Geoffrey C. Fox

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Geoffrey Fox
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Geoffrey Fox at Indiana in 2004
Born Geoffrey Charles Fox
(1944-06-08) June 8, 1944 (age 73)
Dunfermline, Scotland
Residence Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Fields Computer science, physics
Institutions California Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Indiana University
Alma mater Cambridge University
Thesis Scattering of Particles with Spin And Electromagnetic Interactions (1967)
Doctoral advisor Richard J. Eden
Other academic advisors Richard Feynman
Doctoral students Stephen Wolfram
Known for Cyberinfrastructure, E-Science, High Performance Computing, Matrix Multiplication
Notable awards ACM Fellow
American Physical Society Fellow
Mayhew Prize (1964)

Geoffrey Charles Fox is a British-born American theoretical physicist and computer scientist. He received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University in 1967 and is now a Distinguished Professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics 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 previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. 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![1] He currently works in applying 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.


  1. ^ Fox, Geoffrey (1994). Parallel Computing Works!. Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN 1-55860-253-4. 


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