The story was that John von Neumann was asked about the following problem :

- 2 bikes are headed toward each other at the same speed 60 km/h, they are separated each other by 2 kilometers. 239 more words

The story was that John von Neumann was asked about the following problem :

- 2 bikes are headed toward each other at the same speed 60 km/h, they are separated each other by 2 kilometers. 239 more words

It was the anniversary of John von Neumann’s death last Sunday. If I had an intellectual hero it would be von Neumann; he basically was an expert in… 1,135 more words

I remember pouring over the first few pages of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson and thinking how science would become so interesting to study if we added the real stories behind discoveries, inventions, discoverers and inventors. 63 more words

Suppose you want a fair coin, one that yields heads and tails with equal probability, but only have a bizarre coin that yields a side more often than the other. 400 more words

On Tuesday 2 December, the Times ran an op-ed by me you can see HERE. It got cut slightly for space. Below is the original version that makes a few other points. 1,592 more words

**Ans. **The idea of ‘stored program computer’ in which data and instructions are stored in ROM, memory contents are addressable and execution tales place in a sequential fashion was proposed by Von Neumann. 24 more words

The two previous blogs in this series were:

Part I HERE.

Part II HERE.

All page references unless otherwise stated are to my essay, … 4,035 more words