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Grigore Moisil He was born on January 10, 1906 in Tulcea, Romania. He was a Romanian mathematician and is considered the father of Romanian Informatics.

Biography and Career :

In 1924 he joins in The Polytechnic Faculty, at the construction section, but he has a bigger calling who leads him towards The Mathematics Faculty, which he attends it in the same time.

Here he has many important teachers: Dimitrie Pompeiu (his mentor), Gheorghe Titeica, Traian Lalescu, Anton Davidoglu.

In 1929 he leaves The Polytechnic Faculty. In the same year he takes his master's degree with the thesis named "Continuous system's analytic Mechanic", published in 1929 and apriciated by scienceists as Vito Voltera, Paul Levi.

In 1930 he lives to Paris where he studies at Sorbonne with great mathematicians an d he highly participates in the science life.

In 1931 he obtains his docency with "Sur une classe de systemes d'equations aux derivees partielles de la Physique mathematigue". He is named lecturer at The University in Iasi. He leaves in vacation with a Rockefeller scholarship to study in Rome.

In 1932 he returns in Romania and he settles in Iasi for 10 years. Here he holds his first modern Algebra class (never held before in Romania) at The Iasi University. His Logic researches represented the base of a powerful mathematics school in Romania, but also in Argentina, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

He publishes his researches about Mechanics, Mathematics Analysis, Geometry, Algebra and Logic Mathematics. He insisted and he helped a lot with the building of the first Romanian computers. He had remarkable contributions with the development of Informatics and with forming the first generation of Informatics men.

His life was dedicated to Mathematics and Informatics. He was a great teacher and a science man. He was member of Romanian Academy, of Bologna Academy and of The International Philosophy Institute.

He passed away on May 21, 1973 in Ottawa, Canada.

Important Works :

- Transistor Circuits (2 volumes, 1961-1962)
- Algebraic Theory of Automatic Devices (1959)
- Introduction to Algebra (1954)
- Logique modale (1942)
- La mecanique analytique des systemes continus (1929)

Trivia :

- In 1996 (post-mortem) he received Computer Pioneer Award of IEEE society.

Quotes :

- "Mathematics, mathematics, mathematics, that much mathematics? No, even more."
- "Science takes its revenge like a woman, not when you attack it, but when you neglect it."
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Date Added: 22 October '06

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