Within the Festival of Science and Education (http://www.scifest.uns.ac.rs/), the exhibition entitled "Milanković's canon of the Earth's insolation" was officially opened on 7 May 2016 in the Exhibition Pavilion and the Hall of the Central Building of the University of Novi Sad. The authors of the exhibition are Dr. Đorđe Zloković, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Petrović.
The exhibition organized by the University of Novi Sad in cooperation with the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, was opened by Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Petrović, exhibition’s author.
The exhibition is open to the public every working day from 9.00 a.m. until 3 p.m. until 30 June 2016.
____________ Milutin Milanković was a Serbian mathematician, astronomer, climatologist, geophysicist, civil engineer, full professor of celestial mechanics at the University of Belgrade and promoter of science. He was the first Serbian doctor of technical sciences and the most cited Serbian scientist of all times.
He was a pioneer in rocket engineering, vice-president of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU) through three mandates, director of the Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade, member and re-founder of the Commission 7 for celestial mechanics of the International Astronomical Union, etc.
Milanković gave two fundamental contributions to science. The first contribution is the "Canon of the Earth’s Insolation” which characterizes all the planets of the Solar system. The second contribution is the explanation of the Earth’s long-term climate changes caused by astronomical changes in the position of the Earth in relation 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 was born in Dalj, on 28 May 1879, and died in Belgrade on 12 December 1958.