Stanisław Ulam  

Stanisław Ulam


Born  Stanisław Marcin Ulam 13 April 1909 Lemberg, AustriaHungary (now Lviv, Ukraine) 
Died  13 May 1984 Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S. 
(aged 75)
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 
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 TellerUlam 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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The Scottish Café's building now houses the Universal Bank in Lviv, the present name of Lwów.

The Sausage device of Mike nuclear test (yield 10.4 Mt) on Enewetak Atoll. The test was part of the Operation Ivy. The Sausage was the first true HBomb ever tested, meaning the first thermonuclear device built upon the TellerUlam principles of staged radiation implosion.