Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 243–245

Stanislaw Ulam: The warmth and brilliance of an eclectic mind

  • Leif H. Finkel
  • Gerald M. Edelman

DOI: 10.1007/BF00398164

Cite this article as:
Finkel, L.H. & Edelman, G.M. Lett Math Phys (1985) 10: 243. doi:10.1007/BF00398164


We discuss several of Stanislaw Ulam's contributions to theoretical biology, in particular, his ideas on morphogenesis and on higher functions of the nervous system.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leif H. Finkel
    • 1
  • Gerald M. Edelman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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