# A report on Stanislaw Ulam

Polish-American scientist in the fields of mathematics and nuclear physics.

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## Lviv Polytechnic

3 linksLargest scientific university in Lviv.

Largest scientific university in Lviv.

Stanislaw Ulam (mathematician, member of the Manhattan Project, major contributor to hydrogen bomb construction)

## John Pasta

2 linksAmerican computational physicist and computer scientist who is remembered today for the Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou experiment, the result of which was much discussed among physicists and researchers in the fields of dynamical systems and chaos theory, and as the head of the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1964 to 1970.

American computational physicist and computer scientist who is remembered today for the Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou experiment, the result of which was much discussed among physicists and researchers in the fields of dynamical systems and chaos theory, and as the head of the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1964 to 1970.

After working alongside Enrico Fermi, Stanislaw Ulam, and Mary Tsingou, Pasta went on to work for the Atomic Energy Commission as the only computer expert, eventually developing the branch of mathematics and computers to an entire division.

## Robert D. Richtmyer

2 linksAmerican physicist, mathematician, educator, author, and musician.

American physicist, mathematician, educator, author, and musician.

A letter sent March 11, 1947, from John von Neumann to Richtmyer outlined a technique for approximating complex problems being studied at Los Alamos by Stanislaw Ulam.

## David Hawkins (philosopher)

2 linksProfessor whose interests included the philosophy of science, mathematics, economics, childhood science education, and ethics.

Professor whose interests included the philosophy of science, mathematics, economics, childhood science education, and ethics.

Hawkins saw his role as that of a go-between, mediating between the civilian scientists and the military leadership at Los Alamos, but he also found a kindred spirit in the Polish mathematician Stan Ulam, who was working in Edward Teller's "Super" Group.

## Mark Kac

3 linksPolish American mathematician.

Polish American mathematician.

Mark Kac and Stanislaw Ulam: Mathematics and Logic: Retrospect and Prospects, Praeger, New York (1968) 1992 Dover paperback reprint. ISBN: 0-486-67085-6

## ENIAC

2 linksThe first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer, completed in 1945.

The first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer, completed in 1945.

John von Neumann and Stanislaw Ulam realized the speed of ENIAC would allow these calculations to be done much more quickly.

## Collatz conjecture

1 linksOne of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics.

One of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics.

conjecture, the Ulam conjecture (after Stanisław Ulam), Kakutani's problem (after Shizuo Kakutani), the Thwaites conjecture (after Sir Bryan Thwaites), Hasse's algorithm (after Helmut Hasse), or the Syracuse problem'''.

## Fermi–Ulam model

0 linksThe Fermi–Ulam model (FUM) is a dynamical system that was introduced by Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam in 1961.

## Gian-Carlo Rota

0 linksItalian-American mathematician and philosopher.

Italian-American mathematician and philosopher.

Beginning in 1966 he was a consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, frequently visiting to lecture, discuss, and collaborate, notably with his friend Stanisław Ulam.

## Ulam spiral

0 linksThe Ulam spiral or prime spiral is a graphical depiction of the set of prime numbers, devised by mathematician Stanisław Ulam in 1963 and popularized in Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column in Scientific American a short time later.