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Stanisław Ulam
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Stanisław Ulam
Born Stanisław Marcin Ulam
(1909-04-13)13 April 1909
Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)
Died 13 May 1984(1984-05-13) (aged 75)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Citizenship Poland, United States (awarded 1941)
Nationality Polish
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
University of Wisconsin
Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of Colorado
University of Florida
Doctoral advisor Kazimierz Kuratowski
Doctoral students Paul Kelly
Known for Mathematical formulations in the fields of Physics, Computer Science, and Biology
Teller–Ulam design
Monte Carlo method
Fermi–Pasta–Ulam–Tsingou problem
Nuclear pulse propulsion
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Stanisław Marcin Ulam (April 13, 1909 – May 13, 1984) was a Polish mathematician who took part in the Manhattan Project and proposed the design of Teller-Ulam of the thermonuclear weapons.

He also invented the nuclear propulsion to pulse and he developed a number of mathematical tools in the theory of numbers, set theory, ergodic theory and algebraic topology. Above all, he is known by being a coauthor (with Nicholas Metropolis) of the Monte Carlo Method.


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