John von Neumann (1903–1957) was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, economist, statistician, and computer scientist. He is primarily known in computing for Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, and stochastic computing. He was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, in the development of functional analysis, and a key figure in the development of game theory and the concepts of cellular automata, the universal constructor and the digital computer. He published 150 papers in his life: 60 in pure mathematics, 20 in physics, and 60 in applied mathematics. He worked on the Manhattan Project. He took great care over his clothing, and would always wear formal suits. Despite being a notoriously bad driver, he nonetheless enjoyed driving, frequently while reading a book, occasioning numerous arrests, as well as accidents.
Married, 1 child
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