The Man from the Future Book Launch

Date(s) - April 20, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John von Neumann was one of the most influential scientists who ever lived. He is also possibly the most overlooked. The Historical Society of Princeton and the Institute for Advanced Study are pleased to host a virtual book launch for The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann

In a 30-minute talk, author Ananyo Bhattacharya will gallop through some of von Neumann’s incredible mathematical ideas, demonstrating why his legacy is omnipresent in our lives today. He will be introduced by Marina von Neumann Whitman, who will share personal insights on her father and the new biography.

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar. 

The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann is available to purchase online and at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.


Ananyo Bhattacharya is a science writer who has worked at the Economist and Nature. Before journalism, he was a medical researcher at the Burnham Institute in San Diego, California. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in protein crystallography from Imperial College London. He is based in London.



Marina von Neumann Whitman was elected to the IAS Board of Trustees in 1999, and is now Trustee Emerita. Daughter of the late IAS Professor John von Neumann, Dr. Whitman is retired as Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.