Friday, February 5, 2010

Gheorghe Ţiţeica (1873-1939)

Gheorghe Ţiţeica (1873-1939) died on February 5, 1939. He had important contributions in Differential Geometry, and served as the president of the geometry section at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Toronto (1924), Zürich (1932), and Oslo (1936). Also see Ţiţeica's Mac Tutor Biography, a cool elementary geometry problem - Ţiţeica's "five-lei coin problem", and the historical survey Gheorghe Ţiţeica and the origins of affine differential geometry (Historia Mathematica, 36 (2), 161-170 (2009)).