Kazimierz Abramowicz

(b. 4 March 1888, Brzeziny, near Łódź; d. 10 September 1936, Poznań)

After completing high school in Bobrujsk in 1907, Abramowicz studied mathematics at the St. Vladimir Imperial University of Kiev from 1908 to 1911, when he graduated with a first-class degree and a gold medal for his work on hypergeometric functions. He obtained a doctorate (the Russian equivalent of a master’s degree) at the same university in 1915 (supervised by D.A. Grave), and a full doctorate in 1922 at the University of Warsaw (supervised by Stefan Mazurkiewicz). After completing the former degree he worked at certain times from 1912 to 1919 as a privately paid lecturer at the university in Kiev. He also lectured in Parma (1916–1918) and at the Kiev Polytechnical Institute (1918–1920). When Poland regained its independence he returned there and settled in Poznań, where he worked from 1921 to 1936 at Poznań University, firstly as an assistant professor, and after his habilitation (1929) as docent. In 1935 he became an associate professor. He worked in the theory of analytical functions, the properties of automorphic functions and groups, and hypergeometric functions. He published a total of 22 works.

Roman Murawski

L. Maligranda, W. Wnuk, 100 lat matematyki na uniwersytecie w Poznaniu 1919–2019, Wyd. Nauk. UAM, Poznań 2021.
S. Domoradzki et al., Słownik biograficzny matematyków polskich, Tarnobrzeg 2003.
R. Duda, Matematycy XIX i XX wieku związani z Polską, Wyd. Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław 2012.