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John von Neumann

Mathematician, Scientist (28-Dec-1903 — 8-Feb-1957)


William Aspray. John von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing. MIT Press. 1990. 376pp.

Mohammed H. I. Dore; Sukhamoy Chakravarty; Richard M. Goodwin. John von Neumann and Modern Economics. New York: Clarendon Press. 1989. 241pp.

James Glimm; John Impagliazzo; Isadore Singer. The Legacy of John Von Neumann. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society. 1990. 334pp.

Steve J. Heims. John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: From Mathematics to the Technologies of Life and Death. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1980. 547pp.

Giorgio Israel; Ana Millan Gasca. The World as a Mathematical Game: John von Neumann and Twentieth Century Science. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser. 2009. 207pp.

Norman MacRae. John Von Neumann: The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer, Game Theory, Nuclear Deterrence, and Much More. Pantheon Books. 1992. 405pp.

William Poundstone. Prisoner's Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory and the Puzzle of the Bomb. Oxford University Press. 1993. 290pp.

Miklós Rédei; Michael Stöltzner. John von Neumann and the Foundations of Quantum Physics. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. 2001. 371pp.

Miklós Rédei (editor). John Von Neumann: Selected Letters. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society. 2005. 301pp.

Nicholas A. Vonneuman. John Von Neumann as Seen by His Brother. Self-Published. 1987. 142pp.


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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.790)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.514)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1074)

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