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State Senator Patrick Colbeck paid a visit to his Alma Mater

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IMAGE:  Senator Patrick Colbeck visits UM Aerospace.

On Friday, January 23, State Senator Patrick Colbeck, paid a visit to his Alma Mater, the University of Michigan. Senator Colbeck graduated for the Aerospace Engineering Department in 1987.

During his afternoon visit, he engaged with several students and successfully flew a drone, amid laboratory tours with Ella Atkins, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Professor Peter Washabaugh, Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Senator Colbeck is no stranger to the Aerospace Department. He recently facilitated the State of Michigan Proclamation during the Aerospace Engineering’s 100 year anniversary celebration gala dinner on September 20th, 2014. Click here to see more photos of Senator Colbeck’s visit.

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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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