Hugo Steinhaus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hugo Steinhaus

Polish mathematician

Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1887

Place of Birth: Jasło, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 25-Feb-1972

Profession: mathematician

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Hugo Steinhaus

  • Wladyslaw Hugo Dionizy Steinhaus (January 14, 1887 – February 25, 1972) was a Jewish-Polish mathematician and educator.
  • Steinhaus obtained his PhD under David Hilbert at Göttingen University in 1911 and later became a professor at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine), where he helped establish what later became known as the Lwów School of Mathematics.
  • He is credited with "discovering" mathematician Stefan Banach, with whom he gave a notable contribution to functional analysis through the Banach–Steinhaus theorem.
  • After World War II Steinhaus played an important part in the establishment of the mathematics department at Wroclaw University and in the revival of Polish mathematics from the destruction of the war. Author of around 170 scientific articles and books, Steinhaus has left his legacy and contribution in many branches of mathematics, such as functional analysis, geometry, mathematical logic, and trigonometry.
  • Notably he is regarded as one of the early founders of game theory and probability theory which led to later development of more comprehensive approaches by other scholars.

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