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Stanislaw Ulam

1909 - 1984

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Stanisław Marcin Ulam ([sta'ɲiswaf 'mart͡ɕin 'ulam]; 13 April 1909 – 13 May 1984) was a Polish scientist in the fields of mathematics and nuclear physics. He participated in the Manhattan Project, originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, discovered the concept of the cellular automaton, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanislaw Ulam has received more than 841,876 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Stanislaw Ulam is the 145th most popular mathematician (up from 235th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 181st in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Stanislaw Ulam ranks 145 out of 823Before him are Robert Aumann, Johannes Trithemius, Arthur Cayley, Sophus Lie, James Joseph Sylvester, and Felix Hausdorff. After him are Aleksandr Lyapunov, Jakob Steiner, Victor D'Hondt, James Gregory, Harald Bohr, and Nicomachus.

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Among people born in 1909, Stanislaw Ulam ranks 35Before him are Souphanouvong, Virginia Apgar, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jessica Tandy, Aleksandar Ranković, and Leo Fender. After him are Ernst vom Rath, Matt Busby, Hélder Câmara, László Rajk, Oldřich Nejedlý, and Princess Ileana of Romania. Among people deceased in 1984, Stanislaw Ulam ranks 32Before him are Philippe Ariès, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Viktor Shklovsky, Martin Ryle, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Vicente Aleixandre. After him are Karl Rahner, Jackie Coogan, Irwin Shaw, Moshé Feldenkrais, Henri Michaux, and Oskar Werner.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Stanislaw Ulam ranks 114 out of 1,083Before him are Alexander Samsonov (1859), Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932), Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Oleksandr Turchynov (1964), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), and Sofia Rotaru (1947). After him are Roman Shukhevych (1907), Georgy Gapon (1870), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929), and Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Stanislaw Ulam ranks 1After him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), Vladimir Arnold (1937), Jan Łukasiewicz (1878), Richard von Mises (1883), Anatoly Fomenko (1945), Israel Gelfand (1913), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Igor Shafarevich (1923), Alfred J. Lotka (1880), and Georgy Voronoy (1868).