Milutin Milanković, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Milutin Milanković

Serbian mathematician, astronomer, geophysicist, climatologist, and engineer

Date of Birth: 28-May-1879

Place of Birth: Dalj, Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia

Date of Death: 12-Dec-1958

Profession: astronomer, writer, engineer, professor, physicist, mathematician, astrophysicist, civil engineer, science fiction writer

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Milutin Milanković

  • Milutin Milankovic (Serbian Cyrillic: ??????? ?????????? [milutin mila?nk??it?]; 28 May 1879 – 12 December 1958) was a Serbian mathematician, astronomer, climatologist, geophysicist, civil engineer and popularizer of science. Milankovic gave two fundamental contributions to global science.
  • The first contribution is the "Canon of the Earth’s Insolation", which characterizes the climates of all the planets of the Solar system.
  • The second contribution is the explanation of Earth's long-term climate changes caused by changes in the position of the Earth in comparison to the Sun, now known as Milankovitch cycles.
  • This explained the ice ages occurring in the geological past of the Earth, as well as the climate changes on the Earth which can be expected in the future. He founded planetary climatology by calculating temperatures of the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere as well as the temperature conditions on planets of the inner Solar system, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Moon, as well as the depth of the atmosphere of the outer planets.
  • He demonstrated the interrelatedness of celestial mechanics and the Earth sciences, and enabled consistent transition from celestial mechanics to the Earth sciences and transformation of descriptive sciences into exact ones.

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