The Man from the Future: The Visionary Ideas of John von Neumann
John von Neumann was one of the most influential scientists who ever lived. He is also possibly the most overlooked. In a 30-minute talk, Ananyo Bhattacharya will gallop through some of von Neumann’s incredible mathematical ideas, demonstrating why his legacy is omnipresent in our lives today.
The talk will be followed by an interaction with the speaker. The event is open to the public but registration is mandatory.
About the Speaker
Dr Ananyo Bhattacharya is a science writer who has worked at The Economist and Nature. Before journalism, he was a medical researcher at the Burnham Institute in San Diego, California. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in protein crystallography from Imperial College London. His new book The Man from the Future (Penguin, 2021) is a biography of John von Neumann.