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PhD Theses

09 Jun 2023

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
    1. Ad Lucem: Quantum Electrodynamic Parton Distribution Functions.
      Ricky Nathvani, September 2019
    2. 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
    3. Measurement of the electron energy distribution at AWAKE
      Fearghus Keeble, August 2019
    4. Searches for new physics using pairs of jets containing b-quarks at the ATLAS detector
      Laurie McClymont, March 2018
    5. Measurements of ZZ production with the ATLAS detector and simulation of loop-induced processes with the Herwig event generator
      Stefan Richter, February 2018
    6. b-Tagging and Evidence for the Standard Model H -> bb Decay with the ATLAS Experiment
      Andy Bell, December 2017
    7. Search for dark matter in events containing jets and missing transverse momentum using ratio measurements
      Valentinos Christodoulou, November 2017
    8. 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
    9. Simulations of the physics and electronics in 2D semiconductor pixel detectors
      Ashley Joy, July 2017
    10. Sensitivity study and first prototype tests for the CHIPS neutrino detector R&D program
      Maciej Pfutzner, June 2017
    11. The development, testing and characterisation of a straw tracking detector and readout system for the Fermilab muon g-2 experiment
      Tom Stuttard, May 2017
    12. Low background techniques for the SuperNEMO experiment
      Xin Ran Liu, January 2017
    13. Dark Matter Searches with the LUX and LZ Experiments
      Sally Shaw, November 2016
    14. Three-flavour neutrino oscillations with MINOS and CHIPS
      Andrew Perch, November 2016
    15. A Search for Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays with ANITA-3
      Ben Strutt, October 2016
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers for Dark Matter and Neutrino Experiments
      Laura Manenti, April 2016
    19. Search for Higgs boson pair production in the bbbb final state at the Large Hadron Collider
      Rebecca Falla, February 2016
    20. Probing bb production with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
      Peter Davison, November 2015
    21. Generating brilliant X-ray pulses from particle-driven plasma wakefields
      Jimmy Holloway, December 2015
    22. 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
    23. Model Building and Phenomenology in Grand Unified Theories
      Tomas Gonzalo Velasco, September 2015
    24. Three flavour neutrino oscillations in MINOS+
      Joseph O'Connor, September 2015
    25. 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
    26. Searching for the Higgs boson in the bb decay channel with the ATLAS experiment
      Ines Ochoa, February 2015
    27. A Search for Cosmogenic Neutrinos with the Askaryan Radio Array
      Jonathan Davies, October 2014
    28. First observation of electroweak Z boson plus two jet production
      Christian Gütschow, October 2014
    29. Search for double-beta decay of 48Ca in NEMO-3 and commissioning of the tracker for the SuperNEMO experiment
      Cristovao Vilela, September 2014
    30. Characterisation of the MuSIC muon beam and design of the Eu-XFEL LPD/CCC interface firmware
      Sam Cook, September 2014
    31. Electrical Tests of the ATLAS Phase-II Strip Tracker Upgrade
      Samer Kilani, September 2014
    32. Studies of hadronic decays of high transverse momentum W and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
      Rebecca Chislett, August 2014
    33. Boosted bbbardecays with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
      Luke Lambourne, June 2014
    34. Constraining the sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays with multi-messenger data
      Foteini Oikonomou, March 2014
    35. 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
    36. Inclusive Measurement of the Charm Contribution to the Structure Function of the Proton
      Kenan Mujkic, Sep 2013
    37. Measuring the Disappearance of Muon Neutrinos with the MINOS Detectors
      Alexander Radovic, August 2013
    38. 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
    39. 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
    40. Double beta decay of 48Ca with NEMO3 and calibration development for SuperNEMO
      Ben Richards, June 2013
    41. 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
    42. Studies of Jets, Subjets and Higgs Searches with The ATLAS Detector
      Sarah Baker, September 2012
    43. Modelling Energy Loss Mechanisms and a Determination of the Electron Energy Scale for the CDF Run II W Mass Measurement
      Thomas Riddick, June 2012
    44. A Function-Analytic Development of Field Theory
      David Houseman, June 2012
    45. Jet physics with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
      James Robinson, March 2012
    46. A Search for Ultra-high Energy Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays with ANITA-2
      Matthew Mottram, February 2012
    47. 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
    48. Simulation, Software and First ATLAS Physics
      Alex Richards, June 2011
    49. Exploring Electroweak Symmetry Breaking with Jet Substructure at the ATLAS Experiment
      Adam Davison, September 2010
    50. Investigation of the discovery potential of a Higgs boson in the ttbarH0, H0 → bbbar channel with the ATLAS experiment
      Catrin Bernius, September 2010
    51. PDF and QCD effects in the precision measurement of the W boson mass at CDF
      Dan Beecher, September 2010
    52. Electron Neutrino Appearance in the MINOS Experiment
      Anna Holin, February 2010 (ESL)
    53. Search for the double beta decay of 96Zr with NEMO-3 and calorimeter development for the SuperNEMO experiment
      Matthew Kauer, January 2010 (ESL)
    54. Using ATLAS to Investigate the Associated Production of a Higgs Bososn with a Pair of Top Quarks
      Lily Asquith, December 2009
    55. Precision Measurement of the Mass and Width of the W Boson at CDF
      Sarah Malik, September 2009
    56. A study of the top quark production threshold at a future electron-positron linear collider
      Filimon Gournaris, September 2009
    57. Beauty in photoproduction at HERA II with the ZEUS detector
      Sarah Boutle, August 2009 (ESL)
    58. Supersymmetry or Universal Extra Dimensions? Utilizing the ATLAS Experiment at CERN
      Thomas Byatt, January 2009
    59. 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)
    60. An Investigation into the Feasibility of a Sea Water and Ice Based Acoustic UHE Neutrino Telescope
      Simon Bevan, October 2008
    61. A Direct Measurement of the W Decay Width
      Troy Vine, Aug 2008
    62. The study of D+- and D0 meson production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA II with the ZEUS detector
      Daniel Nicholass, Aug 2008 (ESL)
    63. Laser Interactions with High Brightness Electron Beams
      Stephen Malton, Feb 2007
    64. Study of WW scattering in the absence of a light Higgs boson using the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
      Efstathios Stefanidis, Jan 2007
    65. An investigation of the Higgs Boson production channel ttbarH0, H0 → bbbar with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.
      Janice Drohan, Sep 2006
    66. 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)
    67. An Investigation into Transport Protocols and Data Transport Applications Over High Performance Networks
      Yee-Ting Li, Aug 2006
    68. Beauty Photproduction at HERA II with the ZEUS experiment
      Silvia Miglioranzi, June 2006
    69. Dijet Photoproduction and the Structure of the Proton with the ZEUS detector.
      Chris Targett-Adams, Feb 2006
    70. 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)
    71. Charm at HERA I and HERA II with the ZEUS experiment
      John Loizides, June 2005
    72. 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
    73. Measurement and Simulation of the Performance of High Energy Physics Data Grids
      Paul Crosby, June 2004
    74. Dijet Production and MultiScale QCD at HERA
      Matthew Lightwood, June 2004
    75. Calibration of the MINOS detectors
      Ryan Nichol, Oct 2003 (ESL)
    76. Jets and Energy Flow in Photoproduction using the ZEUS Detector at HERA
      Claire Gwenlan, Sep 2003
    77. An eikonal model for multi particle production in hadron-hadron scattering
      Ivan Borozan, Dec 2002
    78. Calibration of the MINOS detectors and extraction of neutrino oscillation parameters
      Chris Smith, Nov 2002
    79. 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
    80. Measurement of the Hadronic Photon Structure Function F2γ at LEP2
      Russell Taylor, May 2002
    81. Charm and the Virtual Photon at HERA and a Global Tracking Trigger for ZEUS
      Ben West, August 2001 (ESL)
    82. Dijet Photoproduction and the Structure of the Photon
      Eileen Heaphy, June 2001
    83. Measurement of the Triple Gauge Boson Couplings and W Polarization in W-Pair Production at LEP2
      Jonathan Couchman, Oct 2000 (ESL)
    84. Measurement of the low x behaviour of the Photon Structure Function F2γ
      Edmund Clay, June 2000
    85. A Measurement of the triple Gauge Boson Couplings from e+e- Collisions at 183-189 GeV
      Stephen Betts, July 1999
    86. The Study of Heavy Quark Production in High ET Photoproduction at HERA using the ZEUS Detector
      Matthew Wing, January 1999 (ESL)
    87. 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
    88. Charm in Dijet Photoproduction at HERA
      Mark R. Sutton, August 1998
    89. An Investigation of Singly and Doubly Tagged Photon-Photon Scattering Using the OPAL Detector at LEP
      Edward A. McKigney, September 1998 (ESL)
    90. A Measurement of Dijet Photoproduction at HERA using the Zeus Detector
      Robert L. Saunders, September 1997 (ESL)
    91. Investigation of the Performance of Microstrip Gas Detectors for X-rays and Evaluation of their Application to Mammography
      Antonis Papanestis, July 1997
    92. 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)
    93. A Study of Photon Structure with Special Attention to the Low-x Region
      Jason J. Ward, August 1996 RAL-TH-96-014 (ESL)
    94. Energy flows in deep inelastic scattering at HERA
      Philip B. Kaziewicz, November 1995
    95. 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