Applying the power of computer algebra to theoretical physics

Webinar presented by Edgardo Cheb-Terrab, Research Fellow, Maplesoft. Thursday 28 April 2016, 3pm BST.

Applying the power of computer algebra to theoretical physics

Date: Thursday 28 April 2016, 3pm BST


For years, physicists were unable to take advantage of the advancements in computer algebra. Most systems were simply not able to handle the specialized rules and operators, non-commutative variables, and complex notation used regularly in physics calculations, with the result that physicists continued to find it easier to work their problems with pencil and paper. Fortunately, the situation has changed, with new advancements being made all the time that make the complex calculations of physics easier and more reliable.

In this webinar, learn more about recent advancements in computational physics, and see how these techniques can be applied to problems from general relativity, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and classical field theory. A recent project involving the digitization of the solutions to Einstein’s field equations shown in the book “Exact Solutions to Einstein’s Field Equations,”  will also be presented.

This webinar is presented by Dr. Edgardo Cheb-Terrab, Research Fellow at Maplesoft. He is the main author of the world-leading ODE and PDE symbolic solvers in Maple as well as the ground-breaking Physics package. He also works in Maple in the areas of differential algebra, differential geometry, and special functions.