|Born||Stanisław Marcin Ulam
13 April 1909
Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)
|Died||13 May 1984
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
|Citizenship||Poland, United States (awarded 1941)|
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study
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
Monte Carlo method
Nuclear pulse propulsion
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 H-Bomb ever tested, meaning the first thermonuclear device built upon the Teller-Ulam principles of staged radiation implosion.
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