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Christine Barnett and Selin Merdan win first prize in the 2016 Doing Good with Good OR Prize

At the 2016 INFORMS meeting, first prize in the 2016 Doing Good with Good OR Prize, was awarded to Christine Barnett and Selin Merdan.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  At the 2016 INFORMS, first prize in the 2016 Doing Good with Good OR Prize, was awarded to Christine Barnett and Selin Merdan

At the 2016 INFORMS meeting in mid-November, First prize in the 2016 Doing Good with Good OR Prize, was awarded to Christine Barnett and Selin Merdan for the paper “Data Analytics for Optimal Detection of Metastatic Prostate Cancer”.

Please join us in congratulating Christine and Selin on this achievement!

Christine Barnett and Selin Merdan
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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