**MATHEMATICA MINI-CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP**

Part II (14-15 March 2014)

Conference Materials:

lecture notes and videos:

Carsten Herrmann “Probability”.

Carsten Herrmann "Introduction to Life(duration)time Analysis."

Rolf Mertig "Commercial webMathematica projects: best practices."

Rolf Mertig "Commercial webMathematica projects: best practices."

Andrzej Woszczyna "Przetwarzanie danych w środowisku Mathematica."

Andrzej Woszczyna "In search for an alternative to black holes."

**CONFERENCE PROGRAM**

**Friday 14th March**

Room 4420

16:30 - 19:00 (with a 15 minute pause) Carsten Herrmann “Probability and Statistics with Mathematica I and II”.

**Saturday 15th March**

Computer Lab 2045

9:15-10:45 Andrzej Woszczyna

Przetwarzanie danych w środowisku *Mathematica (in Polish)*

Room 4420 or Computer Lab 2045

11:15- 12:45 Rolf Mertig

Commercial *webMathematica* projects: best practices

13:00-15:30 lunch

Room 4420

15:30-17:00 Andrzej Woszczyna

In search for an alternative to black holes.

Abstract:

We construct the generally relativistic solution for the spherically symmetric gaseous cloud containing naked singularity in the center.

We assure the same level of the space-time irregularity as for the case of black holes. We show that neither the Bondi limit for gravitational redshift nor the Oppenheimer limit apply to such objects. We briefly discuss potential astrophysical consequences.

Room 4420

17:15-18:45 Rolf Mertig

*FeynCalc* and *FeynCalcFormLink*: using the *Mathematica* package *FeynCalc* together with FORM in High Energy Physics calculations.

Part I (29-30 November 2013)

**MATHEMATICA MINI-CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP**

Conference Materials:

lecture notes and videos:

Leonid Shifrin “Advanced Mathematica Programming I”.

David Bailey “Using *Mathematica* for non-numerical problems I”.

Alexander Prokopenya “Simulation of quantum computation with Mathematica”.

Andrzej Woszczyna “Symbolic Tensor Analysis and Applications to general Relativity”

Piotr Wendykier “Introduction to Image Processing I”.

Andrzej Woszczyna “Functional programming in Mathematica (introduction and practical exercises)”

Piotr Wendykier “Introduction to Image Processing with Mathematica II”

Leonid Shifrin (Advanced Programming II).

On 29th of November (Friday) and 30th of November (Saturday) 2013 was held a mini-conference and a workshop devoted to Wolfram Research's programs Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha and their applications.

The conference was financed by a FID (Fundusz Innowacji Dydaktycznych - The Fund for Educational Innovation) grant from The University of Warsaw. The purpose of the grant is the creation of an Internet based course “Mathematics with Mathematica and WolframAlpha”. The lectures and the workshop were intended primarily for the students taking this course but everyone interested was welcomed to the lectures.

The organisers of the Mini-Conference were Galina Filipuk and Andrzej Kozlowski.

The organisers thank Ms. Wanda Niemyska for invaluable help.

The invited speakers were:

◦ Dr. Leonid Shifrin, Kernel Developer for Wolfram Research.

◦ Dr. Piotr Wendykier, Consultant at Wolfram Research, Inc.

◦ Dr. David Bailey, Mathematica Consultant

◦ Professor Alexander Prokopenya, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW

◦ Professor Andrzej Woszczyna, The Faculty of Physics, Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology Kraków.

The lectures assumed only very basic familiarity with Mathematica. They concerned topics of interest to many specialities, including to mathematicians, computer scientists, students and researchers in natural, social and life sciences. The lectures were open to all members of the University of Warsaw. There were also two workshops in the computer laboratory in which the participants were using Mathematica.

Because the workshops took place in a computer laboratory, where the number of available work-places is limited to 15, it was necessary to register for them in order to ensure participation.

**Warsaw University students who completed a workshop received a certificate.**

Register for the Workshops (Registration closed).

Both workshops were held on Saturday, 30th November. In one of them the participants had a chance to get a hands-on experience of using Mathematica's amazing image processing abilities under the direction of Dr. Piotr Wendykier of Wolfram Research. ( Earlier Dr. Wendykier also gave a lecture on the same topic.

The other workshop was given by Professor Woszczyna of Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology and was about functional programming in Mathematica. The participants had a chance to learn and practice elegant and efficient functional programming techniques. Functional programming is usually the most suitable programming approach for most mathematical problems. This style of programming is the most natural one when using the Mathematica programming language.

**The participants who completed this workshop also received certificates. **

The lectures were on a variety of topics.

**Leonid Shifrin** of Wolfram Research gave a talk on advanced programming topics. The first of his talks (on Friday) was a survey of core advanced programming techniques suitable for people who already have some experience of Mathematica programming and want to improve their skills to near professional level. It also should be of interest to computer scientists interested in issues of efficiency of code etc.

His second talk on Saturday afternoon centred on interesting examples form various fields where these advanced techniques can be useful. This talk should be of interest not only to Mathematica experts but to anyone who is interested in knowing some of the things a program like Mathematica can be used for.

**David Bailey**, an independent Mathematica Consultant showed some unusual approaches to non-numerical problems including, in particular, the use of colour, as an aid to algebraic manipulation. This talk should be interesting both to ordinary Mathematica users and also to people who are developing Mathematica based programs for others.

**Alexander Prokopenya** gave a talk on simulating quantum computation with Mathematica. It was an excellent illustration of the use of Mathematica in areas in the front line of current research.

**Andrzej Woszczyna ** presented a add-on package which makes it possible to easily perform tensor algebra computations with Mathematica and illustrated it with examples from general relativity.

The detailed program can be found below.

**CONFERENCE PROGRAM**

**Friday 29th November**

12:15-13:45 Computer Lab 2045 (15 persons).

Leonid Shifrin “Advanced Mathematica Programming”.

13:45 - 14:15 Lunch in “Kubuś”

14:15-15:30 room 5070 (30 persons)

David Bailey “Using *Mathematica* for non-numerical problems I”.

15:30-15:45 coffee break

15:45-16:45 room 5070 (30 persons).

Alexander Prokopenya “Simulation of quantum computation with Mathematica”.

16:45-17:00 coffee break.

17:00-18:00 room 5070 (30 persons).

Andrzej Woszczyna “Symbolic tensor analysis and applications to general relativity”.

**Remark:**

Room 3045 in the computer laboratory (where *Mathematica* 9 is installed ) will be available to the participants of the conference from 14:00-18:00 for self-study, etc.

**Saturday 30th November**

9:15 -10:15 room 3180 (100 persons)

Piotr Wendykier “Introduction to Image Processing I”.

10:15 - 10:30 (coffee break)

10:30 - 12:00 computer laboratory 3045

Andrzej Woszczyna “Functional programming in Mathematica (introduction and practical exercises)”. **Workshop with certificates for the participants**.

12:00 - 12:30 coffee break

12:30-14:00 computer laboratory 3045 (15 persons).

Piotr Wendykier “Introduction to Image Processing with Mathematica II”. **Workshop with certificates for the participants**.

14:00-16:00 (late) lunch break

16:00-17:30 room 3180 (100 persons)

Leonid Shifrin (Advanced Programming II).

17:45 - 18:30 room 3180 (100 persons)

David Bailey “Using *Mathematica* for non-numerical problems II”.