Sunday July 23rd 2017

Better boarding

Slow boarding annoyed Jason Steffen. but rather than complain about it, like most of us would, the Fermilab astrophysicist took to his computer and began writing algorithms to model potential solutions. In 2008 he announced a method that he claimed would cut boarding times in half, but it wasn’t until last year that he finally had the opportunity to test his technique in a realistic setting.

 

Read more about Steffen’s work in the January-February issue of Discover.

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