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Von Neumann, John

  • By: Shawn Miklaucic
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

1903–1957

Mathematician

John von Neumann made key contributions in numerous fields of research during his relatively short life. His work in mathematics, particularly in set theory, was groundbreaking, and his definition of ordinal numbers, published at age 20, still sets the standard. In ...

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