Wolfram Computation Meets Knowledge

Date Archive: 2014 April

Announcements & Events

New Books Using Wolfram Technologies

Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha are powerful technologies for deepening students' and researchers' understanding of complex topics in math and science. These recently published books incorporate engaging Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha examples and code into texts written for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers. Composite Materials in Piping Applications: Design, Analysis and Optimization of Subsea and Onshore Pipelines Dimitrios G. Pavlou explains the design, analysis, and performance of composite materials in oil, gas, water, and waste-water piping. The text is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing algorithms for pipe design and analysis using Mathematica. Topology of Digital Images: Visual Pattern Discovery in Proximity Spaces James F. Peters carries forward recent work on visual patterns and structures in digital images and introduces a near set-based topology in this book. To provide a better understanding of digital images, Mathematica scripts are used to illustrate the fabric and essential features of images. Green's Functions in the Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations In this text written for graduate students and researchers interested in the theoretical underpinnings of boundary value problem solutions, Alberto Cabada provides a complete and exhaustive study of Green's functions, including two appendices with Mathematica content.
Announcements & Events

Q&A with SpinDynamica Creator Malcolm Levitt

Professor Malcolm Levitt is Head of Magnetic Resonance at the University of Southampton and a leader in the field of magnetic resonance research. In the early 2000s, he began programming SpinDynamica---a set of Mathematica packages that run spin dynamical calculations---to explore magnetic resonance concepts and develop experiments. SpinDynamica is an open-source package that Professor Levitt continues to work on as a hobby in his spare time, but the SpinDynamica community also contributes add-ons to bring additional functionality to researchers. Professor Levitt graciously agreed to answer a few of our questions about his work, Mathematica, and SpinDynamica. He's hopeful that as word spreads, others will submit add-ons that enhance the core functionality of SpinDynamica.
Education & Academic

Get Hacking with Wolfram Technologies

It probably comes as no surprise that Wolfram has been asked to participate in a number of hackathons recently, including the upcoming HackIllinois. There's a natural fit between our pioneering, agile approach to technology development and the growing hackathon phenomenon, in which coders come together for a short but intensive time---either individually or in teams---to create new and unique software or hardware applications. Last month while at SXSW 2014, Wolfram helped provide support for Slashathon, the first-ever music-focused hackathon. Hosted by Slash from Guns N' Roses, the winning hack will be used to help release Slash's new album. Wolfram provided mentoring for the competition in the form of onsite coding experts and technology access.