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U-M student chapter of INFORMS wins 2018 Annual Award

The University of Michigan student chapter has been selected as a winner of the INFORMS 2018 Student Chapter Annual Award at the Cum Laude level | Short Read

About INFORMS at the University of Michigan:
The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) Student Chapter at University of Michigan is an organization for students interested in using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, and other analytical methods to find better solutions to complex decision-making problems. Our chapter is committed to the academic, social, and professional pursuits of our members. We seek to enhance the experience of University of Michigan students through events and programs, including: coding and software workshops, invited speakers from academia and industry, practice presentations for conferences, data challenges, social events, company tours, mentoring programs, and more!

About the INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Awards:
The INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Awards recognize achievements of student chapters and serve to motivate their to performance. The award is given at the INFORMS National Meeting. The University of Michigan chapter has received an Annual Award each year since 2013.

Please join the IOE department in congratulating the chapter on their achievement!

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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