A physicist's algorithm spots the patterns behind terrorist attacks
A physicist has developed an algorithm to spot the patterns behind terror attacks that he says could be helpful in predicting and even preventing future attacks. Neil Johnson, a professor of physics at the University of Miami in Florida, assembled a team of physicists to create a mathematical model that analyzes pro-Islamic State posts on social media sites. "We were really interested in the hardcore pro-ISIS support," he tells guest host Josh Bloch on CBC Radio's Day 6. "This is people who are exchanging operational details."