## 1 John von Neumann

**Famous As:**Mathematician

**Birthdate:**December 28, 1903

**Sun Sign:**Capricorn

**Nationality:**Hungarian, American

**Died:**February 8, 1957

**U.S. Atomic Energy Commission**.

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Hungarian-American scientist John von Neumann contributed to the development of game theory and the concept of self-replication. His work covered vast areas including math, economics, physics, and computer science. His research on nuclear physics led him to be part of the advisory committee of the **U.S. Atomic Energy Commission**.

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Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős spent most of his childhood at home, due to his mother’s overprotectiveness after his sisters died of scarlet fever. Known for his eccentricity, he used his own vocabulary. His contributions include the *Ramsey theory*, and he skipped many university job offers to continue working independently.

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Dennis Gabor was a Hungarian-British physicist and electrical engineer best remembered for inventing holography. His invention earned him the prestigious *Nobel Prize in Physics* in 1971. Gabor won several awards during his lifetime. After his demise, many awards are given in his honor. The *Dennis Gabor Award *and *Gabor Medal* are some of the awards that are named after him.

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