Michael Trott External Research Affiliate

Michael Trott studied physics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and received his PhD in theoretical solid state physics at the Technical University of Ilmenau. He has been a member of Wolfram Research since 1994. In 1996, he wrote the first line of code for Wolfram|Alpha and has worked for Wolfram|Alpha since then. Today he is the chief scientist for Wolfram|Alpha, helping to realize the dream of making the world's knowledge of the quantitative sciences easily accessible, especially physics, chemistry and biology, and also putting mathematics in a form that both computers and humans can understand, use and extend. Outside of this, Michael is interested in the early history of the metric system and the Vienna Circle.



Institutional Affiliation

Wolfram Research

Research Topics & Interests

  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
  • History of the Metric System
  • Mathematical Visualizations
  • Large-Scale Symbolic Computations

Selected Talks and Presentations