Hugo Steinhaus

Polish mathematician (1887–1972)

Władysław Hugo Dionizy Steinhaus /ˈhjɡ ˈstnˌhs/ (January 14, 1887 – February 25, 1972) was a Polish mathematician and educator. He was known for his Banach–Steinhaus theorem. After World War II Steinhaus played an important part in the creation of the mathematics department at Wrocław University. He is seen as one of the early founders of game theory and probability theory.

Hugo Steinhaus
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Hugo Steinhaus (1968)
Born
Władysław Hugo Dionizy Steinhaus

(1887-01-14)January 14, 1887
DiedFebruary 25, 1972(1972-02-25) (aged 85)
NationalityPolish
Alma materLemberg University
Göttingen University
Known forBanach–Steinhaus theorem, many others, see section below.
Scientific career
FieldsMathematician and mathematics populariser
InstitutionsJan Kazimierz University
University of Wrocław
University of Notre Dame
University of Sussex
Doctoral advisorDavid Hilbert
Doctoral studentsStefan Banach
Z. W. (Bill) Birnbaum
Mark Kac
Władysław Orlicz
Aleksander Rajchman
Juliusz Schauder
Stanisław Trybula

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