Tiberiu Popoviciu was born in Arad, on February 16 1906.
He was very good at mathematics during the high school. He
started early (1923) the collaboration to the "Mathematical
gazette"; at the annual competition of this revue from 1924,
he obtained the first prize. While in the terminal years of
the high school he published a lithograph revue of
mathematics "Mathematical journal" (1923-1925) which he
headed until he graduated the higher education. In 1924 he
graduated the science section of "Moise Nicoara" high school
from Arad, and then enlisted at the Bucharest University,
studying mathematics at the Faculty of sciences.
Between 1927 and 1930 he studied in Paris at the Higher
In 1929 he published his first important mathematical paper
concerning a problem of the best approximation of functions
in the "Scientific Bulletin of the Romanian Academy".
At Paris he took again his licence in sciences in October
1928, then, on June 12 1933 he obtained the title of doctor
in mathematics, after presenting the thesis with the title:
propriétés des fonctions d'une ou de deux variables
réelles". In this thesis with preoccupations from
the theory of functions of a real variable, Tiberiu Popoviciu
defined and studies the higher rank convex functions.
After passing the thesis of doctorate in mathematics at
Sorbona, Tiberiu Popoviciu returned to the country in 1933,
and worked for a year as librarian (secretary) at the
University of Cluj, then until April 1st, 1936, he was
assistant to the department of professor Th. Angheluta from
the Faculty of sciences of the University of Cluj.
From the winter of 1940 he passed to the University of
Bucharest, as substitute for mathematical analysis. From
October 1942 until 1946 he taught at Iasi, at the Faculty
of sciences, as aggregate professor in the theory of
functions. In 1946 he passed definitively at Cluj, where he
worked in the beginning as titular of the department of
higher algebra and the theory of numbers (1946-1948), then,
from 1948, he remained professor head of department at the
department of mathematical analysis, Faculty of mathematics
and physics. He is still working in this position at the
Faculty of mathematics and mechanics of the "Babes-Bolyai"
Tiberiu Popoviciu was correspondent member of the Academy
of the People's Republic of Romania since November 1948
March 20, 1963, when he became titular member of the
Academy at the section of mathematical sciences.