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Famous Mathematicians from Poland

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List of notable or famous mathematicians from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Poland and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Poland is included when available.

List ranges from Benoit Mandelbrot to Nicolaus Copernicus and more.

This historic mathematicians from Poland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Polish mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Poland?" These prominent mathematicians of Poland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Polish mathematicians.

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    Antoni Zygmund (December 25, 1900 – May 30, 1992) was a Polish mathematician. His main area of interest was harmonic analysis, and he is considered one of the greatest analysts of the 20th century. Zygmund was responsible for creating the Chicago school of mathematical analysis together with his doctoral student Alberto Calderón, for which he was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1986....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1900-1992)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
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    Antoni Łomnicki

    Antoni Marian Łomnicki (17 January 1881 – 4 July 1941) was a Polish mathematician. Antoni was educated at Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów and the University of Göttingen. In 1920 he became professor of the Lwów University of Technology. In 1938 he became a member of the Warsaw Scientific Society (TNW). He was murdered by the Germans during the Second World War on the Wzgórza Wuleckie in Lwów in the Massacre of Lwów professors. In December 1944 Stefan Banach wrote the following tribute to Łomnicki: A native of Lwów, he worked for over twenty years as a mathematics professor at the Lwów University of Technology. He prepared hundreds of engineers for their profession. I was his assistant. He...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1881-1941)
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Benoit B.  Mandelbrot  (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician and polymath with broad interests in the practical sciences, especially regarding what he labeled as "the art of roughness" of physical phenomena and "the uncontrolled element in life". He referred to himself as a "fractalist" and is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word "fractal", as well as developing a theory of "roughness and self-similarity" in nature.In 1936, while he was a child, Mandelbrot's family emigrated to France from Warsaw, Poland. After World War II ended, Mandelbrot studied mathematics, graduating from...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1924-2010)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
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    Czesław Ryll-Nardzewski

    Czesław Ryll-Nardzewski (Polish: [ˈt͡ʂɛswav ˈrɨl narˈd͡zɛfskʲi]; 7 October 1926 – 18 September 2015) was a Polish mathematician. Born in Wilno, Second Polish Republic (now Vilnius, Lithuania), he was a student of Hugo Steinhaus. At the age of 26 he became professor at the Warsaw University. In 1959, he became a professor at the Wrocław University of Technology. The advisor of many PhD. His main research areas are measure theory, functional analysis, foundations of mathematics and probability theory. Several theorems bear his name: the Ryll-Nardzewski fixed point theorem, the Ryll-Nardzewski theorem in model theory, and the Kuratowski and Ryll-Nardzewski measurable selection theorem. He...  more
    • Age: 95
    • Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania