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: 13 April 1909 in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Died: 113 May 1984 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Theorems and Definitions

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.


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