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PhD Theses

20 May 2024

PhD Theses

Theses listed in reverse date order (most recent at the top).

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  1. Towards a search for the electric dipole moment of the muon at the Fermilab Muon g − 2 experiment
    Sam Grant, August 2022
  2. Differential cross-section measurements for four-lepton production and implications for new physics
    Dan Ping (Joanna) Huang, February 2022
  3. Preparations for the Mu3e experiment: Magnet commissioning, beamline studies and a study of fake tracks
    Ioannis Paraskevas, November 2021
  4. LZ commissioning and background studies
    Nicolas Angelides, September 2021
  5. Search for exotic long-lived particles decaying into hadronic states in the calorimeter of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider
    Alice Morris, August 2020
  6. Radon Background Studies for the SuperNEMO Experiment
    Fang Xie, July 2020
  7. Alignment of the straw tracking detectors for the Fermilab Muon g − 2 experiment and systematic studies for a muon electric dipole moment measurement
    Gleb Lukicov, June 2020
  8. Constraining new physics with fiducial measurements at the LHC
    David Yallup, September 2019
  9. Ad Lucem: Quantum Electrodynamic Parton Distribution Functions.
    Ricky Nathvani, September 2019
  10. Construction and commissioning of the tracker for the SuperNEMO Demonstrator Module and unfolding the 2vbb spectrum of Mo-100 from the NEMO-3 experiment.
    Ashwin Chopra, August 2019
  11. Measurement of the electron energy distribution at AWAKE
    Fearghus Keeble, August 2019
  12. Searches for new physics using pairs of jets containing b-quarks at the ATLAS detector
    Laurie McClymont, March 2018
  13. Measurements of ZZ production with the ATLAS detector and simulation of loop-induced processes with the Herwig event generator
    Stefan Richter, February 2018
  14. b-Tagging and Evidence for the Standard Model H -> bb Decay with the ATLAS Experiment
    Andy Bell, December 2017
  15. Search for dark matter in events containing jets and missing transverse momentum using ratio measurements
    Valentinos Christodoulou, November 2017
  16. Search for new resonances decaying to a Standard Model Vector boson (W/Z) and Higgs boson in proton-proton collisons at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
    Stephen Jiggins, November 2017
  17. Simulations of the physics and electronics in 2D semiconductor pixel detectors
    Ashley Joy, July 2017
  18. Sensitivity study and first prototype tests for the CHIPS neutrino detector R&D program
    Maciej Pfutzner, June 2017
  19. The development, testing and characterisation of a straw tracking detector and readout system for the Fermilab muon g-2 experiment
    Tom Stuttard, May 2017
  20. Low background techniques for the SuperNEMO experiment
    Xin Ran Liu, January 2017
  21. Dark Matter Searches with the LUX and LZ Experiments
    Sally Shaw, November 2016
  22. Three-flavour neutrino oscillations with MINOS and CHIPS
    Andrew Perch, November 2016
  23. A Search for Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays with ANITA-3
    Ben Strutt, October 2016
  24. Measurement of vector boson pair production using hadronic decays of high transverse momentum W and Z bosons at the ATLAS detector
    David Freeborn, June 2016
  25. Measurement of the inclusive-jet cross-section in proton-proton collisions and study of Quark-Gluon Jet discrimination with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
    Hilal Kucuk, May 2016
  26. Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers for Dark Matter and Neutrino Experiments
    Laura Manenti, April 2016
  27. Search for Higgs boson pair production in the bbbb final state at the Large Hadron Collider
    Rebecca Falla, February 2016
  28. Probing bb production with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
    Peter Davison, November 2015
  29. Generating brilliant X-ray pulses from particle-driven plasma wakefields
    Jimmy Holloway, December 2015
  30. Search for double-beta decay of 96Zr with the NEMO-3 detector and ultra-low radioactivity measurements for the SuperNEMO experiment with the BiPo-3 detector
    Guillaume Eurin, October 2015
  31. Model Building and Phenomenology in Grand Unified Theories
    Tomas Gonzalo Velasco, September 2015
  32. Three flavour neutrino oscillations in MINOS+
    Joseph O'Connor, September 2015
  33. An Estimate of the Hadron Production Uncertainty and a Measurement of the Rate of Proton Emission after Nuclear Muon Capture for the Comet Experiment
    Andrew Edmonds, March 2015
  34. Searching for the Higgs boson in the bb decay channel with the ATLAS experiment
    Ines Ochoa, February 2015
  35. A Search for Cosmogenic Neutrinos with the Askaryan Radio Array
    Jonathan Davies, October 2014
  36. First observation of electroweak Z boson plus two jet production
    Christian Gütschow, October 2014
  37. Search for double-beta decay of 48Ca in NEMO-3 and commissioning of the tracker for the SuperNEMO experiment
    Cristovao Vilela, September 2014
  38. Characterisation of the MuSIC muon beam and design of the Eu-XFEL LPD/CCC interface firmware
    Sam Cook, September 2014
  39. Electrical Tests of the ATLAS Phase-II Strip Tracker Upgrade
    Samer Kilani, September 2014
  40. Studies of hadronic decays of high transverse momentum W and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
    Rebecca Chislett, August 2014
  41. Boosted bbbardecays with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
    Luke Lambourne, June 2014
  42. Constraining the sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays with multi-messenger data
    Foteini Oikonomou, March 2014
  43. Search for double beta decay of 82Se with the NEMO-3 detector and development of apparatus for low-level radon measurements for the SuperNEMO experiment
    James Mott, Sep 2013
  44. Inclusive Measurement of the Charm Contribution to the Structure Function of the Proton
    Kenan Mujkic, Sep 2013
  45. Measuring the Disappearance of Muon Neutrinos with the MINOS Detectors
    Alexander Radovic, August 2013
  46. Two b or not two b jets: Measurements of inclusive and dijet b-jet differential cross-sections with the ATLAS detector
    Stephen Bieniek, June 2013
  47. Measurements of the total transverse energy in pp collisions and a new technique for model independent missing transverse energy searches with ATLAS
    Peter Wijeratne, June 2013
  48. Double beta decay of 48Ca with NEMO3 and calibration development for SuperNEMO
    Ben Richards, June 2013
  49. Optimisation of the COMET experiment to search for charged lepton flavour violation and a new simulation to study the performance of the EMMA FFAG accelerator
    Richard D'Arcy, September 2012
  50. Studies of Jets, Subjets and Higgs Searches with The ATLAS Detector
    Sarah Baker, September 2012
  51. Modelling Energy Loss Mechanisms and a Determination of the Electron Energy Scale for the CDF Run II W Mass Measurement
    Thomas Riddick, June 2012
  52. A Function-Analytic Development of Field Theory
    David Houseman, June 2012
  53. Jet physics with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
    James Robinson, March 2012
  54. A Search for Ultra-high Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays with ANITA-2
    Matthew Mottram, February 2012
  55. Search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo with the NEMO3 detector and calorimeter research and development for the SuperNEMO experiment
    Anastasia Basharina-Freshville, September 2011
  56. Simulation, Software and First ATLAS Physics
    Alex Richards, June 2011
  57. Exploring Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with Jet Substructure at the ATLAS Experiment
    Adam Davison, September 2010
  58. Investigation of the discovery potential of a Higgs boson in the ttbarH0, H0 → bbbar channel with the ATLAS experiment
    Catrin Bernius, September 2010
  59. PDF and QCD effects in the precision measurement of the W boson mass at CDF
    Dan Beecher, September 2010
  60. Electron Neutrino Appearance in the MINOS Experiment
    Anna Holin, February 2010 (ESL)
  61. Search for the double beta decay of 96Zr with NEMO-3 and calorimeter development for the SuperNEMO experiment
    Matthew Kauer, January 2010 (ESL)
  62. Using ATLAS to Investigate the Associated Production of a Higgs Bososn with a Pair of Top Quarks
    Lily Asquith, December 2009
  63. Precision Measurement of the Mass and Width of the W Boson at CDF
    Sarah Malik, September 2009
  64. A study of the top quark production threshold at a future electron-positron linear collider
    Filimon Gournaris, September 2009
  65. Beauty in photoproduction at HERA II with the ZEUS detector
    Sarah Boutle, August 2009 (ESL)
  66. Supersymmetry or Universal Extra Dimensions? Utilizing the ATLAS Experiment at CERN
    Thomas Byatt, January 2009
  67. Measurement of the Double Beta Decay Half-Life of 100Mo to the 01+ Excited State, and 48Ca to the Ground State in the NEMO 3 Experiment
    Shiva King, October 2008 (ESL)
  68. An Investigation into the Feasibility of a Sea Water and Ice Based Acoustic UHE Neutrino Telescope
    Simon Bevan, October 2008
  69. A Direct Measurement of the W Decay Width
    Troy Vine, Aug 2008
  70. The study of D+- and D0 meson production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA II with the ZEUS detector
    Daniel Nicholass, Aug 2008 (ESL)
  71. Laser Interactions with High Brightness Electron Beams
    Stephen Malton, Feb 2007
  72. Study of WW scattering in the absence of a light Higgs boson using the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
    Efstathios Stefanidis, Jan 2007
  73. An investigation of the Higgs Boson production channel ttbarH0, H0 → bbbar with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.
    Janice Drohan, Sep 2006
  74. A Measurement of the Production of Jets in Association with a W Boson in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at the Tevatron using Data Collected with the CDF Experiment
    Ben Cooper, Sep 2006 (ESL)
  75. An Investigation into Transport Protocols and Data Transport Applications Over High Performance Networks
    Yee-Ting Li, Aug 2006
  76. Beauty Photproduction at HERA II with the ZEUS experiment
    Silvia Miglioranzi, June 2006
  77. Dijet Photoproduction and the Structure of the Proton with the ZEUS detector.
    Chris Targett-Adams, Feb 2006
  78. A Measurement of the W+ W- production cross section in ppbar collisions at √s=1.96 TeV in the DiLepton channel and limits on anomalous WWZ/γ couplings
    Dustin McGivern, Sept 2005 (ESL)
  79. Charm at HERA I and HERA II with the ZEUS experiment
    John Loizides, June 2005
  80. Design and Implementation of the Object-Oriented Fast Simulation Program for the ATLAS experiment and its use to determine the discovery potential of the Higgs Boson via the channel h → Z0Z0* → bbbar l+l-
    Richard Steward, Nov 2004
  81. Measurement and Simulation of the Performance of High Energy Physics Data Grids
    Paul Crosby, June 2004
  82. Dijet Production and MultiScale QCD at HERA
    Matthew Lightwood, June 2004
  83. Calibration of the MINOS detectors
    Ryan Nichol, Oct 2003 (ESL)
  84. Jets and Energy Flow in Photoproduction using the ZEUS Detector at HERA
    Claire Gwenlan, Sep 2003
  85. An eikonal model for multi particle production in hadron-hadron scattering
    Ivan Borozan, Dec 2002
  86. Calibration of the MINOS detectors and extraction of neutrino oscillation parameters
    Chris Smith, Nov 2002
  87. Measurement of the Leptonic Angular Distribution in W-Boson Decay as a Function of the W Transverse Momentum using the CDF Detector at the Tevatron
    Lucio Cerrito, June 2002
  88. Measurement of the Hadronic Photon Structure Function F2γ at LEP2
    Russell Taylor, May 2002
  89. Charm and the Virtual Photon at HERA and a Global Tracking Trigger for ZEUS
    Ben West, August 2001 (ESL)
  90. Dijet Photoproduction and the Structure of the Photon
    Eileen Heaphy, June 2001
  91. Measurement of the Triple Gauge Boson Couplings and W Polarization in W-Pair Production at LEP2
    Jonathan Couchman, Oct 2000 (ESL)
  92. Measurement of the low x behaviour of the Photon Structure Function F2γ
    Edmund Clay, June 2000
  93. A Measurement of the triple Gauge Boson Couplings from e+e- Collisions at 183-189 GeV
    Stephen Betts, July 1999
  94. The Study of Heavy Quark Production in High ET Photoproduction at HERA using the ZEUS Detector
    Matthew Wing, January 1999 (ESL)
  95. An analysis of the hadronic final state and jets in deep inelastic e-gamma scattering events using the OPAL detector at LEP
    Anthony M. Rooke, September 1998
  96. Charm in Dijet Photoproduction at HERA
    Mark R. Sutton, August 1998
  97. An Investigation of Singly and Doubly Tagged Photon-Photon Scattering Using the OPAL Detector at LEP
    Edward A. McKigney, September 1998 (ESL)
  98. A Measurement of Dijet Photoproduction at HERA using the Zeus Detector
    Robert L. Saunders, September 1997 (ESL)
  99. Investigation of the Performance of Microstrip Gas Detectors for X-rays and Evaluation of their Application to Mammography
    Antonis Papanestis, July 1997
  100. Measurements of the Tau Lepton Polarisation Asymmetries Using TAU --> MUON MUON-ANTINEUTRINO TAU-NEUTRINO Decay Identified in the OPAL Detector at LEP.
    Clive M. Lewis, December 1996 RAL-TH-97-002 (ESL)
  101. A Study of Photon Structure with Special Attention to the Low-x Region
    Jason J. Ward, August 1996 RAL-TH-96-014 (ESL)
  102. Energy flows in deep inelastic scattering at HERA
    Philip B. Kaziewicz, November 1995
  103. Measurement of charged particles from the hadronic final state of electron-proton deep inelastic scattering at a centre of mass energy of 296 GeV
    Corinna Catterall, September 1995