Rémi Barrère has used Mathematica since the beginning of the 1990s in teaching as well as in research. He teaches Mathematica in the form of personal work framed in modeling and simulation on subjects in mathematics, data processing, physics, chemistry,
and technology. His research relates to the representations and the approximations of symbolic systems in scientific computation, such as the relation between logic and algorithms. He is the moderator for GroumF (the electronic list of French users of Mathematica) and regularly presents his work at conferences such as the International Mathematica
Symposium (IMS). He is the author of the book Mathematica: Calcul formel et programmation symbolique pour l’informatique scientifique.
Barrère teaches and does research at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France. He teaches basic and advanced courses on mathematical applications and modern math as well as courses on the use of mathematics in physics. Topics he has taught include tensor calculus, various methods of optimization, analysis of Laplace transforms, distributions and convolutions, differential equations and partial derivatives, statistics and probability, and algorithms. Using the versatility of Mathematica, he is now experimenting with the teaching of scientific calculus in the form of models and simulations.
ENSMM, Besançon, France
Diploma in Engineering, ENSMM
PhD in Mathematics, University of Franche-Comté
Epistemology and teaching methods; interactions between the sciences, technology, and art; politics and social issues