Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann was a Russian and Soviet physicist and mathematician. He is best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations he developed now known as the Friedmann equations.
|Born:||Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann, June 16, 1888, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire|
|Died:||September 16, 1925, Leningrad, USSR|
|Fields:||Mathematics and physics|
|Institutions:||Petrograd Polytechnical Institute, Main Geophysical Observatory|
|Alma mater:||St. Petersburg State University|
|Doctoral students:||George Gamow, Nikolai Kochin, Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina|
|Known for:||Friedmann equations, Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker metric|
About Alexander Friedmann
Mathematician and physicist remembered for his Friedmann equations, which sought to explain his theory of the universe’s expansion.
After graduating from St. Petersburg State University, he fought for his native Russia in World War I.
He died of typhoid fever at the age of thirty-seven.
He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to a ballet dancer father (Alexander Friedmann) and a pianist mother (Ludmila Ignatievna Voyachek). He was married twice: to Ekaterina Dorofeyeva and, later, to Natalia Malinina.
He and astronomer Georges Lemaitre both theorized that the universe was expanding.
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