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The physics department has site licenses for Mathematica and LabVIEW.  Use the following links to learn more.

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Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Mathematica is available to students enrolled in selected Math and Physics classes. If Mathematica will be used in your class, your instructor will provide Mathematica software and details for how to connect to the server. You can also contact site administrator, Mike Nichols for license availability and access.

Computer clusters

  • Creighton University's Mathematica license can be used for grid computing. If you are interested in using Mathematica for parallel computing on a dedicated cluster, or in a distributed grid environment, please contact Adam Hott at Wolfram Research.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Campus machines

    Contact site administrator, Mike Nichols for license availability and access. 

  • Faculty and staff personally owned machines

    Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

  • Student personally owned machines

    Students can buy discounted licenses through Wolfram's Web Store, but if you're teaching with Mathematica, or a significant quantity of students will be purchasing licenses, please contact Adam Hott at Wolfram Research for better discounts.

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let Mike Nichols or Adam Hott at Wolfram Research know.

Mathematica Tutorials

The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.


  • Hands-on Start to Mathematica

    Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.

  • What's New in Mathematica 11

    Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 9, including the predictive interface.

  • How To Topics

    Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

  • Learning Center

    Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.


Resources for educators

  • Mathematica for Teaching and Education—Free video course

    Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

  • How To Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorial

    Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project

    Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

  • Wolfram Training Education Courses

    Access on-demand and live courses on MathematicaSystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.


Resources for researchers

  • Mathematica for University Research—Free video course

    Explore Mathematica's high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.

  • Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing in Education—Video tutorial

    Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.

  • Field-Specific Applications

    Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.



LabVIEW is currently installed in the following locations:

Teaching Laboratories

  • LabVIEW is available on General Physics, Modern Lab, Optics Lab, Electronics Lab, and Advanced Lab Computers.

Research Laboratories

  • LabVIEW is also at use in many of the research laboratories. Contact site administrator, Mike Nichols for license availability and access. 

LabVIEW Tutorials

Here are  a few links to get you started with the LabVIEW programming environment.

In addition, an excellent text used in some upper division lab courses is Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers 2nd Edition by John Essick, Oxford University Press (ISBN 978-0199925155).

3D CAD Software

Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor are installed on the SPS Clubroom computers. Another great choice for makers is Tinkercad, which runs in any web browser. Build something and have it 3D printed at the Reinert Alumni Library!

Printer Circuit Board (PCB) CAD

The SPS Clubroom computers also have Eagle for PCB schematic design and layout. Check out these tutorials from Tangent to get started, and then get it printed cheaply and quickly with OSH Park!

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