Ferni and Asimov recounted a myth among scientists that Martians have already settled on Earth, they just called themselves Hungarians. These Martians possessed tremendous brain power and spoke an impossible language.
They gave us digital computers, holography, microprocessors, BASIC and Excel among many other inventions.Click here for George Marx’s collection of the Martian myth retold by Ferni, Asimov and Crick.
John von Neumann
Polymath. Digital computers, Manhattan Project, game theory,
Holography, Nobel Prize in Physics (1971)
BASIC programming language, Manhattan Project, President of Dartmouth
INTEL CEO, semiconductor pioneer
Microsoft Executive in charge of the development of Excel, the MS Office Suite.
- Hungarian Scientists (Wikipedia)
- Martians With Slide Rules: 10 (Almost) Forgotten Hungarian Architects (in Hungarian or via the lacking Google Translate approximation in English)
- Martians With Color Pencils: 5 (Almost) Forgotten Hungarian Children’s Book Illustrators (in Hungarian or via the lacking Google Translate approximation in English)