Marina Whitman’s father, John von Neumann, the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century, was a key figure in the Manhattan Project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment. He was one of five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed "the Martians" by their colleagues.
In her memoir The Martian’s Daughter, Whitman, who was the first woman to serve on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, explores how her struggle to emerge from the shadow of a larger-than-life parent shaped her life and work.
Join us in the Hatcher Library Gallery for a reading and discussion with Whitman, U-M Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy. Reception to follow. Book sale and signing available, courtesy of Nicola's Books.
This event is co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, the Center for the Education of Women, and the University of Michigan Press.