Wolfram offers enlightening and entertaining new insights into people he's known personally (including "rock star" physicist Richard Feynman and Steve Jobs) and whose works continue to have profound impact decades, if not centuries, later.
Wolfram has had a unique path in science, technology and business. Widely known for his discoveries in basic science and his groundbreaking bestseller A New Kind of Science, he has spent three decades building what is now the Wolfram Language: the knowledge-based computer language that powers Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha.
Highlights of IDEA MAKERS also include:
- What Steve Jobs' early and ardent support of Mathematica (he was the one who pressed Wolfram to call it Mathematica) meant to its development, and how one of Jobs' financial failures, the NeXT computer, became an essential part of Wolfram's work for years.
- How a scientist views the lasting, brilliant achievements of Alan Turing, Srinivasa Ramanujan and Jobs, who've recently been the subjects of historians, biographers and filmmakers.
- Why John von Neumann merely came close to making a remarkable number of the 20th century's most important mathematics-related discoveries.
- On the lighter side: Wolfram's take on some of sci/tech's great urban myths.
The list of people profiled in IDEA MAKERS also includes (alphabetically) George Boole, Richard Crandall, Solomon Golomb, Gottfried Leibniz, Benoit Mandelbrot, Marvin Minsky, Bertrand Russell, Russell Towle, and Alfred Whitehead.
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SOURCE Wolfram Research