Waclaw Sierpinski AKA Waclaw Franciszek Sierpinski Born: 14Mar1882 Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland Died: 21Oct1969 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 (190814) Professor: University of Warsaw (191860)
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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