Student theses

The following table has links to the theses prepared by our graduate students.

Year Name Degree Area Supervisor(s) Title of thesis/dissertaton
2019 BEAULIEU, Alexandre PhD Particle Physics J.M. Roney

The Study and Shielding of Electromagnetic Radiation for SuperKEKB Electron and Position Beam Interactions

2019 CARLSON, Evan MSc  ATLAS I. Trigger / R. V. Kowalewski

Results of the 2018 ATLAS sTGC test beam and internal strip alignment of sTGC detectors

2019 TAYLOR, Kate MSc Theory A. Ritz

Exploring energy extraction from Kerr Magnetospheres

2018 LIU, Ruochuan MSc Theory M. Pospelov

Self-interacting Dark Matter of an SU(2) Gauged Dark Sector

2018 STOREY, Douglas PhD Particle Physics D. Karlen / L. Merminga

A superconducting RF Deflecting Cavity for the ARIEL e-Linac Separator

2017 de JONG, Samuel PhD Particle Physics J.M. Roney

Study of thermal neutron flux from SuperKEKB in the Belle II commissioning detector

2017 ELLIOT, Alison PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler / R. McPherson

Search for dark matter in association with a leptonically decaying Z boson in the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider

2017 FRADETTE, Anthony PhD Theory M. Pospelov

Particle physics probes from cosmology

2017 HERNANDEZ, Juan MSc Theory P. Kovtun

Exploring the fluid landscape: three new regimes of relativistic hydrodynamics

2017 HILL, Ewan PhD Paricle Physics

I. Trigger / R. V. Kowalewski

Search for Direct Scalar Top Pair Production

2017 KWAN, Tony PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler

Measurement of neutral current Drell-Yan production at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

2017 LEBLANC, Matthew PhD Particle Physics R. McPherson

Characterising the decays of high-pt top quarks and addressing naturalness with jet substructure in ATLAS runs I and II

2017 Le DALL, Matthias PhD Theory A. Ritz / R. de Sousa

Portal interactions within leptogenesis and precision observables -- and -- Quantum theory of orbitally-degenerate impurities in superconductors

2017 NIEDERMAYER, Graeme MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski

Investigations of calorimeter clustering in ATLAS using machine learning

2017 TASNEEM, Nafisa PhD Particle Physics J.M. Roney

Search for the Lepton Flavour Violating Decay in Upsilon(3S) ->emu

2016 CERVANTES SMITH, Marla MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen ARIEL electron to gamma converter design
2016 CHIU, Justin MSc Particle Physics R. V. Kowalewski The Performance of the ATLAS Missing Transverse Momentum High-Level Trigger in 2015 pp Collisions at 13TeV
2016 DAVID, Claire PhD Particle Physics R. McPherson / M. Lefebvre Search for supersymmetry using a Higgs boson in the decay cascade with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider
2016 deNIVERVILLE, Patrick PhD Theory A. Ritz Searching for Hidden Sector Dark Matter with Fixed Target Neutrino Experiments
2016 KOVACS, Paul MSc Particle Physics J. Albert

Design, construction and analysis of a solid state nearly-isotropic light source

2016 MALDONADO MILLAN, Fernando MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen Extraction Optics for Ion Beam Generation in the ARIEL Facility at TRIUMF
2016 MYSLIK, Jordan PhD Particle Physics D. Karlen Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Disappearance in the T2K Experiment
2016 SAVARD, Nicolas MSc Particle Physics L. Merminga / D. Karlen Temperature Unifromity Measurements and Studies of Bunch Parameter Variations for the Advanced Wakefield Experiment, AWAKE
2015 ABERNATHY, Jason MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen A Control System for the E-Linac View Screen System
2015 LANGE, Nicholas MSc Theory M. Pospelov Sensitivities to a Light Scalar Particle Using Muon Decay, Kaon Decay, and Electron-Positron Annihilation
2015 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
2015 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
2015 PORTER, Ryan MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler An electronic model of the ATLAS Phase-1 Upgrade Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter Front End Crate Baseplane
2014 MOIR, Brock MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler A Correction to the Modelled Jet Energy Resolution of the ATLAS Detector
2014 KING, Gregory PhD Particle Physics J.M. Roney Search for Lepton Universality Violation Using Υ (3S) Decays
2014 OUELLETTE, Eric PhD Particle Physics J. Albert Search for the Higgs Boson in the Vector Boson Fusion Channel at the ATLAS Detector
2014 WANG, Xun PhD Theory A. Ritz Force-free magnetospheres, Kerr-AdS black holes and holography
2013 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
2013 BOJECHKO, Casey PhD Particle Physics D. Karlen Simultaneous Analysis of Near and Far Detector Samples of the T2K Experiment to Measure Muon Neutrino Disappearance
2013 BABB, James MSc Theory P. Kovtun The Derivation and Quasinormal Mode Spectrum of Acoustic Anti-de Sitter Black Hole Analogues
2013 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
2013 HARDER, Michael MSc Theory P. Kovtun Holography and Causality in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet Gravity
2012 FRADETTE, Anthony MSc Theory M. Pospelov Constraining the variation of fundamental constants with tritium decays
2012 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
2012 LEWCZUK, Mateusz PhD Particle Physics R. Sobie Study of high multiplicity 3-prong [tau] decays at BaBar
2012 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
2011 CHOI, Hervé PhD  Particle Physics  R. Sobie  Search for CP violation in [Tau] decays at BABAR
2011 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
2011 de NIVERVILLE, Patrick MSc Theory A. Ritz Observing a Light Dark Matter Beam with Neutrino Experiments
2011 HILL, Ewan MSc Particle Physics I. Trigger/       M. Lefebvre  Cosmic Muon Flux in the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider
2011 JARRETT, Michael MSc Particle Physics J. Albert Prospects for the Measurement of the Higgs CP Structure at ATLAS in Higgs to Four Lepton Decays
2011 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
2011 SHARMAN, Jonathan MSc Theory M. Pospelov The Impact of Strongly Interacting Relics on Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
2011 STOREY, Douglas  MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen A view screen beam profile monitor for the ARIEL e-lineac at TRIUMF 
2011 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 
2010 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
2010 HILLAIRET, Anthony PhD Particle Physics A. Olin/
M. Lefebvre
Measurement of the delta and eta muon decay parameters
2010 INCE, Tayfun PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler Prospects for Probing the Structure of the Proton with the Low-mass Drell-Yan Events in ATLAS
2010 BAKER, Mark MSc Particle Physics A. Olin/
R. Kowalewski
Improving the robustness of the ATLAS calorimeter software trigger
2010 GAUDIN, André MSc Particle Physics M. Roney Drift speed and gain measurements in the T2K time projection chambers
2009 HAMANO, Kenjo PhD Particle Physics R. Kowalewski Measurement of branching fractions and form factor parameters of B->Dlnu and B->D*lnu decays at BaBar
2009 NUGENT, Ian PhD Particle Physics M. Roney Precision measurements of tau lepton decays
2009 BIRD, Christopher M.Sc Theory M. Pospelov The early universe as a probe of new physics
2009 LAMBERT, Simon M.Sc Theory M. Pospelov Scalar-tensor gravity with pseudoscalar couplings
2009 LINDSAY, Clayton MSc particle Physics M. Roney Search for the lepton flavour violating decay tau->e gamma
2009 TAYLOR, Ryan MSc Particle Physics R. 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
2008 FRANSHAM, Kyle MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen Evaluating the performance of a prototype TPC for use in the ND280m detector of the T2K experiment
2008 KING, Greg MSc Particle Physics R. Sobie
M. Roney
A measurement of the branching fraction of the decays of the tau- lepton to 2pi- pi+ eta nu
2007 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
2007 KOOPMANS, Kristen MSc Theory M. Pospelov Catalyzed Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the properties of charged relics in the early universe
2007 LEWCZUK, Matek M.Sc Particle Physics R. Sobie Measurement of high multiplicity [tau] branching ratios
2006 FORTIN, Dominique PhD Particle Physics R. Kowalewski "Determination of the CKM element |Vub|"
2006 BAYES, Ryan MSc Particle Physics R. Kowalewski/ A. Olin "A Search for Exotic Muon Decays in the TWIST Muon Decay Spectrum"
2006 HUGHES, Tamara MSc Particle Physics M. Lefebvre “Pion Energy Reconstruction Methods for the ATLAS Electromagnetic and Hadronic Endcap Calorimeters"
2006 SHAW, Warren MSc Particle Physics R. McPherson/
R. Keeler
"Callibration and Response of the High Pseudorapidity Region of the ATLAS Liquid Argon End-cap Calorimeters"
2005 INCE, Tayfun MSc Particle Physics R. Keeler “Position Resolution of the Atlas Electromagnetic Endcap Calorimeter”
2005 ROSENBAUM, Gabriel MSc Particle Physics D. Karlen “Measuring the Resolution of a GEM-TPC in a Magnetic Field”
2005 YUN, Zinkoo MSc Particle Physics 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”
2004 JACKSON, Paul PhD Particle Physics R. Kowalewski "A search for 'B'+ --> 'K'+'vv'"
2004 NUGENT, Ian MSc Particle Physics 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”
2002 DOBBS, Matthew PhD Particle Physics M. Lefebvre “Probing the Three Gauge-boson Couplings in 14 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions”
2002 VACHON, Brigitte PhD Particle Physics R. McPherson/
R. Sobie
“Search for Excited Charged Leptons in Electron-Positron Collisions”
2001 GRAHAM, Kevin PhD Particle Physics M. Roney “Precision Determination of the Electroweak Mixing Angle and Test of Neutral Current Universality from the Tau Polarization Measurements at OPAL”
2001 BIRD, Chris MSc Particle Physics C. Picciotto/
H. Fearing
“Infrared Regularization in Relativistic Chiral Perturbation Theory”
2001 BROWN, Chris MSc Particle Physics M. Roney “A Study of the Leptonic Branching Ratios of the Tau at BABAR”
2001 FORTIN, Dominique MSc Particle Physics M. Lefebvre “Performance of the ATLAS Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter Modules to Electrons and Pions”
2001 JACKSON, Paul MSc Particle Physics R. Kowalewski “Hypothesis Testing Variables Applied to Trajectory Fitting in the BaBar Experiment"
2000 LAWSON, Ian PhD Particle Physics R. Keeler/
R. Sobie
“Neutral Kaon Production from One-prong Tau Decays”
2000 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”