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#### Channel Length Scaling in Microwave Graphene Field Effect Transistors

(2018-05-12)

In order to operate at microwave frequencies and higher, the channel length of a field effect transistor must be made very short ($\sim25$nm at 1THz) to minimize input capacitance and the drift time of carriers through the ...

#### Mapping the Relationship Between Interstellar Dust and Radiation in the Milky Way

(2018-05-15)

We present a simple but effective technique for measuring angular variation in R_V across the sky. We divide stars from the Pan-STARRS catalog into Healpix pixels and determine the posterior distribution of reddening and ...

#### Opening the Black Box of Neural Nets: Case Studies in Stop/top Discrimination

(2018-05-13)

In this thesis we examine several different approaches for deducing observable signals of new physics. First, we outline a technique to extract useful information about the pattern a neural network has learned to recognize, ...

#### Universal non-local observables at quantum critical points

(2018-05-11)

This dissertation is devoted to the study of universal observables in quantum critical systems, most of which have a non-local character. The overarching goal of this work is to compute new universal observables of critical ...

#### Aspects of Symmetry in Asymptotically Flat Spacetimes

(2018-05-11)

We explore the nature and implications of a variety of asymptotic symmetry groups associated to gauge theory and quantum gravity in asymptotically flat spacetimes. We re-express Weinberg's soft graviton theorem as a Ward ...

#### Generically Orthogonal Decompositions of Collision Events and Measurement Combinations in Standard Model $VH\left(b\bar{b}\right)$ Searches with the ATLAS Detector

(2018-05-09)

This thesis describes variations on the two lepton channel of the Run 2 search for the SM Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson using different variable sets for multivariate analysis (MVA) training. The ...

#### An Integrated Diamond Nanophotonics Platform for Quantum Optics

(2018-05-11)

Efficient interfaces between optical photons and quantum bits are fundamental building blocks for quantum networks and large-scale quantum computers. We demonstrate an integrated platform for scalable quantum optics based ...

#### Probing Nanopore - DNA Interactions With MspA

(2018-05-11)

Nanopores can be used as extremely sensitive instruments to directly measure properties of individual molecules. Progress in the nanopore field has been motivated largely by a desire to sequence DNA quickly and accurately. ...

#### Prediction and Inference Methods for Modern Astronomical Surveys

(2018-09-15)

Modern astronomical surveys study the sky at an unprecedented scale, often aiming to observe, catalog, and analyze millions to hundreds of billions of objects. Such large scale surveys require robust statistical tools to ...

#### Understanding Jet Physics at Modern Particle Colliders

(2018-05-01)

We explore the phenomenon of jets at particle colliders from several diverse vantage points, beginning with a non-technical introduction to the field in general. Jets are messy objects that are difficult to model precisely; ...