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IMS 2004
The Sixth International Mathematica Symposium (IMS 2004) is being held August 2 to 6, 2004, in Banff, Canada. For more information, visit www.ims2004.com.

Wolfram Technology Conference 2004
The Wolfram Technology Conference will take place October 21 to 23 at the Wolfram Research headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. To learn more, or to submit your ideas for session topics and session leaders, visit www.wolfram.com/news/events/techconf2004.

Mathematica and CalculationCenter Free Trial Downloads
Now you can download fully functional, 15-day, save-disabled trial versions of Mathematica 5 and CalculationCenter 2 for free! To order, go to www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/trial.cgi or www.wolfram.com/products/calculationcenter/trial.cgi.

Mathematica Adopted as Exclusive Curriculum Tool in India High Schools
The State Government of Gujarat, one of the largest and most prosperous states in India, passed a resolution to make Mathematica a regular part of its math and science curriculum. After an exhaustive search, Mathematica was chosen for its power and versatility. To learn more, go to www.wolfram.com/news/gujarat.html.

Wolfram Research and UNI-C now offer Mathematica training in Nordic countries
The Nordic Education Centre (NE-C)--a joint venture between Wolfram Research and the Danish IT Centre for Education and Research (UNI-C)--brings certified Mathematica training to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland for the first time. For more information, visit www.wolfram.com/news/unic.html.

Computer Science Professor Sculpts Award-Winning Art with Mathematica
George Hart has been using Mathematica since 1998 to visualize his geometric sculptures, which have appeared in museums, a library, and other public spaces. To learn more, go to http://www.wolfram.com/news/hart.html.

Math Professor Uses Mathematica to Create Educational Animations
Selwyn Hollis's new book, A Mathematica Companion for Differential Equations, shows students how to use Mathematica to solve and visualize common differential equations. The book's companion website demonstrates how animations can illustrate practical applications of this facet of calculus. For more information, visit www.wolfram.com/news/hollis.html.

Wolfram Education Group Now Offers Convenient, Online Mathematica Training
Wolfram Education Group is now offering certified Mathematica training online. Taking an online class requires a phone line and internet connection for web conferencing. For more information, see www.wolfram.com/news/wegonline.html.

UN Branch to Educate Students in Arab States with Mathematica
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has chosen Mathematica to improve programs in science and technology in the Arab states. The UNESCO Cairo Office will establish a Mathematica demonstration and training center for the 17 Arab states they cover. To learn more, visit www.wolfram.com/news/unesco.html.

Mathematica Simulates the Sound of the Big Bang
Physicist, professor, and science columnist John Cramer used Mathematica to produce a 100-second simulation of the sound of the Big Bang. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/bigbangsound.html.

Blind Optical Physicist Pursues Technical Career with the Aid of Mathematica
Chuck Strickland, a blind optical physicist with the United States space program, uses Mathematica to develop and test algorithms that are used to design optical systems. He created a Mathematica program to convert Braille into rich text and is now using Mathematica to simulate theoretical models for space telescopes. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/strickland.html.

Mathematica 5 for AMD64 Increases Speed by up to 50%
Mathematica 5 is among the first technical computing platforms specifically optimized for the AMD64 architecture. The new Mathematica port outperforms a regular Linux version of Mathematica on AMD64 systems by up to 50% in typical scientific and technical calculations. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/amd64.html.

Mathematica Helps 17-Year-Old in "Junior Nobel Prize" Contest
As a senior at Stuyvesant High School, 17-year-old Varun Narendra placed among 40 finalists in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search, a competition often referred to as the "junior Nobel Prize." Narendra used Mathematica to create a model that could help treat Gaucher's disease, a genetic disorder. For more information, go to www.wolfram.com/news/narendra.html.


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