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(2016)This document provides supporting materials for a paper submitted for review to the Physics Education Research Conference proceedings in July 2016, "Sense-making with Inscriptions in Quantum Mechanics."
Exploiting Collective Effects to Direct Light Absorption in Natural and Artificial Light-harvesters (2016)Photosynthesis –the conversion of sunlight to chemical energy –is fundamental for supporting life on our planet. Despite its importance, the physical principles that underpin the primary steps of photosynthesis, from photon ...
(2016)In this dissertation I draw a connection between quantum adiabatic optimization, spectral graph theory, heat-diffusion, and sub-stochastic processes through the operators that govern these processes and their associated ...
Measurement of Wγγ Cross Section and Limits on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings in Proton-Proton Collisions at 8 TeV with the CMS detector (2016)Present the measurement of a rare Standard Model processes, pp →W±γγ for the leptonic decays of the W±. The measurement is made with 19.4 fb−1 of 8 TeV data collected in 2012 by the CMS experiment. The measured cross ...
THE PHYSICS OF IDEAS: INFERRING THE MECHANICS OF OPINION FORMATION FROM MACROSCOPIC STATISTICAL PATTERNS (2016)In a microscopic setting, humans behave in rich and unexpected ways. In a macroscopic setting, however, distinctive patterns of group behavior emerge, leading statistical physicists to search for an underlying mechanism. ...