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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Edward Wenger featured in Physics Today

Edward Wenger's particle physicist career spans working on the PHOBOS detector based at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, to contributing to the Large Hadron Collider work at CERN.

At the Institute, Wenger leads a multidisciplinary team that models how best to achieve malaria eradication. He explains that disease modeling seeks to capture the relevant dynamics of disease transmission through a set of equations that are programmed into IDM's modeling software. He goes on to say that modeling entails researching the relevant scientific literature and designing software architecture that addresses specific health questions.

Edward Wenger (center) with Samwel Onditi (left) of PATH in Kenya visit Calvester Machila, district malaria officer in Sinazongwe, southern Zambia, in October 2012, to observe mass screen-and-treat rounds. CREDIT: Elyse Callahan