The First Power Couple of the Computer Age
Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
with guest and author Ananyo Bhattacharya
Monday, November 6 at 6:00 pm
John von Neumann is widely recognized not only as a mathematical genius, but as a seminal founder of the computer age. In contrast, the role of his wife Klara Dan von Neumann — the first person to write a modern computer program — remains woefully unappreciated. Join MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies and Ananyo Bhattacharya, author of the biography, The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann, for a fascinating discussion about the roles this remarkable couple played in catalyzing the development of the modern computer.
Ananyo will be available after the session to sign copies of his book, The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann, available for purchase through Additions, the shop at MoMath.