Talk:Mark Kac

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Ukrainian?[edit]

I think he should not be in the category of Ukrainian mathematicians, he had nothing really to do with Ukraine, since he left Europe before the second world war. He was born in the Polish part of Russia which became part of the Polish Republic after the First World War.Pius (talk) 13:08, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I don't think it's appropriate to list him as Ukrainian, nor for that matter to list this article as a stub (it is more start-class). But since the article is protected, we need to go through channels to make such changes. Unless I see some significant dissent within a week or so, I'll make a protected-edit request to remove the Ukrainian claims from the article. —David Eppstein (talk) 21:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Never mind, I was about to make an editprotected request but then I realized that the article is only semi-protected, so I'll just go ahead and make the edits myself. —David Eppstein (talk) 19:00, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from , 17 October 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} The question quoted in the passage

His question, "Can you hear the shape of a drum?" set off research into spectral theory, with the idea of understanding the extent to which the spectrum allows one to read back the geometry. (In the end, the answer was "no", in general.)

differs from the one in Kac's paper, whose title asked "Can one hear the shape of a drum?" (see, e.g., the page linked to the quote). I propose the text here be changed to agree with Kac's title.

VenetianRed (talk) 17:07, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

I changed it. You could register an account, make a few edits and change it yourself. But I think the protection on this article is a bit outdated. Volunteer Marek  18:15, 17 October 2011 (UTC)