Computing Power Resurrects Dormant Field

Geoffrey Fox is bringing the past back to the future.

During the mid-to-late 1970s, Fox, distinguished professor of computer science and informatics, was on the cutting edge of research in high-energy scattering theory. It was complicated, difficult work, and despite the fact the brightest minds in the world were working on a number of problems in the field, progress was slow and eventually came to a halt.

The major question was an attempt to understand how particles are made up and how they react with one another. Although researchers could create simple models to predict the reactions, there was no way to gather hard evidence, leading to a lack of data.  Click here to read the full article.