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PeopleInstitutions

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John Von Neumann

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Dates

December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957

Authorized Form of Name

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Additional Forms of Names

Fon Neĭman, Dzh. (Dzhon), 1903-1957

Fon Neĭman, Dzhon, 1903-1957

Fon Neĭman, Iogann, 1903-1957

Margittai Neumann, János Lajos, 1903-1957

Neĭman, Dzhon fon, 1903-1957

Neĭman, Iogann fon, 1903-1957

Neumann, János, 1903-1957

Neumann, Johann von, 1903-1957

Neumann, John von, 1903-1957

Neumann, John von (Ludwig Johann), 1903-1957

Biography

Abstract

John von Neumann was Commissioner of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (1955-1957). Other institutional affiliations included the Institute for Advanced Study. His research interests included mathematical logic, set theory, theory of continuous groups, ergodic theory, quantum theory, operator theory, high speed computing devices.

Important Dates

December 28, 1903Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1921 – 1923Attended University of Berlin, Berlin (Germany).

1925Obtained ECh, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland).

1926Obtained PhD, University of Budapest, Budapest (Hungary).

1926Rockefeller Fellow, University of Göttingen.

1927 – 1929Privatdozent, University of Berlin.

1929Privatdozent, University of Hamburg.

1930 – 1931Lecturer, Princeton University.

1931 – 1957Visiting Professor of Mathematical Physics (1931-1933); Permanent Member and Research Professor (1933-1957); and Director, Electronic Computer Project (1945-1957), Institute for Advanced Study.

1937Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1940 – 1957Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Ballistics Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, United States Army.

1941 – 1955Consultant, Bureau of Ordnance, United States Navy.

1943 – 1955Consultant, Los Alamos Laboratory.

1947 – 1955Consultant, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, United States Navy.

1949 – 1953Member, Research and Development Board, United States Department of Defense.

1949 – 1954Consultant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1950 – 1955Consultant, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project.

1950 – 1955Consultant, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, United States Department of Defense.

1950 – 1957Member, Board of Advisors, University of the Andes.

1951 – 1953President, American Mathematical Society.

1951 – 1957Member, Scientific Advisory Board, United States Air Force.

1952 – 1954Member, General Advisory Committee, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

1953 – 1957Member, Technical Advisory Board on Atomic Energy, United States Department of Defense.

1954 – 1957Chair, Advisory Committee on Guided Missiles, United States Department of Defense.

1955 – 1957Commissioner, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

1956Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

February 2, 1957Death, Washington (D.C.).

Occupation

Mathematician.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Undergraduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Zurich (Switzerland)

Graduate Education

Budapest (Hungary)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Computers.

Game theory.

Mathematics.

Quantum theory.

Set theory.

Relationships

People

Family

Kovesi, Marietta

First Wife. Married 1930 to 1937.

Von Neumann, Klara Dan, 1911-1963

Second Wife. Married in 1938.

Von Neumann, Max

Father.

Whitman, Marina von Neumann

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Post-doc advised by Von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

Advised by Von Neumann at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Thomas, Tracy Y. (Tracy Yerkes), 1899-1983

Both employed at Princeton University.

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Additional

Alt, Franz L.

Arakawa, Akio

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Brueckner, Keith A.

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Courant, Richard, 1888-1972

Critchfield, Charles Louis, 1910-

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Finkelstein, David Ritz, 1929-

Ford, Vincent, 1907-2001

Frieman, E. A.

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Garwin, Richard L.

Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Hoffmann, Banesh, 1906-

Hoyt, Frank Clark, 1898-

Kemeny, John G.

Kent, R. H. (Robert Harrington), 1886-1961

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Leith, Cecil E., 1923-

Malone, Thomas F.

Manabe, Syukuro, 1931-

Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-

Naugle, John E.

Newman, M. H. A. (Maxwell Herman Alexander), 1897-

Nordheim, Lothar, 1899-

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Purcell, Edward M.

Roberts, Walter Orr

Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Schwarzschild, Martin

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Spilhaus, Athelstan

Sproull, Robert L.

Strauss, Lewis L.

Taub, A. H., 1911-1999

Taylor, Theodore B., 1925-

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Thompson, Philip Duncan

Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960

Wexler, Harry

Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Institutions

Major Positions

Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin

Attended from 1921-1923 and Privatdozent.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Visiting Professor of Mathematical Physics; Permanent Member and Research Professor; and Director, Electronic Computer Project.

Princeton University. Department of Mathematics

Lecturer.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Commissioner; Member, General Advisory Committee; and received 1956 Enrico Fermi Award.

Universität Hamburg

Privatdozent.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Aberdeen Proving Ground (Md.)

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Ballistics Research Laboratory.

American Mathematical Society

President.

Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (U.S.)

Consultant.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Obtained ECh (1925).

Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

Obtained PhD (1926).

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Consultant.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Naval Ordnance Laboratory (White Oak, Md.)

Consultant.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Consultant.

United States. Air Force

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

United States. Department of Defense

Member, Research and Development Board; Consultant, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group; Member, Technical Advisory Board on Atomic Energy; and Chair, Advisory Committee on Guided Missiles.

United States. Navy. Bureau of Ordnance

Consultant.

Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

Member, Board of Advisors.

Universität Göttingen

Rockefeller Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Abraham Taub's notes on the John von Neumann quantum electrodynamics lectures, 1933.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Eugene Feenberg papers, 1906-1977.

Libraries. University Archives

Washington University

Campus Box 1061, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

John Von Neumann collection, 1913-1925, 1942-1956, 1989-1992.

Center for American History. University Archives

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78713, USA

John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

John Von Neumann papers, 1919-1966 (bulk 1919-1949).

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Stanislaw Ulam papers, 1916-1984.

Library.

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Subject

Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk).

Library.

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Electronic Computer Project (ECP) records, 1940-1967.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Erwin Schrodinger papers.

In private hands

In the possession of Mrs. Ruth Braunizer, Alpbach Tiro, Austria

Harry Wexler papers, 1929-1962.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Institute for Advanced Study electronic computer project drawings, 1949-1961.

Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Jule G. Charney papers, 1936-1981, (bulk 1948-1981)

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Keith Brueckner manuscript biography, 1986.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lewis L. Strauss papers, 1914-1974.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

West Branch, IA 52358, USA

Los Alamos Science special issue on Stanislaw Ulam, 1987.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

M. H. A. Newman papers, 1916-1984.

The Library

St. John's College

Cambridge CB2 1TP

Norbert Wiener papers, 1898-1966.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Oral history interview with Akio Arakawa, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1989 November 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann, 1984 October 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Henry Eckart, 1962 May 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith, 1997 July 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles L. Critchfield, 1987 May 29.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with David Finkelstein, 2013 February 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward A. Frieman, 2006 December 4 and 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Mills Purcell, 1977 June 8 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1963 November 21 and December 3, 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 April 12.

Seeley G. Mudd Library

Princeton University

65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1987 May 12.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1964 May 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1968 August 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Clark Hoyt, 1964 April 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Franz L. Alt, 1969 February 24 and March 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frederick Seitz, 1981 January 26, 27, March 24 and 1982 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 2008 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Herman Heine Goldstine, 1977 March 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John E. Naugle, 1980 August 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John G. Kemeny, 1984 June 7.

Seeley G. Mudd Library

Princeton University

65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with Jule G. Charney, 1980 August 25, 26, 27 and 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Léon Rosenfeld, 1963 July 1, 19, 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim, 1962 July 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzchild, 1986 Nov. 18.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzschild, 1977 March 10, June 3, December 16 and 1979 July 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Murray Gell-Mann, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Duncan Thompson, 1986 December 5.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with Richard Courant, 1962 May 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Richard Garwin, 2012 December 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Sproull, 1983 July 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Rolf William Landauer, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with S. Chandrasekhar, 1977 May 17, 18 and October 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Syukuro Manabe, 1998 March 14 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ted Taylor, 1995 February 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas F. Malone, 1995 January 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas F. Malone, 2000 November 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Valentine Bargmann, 1984 April 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter H. Munk, 1986 June 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1986 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1987 August 21.

Archives.

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Philip D. Thompson papers, 1944-1994.

Archives.

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar papers, 1928-1995.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

The Princeton years and beyond, 1930-1940: Invited paper for the March 1992 meeting of the American Physical Society, 1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Twenty-four minutes to checkmate, [unpublished manuscript] 1953-1957.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS 67410, USA

Published Resources

Author

John von Neumann collected works. General editor, A. H. Taub.

Mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. Translated from the German ed. by Robert T. Beyer.

The computer and the brain.

Theory of games and economic behavior / by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern.

Subject

"Cybernetics, Information, Life: The Emergence of Scriptural Representations of Heredity," Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology 5 (1997): 23-91

"Divergences in the History of Mathematics: Borel, von Neumann, and the Genesis of Game Theory," Rivista di Storia della Scienza 3 (1995): 1-45

"Economics and Thermodynamics: Von Neumann's Problematic Conjecture," in Rational Interaction: Essays in Honor of John C. Harsanyi, ed. Reinhard Selten (Berlin: Springer: 1992)

"George David Birkhoff and John von Neumann: A Question of Priority and the Ergodic Theorems, 1931-1932," Historia Mathematica 29 (2002): 138-156

"Gregory Bateson and the Mathematicians: From Interdisciplinary Interaction to Societal Functions," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 13 (1977): 141-159

"History and Epistemology of Models: Meteorology (1946-1963) as a Case Study," Archive for History of Exact Sciences 55 (2001): 395-422

"John von Neumann and Klaus Fuchs: An Unlikely Collaboration," Physics in Perspective 12 (2010): 36-50

"John von Neumann and Scientific Method," Journal of the History of Ideas 68 (2007): 501-527

"John von Neumann and the National Accounting Machine," SIAM Review 16 (1974): 525-530

"John von Neumann, 1903-1957," Annals of the History of Computing 4 (1982): 157-181

"John von Neumann: 1903-1957", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

"John von Neumann: The Founding Father of Artificial Life," Arificial Life 4 (1998): 229-235

"John von Neumann's Conception of the Minimax Theorem: A Journey through Different Mathematical Contexts," Archive for History of Exact Sciences 56 (2001): 39-68

"John von Neumann's 'Impossibility Proof' in a Historical Perspective," Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza 32 (1995): 109-124

"John von Neumann's Influence on Electronic Digital Computing, 1944-1946," Annals of the History of Computing 2 (1980): 349-362

"New Insights into the Collaboration between John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern on the 'Theory of Games and Economic Behavior'," in Toward a History of Game Theory, ed. E. Roy Weintraub (Durham: Duke University Press: 1992)

"On the Validity of Von Neumann's Theorem," in Issues and Images in the Philosophy of Science, ed. Dimitri Ginev and Robert S. Cohen (Dordrecht: Kluwer: 1997), 47-62

"Rhetoric, Ideology, and Desire in von Neumann's 'Gründlagen'," in Science, Reason, and Rhetoric, ed. Henry Krips, et al. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1995), 279-293

"That von Neumann Did Not Believe in a Physical Collapse," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (2004): 121-135

"The Computer and the Brain: An International Symposium in Commemoration of John von Neumann (1903-1957)," Annals of the History of Computing 11 (1989): 159-201

"The Computer as Von Neumann Planned It," Annals of the History of Computing 15 (1993): 11-21

"The Context of Discovery and the Context of Validation: The Proposals of Von Neumann and Wiener in the Development of 20th-Century Physics," Rivista di Storia della Scienza 2 (1985): 99-122

"The Early Axiomatizations of Quantum Mechanics: Jordan, von Neumann, and the Continuation of Hilbert's Program," Archive for History of Exact Sciences 54 (2000): 279-318

"The Mathematical Reception of the Modern Computer: John von Neumann and the Institute for Advanced Study Computer," in Studies in the History of Mathematics, ed. Esther R. Phillips (Washington, DC: Mathematical Institute of America: 1987), 166-194

"The Origins of Quasi-Concavity: A Development between Mathematics and Economics," Historica Mathematica 31 (2004): 62-75

"The Role of John von Neumann in the Computer Field," in Springs of Scientific Creativity: Essays on Founders of Modern Science, ed. Rutherford Aris (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press: 1983), 308-327

"The Stored-Program Computer: Two Conceptions," Social Studies of Science 29 (1999): 359-389

"The Transformation of Numerical Analysis by the Computer: An Example from the Work of John von Neumann," in History of Modern Mathematics, Vol. 2, ed. David E. Rowe and John McCleary (Boston: Academic Press: 1989), 307-322

"The von Neumann Entropy: A Reply to Shenker," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (2003): 291-296

"Turing Naturalized: Von Neumann's Unfinished Project," in Universal Turing Machine: A Half-Century Survey, ed. Rolf Herken (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press: 1988), 539-559

"Un Caso Storico Irrisolto: Le Critiche di Popper alla Logica Quantistica di Birkhoff e Von Neumann," Historia Mathematica 29 (2002): 138-156

"Von Neumann : La Matematica per il Dominio della Realtà," Grandi della Scienza 5 (2002): 4-95

"Von Neumann's Methodology of Science: From Incompleteness Theorems to Later Foundational Reflections," Perspective on Science 18 (2010): 480-499

"What Does a Proof Do If It Does Not Prove? A Study of the Social Conditions and Metaphysical Divisions Leading to David Bohm and John von Neumann Failing to Communicate in Quantum Physics," in Social Production of Scientific Knowledge, ed. Everett Mendelsohn (Dordrecht: Reidel: 1977), 171-216

"What Were von Neumann and Morgenstern Trying to Accomplish?," in Toward a History of Game Theory, ed. E. Roy Weintraub (Durham: Duke University Press: 1992)

"Why John von Neumann Did Not Like the Hilbert Space Formalism of Quantum Mechanics (and What He Liked Instead)," Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 27 (1996): 493-510

John von Neumann / Norman Macrae.

John von Neumann and Modern Economics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989)

John Von Neumann and Norbert Wiener : from mathematics to the technologies of life and death / Steve J. Heims.

John von Neumann and the foundations of quantum physics / edited by Miklós Rédei, Michael Stöltzner.

John von Neumann and the origins of modern computing / William Aspray.

John von Neumann as seen by his brother / by Nicholas A. Vonneuman.

John von Neumann Physics Today obituary.

John von Neumann, 1903-1957 / edited by J.C. Oxtoby, B.J. Pettis, G.B. Price.

László Rátz and John von Neumann: A Gifted Teacher and His Brilliant Pupil (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2003)

Leben und Werk von John von Neumann: Ein Zusammenfassender Uberblick (Mannheim : Bibliographisches Institut, 1983)

Prisoner's Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb (New York: Doubleday, 1992)

The Legacy of John von Neumann (Providence: American Mathematical Society, 1990)

The Martians of Science : five physicists who changed the twentieth century / István Hargittai.

Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe / George Dyson.

Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory: From Chess to Social Science, 1900-1960 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010)