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  • Schneiderbauer, Lukas (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2020-09)
    This thesis discusses two aspects of semi-classical black holes. First, a recently improved semi-classical formula for the entanglement entropy of black hole radiation is examined. This entropy is an indicator of information loss and determines ...
  • Runólfsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Linnet (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2020-08-21)
    Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of adenine metabolism that results in the generation and renal excretion of large amounts of the poorly soluble 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (DHA), causing kidney ...
  • Óskarsson, Kristinn Ragnar (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2020-10)
    Life on earth is found everywhere where water is found, meaning that life has adapted to extremely varied environments. Thus, protein structures must adapt to a myriad of environmental stressors while maintaining their functional forms. In the case ...
  • Kristinsdóttir, Kristjana (Háskóli Íslands, Hugvísindasvið, SSagnfræði- og heimspekideild, 2020-09-08)
    Ísland var lén í Danmörku. Rekstur þess og stjórnsýsla var sambærileg við önnur lén innan danska ríkisins. Vestmannaeyjar voru ekki hluti af léninu Íslandi. Í rannsókninni er leitast við að sýna fram á hver staða Íslands var innan danska ríkisins og ...
  • Cook, David (University of Iceland, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics, 2018)
    Enhanced understanding and knowledge concerning a nation’s environmental sustainability performance is necessary to ensure the longterm flourishing capacities of economies and critical to the maintenance of human well-being, particularly through the ...
  • Sigurdardottir, Valgerdur Lisa (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, 2020-06)
    Aims: The overall aim of the study was to develop a midwifery intervention for women who want to review their birth experience. The aims of study I were to describe women’s birth experience up to two years after birth and explore the predictive role ...
  • Hrafnkelsdóttir, Soffía Margrét (University of Iceland, School of Education, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, 2020-08)
    Bakgrunnur: Unglingsárin eru tími mikilla breytinga og þroska hvað varðar líkamlegt og andlegt atgervi. Á þessum árum eykst tíðni andlegra kvilla og svefntruflana, sem geta haft alvarlegar afleiðingar fyrir unglinga og fylgt þeim inn í fullorðinsárin. ...
  • Helgadóttir, Yelena Sesselja (Háskóli Íslands, Hugvísindasvið, Íslensku- og menningardeild, 2020-09)
    Ritgerð þessi til doktorsprófs í íslenskum bókmenntum miðar að því að skilgreina þulur síðari alda (þjóðkvæði frá u.þ.b. 15.–20. öld) sem kveðskapargrein með nákvæmari hætti en áður hefur verið gert og setja þær betur í samhengi íslenskrar bókmennta- ...
  • Ingvarsson, Haukur (Háskóli Íslands, Hugvísindasvið, Íslensku- og menningardeild, 2020-08)
    Í ritgerðinni er leitað svara við því hvernig nafn höfundarins, Williams Faulkners, varð til og þróaðist á íslenskum menningarvettvangi frá því að það bar fyrst á góma í íslenskum prentmiðli 8. maí 1933 og þar til sjöunda og síðasta þýðing Kristjáns ...
  • Ceolin, Martina (University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, 2020-08)
    This work investigates the multivalent and dynamic portrayal of time in a selection of early Old Icelandic texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The main objective is to map out the representations of time in terms of the patterns conveyed, ...
  • Natugonza, Vianny (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2020-06-18)
    The advent of ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) in recent years has expanded the scope of fisheries management, where policies are aimed not only at maximizing production (or biological yield) but also maintaining an optimal balance between ...
  • Konchak, William (University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of History and Philosophy, 2018-11)
    This dissertation draws upon philosopher Pierre Hadot’s conception of philosophy as a way of life, which views philosophy as a process of self-transformation through engaging in practices (which Hadot characterizes as spiritual exercises) alongside ...
  • Ghosh, Dipankar (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2020)
    Nature has been successful in self-assembling simple building blocks to complex functional architectures and the concept of supramolecular chemistry has enabled chemists to mimic nature's self-assembly principles. The understanding of the assembly/reassembly ...
  • Frater, Paul (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2020-06)
    Age and length (i.e. composition) data are, along with abundance indices, some of the most basic yet informative data collected in fisheries science. Measurements on age and length have been collected since the study of fish and fish stocks began in ...
  • Júlíusdóttir, Ólöf (University of Iceland, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics, 2019-08-16)
    Gender disparity in business leadership positions has received increasing attention in the world. Globally, women are still vastly underrepresented in the higher levels of organisations. Despite women representing half of the capable work force ...
  • Guðmundsdóttir Beck, Sólveig (University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of History and Philosophy, 2020-05)
    Innovations introduced in connection with the New Enterprises in Iceland in the second half of the 18th century have long been considered largely unsuccessful, but a more detailed analysis of the reception of particular innovations has been lacking. ...
  • Elíasdóttir, Ólöf (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2020)
    Purpose and aims: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that leads to damage in the central nervous system. Although the cause of MS is still unknown, the generally accepted view is that environmental and life-style factors influence the ...
  • Blischke, Anett (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences, 2020-05-15)
    This study focused on the tectono-magmatic reconstruction of the Jan Mayen microcontinent (JMMC) and Iceland Plateau Rift (IPR) in context to the breakup and opening processes of the Northeast Atlantic region. Joint interpretation of densely spaced ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, 2020-05-18)
    This thesis addresses the coexistence and interplay of loanwords and their corresponding endogenous synonyms during the Old and Middle Icelandic period (12th c.–1550), i.e. in a period with no ideologically rooted nor overtly expressed language purism. ...
  • Snook, Abigail Grover (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2020-05-27)
    Aims: In this research, the focus was on ways to support health science educators’ efforts to improve the quality of their teaching within their specific contexts. The main aim was three-fold: to support sessional faculty (SF) by first exploring ...

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