Baron Jurij Vega

The collection is a digital monument to Baron Jurij Vega (1754-1802), a Slovenian diverse scientist whose theories and inventions often influenced the course of the world history. Although he was born in the poor hilly region (Sv. Križ near Zagorica), he became a cosmopolitan and scientist: he excelled especially in mathematics and mathematical sciences, and was esteemed for his inventions in the field of physics and engagement in the field of ballistics, astronomy, etc.

The collection’s documentary The Parables of Jurij Vega Life presents his life and military career. His talent is presented by the literary opus, encompassing 18 years of Vega's life. In Slovenia, he is widely known for his logarithmic tables published in 1783 Logarithmische, trigonometrische, und andere zum Gebrauche der Mathematik eingerichtete Tafeln und Formeln which in addition to other contents includes Vega’s improved calculation of logarithms. His fundamental works (logarithms, manuals) have been digitized between 2006 and 2008 under DIZZIS – Razvoj digitalne zbirke znanstveno-raziskovalnih in strokovnih publikacij project. The experts of the Institute for Mathematics and Physics in Ljubljana, the Slovenian Research Agency and the National and University Library of Slovenia have contributed some recent scientific articles.


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