Jan Mycielski

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Jan Mycielski (born February 7, 1932 in Wiśniowa, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland)[1] is a Polish-American mathematician, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.[2]

Academic career[edit]

Mycielski received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wrocław in 1957 under the supervision of Stanisław Hartman. His dissertation was entitled "Applications of Free Groups to Geometrical Constructions".[3] Following positions at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the University of California, Berkeley, and Case Western Reserve University, he took a permanent faculty position at Colorado in 1969.[1]


Among the mathematical concepts named after Mycielski are:

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • 1991. A Note on S. M. Ulam's Mathematics.
A note in Adventures of a Mathematician. Stanislaw Ulam. University of California Press, 1991. ISBN 0520071549

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Curriculum vitae from Mycielski's web site, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  2. ^ Departmental web page for Mycielski at the Univ. of Colorado.
  3. ^ Jan Mycielski at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-02-10.

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