The Lost Café

  • Gian-Carlo Rota
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)


One morning in 1946 in Los Angeles, Stanislaw Ulam, a newly appointed professor at the University of Southern California, awoke to find himself unable to speak. A few hours later he underwent dangerous surgery after the diagnosis of encephalitis. His skull was sawed open and his brain tissue was sprayed with antibiotics. After a short convalescence he managed to recover apparently unscathed.


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End Notes

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    Stefan Banach, Théorie des opérations linéaires, Subwencji funduszu Kultury naradoweg, Warszawa, 1932.Google Scholar
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    John Oxtoby, Stanislaw Ulam, Measure-preserving Homeomorphisms and Metrical Transitivity, Annals of Mathematics, vol. XLII, 874-920.Google Scholar
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    Charles J. Everett, Stanislaw Ulam, Projective Algebra I, American Journal of Mathematics, vol. LXVIII, 1946, 77–88.CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian-Carlo Rota
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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