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Renowned Scientist Ruđer Bošković to be Honoured with Dubrovnik Airport Name Change DNŽ

Renowned Scientist Ruđer Bošković to be Honoured with Dubrovnik Airport Name Change

Written by  May 22, 2023

Dubrovnik Airport could well have a new name, dedicated to a famous Dubrovnik-born scientist. A meeting was held regarding the addition of scientist Ruđer Bošković's name to Dubrovnik Airport. Just as Liverpool has John Lennon Airport, and New York has JFK Airport, soon Dubrovnik could have an airport named after a locally born public figure.

The meeting represents a significant step towards the realization of a longstanding initiative to honour the renowned and historically significant Croatian scientist, Ruđer Bošković, who was born in Dubrovnik. The official procedures required to implement this initiative were initiated during today's meeting. The necessary actions will be carried out through appropriate acts at the Society Assembly in coordination with the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

The meeting was initiated by County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić and attended by the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, as well as the representative of the Municipality of Konavle, who is also the President of the Supervisory Board of Dubrovnik Airport, Mario Curić. Other participants included the Director of Dubrovnik Airport, Viktor Šober, with his colleagues, the Mayor of Dubrovačko Primorje Municipality, Nikola Knežić, and the councillor in the City Council of Dubrovnik, Krešimir Marković.

The initiative to add Ruđer Bošković's name to the name of Dubrovnik Airport was initiated during the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the great scientist's death, and now it will be implemented operationally.

During the meeting, it was emphasized that we have not adequately honoured Ruđer Bošković, for his contributions to humanity. Therefore, this initiative represents a fitting tribute to his legacy.

Ruđer Bošković was a renowned Croatian scientist and polymath who lived from 1711 to 1787. He was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, and poet. Bošković made significant contributions to various fields of science, including mathematics, astronomy, physics, and philosophy. His contributions to science and philosophy had a profound impact on the understanding of the natural world and continue to be recognized and celebrated today.

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