# Mathematician:Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch

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## Mathematician

Ukrainian mathematician who worked mainly on combinatorial methods and questions in real analysis.

## Nationality

Ukrainian

## History

- 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.

## Publications

- 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

## Notable Quotes

*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

- -- Quoted by John Edensor Littlewood in

## 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**.