Mathematica in Research and the Classroom

Host Institution:

La Trobe University

Title of Seminar:

Mathematica in Research and the Classroom

Speaker's Name:

Craig Bauling

Speaker's Institution:

Wolfram Research, Champaign, USA

Time and Date:

Friday 19 April, 2.00 PM (AEST)

Seminar Abstract:

Join Craig Bauling as he guides us through the capabilities of Mathematica 9. Craig will demonstrate the key features that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research. Topics of this technical talk include: 

  • Natural Language Input (
  • Market Leading Statistical Analysis Functionality 
  • Predictive Interface that guides users to appropriate next steps 
  • 2-D and 3-D information visualisation
  • Creating interactive models that encourage student participation and learning
  • Practical applications in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Finance, Biology, Economics and Mathematics 
  • On-demand Chemical, Biological, Economic, Finance and Social data 
  • Mathematica as an efficient programming language 

Prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required - new users are encouraged. Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica 9 ( This is a great opportunity to get faculty not experienced with Mathematica involved and excited. Students welcome as well. 

Mathematica is often thought of as useful for only math, but this training session will illustrate why Version 9 changes the pedagogy of teaching within biology, chemistry, economics, physics, engineering, and a number of other academic departments. The training session will focus on ideas for creating universal examples in Mathematica that can be used by colleagues or students with no prior Mathematica experience. 

The content will help attendees with no prior experience get started with the Mathematica language and workflow. Since there is a large amount of new functionality in Version 9, most intermediate and advanced users who attend these training sessions have reported learning quite a bit as well. All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual projects. 

Students are also welcome at this training session; please invite any students in your courses. 

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