September 25, 1893|
Kiev, Russian Empire
|Died||November 20, 1986
Montagnola, Lugano, Switzerland
|Doctoral advisor||Edmund Landau
|Other academic advisors||Dmitry Grave
|Doctoral students||Theodore Motzkin
Stefan E. Warschawski
His father Mark having been a merchant, Alexander Ostrowski attended the Kiev College of Commerce, not a high school, and thus had an insufficient qualification to be admitted to university. However, his extraordinary talent did not remain undetected: Ostrowski's mentor Grave wrote to Landau and Hensel for help.
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