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Date Archive: 2013 December

Education & Academic

Centenary of Bohr’s Atomic Theory (1913–2013)

I had intended to write a treatise describing the history of the hydrogen atom over the last 100 years. Unfortunately, my time is running out this year, so I will content myself instead with this much briefer blog post outlining the major events associated with Niels Bohr's three epochal papers in 1913. The hydrogen atom has been the most fundamental application at each level in the advancement of quantum theory. It is the only real physical system that can be solved exactly (although some might argue that this is also true for the radiation field, as an assembly of harmonic oscillators).

“Happy Holidays”, the Wolfram Language Way

I have the good fortune of knowing many people, which means I end up sending out lots of holiday cards. For many years I used to send out physical cards. But last year, convenience, timeliness and ease of reply made me finally make the switch to e-cards. I often like to write notes on the […]

Education & Academic

Delivering Computer-Based Math™ to the World

The 2013 Computer-Based Math™ Education Summit, one of the world's pivotal forums for global math education reform, took place this past November 21--22 in New York City's UNICEF Headquarters. Over 130 attendees gathered from across the globe and all aspects of education, including teachers, researchers, and policymakers, in order to tackle the changing landscape of primary and secondary school mathematics education worldwide.
Education & Academic

Looking Beyond the “Hour of Code”

For many years, Wolfram Research has promoted and supported initiatives that encourage computation, programming, and STEM education, and we are always thrilled when efforts are taken by others to do the same. As sponsors of organizations like Computer-Based Math™, which is working toward building a completely new math curriculum with computer-based computation at its heart, and the Mathematica Summer Camp, where high school students with limited programming experience learn to code using Mathematica, we're probably more acutely aware than most of how important programming is in schools today.
Announcements & Events

Wolfram Innovator Awards 2013: And the Winners Are…

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 Read more about all of this year's Innovator Award winners and their accomplishments.