Prisoner's Dilemma - Chapter 2 John Von Neumann Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 John Von Neumann Summary and Analysis

John von Neumann descended from a family of Hungarian Jews in what was still a very anti-Semitic Hungary. John showed great intelligence even at an early age learning mathematics, Greek, and several other subjects very quickly. As a young man, von Neumann earned a Ph.D in mathematics in Hungary to them move to a teaching position in Germany with the great mathematician David Hilbert. Only in his mid-twenties, John was already respected as a great mathematician. At the age of twenty-six, von Neumann was invited to Princeton to teach a course on quantum theory. Before leaving, he married his girlfriend, Mariette Koevesi. Princeton was so impressed with him that they awarded him a teaching position, and later he accepted a position at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Von Neumann joined Einstein and Oppenheimer among...

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