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Stanisław Ulam

Biography

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ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN Official Trailer (2020) Stan Ulam biography

 

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Stanislaw UIam & the H-Bomb

 

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Edward Teller - Ulam's calculations showed faults in our approach to the Hydrogen bomb (103/147)

 

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Edward Teller - Worries as John von Neumann confirms Ulam's calculations (104/147)

 

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Edward Teller - Discussing the compression ideas with Ulam (106/147)

Stanisław Marcin Ulam was a Polish-American scientist in the fields of mathematics and nuclear physics. He participated in the Manhattan Project, originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, discovered the concept of cellular automaton, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. In pure and applied mathematics, he proved some theorems and proposed several conjectures.
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  • Personal 

  • Poland 

  • Coming to the United States of America 

  • Manhattan Project 

  • Hydrodynamical calculations of implosion 

  • Statistics of branching and multiplicative processes 

  • Post war Los Alamos 

  • Monte Carlo method 

  • Teller–Ulam design 

  • Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou problem 

  • Nuclear propulsion 

  • Return to academia 

  • Challenge to economics 

  • Impact and legacy