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John von Neumann (wikipedia.org)
20 points by darkr on June 26, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

I knew him at first for the minimax theorem in game theory, then I've read he was part of club of Hungarian scientists called "the Martians" and also Fermi jokingly said the extraterrestrial life is already here and they call themselves the Hungarians. I loled and moved to the next theorem..minimax is meh.

What's the context for why this is linked? I doubt JvN is new to many here..?

Probably not, but it provides a chance for us to discuss his many accomplishments. A true genius. My personal favorite mathematician, Turing is a close second. The ranking might be flipped depending on my mood in a given time period.

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