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Dissertations from 2016

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Mysteries of Universe Imprinted on Redshifts, Shadab Alam

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CP Fraction Measurement of π+π−π0 and K+K−π0, Onur Albayrak

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Revealing the Structural and Molecular Basis of Retroviral Assembly and Endolysin PlyC Membrane Translocation Using Surface Plasmon Resonance and Neutron Reflectometry, Marilia Cabral do Rego Barros

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Layered Two-Dimensional Heterostructures and Their Tunneling Characteristics, Sergio C. de la Barrera

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Thickness characterization of atomically-thin WSe2 on epitaxial graphene by low-energy electron reflectivity oscillations, Sergio C. de la Barrera, Yu-Chuan Lin, Sarah Eichfeld, Joshua A. Robinson, Qin Gao, Michael Widom, and Randall M. Feenstra

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Investigation of Elastic Properties of Lipids and Proteins using Computer Simulations, Patrick Diggins IV

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Formation of hexagonal Boron Nitride on Graphene-covered Copper Surfaces, Devashish Gopalan, Patrick C. Mende, Sergio C. de la Barrera, Shonali Dhingra, Jun Li, Kehao Zhang, Nicholas A. Simonson, Joshua A. Robinson, Ning Lu, Qingxiao Wang, Moon J. Kim, Brian D'Urso, and Randall M. Feenstra

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The impact of correlated noise on galaxy shape estimation for weak lensing, Alex Gurvich and Rachel Mandelbaum

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Effective Field Theory of Particle Interactions Mediated by Fluid Surfaces, Robert Haussman

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Galaxy alignments: An overview, Benjamin Joachimi, Marcello Cacciato, Thomas D. Kitching, Adrienne Leonard, Rachel Mandelbaum, Bjorn Schuller, Cristobal Sifon, Henk Hoekstra, Alina Kiessling, Donnacha Kirk, and Anais Rassat

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Systematic Effects in Realistic Image Simulations for Future Weak Lensing Surveys, Arun Kannawadi

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Galaxy alignments: Theory, modelling and simulations, Alina Kiessling, Marcello Cacciato, Benjamin Joachimi, Donnacha Kirk, Thomas D. Kitching, Adrienne Leonard, Rachel Mandelbaum, Bjorn Malte Schafer, Cristobal Sifon, Michael L. Brown, and Anais Rassat

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Galaxy alignments: Observations and impact on cosmology, Donnacha Kirk, Michael L. Brown, Henk Hoekstra, Benjamin Joachimi, Thomas D. Kitching, Rachel Mandelbaum, Cristobal Sifon, Marcello Cacciato, Ami Choi, Alina Kiessling, Adrienne Leonard, Anais Rassat, and Bjorn Malte Schafer

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Large-Scale Simulations of Hydrogen and Helium Reionization, Paul La Plante

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Measurement of Spin Density Matrix Elements in the Reaction γp → K+ Λ(1520) Using CLAS at Jefferson Lab, William I. Levine

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On Detecting Halo Assembly Bias with Galaxy Populations, Yen-Ting Lin, Rachel Mandelbaum, Yun-Hsin Huang, Hung-Jin Huang, Neal K. Dalal, Benedikt Diemer, Hung-Yu Jian, and Andrey V. Kravtsov

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Computational Mining of Meso-Scale Physics From High-Energy X-Ray Data Sets, Siddharth Maddali

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Strong bimodality in the host halo mass of central galaxies from galaxy-galaxy lensing, Rachel Mandelbaum, Wenting Wang, Ying Zu, Simon White, Bruno Henriques, and Surhud More

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Error Analysis of Near-Field High Energy Diffraction Microscopy, David Menasche

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Evidence of Halo Assembly Bias in Massive Clusters, Hironao Miyatake, Surhud More, Masahiro Takada, David N. Spergel, Rachel Mandelbaum, Eli S. Rykoff, and Eduardo Rozo

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Detection of the Splashback Radius and Halo Assembly bias of Massive Galaxy Clusters, Surhud More, Hironao Miyatake, Masahiro Takada, Benedikt Diemer, Andrey V. Kravtsov, Neal K. Dalal, Anupreeta More, Ryoma Murata, Rachel Mandelbaum, Eduardo Rozo, Eli S. Rykoff, Masamune Oguri, and David N. Spergel

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Comparison between diffraction contrast tomography and high-energy diffraction microscopy on a slightly deformed aluminium alloy, Loic Renversade, Romain Quey, Wolfgang Ludwig, David Menasche, Siddharth Maddali, Robert M. Suter, and Andras Borbely

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Intrinsic alignments of BOSS LOWZ galaxies – II. Impact of shape measurement methods, Sukhdeep Singh and Rachel Mandelbaum

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First-Principles and Wannier-Function-Based Study of Two-Dimensional Electronic Systems, Nikhil Sivadas

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Data Analysis of Rayleigh-Taylor Unstable Flows, Nora Swisher

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Coalescence of Sessile Drops: the Role of Gravity, Interfacial Tension and Surface Wettability, Ying Zhang

Submissions from 2015

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The Eleventh and Twelfth Data Releases of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Final Data from SDSS-III, Shadab Alam, Rupert A.C. Croft, Shirley Ho, Ross O'Connell, Keisuke Osumi, Mariana Vargas Magana, and Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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Study of dynamics of D0→K−e+νe and D0→π−e+νe decays, Onur Albayrak, Jake V. Bennett, Roy A. Briere, B. C. Ke, C. L. Liu, and BESII Collaboration

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Spinodal Instabilities and Super-Planckian Excursions in Natural Inflation, Andreas Albrecht, Richard Holman, and Benoit J. Richard

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Measurement of Prompt ψ(2S) to J/ψ Yield Ratios in Pb-Pb and p-p Collisions at √sNN=2.76  TeV, V. Azzolini, A. Calamba, Benjamin Carlson, Thomas A. Ferguson, Yutaro Iiyama, Manfred Paulini, James S. Russ, Helmut Vogel, Igor Vorobiev, and CMS Collaboration

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Measurements of the ϒ(1S), ϒ(2S), and ϒ(3S) differential cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, V. Azzolini, A. Calamba, Benjamin Carlson, Thomas A. Ferguson, Yutaro Iiyama, Manfred Paulini, James S. Russ, Helmut Vogel, Igor Vorobiev, and CMS Collaboration

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Simple modification of Compton polarimeter to redirect synchrotron radiation, J. Benesch, Gregg Franklin, Brian Quinn, and K. D. Paschke

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Large-scale structure and the intrinsic alignment of galaxies, Jonathan Blazek, Uros Seljak, and Rachel Mandelbaum

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Search for Supersymmetry Using Leptons and Jets and No Missing Transverse Energy, Benjamin Carlson

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Cosmic web reconstruction through density ridges: method and algorithm, Yen-Chi Chen, Shirley Ho, Peter Freeman, Christopher Genovese, and Larry Wasserman

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Detecting Effects of Filaments on Galaxy Properties in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III, Yen-Chi Chen, Shirley Ho, Rachel Mandelbaum, Neta A. Bahcall, Joel R. Brownstein, Peter Freeman, Christopher Genovese, Donald P. Schneider, and Larry Wasserman

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Investigating Galaxy-Filament Alignments in Hydrodynamic Simulations using Density Ridges, Yen-Chi Chen, Shirley Ho, Ananth Tenneti, Rachel Mandelbaum, Rupert A.C. Croft, Tiziana Di Matteo, Peter Freeman, Christopher Genovese, and Larry Wasserman

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An Accurate In Vitro Model of the E. coli Envelope, Luke A. Clifton, Stephen A. Holt, Arwel V. Hughes, Emma L. Daulton, Wanatchaporn Arunmanee, Frank Heinrich, Syma Khalid, Damien Jefferies, Timothy R. Charlton, John R. P. Webster, Christian J. Kinane, and Jeremy H. Lakey

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Theory of resonant tunneling in bilayer-graphene/hexagonal-boron-nitride heterostructures, Sergio C. de la Barrera and Randall M. Feenstra

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The formation of Milky Way–mass disk galaxies in the first 500 million years of a cold dark matter universe, Yu Feng, Tiziana Di Matteo, Rupert A.C. Croft, Ananth Tenneti, Simeon Bird, Nicholas Battaglia, and Stephen Wilkins

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Limits on the Higgs boson lifetime and width from its decay to four charged leptons, Thomas A. Ferguson and CMS Collaboration

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Search for supersymmetry with photons in pp collisions at s√=8  TeV, Thomas A. Ferguson and CMS Collaboration

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First-Principles Study of Bismuth at Transition Metal Surfaces, Interfaces and Boron Carbide Bulk Thermodynamics, Qin Gao

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Machine Learning methods for interatomic potentials: application to boron carbide, Qin Gao, Sanxi Yao, Jeff Schneider, and Michael Widom

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Indication of Gamma-ray Emission from the Newly Discovered Dwarf Galaxy Reticulum II, Alex Geringer-Sameth, Matthew Walker, Savvas M. Koushiappas, Sergey E. Koposov, Vasily Belokurov, Gabriel Torrealba, and N. Wyn Evans

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Measurements of the E Polarization Observable for γ n (p) → π − p (p), γ n (p) → K 0 Λ (p), and γ d → π + π − d using CLAS g14 data at Jefferson Lab, Dao Ho

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Luminous Red Galaxies in Clusters: Central Occupation, Spatial Distributions, and Mis-centering, Hanako Hoshino, Alexie Leauthaud, Claire Lackner, Chiaki Hikage, Eduardo Rozo, Eli S. Rykoff, Rachel Mandelbaum, Surhud More, Anupreeta More, Shun Saito, and Benedetta Vulcani

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Acoustic scale from the angular power spectra of SDSS-III DR8 photometric luminous galaxies, Shirley Ho and Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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Enumeration of octagonal tilings, M. Hutchinson and Michael Widom

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Search for Supersymmetry in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=8 TeV with a Photon, Lepton, and Missing Transverse Energy, Yutaro Iiyama

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Tilt-Dependent Analysis of Diffuse X-ray Scattering from Oriented Stacks of Fluid Phase Lipid Bilayers, Michael Jablin

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The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST, B. Jain, David N. Spergel, R. Bean, A. Connolly, I. Dell'antonio, J. Frieman, E. Gawiser, N. Gehrels, L. Gladney, K. Heitmann, G. Helou, Shirley Ho, Z. Ivezic, M. Jarvis, S M. Kahn, J. Kalirai, A. Kim, Robert H. Lupton, Rachel Mandelbaum, Lynne Marshall, P. Marshall, J. A. Newman, S. Perlmutter, M. Postman, J. Rhodes, M. A. Strauss, J. A. Tyson, L. Walkowicz, and W. M. Wood-Vasey

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Detection of spatial correlations of Fundamental Plane residuals, and cosmological implications, Benjamin Joachimi, Sukhdeep Singh, and Rachel Mandelbaum

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The impact of cosmic variance on simulating weak lensing surveys, Arun Kannawadi, Rachel Mandelbaum, and Claire Lackner

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The Impact of Interpixel Capacitance on WFIRST PSFs, Arun Kannawadi, Charles A. Shapiro, Rachel Mandelbaum, Christopher M. Hirata, Jeffrey W. Kruk, and Jason D. Rhodes

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Search for vector-like T quarks decaying to top quarks and Higgs bosons in the all-hadronic channel using jet substructure, V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, V. Azzolini, A. Calamba, Benjamin Carlson, Thomas A. Ferguson, Yutaro Iiyama, Manfred Paulini, James S. Russ, Helmut Vogel, Igor Vorobiev, and CMS Collaboration

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The MassiveBlack-II simulation: the evolution of haloes and galaxies to z ∼ 0, Nishikanta Khandai, Tiziana Di Matteo, Rupert A.C. Croft, Stephen Wilkins, Yu Feng, Evan Tucker, Colin DeGraf, and Mao-Sheng Liu

Measurement of J/ψ and ψ(2S) Prompt Double-Differential Cross Sections in pp Collisions at s√=7  TeV, V. Khaschatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, V. Azzolini, A. Calamba, Benjamin Carlson, Thomas A. Ferguson, Yutaro Iiyama, Manfred Paulini, James S. Russ, Helmut Vogel, Igor Vorobiev, and CMS Collaboration

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Ionic switch controls the DNA state in phage λ, Dong Li, Ting Liu, Xiaobing Zuo, Tao Li, Xiangyun Qiu, and Alex Evilevitch

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Instrumental systematics and weak gravitational lensing, Rachel Mandelbaum

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GREAT3 results I: systematic errors in shear estimation and the impact of real galaxy morphology, Rachel Mandelbaum, Dustin Lang, Melanie Simet, and GREAT3 Challenge

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Accurate calibration and control of relative humidity close to 100% by X-raying a DOPC multilayer., Yicong Ma, Sajal K. Ghosh, Sambhunath Bera, Zhang Jiang, Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, Laurence B. Lurio, and Sunil K. Sinha

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A search for baryon- and lepton-number violating decays of Λ hyperons using the CLAS detector at Jefferson Laboratory, Michael E. McCracken, Curtis A. Meyer, and CLAS Collaboration

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Growth and Surface Studies of Two-Dimensional Materials, Patrick C. Mende

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Hybrid mesons, Curtis A. Meyer and E. S. Swanson

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The Weak Lensing Signal and the Clustering of BOSS Galaxies I: Measurements, Hironao Miyatake, Surhud More, Rachel Mandelbaum, Masahiro Takada, David N. Spergel, Jean-Paul Kneib, Donald P. Schneider, J. Brinkmann, and Joel R. Brownstein

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The Weak Lensing Signal and the Clustering of BOSS Galaxies II: Astrophysical and Cosmological Constraints, Surhud More, Hironao Miyatake, Rachel Mandelbaum, Masahiro Takada, David N. Spergel, Joel R. Brownstein, and Donald P. Schneider

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Penetration of HIV-1 Tat47-57 into PC/PE Bilayers Assessed by MD Simulation and X-ray Scattering., Chris Neale, Kun Huang, Angel E. Garcia, and Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

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Precision measurements of A n/1 in the deep inelastic regime, Diana Marwick Seymour Parno, F. Benmokhtar, Gregg Franklin, M. Friend, V. Mamyan, and Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration

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Structural insights into the cubic-hexagonal phase transition kinetics of monoolein modulated by sucrose solutions., Caleb W. Reese, Zachariah I. Strango, Zachary R. Dell, Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, and Paul E. Harper

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GALSIM: The modular galaxy image simulation toolkit, Barnaby Rowe, Mike Jarvis, Rachel Mandelbaum, Gary M. Bernstein, James Bosch, Melanie Simet, Joshua E. Meyers, Tomasz Kacprzak, Reiko Nakajima, Joe Zuntz, Hironao Miyatake, Jorg P. Dietrich, Robert Armstrong, Peter Melchior, and Mandeep S. S. Gill

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A rotational and axial motion system load frame insert for in situ high energy x-ray studies, Paul A. Shade, Basil Blank, Jay C. Schuren, Todd J. Turner, Peter Kenesei, Kurt Goetze, Robert M. Suter, Joel V. Bernier, Shiu Fai Li, Jonathan Lind, Ulrich Lienert, and Jonathan Almer

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Weak lensing calibration of mass bias in the REFLEX+BCS X-ray galaxy cluster catalogue, Melanie Simet, Nicholas Battaglia, Rachel Mandelbaum, and Uros Seljak

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Intrinsic alignments of SDSS-III BOSS LOWZ sample galaxies, Sukhdeep Singh, Rachel Mandelbaum, and Surhud More

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Oxygen Vacancies on SrO-terminated SrTiO3(100) Surfaces studied by Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy, Wattaka Sitaputra, Nikhil Sivadas, Marek Skowronski, Di Xiao, and Randall M. Feenstra

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Topographic and electronic structure of cleaved SrTiO3(001) surfaces, Wattaka Sitaputra, Marek Skowronski, and Randall M. Feenstra

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Magnetic ground state of semiconducting transition metal trichalcogenide monolayers, Nikhil Sivadas, Matthew W. Daniels, Robert H. Swendsen, Satoshi Okamoto, and Di Xiao

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The Gibbs “volume” entropy is incorrect, Robert H. Swendsen and Jian-Sheng Wang

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Intrinsic alignments of disk and elliptical galaxies in the MassiveBlack-II and Illustris simulations, Ananth Tenneti, Rachel Mandelbaum, and Tiziana Di Matteo

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Galaxy shapes and alignments in the MassiveBlack-II hydrodynamic and dark matter-only simulations, Ananth Tenneti, Rachel Mandelbaum, Tiziana Di Matteo, Alina Kiessling, and Nishikanta Khandai

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Intrinsic alignments of galaxies in the MassiveBlack-II simulation: analysis of two-point statistics, Ananth Tenneti, Sukhdeep Singh, Rachel Mandelbaum, Tiziana Di Matteo, Yu Feng, and Nishikanta Khandai

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SCORCH I: The Galaxy-Halo Connection in the First Billion Years, Hy Trac, Renyue Cen, and Philip Mansfield

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Use of X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Methods with Volume Measurements to Determine Lipid Bilayer Structure and Number of Water Molecules/Lipid., Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

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Studying the History of the Intergalactic Medium with the SCI-HI Experiment, Tabitha Christine Voytek

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Bayesian analysis of resolved stellar spectra: application to MMT/Hectochelle observations of the Draco dwarf spheroidal, Matthew G. Walker, Edward W. Olszewski, and Mario Mateo

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A weak gravitational lensing recalibration of the scaling relations linking the gas properties of dark halos to their mass, Wenting Wang, Simon White, Rachel Mandelbaum, Bruno Henriques, Michael E. Anderson, and Jiaxin Han

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Entropy and Diffuse Scattering: Comparison of NbTiVZr and CrMoNbV, Michael Widom

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Single-Molecule Study of RNA Hairpin and Pseudoknot Folding, Huizhong Xu

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Gravity driven current during the coalescence of two sessile drops, Ying Zhang, Samuel D. Oberdick, Ellen R. Swanson, Shelley L. Anna, and Stephen Garoff

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Berry phase modification to the energy spectrum of excitons, Jianhui Zhou, Wen-Yu Shan, Wang Yao, and Di Xiao

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Mapping stellar content to dark matter haloes using galaxy clustering and galaxy–galaxy lensing in the SDSS DR7, Ying Zu and Rachel Mandelbaum

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Mapping stellar content to dark matter halos. II. Halo mass is the main driver of galaxy quenching, Ying Zu and Rachel Mandelbaum

Dissertations from 2014

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Structure Determination of HIV-1 Tat/fluid Phase Membranes and DMPC Ripple Phase Using X-Ray Scattering, Kiyotaka Akabori

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HIV-1 Tat membrane interactions probed using X-ray and neutron scattering, CD spectroscopy and MD simulations., Kiyotaka Akabori, Kun Huang, Bradley W. Treece, Michael S. Jablin, Brian Maranville, Arthur Woll, John F. Nagle, Angel E. Garcia, and Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

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Evidence for the direct decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to fermions, V. Azzolini, A. Calamba, R. Carroll, Thomas A. Ferguson, Yutaro Iiyama, D. W. Jang, Manfred Paulini, James S. Russ, Helmut Vogel, Igor Vorobiev, and CMS Collaboration

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X-ray structure, thermodynamics, elastic properties and MDsimulations of cardiolipin/dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine mixedmembranes, Alex Boscia, Bradley W. Treece, Dariush Mohammadyani, Judith Klein-Seetharaman, Anthony R. Braun, Beate Kloesgen, Tsjerk A. Wassenaar, and Stephanie Tristram-Nagle Ph.D.

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Intrinsic alignments of group and cluster galaxies in photometric surveys, Nora Elise Chisari, Rachel Mandelbaum, Michael Strauss, Eric M. Huff, and Neta A. Bahcall