Adventures of a Mathematician by S. M. Ulam,Daniel Hirsch,William G. Matthews,Françoise

By S. M. Ulam,Daniel Hirsch,William G. Matthews,Françoise Ulam,Jan Mycielski

The autobiography of mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, one of many nice medical minds of the 20th century, tells a narrative wealthy with amazingly prophetic speculations and peppered with vigorous anecdotes. As a member of the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory from 1944 on, Ulam helped to precipitate probably the most dramatic alterations of the postwar international. He was once one of the first to exploit and suggest desktops for medical learn, originated principles for the nuclear propulsion of house cars, and made basic contributions to a lot of modern day such a lot demanding mathematical projects.

With his wide-ranging pursuits, Ulam by no means emphasised the significance of his contributions to the examine that led to the hydrogen bomb. Now Daniel Hirsch and William Mathews display the real tale of Ulam's pivotal position within the making of the "Super," of their old creation to this behind-the-scenes examine the minds and concepts that ushered within the nuclear age. An epilogue through Françoise Ulam and Jan Mycielski sheds new gentle on Ulam's personality and mathematical originality.

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