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Gian-Gabriel Garcia is IOE GSI of the W 2017 semester

IOE student Gian-Gabriel Garcia is the winner of the Winter 2017 GSI of the Semester Award. | Short Read
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Representatives from the Alpha Pi Mu Board selected IOE student Gian-Gabriel Garcia as the winner of the Winter 2017 GSI of the Semester Award. The student body was polled and the votes were weighted according to several factors.

Please join the department in congratulating Gian on this award!

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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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