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Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Jamie Ward will continue research at CLaSP in the Precipitation Extremes and Climate Dynamics group. | Short Read
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Another CLASP doctoral student has successfully defended her dissertation.

Dr. Jamie Ward

Defense Date: 6/5/2020

Dissertation Title: The Effects of Light-Absorbing Aerosols, Blocking, and Clouds on Greenland’s Surface

Faculty Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Mark Flanner

Dr. Ward plans to work as a post-doctoral research fellow in Asst. Prof. Ashley Payne’s Precipitation Extremes and Climate Dynamics group during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Congratulations, Dr. Ward!

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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