Solomon Marcus, Romanian mathematician, Died at 91

Solomon Marcus was born on March 1, 1925, and died on March 17, 2016.

He was a Romanian mathematician.

He member of the Mathematical Section of the Romanian Academy (full member since 2001) and Emeritus Professor of the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Mathematics.

Solomon Marcus main research was in the fields of mathematical analysis, mathematical and computational linguistics and computer science, but he also published numerous papers on various cultural topics: poetics, linguistics, semiotics, philosophy and history of science and education.

Solomon published about 50 books in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Hungarian, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, and about 400 research articles in specialized journals in almost all European countries, in the United States, Canada, South America, Japan, India, and New Zealand among others.

Marcus has been cited by more than a thousand authors, including mathematicians, computer scientists, linguists, literary researchers, semioticians, anthropologists, and philosophers.

Solomon Marcus recognized as one of the initiators of mathematical linguistics and of mathematical poetics and has been a member of the editorial board of tens of international scientific journals covering all his domains of interest.

Solomon Marcus featured in People and Ideas in Theoretical Computer Science.

Various selection of his papers in English followed by some interviews and a brief autobiography was published in 2007 as Words and Languages Everywhere.

The book “Meetings with Solomon Marcus” (Spandugino Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, 2010, 1500 pages), edited by Lavinia Spandonide and Gheorghe Păun for Marcus’ 85th birthday, includes memory by several hundred people from various scientific and cultural fields, and from 25 countries.

It also contains an autobiography.

Solomon Marcus passed away at 91 yrs old.