Mark Kac, Polish educator, mathematician. award in sci. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American, National Academy Sciences, Institute Mathematics Statistics, Royal Netherlands Academy Arts and Science (foreign), Royal Norwegian Academy (foreign), Sigma Xi.
Teaching assistant U. Lwow, 1935-1937. Junior actuary Phoenix Company, Lwow, 1937-1938. Fellow Parnas Foundation, Johns Hopkins, 1938-1939.
Instructor Cornell Univercity, 1939-1943, assistant professor, 1943-1946, professor mathematics, 1947-1961, Andrew D. White professor-at-large, 1965-1971. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1951-1952. Professor Rockefeller U., New York City, 1961-1981, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1981-1984.
H.A. Lorentz vis professor of University Lelden, Netherlands, 1963. Visiting fellow Brasenose College. Senior visiting fellow Oxford (England) University, spring, 1969.
Solvay lecturer U. Brussels, Belgium, 1971.
Contributor articles to professional journals Guggenheim fellow, 1946-1947. Recipient Chauvenet prize for paper Random Walk and the Theory of Brownian Motion Mathematics Association American, 1950, Chauvenet prize for paper Can One Hear the Shape of A Drum, 1968. Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation award in science, 1976.
Birkhoff prize American Mathematics Society-Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1978.