Mathematica Lecture Series Mathematica Lecture Series

Exploring Mathematics and Science with Mathematica

Speaker: Dr. Rob Knapp
Manager of Numerical Computation Development
Wolfram Research, Inc.


Wolfram Research Tour of India, February 2005
Monday, February 7--Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Tuesday, February 8--Inter-University Centre for Astronomy
    and Astrophysics, Pune
Wednesday, February 9--Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Thursday, February 10--Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Friday, February 11--University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Monday, February 14--Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Tuesday, February 15--Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Wednesday, February 16--Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Friday, February 18--Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

See the complete schedule.

To make a reservation for these free talks, please complete the lecture registration form.


Mathematica is currently being used in hundreds of academic institutions, research labs, and financial organizations around the world. It can be used as both an interactive calculation tool and a programming language. As a completely integrated numerical, symbolic, and graphical system, Mathematica is an ideal tool for prototyping algorithms, modeling, and experimenting. The Wolfram Research Tour of India consists of a series of lecture presentations by Dr. Rob Knapp. His lecture provides a unique insight into the world of technical computing from the point of view of a mathematician and developer of the system. His lecture uses Mathematica to demonstrate how its design and key technologies mesh to make it the technical software of choice for a wide variety of applications. Following each presentation, Dr. Knapp answers questions from the audience and shares his insights as both a mathematician and developer.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the potential impact of technical computing on education and research will benefit from this lecture. Mathematica novices will gain an overview of the system and an introduction to software design, while experts will gain further understanding of specific design decisions.

About the Speaker

Dr. Rob Knapp has been working as an architect of the Mathematica kernel since 1994, primarily on numerical computation features. He has worked on many important features of Mathematica including unconstrained optimization, ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical linear algebra, packed arrays, and sparse arrays.

Rob Knapp has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.

About Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research is the world's leading developer of technical computing software, offering organization-wide computing solutions. Led by Mathematica, its flagship product, the company's software is relied on today by several million enthusiastic users around the world and has received many industry awards for technical excellence. Wolfram Research, a privately held company, was founded in 1987 by Stephen Wolfram and is headquartered in the United States, with offices in Europe and Japan. Additional information about Wolfram Research and its products is available.

For More Information

For additional information about the lecture tour, please send email to, or contact India's authorized distributor:

Sierra Atlantic Software Services Ltd
Karthik House 8-2-293/174/A25
Road No. 14, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500 034

tel: +91-(0)40-55745550
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