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He made major contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics foundations of mathematicsfunctional analysisergodic theoryrepresentation theoryoperator algebrasgeometrytopologyand numerical analysisphysics quantum mechanicshydrodynamicsand quantum statistical mechanicseconomics game theorycomputing Von Neumann architecturelinear programmingself-replicating machinesstochastic computingand statistics.

Von Neumann was generally regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time [2] and said to be “the last representative of the great mathematicians”.

He published over papers in his life: His analysis of biiografia structure of self-replication preceded the discovery of the structure of DNA. Also, my work on various forms of operator theory, Berlin and Princeton —; on the ergodic theorem, Princeton, — During World War IIvon Neumann worked on the Manhattan Project ; he developed the mathematical models that were behind the explosive lenses used in the implosion-type nuclear weapon.

His given names equate to John Louis in English. His Hebrew name was Yonah. John’s mother was Kann Margit English: The Neumann family thus acquired the hereditary appellation Margittaimeaning of Margitta today MarghitaRomania. The family had no connection with the town; the appellation was chosen in reference to Margaret, as was that chosen coat of arms depicting three marguerites. Von Neumann was a child prodigy.

When he was 6 years old, he could divide two re numbers in his head [14] [15] and could converse in Ancient Greek. When the 6-year-old von Neumann caught his mother staring aimlessly, he asked her, “What are you calculating? Children did not begin formal schooling in Hungary until they were ten years of age; governesses taught von Neumann, his brothers and gforge cousins. Max believed that knowledge of languages in addition to Hungarian was essential, so the children dantzib tutored in English, French, German and Italian.

One of the rooms in the apartment was converted into a library and reading room, with bookshelves from ceiling to floor. This was one of the best schools in Budapest and was part of a brilliant education system designed for the elite. Under the Hungarian system, children received all their education at the one gymnasium. Despite being run by the Lutheran Church, the school was predominately Jewish in its student body.

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Although Max insisted von Neumann attend school at the grade level appropriate to his age, he agreed to hire private tutors to give him advanced instruction in those areas in which he had displayed an aptitude.

Danhzig were few academic positions in Hungary for mathematicians, and those jobs that did exist were not well-paid.

Von Neumann’s father wanted John biografla follow him into industry and thereby invest his time in a more financially useful endeavor than mathematics. This was not something that von Neumann had much knowledge of, so it was arranged for him to take a two-year, non-degree course in chemistry at the University of Berlinafter which he sat for the entrance exam to the prestigious ETH Zurichdantzg which he passed in September For his thesis, he chose to produce an axiomatization of Cantor’s set theory.

Von Neumann’s habilitation was completed on December 13,and he started his lectures as a privatdozent at the University of Berlin in[37] being the youngest person ever elected privatdozent in the university’s history in any subject. As ofshe is a distinguished professor of business administration and public policy at the University bografia Michigan. Danrzig to his marriage to Geeorge, von Neumann was baptized a Catholic in None of the family had converted to Christianity while Max was alive, but all did afterward.

Inhe was offered a lifetime professorship on the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey when that institution’s plan to appoint Hermann Weyl fell through. His brothers changed theirs to “Neumann” and “Vonneumann”. He passed the exams easily, but was ultimately rejected because of his age.

Klara and John von Neumann were socially active within the local academic community.

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He once wore a biogradia pinstripe when he rode down the Grand Canyon astride a mule. Von Neumann held a lifelong passion for ancient history, being renowned for his prodigious historical knowledge. A professor of Byzantine history at Princeton once said that von Neumann had greater expertise in the field than he did.


Von Neumann liked georte eat and drink; his wife, Klara, said that he could count everything except calories. He enjoyed Yiddish and “off-color” humor especially limericks.

He never used it, preferring the couple’s living room with its television playing loudly. A later friend of Ulam’s, Gian-Carlo Rotawrote, “They would spend hours on end gossiping and giggling, swapping Jewish jokes, and drifting in and out of mathematical talk. The axiomatization of mathematics, on dantziv model of Euclid ‘s Elementshad reached new levels of rigour and breadth at the end of the 19th century, particularly in arithmetic, thanks to the axiom schema of Richard Dedekind and Charles Sanders Peirceand in geometry, thanks to Hilbert’s axioms.

Zermelo—Fraenkel set theory provided a series of principles that allowed for the construction of the sets used in the everyday practice of mathematics, but they did not explicitly exclude the possibility of the existence of a set that belongs to itself. In his doctoral thesis ofvon Neumann demonstrated two techniques to exclude such sets—the axiom of foundation and the notion of class.

The axiom of foundation proposed that every set can be constructed from the bottom up in an ordered succession of steps by way of the principles of Zermelo and Fraenkel. If one set belongs to another then the first must necessarily come before the second in the succession.

This excludes the possibility of a set belonging to itself. To dantzzig that the addition of this new axiom to the others did not produce contradictions, von Neumann introduced a method of demonstration, called the method of inner modelswhich later became an essential instrument in set theory.

The second approach to the problem of sets belonging to themselves viografia as its base the notion of classand defines a set as a class which belongs to other classes, while a proper class is buografia as a class which does biorgafia belong to other classes. Under the Zermelo—Fraenkel approach, the axioms impede the construction of a set of all sets which do not belong to themselves.

In contrast, under the von Neumann approach, the class of biograffia sets which do not belong to themselves can be constructed, but it is a proper class and not a set. With this contribution of von Neumann, the axiomatic system of the theory of sets avoided the contradictions of earlier systems, and became usable as a foundation for mathematics, despite the lack of a proof of its consistency.

The next question was whether it provided definitive answers to all mathematical questions that could be posed in it, or whether it might be improved by adding stronger axioms that could be used to prove a broader class of theorems.

Moreover, every consistent extension of these systems would necessarily remain incomplete. In a series of articles that were published invon Neumann made foundational contributions to ergodic theorya branch of mathematics that involves the states of dynamical systems with an invariant measure. Von Neumann introduced the study of rings of operators, through the von Neumann algebras. Murrayon the general study of factors classification of von Neumann algebras. The six major papers in which he developed that theory between and dantzih among the masterpieces of analysis in the twentieth century”.

In measure theorythe “problem of measure” for an n -dimensional Euclidean space R n may be stated as: Von Neumann’s work argued that the “problem is essentially group-theoretic in character”: The positive solution for spaces of dimension at most two, and fantzig negative solution for higher dimensions, comes from the fact that the Euclidean group is a solvable group for datzig at most two, and is not solvable for higher dimensions.

In a number of von Neumann’s papers, the methods of argument he employed are considered even more significant than the results. In anticipation of his later study of dimension theory in algebras of operators, von Neumann used results on equivalence by finite decomposition, and reformulated the problem of measure in terms of functions. Von Neumann founded the field of continuous geometry. In mathematics, continuous geometry is a substitute of complex projective geometrywhere instead of the dimension of a subspace being in dantzif discrete set danrzig, 1, Earlier, Menger and Biogrxfia had axiomatized complex projective geometry in terms of the properties of its lattice of linear subspaces.

Von Neumann, following his work on rings of operators, weakened those axioms to describe a broader class of lattices, the continuous geometries.

While the dimensions of the subspaces of projective geometries are a discrete gerge the non-negative integersthe dimensions of the elements of a continuous geometry can range continuously across the unit interval [0,1]. Von Neumann was motivated by his discovery of von Neumann algebras geprge a dimension function taking a continuous range of dimensions, and the first example of a continuous geometry other than projective space was the projections of the hyperfinite type II factor.

Between andvon Neumann worked on biogarfia theorythe theory of partially ordered sets in which every two elements have a greatest lower bound and a least upper bound. Von Neumann provided an abstract exploration of dimension in completed complemented modular topological lattices properties that arise in the lattices of subspaces of inner product spaces: It is conserved by perspective mappings “perspectivities” and ordered by inclusion.


The deepest part of the proof concerns the equivalence of perspectivity with “projectivity by decomposition”—of which a corollary is the transitivity of perspectivity. Additionally, “[I]n the general case, von Neumann proved the following basic representation theorem. This conclusion is the culmination of pages of brilliant and incisive algebra involving entirely novel axioms.

Anyone wishing to get an unforgettable impression of the razor edge of von Neumann’s mind, need merely try to pursue this chain of exact reasoning for himself—realizing that often five pages of it were written down before breakfast, seated at a living room writing-table in a bathrobe. Von Neumann was the first to establish a rigorous mathematical framework for quantum mechanicsknown as the Dirac—von Neumann axiomswith his work Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. He realized, inthat a state of a quantum system could be represented by a point in a complex Hilbert space that, in general, giografia be infinite-dimensional even for a single particle.

In this formalism of quantum mechanics, observable quantities such as position or momentum are biografis as linear operators acting on the Hilbert space associated with the quantum system. The physics of quantum mechanics was thereby reduced to the mathematics of Hilbert spaces and linear operators acting on them. For example, the uncertainty principle eantzig, according to which the determination of the position of a particle prevents the determination of its momentum and vice versa, is translated into the non-commutativity of the two corresponding operators.

What is the difference? Von Neumann’s abstract treatment permitted him also to confront the foundational issue of determinism biorgafia non-determinism, and in the book he presented a proof that the statistical results of quantum mechanics could not possibly be averages of an underlying set of determined “hidden variables,” as in classical statistical mechanics.

InGrete Hermann published a paper arguing that the proof contained a conceptual error and was therefore invalid. Bell made essentially the same argument in Xe also suggests datzig von Neumann was aware of this limitation, and that von Neumann did not claim that his proof completely ruled out hidden variable theories. Von Neumann’s proof inaugurated a line of research that ultimately led, through the work of Bell in on Bell’s theoremand the experiments of Danttzig Aspect into the demonstration that quantum physics either requires a notion of reality substantially different from that of classical physics, or must include nonlocality in apparent violation of special relativity.

In a chapter of The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanicsvon Neumann deeply analyzed the so-called measurement problem. He concluded that the entire physical universe could be made subject to the universal wave function. Since something “outside the calculation” was needed to collapse the wave function, von Neumann concluded that the collapse was caused by the bipgrafia of the experimenter.

Von Neumann argued that the mathematics of quantum mechanics allows the collapse of the wave function to be placed at any position in the causal chain from the measurement biogrqfia to the “subjective consciousness” of biografiaa human observer.

Although this view was accepted by Eugene Wigner, [87] the Von Neumann—Wigner interpretation never gained acceptance amongst the majority of physicists. The rules of quantum mechanics are correct but there is only one system which may be treated with quantum mechanics, namely the entire material world. There exist external observers which cannot be treated within egorge mechanics, namely human and perhaps animal mindswhich perform measurements on the fantzig causing wave function collapse.

Though theories of quantum mechanics continue to evolve to this day, there is a basic framework for the mathematical formalism of problems in quantum mechanics which underlies the majority of approaches and can be traced back to the mathematical formalisms and techniques first used by von Neumann.

In other words, discussions about interpretation of the theoryand extensions to it, are now mostly conducted on the basis of shared assumptions about the mathematical foundations.

Von Neumann entropy is extensively used in different forms conditional entropiesrelative entropiesetc. Quantum information theory is largely concerned with the interpretation and uses of von Neumann entropy. The von Neumann entropy is the cornerstone in the development of quantum information theory, while the Shannon entropy applies to classical information theory.

This is considered a historical anomaly, as it might have been expected that Shannon entropy was discovered prior to Von Neuman entropy, given the latter’s more widespread application to quantum information theory.

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