General Information

2017-18 License Renewals

Obtaining Licenses:
  Existing Users
  New Users
  Downloading and Activation
  Wolfram|Alpha Pro

UC Berkeley has signed a new agreement with Wolfram Research thereby providing Mathematica Unlimited site-licensing to UCB Faculty, Staff and Students for another 3-years. Under the site-wide model, UCB faculty, staff, and students are able to install and use Wolfram Research Institute's MATHEMATICA software suite on institution-owned devices for teaching and research*.

(*Note: Research laboratories or other similar organizations are not eligible to be included in this license unless their primary mission is the direct teaching of students.)

Who Qualifies:
Under the current model UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students are eligible to install and operate MATHEMATICA software on institution-owned systems. The new agreement further extends the rights to installation and use on personally-owned devices to faculty, staff and students, as well as visiting scholars, visiting researchers, and full-time contractors with the University for the use or support of instruction and academic research. A unique license is required for each activation of Mathematica software.

Obtaining Licenses:

Existing Licenses

Auto-renew is no longer enabled for existing UCB Mathematica licenses. To renew an existing license submit the appropriate form linked to below.

Important: If you are unable to open the Google request form, log in to a bConnected application, e.g. bDrive, and retry your access.

Note: The Physics Department has a unique cost recovery model. If you are Faculty, Staff or a Student, and Physics is your Home Dept .please use the 2017-18 Mathematica License Request - Physics form.

All other Faculty, Staff and Students please submit the 2017-18 Mathematica License Request form

New Users

Note: The Physics Department has a unique cost recovery model. If you are Faculty, Staff or a Student and Physics is your Home Dept. please use the 2017-18 Mathematica License Request - Physics form.

All other Faculty, Staff and Students please use the 2017-18 Mathematica License Request form

Downloading and Activation
Once a request is approved and processed, an email will be sent to the requester by Wolfram Research Institute with the activation code and information and links to download the software.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro
New to the Mathematica contract this year is the ability to subscribe to Wolfram's Alpha Pro. Alpha Pro gives "additional functionality and mechanisms for displaying and storing Wolfram|Alpha results." Wolfram Alpha is a Wolfram website that gives access to "broad computational resources, including powerful servers running complex algorithms." To request a subscription to Alpha Pro, submit the Wolfram Alpha Pro Request .

Wolfram Research Institute’s newest release MATHEMATICA 11.x is now available for download (Rel. Aug 8th, 2016). Fully deployable on desktop, cloud, mobile, and embedded systems, Mathematica 11 lets anyone immediately work with the latest neural network methods, handle sophisticated geometric computation, do industrial-scale audio processing—or do systems programming right from the convenience of Wolfram notebooks, seamlessly deploying anything through APIs, apps, or interactive CDF documents.

Dr. Stephen Wolfram's blog post about what's new in Version 11:

Summary of the new features:

Information specifically for you as an existing user:

Mathematica Training Tutorials
Wolfram is hosting free web-based training sessions for students or anyone new to Mathematica. Each hands-on training session lets you work alongside the instructor to create your first document in Mathematica and complete your first few calculations and visualizations. Wolfram staff are online and available to answer specific questions in the live Q&A. Several dates and times are offered around the beginning of the semester, so you can choose one that works for you:

Participants will need access to either Mathematica for the desktop or Mathematica Online to utilize the hands-on aspects of this training. To access Mathematica through our site license, see "Obtaining Licenses" above.

Vendor: Wolfram Research
Categories: Statistics, Scientific, Engineering, Mathematics, Data Analytics
Available Platforms: Macintosh, Windows, Linux, UNIX

Online Mathematica training: