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  • Machado Monteiro, Gustavo (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    The experimental realization of Dirac and Weyl semimetals in 2014 and 2015 respectively has increased the interest in the topic. Similarly to graphene, the discovered materials are characterized by massless quasiparticles. ...
  • Vaughn, John (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    Apatite, Ca5(PO4)3X (where X = F, Cl, or OH), is a unique mineral group capable of atomic substitutions for cations and anions of varied size and charge. Accommodation of differing substituents requires some kind of ...
  • Jaret, Steven Jeremy (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2017-05-01)
    Impact cratering is an important geologic process that has affected all objects in the Solar System. The goal of this work is to understand how this process affects the mineralogy and geochemistry of planetary surfaces. ...
  • Goldstein, Jennifer Hasher (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2010-05-01)
    In 1979, postmodern choreographer Lucinda Childs, minimalist artist Sol LeWitt, and minimalist composer Philip Glass combined their disparate mediums to create a collaborative, multimedia performance work titled, simply, ...
  • Rahman, Shaily (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    Silica is an essential nutrient and an important control on primary production, the biological pump, and carbon cycling in the ocean. In our current understanding of the marine silica cycle, the known sources outweigh the ...
  • Raghuwanshi, Kailash (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2010-05-01)
    This master thesis is about designing a UHF RFID based system for specimen tracking and inventory in hospitals .Specimen tracking is usually done manually which is susceptible to human error .There is a need of a automated ...
  • Hayes, Aaron Allen (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2015-12-01)
    In the 1950s and 1960s, European composers, especially those interested in the development of serialism and electronic music, framed many of their aesthetic and compositional challenges as problems of time. This dissertation ...
  • Staats, Hans (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    This dissertation examines the definition of the monstrous child in horror cinema and media. Spanning from 1955 to 2009 and beyond, the question of what counts as a monstrous child illuminates a perennial cinematic ...
  • Wang, Howard Hao (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    Periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases, and causes severe debilitation due to the loss of teeth. There are two main strategies utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease: (1) ...
  • Tinoco, Amanda Isabel (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2017-05-01)
    On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit the south shore of Long Island (NY) causing a major breach on Fire Island. The new influx of ocean water has changed various physical and ecological aspects of Great South Bay (GSB), ...
  • Lu, Cao (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    Iterative methods are some of the most important techniques in solving large scale linear systems. Compared to direct methods, iterative solvers have the advantage of lower storage cost and better scalability as the problem ...
  • O'Connor, Cara Watson (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2017-05-01)
    In this dissertation I look for a way to capture respect and self-respect as freestanding political values, prizing respect apart from metaphysically weighty concepts of moral personhood. I do this because I think that ...
  • Cody, Andrea J. (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2010-05-01)
    This study investigates weddings as moments of transition for women in three plays by American women playwrights in the late twentieth century. The study builds on the works of Gayle Austen and Judith E. Barlow on plays ...
  • Jones, Ebonipearl Emele J. (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2010-05-01)
    According to trauma theorist E. Ann Kaplan,"quiet traumas" are events that are personal, and that do not effect the larger scheme of things. Jo Spence, a British photographer, processed her quiet traumas-breast ...
  • Conklin, Andrew L. (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    If you happened to have been an American composer born in California at the dawn of the Twentieth Century, you might have followed the career path of Sidney Robertson Cowell. Cowell studied counterpoint at the San Francisco ...
  • Keough, Jessica Catherine (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2010-05-01)
    Evan Roth and James Powderly created the Graffiti Research Lab, or GRL, in New York City in 2005. Both men, whose backgrounds are not in art-making at all, joined forces with two specific goals in mind: to create tools for ...
  • Dixit, Ketan (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2010-12-01)
    As software grows in complexity, there is a need to check theruntime behavior of programs for potentially hazardous runtimestates, and take the appropriate action. The tracecut mechanism,which allows one to match sequences ...
  • Szelenyi, Eric (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2017-05-01)
    Proper brain functioning relies on “imprints†– epigenetic marks controlling gene expression in a parent-of-origin (PO)-specific manner. Early in development imprinting occurs upon the X-chromosome in females, and ...
  • Xie, Xin (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2017-05-01)
    Microphysics and convection parameterizations are two key components in a climate model to simulate realistic climatology and variability of cloud distribution and the cycles of energy and water. When a model has varying ...
  • Shin, Jiyun Elizabeth (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2016-12-01)
    Increasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates has become an important part of the education agenda in the U.S. in recent years. Stereotypes about STEM (i.e., belief that STEM abilities are ...

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