AUTHORUlam, S. M.
TITLEAdventures of a Mathematician
PUBLISHERCharles Scribner’s Sons
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1976
ISBN0-684-14391-7


This book, the autobiography of mathemetician Stanislaw Ulam, describes his childhood years, his journey from Poland to America, and his professional life. Ulam joined the Manhattan Project as a theorist on the recommendation of John von Neumann. The book describes Ulam's work on that project, as well as his later “Super” project work at Los Alamos, and his “flying saucer” project (studies on the potential use of nuclear explosions as a means of propulsion in space). The book includes a short bibliography and black and white photographs of Ulam and his co-workers at Los Alamos.


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