Thesis: First Official Version

After an intensive couple of weeks (I had to pause the thesis writing process in favor of more urgent work in the fourth quarter of 2013), I decided that the thesis was ready for a first official submission to the committee. This will kick-start the feedback process while I go back to the journal publications that are going to be submitted now. Some numerical results have still to be obtained to provide a capstone for this work, but essentially, I'm done. Phew!