This is a guest post and part of our ongoing Student Life series
By Sunchao Huang, PhD Candidate, School of Physics
Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz) is a worldwide conference, which gathers several communities of physicists, academics and industrials. This year, around 900 people attended the conference, held in Paris, France, 1-6 September.
The conference covered many topics, such as High field THz generation and nonlinear physics, Ultrafast phenomena. These two themes are exactly aligned to my research topics. I submitted two abstracts namely: ‘Bandgap Dependence of Hot-Electron Relaxation in Three Dimensional Dirac Semi-Metals’ and ‘Strong Anisotropic Photo-mixing Effect of Semi-Dirac Materials in the Terahertz Regime’, which were accepted as posters. During the poster session, Jack Zuber and I presented an explanation of our work to the participants.
The first talk, Passion Extreme Light was presented by Gérard Mourou who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018. An inspiring speaker, his presentation made me reflect on my own research, and I am now working with a clearer idea of my research, understanding what stage my work is at and focusing on how it contributes to the research society and how to continue my work.