Book Review: “Avventure di un matematico”
By Stanislaw M. Ulam One of the most brilliant mathematicians of the early 20th century Polish school. Landed in America he was soon involved in the Manhattan project by his close friend and colleague von Neumann; his contributions were numerous together with that science geek concentrated at Los Alamos. A versatile, intuitive and profound mind, capable of posing the most disparate problems. Stan and the (mis)Adventures of a mathematician are not only a biography of a man but also an important historical cross-section of the Second World War. Misadventures should have been the title of the book according to Stan, but the publisher prevailed!