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 88,938 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred J. Lotka is the 394th most popular mathematician (down from 330th in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 284th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 394 out of 823Before him are Nikolai Luzin, Rolf Nevanlinna, Pierre Wantzel, Albert Girard, Abū Ja'far al-Khāzin, and Jacques Tits. After him are Ignazio Danti, Henri Brocard, Ibn Sahl, Qin Jiushao, Caspar Wessel, and Lennart Carleson.

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Among people born in 1880, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 95Before him are Ildebrando Pizzetti, Begum Rokeya, Princess Thyra of Denmark, Tudor Arghezi, Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, and Leonard Woolf. After him are B. C. Forbes, Georg von Trapp, Johannes Aavik, Louis Charles Breguet, Zequinha de Abreu, and Eugen Slutsky. Among people deceased in 1949, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 78Before him are Damaskinos of Athens, James Forrestal, Tan Malaka, Boris Asafyev, Momčilo Tapavica, and Traicho Kostov. After him are Othon Friesz, Josep Maria Jujol, Henri Rabaud, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Husni al-Za'im, and André-Louis Debierne.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 360 out of 1,083Before him are Nikolai Yaroshenko (1846), Ihor Kolomoyskyi (1963), Leonid Bartenyev (1933), Alexander Mosolov (1900), Yevgeny Vuchetich (1908), and Igor Volk (1937). After him are Mikhail Artsybashev (1878), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Joseph Schmidt (1904), Karol Mikuli (1821), Olga Kurylenko (1979), and Anatoly Onoprienko (1959).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Alfred J. Lotka ranks 11Before him are Richard von Mises (1883), Anatoly Fomenko (1945), Israel Gelfand (1913), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), and Igor Shafarevich (1923). After him are Georgy Voronoy (1868), Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880), Pavel Urysohn (1898), Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890), Joseph Ludwig Raabe (1801), and Vladimir Drinfeld (1954).