University of Colorado Denver Faculty: Andrei Knyazev (Mathematician), Bill Porter (Sound Engineer), Charles A. Dinarello, Chris Daring, David A. Savi

General Books, 2013 - 30 páginas
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Andrei Knyazev (mathematician), Bill Porter (sound engineer), Charles A. Dinarello, Chris Daring, David A. Savitz, Gary Hart, George E. Moore, Glenn T. Morris, Hamid Shirvani, Henry A. Bamman, Hywel Davies (doctor), Jake Adam York, Jan Mandel, Joe M. McCord, Kimishige Ishizaka, Lawrence Hunter, Leopoldo Penna Franca, Mark A. Heckler, Mark Gelernter, Martin Lockley, Michael Scott Jacobson, Peter K. Vogt, Philippa Marrack, Richard J. Stillman II, Robert William Schrier, Stanislaw Ulam, Thomas Noel (historian), Vance Faber. Excerpt: Stanislaw Marcin Ulam (Polish: , pronounced ) (13 April 1909 - 13 May 1984), was a renowned Polish-American mathematician. He participated in America's Manhattan Project, originated the Teller-Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. In pure and applied mathematics, he produced many results, proved many theorems, and proposed several conjectures. Ulam was born in Lemberg, Galicia, on April 13, 1909. At this time, Galicia was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but in 1918, it became part of the Second Polish Republic, and the city took its Polish name, Lwow. In 1939, following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviets invaded Poland. After the city was annexed to Soviet Ukraine, the Ukrainan form of its name, Lviv, was adopted. The Ulams were a wealthy Polish Jewish family of bankers, industrialists, and other professionals. Ulam's immediate family was "well-to-do but hardly rich." His father, Jozef Ulam, was born in Lwow and was a lawyer, and his mother, Anna (Auerbach), was born in Stryj. His uncle, Michael Ulam, was an architect, building contractor, and lumber industrialist. He also served on the Polish National Wood Industry Council and on the board of the Central Bank of Lwow. From 1916 until...

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