John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener were mathematician-scientists, both child prodigies born near the turn of the century. As young men each made profound contributions to abstract mathematics.
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Steve J. Heims, once a research physicist, has devoted his attention to the history of twentieth century science for the past two decades.Review:
"The stuff of Heims' study—a pair of child prodigies, mathematical geniuses, eccentrics, Jews, academic heavyweights, cultural powers—is almost too good to be true. Wiener and von Neumann were legends in their lifetimes, men whose paths often crossed and whose mutual affection and respect persisted, even when political views separated them in later years...provocative and fascinating."
"A joint biography of two of the intellectual giants of the 20th century.... Heims captures the tension of the Manhattan Project...and continues with the story of the nuclear weapons race of the early 1950s, which he views as inhuman. He also seeks to define the social function of scientists."
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Descripción The MIT Press, 1982. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11026258056X