Mathematician:Stanisław Marcin Ulam

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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.




  • Born: 3 April 1909 in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Died: 13 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.


  • 1958: Mathematics and Logic: Retrospect and Prospects (with Mark Kac)
  • 1960: A Collection of Mathematical Problems
  • 1983: Adventures of a Mathematician (autobiography)
  • 1986: Science, Computers, and People: From the Tree of Mathematics.