When I told my friends I was going to have two graduate research advisers, most of them responded with a consolatory, “I’m so sorry, ” assuming that I would end up with twice the normal amount of work and only half the mentoring; I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Mark Raizen and Josh Klein for proving them wrong. I want to thank both of them for the countless conversations they have taken the time to have with me. Their love of physics is contagious, and their optimism and creativity is unmatched. They were always ready to ask the hard questions, listen when I was stuck, and offer timely encouragement. They treat their students as peers, and working with them for the past few years has been both a joy and a privilege. I also owe a special thanks to Aubra Anthony, whose work on SNO’s low-multiplicity burst search laid the foundation for much of my research. Thanks to Aubra, as well as to Stan Seibert and Gabriel Orebi Gann, for patiently answering all of my questions. I am indebted to the entire SNO Collaboration, and particularly to Joseph Formaggio, Jeffery Secrest, Jame
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