# A negative answer to Ulam’s Problem 19 from the Scottish Book

### Abstract

We give a negative answer to Ulam’s Problem 19 from the Scottish Book asking is a solid of uniform density which will float in water in every position a sphere? Assuming that the density of water is $1$, we show that there exists a strictly convex body of revolution $K\subset {\mathbb R^3}$ of uniform density $\frac {1}{2}$, which is not a Euclidean ball, yet floats in equilibrium in every orientation. We prove an analogous result in all dimensions $d\ge 3$.

## Authors

Dmitry Ryabogin

Kent State University, Kent, OH