The Man from the Future The Visionary Life of John Von Neumann

Ananyo Bhattacharya

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An electrifying biography of one of the most extraordinary scientists of the twentieth century and the world he made.

The smartphones& in our pockets and computers& like& brains. The vagaries of game theory and evolutionary biology.& Nuclear weapons& and self-replicating spacecrafts. All bear the fingerprints of one remarkable, yet largely& overlooked,& man: John von Neumann.
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Born in Budapest at the turn of the century,& von Neumann& is& one of& the most influential scientists to have ever lived.& A child prodigy, he mastered calculus by the age of eight,& and& in high school& made lasting contributions to mathematics.& In& Germany, where he helped lay the foundations of quantum mechanics,& and later& at Princeton, von Neumann’s& colleagues believed he had the fastest brain on the planet–bar none.& He& was instrumental in the Manhattan Project& and the design of the atom bomb; he& helped formulate the bedrock of Cold War geopolitics and modern economic theory; he created the first ever programmable digital computer; he& prophesized the potential of nanotechnology; and, from his deathbed,& he& expounded on the limits of brains and computers–and how they might be overcome.
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Taking us on an astonishing journey,& Ananyo& Bhattacharya explores how a combination of genius and unique historical circumstance allowed a single man to sweep through& a stunningly& diverse array of& fields, sparking revolutions wherever he went. The Man from the Future is an insightful and thrilling& intellectual biography of the visionary thinker who shaped our century.
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ISBN – 9780241398852
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Hardback
Dimensions – 222mm X 144mm
Categories – Physics Chemistry and Maths

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