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Professor Beck wins Linnard Prize at SNAME

Professor Robert F. Beck of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department and Arthur M. Reed of the U.S. Navy were awarded the American Bureau of Shipping Captain Joseph H. Linnard Prize at the SNAME Annual Meeting. | Short Read

The award is presented to the Best Paper Contributed to the Annual Meeting and Appearing in SNAME’s Transaction. The two were honored for their paper, “Advances in the Predictive Capability for Ship Dynamics in Extreme Waves.”

To learn more please visit the SNAME website.

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  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Professor, Robert F. Beck

    Robert F. Beck

    Richard B. Couch Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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