Leopold Ružička 00:01
13 September 1887 – 26 September 1976) was a Croatian-Swiss scientist and joint winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry[ who worked most of his life in Switzerland. He received eight honors causa doctorates in science, medicine, and law; seven prizes and medals; and twenty-four honorary memberships in chemical, biochemical, and other scientific societies.
Mario Puratić 02:42
(1917 – 1993) (usually spelled Puretic, and sometimes Puretich, in English) is a Croatian-born American inventor who made major advances in fishing technology, such as the Puretic power block.
Mate Rimac 04:02
is a Croatian inventor and entrepreneur. He started the Croatian car company Rimac Automobili in 2009.
Forbes Magazine named Rimac one of the “Top 30 Under 30”. the list includes the 30 best entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in the world, in 2017. In the same year,
Nikola Tesla 06:51
(July 10, 1856 to January 7, 1943) was an engineer known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology. Born in what is now Croatia, Tesla came to the United States in 1884 and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways.
SMS pay-by-phone 10:25
MS pay-by-phone parking was invented by young Croatian innovators and introduced by Vipnet. Since its introduction in Croatian capital Zagreb in 2001 under name M-parking, the number of registered users has steadily increased. Today pay-by-phone parking is used by millions of people all around the world
The word “quarantine” 10.35
originates from the Venetian dialect form of the Italian quaranta giorni, meaning ‘forty days’. This is due to the 40-day isolation of ships and people before entering the city-state of Ragusa (modern Dubrovnik, Croatia).This was practiced as a measure of disease prevention related to the Black Death. The original document from 1377, which is kept in the Archives of Dubrovnik, states that before entering the city, newcomers had to spend 30 days (a trentine) in a restricted place waiting to see whether the symptoms of Black Death would develop.
Ruđer Josip Bošković: 11:22
Ruđer Bošković (English: Roger Boscovich)), a Croatian scientist and philosopher (Dubrovnik, 18 May 1711 – Milan, 13 February 1787). He commenced his schooling at the Collegium Ragusinum in Dubrovnik and continued it at the Jesuit institute Collegium Romanum in Rome.
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala 13:51
(20 April 1871 – 5 February 1922) was a Croatian engineer and inventor of Dutch-Polish-Jewish descent.
He attended the University of Vienna and Royal Saxon Polytechnic Institute, graduating from the latter on March 25, 1898, and going on to earn a doctorate in organic chemistry. He moved with his wife to Zagreb. To mark his loyalty to his new homeland, he took on the Croatian name Slavoljub , becoming a naturalized Croat.
Stjepan Mohorovičić 14:42
(August 20, 1890 – February 13, 1980) was a Croatian physicist, geophysicist and meteorologist.
Mohorovičić was born in the town of Bakar. His father is the world-famous geophysicist Andrija Mohorovičić.
He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Zagreb. Later on he received a doctorate degree from the University of Zagreb.
Tomislav Domazet-Lošo 15:55
(Split, 1974) Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, son of Croatian Admiral Davor Domazet-Lešo is a Croatian geneticist. His fields of interest are evolutionary genetics, evolutionary developmental biology, macroevolution and tumor evolution. He is employed at the Ruđer Bošković Institute as a research fellow.
Vladimir Prelog 17:08
(23 July 1906 – 7 January 1998) was a Croatian organic chemist who received the 1975 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his research into the stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions.