id: 02340404
dt: j
an: 2001d.02907
au: Hoare, G.
ti: Stanislaw Ulam 1909‒1984.
so: Math. Gaz. 83, No. 496, 10-24 (1999).
py: 1999
pu: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; Mathematical Association (MA),
Leicester
la: EN
cc: A30
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li: doi:10.2307/3618698
ab: This is a brief biography of Ulam, a prodigously talented mathematician of
the first rank who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He
used abstract and abstruse techniques to predict the behaviour of the
atomic bomb. The biography describes his Polish and his American years,
with three mathematical appendices on measures and large cardinals,
ergodics and lucky numbers.
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