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Bigelow Family Scholarship Fund endowed

The gift will provide need-based support for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering.| Short Read

Daniel C. Bigelow (BSE Aero ’82) has recently endowed the Bigelow Family Scholarship Fund, which will provide need-based support for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. This gift qualified for the Third Century Matching Initiative.

Mr. Bigelow earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1982, and since then, Mr. Bigelow has been a devoted alumnus through his generosity to the University. He put his aerospace engineering degree to the benefit of his country as a pilot and bombardier/navigator in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of major. He currently serves as the president and managing partner of Monadnock Capital Management LP. He and his wife, Suzanne Cole, have two children, and reside in Philadelphia, PA.

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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

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read