(b. 1903 Budapest, Hungary, d. Washington, D.C., 1957. Ph.D. mathematics, University of Budapest, 1926). One of the foremost mathematicians of this century, von Neumann made many significant contributions to pure mathematics, the quantum theory, the theory of electronic computing devices, and the development of the first electronic computers (MANIAC, NORC). The standard computer architecture of today bears his name. See computational models .
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