Mathematician:Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch
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Ukrainian mathematician who worked mainly on combinatorial methods and questions in real analysis.
- Born: 23 January 1891 in Berdyansk, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
- 1924: Went to Copenhagen
- 1926: Moved to Cambridge
- Died: 2 November 1970 in Cambridge, UK
Theorems and Conjectures
- Hausdorff-Besicovitch Dimension (with Felix Hausdorff) (also known as Hausdorff Dimension)
- Besicovitch Function
Results named for Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch can be found here.
- 1926: On generalized almost periodic functions (Proc. London Math. Soc. Vol. 25, no. 2: pp. 495 – 512)
- 1929: On Linear Sets of Points of Fractional Dimensions (Math. Ann. Vol. 101, no. 1: pp. 161 – 193)
- 1932: Almost Periodic Functions
- 1937: Sets of Fractional Dimensions (J. London Math. Soc. Vol. 12, no. 1: pp. 18 – 25) (with H.D. Ursell)
- 1963: The Kakeya Problem (Amer. Math. Monthly Vol. 70, no. 7: pp. 697 – 706) www.jstor.org/stable/2312249
- A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.
- -- Quoted by John Edensor Littlewood in A Mathematician's Miscellany, 1963
Also known as
Full name in Russian: Абра́м Само́йлович Безико́вич.
His surname can also be seen transliterated as Besikovitch.
Known informally in Cambridge as Bessy.