May 6, 2013

Mihailo Petrovi Alas' 145th Birthday

Mihailo Petrovi Alas' 145th Birthday

Mihailo Petrović Alas (Serbian Cyrillic: Михаило Петровић Алас; 24 April 1868 – 8 June 1943), was an influential Serbian mathematician and inventor. He was also a distinguished professor at Belgrade University, an academic, fisherman, writer, publicist, musician, businessman, traveler and volunteer in the First and Second World Wars. He was a student of Henri Poincaré, Charles Hermite and Charles Émile Picard. Petrović contributed significantly to the study of differential equations and phenomenology, as well as inventing one of the first prototypes of an analog computer.
[Wikipedia.org]