Dr. Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram is a physicist known for his work in theoreticl particle physics, cosmology, cellular automata, computational complexity theory and computer algebra.  He is the creator of the Mathematica software program and the Wolfram Alpha, the first computational answer engine, which was launched online in 2009 and voted the greatest computer innovation of 2009 by Popular Science.

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1981 – MacArthur Award, California Institute of Technology


Books Written by Stephen Wolfram

  • Mathematica Books (1988-2003)
  • A New Kind of Science (2002)
  • Cellular Automata and Complexity:
  • Collected Papers (1994)
  • SMP Handbook (1981)

Books Edited by Stephen Wolfram

  • Theory and Applications of Cellular Automata (1986)
  • Cellular Automata: Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Workshop (1984)

Articles and Papers


  • Hadronic Electrons?


  • Neutral Weak Interactions and Particle Decays


  • Lepton Energy Spectra in e+ e- Annihilation and Other Processes
  • The Decoupling of Axial Mesons from Currents


  • Transverse-Momentum and Angular Distributions of Hadroproduced Muon Pairs
  • Quantum-chromodynamic Estimates for Heavy-particle Production
  • Positivity Constraints on Quark and Gluon Distributions in QCD
  • The Effective Coupling in QCD
  • Observables for the Analysis of Event Shapes in e+ e- Annihilation and Other Processes


  • Abundances of New Stable Particles Produced in the Early Universe
  • Heavy-particle Production by Cosmic Rays
  • Electromagnetic Radiative Corrections to Deep-inelastic Neutrino Interactions
  • Event Shapes in e+ e- Annihilation
  • Tests for Planar Events in e+ e- Annihilation
  • Weak Effects in Sigma-zero Decay
  • Bounds on Particle Masses in the Weinberg-Salam Model


  • Event Shapes in Deep Inelastic Lepton-Hadron Scattering
  • The Development of Baryon Asymmetry in the Early Universe
  • A Model for Parton Showers in QCD
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and the Expansion Rate of the Early Universe
  • Baryon Number Generation in the Early Universe
  • Two- and Three-point Energy Correlations in Hadronic e+e- Annihilation
  • Parton and Hadron Production in e+e- Annihilation


  • Weak Decays
  • Cosmological Constraints on Heavy Weakly Interacting Fermions
  • Cosmological Baryon-Number Generation in Grand Unified Models
  • SMP: A Symbolic Manipulation Program


  • QCD Expectations for High-Energy Hadronic Collisions
  • Calculation of Cosmological Baryon Asymmetry in Grand Unified Gauge Models
  • Cellular Automata as Simple Self-Organizing Systems


  • Properties of the Vacuum. 1. Mechanical and Thermodynamic
  • Properties of the Vacuum. 2. Electrodynamic
  • A QCD Model for e+ e- Annihilation
  • Statistical Mechanics of Cellular Automata
  • Cellular Automata
  • Cosmology with Very Large Gauge Models


  • Geometry of Binomial Coefficients
  • Algebraic Properties of Cellular Automata
  • Universality and Complexity in Cellular Automata
  • Computation Theory of Cellular Automata
  • Cellular Automata as Models of Complexity
  • Computer Software in Science and Mathematics
  • Computing: A New Tool for Fundamental Physics
  • Preface to Cellular Automata
  • Complex Systems Theory


  • Symbolic Mathematical Computation
  • Twenty Problems in the Theory of Cellular Automata
  • Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata
  • Undecidability and Intractability in Theoretical Physics
  • Cryptography with Cellular Automata
  • Origins of Randomness in Physical Systems
  • Thermodynamics and Hydrodynamics with Cellular Automata


  • Analytical and Empirical Mathematics with Computers
  • Random Sequence Generation by Cellular Automata
  • Approaches to Complexity Engineering
  • Cellular Automaton Fluids 1: Basic Theory
  • Minimal Cellular Automaton Approximations to Continuum Systems
  • Tables of Cellular Automaton Properties


  • Cellular Automaton Supercomputing
  • Mathematics by Computer
  • Academic Computing in the Year 2000
  • Tablet: Personal Computer in the Year 2000


  • Who Uses Mathematica ?


  • Some Elements of Mathematica Design

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