John Anderson,
Senior Scientist


John Anderson did his undergraduate work in physics at MIT, his masters degree from MIT, and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University, both in geophysical fluid dynamics. He taught for 3 years (1984-1987) at U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign and 12 years (1987-2000) at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Associate Director of the Space Science and Engineering Center, and principal instigator of the UW Computational Sciences program.

From 1997-2001 he worked in the R&D department at Industrial Light and Magic where he developed the ILM fluid dynamics and creature dynamics systems and worked on several films including Star Wars I and II, The Perfect Storm and Jurassic Park III. And, in 2001 he received an Academy Award for this work. Since 2001, John has been at Pixar where he has worked on projects ranging from fluid dynamics for Finding Nemo to character articulation technology for The Incredibles.

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