Brenda Marshall of Wolfram Research Inc. will present a seminar titled “Mathematica8: Up Close and Personal” at 4 p.m. in Workman 101. This is a joint seminar of the Physics Department and the Mineral Engineering Department. Marshall will focus on the latest directions in technical computing with Mathematica8, specifically for education and research. She will discuss Mathematica8’s wide variety of theoretical and practical applications, including STEM fields, economics, business and liberal arts. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.