Recent Dissertations

Physics Ph.D. Degrees - Spring 2022

Juan Camilo Buitrago Casas
Advisor: Stuart Bale
On the Sun's faintest coronal hard X-rays

David Dunsky
Advisor: Lawrence Hall
Fingerprints of High Energy Physics Beyond Colliders

Satcher Hsieh
Advisor: Norman Yao
Quantum sensing at high pressures using nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond

Francisco Leal Machado
Advisor: Norman Yao
Out-of-equilibrium dynamics and phases of matter in Atomic, Molecular and Optical systems

Zengyi Li
Advisors: Mike DeWeese and Friedrich Sommer
Entropy in Unsupervised Machine Learning

Nikola Maksimovic
Advisor: James Analytis
Advances in nearly-magnetic superconductivity

Bradley Mitchell
Advisor: Irfan Siddiqi
Investigating Microwave-Activated Entangling Gates on Superconducting Quantum Processors

Christopher Olund
Advisor: Norman Yao
State Structure and Operator Dynamics in Quantum Many-Body Systems: from s-Sourcery to Strong Zero Modes

Leon Otis
Advisors: Jeffrey Neaton and Eric Neuscamman
Optimization Algorithms in Variational Monte Carlo for Molecular Excited States

Eric Parsonnet
Advisor: R. Ramesh
Dynamics and Methods of Manipulating Ferroic Order in BiFeO3 and Related Materials

Elizabeth Peterson
Advisor: Jeffrey Neaton
First-principles studies of complex functional oxides and chalcogenides

Sai Neha Santpur
Advisor: Marjorie Shapiro
Search for Non-pointing and Delayed Photons in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV using the ATLAS detector

Conrad Stansbury
Advisor: Alessandra Lanzara
Cohesive Experimental and Analysis Techniques for Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy

QinQin Yu
Advisor: Oskar Hallatschek
Empirical tools for studying genetic drift in microbial populations

Physics Ph.D. Degrees - Fall 2021

Roger Huang
Advisor: Yury Kolomensky
Searching for 0νββ Decay with CUORE and CUPID

Oliver Jeong
Advisor: Adrian Lee
Development of Simons Array Optics for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry

Matthew Kramer
Advisor: Kam-Biu Luk
Robust Measurement of Mixing Parameters $\sin^2 2\theta_{13}$ and $\Delta m^2_{ee}$ with Reactor Antineutrinos at Daya Bay

Jonathan Han Son Ma
Advisors: Naomi Ginsberg and Patrick Naulleau
Understanding Radiation Physics and Chemistry of Extreme Ultraviolet Resists

Nathan Ng
Advisors: Jeffrey Neaton and Eran Rabani
Aspects of localization in centrally coupled systems

Kelsey Oliver-Mallory
Advisors: Robert Jacobsen and Kevin Lesko
Backgrounds in LUX and LZ: Extending the Sensitivity of LUX to Low-mass Dark Matter

Dylan Rees
Advisor: Joseph Orenstein
Nonlinear Optical Properties of the Chiral Weyl Semimetal RhSi

Fernando Torales Acosta
Advisor: Barbara Jacak
Isolated Photon Hadron Correlations in √sNN = 5.02 TeV pp and p–Pb Collisions

Physics Ph.D. Degrees - Summer 2021

Vyassa Baratham
Adviser: Michael DeWeese and Kristofer Bouchard
Constraining Ill-Posed Inverse Problems in Neural Electrophysiology via Biophysically Detailed Forward Simulation

Micah Brush
Adviser: Oskar Hallatschek and John Harte
Macroecological Patterns Out Of Steady State

Venkatesa Chandrasekaran
Adviser: Raphael Bousso
Classical and Quantum Aspects of Black Holes and Spacetime

Ahmet Coskuner
Adviser: Lawrence Hall and Kathryn Zurek
Dark Matter Detection Phenomenology

Siva Darbha
Adviser: Daniel Kasen
Signatures from Aspherical Kilonovae and Unconventional Tidal Disruption Events

Hannah Klion
Adviser: Eliot Quataert
Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Simulations of Asymmetric Neutron Star Mergers

Jonathan Liu
Adviser: Hernan Garcia
Investigating the Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Behavior in Eukaryotic Transcriptional Regulation

Stephen Martis
Adviser: Oskar Hallatschek
Eco-evolutionary dynamics in high dimensions

Christopher Mogni
Adviser: Petr Horava
Quantum Gravity Beyond Equilibrium

Stephen Randall
Adviser: Petr Horava
Topological Quantum Gravity of the Ricci Flow

Pratik Sachdeva
Adviser: Michael DeWeese and Kristofer Bouchard
The impact of correlated variability on models of neural coding

Tianrui Xu
Adviser: Joel Moore
Quantum Dynamics of Correlated Fermions In- and Out-of-Equilibrium