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    • A concentration inequality based statistical methodology for inference on covariance matrices and operators 

      Kashlak, Adam B (2017-06-23)
      In the modern era of high and infinite dimensional data, classical statistical methodology is often rendered inefficient and ineffective when confronted with such big data problems as arise in genomics, medical imaging, ...
    • Arithmetic structure in sets of integers 

      Wolf, Julia (2008-05-20)
      This dissertation deals with four problems concerning arithmetic structures in dense sets of integers. In Chapter 1 we give an exposition of the state-of-the-art technique due to Pintz, Steiger and Szemer edi which yields ...
    • Automorphisms of free products of groups 

      Griffin, James Thomas (2013-02-05)
      The symmetric automorphism group of a free product is a group rich in algebraic structure and with strong links to geometric configuration spaces. In this thesis I describe in detail and for the first time the (co)homology ...
    • Autonomous Pseudomonoids 

      Lopez Franco, Ignacio (2009-04-25)
      In this dissertation we generalise the basic theory of Hopf algebras to the context of autonomous pseudomonoids in monoidal bicategories. ...
    • Bounding cohomology for low rank algebraic groups 

      Rizkallah, John (2017-08-01)
      Let G be a semisimple linear algebraic group over an algebraically closed field of prime characteristic. In this thesis we outline the theory of such groups and their cohomology. We then concentrate on algebraic groups in ...
    • Categories of spaces built from local models 

      Low, Zhen Lin (2016-06-28)
      Many of the classes of objects studied in geometry are defined by first choosing a class of nice spaces and then allowing oneself to glue these local models together to construct more general spaces. The most well-known ...
    • Cliques in graphs 

      Lo, Allan (2010-10-12)
      The main focus of this thesis is to evaluate $k_r(n,\delta)$, the minimal number of $r$-cliques in graphs with $n$ vertices and minimum degree~$\delta$. A fundamental result in Graph Theory states that a triangle-free graph ...
    • Collaborating queues: large service network and a limit order book 

      Yudovina, Elena (2012-10-09)
      We analyse the steady-state behaviour of two different models with collaborating queues: that is, models in which "customers" can be served by many types of "servers", and "servers" can process many types of "customers". The ...
    • Computations in monotone Floer theory 

      Tonkonog, Dmitry (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, 2016-06-28)
      Floer theory is a rich collection of tools for studying symplectic manifolds and their Lagrangian submanifolds with the help of holomorphic curves. Its origins lie in estimating the numbers of equilibria in Hamiltonian ...
    • Computing the Cassels-Tate pairing 

      van Beek, Monique (2015-11-10)
    • The contact property for magnetic flows on surfaces 

      Benedetti, Gabriele (2015-01-06)
      This work investigates the dynamics of magnetic flows on closed orientable Riemannian surfaces. These flows are determined by triples (M, g, σ), where M is the surface, g is the metric and σ is a 2-form on M . Such dynamical ...
    • Deformations and gluing of asymptotically cylindrical manifolds with exceptional holonomy 

      Nordström, Johannes (2008-10-14)
      In Berger's classification of Riemannian holonomy groups there are several infinite families and two exceptional cases: the groups Spin(7) and G_2. This thesis is mainly concerned with 7-dimensional manifolds with ...
    • Deformations of Cayley submanifolds 

      Ohst, Matthias (2016-03-01)
      Cayley submanifolds of R^8 were introduced by Harvey and Lawson as an instance of calibrated submanifolds, extending the volume-minimising properties of complex submanifolds in Kähler manifolds. More generally, Cayley ...
    • Excitations in superfluids of atoms and polaritons 

      Pinsker, Florian (2014-11-11)
      This thesis is devoted to the study of excitations in atomic and polariton Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC). These two specimens are prime examples for equilibrium and non equilibrium BEC. The corresponding condensate wave ...
    • Exploring Random Geometry with the Gaussian Free Field 

      Jackson, Henry Richard (2016-10-01)
      This thesis studies the geometry of objects from 2-dimensional statistical physics in the continuum. Chapter 1 is an introduction to Schramm-Loewner evolutions (SLE). SLEs are the canonical family of non-self-intersecting, ...
    • Extremal and probabilistic bootstrap percolation 

      Przykucki, Michał Jan (2013-11-12)
      In this dissertation we consider several extremal and probabilistic problems in bootstrap percolation on various families of graphs, including grids, hypercubes and trees. Bootstrap percolation is one of the simplest ...
    • Free groups and the axiom of choice 

      Kleppmann, Philipp (2016-01-05)
      The Nielsen–Schreier theorem states that subgroups of free groups are free. As all of its proofs use the Axiom of Choice, it is natural to ask whether the theorem is equivalent to the Axiom of Choice. Other questions arise ...
    • The Fukaya category, exotic forms and exotic autoequivalences 

      Harris, Richard (2012-04-10)
      A symplectic manifold is a smooth manifold M together with a choice of a closed non-degenerate two-form. Recent years have seen the importance of associating an A∞-category to M, called its Fukaya category, in helping ...
    • Graphical representations of Ising and Potts models: stochastic geometry of the quantum Ising model and the space-time Potts model 

      Björnberg, Jakob Erik (2010-02-09)
      Statistical physics seeks to explain macroscopic properties of matter in terms of microscopic interactions. Of particular interest is the phenomenon of phase transition: the sudden changes in macroscopic properties as ...