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 John von Neumann Lectures will be held in Zurich annually to remember and honor his contributions to science. The inaugural 2020 lecture (economics) was given by Hervé Moulin, the 2021 lecture (computer science) by Constantinos Daskalakis, and the 2022 lecture (game theory) by Philipp Strack.