Alfred J. Lotka

American mathematician

Alfred James Lotka (2nd Mrch 1880-5th December 1949) was an Austrian-American chemist and mathematician. Today, he is seen as one of the founders of mathematical demography. Lotka parents were American. Lotka studied chemistry in Lemberg (today called Lvov, Ukraine). Today, he is known as one of the author of the predator-prey equations. Today, these equations are still used for many models of population dynamics in ecology.

Alfred J. Lotka
Born(1880-03-02)2 March 1880
Lwów, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)
Died5 December 1949(1949-12-05) (aged 69)
Known forThe Lotka–Volterra equations
Scientific career