Jan Jaworowski

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Jan W. Jaworowski (March 2, 1928 in Augustów, Poland – April 10, 2013[1] in Bloomington, Indiana) was a Polish and American mathematician, topologist.

Jan W. Jaworowski
Born(1928-03-02)March 2, 1928
DiedOctober 4, 2013(2013-10-04) (aged 85)
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
Scientific career
ThesisOn the antipodal sets on a sphere and involutions of metric spaces (1955)
Doctoral advisorKarol Borsuk


His father was Jan Leonard Jaworowski, and his mother—Helena (maiden name Heybowicz).

He graduated (got master's degree) from the mathematical department of the University of Warsaw. He got his Ph.D. from the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1955, in Algebraic topology, under Karol Borsuk.[2][3] He generalized the Borsuk–Ulam theorem about antipodes.

He taught at University of Warsaw, University of Ljubljana, and for years at The Indiana University Bloomington. He published 64 papers[4] and was a promoter of at least 11 doctoral theses.

He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study during the 1960/61.[5]

Jaworowski specialized in the transformation groups theory.


  1. ^ James F. Davis; Charles Livingston. "Memorial resolution - Jan Wlodzimierz Jaworowski". Indiana Univ. Bloomington. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  2. ^ Jan Jaworowski at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Doktoraty (PhD's)". Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (in Polish). Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  4. ^ "In Memory of Jan Jaworowski". dignitymemorial.com. Retrieved 2015-09-08.
  5. ^ "Jaworowski, Jan W." Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2015-09-08.