Robert Blinc

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Robert Blinc (October 31, 1933 – September 26, 2011[1]) 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.[1] 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 Department at the Jožef Stefan Institute.[2] 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.[1] He died in Ljubljana, Slovenia.