Technology Support Services: Hardware and Software: Mathematica & Wolfram

Get Access to Mathematica and Wolfram| Alpha Pro

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs
All lab computers on campus.

Computer clusters
Binghamton's Mathematica license allows for parallel computing on dedicated research clusteres, and in distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett at

To request Mathematica Desktop and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.

Faculty, Staff and Students

  1. Create an account (New users only): 
    1. Go to and click "Create Account"
    2. Fill out form using a email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID.
  2. Request access to the product:


For school-owned or personally-owned machines:

    1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key. Use your email when making your request.
    2. Click "Get Mathematica|Desktop" to request your Activation Key.
    3. Fill out forms multiple times for installations on multiple machines (need one key per machine)
    4. Follow instructions you receive in the email to download and activate Mathematica.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

    1. Revisit this link to request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
    2. Click "Get Wolfram|Alpha Pro" to request your subscription.
    3. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research know.



These 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 Wolfram Mathematica (video)
This tutorial helps you get started with Mathematica—learn how to create your first notebook, run calculations, generate visualizations, create interactive models, analyze data, and more.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|Alpha
    New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
  • Examples by Topic
    Explore the immense range of areas covered by Wolfram|Alpha's knowledge base.

Teaching with Wolfram Technology

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.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Wolfram|Alpha in Your Classroom — Free virtual workshop for educators
    This workshop showed off many exciting new Wolfram|Alpha features for students and teachers. Learn how to use Wolfram|Alpha to inspire authentic learning in your classroom with access to real-world data.
  • Calculus Webinar for Educators — Free video webinar
    Explore functions and their derivatives, integrals and limits using the Wolfram Language. This session shows practice problems with the Wolfram Problem Generator and lesson plans and tips on using Wolfram|Alpha in your calculus classroom.
  • Physics Webinar for Educators — Free video webinar
    Learn about using Wolfram|Alpha for your physics class computations to complement your existing curricula. Interesting blog posts and online resources are shared that help foster curiosity in areas such as mechanics, particle physics, optics and others.
  • Economics Webinar for Educators — Free video webinar
    Access a wide range of socioeconomic and demographic data, currency computations, financial indicators and country data using natural language input. Create stunning visualizations and examine financial equations such as mortgage and annuity through rigorous algorithms.

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: