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Stephen Wolfram

British-American computer scientist, mathematician, physicist, writer and businessman

1959   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: California Institute of Technology, Eton College, Dragon School, St John's College, University of Oxford
occupation: mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, university teacher, patent inventor, businessperson, writer, artificial intelligence researcher
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, Friedrich L. Bauer Prize, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
position held: chief executive officer
influenced by: Alan Turing, William A. Martin, Joel Moses

Stephen Wolfram (; born 29 August 1959) is a British-American computer scientist, physicist, and businessman. He is known for his work in computer science, mathematics, and in theoretical physics. In 2012, he was named an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society.As a businessman, he is the founder and CEO of the software company Wolfram Research where he worked as chief designer of Mathematica and the Wolfram Alpha answer engine. His recent work has been on knowledge-based programming, expanding and refining the Wolfram Language, which is the programming language of the mathematical symbolic computation program Mathematica.
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