John von Neumann: The man from the future

Born in Budapest at the turn of the 20th century, John von Neumann is one of the most influential scientists to have ever lived. From the Manhattan Project to the first ever programmable digital computer, his fingerprints are all over our modern world. In this talk, Ananyo Bhattacharya will explore how a combination of genius and unique historical circumstance allowed a single man to sweep through so many different fields of science, sparking revolutions wherever he went.

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Ananyo Bhattacharya holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College London, and has worked as a science correspondent at the Economist, an editor at Nature, and a medical researcher at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in San Diego, California. He lives in London.


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S W1S

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