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Stefan Banach (1892-1945) a commemoration of his life and work. (English)
Math. Gaz. 79, No. 486, 456-470 (1996).
This article charts the influential role played by Stefan Banach in establishing Polish mathematics. His main work in functional analysis is described, including the notorious Banach-Tarski paradox on splitting two solids into an equal number of pieces which are geometrically contruent, albeit not measurable.
Classification: A30
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