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Sierpinski, Wacław

[serpinskee]

(1882--1969)

Mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland. He studied at Warsaw University, where he became professor of mathematics (1919--60). The leader of the Polish school of set theorists and topologists, he was a prolific author, publishing more than 700 research papers on set theory, topology, number theory, and logic, and several books. In 1919 he founded the still-important journal Fundamenta mathematicae to publish work in these areas.


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