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Université de Neuchâtel

La costruzione dell'immaginario imperiale : Halford Mackinder e il Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee

Bonollo, Leonardo ; Söderström, Ola (Dir.) ; Fall, Juliet (Codir.) ; Panese, Francesco (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

This thesis investigates the factors, the logics and the modalities that activate the imagination of an era and determine the specificity of its forms and functions. The period considered is the Age of Empire, in the belief that the historical and social events linked to imperialism were decisive in constructing the imagination, on a global scale, of an essentially closed world, as the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Memories of the "liberation of Kosovo" among Albanian-speaking activists in Switzerland : narrating transnational belonging to the nation

Farquet, Romaine ; Dahinden, Janine (Dir.) ; Duijzings, Ger (Codir.) ; Schwander-Sievers, Stephanie (Codir.) ; Lacroix, Thomas (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

The Albanian-speaking population living in Switzerland mobilised massively on behalf of the national cause in Kosovo in the 1990s. After the end of the conflict, that saw the departure of the Serbian forces from Kosovo (1999), some of the Albanian-speaking activists from Switzerland returned to their homeland. Many others remained in Switzerland, where they largely diminished or terminated their...

Université de Neuchâtel

Haecceitism as a Theory of Individual Essences

Scarpati, Maria ; Correia, Fabrice (Dir.) ; Massin, Olivier (Codir.) ; Dasgupta, Shamik (Codir.) ; Mackie, Penelope (Codir.) ; Rodriguez-Pereyra, Gonzalo (Codir.) ; Varzi, Achille (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

This thesis deals with the debate that opposes two metaphysical views: Haecceitism and anti-Haecceitism. Roughly speaking, according to anti-Haecceitists everything about reality is determined by the qualitative character of reality itself, while Haecceitists deny that this is the case. The thesis has two main goals. The first is to formulate and defend a novel way to understand the two views in...

Université de Neuchâtel

Ecosystem engineers’ contribution to soil structure formation in floodplains

Schomburg, Andreas ; Le Bayon, Claire (Dir.) ; Guenat, Claire (Codir.) ; Brunner, Philip (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Soil structure formation constitutes an extremely important process in near-natural and restored floodplains. A stable soil structure protects riverbanks from erosion and contributes to the preservation of ecosystem services. However, developing a soil structure in alluvial soils is difficult for several reasons. Extensive alluvial dynamics cause periodic waterlogging and continuously rejuvenate...

Université de Fribourg

Comment l'élève adolescent s'autorégule-t-il en situation de devoirs à domicile pour résister à la tentation de l'hyperconnexion? : Le rôle des caractéristiques individuelles et des composantes situationnelles

Trisconi, Estelle ; Gurtner, Jean-Luc (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2019.

Les nouvelles technologies rendent possible une connexion permanente des adolescents avec le monde extérieur. Elles exercent une forte attractivité sur eux en raison du rôle qu’elles jouent dans la quête d’une reconnaissance sociale par les pairs. Par leur omniprésence, technicité axée sur l’instantanéité de la communication et enjeu de construction identitaire fort, les nouvelles...

Université de Neuchâtel

New frontiers of ultrafast thin-disk laser oscillators for applications in metrology and the generation of THz and XUV radiation

Modsching, Norbert Paul ; Südmeyer, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Ultrafast laser systems find application as versatile tool in industry and science. Ultrafast laser systems based on Ti:sapphire – the workhorse in ultrafast science – operate typically at kHz repetition rates and benefit from the available broad gain bandwidth for the direct generation of sub 100-fs pulse durations. However, thermal effects in the gain medium due to a high quantum defect...

Université de Neuchâtel

Scalable content-based publish/suscribe and application to online trading

Barazzutti, Raphaël P. ; Felber, Pascal (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019.

Publish/subscribe is a popular messaging pattern that provides efficient and decoupled information dissemination in distributed environments. Publishers generate a flow of information as publications, which are routed to subscribers based on their interests expressed as subscriptions. Matching events against filters has a non-negligible processing cost. Our first contribution within this...