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Wolfram, Stephen was born on August 29, 1959 in London. Came to the United States, 1978.
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Wolfram, Stephen was born on August 29, 1959 in London. Came to the United States, 1978.
Degree, Eton College, 1976. Degree, Oxford University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1979.
With California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1979-1982, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983-1986. Professor physics, math, computer science University Illinois, Champaign, 1986-1990. Founder, director Center for Complex Systems Research, 1996—1998.
President, Chief Executive Officer Wolfram Research Inc., Champaign, since 1987.
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Author: Theory and Applications of Cellular Automata, 1986, Mathematica: A System for Doing Mathematics by Computer, 1998, second edition, 1991, Mathematica Reference Guide, 1992, Mathematica: The Student Book, 1994, The Mathematica Book, 3rd edition, 1996, 5th edition, 2003, Cellular Automata and Complexity, 1994, A New Kind of Science, 2002. Editor journal Complex Systems, since 1986.