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28: Ananyo Bhattacharya - John von Neumann, Jewish Genius, and Nuclear War

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Ananyo Bhattacharya is the author of The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann. He is a science writer who has worked at the Economist and Nature. Before journalism, he was a medical researcher at the Burnham Institute in San Diego, California. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in protein crystallography from Imperial College London.

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Timestamps:

(0:00:30) - John Von Neumann - The Man From The Future

(0:02:29) - The Forgotten Father of Game Theory

(0:16:04) - The last representative of the great mathematicians

(0:19:45) - Did John Von Neumann have a Miracle year?

(0:26:31) - The fundamental theorem of John von Neumann’s game theory

(0:29:34) - The strong supporter of "Preventive War”

(0:50:51) - We can't all be superhuman