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  • Using models of the Earth's atmosphere to assess exoplanet habitability 

    Yates, Jack Samuel (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-26)
    Recent advances in telescope technology have allowed us to detect planets and bodies that have the potential to be habitable. Habitability can be defined in a number of ways, but most commonly it is defined by the ...
  • Prodrugs activated by implantable microsystems 

    Norman, Daniel James (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    The need to improve selectivity in cancer therapies has driven much research into the design and methods of activation of prodrugs. These are primarily reliant on biological processes that are present ubiquitously in ...
  • Consequences of dissipative dynamics in the early universe 

    Hernández Jiménez., Rafael (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-26)
    Warm inflation presents an exceptional description of the early universe cosmology. It is a scenario of an inflationary dynamics in which the state of the universe during inflation is not the vacuum state, but rather an ...
  • Constructing legitimacy: an ethnography of the struggle for financial capital in two Paris-based private equity funds 

    Bourgeron, Théo Paul (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-25)
    This dissertation uses an original qualitative empirical material (two ethnographic observations of private equity funds and 44 interviews with managers of these funds) to investigate how fund managers construct their ...
  • On the performance of hybrid beamforming for millimeter wave wireless networks 

    Kolawole, Oluwatayo Yetunde (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    The phenomenal growth in the demand for mobile wireless data services is pushing the boundaries of modern communication networks. Developing new technologies that can provide unprecedented data rates to support the pervasive ...
  • Contribution of Lsh to DNA methylation during neurodevelopment 

    Duthie, Leanne Beth (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-25)
    DNA methylation is considered one of the oldest epigenetic modifications and is associated with repression of transcriptional activity. Embryonic development sees dynamic changes in this mark. Initially, widespread ...
  • Reconstituting the spindle assembly checkpoint and the signalling roles of Mad1 

    Amin, Priya (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-23)
    Cell division allows the passage of genetic information to a new cell. During this process, maintaining chromosome transmission fidelity is important in preventing diseases such as cancer and Down’s syndrome. To ensure ...
  • Deep generative modelling for amortised variational inference 

    Srivastava, Akash (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-23)
    Probabilistic and statistical modelling are the fundamental frameworks that underlie a large proportion of the modern machine learning (ML) techniques. These frameworks allow for the practitioners to develop tailor-made ...
  • Stochastic dispersive PDEs with additive space-time white noise 

    Tolomeo, Leonardo (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    In this thesis, we will discuss the Cauchy problem for some nonlinear dispersive PDEs with additive space-time white noise forcing. We will focus on two different models: the stochastic nonlinear beam equation (SNLB) ...
  • Biomimetic synthesis of brevianamide alkaloids 

    Godfrey, Robert Cracknell (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    The brevianamides are a family of fungal derived prenylated indole alkaloids. Their range of complex structures are accompanied by a diverse array of biological activity. The brevianamides were the first reported examples ...
  • Bending technology: a collaborative approach towards digital fabrication 

    Zamora Barroso, Diego (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-04)
    This practice-based research investigates how interdisciplinary collaborations can help creative practitioners overcome perceived barriers and the notion of risk when approaching emerging technologies. This research aims ...
  • Numerical modelling tool for multibody wave energy converters 

    Ogden, David (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-28)
    Numerical models of wave energy converters (WECs) have been successfully used since the 1970s to understand a device’s characteristics and improve its performance before advancing to costlier, higher-risk stages of ...
  • Phenomenological modelling: statistical abstraction methods for Markov chains 

    Michaelides, Michalis (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-23)
    Continuous-time Markov chains have long served as exemplary low-level models for an array of systems, be they natural processes like chemical reactions and population fluctuations in ecosystems, or artificial processes ...
  • Cosmology with underdensities of the cosmic web 

    Demchenko, Vasiliy Grigoriyvich (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-08-19)
    This thesis explores the utilisation of underdense regions of the Cosmic Web as a tool for studying cosmology. Underdensities, known as cosmic voids, provide a complementary approach for understanding the large-scale ...
  • Two-reggeon exchange to all loop orders 

    Reichel, Joscha (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-26)
    In the limit of very large centre-of-mass energy s the two-parton scattering amplitude is well approximated by the exchange of reggeons in the t channel. In particular, the leading contributions to the signature-even ...
  • From software to hardware: making dynamic multi-core processors practical 

    Micolet, Paul-Jules René Régis (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-23)
    Heterogeneous processors such as Arm’s big.LITTLE have become popular as they offer a choice between performance and energy efficiency. However, the core configurations are fixed at design time which offers a limited ...
  • Quest for truth: unilateral measures within the climate change-trade nexus 

    Gotthardt, Pascal Kurt (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-04)
    This thesis, without trying to forget legal philosophy and jurisprudence, analyses unilateral trade-affecting measures which might be applied by a state or region (e.g. the European Union) to support/promote climate ...
  • Manipulating cell lines with CRISPR/Cas9 to investigate Foot and Mouth Disease Virus infection 

    Fletcher, Sarah Louise (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-27)
    With the world population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050; food security is a growing concern. As animal protein is one of the most accessible proteins available to people in the developing world, reducing disease ...
  • Wage inequality in the global economy 

    Schröder, Sarah (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis is devoted to understanding the driving forces of growing wage inequality across and within countries. My research aims to empirically assess and to find theoretical justifications for two features of wage ...
  • Rethinking the concept of obscenity: the erotic subject and self-annihilation in the works of Blake, Shelley and Keats 

    Chen, Kang-Po (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This doctoral thesis aims to examine how certain sexual images and motifs commonly deemed “obscene” are represented as a unique aesthetic phenomenon in the works of English Romantic poets, William Blake, Percy Bysshe ...