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(2022-11-29) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2021-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis concerns the development of numerical modelling simulations to predict how ultraviolet radiation (UVR) penetrates into human skin in a wavelength dependent manner. UVR has biological effects; for example, UVR ...
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06-27) - ThesisThe works in this portfolio test the hypothesis that it is not possible to extrapolate the Newtonian inverse square law of gravity from Solar System to galaxy scales. In particular, I look into various tests of Modified ...
(University of St Andrews, 2020-07) - ThesisAccurately modelling the behaviour of quantum systems interacting with the environment is vital to the development of quantum technology. Open quantum systems are well understood when the influence of their environment ...
What makes a star turn violent? : exploring high-mass star formation and stellar magnetic helicity (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-01) - ThesisHigh-mass stars play an important role in both the dynamical and chemical evolution of the galaxy, hence how they form has long been a topic of interest. In this thesis I explore accretion as a possible means of forming ...