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Oral history interview with John G. Kemeny, 1984 June 7.

Author: John G Kemeny; Albert W Tucker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Kemeny entered Princeton as an undergraduate in February 1943. He describes undergraduate mathematics courses, and he talks about Fine Hall, fellow students(including Stan Ulam), and about contacts between the University's mathematics dept. and the School of Mathematics of the Institute for Advanced Study. Kemeny talks about John von Neumann and, at some length, about Kurt Gödel, and Tucker talks about Alan Turing.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Kurt Gödel; John Von Neumann; Alan Mathison Turing; Kurt Gödel; Alan Mathison Turing; John Von Neumann
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John G Kemeny; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63277400
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Transcript : 11 p.

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Kemeny entered Princeton as an undergraduate in February 1943. He describes undergraduate mathematics courses, and he talks about Fine Hall, fellow students(including Stan Ulam), and about contacts between the University's mathematics dept. and the School of Mathematics of the Institute for Advanced Study. Kemeny talks about John von Neumann and, at some length, about Kurt Gödel, and Tucker talks about Alan Turing. Kemeny tells how he became interested in computing.

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