John von Neumann (C/N)

John von Neumann (December 28th, 1903 – February 8th, 1957) was an Austrian-Hungarian and later American mathematician, physicist, polymath and inventor, known for making contributions in over fifteen fields, including economics and computing, and was a key figure in the concepts of the digital computer, cellular automata and the universal constructor.

While observing the sick Stegosaurus, Dr. Ian Malcolm states to Donald Gennaro that computers were built during the late 1940’s because mathematicians such as John von Neumann thought that having a computer would give you the ability to predict the weather.