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The Lost Café

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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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On doit des égards aux vivants; on ne doit aux morts que la vérité.

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  1. Stefan Banach, Théorie des opérations linéaires, Subwencji funduszu Kultury naradoweg, Warszawa, 1932.

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  2. John Oxtoby, Stanislaw Ulam, Measure-preserving Homeomorphisms and Metrical Transitivity, Annals of Mathematics, vol. XLII, 874-920.

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  3. Charles J. Everett, Stanislaw Ulam, Projective Algebra I, American Journal of Mathematics, vol. LXVIII, 1946, 77–88.

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Rota, GC. (1997). The Lost Café. In: Palombi, F. (eds) Indiscrete Thoughts. Modern Birkhäuser Classics. Birkhäuser, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-4781-0_6

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