John von Neumann

Back in the 1930s, a young genius named John von Neumann was already revolutionizing the worlds of math and science. In the midst of the exciting emergence of quantum mechanics, von Neumann took it upon himself to publish “Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.” This groundbreaking work not only laid the groundwork for rigorous mathematical analysis within the field, but also showcased von Neumann’s profound insights and extraordinary approach. His contributions solidified his status as one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.

However, many are unaware of the extent of von Neumann’s impact on quantum physics beyond what is found in his book. His later research on quantum logic and von Neumann algebras is often overlooked. In this one-of-a-kind volume celebrating von Neumann’s contributions, not only will you find twelve papers delving into different aspects of his work, but also precious gems like two previously unpublished papers and personal correspondence. Don’t miss out on delving into the mind of a true genius.