I had the privilege to met Michał for the first time in Rio de Janeiro, in 1985, where he defended me from criticism by the famous Soviet mechanicien V. Bołotin. His arguments and last, but not least his excellent knowledge of the pertained literature have fascinated me from that day on.

The Austrian Academy of Science is proud to have elected Prof. Życzkowski to Corresponding Member. This election contributed to intensifying the relations between PAN and AAS. In this contact I would like to express my gratitude to your husband who certainly initiated the academic honors I received in Poland

I will prepare a necrologue for Prof. Życzkowski which will be printed in the 155-th volume of the Almanac of the Austrian Academy of Science. Please accept our condolences on the passing of the great scientist and a noble person Prof. Życzkowski.



Prof. Herbert Mang

The President of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Technical University of Wien,

June 2006