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Number of references:412Last update:November 17, 2007
Number of online publications:140Supported:Unknown
Most recent reference:March 2005 Info:Version 1.04"m

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Author:
Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe at math . utah . edu, beebe at acm . org, beebe at computer . org> (email mangled to prevent spamming)
University of Utah
Department of Mathematics, 110 LCB
155 S 1400 E RM 233
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090
USA
Abstract:
This is a COMPLETE bibliography of publications of John von Neumann (1903–1957). The companion LaTeX file von-neumann-john.ltx can be used to typeset this bibliography.
Keywords:
BibTeX; bibliography; von Neumann
Author Comments:
This bibliography includes publications that refer directly to him (e.g., books with reprints of von Neumann's papers, or about von Neumann's life and works), but excludes the great many publications with only indirect references (e.g., von Neumann computer architecture).
At version 1.05, the year coverage looked like this:
1922 ( 1) 1950 ( 7) 1978 ( 1) 1923 ( 1) 1951 ( 9) 1979 ( 2) 1924 ( 0) 1952 ( 3) 1980 ( 9) 1925 ( 2) 1953 ( 9) 1981 ( 4) 1926 ( 2) 1954 ( 5) 1982 ( 4) 1927 ( 6) 1955 ( 11) 1983 ( 2) 1928 ( 12) 1956 ( 3) 1984 ( 2) 1929 ( 11) 1957 ( 5) 1985 ( 1) 1930 ( 1) 1958 ( 4) 1986 ( 3) 1931 ( 5) 1959 ( 5) 1987 ( 9) 1932 ( 10) 1960 ( 5) 1988 ( 8) 1933 ( 1) 1961 ( 7) 1989 ( 13) 1934 ( 7) 1962 ( 3) 1990 ( 4) 1935 ( 12) 1963 ( 8) 1991 ( 6) 1936 ( 10) 1964 ( 2) 1992 ( 4) 1937 ( 10) 1965 ( 1) 1993 ( 5) 1938 ( 1) 1966 ( 3) 1994 ( 3) 1939 ( 2) 1967 ( 5) 1995 ( 5) 1940 ( 6) 1968 ( 1) 1996 ( 8) 1941 ( 8) 1969 ( 0) 1997 ( 5) 1942 ( 6) 1970 ( 4) 1998 ( 2) 1943 ( 6) 1971 ( 4) 1999 ( 5) 1944 ( 7) 1972 ( 4) 2000 ( 4) 1945 ( 7) 1973 ( 1) 2001 ( 5) 1946 ( 7) 1974 ( 2) 2002 ( 0) 1947 ( 17) 1975 ( 0) 2003 ( 3) 1948 ( 9) 1976 ( 2) 2004 ( 4) 1949 ( 5) 1977 ( 0) 2005 ( 4) 19xx ( 2)
Article: 204 Book: 96 InCollection: 24 InProceedings: 8 Manual: 2 MastersThesis: 1 Misc: 5 Periodical: 2 PhdThesis: 3 Proceedings: 12 TechReport: 27 Unpublished: 28
Total entries: 412
Von Neumann's work was broad and influential, with published work on aerodynamics, astrophysics, ballistics, cellular automata, computing, economics, the human mind, hydrodynamics (flow and turbulence), mathematics (arithmetic, error analysis, foundations, eigenvalues, floating-point and fixed-point arithmetic, Fourier analysis, functional analysis, games, geometry, group theory, Hilbert space, logic, number theory, numerical analysis, operator theory, probability, random numbers, ring theory, rounding errors, set theory, topology), metallurgy, meteorology, physics (classical mechanics, gravitation, neutron diffusion, quantum theory, and relativity), shock waves, the social impact of science and technology, statistics, and thermodynamics.
Although most of von Neumann's work was published with him as the sole author, he also had some famous co-authors, including David Hilbert (1862–1943), Hans Bethe (1906–2005) (Nobel Prize in Physics 1967), Subramanyan Chandrasekhar (1901–1996) (Nobel Prize in Physics 1983), Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) (Nobel Prize in Physics 1938), Alan Turing (father of the computer) (1912–1954), Eugene Wigner (1902–1995) (Nobel Prize in Physics 1963) and even one infamous co-author, Klaus Fuchs (1911–1988) (the German/British physicist at Los Alamos who spied for the Russians).
Von Neumann wrote lengthy papers, in four languages (English, French, German, and Hungarian) and published in a wide variety of journals. For the non-book entries in this bibliography where he is listed as an author, there are 61 different journals, and 141 entries totalling at least 3195 pages (a few page counts are still uncertain), for an average of 22.7 pages/article. By contrast, 14,631 entries from 1962–2003 for the Journal of Mathematical Physics, with similarly complex mathematical material, average 9.8 pages/article. The average for 16 SIAM journals with 21,844 entries is 16.8 pages/article. For Mathematics of Computation (1943–2005), there are 4877 articles with an average of 12.9 pages/article. For the American Mathematical Monthly (1894–1997), there are 43,341 entries with an average of 2.6 pages/article. The bibliographies for Numerische Mathematik (1959–2005) have 3310 entries with an average of 16.8 pages/article. Those for the IMA Journals of Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (1981–2004) have 1601 entries with an average of 17.4 pages/article. Finally, the bibliography for ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (1975–2005) has 1138 entries with about 12.7 pages/article.
Von Neumann was first known as Janós in Hungary, then Johann in Germany, and finally John (or Johnny to his friends, and the source of name of the JOHNNIAC (JOHn Neumann Integrator and Automatic Computer) (1953)). From Roman Murawski's paper ``John von Neumann and Hilbert's School of Foundations of Mathematics'', available at
http://www.calculemus.org/studies04/murawski.pdf
``Being formally a student of the University of Budapest (in fact he appeared there only to pass exams) he was spending his time in Germany and in Switzerland studying there physics and chemistry as well as visiting Hilbert in Goettingen (to discuss with him mathematics). After graduating in chemistry in ETH in Zurich (1925) and receiving the doctorate in Budapest (1926) (his doctoral dissertation was devoted to the axiomatization of set theory...), he became Privatdozent at the University in Berlin (1927–1929), and next in Hamburg (1929–1930). In 1930 he left Germany and went to the USA.''
Data for this bibliography have been collected from the University of Utah Mathematics Department bibliography archives, the TeX User Group bibliography archives, the Karlsruhe Computer Science bibliography archives, from the European Mathematical Society Zentralblatt fuer Mathematik database, from the American Mathematical Society MathSciNet database, from the publication list in \cite[pp. 603–609]Aspray:1987:PJN, from the online bibliography at
http://www.info.omikk.bme.hu/tudomany/neumann/javnbibl.htm
and from several online library catalogs, including those of the British Library, the Karlsruhe Virtual Library catalog, the Oxford University Library, and the US Library of Congress.
This file is available as part of the BibNet Project. The master copy is available for public access on ftp.math.utah.edu in the directory tree /pub/bibnet/authors. It is mirrored to netlib.bell-labs.com in the directory tree /netlib/bibnet/authors, from which it is available via anonymous ftp and the Netlib service.

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