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Fermi, Pasta, Ulam and a mysterious lady

Thierry Dauxois


It is reported that the numerical simulations of the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem were performed by a young lady, Mary Tsingou. After 50 years of omission, it is time for a proper recognition of her decisive contribution to the first ever numerical experiment, central in the solitons and chaos theories, but also one of the very first out-of-equilibrium statistical mechanics study. Let us quote from now on the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou problem.
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ensl-00202296 , version 1 (09-01-2008)



Thierry Dauxois. Fermi, Pasta, Ulam and a mysterious lady. Physics today, 2008, 61, 1, pp.55-57. ⟨10.1063/1.2835154⟩. ⟨ensl-00202296⟩
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