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Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Yeimy Rivera will begin a post doctoral position at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard. | Short Read
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Another CLASP doctoral student has successfully defended her dissertation.

Dr. Yeimy Rivera

Defense Date: 9/10/2020

Dissertation Title: Investigating Nonequilibrium Ionization and Recombination Processes in Solar Wind and Transient Plasma

Faculty advisors: Prof. Enrico Landi, Assoc. Prof. Susan Lepri

Dr. Rivera will begin a post doctoral position at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard, where she will work on  bridging compositional measurements between the Sun and the heliosphere to address long standing questions behind the release and energization of solar plasma. The position is through the Harvard Fellowship for Future Faculty Leaders Fellowship, which Dr. Rivera received in March of this year.

Congratulations, Dr. Rivera!

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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