|Industry||Computer software, Publishing, Research and Development|
|Headquarters||Champaign, Illinois (worldwide headquarters)
with additional locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Paris, France.
President, Stephen WolframInternational & Strategic Director, Conrad Wolfram
|Products||Mathematica, Wolfram Workbench, gridMathematica, webMathematica, Wolfram Alpha|
|Divisions||Wolfram Media Inc., Wolfram Research Europe Ltd. in the United Kingdom, Wolfram Research Asia Ltd. in Japan and Wolfram Research South America in Peru.|
Wolfram Research is a private company that makes computation software. The founder and CEO of Wolfram Research is Stephen Wolfram, an English scientist and author, who maintains close involvement with the development of Mathematica.
The primary software product of Wolfram Research is the program Mathematica, an environment for technical computing, which has, as of January 2013, undergone an upgrade to version 9.01. Other products include Wolfram SystemModeler, Wolfram Workbench, Mathematica Link for Excel, gridMathematica, Wolfram Finance Platform and webMathematica.
The company launched Wolfram Alpha, an answer engine on 16 May 2009. It brings a new approach to knowledge generation and acquisition that involves large amounts of curated computable data in addition to semantic indexing of text.
Wolfram Research acquired MathCore Engineering AB on March 30, 2011.
On July 21, 2011 Wolfram Research launched the Computable Document Format (CDF). CDF is an electronic document format designed to allow easy authoring of dynamically generated interactive content.
The Wolfram Demonstrations Project is a collaborative site hosting interactive technical demonstrations powered by a free Mathematica Player runtime.
Wolfram Research publishes the Mathematica journal and has published several books via Wolfram Media, Wolfram's publishing arm.
Wolfram Research has organized three Wolfram Science conferences in Boston, MA, Washington, D.C. and Burlington, VT in the United States in the years 2003, 2006 and 2007 respectively. Two other independent NKS Midwest conferences have been organized at the Indiana University, Bloomington in 2005 and 2008. Other independent workshops related to NKS research have been also organized overseas, such as JOUAL (Just One Universal Algorithm) at the CNR in Pisa, Italy in 2009.
Wolfram Research hosts the yearly Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, IL. During this three-day conference, developers discuss the latest Wolfram technologies for mobile devices, cloud computing, interactive deployment, and more.
They are experimenting with electronic textbook creation.
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- Wolfram makes data interactive PC World
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- Official website
- Official blog
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- Michael Trott: The Science and Art of Mathematica by Tim McIntyre, Science, Apple.com, 2007.
- The Mathematics Behind NUMB3RS, Wolfram's site on NUMB3RS mathematics.
- Supercomputer Pictures Solve the Once Insoluble, John Markoff, The New York Times, October 30, 1988
- Meet an Inventor Whose Product Makes Complex Calculus Simple by Gautam Naik, The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 1996
- Stephen Wolfram's Simple Science by Michael Arndt, Business Week, May 17, 2002.
- Wolfram releases 'revolutionary' Mathematica 6: Mathematica 6 developer promises a 'revolution in computing' by Jonny Evans, MacWorld, May 2, 2007.