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Stephen Wolfram

Mathematician, Physicist

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the originator of the Wolfram Physics Project; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of more than four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business. Wolfram has been involved with education for many years, founding the Wolfram Summer School in 2003, and in 2015 publishing An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language to introduce young students and others to modern computational thinking. In 2020, building on ideas developed over the course of nearly thirty years, Wolfram announced breakthroughs in finding a fundamental theory of physics, and launched the Wolfram Physics Project to stimulate broad involvement in this ambitious and historic project. Wolfram has been president and CEO of Wolfram Research since its founding in 1987. In addition to his corporate leadership, Wolfram is deeply involved in the development of the company’s technology, personally overseeing the functional design of the company’s core products on a daily basis, and constantly introducing new ideas and directions. His most recent and notable books include A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics, Adventurers of a Computational Explorer, A New Kind of Science, and Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People. In 1981, Wolfram became part of the first-ever class of MacArthur Genius grants.

Past Programs Featuring Stephen Wolfram

Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday, December 4, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm