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physicist , computer company executive

Stephen Wolfram, American physicist, computer company executive. Fellow MacArthur Foundation, 1981; recipient World Leadrers of Tomorrow award, World Economic Forum, 1999; named Scientist of Year, Research and Development Magazine, 2002.


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.