Browse Dissertations and Theses - Physics by Contributor "Goldenfeld, Nigel"

  • Merritt, Jason (2018-10-26)
    Microbes in nature are constantly subject to environmental fluctuations on varying timescales, and have developed a host of strategies for dealing with environmental stress. In particular, variation in nutrient levels is ...

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  • Cole, Jr., John Andrew (2017-10-10)
    No two living cells are identical. Like tiny, squishy snowflakes, even seemingly identical cells (belonging to isogenic populations, and living under macroscopically similar conditions), will experience variations in their ...

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  • Deviprasad Rao, Vikyath (2016-11-10)
    In this dissertation, I examine the social organization of a model organism, the honeybee, at multiple scales. I begin in Part I at the microbial scale, by studying the relationship between the social caste of individuals ...

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  • Shih, Hong-Yan (2017-08-31)
    This thesis explores the turbulence of ecosystems, and the ecology of turbulence. Ecosystems and turbulent fluids are both highly non-equilibrium and exhibit spatio-temporal complexity during the course of their evolution. ...

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  • Jafarpour, Farshid (2016-05-19)
    In this thesis, I discuss three different problems of stochastic nature in spatially extended systems: (1) a noise induced mechanism for the emergence of biological homochirality in early life self-replicators, (2) the ...

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