By S. M. Ulam,Daniel Hirsch,William G. Matthews,Françoise Ulam,Jan Mycielski

ISBN-10: 0520071549

ISBN-13: 9780520071544

ISBN-10: 0684143917

ISBN-13: 9780684143910

The autobiography of mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, one of many nice medical minds of the 20 th century, tells a narrative wealthy with amazingly prophetic speculations and peppered with energetic anecdotes. As a member of the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory from 1944 on, Ulam helped to precipitate probably the most dramatic alterations of the postwar global. He was once one of the first to exploit and recommend pcs for medical examine, originated rules for the nuclear propulsion of house cars, and made primary contributions to a lot of cutting-edge so much not easy mathematical projects.

With his wide-ranging pursuits, Ulam by no means emphasised the significance of his contributions to the examine that led to the hydrogen bomb. Now Daniel Hirsch and William Mathews display the real tale of Ulam's pivotal function within the making of the "Super," of their historic advent to this behind-the-scenes examine the minds and ideas that ushered within the nuclear age. An epilogue by means of Françoise Ulam and Jan Mycielski sheds new gentle on Ulam's personality and mathematical originality.

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