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Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński. 1882-1969. Brief History of His Life. Polish mathematician. Enrolled at University of Warsaw in 1899, in the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Received his doctorate and appointed to the University of Lwow in 1908.

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Brief History of His Life

  • Polish mathematician.

  • Enrolled at University of Warsaw in 1899, in the Department of Mathematics and Physics.

  • Received his doctorate and appointed to the University of Lwow in 1908.

  • In 1928 he became vice-chairman of the Warsaw Scientific Society, and elected chairman of the Polish Mathematical Society.

  • Spent most of his time in Poland as a professor at the University of Warsaw.


Mathematical Contributions

-Outstanding contributions to set theory, number theory, theory of functions and topology.

-724 papers and 50 books

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Societies Elected to

Geographic Society of Lima (1931)

Royal Scientific Society of Liege (1934)

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1936)

National Academy of Lima (1939)

Royal Society of Sciences of Naples (1939)

Accademia dei Lincei of Rome (1947)

Germany Academy of Sciences (1950)

United States National Academy of Sciences (1959)

Paris Academy (1960)

Royal Dutch Academy (1961)

Academy of Science of Brussels (1961)

London Mathematical Society (1964)

Romanian Academy (1965)

Papal Academy of Sciences (1967).


Honorary Degrees

Lwów (1929)

St. Marks of Lima (1930)

Amsterdam (1931)

Tarta (1931)

Sofia (1939)

Prague (1947)

Wrocław (1947)

Lucknow (1949)

Moscow (1967)


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