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Thesis/Dissertation Titles

Year Name Degree Area Supervisor(s) Title of Thesis/Dissertation
2014 ALLEN, Marc Alexander MSc Condensed Matter R. de Sousa Theoretical determination of electric field-magnetic field phase diagrams of the multiferroic bismuth ferrite
BARBER, Christopher Ryan MSc Astronomy J. Navarro The Milky Way's dwarf satellite galaxies in ΛCDM: orbital ellipticities and internal structure
BERG, Trystyn Andrew Munro MSc Astronomy S. Ellison Metal Strong Damped Lyman Alpha Systems And Their Context With The Local Group
CHITSAZZADEH, Shadi PhD Astronomy J. Di Francesco
S. Ellison
Internal Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Starless Cores on the Brink of Gravitational Collapse
DRAPER, Zachary MSc Astronomy B. Matthews
K. Venn
Observational Methods for the Study of Debris Disks: Gemini Planet Imager and Herschel Space Observatory
MOIR, Brock MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler A Correction to the Modelled Jet Energy Resolution of the ATLAS Detector
OUELLETTE, Eric Alexandre PhD Particle Physics J. Albert Search for the Higgs Boson in the Vector Boson Fusion Channel at the ATLAS Detector
SAKARI, Charli PhD Astronomy K. Venn Chemical Abundances of Local Group Globular Clusters
SCUDDER, Jillian Marie PhD Astronomy S. Ellison Gas flows in interacting galaxies: a multiwavelength study
2013 BABB, James Patrick MSc Theory P. Kovtun The derivation and quasinormal mode spectrum of acoustic anti-de sitter black hole analogues
  BEAULIEU, Alexandre MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney Search for new spin-0 particles near π⁰ mass produced in association with τ pairs at BABAR
  BERGHAUS, Frank PhD Particle Physics M. Lefebvre Search for quark compositeness in 7 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider
BILDFELL, Christopher John PhD Astronomy H. Hoekstra
A. Babul
The Stellar Content in Clusters of Galaxies
BOJECHKO, Casey PhD Particle Physics D. Karlen Simultaneous Analysis of Near and Far Detector Samples of the T2K Experiment to Measure Muon Neutrino Disappearance
HARDER, Michael
MSc Theory P. Kovtun Holography and Causality in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet Gravity
HARDER, Samantha MSc Medical Physics A. Jirasek
W. Ansbacher
Raman spectroscopy of tumour cells exposed to clinically relevant doses of ionizing radiation
  JOHNSTON, Holly PhD Medical Physics
A. Jirasek
M. Hilts
An x-ray computed tomography polymer gel dosimetry system for complex radiation therapy treatment verification
  KEZWER, Jason MSc Astronomy C. Pritchet The Life Cycle of Stars: Supernovae in Starbursts
  LaFOREST, Stephanie MSc Condensed Matter R. de Sousa Flux Noise due to Spins in SQUIDs
  MAYNARD, Evan David MSc Medical Physics I. Gagne
A. Jirasek
Evaluation of a Helical Diode Array and Planned Dose Perturbation Model for Pretreatment Verification of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
  MORTON, Daniel R. MSc Medical Physics W. Beckham
A. Jirasek
Development of a software based automatic exposure control system for use in image guided radiation therapy
  PASSY, Jean-Claude
PhD Astronomy F. Herwig
O. De Marco
Modeling close stellar interactions using numerical and analytical techniques
PON, Andrew PhD Astronomy D. Johnstone
J. Willis
Shocks, Superbubbles, and Filaments: Investigations into Large Scale Gas Motions in Giant Molecular Clouds
ROBERTS, James M. D.
MSc Medical Physics W. Ansbacher
A. Jirasek
A Portal imager-based patient dosimetry system
SADAVOY, Sarah I. PhD Astronomy J. Di Francesco
S. Ellison
Star Formation in the Perseus Molecular Cloud: A Detailed Look at Star-Forming Clumps with Herschel
URQUHART, Sheona A. PhD Astronomy J. Willis Galaxy evolution in a large sample of X-ray clusters
WAN, Di MSc Ocean Physics J. Klymak
M. Foreman
Modelling of barotropic M2 tidal circulation with friction effects in Kyuquot Sound
ZHANG, Lei
MSc Condensed Matter
B. C. Choi Magnetization Damping in Microstructured Ferromagnetic Materials
2012 BANDARA, H. M. Kaushala T. PhD Astronomy D. Crampton
C. Pritchet
Applications of strong gravitational lensing: utilizing nature’s telescope for the study of intermediate to high redshift galaxies
  DEJONG, Samuel Rudy MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney Cluster counting studies in a SuperB drift chamber prototype
  FRADETTE, Anthony MSc Theory M. Pospelov Constraining the variation of fundamental constants with tritium decays
  GLASS, Lisa Anne PhD Astronomy L. Ferrarese
J. Willis
The central regions of early-type galaxies in nearby clusters
  KWAN, Tony MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler A measurement of the Drell-Yan differential cross section using data from proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
  LEAMAN, Ryan PhD Astronomy
K. Venn Constraints on environmental and secular effects on the chemodynamical evolution of dwarf galaxies
  LESSARD, Jean-Raphael PhD Particle Physics M. Lefebvre Searches for top-antitop resonances in proton-proton collisions at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
  LEWCZUK, Mateusz PhD Particle Physics R. Sobie Study of high multiplicity 3-prong [tau] decays at BaBar
  MENON, Athira MSc Astronomy F. Herwig Reproducing the chemical composition of R Coronae Borealis stars from nucleosynthesis in post double degenerate white dwarf mergers
MOVASSAGHI JORSHARI, Razzi MSc Astronomy A. Babul A case for an ultra massive black hole in the galaxy cluster
PALMER, Michael James David MSc Astronomy L. Simard
S. Ellison
Spectral energy distribution fitting of the bulge and disk components of interacting galaxies
  XU, Haitian MSc Condensed Matter B. C. Choi Magnetization dynamics in lithographically patterned Ni80Fe20/Ir20Mn80 exchange-biased square elements
2011 BROEKHOVEN-FIENE, Hannah  MSc  Astronomy  B. Matthews
S. Ellison
Resolving the multi-temperature debris disk around γ Doradus with Herschel
  CHOI, Herve PhD  Particle Physics  R. Sobie Search for CP violation in [Tau] decays at BABAR
  COURNEYEA, Lorraine  PhD  Particle Physics  R. McPherson
R. Keeler
Accounting for jet response induced MET backgrounds to new physics at the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s LHC
  deNIVERVILLE, Patrick MSc Theory A. Ritz Observing a light dark matter beam with neutrino experiments
GAO, Yan  MSc  Astronomy  C. Pritchet Dependencies of SDSS Supernova Ia rates on their host galaxy properties
HENDRICKS, Benjamin  MSc  Astronomy  P. Stetson
D. VandenBerg
A new reddening law for M4
HILL, Ewan MSc Particle Physics I. Trigger
M. Lefebvre
The cosmic muon flux in the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider
  JARRETT, Michael MSc Particle Physics J. Albert Prospects for the measurement of the Higgs CP structure at ATLAS in Higgs to four lepton decays
LLOYD, Samantha  MSc Medical Physics W. Ansbacher
A. Jirasek
Evaluation of a deterministic Boltzmann solver for radiation therapy dose calculations involving high-density hip prostheses
MATTHEWS, Quinn  PhD  Medical Physics A. Jirasek Single-cell Raman spectroscopy of irradiated tumour cells
  MAXWELL, Aaron MSc Astronomy D. Johnstone
J. Willis
Kicking at the darkness: detecting deeply embedded protostars at 1 - 10 microns
PARKER, Alex PhD Astronomy J.J. Kavelaars
J. Willis
Ultra-wide Trans-Neptunian Binaries: tracers of the outer solar system's history
PEARCE, James MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski W/Z+Jets production cross section ratio as a new physics search with the ATLAS Detector at CERN
  SANTONI, Albert MSc Condensed Matter B.C. Choi Magnetization dynamics in NiFe thin films
  SHARMAN, Jonathan MSc Theory M. Pospelov The impact of strongly interacting relics on big bang nucleosynthesis
STEMEROFF, Noah MSc Condensed Matter R. de Sousa Quantum entanglement, initialization and readout of nuclear spin qubits with an electric current
STOREY, Douglas  MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen A view screen beam profile monitor for the ARIEL e-linac at TRIUMF 
TURNER, Monica  MSc Astronomy P. Cote
J. Willis
The ACS Fornax Cluster Survey: the nuclei of early-type galaxies 
WANG, Kuhan MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler A study of missing transverse energy in minimum bias events with in-time pile-up at the Large Hadron Collider using the ATLAS Detector and proton-proton collision data at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV 
  YUN, Zinkoo PhD Theory W. Israel Tunneling model in Kruskal-szekeres coordinates and information paradox
 2010 BAKER, Mark MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski Improving the robustness of the ATLAS calorimeter software trigger
  BAYES, Ryan PhD Particle Physics A. Olin
R. Kowalewski
Measurement of the decay parameter rho and a search for non-Standard Model decays in the muon decay spectrum
  CAMPBELL, Warren MSc Medical Physics A. Jirasek
D. Wells
Development of a fan-beam optical computed tomography scanner for three-dimensional dosimetry
  CRAWFORD, Jason MSc Medical Physics A. Jirasek
I. Gagne
An evaluation of patient-specific IMRT verification failures
  GRAHAM, Melissa PhD Astronomy C. Pritchet Nature versus nurture: how parent galaxy environments affect the rates and properties of their Type Ia supernovae
  GAUDIN, Andre MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney Drift speed and gain measurements in the T2K time projection chambers
  HILLAIRET, Anthony PhD Particle Physics A. Olin
M. Lefebvre
Measurement of the delta and eta muon decay parameters
  INCE, Tayfun PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler

Prospects for Probing the Structure of the Proton with the Low-mass Drell-Yan Events in ATLAS

  SOLTANI, Fatemeh MSc Condensed Matter G. Steeves Growth of metallic nanowires by chemical etching and the use of microfluidics channels to produce quantum point contacts
2009 BUSH, Karl PhD Medical Physics A. Jirasek Monte Carlo dose calculations in advanced radiotherapy
  FRIESEN, Rachel PhD Astronomy J. Di Francesco
C. Pritchet
The initial conditions of clustered star formation: an observational study of dense gas in the Ophiuchus molecular cloud
  HAMANO, Kenji PhD Particle Physics R. Kowalewski Measurement of branching fractions and form factor parameters of B->Dlnu and B->D*lnu decays at BaBar
  HSIAO, Eric PhD Astronomy C. Pritchet Spectroscopic diversity of Type Ia supernovae
  KIRK, Helen PhD Astronomy D. Johnstone
D. Vandenberg
Star formation in the Perseus molecular cloud: observations of dynamics and comparison to simulations
  LUDLOW, Aaron PhD Astronomy J. Navarro The structure and substructure of cold dark matter halos
  NUGENT, Ian PhD Particle Physics J. M. Roney Precision measurements of tau lepton decays
  THANJAVUR, Karunananth PhD Astronomy D. Crampton
J. Willis
Cosmic applications of gravitational lens assisted spectroscopy (GLAS)
  BRASSEUR, Crystal MSc Astronomy D. Vandenberg
P. Stetson
Stellar population templates in the near-infrared
  BIRD, Christopher MSc Theory M. Pospelov The early universe as a probe of new physics
  CHUTTER, Ashley MSc Astronomy K. Venn Elemental abundance investigation of two candidate extragalactic globular clusters (NGC 5024, NGC 5466)
  LAMBERT, Simon MSc Theory M. Pospelov Scalar-tensor gravity with pseudoscalar couplings
  LEAMAN, Ryan MSc Astronomy K. Venn Stellar metallicities and kinematics in a gas-rich dwarf galaxy: first calcium triplet spectroscopy of RGB stars in WLM
  LINDSAY, Clayton MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney Search for the lepton flavour violating decay tau->e gamma
  MILUTINOVIC, Nikola MSc Astronomy S. Ellison The interstellar medium at high redshift: the sub-DLA at z=2.06 towards the quasar J2123−0050
  RUDGE, Jonathan, MSc Condensed Matter B. C. Choi In-situ picosecond time-resolved probing of magnetization dynamics in polycrystalline ferromagnetic thin films
  SADAVOY, Sarah MSc Astronomy J. Di Francesco
D. VandenBerg
The mass distribution of protostellar and starless cores in Gould Belt clouds
  TAYLOR, Ryan MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski Masking problematic channels in the liquid argon calorimeter for the high-level trigger of ATLAS
2008 BOLOKHOV, Pavel PhD Theory M. Pospelov Lorentz violation in quantum field theory
  FRASER, Wesley PhD Astronomy J. J. Kavelaars The Kuiper belt size distribution: constraints on accretion
  BAXTER, Patricia MSc Medical physics A. Jirasek Assessment of X-ray Computed Tomography Dose in Normoxic Polyacrylamide Gel Dosimetry
  FRANSHAM, Kyle MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen Evaluating the performance of a prototype TPC for use in the ND280m detector of the T2K experiment
  GHAZIVINIZADEH, Aida MSc Astronomy A. Babul Stirring the Intracluster Medium: Heat Deposition from Galaxy Motions
  JOHNSTON, Holly PhD Medical Physics A. Jirasek
M. Hilts
Benchmarking a new three-dimensional ultrasound system for prostate image guided radiation therapy
  KING, Greg MSc particle Physics R. Sobie
J. M. Roney
A measurement of the branching fraction of the decays of the tau- lepton to 2pi- pi+ eta nu
  MATTHEWS, Alexander MSc Medical Physics A. Jirasek Development of a Raman Microscope for Applications in Radiobiology
  RUDKO, David MSc Medical Physics A. Jirasek Prototype Fan Beam Optical Computed Tomography Scanner for Three-Dimensional Radiotherapy Dose Verification
  SHAW, Conor MSc Medical physics A. Jirasek The use of UV resonance Raman spectroscopy in the analysis of ionizing radiation-induced damage in DNA
  TIAN, Lanlan MSc Astronomy H. Hoestra Distinguishing Modified Newtonian Dynamics from Dark Matter with Galaxy-Galaxy Lensing Measurements
  WANG, Xun MSc Theory W. Israel Kerr and Kerr-AdS black shells and black hole entropy
  YORK, Brian MSc Astronomy S. Ellison The Search for Diffuse Interstellar Bands in Quasar Absorption Line Systems
2007 POOLE, Gregory PhD Astronomy A. Babul Impact of mergers on relaxed X-ray clusters
  SANDERSON, Aaron PhD Particle Physics A. Brolo Surface-enhanced raman scattering from a modified silver electrode
  TIEU, Steven PhD Theory F. Cooperstock Structures in general relativity
  BILDFELL, Chris MSc Astronomy H. Hoekstra
A. Babul
Brightest cluster galaxies: optical properties at intermediate redshift
  EDMONDS, Keith MSc Particle Physics M. Lefebvre
R. McPherson
Prospects for top quark mass measurement through the fully Hadronic decay of top-antitop events with the ATLAS detector
  KOOPMANS, Kristen MSc Theory M. Pospelov Catalyzed Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the properties of charged relics in the early universe
  LAFORGE, Joshua MSc Condensed Matter G. Steeves A polarization sensitive interferometer for Faraday rotation detection
  LEWCZUK, Matek MSc Particle Physics R. Sobie Measurement of high multiplicity [tau] branching ratios
2006 CLEM, James PhD Astronomy D. VandenBerg
P. Stetson
"Galactic Star Clusters in the u’g’r’i’z’ Photometric"
  FORTIN, Dominique PhD Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski "Determination of the CKM element |Vub|"
  BAYES, Ryan MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski
A. Olin
"A Search for Exotic Muon Decays in the TWIST Muon Decay Spectrum"
  BUSH, Karl MSc Medical Physics J. M. Roney
T. Popescu
Generation and Application of Monte Carlo Calculated Beamlet Dose Distributions in Radiation Therapy
  STOESZ, Jeffrey PhD Astronomy J. P. Veran
C. Pritchet
"The Next Generation of Wide Field Adaptive Optics"
  CRANMER SARGISON, Gavin MSc Medical Physics J. M. Roney
S. Zavgorodni
"Quantifying the Impact of Radiation Therapy Dose Uncertainties on Radiobiological Treatment Plan Evaluation"
HUGHES, Tamara MSc Particle Physics M. Lefebvre “Pion Energy Reconstruction Methods for the ATLAS Electromagnetic and Hadronic Endcap Calorimeters"
KANWAR, Anudeep MSc Astronomy L. Simard
S. Ellison
"The Size Evolution of Disk Galaxies in the Canada-France-Hawaii Legacy Survey"
SHAW, Warren MSc Particle Physics R. McPherson
R. Keeler
"Calibration and Response of the High Pseudorapidity Region of the ATLAS Liquid Argon End-cap Calorimeters"
2005 FONT, Andreea PhD Astronomy J. Navarro “The Evolution of Galaxy Disks in Cold Dark Matter Halos”
McCARTHY, Ian PhD Astronomy A. Babul “Probing the Physics of the Intracluster Medium"
FRIESEN, Rachel MSc Astronomy D. Johnstone “Measuring the Submillimeter Dust Emission from Hot Molecular Cores; Testing a Fourier Transform Spectrometer for the Submillimeter”
GEEHAN, Jonathan MSc Astronomy A. Babul “Investigating the Andromeda Stream: A Simple Bulge-Disk-Halo Model for M31”
  INCE, Tayfun MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler “Position Resolution of the Atlas Electromagnetic Endcap Calorimeter”
KIRK, Helen MSc Astronomy D. Johnstone
D. VandenBerg
“Understanding Star Formation in the Perseus Molecular Cloud”
LEDUE, Jeffrey MSc Astronomy D. Crampton
C. Pritchet
“A Study of the Pyramid Sensor: Analytic Theory, Simulation and Experiment”
PUBLICOVER, Julia MSc Medical Physics J. M. Roney
T. Ruth
“Energy Mapping of Scattered Protons within a Gas Target”
ROSENBAUM, Gabriel MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen “Measuring the Resolution of a GEM-TPC in a Magnetic Field”
YUN, Zinkoo MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney

"A study of muon pair events at BaBar

2004 BAILEY, Ian PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler “The W boson spin density matrix at OPAL”
HAYASHI, Eric PhD Astronomy J. Navarro “The Structure of Dark Matter Halos and Disk Galaxy Rotation Curves”
JACKSON, Paul PhD Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski "A search for 'B'+ --> 'K'+'vv'"
MILNE, Margaret MSc Astronomy C. Pritchet “The Faint End of the Luminosity Function in the Core of the Coma Cluster”
NUGENT, Ian MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney “The Utilization of Muon Pairs in Determining the Tracking Efficiency at the BaBar Experiment”
2003 KORMOS, Laura PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler
R. Sobie
“A Measurement of the Tau to Muon Branching Ratio”
LABRIE, Kathleen PhD Astronomy C. Pritchet “Near Infrared [FeII] Emission in Starburst Galaxies”
ROSS, Tetjana PhD Ocean Physics R. Lueck
C. Garrett
Sound Scattering from Oceanic Turbulence
KLOPP, Aaron MSc Astronomy C. Pritchet “Submillimeter Star Formation Rates in Interacting Pairs”
2002 DOBBS, Matthew PhD Particle Physics M. Lefebvre Probing the Three Gauge-boson Couplings in 14 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions
TAYLOR, James PhD Astronomy A. Babul “The Survival and Formation of Disk Galaxies”
VACHON, Brigitte PhD Particle Physics R. McPherson
R. Sobie
“Search for Excited Charged Leptons in Electron-Positron Collisions”
CLEM, James MSc Astronomy D. VandenBerg “Strömgren Color-Temperature Relations for Cool Stars”
2001 GRAHAM, Kevin PhD Particle Physics J. M. Roney “Precision Determination of the Electroweak Mixing Angle and Test of Neutral Current Universality from the Tau Polarization Measurements at OPAL”
GWYN, Stephen PhD Astronomy D. Hartwick “The Evolution of Galaxies in the Hubble Deep Fields”
STEINBRING, Eric PhD Astronomy C. Scarfe
D. Crampton /
A. Gower
“Techniques in High Resolution Observations from the Ground and Space, and Imaging of the Merging Environments of Radio Galaxies at Redshift 1 to 4"
BIRD, Chris MSc Particle Physics C. Picciotto
H. Fearing
“Infrared Regularization in Relativistic Chiral Perturbation Theory”
BROWN, Chris MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney “A Study of the Leptonic Branching Ratios of the Tau at BABAR”
FORTIN, Dominique MSc Particle Physics M. Lefebvre “Performance of the ATLAS Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter Modules to Electrons and Pions”
HAYASHI, Eric MSc Astronomy J. Navarro “Tidal Disruption of Substructure in Galaxy Clusters”
JACKSON, Paul MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski “Hypothesis Testing Variables Applied to Trajectory Fitting in the BaBar Experiment"
KENDALL, Roblyn MSc Ocean Physics C. Garrett “An Investigation into the Energetics of the Surf Zone and the Interactions between Turbulence and Bubbles”
2000 LAWSON, Ian PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler
R. Sobie
“Neutral Kaon Production from One-prong Tau Decays”
O'NEIL, Dugan PhD Particle Physics M. Lefebvre "Performance of the ATLAS Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter and the Physics of Electroweak Top Quark Production at ATLAS”
OUELLETTE, John PhD Astronomy C. Pritchet “Blue Stragglers”
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