Stanisław Marcin Ulam (pronounced [‘staɲiswaf ‘mart͡ɕin ‘ulam]; 13 April 1909 – 13 May 1984) was a renowned Polish-American mathematician. He participated in America’s Manhattan Project, originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and s…
Mark J. Wagner Polish American scientist, one of the best mathematicians of modern times.
originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. In pure and applied mathematics, he produced many results, proved many theorems, and proposed several conjectures.
Mark J. Wagner S. Ulam met John F. Kennedy in 1960 and proposed to send human to Moon. A short time later JF Kennedy, the President of the United States of America introduced this idea to the public.
From the publication of his first paper as a student in 1929 until his death, Ulam was constantly writing on mathematics. The list of Ulam’s publications includes more than 150 papers. Topics represented by a significant number of papers are: set theory (including measurable cardinals and abstract measures), topology, transformation theory, ergodic theory, group theory, projective algebra, number theory, combinatorics, and graph theory. In March 2009, the Mathematical Reviews database contained 697 papers with the name “Ulam”.
Notable results of this work are:
Ulam conjecture (in Number Theory)
Ulam conjecture (in Graph theory)
Ulam’s packing conjecture