Thesis/Dissertation Titles

Year Name Degree Area Supervisor(s) Title of Thesis/Dissertation
2015 ABERNATHY, Jason MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen A Control System for the E-Linac View Screen System
CAMPBELL, Warren PhD Medical Physics A. Jirasek
D. Wells
Readout of polymer gel dosimeters using a prototype fan-beam optical computed tomography scanner
CHEN, Michael MSc Astronomy J. Di Francesco
J. Willis
Deriving Dust Properties in Star Forming Clumps: a Look Across the Perseus Molecular Cloud with Herschel and SCUBA-2
HERINGER, Epson Thiago Masikiv MSc Astronomy C. Pritchet Type Ia Supernovae: Rates and Progenitors
LANGE, Nicholas MSc Theory M. Pospelov Sensitivities to a Light Scalar Particle Using Muon Decay, Kaon Decay, and Electron-Positron Annihilation
LIANG, Lichen MSc Astronomy A. Babul The Growth and Enrichment of the Intragroup Gas
LONGO, Savino MSc Particle Physics J. M. Roney Measurements of the Radiation Hardness of CsI(Tl) Scintillation Crystals and Comparison Studies with Pure CsI for the Belle II Electromagnetic Calorimeter
PEARCE, James PhD Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski A search for Higgs-portal dark matter and new phenomena with monojet signatures in 𝑝𝑝 collisions at √𝑠 = 8 TeV
PORTER, Ryan MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler An electronic model of the ATLAS Phase-1 Upgrade Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter Front End Crate Baseplane
TOWNSON, Reid PhD Medical Physics A. Jirasek
S. Zavgorodni
Enhancing the speed of radiotherapy Monte Carlo dose calculation with applications in dose verification
WHEATON, Skyler MSc Condensed Matter R. Gordon Optical Trapping and Inspection of Nanoparticles with Double-Nanohole Optical Traps
2014 ALLEN, Marc MSc Condensed Matter R. de Sousa Theoretical determination of electric field-magnetic field phase diagrams of the multiferroic bismuth ferrite
BARBER, Christopher MSc Astronomy J. Navarro The Milky Way's dwarf satellite galaxies in ΛCDM: orbital ellipticities and internal structure
BERG, Trystyn 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
KING, Gregory PhD Particle Physics J. M. Roney Search for Lepton Universality Violation Using Υ (3S) Decays
MADER, Joanna MSc Medical Physics A. Jirasek
A. Mestrovic
Flattening Filter Free photon beams for treatment of early-stage lung cancer: an investigation of peripheral dose
MOIR, Brock MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler A Correction to the Modelled Jet Energy Resolution of the ATLAS Detector
OUELLETTE, Eric 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 PhD Astronomy S. Ellison Gas flows in interacting galaxies: a multiwavelength study
SHAW, Conor PhD Medical Physics A. Jirasek Investigating the use of protein-targeted pegylated gold nanoparticle probes in the surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of cells
WANG, Xun PhD Theory A. Ritz Force-free magnetospheres, Kerr-AdS black holes and holography
2013 BABB, James 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 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 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 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 MSc Medical Physics W. Ansbacher
A. Jirasek
A Portal imager-based patient dosimetry system
SADAVOY, Sarah 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 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 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 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 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 τ 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 MS0735.6+7421
PALMER, Michael 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 τ 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 μm
PARKER, Alex PhD Astronomy JJ 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. V. Kowalewski
Measurement of the decay parameter ρ 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 δ and η 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. V. Kowalewski Measurement of branching fractions and form factor parameters of B→Dlν and B→D*lν 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 τ 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 τ±→e±γ
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 JJ 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, Gregory MSc particle Physics R. Sobie
J. M. Roney
A measurement of the branching fraction of the decays of the τ lepton to 2π⁻π⁺ην
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, Mateusz MSc Particle Physics R. Sobie Measurement of high multiplicity τ 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⁺νν"
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 τ 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"