Accomplishments and Records

Making Everyone Else Seem Insignificant… One Accomplishment At A Time


John Von Neumann (December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, and polymath. He made major contributions to mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), economics (game theory), computing (Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, stochastic computing), and statistics.

Known for having an eidetic memory, he was able to memorize a column of the phone book at a single glance and was able to quote back a book verbatim, years after having read it only once.



2 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.