Lucjan Emil Böttcher (1872‒1937) ‒ the Polish pioneer of holomorphic dynamics

Małgorzata Stawiska


In this article I present Lucjan Emil Böttcher (1872‒1937), a little-known Polish mathematician active in Lwów. I outline his scholarly path and describe briefly his mathematical achievements. In view of later developments in holomorphic dynamics, I argue that, despite some flaws in his work, Böttcher should be regarded not only as a contributor to the area but in fact as one of its founders.

Słowa kluczowe: mathematics of the 19th and 20th century, holomorphic dynamics, iterations of rational functions

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