Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Biographical contribution
25 Feb 2016
Biographical contribution |  | 25 Feb 2016

Maurycy Pius Rudzki and the birth of geophysics

Antoni Jackowski and Kazimierz Krzemień

Abstract. The article describes briefly the life and fundamental work of Rudzki in geology, geography, seismology, oceanography and meteorology. In 1895 he became head of the world's first department of geophysics and meteorology at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, the second oldest university north of the Alps (Prague being the oldest).