UCB Astronomy Theses

Recent theses are available online via ProQuest, and a smattering of older ones are stored on this website. It doesn't seem possible to link directly to ProQuest's list of Berkeley Astronomy ones in particular, but there are a few ways to quickly find what you want. As of June 2012, you can search for a thesis by author like this:

  • Click on “Advanced Search”
  • In the main search box, enter something like “au(chornock, ryan)” for an author search
  • In the “Source type” box, check only “Dissertations & Theses”
  • Your desired thesis will almost always be in the first page of results.

And you can browse Berkeley astronomy theses like this:

  • At the top of the page, select “Browse”
  • Select “Dissertations and Theses”
  • Select “Browse by Location”
  • Expand “United States – California”, then “University of California, Berkeley”
  • View the documents with the “astronomy” or “astrophysics” keywords. (Sadly, the different keywords probe disjoint subsets of the theses, and both of them pull in a lot of physics theses.)
  • You probably then want to sort by “Publication Date (most recent first)”

Below is a very incomplete listing of Berkeley theses. The format is indicated in brackets, with ”[PQ]” indicating a link to ProQuest. ”(P)” after a name denotes a degree received in Physics. ”(AST)” after a name denotes a degree received in Applied Science & Technology. Some of the direct file links are quite large, unsurprisingly, though others link only to abstracts.

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2004

Fall 2002

Fall 2002

Fall 2001

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Fall 1999

Spring 1999

Spring 1998

Fall 1997

Spring 1997