Stephen Wolfram Stephen Wolfram Born: 29-Aug-1959Birthplace: London, England Gender: MaleRace or Ethnicity: WhiteSexual orientation: StraightOccupation: Mathematician, Computer Programmer Nationality: United StatesExecutive summary: Creator of Mathematica As a boy, Stephen Wolfram was called a young Einstein. In his teens, Wolfram became obsessed with cellular automata -- structures governed by simple rules that can result in complex behavior. Only 21 years old, Wolfram was already on the faculty at Caltech, cranking out a series of papers and singlehandedly reviving interest in cellular automata. At Princeton and then the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wolfram was given carte blanche, but he moved the project toward more simplicity -- one-dimensional lines, instead of two-or three-dimensional blocks. Now he runs his Wolfram Research by day, and delves reclusively into cellular automata into the night. Official Website:
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Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science The Bactra Review: Occasional and eclectic book reviews by Cosma Shalizi 132 Wolfram Media, 2002 A Rare Blend of Monster Raving Egomania and Utter Batshit Insanity Attention conservation notice: Once, I was one of the authors of a paper on cellular automata. With that out of the way: it is my considered, professional opinion that A New Kind of Science shows that Wolfram has become a crank in the classic mold, which is a shame, since he's a really bright man, and once upon a time did some good math, even if he has always been arrogant. As is well-known (if only from his own publicity), Wolfram was a child prodigy in mathematics, who got his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at a tender age, and then, in the early and mid-1980s, was part of a wave of renewed interest in the subject of cellular automata. Wolfram's first paper on CAs, published in 1983, was titled "The Statistical Mechanics of Cellular Automata". What, then, is the revelation Wolfram has been vouchsafed?
Stephen Wolfram Stephen Wolfram (born 29 August 1959) is a British scientist, known for his work in theoretical physics, as the chief designer of the Mathematica software application and the Wolfram Alpha answer engine, as well as the CEO of Wolfram Research, and the author of A New Kind of Science. Background Wolfram's parents were Jewish refugees who emigrated from Germany to England in the 1930s. Wolfram's father Hugo was a textile manufacturer and novelist (Into a Neutral Country) and his mother Sybil was a professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford. He has a younger brother, Conrad Wolfram. Wolfram is married to a mathematician and has four children. Education Wolfram was educated at Eton College, but left prematurely in 1976. Career Following his PhD, Wolfram joined the faculty at Caltech and received one of the first MacArthur Fellowships in 1981, at age 21. Research Unpublished works Particle physics
The Maths behind "NUMB3RS" LARRY (cont'd) At the request of the bride and groom, I will keep my remarks short and non-technical. As you know, there are four fundamental forces in physics: electromagnetism, strong nuclear interaction, weak nuclear interaction, and gravity. The liquid-drop model in nuclear physics was originally proposed by George Gamow and developed by Hans Bethe and Carl von Weizsäcker in the 1930s. It treats the nucleus as an incompressible fluid of protons and neutrons bound together by the strong nuclear force. It treats the nucleus as an incompressible fluid of protons and neutrons bound together by the strong nuclear force. LARRY Social network models interpret the structure of human relationships: social, economic, political. The adjacency matrix of a graph shows how the vertices are connected; when the entry at row i, column j is 1 in the matrix, the vertices i and j are connected. CHARLIE You know the "Six Degrees of Separation" phenomenon?
The Mathematica Journal: Mathematica Techniques and Applications A Big Change Is Coming — Wolfram|Alpha to See Dramatic Functionality Enhancements Posted by Most of our users are aware that we release a new version of Wolfram|Alpha every week. Each version includes countless changes—including regular data updates to hundreds of sources, improvements to our natural-language parser and other core frameworks, and completely new areas of coverage. This blog usually focuses on new datasets and functionality, and if you’ve been reading it recently, you know we’ve made some huge additions in just the last couple of months. But the biggest change to Wolfram|Alpha since its launch nearly three years ago will be our next release, and we wanted you to be aware that it’s coming. You’ll still be able to use Wolfram|Alpha as you have in the past if you choose, but we think what we’ve put together represents the next big step in the evolution of computational knowledge, and one that will make Wolfram|Alpha an indispensable part of your online life. Stay tuned!
Blog A New Level of Step-by-Step Solutions in Wolfram|Alpha—Wolfram Blog September 7, 2017 — Greg Hurst, Wolfram|Alpha Math Content Manager In our continued efforts to make it easier for students to learn and understand math and science concepts, the Wolfram|Alpha team has been hard at work this summer expanding our step-by-step solutions. Since the school year is just beginning, we’re excited to announce some new features. Coverage We’re continuously working to expand our list of step-by-step topics in Wolfram|Alpha; in fact, we’ve nearly doubled the number of areas covered. It’s always nice to see a Wolfram|Alpha query covered by a sea of orange step-by-step solution buttons—something you’ll be seeing a lot more frequently as we continue to expand our collection of solution topics. A New Look and Intermediate Steps In addition to new areas of coverage, all step-by-step topics have been improved by adding more detail through expandable intermediate steps. Let’s expand step 4: It’s sometimes the case that there are multiple details one would want within a step.
Fibonacci Number -- from Wolfram MathWorld The Fibonacci numbers are the sequence of numbers defined by the linear recurrence equation with . As a result of the definition (1), it is conventional to define The Fibonacci numbers for , 2, ... are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ... Fibonacci numbers can be viewed as a particular case of the Fibonacci polynomials Fibonacci numbers are implemented in the Wolfram Language as Fibonacci[n]. The Fibonacci numbers are also a Lucas sequence , and are companions to the Lucas numbers (which satisfy the same recurrence equation). The above cartoon (Amend 2005) shows an unconventional sports application of the Fibonacci numbers (left two panels). A scrambled version 13, 3, 2, 21, 1, 1, 8, 5 (OEIS A117540) of the first eight Fibonacci numbers appear as one of the clues left by murdered museum curator Jacque Saunière in D. The plot above shows the first 511 terms of the Fibonacci sequence represented in binary, revealing an interesting pattern of hollow and filled triangles (Pegg 2003). ends in zeros. and . as