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"A Most Violent Year" premiere held in Los Angeles
Cast member David Oyelowo and his wife, actress Jessica Oyelowo attend the premiere of the motion picture thriller "A Most Violent Year" as part of AFI Fest at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on November 6, 2014. Storyline: In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year and crime-ridden winters in the city's history. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Andrzej Wƚodzimierz Mostowski (1 November 1913 – 22 August 1975) was a Polish mathematician. He is perhaps best remembered for the Mostowski collapse lemma.

Born in Lwów, Austria-Hungary, Mostowski entered University of Warsaw in 1931. He was influenced by Kuratowski, Lindenbaum and Tarski. His Ph.D. came in 1939, officially directed by Kuratowski but in practice directed by Tarski who was a young lecturer at that time.

He became an accountant after the German invasion of Poland but continued working in the Underground Warsaw University. After the Warsaw uprising of 1944 the Nazis tried to put him in a concentration camp. With the help of some Polish nurses he escaped to a hospital, choosing to take bread with him rather than his notebook containing his research. Some of this research he reconstructed after the War, however much of it remained lost.

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