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Edited by Emilia Jakimowicz; Adam Miranowicz
A publication of Gdańsk University Press
This meticulously researched and detailed account of the life of the
Polish mathematician Stefan Banach presents previously unknown facts that shed
new light on his accomplishments and chronicles the many dramatic events of his
A self-taught prodigy and one of the great scientists of the twentieth century, Banach established modern functional analysis, an entirely new branch of mathematics with important applications. He also helped to develop the theory of topological vector spaces. Such notions as Banach space, Banach algebra, Banach manifold, Banach measure, Banach integral, Banach limit, and Banach bundle are widely used in today's mathematics.
The authors interviewed Banach's living family members, former students and acquaintances, unearthed old documents and records, and collected previously unpublished letters and photographs to compile this biography. They also added a concise overview of his pioneering work. Their research was motivated by a desire to provide an accurate and authoritative account of the life and achievements of one of Poland's most famous and celebrated mathematicians.
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Readers interested in the history of Stefan Banach.
[I]t makes available to English readers the contents of a variety of widely scattered documents written originally in Polish, and reproduces, in many cases for the first time, a large number of photographs of Banach, his contemporaries, and the environs in which they lived and worked.
-- John W. Dawson, Jr., Mathematical Reviews