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 Jul 2018

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The term computational science, and its associated term computational thinking, came into wide use during the 1980s. In 1982, theoretical physicist Kenneth Wilson received a Nobel Prize in physics for developing computational models that produced startling new discoveries about phase changes in materials.

Nearly everybody had something to gain. Experimenters looked to computers for data analysisâ€”sifting through large data sets for statistical patterns. Theoreticians looked to them for calculating the equations of mathematical models.
