December 3, 2013 — Wolfram Blog Team
Stephen Wolfram presented this year’s six US-based Wolfram Innovator Awards at the 2013 Wolfram Technology Conference, honoring the contributions of individuals who are making new and important uses of Wolfram technologies in their respective industries or fields of research. Every year, candidates are nominated by Wolfram employees and evaluated by a panel of experts to determine the winners. We are excited to announce the US recipients of the 2013 Innovator Award:
George Danner, President, Business Laboratory, LLC
Brian Frezza and Emerald Therapeutics, Co-CEO, Co-founder, Emerald Therapeutics
Charles Macal, Director, Center for Complex Adaptive Agent Systems Simulation, Argonne National Laboratory
Tom Meyer, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
Sam Daniel, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon
Keith Stroyan, Professor of Mathematics, University of Iowa
November 27, 2013 — Wolfram Blog Team
‘Tis the season to inspire your loved ones to unleash their inner computational genius! Get ahead of your holiday shopping with these holiday promotions from Wolfram:
November 13, 2013 — Stephen Wolfram
Computational knowledge. Symbolic programming. Algorithm automation. Dynamic interactivity. Natural language. Computable documents. The cloud. Connected devices. Symbolic ontology. Algorithm discovery. These are all things we’ve been energetically working on—mostly for years—in the context of Wolfram|Alpha, Mathematica, CDF and so on.
But recently something amazing has happened. We’ve figured out how to take all these threads, and all the technology we’ve built, to create something at a whole different level. The power of what is emerging continues to surprise me. But already I think it’s clear that it’s going to be profoundly important in the technological world, and beyond.
At some level it’s a vast unified web of technology that builds on what we’ve created over the past quarter century. At some level it’s an intellectual structure that actualizes a new computational view of the world. And at some level it’s a practical system and framework that’s going to be a fount of incredibly useful new services and products.
I have to admit I didn’t entirely see it coming. For years I have gradually understood more and more about what the paradigms we’ve created make possible. But what snuck up on me is a breathtaking new level of unification—that lets one begin to see that all the things we’ve achieved in the past 25+ years are just steps on a path to something much bigger and more important.
November 11, 2013 — Abigail Nussey, Wolfram Science Summer School Event Director
Applications are now open for the 2014 Wolfram Science Summer School, the twelfth year it’s been held. Over my six years of participation in the school (as Event Director, student, and instructor), I’ve met a lot of people from all over the world, seen a lot of interesting projects (many of which turned into theses, papers, and products), and worked on my own projects as well. Some of my favorite student projects over the years have been in economics, medicine, finance, and music.
October 24, 2013 — Wolfram Blog Team
By now, most of you students are likely getting into the thick of the academic year, preparing for the first wave of exams and projects and presentations to come your way… But don’t freak out just yet! Here’s a list of Wolfram’s most recent apps and programs that might help make your life a little easier. After all, it never hurts to have a few powerful resources on your side.
September 24, 2013 — Wolfram Blog Team
The power, elegance, and interactivity of Mathematica are no secret to professionals and educators. Get your hands on some of these recent publications and find new ways to bring math and science to life in your workplace or classroom:
September 20, 2013 — Wolfram Blog Team
There are just four weeks until the Wolfram Technology Conference 2013 (taking place October 21–23 in Champaign, Illinois—Wolfram’s headquarter city), and space is filling up quickly!
September 18, 2013 — Todd Rowland, Academic Director, Wolfram Science Summer School
The Wolfram Science Summer School is an intense three-week course that furthers people’s careers by teaching them the ideas and methods used by Stephen Wolfram and his advanced research team.
September 3, 2013 — The Summer 2013 Wolfram Interns
Each summer a group of interns arrives at Wolfram Research to work on a host of exciting projects that not only prepare them for their future careers, but also give them the opportunity to make some great contributions to Wolfram technologies. One such contribution this year was the “Fun Curves” project for Wolfram|Alpha that took drawings of famous cartoon characters and turned them into mathematical equations.