John von Neumann

Hungarian-American John von Neumann is widely regarded as one of the best mathematicians of the twentieth century. Aside from his numerous contributions to a wide range of pure mathematical areas, he also contributed significantly to several applied domains.

When it came to nuclear weapons during the Cold War, Von Neumann was the first to propose the concept of mutually assured destruction to the United States. As an additional idea to consider, he presented the idea of self-replicating automata. He was a pivotal figure in developing the digital computer, and he devised a method for completing a thermonuclear reaction from start to finish.

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