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Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:00

Well-known Azerbaijani scientist Lutfi Zade passes away

Well-known Azerbaijani scientist Lutfi Zade passes away

A world-renowned Azerbaijani scientist, founder of fuzzy logic, professor at the California University Lutfi Zade passed away on September 6 at 7:30 am California time aged 96. A close friend of the Zade's, professor of the Azerbaijan Technical University Shahnaz Shahbazova, who was beside him in recent months, told this, Caspian Energy News ( reports.

It bears reminding that the letter about the burial of Lutfi Zade in Azerbaijan was transferred to Shahnaz Shahbazova in August of this year. The letter wills to bury professor in Azerbaijan. The letter was signed by professor’s son Norman Zade.

The letter also wills to pass all awards, orders, medals and books to professor Shahbazova.

A well-known Azerbaijani scientist Lutfi Zade was born in Baku, Azerbaijan on February 4, l92l.

After graduating from the University of Tehran in 1942, he immigrated to the USA where he obtained a master degree at Massachusetts Technology Institute in 1946. Then, he obtained a doctor degree at the Columbian university where he worked for 10 years and became a professor. Upon the recommendation of the father of cybernetics Norbert Wiener he took the position of a professor in the other leading world university – Berkeley.

Lotfi Zadeh is best known for proposing the fuzzy logic 51 years ago. The theory of fuzzy logic caused a revolution worldwide and entirely changed the concept of cybernetics and played an important role in space satellites, cognition and the study of images, the Earth and the Universe, and in research into UFOs. It helped many big companies to gain success in their technological developments. The scientist is also an author of such researches as  “Theory of impressions”, “Theory of systems”, “Theory of optimal filters”, which played a big role in development of science and its formation on new basis.

Person in charge of the newsline: Fidan Isayeva 

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