International Symposium: Ruđer Josip Bošković – Physicist and Astronomer

The international symposium Ruđer Josip Bošković – Physicist and Astronomer was organized by the Ruđer Bošković Institute in collaboration with the University of Zagreb, under the auspices of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

International Symposium: Ruđer Josip Bošković – Physicist and Astronomer

The international symposium Ruđer Josip Bošković – Physicist and Astronomer was organized by the Ruđer Bošković Institute in collaboration with the UniversityofZagreb, under the auspices of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

The symposium was held at the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, on Friday, May 20, 2011.

During the symposium, Jean-Marie Lehn, a 1987 Nobel laureate in chemistry, delivered the first of the Ruđer Josip Bošković Lectures. On this occasion, he was presented with a plaque from the Ruđer Bošković Institute for contributions in the field of supramolecular chemistry.

Program

9:00 - 9:20
Chairman: Neven Bilić
Opening Ceremony
9:20 - 10:20 Jean-Marie Lehn, Strasbourg
THE FIRST RUĐER JOSIP BOŠKOVIĆ LECTURE
"Towards Complex Matter: Chemistry ? Chemistry !"
10:20 - 11:00 Mladen Martinis, Zagreb
"Bošković's Universal Law of Force and its Influence on the Classical and Modern Physics"
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:00
Chairman: Amir Hamzić
Vincenzo Aquilanti, Perugia
"Interatomic and Intermolecular Forces 250 Years After Bošković's Theory of Natural Philosophy"
12:00 - 12:40 Ksenofont Ilakovac, Zagreb
"Optical Investigations of Ruđer Bošković"
12:40 - 14:40 Lunch Break
14:40 - 15:20
Chairman: Vladimir Paar
Luca Guzzardi, Milan
"Ruđer Bošković and Discovery of Uranus as an Example of his Astronomic Activity"
15:20 - 16:00 Ivica Martinović, Zagreb
"Ruđer Josip Bošković as Mathematician"
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break
16:20 - 16:50
Chairman: Zvonimir Janko
Edoardo Proverbio and Luca Guzzardi, Milan
"Bošković's Opera Omnia – New Editions 2010"
16:50 16:50 Ivo Šlaus, Zagreb
Concluding Remarks