# Dissertations and Theses - Physics

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• (2015-07-14)
Advances in the study of protein folding and structure have greatly expanded our understanding and ability to predict and modify protein structure and, increasingly, even function. Attention has now turned to developing ...

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• (2015-07-17)
This thesis describes experiments focused on investigating out-of-equilibrium phenomena in the Bose-Hubbard Model and exploring novel cooling techniques for ultracold gases in optical lattices. In the first experiment, ...

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• (2015-07-17)
In the 1980s, polarized deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering experiments revealed that only about a third of the proton's spin of $\frac{1}{2}\hbar$ is carried by the quarks and antiquarks, leaving physicists with ...

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• (2015-07-14)
We experimentally study localization and dynamics of ultracold fermions in speckle and optical lattice potentials to explore Anderson localization, many-body localization, and relaxation dynamics in strongly correlated ...

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• (2015-07-10)
Once a uniform electric field is turned on in graphene, carriers accelerate ballistically until they are scattered by optic phonons and the process repeats itself. In this dissertation, I will show that the oscillatory ...

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