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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 20th 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 the most dramatic adjustments of the postwar global. He was once one of the first to exploit and recommend pcs for clinical study, originated rules for the nuclear propulsion of area autos, and made basic contributions to lots of modern day such a lot tough mathematical projects.

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

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