Rémi Barrère has used Mathematica since the early 1990s in teaching as well as in research. He uses Mathematica for modeling and simulation while teaching subjects such as 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 a regular contributor on GROUM.F, the electronic list of French Mathematica users, 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 Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 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 the Wolfram Language, he is now experimenting with the teaching of scientific calculus in the form of models and simulations.
University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, ENSMM
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