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  • Rios Tascon, Andres (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    We explore two methods aimed at alleviating two difficulties in Lattice QCD: statistical noise and data storage. The first method intends to improve the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio in three-point correlators, by extending ...
  • Bachu, Brad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    We consider top-quarks produced at large energy in e+e- collisions and address the question of what top-mass can be measured from reconstruction. The production process is characterized by the center-of-mass energy, Q, the ...
  • Hulcher, Zachary R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Within the context of a hybrid strong/weak coupling model of jet quenching, we study the consequences of the fact that the plasma produced in a heavy ion collision cannot resolve the substructure of a collimated parton ...
  • Jungbluth, Anna, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    The fabrication of inorganic semiconductor devices, such as silicon solar cells and photodetectors, is despite significant research still expensive and energy intensive. Especially for solar cells, high upfront costs are ...
  • Dalzell, Alexander M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Despite continued experimental progress, no task has yet been performed on quantum technology that could not also have been performed quickly on today's classical computers. One proposed path toward achieving this milestone, ...
  • Tripathee, Aashish (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In this thesis, we use the CMS Open Data to study the 2-prong substructure of jets. We use CMS's particle flow reconstruction algorithm to obtain jet constituents, which we then use to perform various jet substructure ...
  • Russell, Megan, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis presents two different formalisms which can be used together to evolve a density perturbation produced during inflation forwards in time in the radiation-dominated era of the early universe. The first formalism, ...
  • Dominguez, Patricia Zoila (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    A search for invisibly decaying Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion production (VBF) mode. This search was conducted using Run 2 data, collected by the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016 at a center of ...
  • Burchesky, Sean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In this work we build a new spin-orbit coupling experiment to observe the supersolidlike stripe phase. The phase diagram of a 1-dimensional spin-orbit coupled Bose- Einstein condensate shows several interesting phases ...
  • Moore, Sam, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    An alternative method for locking a second-harmonic generation (SHG) cavity on resonance is described and implemented. The usual method, Pound-Drever-Hall locking, is prone to long-term power fluctuations from power ...
  • Prabhu, Anirudh, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The theory of cosmic inflation was proposed to address problems with Standard Big Bang cosmology. The theory suggests the existence of an epoch during which the universe underwent an exponential expansion, followed by an ...
  • Lin, Kuan-Yu, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Electric field noise is a major source of motional heating in trapped ion quantum computation. While the influence of trap electrode geometries on electric field noise has been studied in patch potential and surface adsorbate ...
  • Leal Machado, Francisco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The discovery of orbital angular momentum (OAM) sustaining modes established a new degree of freedom by which to control not only the flow of light but also its interaction with matter. However, OAM sustaining modes have ...
  • Narayanan, Sruthi Annapoorny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    There are indications that weak magnetic fields originating in the early Universe and magnified via magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) processes could cause perturbations in the thermodynamic state of the gas in the intergalactic ...
  • Newman, Elise (Elise S.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This paper explores the impact of neutron backgrounds on the Ricochet experiment. The purpose of the Ricochet experiment is to determine the existence of sterile neutrinos via coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering. Coherent ...
  • Molnar, Momchil Emil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    We present an automated algorithm for the detection of periodic sources in the K2 data sets. Fast discreet Fourier transformations are used to compute the Fourier spectra of the targets and two different detection algorithms ...
  • Thanathibodee, Thanawuth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    We report the abundance analysis of the metal-poor halo star HE 2324-0215 for 22 neutron-capture elements and 14 light elements with Z < 30. The stellar parameters are [Fe/H] = -3.05 ± 0.17, Teff = 4477 K, Vt = 2.70 kms-1 ...
  • Zhou, Hengyun, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Photonic crystal slabs are a versatile and important platform for molding the flow of light. In this thesis, we consider ways to control the emission of light from photonic crystal slab structures, specifically focusing ...
  • Rivera, Nicholas (Nicholas H.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In this thesis, I consider the general question: what new dynamics can be realized by engineering the coupling between a discrete state and a continuum of states? In the first part of the thesis, we choose bound states in ...
  • Belland, Brent (Brent R.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Hot Jupiters raise strong tides in their host stars due to their large masses (around a Jupiter mass) and tight orbits (orbital periods P </~ 3 days). These tides remove orbital energy and angular momentum, causing the ...
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