Articles written by Bill Scanlon

About the Author

Bill Scanlon was a reporter at the Rocky Mountain News until its closing in February 2009.

September 2010

Winding path leads to fluid career

September, 2010 Updated: September, 2013

Paul Fischer can’t remember a time when he wasn’t interested in aeronautical and mechanical engineering. His passion for solving seemingly unsolvable problems came just a bit later. Fischer, now a computational scientist with the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, connects that interest to an early fascination with the Apollo space program. […]


Nuclear predictive

September, 2010 Updated: November, 2011

Argonne National Laboratory applies mathematics and computation to engineer the next generation of nuclear reactors.