- Hugo Steinhaus
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Jasło(today in Poland), Austria-Hungary
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Mathematicianand mathematics populariser
Lwów University Wrocław University University of Notre Dame University of Sussex
Lwów University Göttingen University
Stefan Banach Mark Kac Juliusz Schauder Stanisław Trybula Władysław Orlicz
Banach-Steinhaus theorem One-seventh area triangle
Władysław Hugo Dionizy Steinhaus (
January 14, 1887– February 25, 1972) was a Polish mathematicianand educator.
Steinhaus was born in
Jasło, Austria-Hungary(now in Poland) to a Jewishfamily, and received his Ph.D. from Göttingen University.He was a professor at the Universities of Lwów (1920–41) and Wrocław (1945–61), the University of Notre Dame( Indiana, USA, 1961–62), and the University of Sussex(1966), and a corresponding member of "PAU" (the Polish Academy of Learning) from 1945 and "PAN" (the Polish Academy of Sciences) from 1952, and of many international scientific societies and science academies.
He co-founded the
Lwów School of Mathematicsand authored over 170 works in mathematical analysis, probability theoryand statistics.
His doctoral thesis was completed under the supervision of
mathematicsas a "science of nonexistent things."
*"Czym jest, a czym nie jest matematyka" (What Mathematics Is, and What It Is Not, 1923).
*"Theorie der Orthogonalreihen" (with
Stefan Kaczmarz, 1935).
*"Kalejdoskop matematyczny" (A Mathematical Kaleidoscope, 1938).
*"Mathematical Snapshots" (1939).
*"Taksonomia wrocławska" (A Wroclaw Taxonomy; with others, 1951).
*"Sur la liaison et la division des points d'un ensemble fini" (with others, 1951).
*"Sto zadań" (A Hundred Problems, 1958).
*"One Hundred Problems In Elementary Mathematics" (1964).
*"Orzeł czy reszka" (Heads or Tails, 1961).
*"Słownik racjonalny" (A Rational Dictionary, 1980).
He founded "
Studia Mathematica" with Stefan Banach(1929), and "Zastosowania matematyki" (Applications of Mathematics, 1953).
Steinhaus polygon notation
Freiling's axiom of symmetry
Kazimierz Kuratowski, "A Half Century of Polish Mathematics: Remembrances and Reflections", Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1980, ISBN 0-08-023046-6, pp. 173–79 "et passim".
* Hugo Steinhaus, "Mathematical Snapshots", second edition, Oxford, 1951,
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