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Mark Daskin delivers talk at CORS Annual Conference

Mark Daskin, Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor and IOE Chair, was a tutorial speaker at the 58th CORS Annual Conference held from May 30 - June 1, 2016 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.| Short Read

His talk, titled “Recent Advances in Facility Location Modeling,” reviewed the broad field of facility location modeling with a focus on discrete location models. Daskin reviewed covering and median-based location models. He also outlined recent advances in location modeling including integrated two variants of location-inventory models as well as models that capture facility failures. Within the class of facility failures, he summarized both random facility failure and anthropogenic failure models. He ended by outlining directions for future work.

CORS, which has been in existence since 1958, is a scientific and professional society that takes a leadership role in the advancement of both the theory and the practice of Operational Research (OR) in Canada and safeguards the existence of a vital Canadian OR community by promoting contact between people interested in the subject.

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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