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John von Neumann : the scientific genius who pioneered the modern computer, game theory, nuclear deterrence, and much more

Author: Norman Macrae
Publisher: [Providence, RI] : American Mathematical Society, 1999.
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Born in Budapest in 1903, John von Neumann pioneered and participated in the major scientific and political dramas of three decades, following his arrival in America in the 1930s. This biography  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Macrae
ISBN: 0821820648 9780821820643
OCLC Number: 41932450
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1992.
Description: x, 405 p. : ill. ; cm.
Contents: The cheapest way to make the world richer. A silver spoon in Budapest, 1903-14. At the Lutheran Gymnasium, 1914-21. An undergraduate with lion's claws, 1921-26. Rigor becomes more relaxed, 500 B. C.-A. D. 1931. The quantum leap, 1926-32. Sturm und Drang, marriage, emigration, 1927-31. Depression at Princeton, 1931-37. The calculating exploder, 1937-43. Los Alamos to Trinity, 1943-45. In the domain of economics. The computers at Philadelphia, 1944-46. The computers from Princeton, 1946-52. And then the H-bomb. With astonishing influence, 1950-56. Acknowledgments. Permissions acknowledgments. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Macrae on Macrae
Responsibility: Norman Macrae.

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