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Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Rajeswari Balasubramaniam will stay on at Climate & Space to continue her work on the CYGNSS hurricane satellite mission. | Short Read
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Another CLASP doctoral student has successfully defended her dissertation.

Dr. Rajeswari Balasubramaniam

Defense Date: 9/15/2020

Dissertation Title: Investigating the Sensitivity of Spaceborne GNSS-R Measurements to Ocean Surface Winds and Rain

Faculty advisor: Prof. Chris Ruf

Dr. Balasubramaniam’s immediate plans are stay on at Climate & Space. She’ll take a postdoctoral position in Prof. Ruf’s laboratory, where she’ll work on upcoming CYGNSS mission-related projects. Her longer term goal is to begin teaching at some point in the future.

Congratulations, Dr. Balasubramaniam!

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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