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Benchmarking a selfconsistent field theory for small amphiphilic molecules
(RSC publishing, 20120814)A minimalist selfconsistent field theory for small amphiphilic molecules is presented. The equations for this model are less involved than those for block copolymers and are easily implemented computationally. A new ... 
Beyond General Relativity: New Structure and Stability Predictions from Modified Gravity and HighDensity Interaction Models
(University of Waterloo, 20220929)In this thesis a number of topics are explored in an attempt to further understand gravitation and highly dense matter on a fundamental level. The notion of “quark stars” (QS), hypothetical compact stars composed of quark ... 
Bichromatic dressing of Rydberg atoms and on the correctness of manymode Floquet theory
(University of Waterloo, 20200120)Manymode Floquet theory [T.S. Ho, S.I. Chu, and J. V. Tietz, Chem. Phys. Lett. 96, 464 (1983)] was designed as an extension of Floquet theory suitable for solving the timedependent Schrodinger equation with multiple ... 
Bidirectional mapping between selfconsistent field theory and molecular dynamics
(AIP Publishing, 20071008)A bidirectional mapping scheme that bridges particlebased and fieldbased descriptions for polymers is presented. Initial application is made to immiscible homopolymer blends. The forward mapping (upscaling) approach ... 
Biophysical Modelling of Antimicrobial Peptide’s Interactions with Phospholipid and Lipopolysaccharide Membranes
(University of Waterloo, 20190523)Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are naturallyoccurring peptide antibiotics. The way they work has inspired a vigorous search for optimized peptide antibiotics for fighting resistant bacteria. Cationic AMPs cleverly utilize ... 
Black hole dynamics in Effective Field Theory extensions to General Relativity
(University of Waterloo, 20230922)This thesis aims to develop and implement mathematical and numerical techniques to enable the study of deviations from General Relativity (GR) in the nonlinear regime. The focus is on studying the nonlinear dynamics of ... 
The black hole information paradox in a brane world
(University of Waterloo, 20230628)Recent progress in our understanding of the black hole information paradox has led to a new prescription for calculating entanglement entropy, which involves special subsystems in regions where gravity is dynamical, called ... 
Black Hole Thermodynamics and the Tunnelling Method for Particle Emission
(University of Waterloo, 20080829)The semiclassical black hole tunnelling method is a useful technique to calculate black hole temperature and understand black hole thermodynamics. I will investigate the black hole tunnelling method in detail. I will ... 
Black holes in cosmological spacetimes and alternative theories of gravity
(University of Waterloo, 20230809)This thesis is dedicated to the study of spacetimes surrounding black holes within the context of cosmology, high energy physics and modified theories of gravity. We do this by applying and adapting modern numerical ... 
Black Holes in PseudoTopological Gravity
(University of Waterloo, 20090805)In the following, we build on previous work done on higher derivative gravity, in particular Lovelock gravity. The latter is a family of theories in higher spacetime dimensions in which interactions involving higher ... 
Block CopolymerDirected Assembly of Nanoparticles: Forming Mesoscopically Ordered Hybrid Materials
(American Chemical Society, 2002)Mixtures of diblock copolymers and nanoscopic spherical particles can yield wellordered hybrid materials, which can be used for separation processes, catalysis, and optoelectronic applications. Predicting the morphologies ... 
Bohmian Mechanics: Towards Illuminating The Quantum Potential
(University of Waterloo, 20180220)This thesis deals with the theoretical and experimental details of trying to understand and infer the quantum potential from Bohmian mechanics using Bohmian trajectories. In this work, some of the key components of the ... 
Bootstrapping Quantum Field Theories
(University of Waterloo, 20240123)This thesis compiles a few developments on the Smatrix bootstrap, conformal field theory, and integrability in N = 4 SYM. After an introduction contextualizing the various works that compose this thesis, we present a ... 
Born Geometry
(University of Waterloo, 20200421)In this thesis, we summarize the work which we authored or coauthored during our PhD studies and also present additional details and ideas that are not found elsewhere. The main topic is the study of Tduality in theoretical ... 
Born Reciprocal Representations of the Quantum Algebra
(University of Waterloo, 20210826)This thesis addresses the representations of the Weyl algebra of quantum mechanics with an explicitly Born reciprocal structure and the dynamics of physical systems in these representations. In this context, we discuss ... 
Bosonic fields in strongfield gravity
(University of Waterloo, 20230719)In this thesis, we investigate bosonic fields in the strongfield and highly dynamical regime of general relativity focusing specifically on the black hole superradiance process of scalar and vector fields, as well as on ... 
Calibration of a Lattice Model for HighMolecularWeight Block Copolymer Melts
(AIP, 20190506)The Morse calibration is applied to a lattice model designed for efficient simulations of twocomponent polymer melts of high molecular weight. The model allows multiple occupancy per site, which results in high invariant ... 
Can Lensing Measure The Shape Of Dark Matter Halos?
(University of Waterloo, 20120927)The aim of this project was to explore the shapes of dark matter halos using high resolution Nbody simulations. One of the main aspects explored was how well the shape can be measured through weak lensing. To explore this, ... 
Canonical Structure and Conservation Laws of General Relativity on Null Surfaces and at Null Infinity
(University of Waterloo, 20210112)The first part of this thesis addresses the canonical structure of general relativity on generic null surfaces. The presymplectic potential of metric general relativity, evaluated on a null surface, is decomposed into ... 
Carbon nanotube electromechanical systems: Nonlinear dynamics and selfoscillation
(University of Waterloo, 20200513)This thesis is motivated by the many sensing applications of carbon nanotube (CNT) nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), both previous stateoftheart demonstrations and proposed new uses. This research is particularly ...