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## 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.

### Location

USA

### Institutional Affiliation

Wolfram Research

### Research Topics & Interests

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