Alfred J. Lotka

1880 - 1949

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Alfred James Lotka (March 2, 1880 – December 5, 1949) was a US mathematician, physical chemist, and statistician, famous for his work in population dynamics and energetics. An American biophysicist, Lotka is best known for his proposal of the predator–prey model, developed simultaneously but independently of Vito Volterra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred J. Lotka has received more than 76,050 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Alfred J. Lotka is the 330th most popular mathematician (up from 457th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 345th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 330 out of 828Before him are Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, Sergei Adian, Yang Hui, Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Philipp Frank, and Pierre Alphonse Laurent. After him are Enrico Bombieri, Karl Menger, Maurice René Fréchet, Vergilius of Salzburg, Philippe de La Hire, and Sergei Novikov.

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Among people born in 1880, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 70Before him are Ivar Kreuger, Yōsuke Matsuoka, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Lincoln Ellsworth, Osami Nagano, and Hermann von Keyserling. After him are Princess Thyra of Denmark, Leon Rupnik, Fethi Okyar, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Margit Kaffka, and Sholem Asch. Among people deceased in 1949, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 65Before him are Maria Cebotari, Koçi Xoxe, Lead Belly, Alexey Shchusev, Ginette Neveu, and Mariano Fortuny. After him are Ivan Poddubny, Sam Wood, Boris Asafyev, Infanta Blanca of Spain, Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, and Erich von Drygalski.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 284 out of 913Before him are Zbigniew Herbert (1924), Alexander Rutskoy (1947), Alexander Georg von Bunge (1803), Theophan Prokopovich (1681), Valentin Bondarenko (1937), and Igor Moiseyev (1906). After him are Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Anna Walentynowicz (1929), Ivan Poddubny (1871), Naftali Herz Imber (1856), David Riazanov (1870), and Irina Press (1939).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 10Before him are Jan Łukasiewicz (1878), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Israel Gelfand (1913), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Anatoly Fomenko (1945), and Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804). After him are Igor Shafarevich (1923), Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880), Georgy Voronoy (1868), Pavel Urysohn (1898), Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890), and Joseph Ludwig Raabe (1801).