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Warsaw University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Warsaw, Poland

Founding Date:
19-Nov-1816

Enrollment:
60,000

Official Website:
http://www.uw.edu.pl/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Menachem Begin
Head of State
16-Aug-1913 9-Mar-1992 Prime Minister of Israel, 1977-82
David Ben-Gurion
Head of State
16-Oct-1886 1-Dec-1973 First Prime Minister of Israel
Samuel Eilenberg
Mathematician
30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 Category theory
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
Lech Kaczynski
Head of State
18-Jun-1949 10-Apr-2010 President of Poland, 2005-10
Paul Kletzki
Conductor
21-Mar-1900 5-Mar-1973 Director, Bern Symphony, 1964-67
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Adam Michnik
Activist
17-Oct-1946   Gazeta Wyborcza
Bohdan Paczynski
Astronomer
8-Feb-1940 19-Apr-2007 Gravitational microlensing
Joseph Rotblat
Physicist
4-Nov-1908 31-Aug-2005 Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist
Yitzhak Shamir
Head of State
15-Oct-1915 30-Jun-2012 Twice Israeli Prime Minister
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Author
5-May-1846 15-Nov-1916 Quo Vadis?
Waclaw Sierpinski
Mathematician
14-Mar-1882 21-Oct-1969 Sierpinski's gasket
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
Wilfrid Voynich
Activist
31-Oct-1865 19-Mar-1930 Voynich manuscript
Krzysztof Zanussi
Film Director
17-Jun-1939   A Year of the Quiet Sun

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Jan Lukasiewicz
Mathematician
21-Dec-1878 13-Feb-1956 Invented Reverse Polish Notation
Waclaw Sierpinski
Mathematician
14-Mar-1882 21-Oct-1969 Sierpinski's gasket
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
Georgy Voronoy
Mathematician
28-Apr-1868 20-Nov-1908 Voronoi diagram


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