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Waclaw Sierpinski

Waclaw SierpinskiAKA Waclaw Franciszek Sierpinski

Born: 14-Mar-1882
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 21-Oct-1969
Location of death: Warsaw, Poland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician

Nationality: Poland
Executive summary: Sierpinski's gasket

Interest in set theory, number theory, and topology. Prolific writer, with over 700 papers and 50 books to his credit. The famous Sierpinski Gasket constitutes an early awareness of fractal geometry. Sierpinski has been described as "the greatest and most productive of Polish mathematicians."

Father: (physician)

    University: University of Warsaw (1904)
    University: Jagiellonian University
    Professor: University of Lvov (1908-14)
    Professor: University of Warsaw (1918-60)

    Accademia dei Lincei 1947
    London Mathematical Society 1964

Author of books:
The Theory of Irrational Numbers (1910)
Outline of Set Theory (1912)
The Theory of Numbers (1912)
Elementary Theory of Numbers (1946)
General Topology (1952)
Cardinal and Ordinary Numbers (1958)


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