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Publications from 2020 and 2021

Below is a list of articles that were published in 2021. The bibliographic data contains articles from Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. To view the articles published in 2020, please click here.

Abebe, A., Al Ajmi, M., Elmardi, M., Nandan, H., & Ul Sabah, N. (2021). Shear-free conditions of a Chaplygin-gas-dominated universe. International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, 18(12), 2150192.

Araujo, I. F., Park, D. K., Petruccione, F., & da Silva, A. J. (2021). A divide-and-conquer algorithm for quantum state preparation. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-12.

Argyriadis, J. A., He, Y. H., Jejjala, V., & Minic, D. (2021). Dynamics of genetic code evolution: The emergence of universality. Physical Review E, 103(5), 052409.

Baiguera, S., Harmark, T., Lei, Y., & Wintergerst, N. (2021). Symmetry structure of the interactions in near-BPS corners of N $$\mathcal {N} $$= 4 super-Yang-Mills. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(4), 1-58.

Ballardini, M., & Maartens, R. (2021). Constraining the neutrino mass using a multi-tracer combination of two galaxy surveys and CMB lensing. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Blank, C., Park, D. K., & Petruccione, F. (2021). Quantum-enhanced analysis of discrete stochastic processes. npj Quantum Information, 7(1), 1-9.

Brustein, R., Medved, A. J. M., & Simhon, T. (2022). Black holes as frozen stars. Physical Review D, 105(2), 024019.

Burger, R. A., Nel, A. E., & Engelbrecht, N. E. (2021). Characteristics of the-component of the heliospheric magnetic field observed by IMP and ACE over 46 years.

Carleschi, E., Chrysostomou, A., Cornell, A., & Naylor, W. (2021). Probing the effect on student conceptual understanding due to a forced mid-semester transition to online teaching. European Journal of Physics.

Cele, S., Gazy, I., Jackson, L., Hwa, S. H., Tegally, H., Lustig, G., … & Sigal, A. (2021). Escape of SARS-CoV-2 501Y. V2 from neutralization by convalescent plasma. Nature, 593(7857), 142-146.

Craven, J., Jejjala, V., & Kar, A. (2021). Disentangling a deep learned volume formula. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(6), 1-40.

Dima, R. S., Phuthu, L., Maluta, N. E., Kirui, J. K., & Maphanga, R. R. (2021). Electronic, structural, and optical properties of mono-doped and Co-Doped (210) TiO2 brookite surfaces for application in dye-sensitized solar cells—a first principles study. Materials, 14(14), 3918.

Dlamini, N., Prestipino, S., & Pellicane, G. (2021). Self-assembled structures of colloidal dimers and disks on a spherical surface. Entropy, 23(5), 585.

Elegbeleye, I. F., Maluta, N. E., & Maphanga, R. R. (2021). Density Functional Theory Study of Optical and Electronic Properties of (TiO2) n= 5, 8, 68 Clusters for Application in Solar Cells. Molecules, 26(4), 955.

Elli, P., Randle, R., & Konstantinos, Z. (2021). Dynamical spin chains in 4D N= 2 SCFTs. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(8).

Engelbrecht, N. E., & Moloto, K. D. (2021). An Ab Initio Approach to Antiproton Modulation in the Inner Heliosphere. The Astrophysical Journal, 908(2), 167.

Fischer, W., Giorgi, E. E., Chakraborty, S., Nguyen, K., Bhattarcharya, T., Theiler, J., … & Korber, B. (2021). HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2: Patterns in the Evolution of Two Pandemic Pathogens. Cell Host & Microbe.

Goldstein, K., Jejjala, V., Lei, Y., van Leuven, S., & Li, W. (2021). Residues, modularity, and the Cardy limit of the 4d N $$\mathcal {N} $$= 4 superconformal index. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021(4), 1-44.

Govaerts, J. The 1+ 1 Dimensional Abelian Higgs Model Revisited: Non perturbative Dynamics in the Physical Sector.

Lateef, A., Azeez, M. A., Suaibu, O. B., & Adigun, G. O. (2021). A decade of nanotechnology research in Nigeria (2010–2020): a scientometric analysis. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 23(9), 1-27.

Leong, T. K., Wee, L. K., García_Clemente, F. J., & Esquembre, F. (2021, May). Promoting the Joy of Learning by Turning a Smartphone into Scientific Equipment. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1929, No. 1, p. 012039). IOP Publishing.

Latune, C. L., Sinayskiy, I., & Petruccione, F. (2021). Roles of quantum coherences in thermal machines. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 1-10.

Jencson, J. E., Andrews, J. E., Bond, H. E., Karambelkar, V., Sand, D. J., Van Dyk, S. D., … & Smith, N. (2021). AT 2019qyl in NGC 300: Internal Collisions in the Early Outflow from a Very Fast Nova in a Symbiotic Binary. The Astrophysical Journal, 920(2), 127.

Jejjala, V., Lei, Y., Van Leuven, S., & Li, W. SL (3, Z) modularity and new Cardy limits of the N= 4 superconformal index. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.07030.

John, A. J. (2021). The building blocks of the universe. HTS Theological Studies, 77(3), 1-8.

Konrad, T., Rouillard, A., Kastner, M., & Uys, H. (2021). Robust control of quantum systems by quantum systems. Physical Review A, 104(5), 052614.                 

Kruger, C., Schutte, W. D., & Verster, T. (2021). Using Model Performance to Assess the Representativeness of Data for Model Development and Calibration in Financial Institutions. Risks, 9(11), 204.

Maartens, R., Fonseca, J., Camera, S., Jolicoeur, S., Viljoen, J. A., & Clarkson, C. (2021). Magnification and evolution biases in large-scale structure surveys. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2021(12), 009.

Mamba, S., Perry, D. S., Tsige, M., & Pellicane, G. (2021). Toward the Rational Design of Organic Solar Photovoltaics: Application of Molecular Structure Methods to Donor Polymers. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

Mammino, L., & Apotheker, J. (Eds.). (2021). Research in Chemistry Education. Springer.

Manick, R., Miszalski, B., Kamath, D., Whitelock, P. A., Van Winckel, H., Hrivnak, B. J., … & Mohamed, S. (2021). The binary central star of the bipolar pre-planetary nebula IRAS 08005− 2356 (V510 Pup). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508(2), 2226-2235.

Murphy, G. G., Yates, R. M., & Mohamed, S. S. (2022). L-GALAXIES 2020: The formation and chemical evolution of stellar haloes in Milky Way Analogues and galaxy clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 510(2), 1945-1963.

Nivelkar, M., & Bhirud, S. G. (2021, December). Optimized Machine Learning: Training and Classification Performance Using Quantum Computing. In 2021 IEEE 6th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Automation (ICCCA) (pp. 8-13). IEEE.

Orce, J. N., & Ntshangase, S. (2021). Young African universities take the lead. Nature Physics, 17(11), 1187-1189.

Orce, J. N., Montes, E. M., Abrahams, K. J., Ngwetsheni, C., Brown, B. A., Raju, M. K., … & Yahia-Cherif, W. (2021). Reorientation-effect measurement of the〈 2 1+∥ E ̂ 2∥ 2 1+〉 matrix element in Ar 36. Physical Review C, 104(6), L061305.

Platts, E., Caleb, M., Stappers, B. W., Main, R. A., Weltman, A., Shock, J. P., … & Wu, J. (2021). An analysis of the time-frequency structure of several bursts from FRB 121102 detected with MeerKAT. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505(2), 3041-3053.

Pellow-Jarman, A., Sinayskiy, I., Pillay, A., & Petruccione, F. (2021). A comparison of various classical optimizers for a variational quantum linear solver. Quantum Information Processing, 20(6), 1

Ramos, F., Ramos, A., Pellicane, G., & Lee, L. L. (2021). Construction of a composite-sphere model for molecules of tetrahedral symmetry. Molecular Physics, 119(10), e1913254.

Singh, L., Anyaneji, U. J., Ndifon, W., Turok, N., Mattison, S. A., Lessells, R., … & Oliveira, T. (2021). Implementation of an efficient SARS-CoV-2 specimen pooling strategy for high throughput diagnostic testing.-14.

Tegally, H., Wilkinson, E., Lessells, R. J., Giandhari, J., Pillay, S., Msomi, N., … & de Oliveira, T. (2021). Sixteen novel lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa. Nature Medicine, 27(3), 440-446.

Tegally, H., Wilkinson, E., Giovanetti, M., Iranzadeh, A., Fonseca, V., Giandhari, J., … & de Oliveira, T. (2021). Detection of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in South Africa. Nature, 592(7854), 438-443.

Tsabone, T., & Abebe, A. (2021). Dynamical system analysis of the Bianchi type-V cosmological model in R n-gravity. Classical and Quantum Gravity38(20), 205004.

Viljoen, J. A., Fonseca, J., & Maartens, R. (2021). Multi-wavelength spectroscopic probes: biases from neglecting light-cone effects. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics2021(12), 004.   

Van den Eijnden, J., Heywood, I., Fender, R., Mohamed, S., Sivakoff, G. R., Saikia, P., … & Woudt, P. A. (2022). MeerKAT discovery of radio emission from the Vela X-1 bow shock. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society510(1), 515-530.

Van den Berg, J. P., Engelbrecht, N. E., Wijsen, N., & Strauss, R. D. (2021). On the Turbulent Reduction of Drifts for Solar Energetic Particles. The Astrophysical Journal922(2), 200.              

Zungu, A., Sinayskiy, I., & Petruccione, F. Generating function approach to Open Quantum Walks.

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