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Golden Goose Award: Physicist whose research on black holes led to his championing a U.S. supercomputing revolution
February 18, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power--which in turn led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to Web browsers--is the first 2014 recipient of the Golden Goose Award.Full Story
University of California, San Diego
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