Saturday, 24 March 2012 09:51

John Von Neuman: Men of Ideas

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John von Neumann (1903-1957) was a Hungarian turned American mathematician.  He made mathematical contributions in many areas including functional analysis, quantum mechanics, computer science, statistics, economics, game theory, geometry and hydrodynamics. He is considered one of the best mathematicians of the twentieth century.

Neumann was a member of the Manhattan Project that exploded the first atomic bomb. He provided mathematical analysis of whatever was needed. He provided operator theory of quantum mechanics.

Neumann was an outstanding mathematician and that is just about all that can be said for him. As a human being he had very little to recommend him for others admiration.

REFERENCE

John Von Neumann. Various techniques used in connection with random digits. (1951)

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

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