Geoffrey C. Fox

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Geoffrey Fox at Indiana in 2004
Geoffrey Charles Fox

(1944-06-07) June 7, 1944 (age 77)
Alma materCambridge University
Known forCyberinfrastructure, E-Science, High Performance Computing, Matrix Multiplication
AwardsACM Fellow
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Mayhew Prize (1964)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science, physics
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Indiana University
ThesisScattering of Particles with Spin And Electromagnetic Interactions (1967)
Doctoral advisorRichard J. Eden
Other academic advisorsRichard Feynman[citation needed]

Geoffrey Charles Fox (born 7 June 1944) is a British-born American theoretical physicist and computer scientist, Distinguished Professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University.

In 1964, he was Senior Wrangler at Cambridge, the best performer in the mathematics tripos.[clarification needed] In the same year, he also played in the annual chess match against Oxford University.[citation needed]

He received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University in 1967 and held positions at Caltech,[1] Syracuse University[2] and Florida State University[3] before becoming being appointed professor at Indiana University, where he is director of the Digital Science Center and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing

He has supervised the Ph.D. of 65 students and published over 1200 publications in physics and computer science according to Google Scholar, including his book Parallel Computing Works!.[4]

He currently works to apply computer science to bioinformatics, defense, earthquake and ice-sheet science, particle physics and chemical informatics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a new cyberinfrastructure test to enable development of new approaches to scientific computing. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.

In 1989, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society "for contributions centered on novel uses of computers; firstly, in the phenomenological comparison of theory and experiment in particle physics, and secondly, in the design and use of parallel computers".[5]


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  2. ^ "I: Key Personnel".
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  4. ^ Fox, Geoffrey (1994). Parallel Computing Works!. Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN 1-55860-253-4.
  5. ^ "APS Fellows Archive". APS. Retrieved October 3, 2020.


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