A Unique Educational & Career Opportunity with Stephen Wolfram

A unique opportunity to do original research at the frontiers of science, the Wolfram Science Summer School teaches about 50 students from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds how to use Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science and the Wolfram Language to implement projects in their fields of interest. Most of these students are advanced undergraduates and early graduate students, but those in different circumstances are considered. We are looking for students who want to enhance their careers with Wolfram Science and the Wolfram Language. Read more »

Class of 2009

Earl Mitchell

Bio [2009]

Earl Mitchell has degrees in physics and philosophy from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, and recently received his MBA from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in finance. He is interested in NKS as a paradigm shift across multiple fields and is most immediately focused on its application for modeling socioeconomic phenomena with the goal of developing more informed global economic policy. Earl has authored two nonfiction books concerning complexity in human structures and one book of poetry. He also writes, sings, and plays guitar.

Project Title

Simulating Social Choice


This project is devoted to understanding the emergent behavior of agent-based economic systems. The goal is to explore the effects of different resource-distribution rules on various measures of system performance, including things like "total utility," "efficiency," "equality," etc.

Project-related Demonstrations

Exploring Social Choice Theory

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