Celebrating the birth anniversaries of academicians Milan and Josip Vidmar

Sep, 2015

Celebrating the birth anniversaries of academicians Milan and Josip Vidmar

On 22 September 2015, the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts organised a celebration in the memory of academic brothers Josip and Milan Vidmar. This year is the 130th anniversary of birth of our founder, Prof. Dr. Milan Vidmar, and the 120th anniversary of birth of Josip Vidmar. Both presided the SAZU. 

At this event, Prof. Dr. Maks Babuder presented our founder as the great engineer in electrical technology. He spoke about how he learned who Milan Vidmar was and why as well as how he had evolved to becoming a great electrical engineer, he also presented Vidmar’s scientific and other papers thus setting him to the top of the electrical industry. He also proudly presented how Milan Vidmar founded our institute in 1948. Academician Prof. Dr. Ivan Bratko presented academician Milan Vidmar as a great expert and chess player. In his speech, he took the listeners to the world of chess through the eyes of a master of chess. 

Josip Vidmar, was presented by Prof. Dr. Janko Kos and Prof. Dr. France Bernik, the honourable member of the SABU, who described his encounters with Josip Vidmar. 

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