# Recent Honours Theses

Honours students are required to complete a research dissertation. The results of these theses should be sufficiently significant so as to be publishable either in pedagogical or research journals. In fact, many undergraduate students have already been co-authors on refereed research and/or conference papers (see information below). A variety of different projects have been undertaken by students ranging from astrophysics to quantum mechanics to holography.

STUDENT NAME | DISSERTATION TITLE |
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Chris Burns | Amateur Astronomy with a CCD Camera |

Eric Pronto | Reality, Quantum Mechanics and Measurement |

Rene Bilodeau | Computer Generated Holograms Using Ray Tracing |

Naomi Black | Photometric Analysis of an Open Cluster |

Trevor Wood | On the Age of the Pleiades Using the Lithium Test |

Aaron Davis | A Study on the Cooling of Degenerate Helium White Dwarfs in Binary Recycled Pulsar Systems |

Kirk Buckley | Coulomb Vacuum Polarization Corrections to the Decay Rate of Particle-Antiparticle Bound States: Application to Muonium and Pionium |

Sean Mooney | An Investigation of Binary Millisecond Pulsars using Population Synthesis Techniques |

Marie-Paule Portelance | Close Binary SuperSoft X-Ray Sources |

Kenny Carruthers | The Thermodynamics of Two-Dimensional Hard-Sphere Gases* |

Pedro Garcia | The Evolution of Close Binary Systems Containing Evolved Companions |

Drew MacCannell | Bridging the Gap: Computational Modeling of Potential- and Current-Time Relationships across a Cardiac Fibroblast Membrane Undergoing Rectification |

Ernest Dubeau | Post Terminal-Age-Main-Sequence (TAMS) Evolution of Compact Binaries Experiencing Gravitational Radiation and Magnetic Braking Torques |

Renato Dedic | Bosonic String Theory |

Jonathan Benjamin | Investigation of the Conditions for Steady Nuclear Burning on the Surface of White Dwarfs |

Florian Maisonneuve | A Highly Accurate and Efficient Method for Calculating Stellar Evolution |

Edward Wilson-Ewing | Renormalization of the Quark Mass in Lattice QCD |

Jeremy Godin | Deflection of Light in the Kerr Metric |

Shahn Nadeau | Conformal Techniques in Scalar-Tensor Theories of Gravity |

David Pawluczuk | Sky Surface Density of Brown Dwarfs |

Audrey Jacques | Local Dynamics and Cosmological Expansion |

Deanna MacLennan | One Loop Quantum Corrections to the Newtonian Potential |

Ilana MacDonald | The Casimir Effect in a Piston Geometry |

Emilie Pelchat | The Gravitationally Coupled Magnetic Monopole |

Neda Aminshariati | Using Grover’s Quantum Search Algorithm to Approximate the Mean |

Jean Bergeron | Phase Diagram of a Frustrated Quantum Antiferromagnet |

Jeff Lapierre | On Using Energy Balance Models to Predict the Surface Temperature of the Earth Over Billions of Years |

Jacob Hooey | On the Nature of Dynamical Instabilities in Interacting Binary Systems |

Eric Blais | The Double Core Common Envelope Scenario for Type Ia Supernova Progenitors |

Andres Zambrano | The Stability of Non-Gravitating Scalar Fields |

Jerome Quintin | X-Ray Binary Evolution: The Effects of Self-Induced Irradiation |

Charles Protheroe | The Qualitative Dynamics of General Scalar Field Cosmology |

Jonathan Drapeau-Lebeau | Applications in Medical Physics: Prostate Cancer Therapies |

Jonathan St-Antoine | Simulations of Inverted Tapered Structures in Nanophotonic Devices |

Marianne Lapierre-Leonard | The Mass of Perturbations in an Expanding Universe |

Emilie Parent | Modeling Extreme Stellar Death to Study the Expanding Universe |

Marshall Vokey | The Physics of Glaciers |