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"Oft Have I Heard of Sanctuary Men": Fictions of Refuge in Early Shakespeare
This study weaves together several strands of inquiry. On the level of dramatic analysis, I look to understand how "sanctuary" spaces operate in Shakespeare's early plays and the ways in which such zones relate to genre. ...
Distortions in Genealogies due to Purifying Selection
As deleterious variants continually arise in a population, they tend to be purged via purifying selection, leading to distortions in the shapes of genealogies relative to neutral expectations. In recent years, a mounting ...
Magnetic trapping of molecules via optical loading and magnetic slowing
This thesis demonstrates a new cooling and trap loading technique for molecules, leading to trapping of calcium monofluoride (CaF).
Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors
Predictions help guide learning. As we encounter objects in our environment, we make predictions about their value. When outcomes match our predictions, learning is not required. When outcomes are unexpected, however, we ...
Scalable NMR Spectroscopy with Semiconductor Chips
Conventional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers—the electronic brain that orchestrates and monitors nuclear spin motions—are bulky, expensive, thus, not scalable. In this thesis, we report on scalable ...
Optical Modeling of Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors
Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) can detect single photons or low levels of infrared light in applications that require high speed and low timing jitter, such as integrated circuit analysis. Most ...
Biomimetics through nanoelectronics: development of three-dimensional macroporous nanoelectronics for building smart materials, cyborg tissues and injectable biomedical electronics.
Nanoscale materials enable unique opportunities at the interface between physical and life sciences. The interface between nanoelectronic devices and biological systems makes possible communication between these two diverse ...