Ljubljana – Days of Jožef Stefan will kicked off online yesterday with Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) head Boštjan Zalar addressing the opening ceremony. Until Saturday several lectures and other events will be held to popularise science and honour the memory of the famous physicist that gave the name to Slovenia’s top research institute.
On monday, Nives Ogrinc from the IJS presented stable isotopes in interdisciplinary research, while an exhibition of works by painters France and Tone Kralj from the collection of the Božidar Jakac gallery in Kostanjevica an Krki was put on display, the IJS said.
On Tuesday, Barbara Malič from the IJS will deliver a lecture on a century of research in ferroelectric ceramics, and David S. Weiss, a professor at the Pennsylvania State University will lecture on quantum computing with atoms in light traps.
A round-table debate on the role of science during the epidemic will be held on Wednesday, featuring Alojz Ihan from the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Jože Damijan from the Ljubljana Faculty of Economics, Aleks Jakulin from the tracker site Covid-19 Sledilnik, and Boris Turk from the IJS among others.
The IJS will also honour the authors of top PhD theses in natural sciences, mathematics, technical, medical and bio-technical sciences.
On Thursday, Janko Petrovčič from the IJS will present challenges in the development of electronic devices for modern research and applications, and Andrej Filipčič and Marko Zavrtanik from the IJS and the University in Nova Gorica will lecture on measuring of cosmic particles of extreme energies at the Pierre Auger Observatory.
Denis Arčon from the IJS and the University of Ljubljana will on Friday present fullerenes, superconductivity, magnetism and qubit, while Saturday is reserved for an online open house at the IJS.
Days of Jožef Stefan have been held annually since 1993 to honour physicist Jožef Stefan (1835-1893), considered one of the top Slovenian scientists.