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(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - ThesisThe study of magnetic fields on low-mass stars is important due to their ubiquity. They are responsible for phenomena spanning a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Over the last two decades, the Zeeman-Doppler ...
Seeing through the dark : probing structure and processes across galactic scales using Monte Carlo radiative transfer (University of St Andrews, 2015) - ThesisRadiative transfer methods provide a path to uncover the intrinsic properties of astronomical objects from observations. The determination of the shape, size and brightness of many objects is complicated by the interaction ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis explores the theoretical representation of localised electrons in magnetic systems, using Majorana fermions. A motivation is provided for the Majorana fermion representation, which is then developed and applied ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis contains four studies of the effects of disorder and randomness on strongly correlated quantum phases of matter. Starting with an itinerant ferromagnet, I first use an order-by-disorder approach to show that ...