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The Optical Society Award 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Warren S. Warren, PhD (Physics), for being awarded William F. Meggers Award from the Optical Society. The award honors researchers for outstanding work in the field of spectroscopy, and Dr. Warren’s was recognized for pioneering development of “coherent” spectroscopic methods — approaches which use highly controlled light, such as tailored laser pulses less than a trillionth of a second long, or complex pulse sequences. His work bridges two quite different domains, magnetic resonance (where he works to improve the sensitivity of MRI machines) and coherent optics (where his lab develops methods to extract new molecular information about cancerous tissue such as melanoma).