John von Neumann (1903-1957),

mathematician, inventor of the game theory

Even as a child he demonstrated more capabilities than his contemporaries. He was learning French, German, Latin and ancient Greek, not talking about Hungarian. His memory was something like photographic, and he had also extraordinary capabilities in mental arithmetics. During his university studies he stayed a lot in Berlin, where he was learning Chemistry from Fritz Habert, Statistical Mechanics from Albert Einstein and Mathematics from Erhardt Schmidt. In 1930, he was working as a guest professor in Princeton, the United States. From the late 1930s, his interest increasingly turned to the applied mathematical problems. He was profoundly dealing with quantum theory and the basics of Mathematics, set theory and mathematical logic as well. The exact foundations of set theory derives from him. Creation of ’game theory’ can be connected to him and Morgenstern. In 1954 he received honours of United States for having launched the revolution of the second half of the 20th century. (The basic elements of electronic computers – usage of the binary system, memory, storage, software, manual system – are known as Neumann-principles).


Infopark is situated in the 11th district of Budapest, near the Buda abutment of Lágymányosi bridge, in the neighbourhood of the university buildings, opposite the National Theatre and the Palace of Arts. The streets bordering Infopark are Hevesy György street, Magyar Tudósok boulevard, Magyar Nobel-díjasok street and Neumann János street.

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  Alfréd Hajós (1878-1955),
  Hannah Szenes (1921-1944),
  Eugene (Jenő) Wigner (1902-1995),
  Robert Capa (Endre Friedmann) 1913-1954,
  Alexander Lenard

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