General Information

2018-19 Mathematica Licensing

Obtaining Licenses:
  Physics Dept Requests
  License Requests (non-Physics Dept.)
Downloading and Activation
  Wolfram|Alpha Pro

November 1st marks the beginning of the 2nd year of a three-year agreement for Mathematica software. Under the site-wide agreement, 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:

Licenses for the 2018-19 Mathematica license year are now available!

Physics Department

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 2018-19 Mathematica License Request - Physics form.

All Other Departments

All other Faculty, Staff and Students please use the 2018-19 Mathematica License Request form. Note: To create additional keys, use the "Generate another activation key >>" link in the Wolfram User Portal. For Help with large orders e-mail

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 11.3 is now available for download. Fully deployable on desktop, cloud, mobile, and embedded systems, Mathematica 11.3 expands Mathematica and the Wolfram Language's functionality in mathematical computation, audio and image processing, system modeling, machine learning and neural networks, and more, as well as introduces several new front end features.

Dr. Stephen Wolfram's blog post about what's new in Version 11.3:

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: