Date(s) - 13/03/2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lakatos (LAK) 2.06
• Thursday 13th March 2014
• 5 to 6pm, room Lak 2.06
• Reception in the Common Room after
• Abstract: John von Neumann was a very influential scientist: not only did he contribute to almost all branches of modern mathematics and create new fields but he also changed history after the second world war by his work in computer design and by being an advisor to the post-war military-political establishment of the U.S.A. The lecture recalls episodes from von Neumann’s life and comments on the nature and significance of his work in the sciences.
• This lecture is to mark Miklós’s recent promotion to Professor – we are hoping to mark such occasions with Professorial Inaugural Lectures, of which this is the first