Serbia - 2,000 dinar

Serbia - 2,000 dinara - 2011 - P61

This note shows the Serbian mathematician, astronomer, climatologist, geophysicist, civil engineer, doctor of technology, university professor and popularizer of science Milutin Milankovic (1879 - 1958).

Milankovic gave two fundamental contributions to global science. The first contribution is the "Canon of the Earth’s Insolation", which characterizes the climates of all the planets of the Solar system. The second contribution is the explanation of Earth's long-term climate changes caused by changes in the position of the Earth in comparison to the Sun, now known as Milankovitch cycles. This explained the ice ages occurring in the geological past of the Earth, as well as the climate changes on the Earth which can be expected in the future. He founded planetary climatology by calculating temperatures of the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere as well as the temperature conditions on planets of the inner Solar system, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Moon, as well as the depth of the atmosphere of the outer planets. He demonstrated the interrelatedness of celestial mechanics and the Earth sciences, and enabled consistent transition from celestial mechanics to the Earth sciences and transformation of descriptive sciences into exact ones (source).

The front of the note depicts a portrait of Milutin Milankovic, the figure of Milutin Milankovic sitting at his work desk and a graphic presentation of his calculations of movement of the snow line for the past portion of the Quarternary of 600.000 years. The back of the note shows the figure of Milutin Milankovic, a fragment of a stylised presentation of the sun disk and a presentation of Milankovic’s work "The Path of the North Celestial Pole".

Steven Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 08:58 am | | space
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