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Robert Blinc, , Physicist

Date of birth:

  • 10/31/1933

Date of death:

  • 09/26/2011

Place of death:

  • Ljubljana

Academic titles:

  • doctor of Science


  • professor - Fakultet za naravoslovje in tehnologijo

Membership in Academy:

  • corresponding member - Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (05/19/1988 - 09/26/2011


Robert Blinc


Robert Blinc (October 31, 1933 - September 26, 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia  was a prominent Slovene physicist.

He completed his undergraduate studies in 1958 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Ljubljana and received a PhD a year later. He then started post-doc study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When he returned to Slovenia, he continued his work at the Jožef Stefan Institute. He became a professor at the University of Ljubljana in 1970.

Professor Blinc was one of the founders of uses of nuclear magnetic resonance for investigations of phase transitions and liquid crystals. He established NMR/EPR spectroscopy in Slovenia (his first paper on the subject was published in early 1958) and was the head of the Condensed Matter Physics Deparment at the the Jožef Stefan Institute. He was the president of AMPERE Groupement for two mandates during 1990–1996. He was a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and served as its vice president from October 2, 1980 to May 6, 1999. He was also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and an honorary member of the Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia.

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updated: 09/28/11
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