Wolfram Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation programming language used in math, computing, engineering, and other fields.
University Site License
- Mathematica Desktop and Mathematica Online are free for use to Mason employees and students.
- Mathematica can also be used on research clusters and on distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research.
License Effective Dates
How to Access
This application is available in the following technology labs:
- Computer Labs
- Fairfax: Johnson Center, Room 342 & Innovation Hall, Room 301
- Arlington: Van Metre Building, Room 211
- Science and Technology: Katherine G. Johnson Hall, Room 250
- This software is available online in the Citrix Virtual Lab.
Get Access to Mathematica Desktop and Mathematica Online
All users need to create an account. Skip this step if you already have an @gmu.edu account with Wolfram.
- Create an account (New users only):
- Go to user.wolfram.com and select Create Account.
- Fill out the form using your NetID@gmu.edu email then select Create Wolfram ID.
- Check your email and select the link to validate your Wolfram ID.
- If desired, you may request access to Mathematica Online.
- Request an Activation Key for Mathematica Desktop.
- Select the Product Summary page link to access your license.
- Select Get Downloads then select Download next to your platform.
- Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt.
- Hands-on Start to Mathematica (video)
- Hands-on Start to Mathematica Online (video)
- Fast Introduction for Math Students (online book).
- How-To Topics
- Mathematica Resources
Resources for Faculty
- Mathematica for Teaching and Education (video)
- How To Create a Lecture Slideshow (video)
- Wolfram Demonstrations Project: 12,000+ Interactive Wolfram Notebooks for education, research, recreation, and more
- Wolfram Training Education Courses
ITS may provide these software applications via Software Center, JAMF, or other end-point management systems. ITS staff may assist users in installing the application for supported operating systems. ITS staff have not necessarily received training on the application and do not support the functional operation of the application, but will refer users to self-support sites, Mason instructors, vendors, or departmental support when known.