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Assistant Professor Valeriy Ivanov a guest lecturer in Italy

CEE Assistant Professor Valeriy Ivanov recently taught a summer class at the University of Palermo in Italy | Short Read

The summer school, which was held from June 14 through 18, was dedicated to PhD students, post doctoral candidates, researchers and professors interested in ecohydrology. Ivanov was among a group of four guest lecturers, comprised of three professors from U.S. universities (Duke, Princeton and Michigan) as well as a professor from the University of Basilicata in Italy.

Ivanov graduated from MIT with a PhD in hydrology, and has been an assistant professor at U-M for three years.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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