John von Neumann

1903 - 1957

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Von Neumann built a solid framework for quantum mechanics. He also worked in game theory, studied what are now called von Neumann Algebras, and was one of the pioneers of computer science.
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List of References (38 books/articles)

Some Quotations (10)

A Poster of John von Neumann

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Von Neumann's The Mathematician
  2. Von Neumann: The Mathematician Part 2
  3. János Neumann's student years
  4. Von Neumann Silliman lectures
  5. Jean Bartik's comments on her colleagues
  6. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to John von Neumann
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AMS Colloquium Lecturer1937
AMS Bôcher Prize1938
AMS Gibbs Lecturer1944
Speaker at International Congress1950
LMS Honorary Member1952
American Maths Society President1951 - 1952
Speaker at International Congress1954
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. Virginia Tech
  4. Kalamazoo
  5. Paul Walker (A history of Game Theory)
  1. US News
  2. Kevin Brown (Von Neumann's 5th postulate)
  3. Bellevue College USA
  4. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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