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Masters’ gift assists CLaSP students

The Fund provides need-based support to students and student programs in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP).| Short Read

Jeff Masters (BS AOSS ’82, MS ’83, PhD ’97) of Highland, Michigan, has endowed the Jeff Masters Student Support Fund. The Fund provides need-based support to students and student programs in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP), formerly AOSS. Preference will be given to students and programs in atmospheric and climate sciences.

Jeff is co-founder of the website Weather Underground, one of the first online weather services. He is a member of the department’s national advisory board and was the recipient of the AOSS Alumni Merit Award in 2006.

This story was written by Byron Roberts.

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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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