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Ph.D. Theses

2014 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Olaf Engelund Radu Roiban New Applications of On-Shell Methods in Quantum Field Theory
ETD
Shan Gao Peter Meszaros High Energy Neutrinos from Gamma-ray Bursts: Recent Observations and Models
ETD
Qingjun Jin Radu Roiban Conformal Deformations of N=4 Sym
ETD

2013 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Tyler Anderson Stephane Coutu Exploring the Cosmic Ray Spectrum with the CREAM Experiment
ETD
Shih-ho Cheng Paul Sommers A Search for Ultra-High Energy Neutron Point Sources with the AUGER Surface Detector
ETD
Ryan McKeown Radu Roiban Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Approaches to the Quantum Ads5xs5 Superstring
ETD
George Paily Martin Bojowald Deformed General Relativity and Effective Actions in Quantum Gravity
ETD
David Simpson Martin Bojowald Effective Equations of Cosmological Models in (loop) Quantum Gravity
ETD
Casey Tomlin Martin Bojowald The Quantum Constraint Algebra in Toy Models of Canonical Gravity
ETD

2012 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Miguel Campiglia Abhay Ashtekar Topics in Black Holes and Quantum Cosmology
ETD
Adrienne Criss Paul Sommers Atmospheric Effects on Events Measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory Surface Detector
ETD

2011 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Gerardo Giordano Irina Mocioiu Neutrino Flavor Oscillations in the IceCube DeepCore Array
ETD
Adam Henderson Abhay Ashtekar Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Window into the Path Integral Representation of Quanum Gravity
ETD
Nathan Johnson-McDaniel Ben Owen Gravitational Waves and the Deformation of Compact Objects: Topics in Relativistic Astrophysics
ETD
Douglas Rutledge Doug Cowen A Search for Neutrino-Induced Electromagnetic Showers in the 2008 Combined IceCube and AMANDA Detectors
ETD
Artur Tsobanjan Martin Bojowald Semiclassical Analysis of Quantum Systems with Constraints
ETD
Edward Wilson-Ewing Abhay Ashtekar Loop Quantum Cosmology: Anisotropies and Inhomogeneities
ETD

2010 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
David Sloan Abhay Ashtekar Loop Quantum Cosmology and the Early Universe
ETD
Deepak Vaid Stephon Alexander The Cosmological Constant Problem and Many Body Physics: An Investigation
ETD

2009 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Tanja Bode Deirdre Shoemaker The Robustness of Binary Black Hole Mergers and Waveforms
ETD
Jim Healy Pablo Laguna The Final State from Generic Binary Black Hole Coalescence: Mass, Spin and Gravitational Recoil
ETD
Juan Reyes Martin Bojowald Spherically Symmetric Loop Quantum Gravity: Connections to Two-Dimensional Models and Applications to Gravitational Collapse
ETD
Victor Taveras Abhay Ashtekar Loop Gravity: An Application and an Extension
ETD
Shaun Wood Pablo Laguna Curvature Scalar Diagnostics and Progress on a Chern-Simons Initial Value Formulation
ETD

2008 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Eloisa Bentivegna Deirdre Shoemaker Ringing in Unison: Exploring Black Hole Coalescence with Quasinormal Modes
ETD
Mikhail Kagan Martin Bojowald Quantum Cosmology and Structure Formation in the Universe
ETD
Birjoo Vaishnav Deirdre Shoemaker Gravitational Waves from Intermediate Mass Binary Black Holes: First Steps Toward Using Numerical Relativity Waveforms for LIGO Data Analysis
ETD
Nicolas Yunes Ben Owen At The Interface: Gravitational Waves as Tools to Test Quantum Gravity and Probe the Astrophysical Universe
ETD

2007 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Abraham Harte Pablo Laguna Mechanics of Isolated Extended Bodies in Classical Field Theories
ETD
Mohit Nayyar Ben Owen Periodic Gravitational Radiation from Neutron Stars with Exotic Matter
ETD

2006 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Jonathan Engle Abhay Ashtekar Black Hole Entropy, Constraints, and Symmetry in Quantum Gravity
PDF, ETD
Amber Stuver Sam Finn Burst Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Methods: Design, Development and Comparison
ETD
Tiffany Summerscales Sam Finn Gravitational Wave Astronomy with LIGO: From Data to Science
ETD
Kevin Vandersloot Abhay Ashtekar Loop Quantum Cosmology
PDF, ETD
David Whitbeck Ben Owen Observational Consequences of Gravitational Wave Emission from Spinning Compact Sources
ETD

2005 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Chris Van Den Broeck Abhay Ashtekar Black Holes and Neutron Stars: Fundamental and Phenomenological Issues
PDF, ETD

2004 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Josh Willis Abhay Ashtekar On the Low-Energy Ramifications and a Mathematical Extension of Loop Quantum Gravity
PDF, ETD
Bernard Kelly Pablo Laguna The Next Generation of Binary Black Hole Head-On Collisions, and their Aftermath
PDF, ETD
Kenneth Smith Pablo Laguna Dynamic Singularity Excision in Numerical Relativity
PDF, ETD

2002 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
David Garrison Jorge Pullin, Pablo Laguna Testing Binary Black Hole Codes in Strong Field Regimes
PDF, ETD site
Badri Krishnan Abhay Ashtekar Isolated Horizons in Numerical Relativity
PDF, ETD site
Yi Ling Lee Smolin Extending Loop Quantum Gravity to Supergravity
PDF
Jacek Wisniewski Abhay Ashtekar 2+1 General Relativity: Classical and Quantum
PDF, ETD site

2001 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Ramon Lopez-Aleman Jorge Pullin Evolving Particle Trajectories Perturbatively around Rotating Black Holes in the Time Domain
PDF, ETD site
Stephen Fairhurst Abhay Ashtekar Isolated horizons and distorted black holes
Postscript, PDF, ETD site
Olaf Dreyer Abhay Ashtekar Isolated Horizons and Black Hole Entropy
Postscript, PDF, ETD site

2000 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Chris Beetle Abhay Ashtekar Isolated Horizons and Black Hole Mechanics
Postscript, PDF
Dan Cartin Lee Smolin Self-regulated Models of Str Formation in Flocculent Galaxies
Postscript, PDF
Sameer Gupta Lee Smolin not available
Gaurav Khanna Jorge Pullin Black Hole Coalescence: the Close Limit
Postscript, PDF

1999 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Kirill Krasnov Abhay Ashtekar Postscript, PDF
Eli Hawkins Lee Smolin Perturbative Noncommutative Regularization
Postscript & PDF

1997 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Alejandro Corichi Abhay Ashtekar Interplay Between Topology, Gauge Fields And Gravity
Postscript, PDF
Seth Major Lee Smolin q-Quantum Gravity
Postscript, PDF
Nuno Dias Jorge Pullin The Dynamics Of Quantum Gravity: A Proposal

1996 Theses

Ph.D. Student Advisor Title
Monica Pierri Abhay Ashtekar Probing Quantum General Relativity Through Exactly Soluble Midi-Superspaces
Troy Schilling Abhay Ashtekar Geometry Of Quantum Mechanics
Postscript, PDF

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