# John von Neumann's Death

Born (Birthday) December 28, 1903

Death Date February 8, 1957

Age of Death 53 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Profession Mathematician

The mathematician John von Neumann died at the age of 53. Here is all you want to know and more!

## Biography - A Short Wiki

Mathematician and polymath specialist. He contributed to such fields as physics, computer science, economics, and statistics.

He acquired his Ph.D. in mathematics at Pázmány Péter University.

He developed the steps for the nuclear physics of the hydrogen bomb as a prominent member of the Manhattan Project.

## Personal Life

He married Klara Dan in 1938.

He won the 1956 Enrico Fermi Award.

## How did John von Neumann die?

A year later, he was diagnosed with cancer. He died at the age of 53 on February 8, 1957. Described as the scientific genius who pioneered the modern computer, game theory, nuclear deterrence, and more, John von Neumann illuminated the fields of pure and applied mathematics, computer science, physics, and economics.

## Quotes

""It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years."

John von Neumann

""Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin."

John von Neumann

""There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about."

John von Neumann