(30 Mar 1892 - 31 Aug 1945)
Quotes by others about Stefan Banach (1)
In the summer of 1937, I told Banach about an expression Johnny [von Neumann] had once used in conversation with me in Princeton before stating some non-Jewish mathematicians result, Die Goim haben den folgendenSatzbewiesen (The goys have proved the following theorem). Banach, who was pure goy, thought it was one of the funniest sayings he had ever heard. He was enchanted by its implication that if the goys could do it, Johnny and I ought to be able to do it better. Johnny did not invent this joke, but he liked it and we started using it.
- 30 Mar - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Banach's birth.