Hugo Steinhaus

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Wladyslaw Hugo Dyonizy Steinhaus (January 14, 1887 - February 25, 1972) was a Polish mathematician, educator, and humanist.

Steinhaus was professor of Lwów (1920-1941) and Wrocław (1945-1961) Universities and then University of Notre Dame (Indiana) (USA, 1961-1962), University of Sussex (1966), member of PAU (Polish Academy of Abilities) (since 1945) and PAN (Polish Academy of Science) (since 1952), and many international science societies and science academies.

He was cofounder of the so called Lwów School of Mathematics and author of many works (over 170) in the fields of mathematical analysis, probability theory and statistics.

He defined mathematics as a science of non-existent things.

Main works

  • Czym jest, a czym nie jest matematyka (What Mathematics is and what it is not) (1923)
  • Theorie der Orthogonalreihen (1935) (with Stefan Kaczmarz)
  • Kalejdoskop matematyczny (Mathematical Kaleidoscope) (1938)
  • Mathematical Snapshots (1939)
  • Sto zadań (One hundred problems) (1958)
  • One hundred Problems In Elementary Mathematics (1964)
  • Orzeł czy reszka (Heads or tails) (1961)
  • Słownik racjonalny (Rational Dictionary) (1980)

With Stefan Banach, he founded the magazines Studia Mathematica (1929) and by himself Zastosowania matematyki (The Applications of Mathematics) (1953).

See also

External link

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