Waclaw Sierpinski

1882 - 1969

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Sierpinski's most important work is in the area of set theory, point set topology and number theory. In set theory he made important contributions to the axiom of choice and to the continuum hypothesis.
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List of References (18 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Waclaw Sierpinski
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Speaker at International Congress1932
LMS Honorary Member1964
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  1. Acta Arithmetica (Obituary)
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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