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Los Alamos Science No. 15, 1987
Special Issue, Stanislaw Ulam 19091984
Stan Ulam, brilliant mathematician, participant in the Manhattan Project, and coinventor of the hydrogen bomb, was one of those extraordinary men who solidified LANL's early reputation. Stan left a legacy in mathematics, physics, and biology, reflecting his immense intelligence and gift for abstraction. He was a catalyst for new programs at LANL and offered novel ideas even to fields he knew little about. In this volume, mathematicians and physicists who were very close to Stan describe his influence on their way of thinking. Their own contributions to fields in which Stan played a seminal rolefrom probability theory and nonlinear systems to the Monte Carlo method, heuristic mathematics, and DNA sequence analysis were also discussed. In the closing section of this volume, called "The Ulam TouchUnpublished Items," the reader gets a direct feel for Ulam's irrepressible wit and imagination. 
Table of Contents  PDF Size  Cover and Table of Contents
 462 kB  Stan Ulam: Esquisse Francoise Ulam
 815 kB  Stan Ulam: Vita—Excerpts from Adventures of a Mathematician S. M. Ulam
 3389 kB  Stan Ulam: The Lost Cafe GianCarlo Rota
 1585 kB  Stan Ulam: From Above the Fray Carson Mark
 190 kB  The Ulam Legacy: Mathematics
 1512 kB  The Spirit of PlayA Memoir for Stan Ulam David Hawkins
 1448 kB  Probability and Nonlinear Systems R. Daniel Mauldin
 3949 kB  Iteration of Maps, Strange Attractors, and Number TheoryAn Ulamian Potpourri Paul R. Stein
 1783 kB  Learning from Ulam: Measurable Cardinals, Ergodicity, and Biomathematics Jan Mycielski
 1141 kB  A Similarity Measure for Graphs—Reflections on a Theme of Ulam Ronald L. Graham
 803 kB  The Ulam Legacy: Physics
 931 kB  The Beginning of the Monte Carlo Method N. Metropolis
 899 kB  Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and the Monte Carlo Method Roger Eckhardt
 1404 kB  Early Work in Numerical Hydrodynamics Francis H. Harlow
 13 kB  Instabilities and Turbulence Didier Besnard, Francis H. Harlow, Norman L. Johnson, Rick Rauenzahn, and Jonathan Wolfe
 4837 kB  Discrete Fluids Brosl Hasslacher
 6142 kB  Nonlinear ScienceFrom Paradigms to Practicalities David K. Campbell
 5747 kB  The Ergodic Hypothesis: A Complicated Problem of Mathematics and Physics Adrian Patrascioiu
 1948 kB  The Ulam Legacy: Biology
 835 kB  Reflections on the Brain’s Attempts To Understand Itself S. M. Ulam
 714 kB  Sequence Analysis—Contributions by Ulam to Molecular Genetics Walter B. Goad
 218 kB  The Ulam Touch
 447 kB  A Memorable Memo J. Carson Mark and S. M. Ulam
 72 kB  Sub RosaA Trialogue S. M. Ulam
 367 kB  Conversations with Rota transcribed and edited by Francoise Ulam
 94 kB  The Publications of Stanislaw M. Ulam
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