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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 ... 
Causal Discovery of Photonic Bell Experiments
(University of Waterloo, 20200113)A causal understanding of a physical theory is vital. They provide profound insights into the implications of the theory and contain the information required to manipulate, not only predict, our surroundings. Unfortunately, ... 
Causal Models for a Quantum World
(University of Waterloo, 20160518)Quantum mechanics has achieved unparalleled success as an operational theory, describing a wide range of experiments to remarkable accuracy. However, the physical foundations on which it rests remain as puzzling as they ... 
Characterisation and Optimization of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
(University of Waterloo, 2003)The ultrafast optical regime is defined, as it applies to laser pulses, along with a brief introduction to pulse generation and characterisation technologies. A more extensive description of our particular amplified ... 
Characterization and Control in Large Hilbert spaces.
(University of Waterloo, 20081203)Computational devices built on and exploiting quantum phenomena have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of computational complexity by being able to solve certain problems faster than the best known classical ... 
Characterization of ThreeLevel Control in CapacitivelyShunted Flux Quantum Circuits Using Randomized Benchmarking
(University of Waterloo, 20210512)Superconducting devices have emerged as leading candidates for building practical quantum computers, owing to their scalability, designability, and ease of control. Development of superconducting devices has been accompanied ... 
Characterization, Veriﬁcation and Control for Large Quantum Systems
(University of Waterloo, 20150331)Quantum information processing offers potential improvements to a wide range of computing endevaors, including cryptography, chemistry simulations and machine learning. The development of practical quantum information ... 
Characterizing Errors in Quantum Information Processors
(University of Waterloo, 20160512)Errorfree computation is an unattainable ideal, yet our world now contains many computers that appear errorfree to their users. That such things are possible is explained by sophisticated theorems that demonstrate the ... 
Characterizing Single Photon Emission From Quantum Dots in Nanowires
(University of Waterloo, 20190528)Bright sources of highly indistinguishable single photons are desirable for diverse applications in quantum technology, including quantum cryptographic protocols, information processing, and metrology. The most common ... 
Characterizing Transient Regime Multifrequency Raman Generation by the Aid of Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electricfield Reconstruction
(University of Waterloo, 20130911)Multifrequency Raman Generation (MRG) has been achieved in the transient regime excited by dualwavelength chirped pump pulses. Spectral phase interferometry for direct electricfield reconstruction (SPIDER) technique is ... 
Charge Density Wave Order in Cuprate Superconductors Studied by Resonant Soft Xray Scattering
(University of Waterloo, 20150422)Cuprate high temperature superconductors have been the subject of intense investigation since their discovery in 1986. The nature of the pairing mechanism in these unconventional superconductors does not seem to be mediated ... 
Charged Black Hole Solutions in Alternative Theories of Gravity
(University of Waterloo, 20160906)In my thesis, I examine charged black holes in two contexts. The first part covers the formation of something analogous to event horizons for a class of LorentzViolating theories which allow for signals to travel faster ... 
Chirpedpulse interferometry: Classical dispersion cancellation and analogues of twophoton quantum interference
(University of Waterloo, 20091009)Interference has long been used for precision measurement of pathlength changes. Since the advent of the laser, interference has become one of the most versatile tools in metrology. Specifically, ultrashort laser pulses ... 
Circuit Complexity of Mixed States
(University of Waterloo, 20210720)Quantum information has produced fresh insights into foundational questions about the AdS/CFT correspondence. One fascinating concept, which has captured increasing attention, is quantum circuit complexity. As a natural ... 
Classical simulations of quantum systems using stabilizer decompositions
(University of Waterloo, 20210219)One of the state of the art techniques for classically simulating quantum circuits relies on approximating the output state of the circuit by a superposition of stabilizer states. If the number of nonClifford gates in ... 
A Classification of (2+1)D Topological Phases with Symmetries
(University of Waterloo, 20170918)This thesis aims at concluding the classification results for topological phases with symmetry. First, we know that “trivial” (i.e., not topological) phases with symmetry can be classified by Landau symmetry breaking ... 
Classifications of Quantum Field Theories
(University of Waterloo, 20180704)We discuss classifications of UV complete supersymmetric theories in six dimensions, and (spin)topological field theories admitting a finite global symmetry and possibly timereversal symmetry in three dimensions. We also ...