Tiberiu Popoviciu

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Tiberiu Popoviciu
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Born(1906-02-16)February 16, 1906
DiedOctober 29, 1975(1975-10-29) (aged 69)
Resting place Hajongard Cemetery, Cluj-Napoca
Nationality Romanian
Alma mater Paris-Sorbonne University
University of Bucharest
Known for Popoviciu's inequality
Popoviciu's inequality on variances
Spouse(s) Elena Moldovan Popoviciu
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Cernăuți
University of Bucharest
University of Iași
University of Cluj
Thesis Sur quelques propriétés des fonctions d'une ou de deux variables réelles  (1933)
Doctoral advisor Paul Montel
Doctoral students Elena Moldovan Popoviciu

Tiberiu Popoviciu (February 16, 1906–October 29, 1975) was a Romanian mathematician [1] and the namesake of Popoviciu's inequality and Popoviciu's inequality on variances.

The Tiberiu Popoviciu High School of Computer Science in Cluj-Napoca is named after him. [2]

In 1951 he founded a research institute which now bears his name: Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis.


Popoviciu was born in Arad in 1906, and attended high school in his hometown, the school which is now the Moise Nicoară National College. He graduated from the University of Bucharest, and got his doctorate in 1933 under Paul Montel from Paris-Sorbonne University. [3]

He was a lecturer at the Universities of Cernăuți, Bucharest, and Iași. In 1946 he was appointed professor at the University of Cluj. On June 4, 1937 Popoviciu was elected member of the Romanian Academy. In November 1948 he was elected corresponding member of the Academy. He became full member of the mathematical sciences section of the Academy on March 20, 1963.

He married his former student, Elena Moldovan Popoviciu, in 1964; she also became a notable functional analyst. [4] He died in 1975 in Cluj-Napoca, and is buried in the city's Hajongard Cemetery.

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  1. Breckner, Wolfgang, Profesor Tiberiu Popoviciu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, retrieved 2015-04-19.
  2. Istoric, Tiberiu Popoviciu High School of Computer Science (in Romanian), retrieved 2015-04-19.
  3. Tiberiu Popoviciu at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Elena Moldovan Popoviciu", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive , University of St Andrews .