Sean McDonald from Wolfram Research will be giving a seminar on Thursday, April 12, at 12:20 pm in AB 2-601 (Physics Active Learning Studio) entitled "Mathematica 8 in Education and Research." Mathematica is a computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing. This seminar will highlight the latest directions in technical computing with Mathematica, and the impact of these new technologies on education and research. Participants will come away with a comprehensive understanding of Mathematica's key capabilities and core design principles. A wide variety of practical and theoretical applications will be discussed. No Mathematica experience is required. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Physics and the Physics Club. Refreshments will be provided.