János Neumann was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician and polymath. 

The Tennessean News portal said, Von Neumann, who was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, on Dec. 28, 1903, was one of the 20th century’s brightest intellects, and his contributions affected much of modern science.

Our understanding is defined by the lens through which we examine things, and John von Neumann looked at problems through very high power magnification.

The Tennessean underlined, an example was his comment at the first national meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery: “If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.”

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