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John von Neumann (1107)

Profession
Mathematician
Nationality
German-American
Born
1903, Budapest, Hungary
Died
1957, Washington, D.C.
Short Biography
John von Neumann (/vɒn ˈnɔɪmən/; December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a Jewish born Hungarian and later American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, polymath, and polyglot. He made major contributions to a number of fields, ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • Ph.D. in mathematics, University of Budapest, 1926
Appointments & Honors
  • 1927-29, University of Berlin
  • 1929-30, University of Hamburg
  • 1930-33, Princeton University
  • 1933-55, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
  • 1955-57, Atomic Energy Commission
  • seven honorary degrees
  • Medal of Merit, 1946
  • Medal of Freedom, 1956
  • Enrico Fermi Award, 1956
  • president, American Mathematical Society, 1950-51
  • key adviser to a number of national scientific councils
  • editorial work, Annals of Mathematics, Compositio Mathematica