April 2024 News

Key to harnessing light waves? First do the math

Scholars at Yale’s Energy Sciences Institute have for the first time developed a mathematical model that effectively predicts a maximum rate of thermal energy transfer. Published in Nature Communications, the new theory sidesteps the requirement for endless checking of every possible permutation, instead revealing upper limits to what is possible.

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Congratulations to Lang Zhang!

Lang Zhang successfully defended her PhD dissertation, titled “Maximal Heat and Light Extraction from the Optical Near Field” on April 10, 2024.

Thesis Advisor: Owen Miller