of eight coins for the proposer and two coins for the responder is paired with either a fair-(5:5) or no-alternative (8:2). Rejection rates were higher when a fair alternative had been available than when there was no alternative to an unfair offer. Importantly, OXT did not de-or increase rejection rates overall, but reduced the sensitivity to contextual fairness, i.e., the context of alternatives in which an offer was made. As dictators, participants allocated less coins to the recipient when given OXT than when given PLC, indicating a decline in generosity. These results suggest that OXT decreases the adherence to fairness norms in social settings where others are likely to be perceived as not belonging to one's ingroup. While our findings do not support the prosocial conception of OXT, they corroborate recent ideas that the effects of OXT are more nuanced than assumed in the past.

  7. The other side of the coin: Oxytocin decreases the adherence to fairness norms

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    Sina eRadke

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Oxytocin has been implicated in prosocial behaviors such as trust and generosity. Yet, these effects appear to strongly depend on characteristics of the situation and the people with whom we interact or make decisions. Norms and rules can facilitate and guide our actions, with fairness being a particularly salient and fundamental norm. The current study investigated the effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on fairness considerations in social decision-making in a double‐blind, placebo‐controlled within‐subject design. After having received 24 IU of oxytocin or placebo, participants completed a one‐shot Dictator Game and played the role of the responder in a modified version of the Ultimatum Game, in which an unfair offer of 8 coins for the proposer and 2 coins for the responder is paired with either a fair‐ (5:5 or no‐alternative (8:2. Rejection rates were higher when a fair alternative had been available than when there was no alternative to an unfair offer. Importantly, oxytocin did not de- or increase rejection rates overall, but reduced the sensitivity to contextual fairness, i.e. the context of alternatives in which an offer was made. As dictators, participants allocated less coins to the recipient when given oxytocin than when given placebo, indicating a decline in generosity. These results suggest that oxytocin decreases the adherence to fairness norms in social settings where others are likely to be perceived as not belonging to one’s ingroup. While our findings do not support the prosocial conception of oxytocin, they corroborate recent ideas that the effects of oxytocin are more nuanced than assumed in the past.

  8. Semi-Loss-Tolerant Strong Coin Flipping Protocol Using EPR Pairs

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    Ma, Jia-Jun; Guo, Fen-Zhuo; Yang, Qian; Li, Yan-Bing; Wen, Qiao-Yan

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we present a quantum strong coin flipping protocol. In this protocol, an EPR pair and a quantum memory storage are made use of, and losses in the quantum communication channel and quantum memory storage are all analyzed. We obtain the bias in the fair scenario as a function of $p$, where $p$ is the probability that the particle in Bob's quantum memory storage is lost, which means our bias varies as the degree of losses in the quantum memory storage changes. Therefore we call ou...

  9. Comparative evaluation of ultrafast laser beam interaction with the silvering in late Roman coins

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    Serafetinides, A. A.; Drakaki, E.; Fabrikesi, E.; Kandyla, M.; Zergioti, I.; Vlachou-Mogire, C.; Thomson, R. R.; Kar, A. K.; Boukos, N.; Karydas, A. G.

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    This work investigates the influence of the pulse duration and the wavelength on the laser cleaning of thin silver plating layers found in late Roman coins. Comparative cleaning tests were performed using Nd:YAG (1064 nm and 532 nm - 6 ns), GaAlAs diode (780 nm - 90 ps) and Ti-Sapphire regenerative amplifier (800 nm - 100 fs) laser systems. The cleaning results on the plated areas were characterised by high resolution optical microscopy, SEM-EDX, XRF and micro-profilometry.

  10. METAL DELM - metal avrelianis contribution to the study of mining coins and anonymous quadrantes

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    Vojvoda Mirjana D.

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    Full Text Available In the course of rescue archaeological investigations at the Viminacium necropolis of Vi{e Grobalja in 1984, one anonymous quadrans of the VIII Apollo group was discovered (cat. 1. It was discovered in trench 63 in the immediate vicinity of a grave with an inhumation (G 343 that, besides two pottery vessels, also yielded as grave offerings one as of Faustina the Elder, minted after her death, in AD 141. Other finds presented here are four specimens of Roman mining coins from the private collection of Petar Fajfri} from [abac (cat. 2-5. All specimens come from the well known site of Duge Njive in the area of the village of Banatsko Polje (Bogati} borough where, by all appearances, are the remains of a vicus or smaller settlement. Five specimens of mining coins from that site have already been published. Both mining coins and anonymous quadrantes represent, in general, rare types of numismatic finds. Nine anonymous quadrantes are known so far from the territory of Serbia (Table 1 and the provenance is known for three specimens from the region of Guberevac-Babe (Kosmaj, housed in the National Museum in Belgrade. All three belong to the Minerva group with an owl facing to the right represented on the reverse. For two more anonymous quadrantes the place of discovery is known: one specimen comes from Singidunum and belongs to the Mercury group and the other that was found at Viminacium and is the subject of this paper is of the Apollo group. There are four more specimens from unknown sites for which it is assumed that they come from the Upper Moesia territory. Two of them are from the Vajfert collection and two from the Kovačević collection in the National Museum in Belgrade, There has, however, been a somewhat greater number (38 of Roman mining coins discovered in Serbia (Table 1. We know the finding locations of 25 of them: from the Kosmaj area (Babe, Guberevac and Stojnik, the Ibar valley (from the vicinity of Trepča and So~anica, Ritopek

  11. Professor-psicopedagogo: o que este profissional faz na escola

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo identificar o porquê da presença do professor-psicopedagogo nas escolas e qual a função que este desempenha dentro delas, bem como, suas implicações no processo ensino-aprendizagem. Para tanto, foram entrevistados dez professores-psicopedagogos, pertencentes a cinco escolas localizadas no Estado do Paraná. Os resultados apontaram que o cargo de professor-psicopedagogo foi ocupado por professores que tinham o título de especialista em Psicopedagogia, os quais passaram a realizar avaliações psicopedagógicas dos alunos com dificuldades de aprendizagem. Segundo a maioria desses profissionais, uma de suas funções constitui-se em auxiliar o professor que apresenta em sala de aula alunos com dificuldades de aprendizagem, assim como tentar compreender o porquê de estes alunos não estarem aprendendo, sobretudo, ajudá-los na reversão desta problemática. Concluímos que a atuação deste profissional nestas escolas pouco tem contribuído para resolução das dificuldades de aprendizagem, pois centram-se no indivíduo e não no processo ensino-aprendizagem.

  12. PROFESSOR DR. ION PIŞOTA (1925 – 2008

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    Full Text Available Professor Ion Pişota was born on June 6, 1925, in Hrupiştea, a small settlement in Greek Macedonia, from where he and his family came to Romania in 1927, where he got Romanian citizenship. Between 1941 and 1945, he attended the Tulcea Boys High School and later on, in 1947 he entered the Faculty of Geology – Geography at the University of Bucharest, where he continued to excel until 1951, when he graduated. In the fall of 1950, he took up a tutor position in the field of Hydrolgy at the same faculty passing subsequently through all the stages of academic hierarchy until he became, in 1971, a University Professor. Even after he retired, in 1996, he continued his academic activity as a consultant professor within the same department and faculty that he served with passion and devotion for more than 50 years.

  13. Categorization of Quantum Mechanics Problems by Professors and Students

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    We discuss the categorization of 20 quantum mechanics problems by physics professors and undergraduate students from two honors-level quantum mechanics courses. Professors and students were asked to categorize the problems based upon similarity of solution. We also had individual discussions with professors who categorized the problems. Faculty members' categorizations were overall rated higher than those of students by three faculty members who evaluated all of the categorizations. The categories created by faculty members were more diverse compared to the categories they created for a set of introductory mechanics problems. Some faculty members noted that the categorization of introductory physics problems often involves identifying fundamental principles relevant for the problem, whereas in upper-level undergraduate quantum mechanics problems, it mainly involves identifying concepts and procedures required to solve the problem. Moreover, physics faculty members who evaluated others' categorizations express...

  14. Faculty Agency in Applying for Promotion to Professor

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    Full Text Available Aim/Purpose: In the United States, faculty who wish to pursue promotion to the rank of professor do so without clear guidance or structure. Even the timing of such a process is nebulous. As such, an individual engages in agentic action to pursue the rank. Background: This study examined the experiences of faculty members who chose to pursue the application process to be promoted to professor but were rejected or dissuaded. Methodology: Utilizing a case study of one institutional setting, we conducted 10 in-depth qualitative interviews. Contribution: Very little is known about the process of promotion to full professor in the U.S. and even less empirical research exists. This study advances knowledge of the process and the experiences of those undertaking it. Findings: We learned that cues from the social context greatly influenced these faculty members’ sense of agency.

  15. [Professor Frantisek Por MD and Professor Robert Klopstock MD, students at Budapest and Prague Faculties of Medicine].

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    2010-11-01

    Professor Frantisek Por MD and Professor Robert Klopstock MD were contemporaries, both born in 1899, one in Zvolen, the other in Dombovar, at the time of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Prof. Por attended the Faculty of Medicine in Budapest from 1918 to 1920, and Prof. Klopstock studied at the same place between 1917 and 1919. From 1920 until graduation on 6th February 1926, Prof. Por continued his studies at the German Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. Prof. Klopstock had to interrupt his studies in Budapest due to pulmonary tuberculosis; he received treatment at Tatranske Matliare where he befriended Franz Kafka. Later, upon Kafka's encouragement, he changed institutions and continued his studies at the German Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, where he graduated the first great go. It is very likely that, during their studies in Budapest and Prague, both professors met repeatedly, even though their life paths later separated. Following his graduation, Prof. Por practiced as an internist in Prague, later in Slovakia, and from 1945 in Kosice. In 1961, he was awarded the title of university professor of internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, where he practiced until his death in 1980. Prof. Klopstock continued his studies in Kiel and Berlin. After his graduation in 1933, he practiced in Berlin as a surgeon and in 1938 left for USA. In 1962, he was awarded the title of university professor of pulmonary surgery in NewYork, where he died in 1972.

  16. Boccioni's coin.

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    Giuntini, Sergio; Teja, Angela

    2011-01-01

    The Ardito was a fighter as well as a competitor whose status as a 'warrior' was based on courage and superior physical performance: a superior man. In addition, his exuberant conduct, both on and off the battlefield, introduced a significant new sub-culture into post-war Italian society, contributing to the attachment of notable value to virility and Mussolini's cult of the 'strong man'. The purpose of this research is to analyse the impact of this 'arditismo' (spirit of daring) on the early post-war period in particular, including the different 'male image' of the Italian citizen, and to study the sense of virility in the transition from the liberal, easy-going 'Little Italy' of Giovanni Giolitti (1842-1928) to a manly, combative, and ambitious nation. Together with some of the vitalistic tendencies in the Futurist movement, the main characteristics and mentality of the ex-Ardito (former Special Forces) would thus be significantly influential in the ideology of nascent Fascism. Indeed, the 'arditismo' influence, together with the article and social movement known as Futurism would constitute the two most highly structured foundations of early Fascist culture, bringing a political and social revolution necessary to create a 'new man'. It was as if the Arditi and the new method of military training had transferred their experience from the military into civilian life, contributing to a renewal of the image of the Italian male in the collective imagination. Indirectly, the image of women would also begin to absorb and adapt to new sports models imported from abroad, which would create for the Italian Ardito, a grudgingly tolerated rival. The main sources for this paper are the archives of the Historical Office of the Army, advertising and manuals from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, placards and graphic publicity from books and journals or private collections, and exhibition catalogues.

  17. Aspectos gerais da formação de professores

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    Full Text Available Este artigo, ancorado em estudos recentes e antigos, mostra o afastamento dos cursos de formação de professores em relação aos elementos que compõem a prática profissional docente. Favorável a uma aproximação efetiva com o contexto das práticas de sala de aula, o autor defende a idéia de uma formação de professores atrelada aos problemas e necessidades da prática docente no ensino formal de 1º e 2º graus.

  18. O papel do formador no processo reflexivo de professores

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    Altarugio Helena, M.

    2009-01-01

    Este trabalho pretende discutir as práticas e os discursos de uma formadora de professores de ciências, experiente e bem sucedida na formação inicial e continuada. Nossa hipótese é a de que, além dos conhecimentos e das técnicas, é na relação intersubjetiva construída entre a formadora e o grupo de professores, que se encontram os elementos que irão sustentar o processo de formação docente. A partir do modo singular da formadora de enfrentar sua tarefa educativa e lidar com as dificuldades do...

  19. Preditores da Síndrome de Burnout em professores

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os preditores da Síndrome de Burnout em 563 professores de instituições educacionais particulares da região metropolitana de Porto Alegre - RS. Foram utilizados um questionário elaborado para levantamento de variáveis demográficas e profissionais, o Maslach Burnout Inventory, o Job Diagnostic Survey e o Questionário de Satisfação no Trabalho S20/23. Os resultados evidenciam que variáveis relacionadas ao contexto laboral predominam no modelo explicativo de Burnout em professores em ambos os grupos.

  20. Apoio social e fatores associados com a disfonia em professores

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    2009-01-01

    p. 1-68 Fatores relacionados com o ambiente e a organização do trabalho, além de fatores próprios do sujeito têm se mostrado associados ao adoecimento vocal de professores. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar os fatores associados a disfonia nesta categoria profissional e investigar a contribuição do apoio social no processo de adoecimento vocal de professores. Foram pesquisados 476 docentes de escolas municipais de quatro regionais de educação da cidade de Salvador – Bahia. A coleta de d...

  1. Why quantum bit commitment and ideal quantum coin tossing are impossible

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    Lo, Hoi-Kwong; Chau, H. F.

    1998-09-01

    There had been well-known claims of unconditionally secure quantum protocols for bit commitment. However, we, and independently Mayers, showed that all proposed quantum bit commitment schemes are, in principle, insecure because the sender, Alice, can almost always cheat successfully by using an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) type of attack and delaying her measurements. One might wonder if secure quantum bit commitment protocols exist at all. We answer this question by showing that the same type of attack by Alice will, in principle, break any bit commitment scheme. The cheating strategy generally requires a quantum computer. We emphasize the generality of this “no-go theorem”: Unconditionally secure bit commitment schemes based on quantum mechanics-fully quantum, classical or quantum but with measurements-are all ruled out by this result. Since bit commitment is a useful primitive for building up more sophisticated protocols such as zero-knowledge proofs, our results cast very serious doubt on the security of quantum cryptography in the so-called “post-cold-war” applications. We also show that ideal quantum coin tossing is impossible because of the EPR attack. This no-go theorem for ideal quantum coin tossing may help to shed some lights on the possibility of non-ideal protocols.

  2. A novel method to alleviate flash-line defects in coining process

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    Xu, Jiangping

    2013-04-01

    We employ a finite element framework based on a dynamic explicit algorithm to predict the flash-line defects in the coining process. The distribution of the flash-line is obtained by building a radial friction work model at the element level. The elasto-plastic behavior of porous materials undergoing large deformations is considered where the constitutive level updates are the result of a local variational minimization problem. We study the material flow at different strokes of the die across the entire coining process and observe that the change in the flow direction of the material in the rim region may contribute to the flash lines. Our proposed framework shows that a part of the rim region in which the flash-line defects appear is consistent with the reported experimental results. We also propose a novel method of redesigning the rim geometry of the workpiece to alleviate the flash-line defects which also shows good agreement with experiments. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Characterisation of corrosion layers formed under burial environment of copper-based Greek and Roman coins from Pompeii

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    Pronti, Lucilla; Felici, Anna Candida; Alesiani, Marcella; Tarquini, Ombretta; Bracciale, Maria Paola; Santarelli, Maria Laura; Pardini, Giacomo; Piacentini, Mario

    2015-10-01

    This paper reports on a study carried out on patinas covering copper-based Greek and Roman coins found in the archaeological excavation of Regio VIII.7.1-15 in Pompeii (Italy). Since in cultural heritage ancient artefacts should not be damaged, non-destructive and micro-destructive techniques have been used to identify typical and uncommon compounds and to characterize the surface morphology. The chlorine content of light green patinas and the presence of typical minerals allowed us to identify the bronze disease. Coins from the same stratigraphic unit have shown different morphologies of corrosion, probably due to different micro-environmental conditions.

  4. Production, Connection, Trade and Coin in Lusitania: The Rroma Villa of Clavellina (Torremejía, Badajoz

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available When the A- 66 (Silver highway was built, many archaeological ruins were discovered. These ruins, were documented and studied in your totality. The Roman Villa of Clavellinas is one example of these ruins discovered. It was excavated between July 2001 and January 2002. In this archaeological site appeared many structures and a lot of archaeological remains. Also, the archaeologists documented many coins with chronological period between 1st and 4th century BC. The study of these coins and the valuation of these archaeological remains permit that we can aproximate to rural economy in the Roman Lusitania.

  5. Coin-shaped epithelial lesions following an acute attack of erythema multiforme minor with confocal microscopy findings.

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    Babu, Kalpana; Murthy, Vinay R; Akki, Veeresh P; Prabhakaran, Venkatesh C; Murthy, K R

    2010-01-01

    We report an interesting ocular finding of bilateral multiple coin-shaped epithelial lesions along with the confocal microscopy findings in a patient following an acute attack of erythema multiforme (EM) minor. A 30-year-old male presented with a history of watering and irritation in both eyes of three days duration. He was diagnosed to have EM minor and was on oral acyclovir. Slit-lamp examination revealed multiple coin-shaped epithelial lesions. Confocal microscopy showed a corresponding conglomerate of hyper-reflective epithelial lesions. The corneal lesions resolved over six weeks with oral steroids and acyclovir. An immunological mechanism is suspected.

  6. Coin-shaped epithelial lesions following an acute attack of erythema multiforme minor with confocal microscopy findings

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    Babu Kalpana

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We report an interesting ocular finding of bilateral multiple coin-shaped epithelial lesions along with the confocal microscopy findings in a patient following an acute attack of erythema multiforme (EM minor. A 30-year-old male presented with a history of watering and irritation in both eyes of three days duration. He was diagnosed to have EM minor and was on oral acyclovir. Slit-lamp examination revealed multiple coin-shaped epithelial lesions. Confocal microscopy showed a corresponding conglomerate of hyper-reflective epithelial lesions. The corneal lesions resolved over six weeks with oral steroids and acyclovir. An immunological mechanism is suspected.

  7. Evaluasi Jadwal Perawatan Mesin dengan Pendekatan Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) untuk Melakukan Perbaikan Perawatan dengan Metode Risk Based Maintenance pada PT. Gold Coin Indonesia

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    Siahaan, Fitri Matilda

    2016-01-01

    PT. Gold Coin Indonesia merupakan perusahaan yang bergerak dalam produksi pakan ternak. PT. Gold Coin memiliki strategi desain proses manufacturing secara batch line flow, dimana produk mengalir mengikuti langkah-langkah sekuensial dalam proses produksi. Kegagalan atau kerusakan pada mesin dapat mengakibatkan delay, bahkan stagnasi pada proses produksi. Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) merupakan merupakan ukuran yang menyeluruh yang mengindikasikan tingkat efektivitas mesin dan kinerj...

  8. An estimate of the minting method of three silver coins of the 3rd century B.C. through their microstructural study

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    Pistofidis, N.; Vourlias, G. [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece); Dilo, T. [Department of Physics, FNSc, University of Tirana, Tirana (Albania); Civici, N. [Department of Spectroscopy, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Tirana (Albania); Gjongecaj, Sh. [Department of Antiquity, Institute of Archaeology, Tirana (Albania); Skolianos, S. [Physical Metallurgy Laboratory, Department of mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki (Greece); Polychroniadis, E.K., E-mail: polychr@auth.g [Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece)

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    The microstructure of three silver coins of the 3rd century B.C. from the Illyrian King Monounios and the ancient Greek cities of Dyrrachion and Corcyra, belonging to the Kreshpan hoard, was determined with X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy in order to investigate their minting method. It is deduced that the coins are characterized by a large number of structural defects, mainly dislocations, twins and microtwins, which in some cases were bent. These crystal defects are common in each of the coins examined. This information allowed the formulation of a possible minting method. Since twins in FCC metals are formed with thermal treatment, and mechanical twinning is rather improbable, it seems that the coins were initially hot-worked. Bent twins indicate that working continued during cooling. Especially for the Corcyra coin it was deduced that it was treated at higher temperature or its cooling rate was lower.

  9. Women Professors of Educational Administration: A Profile and Salient Issues.

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    Short, Paula M.; And Others

    The purpose of this study is to assess the current status of women professors of educational administration. Research findings are reviewed and discussed in the areas of socialization of women and sex-role stereotyping, mentoring, and networking. A 37-item questionnaire addressed background information, graduate school experiences, first…

  10. [Professor TIAN Cong-huo's experience on clinical acupuncture].

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    Song, Shi-Yun; Wang, Yin

    2008-10-01

    Professor TIAN's experiences on acupuncture treatment of various difficult diseases with different acupuncture methods based on syndrome differentiation of different patients, for example, para-acupuncture for treatment of migraine, triple puncture at Dazhui (GV 14) for recurrent depression, lifting and thrusting point Shexiaxue for treatment of aphasia, electroacupuncture at Shuigou (GV 26) and Baihui (GV 20) for treatment of schizophrenia, etc. are introduced.

  11. Häbi, professor, teil on Gefilus kapis / Eve Kruuse

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    2008-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli professor Marika Mikelsaar võitis läinud kuul koos kolleegidega (Tiiu Kullisaar, Epp Songisepp, Hedi Annuk ja Mihkel Zilmer) Soulis ülemaailmse naisleiutajate konkursil ME-3 bakteri avastamise ja probiootikuks arendamise eest kuldmedali

  12. Burnout Syndrome and Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Professors

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    García Padilla, Arlington Antonio; Escorcia Bonivento, Carla Vanessa; Perez Suarez, Blinis Sat

    The presence of the Burnout syndrome in professors may be regarded as a deterioration of their mental health with negative impacts on their job performance. It is known that teachers develop different activities in the areas of teaching, outreach and research. This study aims to analyze the relationship between the Burnout syndrome and…

  13. Communication professor examines media bias in president's speeches

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    2006-01-01

    Jim A. Kuypers, assistant professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, reveals a disturbing world of media bias in his new book Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006).

  14. A Comparison of Students' Perceptions of an Ideal Professor.

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    Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others

    A study was done of college students' current perceptions of the most and least important characteristics of an ideal professor. These perceptions were compared with findings from earlier studies, and differences among student groups (based on gender, college status, grade point average (GPA), and majors) were compared. The study surveyed 356…

  15. Analysis of an Instrument on a Quality Professor.

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    Lytton, Channon R.; Gadzella, Bernadette M.

    The reliability of the questionnaire, Students' Views of an Ideal Professor, was studied. Subjects were 86 students (35 males and 51 females) who were enrolled in psychology classes at a state university. Subjects included 34 freshmen, 27 sophomores, 20 juniors, 4 seniors, and 1 graduate. The questionnaire consists of 25 characteristics of a…

  16. University Professors and Teaching Ethics: Conceptualizations and Expectations

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    Dean, Kathy Lund; Beggs, Jeri Mullins

    2006-01-01

    After the spectacular ethical breaches in corporate America emerged, business school professors were singled out as having been negligent in teaching ethical standards. This exploratory study asked business school faculty about teaching ethics, including conceptualizations of ethics in a teaching context and opinions of the extent to which…

  17. Tribute to the legend Mr. Veterinary Public Health, Professor James ...

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    The author was also destined during his Sabbatical Leave to have an interactive interview session with Prof James Steele after attending the 20th Annual James Steele lecture/ 99th birthday Dinner of Professor James Steele 4th and 6th April 2012 at the Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA. The interview ...

  18. Postcards from a Road Trip to Innovation: One Professor's Sabbatical

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    Kelley, Todd R.

    2016-01-01

    Precious moments in life for an educator are taking time to reflect upon his or her teaching practices to evaluate effectiveness and overall impact. Often this reflection is a weekly if not a daily process for educators using a reflective practitioner model (SchÖn, 1983). For professors, many universities have opportunities for tenured faculty to…

  19. Humor and the Emeritus Professor: An Interview with Gene Roth

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    Vivona, Brian

    2015-01-01

    This essay is a compilation of several conversations with Dr. Gene Roth, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Roth is past President of the Academy of Human Resource Development, and although he is well known for his efforts in bringing humor into the field of HRD, he is not the same Gene Roth that played…

  20. An Examination of Assistant Professors' Project Management Practices

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    Alpert, Shannon Atkinson; Hartshorne, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this research was to identify factors that influence the use of project management in higher education research projects by investigating the project management practices of assistant professors. Design/methodology/approach: Using a grounded theory approach that included in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 22…

  1. Developing Student Character: Community College Professors Who Share Power

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    Humphreys, Connie K.

    2012-01-01

    This phenomenological study examined the definitions, values, and experiences of seven community college professors who have tried to promote student character development by sharing some of their power in the classroom. Power sharing is a participative gesture, and participative teachers can encourage students to become more engaged in their own…

  2. For Professors' Children, the Case for Home Schooling

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    Pannapacker, W. A.

    2005-01-01

    The number of families who home school their children is growing between five and 15% per year and it is believed that home schoolers outperform their public-educated peers, though critics believe that home schooling is a form of religious fanaticism and a means of avoiding diversity. A professor explains how he and his wife, home school their…

  3. "Women in Science" with Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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    January 11, 2014 | 11:30 am | Multimedia hall, New Physical Sciences Building. Chair, WiS panel of the IASc, Prof. Rohini Godbole, IISc will preside. “Women in Science”: an Interactive Discussion. Session with. Prof. Jocelyn Bell Burnell are happy to present. Prof. Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is currently a visiting Professor at ...

  4. The professor within the context of African Universities | Nenty ...

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    It affirms that the professor is the soul of the university which itself is a world-wide liberal space for the development of the human intellect and genius. The paper further argues that when an individual has been able to satisfy the rigours of the professoriate, such an individual owes it as an obligation to impact positively ...

  5. Does Gender and Professional Experience Influence Students' Perceptions of Professors?

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    Tindall, Natalie T. J.; Waters, Richard D.

    2017-01-01

    Grounded in literature stemming from higher education research, this study examines how students evaluate public relations educators by gauging their perceptions of the professors' professional competency, professorial warmth, course difficulty, and industry connectivity. Using an experimental design, students (N = 303) from four U.S. universities…

  6. Professor GN Ramachandran's Contributions to X-ray Crystallography

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 6; Issue 10. Professor G. N. Ramachandran's Contributions to X-ray Crystallography. K Venkatesan. General Article Volume 6 Issue 10 October 2001 pp 8-15. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  7. Ten Things Every Professor Should Know about Assessment

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    Wolf, Kenneth; Dunlap, Joanna; Stevens, Ellen

    2012-01-01

    This article describes ten key assessment practices for advancing student learning that all professors should be familiar with and strategically incorporate in their classrooms and programs. Each practice or concept is explained with examples and guidance for putting it into practice. The ten are: learning outcomes, performance assessments,…

  8. Professor-Student Rapport Scale: Six Items Predict Student Outcomes

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    Wilson, Janie H.; Ryan, Rebecca G.

    2013-01-01

    Rapport between students and teachers leads to numerous positive student outcomes, including attitudes toward the teacher and course, student motivation, and perceived learning. The recent development of a Professor-Student Rapport scale offers assessment of this construct. However, a Cronbach's [alpha] of 0.96 indicated item redundancy, and the…

  9. Dilemmas of a Newly Recruited Academic Qualified Professor: A Case

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    Agrawal, Anand

    2015-01-01

    This case describes the situation of a newly recruited academic professor who volunteered to teach a course on Research Methods to first-term MBA students in a practitioner-oriented case method Business School. Research Methods is a unique course due to its relevance not only in business but also across all graduate programs. Instructional and…

  10. Teaching the College "Nones": Christian Privilege and the Religion Professor

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    Riswold, Caryn D.

    2015-01-01

    Working with undergraduate students invites teachers into relationship and conversation with young people at a time when they are emerging as adults and forming their identities. Faith is one area of identity formation often attended to by scholars, college professors, and their institutions. But within that, little attention has been paid to…

  11. Identity Issues: Expatriate Professors Teaching and Researching in Qatar

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    Romanowski, Michael H.; Nasser, Ramzi

    2015-01-01

    Today, academics are more transient, working outside their home countries, than at any other time in the history of academics especially in the Arab World were there is great demand for faculty members educated in Western' culture and academia. However, many of these professors face considerable social, professional and academic challenges in…

  12. Reflections on Finally Becoming a Professor after Forty Years

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    Watkins, J. Foster

    2016-01-01

    I wrote this reflective piece in 1999 as I was assuming my first full-time position as a professor with limited administrative responsibilities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After 30-plus years in administrative roles in higher education that provided the opportunity to teach on a part-time basis only, I quickly became aware of…

  13. The rotor theories by Professor Joukowsky: Vortex theories

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    Okulov, Valery L.; Sørensen, Jens Nørkær; Wood, David H.

    2015-01-01

    This is the second of two articles with the main, and largely self-explanatory, title "Rotor theories by Professor Joukowsky". This article considers rotors with finite number of blades and is subtitled "Vortex theories". The first article with subtitle "Momentum theories", assessed the starring ...

  14. Kant as a Professor: Some Lessons for Today's Intellectuals ...

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    The thoughts of every great philosopher is measured and represented by the history of his social background. It is indeed, more appropriate particularly in the case of a great philosopher like Immanuel Kant to single out for special recognition the outstanding characteristics of his early life on his career as a professor of ...

  15. Reflections on the Scholarly Contributions of Professor David H. Jonassen

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    Reeves, Thomas C.; Lee, Chwee Beng; Hung, Woei

    2013-01-01

    The six papers in this special issue of "Computers and Education" honoring Professor David H. Jonassen are diverse in nature. They also reflect differing interpretations of the implications of Jonassen's work for research and development focused on instructional models and the factors influencing instruction as well as the directions for future…

  16. Championing Inclusion: An Interview with Professor Luanna Meyer

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    Bevan-Brown, Jill

    2012-01-01

    In May 2012, after a long and impressive career, Luanna Meyer retired from her role as Professor of Education and Director of the Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research at Victoria University. The tributes paid at her retirement ceremony bear testament to a woman who is held in high esteem in the educational community. In this…

  17. On the Seminar of Professor Shulamit Kreitler in MSUPE

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    Fedorova A.I.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available From 9 to 15 of February, 2015 in Moscow state university of psychology and education hosted series of seminars of doctor of psychology Shulamit Kreitler. Dr. Kreitler is a professor of Tel-Aviv University, director of psychology studies center in Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

  18. On the Seminar of Professor Shulamit Kreitler in MSUPE

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    2015-01-01

    From 9 to 15 of February, 2015 in Moscow state university of psychology and education hosted series of seminars of doctor of psychology Shulamit Kreitler. Dr. Kreitler is a professor of Tel-Aviv University, director of psychology studies center in Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

  19. The Effect of Professor's Attractiveness on Distance Learning Students

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    Liu, Jeanny; Tomasi, Stella D.

    2015-01-01

    Technology enabled learning is becoming more popular and pervasive in education. While the effectiveness of distance learning versus traditional classroom education is strongly debated, human factors such as students' perception of their professors can influence their desire to learn. This research examines the perceptual effect of attractive…

  20. Career Vitality of Professors: A Cognitive Restructuring Model.

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    Bumpus, J. Frank

    An attributional model that conceptualizes the pressures that reduce professors' personal and career vitality is presented. The model is based primarily on the locus of control literature and especially the reformulated model of learned helplessness by Lynn Abramson, Martin Seligman, and John Teasdale. The analysis deals only with the cognitive…

  1. Could We Talk? Pragmatic Variations in Student-Professor Negotiations.

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    Biesenbach-Lucas, Sigrun; Weasenforth, Donald

    This study focuses on electronic office hour consultations and investigates the presence and organization of pragmatic elements associated with negotiating the completion and evaluation of coursework in the e-mail messages of 28 American and international students to an American professor. Findings indicate a lack of negotiation skills in the…

  2. Gregory Bateson's relevance to current molecular biology

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    Bruni, Luis Emilio

    2008-01-01

    not come as a surprise today to realize how the general ideas that he was postulating for the study of communication systems in biology fit so well with the astonishing findings of current molecular biology, for example in the field of cellular signal transduction networks. I guess this is the case due...

  3. Watching the "Abdication Eclipse" with Frank Bateson

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    Willoughby, Roy

    2005-03-01

    December 1936 saw England concerned greatly with its constitutional crisis, the chief figure in which was the yet uncrowned King Edward VIII. The biggest concern in NZ, at least for amateur astronomers, was "How can we watch the 14 December 14 annular eclipse without taking a sickie?"

  4. Schismogenesis and schismogenetic processes: Gregory Bateson reconsidered

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    Thomassen, Bjørn

    2010-01-01

    The main point I argue here is that Bateson’s concept of schismogenesis is indeed a useful concept cutting across the social sciences that uniquely relates to both social and personal pathologies. I briefly introduce Bateson’s notion of schismogenesis and even more briefly situate it with respect...... to Bateson’s work and the larger context in which he developed this concept. I further discuss how the application of schismogenesis within the field of politics has been somewhat neglected; I will here indicate some ways in which the concept is indeed useful for the analysis of politics/ political conflict....

  5. 78 FR 26116 - Pricing for the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarter Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated CoinsTM

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    2013-05-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarter Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins TM AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United...

  6. 77 FR 31069 - Pricing for the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated CoinsTM

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    2012-05-24

    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 31069] [FR Doc No: 2012-12566] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins TM AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the...

  7. Heads and tails: both sides of the coin: an analysis of hybrid organizations in the Dutch waste management sector

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    Karré, P.M.

    2011-01-01

    In this thesis, Philip Marcel Karré argues that hybridity can only be fully understood and managed when one considers both sides of the coin, and sees benefits and risks as each other’s flipsides. By analyzing hybrid organizations in the Dutch waste management sector, he develops a perspective on

  8. X-ray Fluorescence analytical criteria to assess the fineness of ancient silver coins: Application on Ptolemaic coinage

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    Kantarelou, Vasiliki, E-mail: kantarelou@inp.demokritos.gr [Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' Demokritos' , Aghia Paraskevi Attikis, 153 10 (Greece); Ager, Francisco Jose, E-mail: fjager@us.es [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla (Spain); Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avda. Thomas A. Edison, 7. E-41092 Sevilla (Spain); Eugenidou, Despoina [Numismatic Museum, Athens (NMA), Athens (Greece); Chaves, Francisca [Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueologia, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla (Spain); Andreou, Alexandros; Kontou, Elena; Katsikosta, Niki [Numismatic Museum, Athens (NMA), Athens (Greece); Respaldiza, Miguel Angel [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla (Spain); Serafin, Patrizia [Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Musica e Spettacolo, Universita degli Studi di Roma ' Tor Vergata' , Roma (Italy); Sokaras, Dimosthenis [Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' Demokritos' , Aghia Paraskevi Attikis, 153 10 (Greece); Zarkadas, Charalambos [PANalytical B.V., 7600 AA Almelo (Netherlands); Polikreti, Kyriaki, E-mail: kpolykreti@culture.gr [Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments, Dept. of Applied Research, Pireos 81, 105 53, Athens (Greece); Karydas, Andreas Germanos, E-mail: A.Karydas@iaea.org [Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR ' Demokritos' , Aghia Paraskevi Attikis, 153 10 (Greece); Nuclear Spectrometry and Applications Laboratory, IAEA, Seibersdorf (Austria)

    2011-09-15

    The application of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis in a non-invasive manner on ancient silver coins may not provide reliable bulk compositional data due to possible presence of a surface, silver enriched layer. The present work proposes a set of three complementary analytical methodologies to assess and improve the reliability of XRF data in such cases: a) comparison of XRF data on original and cleaned micro-spots on coin surface, b) Ag K/L ratio test and c) comparison of experimental and theoretically simulated intensities of the Rayleigh characteristic radiation emitted from the anode. The proposed methodology was applied on 82 silver coins from the collection of Ioannes Demetriou, donated to the Numismatic Museum of Athens in the 1890s. The coins originate from different mints and are attributed to the first five Ptolemaic kings' reign (321-180 B.C.). They were analyzed in-situ by using a milli-probe XRF spectrometer. The presence of an Ag-enriched layer was excluded for the majority of them. The silver fineness was found to be high, with very low concentrations of copper and lead. The composition data provide important information about possible sources of silver during the Ptolemaic period and indications of a gradual coinage debasement after 270 B.C. due to economic or technical reasons.

  9. X-ray Fluorescence analytical criteria to assess the fineness of ancient silver coins: Application on Ptolemaic coinage

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    Kantarelou, Vasiliki; Ager, Francisco José; Eugenidou, Despoina; Chaves, Francisca; Andreou, Alexandros; Kontou, Elena; Katsikosta, Niki; Respaldiza, Miguel Angel; Serafin, Patrizia; Sokaras, Dimosthenis; Zarkadas, Charalambos; Polikreti, Kyriaki; Karydas, Andreas Germanos

    2011-09-01

    The application of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis in a non-invasive manner on ancient silver coins may not provide reliable bulk compositional data due to possible presence of a surface, silver enriched layer. The present work proposes a set of three complementary analytical methodologies to assess and improve the reliability of XRF data in such cases: a) comparison of XRF data on original and cleaned micro-spots on coin surface, b) Ag K/L ratio test and c) comparison of experimental and theoretically simulated intensities of the Rayleigh characteristic radiation emitted from the anode. The proposed methodology was applied on 82 silver coins from the collection of Ioannes Demetriou, donated to the Numismatic Museum of Athens in the 1890s. The coins originate from different mints and are attributed to the first five Ptolemaic kings' reign (321-180 B.C.). They were analyzed in-situ by using a milli-probe XRF spectrometer. The presence of an Ag-enriched layer was excluded for the majority of them. The silver fineness was found to be high, with very low concentrations of copper and lead. The composition data provide important information about possible sources of silver during the Ptolemaic period and indications of a gradual coinage debasement after 270 B.C. due to economic or technical reasons.

  10. Supercapacitive properties of symmetry and the asymmetry two electrode coin type supercapacitor cells made from MWCNTS/nickel oxide nanocomposite

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    Adekunle, AS

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Supercapacitive properties of synthesised nickel oxides (NiO) nanoparticles integrated with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) in a two-electrode coin cell type supercapacitor were investigated. Successful formation of the MWCNT-NiO nanocomposite...

  11. Refletindo sobre a relação professor-aluno em um grupo de professores do Esino Fundamental

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    Antônio dos Santos Andrade

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir das concepções de Donald Schön sobre a formação do professor como prático reflexivo, os princípios de trabalho com pequenos grupos, baseados nas concepções de J. L Moreno, foram utilizados com o objetivo de facilitar o processo de reflexão sobre suas práticas de sala de aula, com seis professores do Ensino Fundamental. Foram realizados nove encontros de 90 a 120 minutos de duração. Nas discussões, os casos dos alunos mais problemáticos quanto ao seu comportamento foram trazidos pelos professores e analisados pelo grupo a luz das concepções da Pragmática da Comunicação Humana. Como resultado destas discussões, os professores foram levados a considerar os aspectos mais latentes, e portanto significantes, de suas relações com os alunos. Estas reflexões conduziram a uma "resignificação" das mesmas, com efeitos surpreendentes sobre os comportamentos dos alunos.

  12. Why Did the Professor Cross the Road? How and Why College Professors Intentionally Use Humor in Their Teaching

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    Buckman, Karen Hildebrant

    2010-01-01

    College professors face many pressing challenges: staying current in their disciplines, becoming familiar with new technology, responding to national accountability issues, publishing scholarly research in their fields, and facilitating student learning in their classes. Teaching and learning are complex processes. Humor is a powerful…

  13. Yue Joseph Wang named Grant A. Dove Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    Owczarski, Mark

    2009-01-01

    Yue Joseph Wang, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named the Grant A. Dove Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

  14. Maury Nussbaum reappointed as Hal G. Prillaman Professor Fellow in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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    2010-01-01

    Maury Nussbaum, professor of industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed as the Hal G. Prillaman Professor Fellow in Industrial and Systems Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

  15. Brian M. Kleiner receives Ralph H. Bogle Professor Fellowship in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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    2010-01-01

    Brian M. Kleiner, professor of industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named the Ralph H. Bogle Professor Fellow in Industrial and Systems Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

  16. Development of coin-type cell and engineering of its compartments for rechargeable seawater batteries

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    Han, Jinhyup; Hwang, Soo Min; Go, Wooseok; Senthilkumar, S. T.; Jeon, Donghoon; Kim, Youngsik

    2018-01-01

    Cell design and optimization of the components, including active materials and passive components, play an important role in constructing robust, high-performance rechargeable batteries. Seawater batteries, which utilize earth-abundant and natural seawater as the active material in an open-structured cathode, require a new platform for building and testing the cells other than typical Li-ion coin-type or pouch-type cells. Herein, we present new findings based on our optimized cell. Engineering the cathode components-improving the wettability of cathode current collector and seawater catholyte flow-improves the battery performance (voltage efficiency). Optimizing the cell component and design is the key to identifying the electrochemical processes and reactions of active materials. Hence, the outcome of this research can provide a systematic study of potentially active materials used in seawater batteries and their effectiveness on the electrochemical performance.

  17. Do the rich get richer? An empirical analysis of the BitCoin transaction network

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    Kondor, Dániel; Csabai, István; Vattay, Gábor

    2013-01-01

    The possibility to analyze everyday monetary transactions is limited by the scarcity of available data, as this kind of information is usually considered highly sensitive. Present econophysics models are usually employed on presumed random networks of interacting agents, and only macroscopic properties (e.g. the resulting wealth distribution) are compared to real-world data. In this paper, we analyze BitCoin, which is a novel digital currency system, where the complete list of transactions is publicly available. Using this dataset, we reconstruct the network of transactions, and extract the time and amount of each payment. We analyze the structure of the transaction network by measuring network characteristics over time, such as the degree distribution, degree correlations and clustering. We find that linear preferential attachment drives the growth of the network. We also study the dynamics taking place on the transaction network, i.e. the flow of money. We measure temporal patterns and the wealth accumulati...

  18. 'Magic coins' and 'magic squares': the discovery of astrological sigils in the Oldenburg Letters.

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    Roos, Anna Marie

    2008-09-20

    Enclosed in a 1673 letter to Henry Oldenburg were two drawings of a series of astrological sigils, coins and amulets from the collection of Strasbourg mathematician Julius Reichelt (1637-1719). As portrayals of particular medieval and early modern sigils are relatively rare, this paper will analyse the role of these medals in medieval and early modern medicine, the logic behind their perceived efficacy, and their significance in early modern astrological and cabalistic practice. I shall also demonstrate their change in status in the late seventeenth century from potent magical healing amulets tied to the mysteries of the heavens to objects kept in a cabinet for curiosos. The evolving perception of the purpose of sigils mirrored changing early modem beliefs in the occult influences of the heavens upon the body and the natural world, as well as the growing interests among virtuosi in collecting, numismatics and antiquities.

  19. A Novel Ancient Coin-Like Fractal Multiband Antenna for Wireless Applications

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    Full Text Available This study proposes a novel square-circle structure fractal multibroadband planar antenna, similar to an ancient Chinese coin-like structure, for second generation (2G, third generation (3G, fourth generation (4G, WLAN, and navigation wireless applications. The device is based on the principles and structural features of conventional monopole antenna elements, combined with the advantages of microstrip antennas and fractal geometry. A fractal method was presented for circular nested square slotted structures, similar to an ancient Chinese copper coin. The proposed antenna adapted five iterations on a fractal structure radiator, which covers more than ten mobile applications in three broad frequency bands with a bandwidth of 70% (1.43–2.97 GHz for DCS1800, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, LTE33-41, Bluetooth, GPS (Global Positioning System, BDS (BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, GLONSS (Global Navigation Satellite System, GALILEO (Galileo Satellite Navigation System, and WLAN frequency bands, 16.32% (3.32–3.91 GHz for LTE42, LTE43, and WiMAX frequency bands, and 10.92% (4.85–5.41 GHz for WLAN frequency band. The proposed antenna was fabricated on a 1.6 mm thick G10/FR4 substrate with a dielectric constant of 4.4 and a size of 88.5 × 60 mm2. The measurement results reveal that the omnidirectional radiation patterns achieve a gain of 1.16–3.75 dBi and an efficiency of 40–72%. The good agreement between the measurement results and simulation validates the proposed design approach and satisfies the requirements for various wireless applications.

  20. The Effects of Professors' Race and Gender on Student Evaluations and Performance

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    Basow, Susan A.; Codos, Stephanie; Martin, Julie L.

    2013-01-01

    This experimental study examined the effects of professor gender, professor race, and student gender on student ratings of teaching effectiveness and amount learned. After watching a three-minute engineering lecture presented by a computer-animated professor who varied by gender and race (African American, White), female and male undergraduates…

  1. The Association of Professors' Style, Trait Anxiety, and Experience with Students' Grades.

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    Theodory, George C.; Day, Richard C.

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    The relationship between the style, trait anxiety, and experience of professors and students' grades was investigated using Fiedler's contingency theory. Results indicated professors' trait anxiety is significant influencing student grades; professors having a high Least Preferred co-worker score assigned grades negatively correlated related with…

  2. Professors and Coaches Educational Approaches That Support the NCAA Division III Student Athlete Experience

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    Kuntz, Daniel E.

    2011-01-01

    While professors and coaches have the ability to enable or impede student athletes' educational success in college, studies that address the perspectives of coaches and professors about their interactions with student athletes are limited. This study aimed to understand (a) the ways in which professors and coaches who act as institutional agents…

  3. A Mixed Analysis of College Students' Best and Poorest College Professors

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    Slate, John R.; LaPrairie, Kimberly; Schulte, Don P.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.

    2009-01-01

    In this study, the authors examined the views of 171 college students concerning their best and poorest college professors. In a multi-stage conversion mixed analysis design, students' stories of their best and poorest college professors were thematically analysed, resulting in 15 dominant themes for their best college professors and 12 dominant…

  4. A Changing Role for University Professors? Professorial Academic Leadership as It Is Perceived by "The Led"

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    Evans, Linda

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the academic leadership role of university professors in the UK (a grade title which in that national context generally refers only to the most distinguished, senior academics, who equate to the North American full professor). Drawing on theoretical interpretations of professionalism and applying these to professors, it…

  5. PREFACE: Special section on Computational Fluid Dynamics—in memory of Professor Kunio Kuwahara Special section on Computational Fluid Dynamics—in memory of Professor Kunio Kuwahara

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    Ishii, Katsuya

    2011-08-01

    This issue includes a special section on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in memory of the late Professor Kunio Kuwahara, who passed away on 15 September 2008, at the age of 66. In this special section, five articles are included that are based on the lectures and discussions at `The 7th International Nobeyama Workshop on CFD: To the Memory of Professor Kuwahara' held in Tokyo on 23 and 24 September 2009. Professor Kuwahara started his research in fluid dynamics under Professor Imai at the University of Tokyo. His first paper was published in 1969 with the title 'Steady Viscous Flow within Circular Boundary', with Professor Imai. In this paper, he combined theoretical and numerical methods in fluid dynamics. Since that time, he made significant and seminal contributions to computational fluid dynamics. He undertook pioneering numerical studies on the vortex method in 1970s. From then to the early nineties, he developed numerical analyses on a variety of three-dimensional unsteady phenomena of incompressible and compressible fluid flows and/or complex fluid flows using his own supercomputers with academic and industrial co-workers and members of his private research institute, ICFD in Tokyo. In addition, a number of senior and young researchers of fluid mechanics around the world were invited to ICFD and the Nobeyama workshops, which were held near his villa, and they intensively discussed new frontier problems of fluid physics and fluid engineering at Professor Kuwahara's kind hospitality. At the memorial Nobeyama workshop held in 2009, 24 overseas speakers presented their papers, including the talks of Dr J P Boris (Naval Research Laboratory), Dr E S Oran (Naval Research Laboratory), Professor Z J Wang (Iowa State University), Dr M Meinke (RWTH Aachen), Professor K Ghia (University of Cincinnati), Professor U Ghia (University of Cincinnati), Professor F Hussain (University of Houston), Professor M Farge (École Normale Superieure), Professor J Y Yong (National

  6. Professor Peter Higgs: "My Life as a Boson"

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    Professor Peter Higgs played a key role in the development of the Standard Model, our current theory of fundamental physics. The search for the Higgs Boson is the centrepiece of the LHC programme at CERN, and the existence of this famously elusive particle is likely to be confirmed or refuted with data currently being collected, using apparatus partly designed at Bristol. Professor Higgs will introduce the ideas of spontaneous symmetry breaking, and discuss how these developed from their application in condensed matter through the earlier work of Yoichiro Nambu and Jeffrey Goldstone, to the work of Robert Brout, Francois Englert and himself in 1964. The subsequent application of these ideas to electroweak theory will be discussed briefly.

  7. An Outstanding Career: Professor Emeritus Iacob Cătoiu

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    Full Text Available Through the duration of his commissions of Deputy Dean (1981-1989 and, respectively, Dean (1992-2003, and also by the manner of approaching the managerial problems and his scientific extension, Professor Iacob Cătoiu left and indelible trace on the evolution of the former Department of Commerce in the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE – now the Department of Business and Tourism. He is author or co-author of an important number of books (57 and articles (105 and book presentations. Thus, after he made the personal acquaintance with Philip Kotler, the guru of international marketing, in 1997, Professor Iacob Cătoiu wrote the Forward to the Romanian version of Philip Kotler's volume Managementul marketingului (Marketing Management a fundamental book in its field. (Nicolae Lupu

  8. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EATING HABITS IN UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS: LITERATURE REVIEW

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    Hector Luiz Rodrigues Munaro

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    Full Text Available Increasingly, university professors engage in academic tasks often stressful and sedentary behaviors, making the practice of physical activity and healthier eating habits. The aim of this study was to review the literature Brazilian studies on physical activity and eating habits of university professors .The search was conducted between March and May 2013, in electronic databases. For the delimitation of the study, was used as descriptors: Physical Activity, University Teachers and Eating Habits. At the end of the article selection process, remaining 06 studies that have been described and discussed in the text. And all of a descriptive nature, with small samples with some robust and consistent methodology. The selected studies, regardless of their qualities, point to the need of this population to engage in more physical activity and healthy eating habits programs

  9. The University Professor View from the Communitarian Perspective

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    Angela Del Valle López

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The task of the university professor is a mission and not simply a profession and that is why higher education should be impregnated with values. Nowadays education is articulated into three areas: the State, the Market and the Volunteering, but no one of these three sectors by themselves has covered the needs of all the citizens, there have always been losers, therefore the conjunction of the three sectors became necessary. Communitarianism promotes an ethical-social pact that favors the progress of society without nullifying the individual dimension. It believes that the university is the space where a communitarian consciousness should be promoted to generate a social capital by means of education and it is a privilege place to substantiate the moral identity of the person beginning with the commitment of the professor with the university student.

  10. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EATING HABITS IN UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS: LITERATURE REVIEW

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    Hector Luiz Rodrigues Munaro

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Increasingly, university professors engage in academic tasks often stressful and sedentary behaviors, making the practice of physical activity and healthier eating habits. The aim of this study was to review the literature Brazilian studies on physical activity and eating habits of university professors .The search was conducted between March and May 2013, in electronic databases. For the delimitation of the study, was used as descriptors: Physical Activity, University Teachers and Eating Habits. At the end of the article selection process, remaining 06 studies that have been described and discussed in the text. And all of a descriptive nature, with small samples with some robust and consistent methodology. The selected studies, regardless of their qualities, point to the need of this population to engage in more physical activity and healthy eating habits programs.

  11. [The professor-student relationship in coping with dying].

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    Pinho, Líũcia Maria Oliveira; Barbosa, Maria Alves

    2010-03-01

    The new guidelines for undergraduate courses in the field of health care imply a need to prepare professionals to deal with life and death. To study death and dying in the context of nurse education means to contribute to the humanization of education and to preparing humanistic and critical professionals. We performed individual interviews with professors so that each could reveal their thoughts about experiencing death and dying in the educational relationship between nurse/professor and the nursing student in the hospital environment. Content analysis was performed using ideas close to those of Heidegger, revealing that education towards the concept and experience of death appears to be possible only if there is reflection regarding human existence, thoughts, and accepting finitude. By understanding one's own attitudes towards death and existence, it is possible to perceive possibilities in education for care in the death process.

  12. The university professor: integration between the personal and professional dimension

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    Full Text Available In the first part of this article, the authors explain how the teaching role is affected by certain social and cultural changes, like the knowledge society emergence, the universities orientation towards marketing, the constant demand and pressure exerted on teachers to publish, the loss of the ethical sense in the academic activity and the disparity of tasks that are being assigned to the university professors. In view of the above, a comprehensive model, compound by two concepts –personal and professional– of a university professor is proposed; in fact, this model incorporates and summarises different contributions regarding this theme. Finally, this article aims to defend the need to understand the teaching role as a vocation, in the broadest sense of the word, a vocation carries the inclination to pursue an aim: the education of those students that teachers have in charge.

  13. [Analysis of professor WU Lianzhong's experience of neck acupoints application].

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    Peng, Jiandong; Zheng, Hongyan; Wang, Yingshu

    2015-09-01

    Professor WU Lianzhong's experience of neck acupoints application is introduced. The characteristics,locations, acupuncture manipulations ,efficiency and main functions of neck acupoints including Tiandixue (Extra), Jingbixue (Extra), and cervical Jiaji (EX-B 2) are stated. According to the TCM thought of treatment based on syndrome differentiation,WU Lianzhong's special theory of neck acupoints application is explained so as to provide experience for improving acupuncture effects.

  14. YouTube Professors Scholars as Online Video Stars

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2008-01-01

    This article takes a look at how professors are becoming the latest YouTube stars. The popularity of their appearances on YouTube and other video-sharing sites end up opening the classroom and making teaching--which once took place behind closed doors--a more public art. Web videos open a new form of public intellectualism to scholars looking to…

  15. YouTube Professors: Scholars as Online Video Stars

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    2008-01-01

    This article takes a look at the rising popularity of professors as the latest YouTube stars. The popularity of their appearances on YouTube and other video-sharing sites is making it possible for classrooms to be opened up and making teaching--which once took place behind closed doors--a more public art. Web video has generated a new form of…

  16. Professor V. Weisskopf, CERN Director General (1961-1965)

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    Well known theoretical physicist Victor Weisskopf has died aged 93. Born in Austria, he later worked with Schrodinger in Berlin before emigrating to the US in 1937, where he joined the Manhattan project in 1944, and was witness to the Trinity Test in July 1945. In 1946 he became professor of physics at MIT. He took leave of absence to be Director General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Physics, from 1961-1965.

  17. Professor Created On-line Biology Laboratory Course

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    Bowman, Arthur W.

    2010-01-01

    This paper will share the creation, implementation, and modification of an online college level general biology laboratory course offered for non-science majors as a part of a General Education Curriculum. The ability of professors to develop quality online laboratories will address a growing need in Higher Education as more institutions combine course sections and look for suitable alternative course delivery formats due to declining departmental budgets requiring reductions in staffing, equipment, and supplies. Also, there is an equal or greater need for more professors to develop the ability to create online laboratory experiences because many of the currently available online laboratory course packages from publishers do not always adequately parallel on-campus laboratory courses, or are not as aligned with the companion lecture sections. From a variety of scientific simulation and animation web sites, professors can easily identify material that closely fit the specific needs of their courses, instructional environment, and students that they serve. All too often, on-campus laboratory courses in the sciences provide what are termed confirmation experiences that do NOT allow students to experience science as would be carried out by scientists. Creatively developed online laboratory experiences can often provide the type of authentic investigative experiences that are not possible on-campus due to the time constraints of a typical two-hour, once-per-week-meeting laboratory course. In addition, online laboratory courses can address issues related to the need for students to more easily complete missing laboratory assignments, and to have opportunities to extend introductory exercises into more advanced undertakings where a greater sense of scientific discovery can be experienced. Professors are strongly encourages to begin creating online laboratory exercises for their courses, and to consider issues regarding assessment, copyrights, and Intellectual Property

  18. Professors, principals and textbooks from the Midwifery school in Zadar.

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    Maksimović, Jovan; Maksimović, Marko

    2017-06-01

    Midwifery in Dalmatia was highly undeveloped at the beginning of the XIX century. The health report from 1813 suggested that there were only 48 midwives in the whole province, and none of them with a degree from the midwifery school. After abolishing the Central Schools ("Ecoles Centrales"), which were founded at the time of French reign, and which had the university range, the professors who stayed in Zadar continued their work and teaching in the Midwifery School, which was founded in 1820 according to the decision made by Emperor Franz I, and started working in 1821. Since the school was working continuously for the whole century, a lot of professors and principals passed through. Protomedicus of Dalmatia officially performed the duty of principals of the Midwifery School. Their life and work biographies were gathered in this paper. Although the newcomers were mostly illiterate, very contemporary and valuable textbooks were used at that time. The professors of this school wrote some of these textbooks. This paper analyses those textbooks from the current medical science and praxis point of view, which points out to its significance and contribution of its authors to the reputation that the School enjoyed at that time.

  19. Comunidades em processos formativos de professores de ciências

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    Full Text Available Apresentamos compreensões sobre as diferentes concepções de comunidade dentro do contexto da formação de professores de Ciências. Termos relacionados a comunidades no contexto de ensino e aprendizagem vem se tornando genéricos, dificultando compreensões de trabalhos da área no Brasil. Visualizamos a necessidade de significar concepções do termo em questão no contexto da sociologia e psicologia para então avançar nas compreensões mais abrangentes dentro da educação. Ampliamos o estudo com uma revisão dos trabalhos publicados nos anais do Encontro Nacional de Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências correlacionando a formação de professores com as perspectivas teórico-práticas de comunidades em contexto educacional. Escolhemos os anais deste evento por ser um ponto de debate entre os pesquisadores na área de Educação em Ciências e que, desta maneira, nos possibilitou sistematizar diferentes concepções de comunidades. Essas foram agrupadas em 7 categorias emergentes distintas por aspectos teórico-práticos utilizados nos processos formativos de professores de Ciências.

  20. Volume celebrating the 60th birthday of Professor Dr. Franz Fie; Professor Dr. Franz Fiedler zum 60. Geburtstag

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    This report was compiled in honor of Professor Dr. Franz Fiedler on the occasion of his 60th birthday on 7 January 1998. Its contributions deal with mesoscale modelling, the propagation of air pollutants, measurements of precipitation using radar, and prediction models. (orig./KW) [Deutsch] Dieser Bericht wurde aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstags von Herrn Prof. Dr. Franz Fiedler am 7. Januar 1998 zusammengestellt. Die Beitraege behandeln mesoskalige Modellierung, Ausbreitung von Luftschadstoffen, Niederschlagsmessung mit Radar und Vorhersagemodelle. (orig.)

  1. A hoard of Roman coins from the middle of the third century from Izvore, near Kosovska Mitrovica

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    Stamenković Sonja Z.

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    Full Text Available This paper presents a hoard of Roman coins of copper and its alloys found by chance on a site not far from Izvore, in the vicinity of Kosovska Mitrovica. There are 28 coins of the colonial issue minted in the middle of the third century, of which 26 are issued in Viminacijum, while the presence of the province of Dacia was detected on two pieces, with the effigies of the emperor Decius and his wife Etruscilla. The hoard includes money forged by the following rulers: Gordian III (1 , Philip I (9 , Philip II (1 Decius (3 Etruscilla (1 , Quint (4, Galus (6, Volusianus (1, and two illegible copies. It testifies about the importance of the colonial mint in the circulation of money in the mid-third century in the southern areas of the province of Upper Moesia and reveals a significant production of mint in Viminacijum.

  2. BitCoin meets Google Trends and Wikipedia: Quantifying the relationship between phenomena of the Internet era

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    Kristoufek, Ladislav

    2013-12-01

    Digital currencies have emerged as a new fascinating phenomenon in the financial markets. Recent events on the most popular of the digital currencies - BitCoin - have risen crucial questions about behavior of its exchange rates and they offer a field to study dynamics of the market which consists practically only of speculative traders with no fundamentalists as there is no fundamental value to the currency. In the paper, we connect two phenomena of the latest years - digital currencies, namely BitCoin, and search queries on Google Trends and Wikipedia - and study their relationship. We show that not only are the search queries and the prices connected but there also exists a pronounced asymmetry between the effect of an increased interest in the currency while being above or below its trend value.

  3. Graduate Student Attitudes toward Professor Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Transformational Teaching Practices, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning, and Student Deep Learning in Worldwide Business and Education Programs

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    Economos, Jennifer Lynn

    2013-01-01

    Some professors are expected to remain competitive research scholars, as well as teach, particularly in research-intensive universities. It has been argued that some professors spend too much time on research to obtain institutional incentives or promotion, and not enough time on teaching. Consequently, some adjuncts assume the responsibility for…

  4. EDITORIAL: 65th Birthday of Professor Hauptmann 65th Birthday of Professor Hauptmann

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    Lucklum, Ralf

    2009-12-01

    The papers in this special feature have been contributed by scientific partners in international research projects and from former PhD students of the Editor-in-Chief of this journal, Professor Dr Peter Hauptmann. The motivation for this feature is the occasion of Peter Hauptmann's 65th birthday on 24 July 2009 and his retirement from his chair at the Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany this autumn. Peter graduated in Physics at the Technical University Dresden and received his PhD from the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg in 1973. He habilitated in 1979. With his appointment at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in 1985 the Chair of Measurement Science extended its profile to the fast growing area of sensors. Peter was one of the very early developers of ultrasonic sensor systems for process monitoring and quality assurance. The working style here was characteristic of all his future activities. He combined his background in theory and experiment on ultrasonic wave propagation and its application to material science with the advantages of rapidly developing capabilities in microelectronics and data processing. The results have meanwhile found their way into products that are now on the market worldwide. Germany's reunification opened the door to the international sensor community and the most challenging sensor research areas. Peter Hauptmann very soon became a well respected colleague and was consequently appointed as member of the Technical Program Committee of the most important sensor conferences, elected member and head of expert groups of research associations and funding organizations, and of course reviewer of many scientific journals. Nowadays Peter Hauptmann can rightly be called one of the key players in the area of sensors. Professor Hauptmann's research interests combine fundamental aspects of the sensor transduction scheme with application issues up to the use of the sensor system in the industrial world

  5. The Head Side of the Coin: A Smarter Way to Fight the Moro Secessionists in the Southern Philippines

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    Muslim enclaves. Islam was a thriving religion in the Sulu islands long be- fore the Spanish conquistadores arrived. Arab traders and missionaries...handbills translated in differ- ent southern Philippine dialects supported the US govern- ment’s rewards program.103 The IO campaign also included the proper...Anatomy of a Successful COIN Operation,” 4. 74. Ibid., 5. 75. Corpus , Silent War, 111–12. 76. Briscoe, “Balikatan Exercise Spearheaded ARSOF

  6. CLOSE AIR SUPPORT (CAS) FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY (COIN) AND THE UPWARD TRAJECTORY OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS): NAVIGATING THE UNDISCOVERED DOMAIN

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    COIN as a strategic approach could have serious future detrimental effects. In a fictional accounting of the outcome of a future war, Charles Dunlap...Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Briefing. “Air Force Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Flight Plan 2009- 2047” Dunlap, Charles J., Jr...jsou.socom.mil/Pages/Default.aspx Kahn , Major Stephen P. USMC. “Decentralized and Distributed Airpower for the Modern Counterinsurgency Fight”. Maxwell

  7. Complex archaeometallurgical investigation of silver coins from the XVI{sup th}-XVIII{sup th} century

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    Highlights: • A methodology for studying metal artifacts using nuclear techniques is presented. • The methodology is applied on seven historical coins. • The results allows the identification of the alloy and corrosion products. • From the results, conclusions can be drawn related to their origin. - Abstract: When dealing with cultural heritage artifacts, the use of non-invasive and non-destructive analyses techniques is a must. Determination of the surface corrosion layers and coin composition is important both for identifying compounds that form different alloys (which can be considered support material for important objects, such as numismatic artifacts), and also for their conservation. The selection of analytical techniques is of great importance, as it is a strict condition that the structure of the artifacts should not be affected. The paper presents the archaeometallurgical study of seven silver coins, using several nuclear techniques (X-ray fluorescence – XRF, X-ray diffraction – XRD, Particle induced X-ray emission – PIXE) and optical microscopy. The study was performed using bulk methods and micro-area measurements in order to establish their composition, as well as the presence of corrosion products. This could, in turn, provide information in support of the categorization in genuine/possible forgery. From the analyzed set of samples, six can be surely categorized as genuine, while one raises some questions. A decisive conclusion cannot be drawn for one of the analyzed samples, but the scientific evidences suggest either a misstruck or a forgery approximately contemporary with the original issue of these coins.

  8. Combined use of SEM-EDS, OM and XRD for the characterization of corrosion products grown on silver roman coins

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    Ingo, G. M.; Balbi, S.; de Caro, T.; Fragalà, I.; Angelini, E.; Bultrini, G.

    2006-06-01

    In the framework of the PROMET project (European Commission contract No. 509126) aimed to develop new analytical techniques and materials for monitoring and protecting metal artefacts and monuments from the Mediterranean region, the corrosion products grown on silver Roman coins during archaeological burial is studied by means of scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and optical microscopy (OM) techniques.

  9. Silver surface enrichment of silver-copper alloys: a limitation for the analysis of ancient silver coins by surface techniques

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    Beck, L.; Bosonnet, S.; Réveillon, S.; Eliot, D.; Pilon, F.

    2004-11-01

    The surface enrichment of archaeological silver-copper alloys has been recognized for many years. However, the origin of this enrichment is not well defined and many hypotheses have been put forward to account for this behaviour: segregation of the components during casting, deliberate thermal and/or chemical post-treatment, abrasion or corrosion. Among the hypotheses mentioned above, we have focused our study on the first step of coin manufacturing. Replications of silver-copper standards of various compositions ranging from 30% to 80% Ag, reflecting the composition of silver blanks, have been produced. Metallographic examination, PIXE and SEM-EDS have been used for the characterization of each sample. A model of the direct enrichment has been established. This model allows us to propose a relationship between the surface composition and the silver content of the core. Comparison with data of Roman coins from the Roman site of Châteaubleau (France) and from the literature and consequences for the analyses of ancient coins by surface methods are presented.

  10. Victorianizing Guangxu: Arresting Flows, Minting Coins, and Exerting Authority in Early Twentieth-Century Kham

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    Scott Relyea

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In the late Qing and early Republican eras, eastern Tibet (Kham was a borderland on the cusp of political and economic change. Straddling Sichuan Province and central Tibet, it was coveted by both Chengdu and Lhasa. Informed by an absolutist conception of territorial sovereignty, Sichuan officials sought to exert exclusive authority in Kham by severing its inhabitants from regional and local influence. The resulting efforts to arrest the flow of rupees from British India and the flow of cultural identity entwined with Buddhism from Lhasa were grounded in two misperceptions: that Khampa opposition to Chinese rule was external, fostered solely by local monasteries as conduits of Lhasa’s spiritual authority, and that Sichuan could arrest such influence, the absence of which would legitimize both exclusive authority in Kham and regional assertions of sovereignty. The intersection of these misperceptions with the significance of Buddhism in Khampa identity determined the success of Sichuan’s policies and the focus of this article, the minting and circulation of the first and only Qing coin emblazoned with an image of the emperor. It was a flawed axiom of state and nation builders throughout the world that severing local cultural or spiritual influence was possible—or even necessary—to effect a borderland’s incorporation.

  11. Microscopic and probabilistic approach to thermal steady state based on a dice and coin toy model

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    Onorato, Pasquale; Malgieri, Massimiliano; Moggio, Lorenzo; Oss, Stefano

    2017-07-01

    In this article we present an educational approach to thermal equilibrium which was tested on a group of 13 undergraduate students at the University of Trento. The approach is based on a stochastic toy model, in which bodies in thermal contact are represented by rows of squares on a cardboard table, which exchange coins placed on the squares based on the roll of two dice. The discussion of several physical principles, such as the exponential approach to equilibrium, the determination of the equilibrium temperature, and the interpretation of the equilibrium state as the most probable macrostate, proceeds through a continual comparison between the outcomes obtained with the toy model and the results of a real experiment on the thermal contact of two masses of water at different temperatures. At the end of the sequence, a re-analysis of the experimental results in view of both the Boltzmann and Clausius definitions of entropy reveals some limits of the toy model, but also allows for a critical discussion of the concepts of temperature and entropy. In order to provide the reader with a feeling of how the sequence was received by students, and how it helped them understand the topics introduced, we discuss some excerpts from their answers to a conceptual item given at the end of the sequence.

  12. Tetrachloroethene air pollution originating from coin-operated dry cleaning establishments.

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    Gulyas, H; Hemmerling, L

    1990-10-01

    In 15 coin-operated dry cleaning establishments (CODC), in one building where a CODC had been run and in a private car transporting a dry-cleaned down jacket tetrachloroethene (TCE) indoor concentrations were investigated by air sampling with activated carbon tubes, elution of the carbon with toluene, and subsequent gas chromatographic analysis of the eluate. TCE concentrations in the car transporting the garment were up to 24.8 mg/m3. Within CODC air concentrations between 3.1 and 331 mg/m3 were measured. In the building where a CODC had once been run the TCE concentrations were slowly decreasing after removal of dry cleaning machines. In the basement below the CODC the TCE air concentration was 155 mg/m3 immediately after removal of the machines and 4.5 mg/m3 7.5 months later. TCE migrated from the basement via the staircase to the flats of the second floor where TCE air concentrations were about 1% of the concentrations in the basement. TCE-contaminated building material is shown to be a reservoir causing increased TCE air concentrations for a long time, which is serious considering the carcinogenic and reproductive risks from TCE exposure.

  13. Fatores associados a patologias de pregas vocais em professores

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar fatores associados à prevalência do diagnóstico médico referido de patologias das pregas vocais em professores. MÉTODOS: Estudo epidemiológico transversal, censitário, com 4.495 professores da rede pública municipal de ensino elementar e fundamental de Salvador, BA, de março a abril de 2006. A variável dependente foi o diagnóstico médico referido de patologias das pregas vocais e as independentes, características sociodemográficas, atividade profissional, organização do trabalho/relações interpessoais, características físicas do ambiente de trabalho, freqüência de transtornos mentais comuns, medida pelo Self-Reporting Questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20 >7 e condições de saúde geral. Foram aplicadas técnicas de análise estatística descritiva, bivariada e regressão logística múltipla. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de diagnóstico médico referido de patologias das pregas vocais foi de 18,9%. Na análise de regressão logística, as variáveis que permaneceram associadas ao diagnóstico médico de patologia das pregas vocais foram: sexo feminino, trabalhar como professor por mais de sete anos, uso intensivo da voz, referir mais de cinco características desfavoráveis do ambiente físico de trabalho, uma ou mais doenças do trato respiratório, perda auditiva e apresentar transtornos mentais comuns. CONCLUSÕES: A presença de patologias das pregas vocais referidas associou-se a fatores que indicam a necessidade de ações de promoção da saúde vocal do professor e modificações na organização e estrutura do trabalho docente.

  14. Professor Borje Kullenberg (1906-1991): Biography and bibliography

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    was undisturbed, the “vacuum principle” was omitted and the “piston principle” and “free-fall principle”, were combined, utilising the enormous hydrostatic pressures at great ocean depths. Thus the piston corer, capable of collecting sediment cores up to 20 m... in the artillery he had to criss-cross Sweden many times on skis on important missions. No wonder he had a strong physique throughout his life! After the cessation of hostilities, all the flaws of the piston corer were rectified and a cruise 2 Professor Biirje...

  15. PROFESSOR DR. ION PIŞOTA (1925 – 2008)

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    2009-01-01

    Professor Ion Pişota was born on June 6, 1925, in Hrupiştea, a small settlement in Greek Macedonia, from where he and his family came to Romania in 1927, where he got Romanian citizenship. Between 1941 and 1945, he attended the Tulcea Boys High School and later on, in 1947 he entered the Faculty of Geology – Geography at the University of Bucharest, where he continued to excel until 1951, when he graduated. In the fall of 1950, he took up a tutor position in the field of Hydrolgy at the same ...

  16. The Forgetful Professor and the Space Biology Adventure

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    Massa, Gioia D.; Jones, Wanda; Munoz, Angela; Santora, Joshua

    2014-01-01

    This video was created as one of the products of the 2013 ISS Faculty Fellows Summer Program. Our High School science teacher faculty fellows developed this video as an elementary/middle school education component. The video shows a forgetful professor who is trying to remember something, and along the journey she learns more about the space station, space station related plant science, and the Kennedy Space Center. She learns about the Veggie hardware, LED lighting for plant growth, the rotating garden concept, and generally about space exploration and the space station. Lastly she learns about the space shuttle Atlantis.

  17. [Preliminary study on Professor SUN Liu-he's academic thought].

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    Sun, Guo-Sheng; Zhang, Jing-Feng

    2005-07-01

    Professor SUN Liu-he has been engaged in scientific research, clinical and teaching works for tens years and he is a meticulous scholar with great learning, rich clinical experience and great theoretical attainments. In clinical practice of many years, he summarizes and develops Kangai Plaster, Kangai Fushui Plaster, Ai tong Ling Plaster, and so on for acupoint sticking to treat tumors, and establishes Nu-needle hot-reinforcing method and Ti-Yun reducing method, enriching contents of needling methods, and he is good at application of specific points, established points and channel acupoints to treat refractory diseases with good results.

  18. Comunidades em processos formativos de professores de ciências

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    2017-01-01

    Apresentamos compreensões sobre as diferentes concepções de comunidade dentro do contexto da formação de professores de Ciências. Termos relacionados a comunidades no contexto de ensino e aprendizagem vem se tornando genéricos, dificultando compreensões de trabalhos da área no Brasil. Visualizamos a necessidade de significar concepções do termo em questão no contexto da sociologia e psicologia para então avançar nas compreensões mais abrangentes dentro da educação. Ampliamos o estudo com uma ...

  19. A biographical note on Marcel Proust's Professor Cottard.

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    Pearn, John; Gardner-Thorpe, Christopher

    2003-05-01

    A medical practitioner, Professor Cottard, features in Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, which has been described as one of the supreme achievements of world literature. Proust modelled the character of Cottard on the real-life Parisian neurologist and psychiatrist Dr Jules Cotard (1840-1889). Marcel Proust's father, Dr Adrien Proust, was an eminent Parisian surgeon and a contemporary of Cotard. A review of the biographical literature (in French) relating to Dr Jules Cotard and an analysis of his published work (in English and French) have revealed a striking parallelism between the lives of the fictional Cottard and Jules Cotard.

  20. Transactional sex and sexual harassment between professors and students at an urban university in Benin.

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    Eller, Amanda

    2016-07-01

    This paper adds to discussion of transactional sex relationships in Africa by examining the distinction between transactional sex and sexual harassment in the context of professor-student relationships and their inherent power dynamics. By exploring the ways in which female university students in urban Benin toe the line between empowered agent and victim, I show how the power differential between professor and student obstructs the professor's ability to objectively determine consent, and examine why, in spite of this differential, male professors are frequently perceived as the victims of these relationships. Ethnographic data were gathered through participant observation on a public university campus in Benin and in-depth interviews and focus groups with 34 students and 5 professors from that university. Findings suggest that the problem of sexual harassment on campus will be difficult to address so long as transactional sex relationships between professors and students are permitted to continue.

  1. [Professor as a facilitating agent of the teaching learning process: perspective of the nursing student].

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    Semim, Gabriela Maschio; Souza, Maria Conceição Bernardo de Mello; Corrêa, Adriana Kátia

    2009-09-01

    This study aimed at analyzing how the undergraduate student perceives professor's performance in the teaching-learning process, in courses using the critical pedagogy and dialogical competence approach, in the Nursing Bachelor's Program, from 2005 to 2006. An instrument for the assessment of the professors performance was used and answers from 142 students were analyzed. Through thematic analysis, the following meaning units were outlined approaching the teaching-learning process, professor/student relationship and evaluation. For most students, professors who stimulate the critical-reflexive process, coherent with the problem-solving methodology, facilitate the teaching-learning process. For others, this process is facilitated when the professor is more demanding in contrast with the problem-solving approach. The professor-student relationship was facilitated by the establishment of bonds. Students did few comments about evaluation, indicating the need of a formative evaluation, which is a work in progress.

  2. Surdez, políticas inclusivas e professores turistas

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    Fernanda de Camargo Machado

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo provém de uma pesquisa que teve como foco as políticas públicas com acento na formação de professores de surdos no regime inclusivo. A analítica aproxima-se no arcabouço teórico-metodológico dos Estudos da Governamentalidade, propostos por Michel Foucault, tomando as noções de "dispositivo" e "governamentalidade" como alavancas para a compreensão do papel e atuação do docente de surdos nas políticas inclusivas. Os documentos selecionados para a investigação são materiais/cartilhas/coleções destinadas aos professores da Educação Infantil e Ensino Fundamental das escolas comuns, no sentido de orientá-los quanto à inclusão educacional de surdos. Este empreendimento analítico apontou a utilização de técnicas que produzem no docente de surdos um perfil profissional conveniente aos anseios neoliberais, de controle e produtividade.

  3. Dificuldades no relacionamento professor/aluno: um desafio a superar

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    Fábia Moreira Squarça Cabral

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O relacionamento professor - aluno é um tema que vem sendo investigado, através de diferentes estratégias metodológicas. Este trabalho trata a questão a partir da visão dos atores que participam do processo de ensino e aprendizagem, tendo por base professores e alunos de uma 8ª Série, de uma escola estadual da região de Londrina, Paraná, que responderam a um questionário, elaborado com questões abertas. Um estudo comparativo entre as informações fornecidas pelos dois grupos de participantes elucida momentos de tensão e de entrosamento entre estes personagens que constroem e reconstroem vivências e experiências capazes de expor valores e modos de vida. A luta pela sobrevivência de objetos alvo da escola, a aprendizagem e o conhecimento, é de interesse de todos, que consciente ou inconscientemente, participam do processo em busca de um caminho harmônico de convivência e crescimento.

  4. Professor Dorothy A.E. Garrod: "Small, Dark, and Alive!"

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    Pamela Jane Smith

    1997-05-01

    Full Text Available In 1939, Dorothy Garrod became the first woman Professor in either Cambridge or Oxford. Garrod at the time was Director of Studies at Newnham College, Cambridge University and had been in charge of excava­tions in Gibraltar, Western Judaea, Southern Kurdistan and Mount Carmel for which she is now renowned. Trained by Marett at Oxford and Abbe Henri Breuil in France, she was one of our finest archaeologists. By 1939, Garrod had unearthed the well-preserved skull of 'Abel', a Neanderthal child, in Gibraltar, discovered and named the Natufian culture while excavating Shukba near Jerusalem, directed the long term, large scale excavations at Mount Carmel and traveled with Bruce Howe as her assistant to explore Bacho Kiro in Bulgaria. Once elected Professor, she became instrumental in establishing Archaeology and Anthropology as a full degree course and influential in Cambridge's decision to admit women to full membership in 1948. After retirement, she continued excavating in Lebanon and France. Here, with her close friend Suzanen Cassou de Saint Mathurin, she discovered the superb Magdalenian sculptured frieze at Angles-sur-l'Anglin.

  5. Entrevista com o professor João Rua

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    Demian Garcia Castro

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Em um final de tarde na PUC-RJ, logo após mais uma de suas aulas de mestrado, o Prof. João Rua recebeu a equipe da Revista Giramundo para uma entrevista. Com experiência em diferentes segmentos de ensino no CAP-UFRJ, na UERJ e na própria PUC-RJ, entre outras instituições, João Rua igualmente diversificou muito sua produção como pesquisador, passando do Ensino de Geografia à Geografia Agrária e, depois, às questões ambientais, sem nunca deixar de lado uma visão política e reflexiva sobre os temas que abordou. Por essa versatilidade, pela personalidade extremamente comunicativa e por outras qualidades, Rua tornou-se um referencial como professor e intelectual para gerações de ex-alunos influenciados por suas práticas e ensinamentos. Registrar um pouco mais desse arcabouço teórico e prático foi um dos objetivos da entrevista, assim como o de prestar homenagem a esse professor muito querido por tantas pessoas de dentro e de fora de nosso campo de conhecimento.

  6. Burnout Syndrome and Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Professors

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    Arlington Antonio García Padilla

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The presence of the Burnout syndrome in professors may be regarded as a deterioration of their mental health with negative impacts on their job performance. It is known that teachers develop different activities in the areas of teaching, outreach and research. This study aims to analyze the relationship between the Burnout syndrome and self-efficacy beliefs and the academic performance in professors of the psychology and dentistry programs at a private university in the city of Barranquilla. This study is empirical and analytical with a descriptive-correlational design. The study population consisted of 93 teachers of the psychology and dentistry programs. To choose the sample, a non-probabilistic sample was used according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria that allowed selecting a total of 36 teachers who met the criteria for the study. The instruments that were used in this study was the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI, 1981 adapted by Seisdedos (1997, and the Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk (2001 adapted by Covarrubias and Mendoza (2016. According to the results, it was observed that there is no significant relationship between Burnout, Self-efficacy Belief and the academic performance.

  7. Tomorrow's Professor, Preparing for an Academic/Research Career

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    Reis, R. M.

    1998-12-01

    Richard M. Reis, author of Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering, and a former executive officer of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, will discuss the essential elements in preparing for, finding, and succeeding at academic careers in today's higher education environment. He will begin with a no-hold-barred look at the academic enterprise and the important ways it differs for all other institutions in society. The unique nature engineering and science - with a particular emphasis on astronomy and astrophysics - in higher education and the special problems facing new professors in these fields will be looked at next. Dr. Reis will then describe a powerful preparation strategy to make graduate students and postdocs competitive for academic positions while maintaining their options for worthwhile careers in government and industry. He will then explain how to get the offer you want and the start-up package you need to ensure success in your first critical years on the job. Finally, Dr. Reis will summarize essential insights from experienced faculty in all areas of science and engineering on how to develop a rewarding academic career and a quality of life that is both balanced and fulfilling. Plenty of time will be set aside for active interaction and discussion.

  8. O papel do professor junto ao aluno com Altas Habilidades

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    Andréia Jaqueline Devalle Rech

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available .Quando se discute a Educação Especial é comum, num primeiro momento, lembrar do aluno que compõe o especial na Educação como aquele com deficiência mental, auditiva, visual ou física. No entanto, assim como essas crianças, também os alunos com altas habilidades necessitam de um atendimento especializado, pois ele também é um sujeito da Educação Especial. Nesse sentido, este artigo apresenta a definição de altas habilidades, baseada na teoria de um pesquisador norte-americano e, como foco principal algumas questões que envolvem o professor de forma mais direta com o aluno com altas habilidades em sala de aula. Entre elas estão: questões sobre a aprendizagem escolar desses alunos, bem como os fatores que fazem parte desse processo, estratégias de ensino e a importância da identificação dos alunos com altas habilidades.Palavras-chave: Educação Especial. Professor. Aluno com Altas Habilidades

  9. Professor Adler-Nissen i Radio 27syv

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    Professor Adler-Nissen var fredag den 9. juni i radio 24syv (program 24syv Morgen) i forlængelse af den britiske valg. Her blev Adler-Nissen blandet andet spurgt ind til, hvilken betydning valget vil have for de kommende Brexit-forhandlinger. Adler-Nissen vurderede, at en udskydelse af forhandlin......Professor Adler-Nissen var fredag den 9. juni i radio 24syv (program 24syv Morgen) i forlængelse af den britiske valg. Her blev Adler-Nissen blandet andet spurgt ind til, hvilken betydning valget vil have for de kommende Brexit-forhandlinger. Adler-Nissen vurderede, at en udskydelse af...... forhandlingerne er et muligt scenario, da Theresa May først skal havde samlet en koalitionsregering. I følge Adler-Nissen, vil en sådan koalitionsregering også kunne have den indvirkning, at forhandlingerne vil lede til et blødere Brexit end først udmeldt af May, da der nu er behov for at tage højde til flere...... partiers holdning til Brexit....

  10. The art of science: interview with Professor John Archibald Wheeler

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    2011-01-01

    During the conference on the methods of differential geometry in physics in Warsaw in June 1976, Professor Wheeler gave an interview for the Czechoslovak Journal of Physics A. After Professor Wheeler authorized the English version in January 1977, the Czech translation was published in \\v{C}eskoslovensk\\'y \\v{c}asopis pro fyziku A (1978) and soon afterwards the Polish translation appeared in Postepy fizyky. After John Wheeler's recent death it occurred to me that it would now be appropriate to publish the original interview from 1976 so that it would not be lost to English readers; and so, despite being more than 30 years old, the interview appeared in the special issue on quantum gravity of "General Relativity and Gravitation" dedicated to the memory of J. A. Wheeler. John Wheeler would now surely add more about black holes in nuclei of galaxies, not mentioning just Cygnus X-1, when discussing cosmology he would undoubtedly address the problem of dark energy etc. However, in the conversation about Einstein a...

  11. Homage to Professor Hans-Åke Gustafsson

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    It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Hans-Åke Gustafsson, an internationally recognized scientist, beloved colleague and friend. He passed away on Wednesday January 13th at the Lund University Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones, after a short battle against cancer. This is a great loss for all of us in ALICE and the whole heavy ion community. Hans-Åke, Professor at Lund University, was one of the pioneers of heavy ion physics with relativistic beams since its very beginning. He started his research at CERN, as a fellow at the ISOLDE ion beam facility, and immediately after, in the early 1980 joined the Plastic Ball collaboration at the Bevalac. One of the seminal papers of the field on the discovery of collective flow in relativistic nuclear collisions, co-authored by Hans-Åke, Hans Gutbrod and colleagues, stems from this period. From that point on he was always at the forefront of research with relativistic nuclear beams, being for three de...

  12. Professores homossexuais: suas vivências frente à comunidade escolar

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    Luana Molina

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar uma discussão referente à problemática da vivência diária do professor/professora homossexual frente à instituição escolar, cujo pressuposto inicial parte da premissa que estes professores sofreram e vem sofrendo, algum tipo de preconceito devido sua orientação sexual. No desenvolvimento, partimos para uma abordagem qualitativa e fundamentando-se na análise de discurso, ou seja, conhecendo as experiências de professores e professoras por meio de suas narrativas. Para isso foram entrevistados dois professores gays e uma professora lésbica, todos com ensino superior, que atuam ou atuaram no Ensino Fundamental II e no Ensino Médio. Nossa estratégia metodológica acontece em duas situações: A primeira, por meio de um questionário prévio composto de dez questões de identificação pessoal no intuito de traçar um perfil dos entrevistados. No segundo momento, entrevistas semi – estruturadas, com perguntas que focaram mais especificamente a percepção dos professores/professoras sobre a homofobia na escola. Nosso resultado é composto por relatos onde pudemos identificar a escola como um ambiente que reflete o sexismo que perpassa toda a sociedade, reproduzindo com frequência, as estruturas sociais, reforçando os preconceitos e privilégios de um sexo sobre o outro. Desta forma, percebemos que o heterossexismo está tão arraigado na cultura, que se torna invisível em muitas de suas atitudes quase sutis, como por exemplo, em brincadeiras e piadas. O universo escolar reproduz os preconceitos da sociedade e, na tentativa de evitar o convívio dos alunos heterossexuais, com pessoas homossexuais, faz da homossexualidade o maior alvo da discriminação. Concluímos, portanto, que as desigualdades entre os sexos e a marginalização dos homossexuais acabam gerando vítimas de uma sociedade inacabada, de repressão, opressão e desinformação. Por fim, está sociedade esta em constante

  13. Lifestyle and physical activity of the physical education professor

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    Maria de Fátima M. Maia

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was: 1 to identify the physical activity habits in daily life of the professors at the Physical Education Department of UNIMONTES; 2 to verify the lifestyles of these individuals in terms of five well-being-related items (nutrition, physical activity, preventative behavior, social relationships, and stress control. Twenty Physical Education professors (5 women and 15 men, 27 to 53 years of age were evaluated. Three instruments were employed to obtain the required information: 1 PAR-Q, 2 Physical Activity Survey, and 3 Life Style Profi le using the Well Being Pentagram. It was verifi ed that 74% of the males were apparently fi t enough to initiate a physical exercise program. On the other hand, this number decreased to 40% in the female group. Concerning the physical activity questionnaire, 75% of the male group were active or very active, and only 40% of the female group were active. Regarding the lifestyle profi les (Well Being Pentagram, females did not report desirable healthy behavior, since their mean score was 1.4 points. In the male group, the mean score was 2.0 points, which indicates a healthy lifestyle, as well as an attitude more favorable to preventative health. We concluded that women require more attention than men, relating to the aspects mentioned above, and that men should not forget to keep on having healthy habits. RESUMO Este estudo teve por objetivos: a identifi car os hábitos de atividades físicas no cotidiano dos professores de Educação Física da UNIMONTES; b verifi car o perfi l do estilo de vida considerando cinco fatores (nutrição, atividade física, comportamento preventivo, relacionamento social e controle do stress individuais relacionados ao bem-estar. Foram avaliados 20 (vinte professores de Educação Física, sendo cinco mulheres (25% e quinze homens (75%, na faixa etária de 27 a 53 anos de idade. Para coleta das informações, utilizou-se três instrumentos: a PAR-Q; Physical

  14. An exploratory examination of student to professor disclosures of crime victimization.

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    Richards, Tara N; Branch, Kathryn A; Hayes, Rebecca M

    2013-11-01

    Prior qualitative research has demonstrated that female college students may utilize their professors as support providers when they experience sexual assault and intimate partner violence victimization. To further explore this phenomenon, the present study used a random sampling design on two college campuses to examine the following questions: (a) Are student disclosures of crime victimization a common occurrence for college professors? (b) What is the nature of college professors' most recent disclosure of crime victimization? and (c) Do professor characteristics predict receiving a student disclosure of victimization? Implications of these findings as well as directions for future research will be discussed.

  15. COIN Project: Towards a zero-waste technology for concrete aggregate production in Norway

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    Cepuritis, Rolands; Willy Danielsen, Svein

    2014-05-01

    COIN Project: Towards a zero-waste technology for concrete aggregate production in Norway Rolands Cepuritis, Norcem/NTNU and Svein Willy Danielsen, SINTEF Aggregate production is a mining operation where no purification of the "ore" is necessary. Still it is extremely rare that an aggregate production plant is operating on the basis of zero-waste concept. This is since historically the fine crushed aggregate (particles with a size of less than 2, 4 or sometimes 8 mm) has been regarded as a by-product or waste of the more valuable coarse aggregate production. The reason is that the crushed coarse aggregates can easily replace coarse rounded natural stones in almost any concrete composition; while, the situation with the sand is different. The production of coarse aggregate normally yields fine fractions with rough surface texture, flaky or elongated particles an inadequate gradation. When such a material replaces smooth and rounded natural sand grains in a concrete mix, the result is usually poor and much more water and cement has to be used to achieve adequate concrete flow. The consequences are huge stockpiles of the crushed fine fractions that can't be sold (mass balance problems) for the aggregate producers, sustainability problems for the whole industry and environmental issues for society due to dumping and storing of the fine co-generated material. There have been attempts of utilising the material in concrete before; however, they have mostly ended up in failure. There have been attempts to adjust the crushed sand to the properties of the natural sand, which would still give a lot of waste, especially if the grading would have to be adjusted and the high amounts of fines abundantly present in the crushed sand would have to be removed. Another fundamental reason for failure has been that historically such attempts have mainly ended up in a research carried out by people (both industrial and academic) with aggregate background (= parties willing to find market

  16. Roseomonas pecuniae sp. nov., isolated from the surface of a copper-alloy coin.

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    Lopes, André; Esp Rito Santo, Christophe; Grass, Gregor; Chung, Ana Paula; Morais, Paula V

    2011-03-01

    Strain N75(T) was isolated from the surface of a copper-alloy 50 Euro cent coin collected from general circulation. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain N75(T) formed a distinct branch within the genus Roseomonas and placed it in the Alphaproteobacteria. Strain N75(T) showed 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities of 92.4-97.1  % to type strains of species of the genus Roseomonas. Strain N75(T) was a Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, non-motile coccoid, with an optimum growth temperature of about 30 °C; the strain did not grow at 5 or 37 °C. Strain N75(T) did not grow in medium containing NaCl. The major respiratory quinone was ubiquinone 10 (Q-10). The major fatty acids were unsaturated C₁₆:₁ω7c/C₁₆:₁ω6c and C₁₈:₁ω7c (around 70 % of the total fatty acids); the third most abundant fatty acid was the hydroxylated C₁₈:₁ 2-OH. The major polar lipids were phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine and an unknown aminolipid. The DNA G+C content was 72.8 mol%. On the basis of the phylogenetic analysis and physiological and biochemical characteristics, we conclude that strain N75(T) represents a novel species of the genus Roseomonas, for which we propose the name Roseomonas pecuniae sp. nov. (type strain N75(T) =LMG 25481(T) =CIP 110074(T)).

  17. INCLUSÃO E PROFESSORES: REPRESENTAÇÕES DISCURSIVAS

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    Hanna Caroline Neyris Corrêa da Costa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O tema Inclusão tem-se destacado como uma forma revolucionária da educação, entende-se que analisar os discursos veiculados sobre este tema, contribui para elucidar certos aspectos que não são ditos (as entrelinhas explicitamente, mas que direcionam a maneira de pensar e de agir da pessoa que os lê, já que quem escreveu tal artigo para a Revista tem sua história, sua ideologia, sua opinião formada sobre a temática e que influencia a maneira de pensar de quem lê tal reportagem. Partindo dos pressupostos teóricos da Análise do Discurso (AD e da educação inclusiva, pretende-se, a partir da análise do artigo “A escola que é de todas as crianças” do site da Revista Nova Escola, edição n.º 182, do mês de maio de 2005, de autoria de Meire Cavalcante, cuja temática é a educação inclusiva, entender os discursos veiculados sobre a temática, que ideias difundem, que representações o artigo da Revista sob análise veicula sobre inclusão. Portanto, na análise, conforme apregoado na manchete em questão, o termo inclusão, mediante a ação do professor, é capaz de transformar os modos de pensar e agir das pessoas com deficiência, esquecendo que, na realidade, as escolas estão deficientes em vários sentidos: estrutura física, pedagógicas e tecnológicas, falta investimento na formação de todos os envolvidos no processo ensino/aprendizagem, sendo que tudo isso interfere nos resultados do processo de inclusão, ou seja, para uma educação de maior qualidade. Não é somente a ação isolada do professor que trará resultados profícuos nesse processo. Palavras-chave: Análise do discurso. Inclusão. Professores.

  18. Combining non-destructive nuclear techniques to study Roman leaded copper coins from Ilipa (II-I centuries B.C.)

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    Moreno-Suarez, A.I., E-mail: amoreno6@us.es [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avd. Thomas A. Edison, 7 Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, University of Seville (Spain); Gomez-Tubio, B., E-mail: tubio@us.es [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avd. Thomas A. Edison, 7 Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Departamento de Fisica Aplicada III, University of Seville (Spain); Respaldiza, M.A., E-mail: respaldiza@us.es [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avd. Thomas A. Edison, 7 Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Nuclear y Molecular, University of Seville (Spain); Chaves, F., E-mail: fchaves@us.es [Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueologia, University of Seville (Spain); Ortega-Feliu, I., E-mail: iofeliu@us.es [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avd. Thomas A. Edison, 7 Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Ontalba-Salamanca, M.A., E-mail: ontalba@unex.es [Departamento de Fisica, University of Extremadura (Spain); Ager, F.J., E-mail: fjager@us.es [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avd. Thomas A. Edison, 7 Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, University of Seville (Spain)

    2011-12-15

    A set of 32 bronze coins (II-I centuries B.C.) from the Roman city of Ilipa Magna (present-day Alcala del Rio, Seville) have been analyzed by means of non-destructive techniques. These coins are classified in different series according to their numismatic characteristics. They are very interesting from the archaeological point of view because a freshwater fish is depicted on the obverse (unusual in Mediterranean Cultures) and a spike on the reverse (also unusual but frequent in the South of the Iberian Peninsula). A comparative study has been made by PIXE (Proton Induced X-ray Emission) and XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) both corrected by GRT (Gamma Ray Transmission) in order to avoid the polishing of the coins. The results show that after the correction with GRT both independent methods give compatible concentrations for all of the coins that can be assumed as the actual bulk compositions . The average concentrations of the different series have been calculated and they could help to classify the series of coins chronologically.

  19. Combining non-destructive nuclear techniques to study Roman leaded copper coins from Ilipa (II-I centuries B.C.)

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    Moreno-Suárez, A. I.; Gómez-Tubío, B.; Respaldiza, M. A.; Chaves, F.; Ortega-Feliu, I.; Ontalba-Salamanca, M. Á.; Ager, F. J.

    2011-12-01

    A set of 32 bronze coins (II-I centuries B.C.) from the Roman city of Ilipa Magna (present-day Alcalá del Río, Seville) have been analyzed by means of non-destructive techniques. These coins are classified in different series according to their numismatic characteristics. They are very interesting from the archaeological point of view because a freshwater fish is depicted on the obverse (unusual in Mediterranean Cultures) and a spike on the reverse (also unusual but frequent in the South of the Iberian Peninsula). A comparative study has been made by PIXE (Proton Induced X-ray Emission) and XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) both corrected by GRT (Gamma Ray Transmission) in order to avoid the polishing of the coins. The results show that after the correction with GRT both independent methods give compatible concentrations for all of the coins that can be assumed as the actual bulk compositions [1]. The average concentrations of the different series have been calculated and they could help to classify the series of coins chronologically.

  20. Method of computer-based operator instruction system for diagnosing fission product transport and release in nuclear power plants. [COINS system

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    Kodaira, Hideki; Kondo, Shunsuke; Togo, Yasumasa

    1984-03-01

    A computer-based operater instruction system (COINS) for diagnosing fission product (FP) transport and release in nuclear power plants (NPPs) is proposed and a conceptual design for COINS is studied in this paper. COINS can be described in the most general way as a computer-based information processing system which takes in plant data, processes it, and displays the results to the NPP's operating crew. Our major concern for COINS is, however, not to evaluate general plant dynamics, but to monitor the distribution of the whole radioactive materials such as FP, and to diagnose the plant state in the view of FP transport during the NPP's lifetime. Several functions demanded of COINS are: (a) during normal operation, to certify the fuel integrity and the effectiveness of the purification systems, (b) in an unusual event, to identify the event and to monitor the amount of FP release with accuracy, and (c) in case of a rare occurrence, to estimate the maximum potential release.