John von Neumann (Johnny) was one of the great minds of the past century whose work has continued to shape research and entire disciplines. He studied chemical engineering at ETH Zurich from 1923 to 1926. See The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann for an article about his life.
The inaugural John von Neumann Lecture is on game theory and economics, a discipline he pioneered during the 1930s and 1940s. It is held by Hervé Moulin, one of the great game theorists today. Sarah Springman will introduce the speaker.