february, 2021

thu18feb7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedInto the Darkness: The Hunt for Forbidden ExcitonsOnline with OIST Foundation7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community,Knowledge of Systems


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


OIST Online

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The Aligned Center is proud to partner with Aligned Center daytime member and Managing Director of the OIST Foundation David Janes to promote international events related to Knowledge of Systems and Heartfelt Community.

Into the Darkness: The Hunt for Forbidden Excitons

Over the past decade, scientists have seen hints of the behind-the-scenes existence of the forbidden dark excitons, through their effects on their optically active cousins. Recently at OIST, after a many-years-long effort in the development of novel experimental instrumentation, the dark exciton was directly imaged, revealing the surprising dominance of these invisible particles after photoexcitation. This first visualization has the potential to revolutionize opto-electronic technology in two-dimensional semiconductors from quantum computing to LEDs. Join us to hear directly from Dr. Keshav Dani, Associate Professor at OIST and head of the Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit, to learn about his recent groundbreaking research on the dark exciton, which was just published in the December 4, 2020 issue of Science, one of the leading scientific journals that is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The mission of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc. is to promote innovative global scientific breakthroughs through enhancing and strengthening science and technology research and related programs at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and to empower Americans to support the sustainable development of Okinawa and deepen U.S.-Japan relations through OIST.

Read More about Dark Excitons here: https://www.oist.jp/news-center/press-releases/dark-excitons-hit-spotlight

Thursday, February 18, 2021
7:00 PM in Eastern Time 

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