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Seth Guikema receives funding from NSF

Professor Seth Guikema receives funding from NSF| Short Read

Title: Collaborative Research: Methods of Disaster Research – Interdisciplinary Approaches
Source: National Science Foundation

This project will bring together national and international leaders in interdisciplinary hazards research for a series of workshops focused on discussing and further developing methods for interdisciplinary research, leading to a special issue in Risk Analysis as well as an edited book on interdisciplinary methods for disaster research.

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    Seth Guikema

    Associate Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering

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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