If the results were presented as an abstract in a journal, then there should be a citation relating to this.
This citation can be as a numbered reference in the References or given as a full citation with the authors, title, journal, volume, page numbers, and year provided.
It is recommended not to include acknowledgement page to the thesis if you have only one person to thank.
When you write a thesis it involves a lot of hard work and effort. It is only natural to acknowledge the people who made it possible.
Authors cannot thank each other in the Acknowledgements.
This includes expressing their continuing respect and admiration of a deceased co-author (for more information, see Deceased Author Footnote).The authors may want to thank anyone who had helpful discussions with them or contributed less tangible concepts.This is also where the authors may indicate that the results of this study were presented in another form, such as a poster or abstract or at a symposium.Finally, practical matters such as present addresses of contributing authors are listed here.Title the Acknowledgements with the word "Acknowledgements" as a level 1 header after any Note Added in Proof.For example, change "We dedicate this work to the deceased Dr. Moriarty for discovering the process of logical thought in brain neurons." Authors cannot thank the reviewers of their article.This could be considered as favoritism or an attempt to encourage reviewers to accept their manuscript for reasons other than scientific merit.Formatting APS Journal Articles :: Credits Section The Acknowledgements give an opportunity for the authors to thank people who helped with the study or preparation of the paper.This includes anyone who provided technical assistance to the authors, took care of the animals, or provided reagents or equipment.If the author still insists upon the dedication, then open a dialogue with them as to why they specifically appreciate their deceased colleague.The dedication can then be reworded so that the late person's contribution is acknowledged.