West Point Hosts Dr. Wolfram
The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosted Dr. Stephen Wolfram. Dr. Wolfram inspired over 125 Cadets, Staff and Faculty with a virtual discussion that illuminated how computation can be a powerful tool for all humans regardless of discipline. He wowed the audience with demonstrations of how with a few lines of Wolfram Language you can get help to write your next history paper with a 3D terrain model of the battlespace, plan the shortest path for your next trip across America, model a traffic flow pattern, or figure out the sentiment analysis of the West Point Wikipedia page (amongst other amazing feats). Everyone who attended left with a renewed desire to start mining the computational universe for the answers to the questions they experience daily.