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    • Applications of Gauge/Gravity Duality in Heavy Ion Collisions 

      Yang, Di-Lun (2014)
      In order to analyze the strongly interacting quark gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions, we study different probes by applying the gauge/gravity duality to facilitate our qualitative understandings on such a non-perturbative ...
    • Aspects of the (0,2)-McKay Correspondence 

      Gaines, Benjamin C. (2015)
      We study first order deformations of the tangent sheaf of resolutions of Calabi-Yau threefolds that are of the form $\CC^3/\ZZ_r$, focusing on the cases where the orbifold has an isolated singularity. We prove a lower bound ...
    • Fermion Mass Generation without Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking 

      Ayyar, Venkitesh (2016)
      The conventional mechanism of fermion mass generation in the Standard Model involves Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking (SSB). In this thesis, we study an alternate mechanism for the generation of fermion masses that does not ...
    • Moduli Space of (0,2) Conformal Field Theories 

      Bertolini, Marco (2016)
      In this thesis we study aspects of (0,2) superconformal field theories (SCFTs), which are suitable for compactification of the heterotic string. In the first part, we study a class of (2,2) SCFTs obtained by fibering ...
    • Partonic Transport Model Application to Heavy Flavor 

      Ke, Weiyao (2019)
      Heavy-flavor particles are excellent probes of the properties of the hot and dense nuclear medium created in the relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Heavy-flavor transport coefficients in the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) stage ...
    • Probing Exotic Boundary Quantum Phases with Tunable Nanostructure 

      Liu, Dong (2012)
      Boundary quantum phases ---a special type of quantum phenomena--- occur in the boundary part of the system. The boundary part can be a surface of a bulk material, an interface between two distinct system, and even it can ...
    • Quantifying Gene Regulatory Networks 

      Wang, Shangying (2014)
      \abstractTranscription and translation describe the flow of genetic information from DNA to mRNA to protein. Recent studies show that at a single cell level, these processes are stochastic, which results in the variation ...
    • Using Gaussian Processes for the Calibration and Exploration of Complex Computer Models 

      Coleman-Smith, Christopher (2014)
      Cutting edge research problems require the use of complicated and computationally expensive computer models. I will present a practical overview of the design and analysis of computer experiments in high energy nuclear and ...