Stanislaw Ulam, 1909–1984, Polish-American Mathematician & Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician on the Manhattan Project Atomic Bomb Development Team, Quoted in Jennet Conant, 109 East Palace, 2005
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Stanisław Marcin Ulam 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 cellular automaton, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. In pure and applied mathematics, he proved some theorems and proposed several conjectures.