# A report on Stanislaw Ulam and Kazimierz Kuratowski

Born into a wealthy Polish Jewish family, Ulam studied mathematics at the Lwów Polytechnic Institute, where he earned his PhD in 1933 under the supervision of Kazimierz Kuratowski and Włodzimierz Stożek.

- Stanislaw UlamWhile Kuratowski associated with many of the scholars of the Lwów School of Mathematics, such as Stefan Banach and Stanislaw Ulam, and the circle of mathematicians based around the Scottish Café he kept close connections with Warsaw.

- Kazimierz Kuratowski4 related topics with Alpha

## Lviv

2 linksLargest city in Western Ukraine, and the sixth-largest in Ukraine, with a population of Lviv is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine.

Largest city in Western Ukraine, and the sixth-largest in Ukraine, with a population of Lviv is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine.

The most well-known were the mathematicians Stefan Banach, Juliusz Schauder and Stanisław Ulam who were founders of the Lwów School of Mathematics turning Lviv in the 1930s into the "World Centre of Functional Analysis" and whose share in Lviv academia was substantial.

Stanisław Ulam who was later a participant in the Manhattan Project and the proposer of the Teller-Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, Stefan Banach one of the founders of functional analysis, Hugo Steinhaus, Karol Borsuk, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Mark Kac and many other notable mathematicians would gather there.

## Lwów School of Mathematics

1 linksGroup of Polish mathematicians who worked in the interwar period in Lwów, Poland (since 1945 Lviv, Ukraine).

Group of Polish mathematicians who worked in the interwar period in Lwów, Poland (since 1945 Lviv, Ukraine).

The biographies and contributions of these mathematicians were documented in 1980 by their contemporary Kazimierz Kuratowski in his book A Half Century of Polish Mathematics: Remembrances and Reflections.

Stanisław Ulam

## Lviv Polytechnic

1 linksLargest scientific university in Lviv.

Largest scientific university in Lviv.

Stanislaw Ulam (mathematician, member of the Manhattan Project, major contributor to hydrogen bomb construction)

Kazimierz Kuratowski

## Scottish Book

0 linksThick notebook used by mathematicians of the Lwów School of Mathematics in Poland for jotting down problems meant to be solved.

Thick notebook used by mathematicians of the Lwów School of Mathematics in Poland for jotting down problems meant to be solved.

Stanislaw Ulam recounts that the tables of the café had marble tops, so they could write in pencil, directly on the table, during their discussions.

Kazimierz Kuratowski (worked in the Underground Warsaw University)