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  1. Autonomous Vehicles - The next Revolution in Mobility 

    Bösch, Patrick M. (2018)
    Autonomous vehicles (AVs), also called driverless vehicles, according to SAE International (2016) levels 4 and 5 definitions, are the next revolution in transport. This thesis provides an overview of the technology and the effects of AVs on the future transport system. It results in recommendations on how to maximize the benefits of AVs while minimizing their negative effects. It consolidates work by the author and collaborators done over ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  2. Six-component seismology: Joint processing of translational and rotational ground-motion 

    Sollberger, David (2018)
    When earthquakes occur, the ground does not only shake laterally and vertically but also undergoes rotational motions. Since centuries, seismologists have been arguing that such rotational motions could be important for the assessment of earthquake hazard and for imaging the Earth’s interior. However, until recently, an instrument sensitive enough to observe rotational ground-motion was not available. This has changed in the last decade ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  3. FANCM Translocase Promotes Telomere Stability and Cell Viability in ALT (Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres) Cells 

    Pentz, Richard (2018)
    Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) is a telomere maintenance mechanism employed by a subset of human tumours to enable unlimited proliferation. In ALT cells, telomeric DNA damage triggers recombination between telomeric tracts and de novo synthesis of telomeric DNA. While this mechanism supports the unlimited growth of ALT cancer cells, excessive accumulation of DNA damage and recombination intermediates is detrimental for cellular ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  4. A scenario-based approach to crowd safety of major events and its interface to public transport 

    Hohenfellner, Moritz M.R. (2018)
    In Switzerland, more than five million visitors annually trust in event operators, authorities and public transport operators to keep them safe on their way home from events. Some of these events push the public transport system to or past its limits. The resulting mismatch between demand and capacity can lead to the accumulation of crowds and thus creates a risk for crowd-related accidents. In the case of disturbances of the public ...
    Master Thesis
  5. Characterization and Use of Flexible Electric Energy Units 

    Mueller, Fabian L. (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  6. The effects of firm innovation on the economy 

    Spescha, Andrin (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  7. Authorization, Protection, and Allocation of Memory in a Large System 

    Gerber, Simon (2018)
    In this dissertation, I rethink how an OS supports virtual memory. Classical virtual memory is an opaque abstraction of RAM, backed by demand paging. However, most systems today (from phones to data-centers) do not page, and indeed may require the performance benefits of non-paged physical memory, precise NUMA allocation, etc. Moreover, MMU hardware is now useful for other purposes, such as detecting page access or providing large page ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  8. Policy Analyses of Options for Implementing the Swiss Energy Strategy 

    Díaz Redondo, Paula (2018)
    Switzerland has set ambitious targets towards a nuclear- and carbon-free electricity system. The Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 aims to increase the generation of domestic non-hydropower renewable electricity from the current of 5% to about 20% of the electricity consumed nowadays. Of this 20%, the strategy foresees about a half coming from solar and wind domestic electricity, and the other half from biomass. The Swiss strategy also targets ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  9. Variational Inference in Probabilistic Submodular Models 

    Djolonga, Josip (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  10. Unter der Hand. Zur materiellen Kultur der Neuen Typografie 

    Grütter, Fabian (2018)
    Doctoral Thesis
  11. Soil function assessment for Switzerland 

    Greiner, Lucie (2018)
    Soil provides functions that support life and are essential to human society and the environment. For instance, soil regulates water and nutrient cycles, sequesters carbon, prevents contaminants leaching into groundwater, buffers acidic inputs, contributes to biodiversity by providing a habitat for organisms, and supports biomass production. The ecosystem service (ES) concept is widely used to evaluate the values of natural resources and ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  12. Chiral Light-Matter Interactions in the Near and Far Field 

    Poulikakos, Lisa V. (2018)
    Chiral matter is inherently handed in its structural arrangement. Its distinct interaction with chiral light holds promise for a variety of applications in all-optical selection and separation processes. The scientific area of nanophotonics has provided tools to uniquely and controllably enhance chiral light–matter interactions at the nanoscale. However, it remains elusive how best to exploit this phenomenon. This thesis addresses this ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  13. Incumbents in the Energy Transition: how Electric Utilities adapt to their Changing Business Environment 

    Frei, Fanny (2018)
    The energy sector is currently undergoing a fundamental transition. Triggered by the idea of climate change mitigation and political discussions about a nuclear phase-out, the sector has experienced a pronounced shift towards CO2-neutral power generation and energy efficiency. Along with this technological shift, there have also been attempts to (partly) liberalize the power markets. These developments---known as the energy transition---challenge ...
    Doctoral Thesis

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