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ORNL postdoc Yeter-Aydeniz named scientist of the week

Kübra Yeter-Aydeniz, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was recently named the Turkish Women in Science group’s “Scientist of the Week.”

Her research in ORNL’s Quantum Information Science Group involves developing quantum algorithms that would speed up calculations using current quantum hardware and future quantum computers. Using these algorithms, Yeter-Aydeniz and her colleagues examine and analyze complex high energy physics systems such as interacting neutrinos.

The Turkish Women in Science group maintains a list of prominent and promising female scientists at every career stage. By highlighting their aspirations and accomplishments through a website and a Twitter account, the group aims to increase the visibility of women in physics, engineering and other STEM fields.

“Earning this honor motivates me to continue studying unanswered questions in the emerging, exciting field of quantum information sciences, especially during these unprecedented times,” Yeter-Aydeniz  said. “By telling my story and highlighting my positive experiences at ORNL through this platform, I hope to encourage young female students to dream big and pursue careers in science.”

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