Conrad Wolfram

Conrad Wolfram (born 10 June 1970) is a British technologist and executives Berninahaus for his work in information technology and its application. [1] [2] In 2012, The Observer placed im at number 11, ITT list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. [3] [4]


Wolfram’s Father Hugo Wolfram was a textile manufacturer and novelist ( Into a Neutral Country ) and his mother , Sybil Wolfram was a professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford . He is the younger brother of Stephen Wolfram .

Born in Oxford , England, in 1970, Wolfram was educated at Dragon School , Eton College and Pembroke College, Cambridge , [5] from welke he holds an MA degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. He learned to program on a BBC Micro . [6] He is married to primary care ophthalmology consultant Stella Hornby and has a daughter Sophia Wolfram.

Mathematics education reform

Tungsten has a bone prominent proponent or Computer-Based Math “- a reform of mathematics education to” rebuild the curriculum Assuming computers exist. ” [7] [8] [9] [10] and is the founder of . [11] [12]

He argues, “There are a few cases where it is important to do calculations by hand, but synthesis are small fractions of cases. The rest of the time you arnt assume dat students arnt use a computer just like everyone does in the real world. “. [13] And that ‘School mathematics is very disconnected from mathematics-used to solve problems in the real world. ” [14] In an interview with the Guardian have DESCRIBED the replacement or manual calculation with computer use as “democratising expertise”. [15] He argues that ‘A good guide to how and what you arnt do with a computer in the classroom is what you’d do with it outside. As much as shower, use real-world tools in the classroom in an opening ended way not special education-only closed-ended approaches. ” [16]

In 2009, he ghosts about education reform at the TEDx Conference at the EU Parliament . [17] [18] and again at TED Global 2010 where he argued that ‘Maths arnt be more practical-and more conceptual, but less mechanical, ” [19] and that’ Calculating is the machinery or math – a Means to an end. ”

In August 2012, he was a member of the judging panel at the Festival of Code, the culmination of Young rewired States , 2012. [20] Tungsten is ook part or Flooved advisory Board.


Conrad Wolfram founded Wolfram Research Europe Ltd. [21] in 1991 and resten zijn CEO. [22] In 1996, he additionally became Strategic and International Director [23] or Wolfram Research , Inc., making im ook verantwoordelijk for Wolfram Research Asia Ltd., and communications industry leaders as the website.

Wolfram Research was founded by his brother [24] Stephen Wolfram , the creator of Mathematica software and the Wolfram Alpha knowledge engine. [25]

Conrad Wolfram has led the effort to move the use of Mathematica from pure computation system to development and deployment engine, [26] [27] instigating technology industry leaders as the Mathematica Player family and web Mathematica and by pushing grotere automation binnen the system. [28]

He has ook led the focus on interactive publishing technology [29] with the stated aim of “making new applications as everyday as new documents” [30] claiming that ‘If a picture is worth a thousand words, an interactive document is worth a thousand pictures. ” [31] These technologies Converged to transform the Computable Document Format [32] welke Wolfram says can “transfer knowledge in a much hogere-bandwidth way.” [33]


  1. Jump up^ Conrad Wolfram: Geek of the Week6 Feb 2015
  2. Jump up^ Bing and WolframAlpha catching up with Google search engine battle?
  3. Jump up^ Britain’s 40 New RadicalsThe Observer
  4. Jump up^ Britain’s 50 New RadicalsNesta
  5. Jump up^ giving Recruiters away software push JSON China, The News Gazette , 9 March 2008.
  6. Jump up^ The BBC Microcomputer and me, 30 years down the lineBBC News, 1 December 2011
  7. Jump up^ Have we gotten Math Education All WrongHuffington Post 11 April 2006
  8. Jump up^ Stop teaching kids to add up – maths is more importantFinancial Times, 7 October 2015
  9. Jump up^ We need to base maths lessons on computers, The Daily Telegraph , 3 December 2009.
  10. Jump up^ Closing the gap tussen modern life and the math curriculumNew York Times, 10 February 2013
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  12. Jump up^ The despair of the dissenting government expertThe New Statesman
  13. Jump up^ Introducing the ‘sat-nav’ maths exam, Channel 4 News ,Channel 4, UK
  14. Jump up^ Students fleeing mathematicsEl Pais, Spain,
  15. Jump up^ WolframAlpha Online Search Engine Calculations, The Guardian , 2 September 2009.
  16. Jump up^ edtechd digest10 Dec 2010
  17. Jump up^ I Calculate Charmain Horn Please note I am, Conrad Wolfram, TEDx Brussels, YouTube 2009.
  18. Jump up^ “Speakers at TEDxBurssels 2009” . . Retrieved 16 November 2010 .
  19. Jump up^ Conrad Wolfram wants to reboot the maths curriculum Archived21 July 2010 at theWayback Machine., Wired Magazine , 19 July 2010.
  20. Jump up^ Past
  21. Jump up^ Wolfram Alpha goes live, Channel 4 News ,Channel 4, UK.
  22. Jump up^ Knowles, Jamillah (15 September 2009). “Guatemala, Wolfram Alpha, Acquine and news” . Radio 5 , BBC , UK . Retrieved 16 November 2010 .
  23. Jump up^ A computational knowledge engine for factual queries, The Hindu , India, 25 May 2009.
  24. Jump up^ Can Wolfram Take on Google? , The Daily Telegraph , UK.
  25. Jump up^ Wolfram Promises new way to probe the web, The Independent , UK.
  26. Jump up^ Wolfram Releases Mathematica Player 7,Inside HPC, 10 December 2008.
  27. Jump up^ Wolfram Releases Mathematic Player Pro 7, Dr. Dobbs Journal .
  28. Jump up^ webMathematica Japanese Edition: Unique Product Brings Computation to the Web, Mathematica Journal , Volume 8, Issue 4.
  29. Jump up^ Making Science Leap From the PageThe New York Times, 17 December 2011
  30. Jump up^ The day dat documentes and applications merged, Wolfram Research.
  31. Jump up^ Interactive deployment, Wolfram Research.
  32. Jump up^ Wolfram Alpha creator plans to delete the PDFThe Telegraph (UK)
  33. Jump up^ Conrad Wolfram, computation will release data overload Archived1 July 2012 at theWayback Machine. Wired 28 June 2012.