Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: John R. Pasta
Born: 1918 in New York City, USA
Death: 1984 (Age: 66)
- American computer scientist, mathematician and computational physicist.
- Known for co-originating the Fermi–Pasta–Ulam experiment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Helped construct the MANIAC I (an early computer that specialized in calculations around weapons design).
- Former head of the department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- The Role of the University in the Computer Age (1969).
Honors and awards
- Awarded the Bronze Star and the Belgian Fourragere.