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#211 - John von Neumann Typed Letter Signed Estimate: $1,500+

Von Neumann hopes to honor Hadamard

Mathematician (1903-1957) who made contributions to nearly every technical field and made major strides in game theory, nuclear physics, and computer science. In the realm of computing, von Neumann is considered as important as Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing. Extremely rare TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, United States Atomic Energy Commission letterhead, January 30, 1956. Letter to Henri Corbiere, in full: "I am very sorry that I will not be able to answer your whole world inquiry at this time, entitled 'Homage to French Mathematician Jacques Hadamard, for its 90th Birthday.' I have been hospitalized for several weeks, and I expect it will be several more weeks before I can get back to my office. If I get back to my office in time, I will be very happy to participate in the homage." In fine condition. An interesting letter connecting two of the great mathematicians of the 20th century, which stands as a supremely rare piece from one of the foremost thinkers of the atomic age.

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