Mathematician:Stanisław Marcin Ulam
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: 13 April 1909 in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine)
- Died: 113 May 1984 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- Borsuk-Ulam Theorem (with Karol Borsuk)
- Mazur-Ulam Theorem (with Stanisław 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.
- 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.