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Peter Lax


(Live and Interactive Presentation from New York)

Speaker: Peter Lax
Title: John von Neumann: The Most Brilliant Mind of the 20th Century
Affiliation: Courant Institute, New York University
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. John von Neumann (1903-1957) was an astoundingly creative mathematician and physicist, pioneering developments in fields of quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics, functional analysis, nuclear physics, economics, game theory, hydrodynamic computations, cellular automata, and digital computers, laying the foundations for several branches of modern science. Professor Peter Lax, a legend in his own right, will present the amazing life story of John von Neumann.