Adventures of a Mathematician
The autobiography of mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, one of the great scientific minds of the twentieth century, tells a story rich with amazingly prophetic speculations and peppered with lively anecdotes. As a member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1944 on, Ulam helped to precipitate some of the most dramatic changes of the postwar world. He was among the first to use and advocate computers for scientific research, originated ideas for the nuclear propulsion of space vehicles, and made fundamental contributions to many of today's most challenging mathematical projects. With his wide-ranging interests, Ulam never emphasized the importance of his contributions to the research that resulted in the hydrogen bomb. Now Daniel Hirsch and William Mathews reveal the true story of Ulam's pivotal role in the making of the "Super," in their historical introduction to this behind-the-scenes look at the minds and ideas that ushered in the nuclear age. An epilogue by Fran oise Ulam and Jan Mycielski sheds new light on Ulam's character and mathematical originality.
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A readable autobiography of a distinguished mathematician. I enjoyed his insights into the mathematical process as well as his account of the Manhattan Project.
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"This was more agreeable than the present style of the research papers or books which have so much symbolism and formulae on every page. I am turned off when I see only formulas and symbols, and ... Read full review
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Adventures of a mathematician, by sm Ulam, Charles Scribner's Sons, New. York, 1976, xi + 317 pp., $14.95. I. Ulam is a magic name in modern mathematics. ...
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ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Stanislaw Ulam · adventurescover.jpg This book is a biography of Stanislaw Ulam, who is probably best known for his work at ...
Adventures of a mathematician
Adventures of a mathematician. Authors: Ulam, Stanislaw M. Publication: New York: Scribner, 1976. Publication Date: 00/1976. Origin: ...
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Comparing Language and Neural Systems
Stan Ulam, Adventures of a Mathematician. In a previous paper, I began exploring a comparison between language and DNA based on their function as ...
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JSTOR: An Interview with Stan Ulam
It was difficult to perceive in him the intimidatingly self- confident man described in his autobiography Adventures of a Mathematician . ...
Quotations by Ulam
Rota's personality is compatible with mine Adventures of a Mathematician (New York 1976). See Rota's comment about Ulam ...
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As an illustration, let me call on a psychoanalytically unbiased witness, sm Ulam, who speculates in his Adventures of a Mathematician9 as follows: ...
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 Ulam, Adventures of a Mathematician, p. 200, Ulam states: "The first questions concerned the production of the random or pseudo-random numbers. ...
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I especially favor life stories, such as gh Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology (1969), sm Ulam's Adventures of a Mathematician (1976); his younger brother ...
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