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Obrana teme doktorskog rada studenta Poslijediplomskog sveučilišnog studija biofizike Jadranka Batiste održat će se u utorak, 2. svibnja 2017. u 15.30 sati na Prirodoslovno-matematičkom fakultetu sveučilišta u Splitu, u amfiteatru A-1-1. Detaljnije ovdje



New generation of PhD students is now enlisted, consisting of Vedran Ivanić, Martina Perić, Tomislav Primorac and Sanda Raić.



We are glad to announce that Biophysics PhD programme is now classified under Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences.


The Rules & Regulations of Biophysics PhD programme (Pravilnik in Croatian language) will be adjusted to these changes, according to Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia Issue No. 50/2015 of 22nd April 2015. pp 99. (i.e. page 5 of this document)


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Institut Ruđer Bošković
Address: Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI) is the largest Croatian research centre in sciences and science applications. In the multi-disciplinary environment of the Institute more than 500 academic staff and graduate students work on problems in experimental and theoretical physics, chemistry and physics of materials, organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine, environmental and marine research and computer science and electronics.
Within Croatia, RBI is a national institution dedicated to research, higher education and provision of support to the academic community, to state and local governments and to technology-based industry. Within the European Union, RBI forms a part of the European Research Area. Worldwide, RBI collaborates with many research institutions and universities upholding the same values and vision.





Rudjer Josip Boskovic
One of the greatest scientists of his time Rudjer Josip Boskovic was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on May 18, 1711. He was educated in Jesuit Collegium in Dubrovnik and Rome. Rudjer Boskovic was one of the last universal minds of the European humanistic tradition. He was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. As professional scientist, he travelled through and worked in many European countries. His most important works are: Theory of Natural Philosophy (Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis), On the Sunspots, Works on Optics and Astronomy, The Elements of General Mathematics and On the Divisibility of Matter and the Elements of Bodies.

He was the first to realize that the interatomic forces were something else than a sheer gravitation. In his main work, Theory of Natural Philosophy (Venice, 1763) he developed the concept of atom as a point-like center of force. In order to explain cohesion on a microscopic level, he postulated the existence of forces between molecules, whose direction and intensity are distance dependent. According to Boskovic's ideas, forces between atoms change the sign infinitely many times with decreasing distance (between atoms); this requires oscillating potentials, or infinitely many relative minima, which is the essence of the nuclear picture and of quantum stationary states. His ideas exerted a strong influence on the leading physicists and chemists of the 19th century. Indeed, more than a century later such forces were introduced into modern physical chemistry and are known today as London-van der Waals forces. Rutherford took Boskovic's atom as a cornerstone of his, today canonic, picture of atom.

Rudjer Boskovic died weakened by the illness in Milan on February 13, 1787 and was inhumed in the church of S. Maria Podone. Josip Rudjer Boskovic is the most distinguished Croatian scientist of his time, and certainly altogether.