Theodore W. Gray
In liu of a proper CV, here is a sort of timeline.
1982 Graduated from the University
Laboratory High School
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Senior research project using radioactive tracers to monitor
restriction enzyme digestion of DNA.
1986 Graduated with B.S. in chemistry from the
University Of Illinois
Junior year spent at the
University of Göttingen
at Göttingen, Germany.
1987 Dropped out of a PhD program in theoretical chemistry at the
University of California at Berkeley
Dead end project involved semi-classical simulation of molecular
1987 Began work on what was to become the Mathematica Notebook
I was the sole designer and principal author of the user
interface of Mathematica.
1988 Co-founded Wolfram Research,
with Stephen Wolfram
and 4 others.
1988-present principal author and design lead for the Mathematica
notebook front end versions 1-4 and counting.
Currently Director of the User Interface department,
and member of the executive committee with particular responsibilities for
technical strategy, legal analysis, and general panic abatement.
Exploring Mathematics with Mathematica
The Beginner's Guide to Mathematica V2
The Beginner's Guide to Mathematica V3
The Beginner's Guide to Mathematica V4
, Cambridge University Press
(Online Excerpt on math education and educational
of me in MacWorld keynote
(skip to 24:50 minutes into the presentation to see Steve Jobs introduce
Things I get paid for
Public home page
website containing sophisticated database driven pedigree browing system
for several rare dog breeds.
website containing showcase of famous wooden periodic table.
Things I don't get paid for
Educational software design
Prairie Restoration (5 acre restoration on personal
Construction engineering (residential and farm)
Carpentry and furniture making
Native speaker of German and Swiss German dialect
Picture on right is an artist's rendition of our lake and home.