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Paul R. Stein,
an American physicist and mathematician, and staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1950, working on problems that range from mathematical biology to nonlinear transformations and experimental number theory [1]. In the late 1950s, along with Mary Menzel and Stanislaw Ulam, Paul Stein performed one of the earliest digital simulations of discrete dynamics in two-dimensions [2]. In their work they created a robot mathematician to scan the results of simulations for chaotic attractors [3].

Paul Stein was member of a group of H-bomb researchers around Stanislaw Ulam, Mark Wells and John Pasta et al., who wrote the chess-playing program [4] [5] for the MANIAC I in 1956. It played Los Alamos chess on a 6×6 board without bishops.
Paul Stein [6]

Photos

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Los Alamos scientists Paul Stein (left) and Nick Metropolis playing chess with the MANIAC computer [7] [8]

Selected Publications

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References

  1. ^ Paul Stein (1987). Iteration of Maps, Strange Attractors, and Number Theory - An Ulamian Potpourri. in Stanislaw Ulam 1909-1984. Los Alamos Science, No. 15, pdf
  2. ^ Mary Tsingou-Menzel, Paul Stein, Stanislaw Ulam (1959). Quadratic Transformations: Part I. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-2305
  3. ^ Ralph Abraham (2011). Image Entropy for Discrete Dynamical Systems. pdf
  4. ^ Paul Stein, Stanislaw Ulam (1957). Experiments in chess on electronic computing machines. Chess Review, 13 January 1957.
  5. ^ James Kister, Paul Stein, Stanislaw Ulam, William Walden, Mark Wells (1957). Experiments in Chess. Journal of the ACM, Vol. 4, No. 2
  6. ^ Image from Paul Stein (1987). Iteration of Maps, Strange Attractors, and Number Theory - An Ulamian Potpourri. in Stanislaw Ulam 1909-1984. Los Alamos Science, No. 15, pdf
  7. ^ Los Alamos scientisits Paul Stern (left) and Nick Metropolis playing chess with the MANIAC computer, 1956, Courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory, hosted by The Computer History Museum
  8. ^ see also Herbert L. Anderson (1986). Metropolis, Monte Carlo, and the MANIAC. Los Alamos Science, pdf
  9. ^ dblp: Paul R. Stein

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