The World of Mathematica

Purpose of IMS

The International Mathematica Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to Mathematica users, but also open to attendees who wish to discover its universe of two million users. Indeed, thanks to its federative power and its ability to facilitate dialog between disciplines, Mathematica covers the fields of scientific investigation, technical design and artistic creation.

That is why the symposium addresses the academic community (teaching or research) as well as the industrial sphere or the world of arts. Besides, the past IMS sites reflect the variety of topics entered upon. The symposium covers a wide variety of disciplines such as:

  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Algorithms and Computer Algebra
  • Theoretical and Applied Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Complexity Analysis
  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Human Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Economy and Finance
  • Graphics and Design
  • Visual Arts and Music
  • Education
  • Miscellaneous Applications

The symposium is thought of as a forum where everyone may present his or her results and discover ongoing work in the domain of scientific computing. As a supplement to talks, it will be animated by keynote speakers, panels, training sessions, poster sessions, software demonstrations, art exhibitions, not forgetting tourism and gastronomy.

Mathematica related websites

Here is a list of websites devoted to Mathematica related activities or communities.

Wolfram Research International Mathematica Symposium (IMS)
Wolfram Research - France Mathematica related forums
Mathematica online documentation Math Group(International MUG)
Mathematica online ressources Groumf (French MUG)
Images created with Mathematica About mathematical functions
The Mathematica Journal About MathML
Mathematica in Education and Research Mathematics online encyclopedia
Wiki-Mathematica (Mathematica-users) Scientific online encyclopedia
Other references to institutional or personal web sites or web pages devoted to Mathematica may be found on wiki-Mathematica. Otherwise, on this international community or this french community web pages, you will also find complementary lists of web sites or web pages about Mathematica. If your URL, devoted to Mathematica developments or uses, does not appear in these lists and if you would like it to appear, please edit wiki-Mathematica or send an e-mail to

Applications developed in Mathematica

A number of applications have been developed with Mathematica, some of them at Wolfram Research, others by independant developers. Their domains range from mathematics to engineering, through physics, computer science and finance. The first table gives a list of applications developed by Wolfram Research. The second one provides with a list of applications developed by independant developers, with their URLs. All these packages are also presented on a Wolfram Research web page.

Applications developed by Wolfram Research

Control System Professional Digital Image Processing Dynamic Visualizer
Experimental Data Analyst Finance Essentials Electrical Engineering Examples
Mechanical Systems Fuzzy Logic Mathematica Link for Excel
Neural Networks A New Kind of Science Explorer Parallel Computing Toolkit
Wavelet Explorer Scientific Astronomer Signals and Systems
Structural Mechanics Time Series

Applications developed by independant developers

Analog Insydes Derivatives Expert
Geometrica Global Optimization
Industrial Electromagnetism Industrial Optimization
Industrial Thermics Machine learning framework
And more...
Magnetica MathCode C++
MathModelica MathCode F90
Mathematica Link for LabVIEW MathOptimizer
MathTensor Operations Research
SchematicSolver TSi ProPac
Optica Pathway Lab
And more...
PrimeKit (book)
Tensors in Physics (book)
VisualDSolve (book)

Users testimonies

Physicist's testimony

One day, I met a student who had to design the optical system of an electro-positron collider. The topic was wonderful since the machine had to probe matter at the level of 1 TeV (1012 electron-volt) in the center of mass of the collisions.
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Bruno Autin, physicist at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland).

One experience with Mathematica

I first heard of Mathematica at the end of the 1980's. At this time, there were confuse ideas of what could be done: we were expecting too much but doing too little. I met version 2 at the beginning of the 1990's, although, without a front end (under unix), I was quickly discouraged.
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Pierre Albarède

Why I am enthusiastic about Mathematica

Having heard well of Mathematica, my research team acquired it in the early nineties (version 1.1). We then quickly realize it was a fantastic product founded on an evolutionary infrastructure full of promises.
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Rémi Barrère, university of Franche-Comté, ENSMM, (Besançon, France)

Testimony of Eric Jacopin

I discovered Mathematica 1.2 on an Apple Macintosh at the Robotics Laboratory of Stanford University, in April 1989. There, I had a 6 by 6 matrix with parameterized entries and needed its eigenvalues. I still remember giving the matrix to Mathematica and then almost immediately getting the desired eigenvalues.
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Eric Jacopin