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  • Exploring Toronto's Inner Frontier 

    Ahmadli, Rashad (University of Waterloo, 2023-06-05)
    It is without ceasing that urban spaces witness the cycle of their birth and death. Like the waves of an ocean repeatedly crashing into and withdrawing from the shoreline, the city’s sphere of production and human ...
  • (Non)-Invertible Topology in Quantum Field Theory 

    Yu, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2023-06-05)
    This thesis aims to highlight aspects of mathematics and physics that arise in topological field theories. We will consider invertible and noninvertible topological theories. In the former case, we compute the classification ...
  • Higher Gauge Theory and Discrete Geometry 

    Tsimiklis, Panagiotis (University of Waterloo, 2023-06-05)
    In four dimensions, gravity can be seen as a constrained topological model. This provides a natural way to construct quantum gravity models, since topological models are relatively straightforward to quantize. Difficulty ...
  • New approaches for the real-time optimization of process systems under uncertainty 

    Patrón, Gabriel (University of Waterloo, 2023-06-05)
    In the process industry, the economical operation of systems is of utmost importance for stakeholders to remain competitive. Moreover, economic incentives can be used to drive the development of sustainable processes, which ...
  • Development of a Moving Front Kinetic Monte Carlo Algorithm to Simulate Moving Interface Systems 

    Chaffart, Donovan (University of Waterloo, 2023-06-02)
    Moving interfaces play vital and crucial roles in a wide variety of different natural, technological, and industrial processes, including solids dissolution, capillary action, sessile droplet spreading, and superhydrophobicity. ...

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