Professor Michal Życzkowski - great contributor to modern theoretical and applied mechanics, and one of the most distinguished engineer for over half a century, worldwide – passed away.
I met him only once, In
His work in optimization of structures will forever remain classics of modern mechanics. His dissertation and many papers on these problems tremendously impacted my work and my most recent book on “Eigenvalues of Homogeneous Structures”.
On Dec.5, 2005 he sent me a card. I was most honored to hear that he connected my work with his 1955 thesis. His works – and though them, he too, will forever live in the minds of mechanics people who appreciate all great contributors to it, starting from Archimedes, at least.
Isaac Elishakoff, Ph.D.
J.M Rubin Foundation Distinguished Professor
College of Engineering & Computer Science