Splash Biography

ZACHARY ZITZEWITZ, Yale College math and physics student

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Zachary Zitzewitz is a freshman at Yale University studying mathematics and physics. He is from New Hampshire and enjoys beauty in nature and math. He is also a Wolfram Student Ambassador.

Past Classes

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M4696: Programming with Mathematica in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 01, 2023)
We all know how to use calculators to solve arithmetic problems. But have you ever wanted a calculator that can solve algebra problems? Or calculus problems? Or visually depict them in an easy-to-understand format? Wolfram Language is a symbolic programming language, deliberately designed with the breadth and unity needed to easily solve challenging problems. It has support for any abstract math problem you might have, as well as a vast set of information on real world entities, from chemicals to cities (for more information, check out https://www.wolfram.com/language/?source=nav). In this course you will learn the basics of Wolfram Language: how to create variables and functions, evaluate mathematical expressions, and create beautiful visualizations of mathematical objects. This course will also teach you how to effectively use documentation to solve programming challenges. Note that while calculus is not a requirement for this course, it is super interesting! The course may therefore digress into calculus and more advanced topics depending on the interests of students.