Scientists similar to or like John von Neumann

Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Wikipedia

  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

    American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. The wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. Wikipedia

  • Enrico Fermi

    Italian (later naturalized American) physicist and the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the "architect of the nuclear age" and the "architect of the atomic bomb". Wikipedia

  • Edward Teller

    Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb" (see the Teller–Ulam design), although he did not care for the title, considering it poor taste. Known both for his scientific ability and for his difficult interpersonal relations and volatile personality. Wikipedia

  • Eugene Wigner

    Hungarian-American theoretical physicist and also contributed to mathematical physics. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles". Wikipedia

  • Rudolf Peierls

    German-born British physicist who played a major role in the Manhattan Project and Tube Alloys, Britain's nuclear programme. His obituary in Physics Today described him as "a major player in the drama of the eruption of nuclear physics into world affairs". Wikipedia

  • Stanislaw Ulam

    Polish-American 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. Wikipedia


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