# Mathematician:Stanisław Marcin Ulam

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## Mathematician

Polish-American mathematician who participated in America's Manhattan Project.

Originated the Teller-Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons.

Invented the Monte Carlo method of computation.

Suggested the concept of nuclear pulse propulsion.

Also worked in the fields of both pure and applied mathematics.

## Nationality

Polish

## History

- Born: 3 April 1909 in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine)
- Died: 13 May 1984 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

- Borsuk-Ulam Theorem (with Karol Borsuk)
- Mazur-Ulam Theorem (with Stanisław Meiczyslaw Mazur)
- Kuratowski-Ulam Theorem (with Kazimierz Kuratowski)
- Hyers-Ulam-Rassias Stability (with Donald Holmes Hyers and Themistocles Michael Rassias)
- Ulam Spiral
- Ulam Conjecture (Number Theory)
- Ulam Conjecture (Graph Theory)
- Ulam's Packing Conjecture
- Ulam's Game
- Ulam Matrix
- Ulam Numbers

Results named for **Stanisław Marcin Ulam** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Stanisław Marcin Ulam** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1960:
*A Collection of Mathematical Problems* - 1968:
*Mathematics and Logic: Retrospect and Prospects*(with Mark Kac) - 1983:
*Adventures of a Mathematician*(autobiography) - 1986:
*Science, Computers, and People: From the Tree of Mathematics*.