Book ‘The Man from the Future’ by Ananyo Bhattacharya

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The Visionary Life of John von Neumann
An electrifying biography of one of the most extraordinary scientists of the twentieth century and the world he made. The smartphones in our pockets and computers like brains. The vagaries of game theory and evolutionary biology. Nuclear weapons and self-replicating spacecrafts. All bear the fingerprints of one remarkable, yet largely overlooked, man: John von Neumann. Born in Budapest at the turn of the century, von Neumann is one of the most influential scientists to have ever lived. A child prodigy, he mastered calculus by the age of eight, and in high school made lasting contributions to mathematics. In Germany, where he helped lay the foundations of quantum mechanics...
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (February 22, 2022)  Pages: 368 pages  ISBN-10: 1324003995  ISBN-13: 978-1324003991  ASIN:‎ B098TYZN67

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Ananyo Bhattacharya, who holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College London, has worked as a science correspondent at the Economist, an editor at Nature, and a medical researcher at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in San Diego, California. He lives in London.