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
- Complexity Analysis
- Biology and Life Sciences
- Human Sciences
- Economy and Finance
- Graphics and Design
- Visual Arts and Music
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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
|Experimental Data Analyst
||Electrical Engineering Examples
||Mathematica Link for Excel
||A New Kind of Science Explorer
||Parallel Computing Toolkit
||Signals and Systems
Applications developed by independant developers
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.
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
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
founded on an evolutionary infrastructure full of promises.
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.