Hungarian born AmericanMathematician who made important contributions in quantum physics, logic, meteorology and computer science. 1903-1957 Popularity:

“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.”

“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”

“The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.”