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 since then works for Wolfram|Alpha. Today he is the Chief Scientist of 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 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