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Viswanath Nagarajan receives sponsored funding from NSF CAREER Award

Title: CAREER: New Mathematical Programming Techniques in Approximation and Online Algorithms| Short Read
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Project Title: CAREER: New Mathematical Programming Techniques in Approximation and Online Algorithms

Funding Source: NSF

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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.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

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