John von Neumann


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United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)

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In The Computer and the Brain, John von Neumann writes: "A deeper mathematical understanding of the nervous system .
The Collaboration between Oskar Morgenstern and John von Neumann on the Theory of Games.
En 1945, el matematico John von Neumann diseno una computadora electronica llamada edvac, que fue construida y entro en operacion en 1952 (Von Neumann, 1945).
They were developed by John von Neumann, Stanislaw Ulam and Nicholas Metropolis during the Manhattan Project.
This is one of the central tenets of game theory, a branch of decision making developed by super-human intellects such as the mathematician John von Neumann, and John Forbes Nash, who was played by Russell Crowe in the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind.
Led by John von Neumann (and inspired by Alan Turing's one-dimensional model) at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, they "made a deal.
In the next decade, another polymath, John von Neumann, at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, started working on an operational computer that borrowed from Turing's idea, except it would use random access memory instead of infinite tape to hold the data and operational programs.
Budapest alone gave birth to Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, Michael Polanyi, and Edward Teller.
The name was coined in the 1940s by John von Neumann, Stanislaw Ulam and Nicholas Metropolis while they were working on the Manhattan nuclear weapon projects in the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
When John von Neumann published the first paper on game theory in 1928, he focused on zero-sum games--games like chess or ludo or rock-paper-scissors, in which one player can win only at the cost of the other player losing.
The book treats two major protagonists, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, and a large number of secondary contributors and participants in the development of game theory from about 1900 to 1960.
It was described in 40s by John von Neumann as attempt to create self-replicating system.
Szpiro takes a roughly chronological approach to the topic, travelling from ancient Greece to the present and, in addition to offering explanations of the various mathematical conundrums of elections and voting, also offers biographical details on the mathematicians and other thinkers who thought about them, including Plato, Pliny the Younger, Pierre Simon Laplace, Thomas Jefferson, John von Neumann, and Kenneth Arrow.
La importancia del aporte de Godel fue inmediatamente reconocida por John von Neumann, quien, aunque abiertamente jamas habia planteado que la idea de Hilbert fuera erronea, encontro que Godel, ademas de demostrar gran inteligencia, fue muy valiente al demostrar que este estaba equivocado (Nagel y Newman, 1958).
John von Neumann, one of the pioneers of this type of strategic thinking, even recommended the United States launch a nuclear strike against the Soviet Union before the Soviets struck first.