Katarzyna Lewandowska (22/12/14)

Benedikt Magnússon, December 17, 2014

Math Colloquium

Speaker: Katarzyna Lewandowska
Title: Sierpiński’s scheme of research on the Axiom of Choice

Location: V-157, VRII
Time: Monday, December 22 at 15:00-16:00.


In 1904 Ernst Zermelo has formulated the Axiom of Choice – the most interesting and the most discussed axiom after Euclid’s Axiom of Parallel. The debate on the status of the Axiom of Choice has started immediately after its first formulation and in fact it has never ended. The aim of this talk is to show the role of Wacław Sierpiński’s works concentrated on the Axiom of Choice in the essential change in general attitude towards the Axiom. Moreover, we present the influence of Sierpiński’s achievements on evolution and in fact inception of polish mathematical and philosophical school.