# Mathematician:Leonidas Alaoglu

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## Mathematician

Canadian-American mathematician, most noted for his contribution towards the Banach-Alaoglu Theorem.

## Nationality

Canadian-American (of Greek ancestry)

## History

- Born: March 19, 1914, Red Deer, Alberta
- Died: August 1981

## Theorems and Inventions

- Banach-Alaoglu Theorem (with Stefan Banach) (also known as Alaoglu's Theorem)

Results named for **Leonidas Alaoglu** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1937:
*The Asymptotic Waring Problem for Fifth and Sixth Powers*(M.Sc. thesis) - 1938:
*Weak topologies of normed linear spaces*(Ph.D. thesis) - 1940:
*Weak Topologies of Normed Linear Spaces*(*Ann. Math.***Vol. 41**,*no. 1*: pp. 252 – 267) - 1946:
*Uniform Isohedral Tori*(*Amer. Math. Monthly***Vol. 53**,*no. 1*: pp. 14 – 17) (with J.H. Giese) www.jstor.org/stable/2306079 - 1944:
*On Highly Composite and Similar Numbers*(*Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 56**,*no. 3*: pp. 448 – 469) (with Paul Erdős) - 1944:
*A Conjecture in Elementary Number Theory*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc***Vol. 50**,*no. 12*: pp. 881 – 882) (with Paul Erdős)