First Conference on Herman Potocnik-Noordung Begins in Maribor

Maribor, 9 September - CONFERENCE/POTOCNIK
A two-day conference organised by the University of Maribor in memory of Herman Potocnik Noordung, a Slovene pioneer of theoretical cosmonautics who died 70 years ago, began on Thursday afternoon in the northeastern city of Maribor. The conference is attended by some renowned experts from the U.S. and Russia, including Yuri Mihailovich Baturin and Yuri P. Gidzenko. At the opening ceremony, the chancellor of the University of Maribor, Ludvik Toplak, stressed that Potocnik was a Slovene rocker engineer who marked the 20th century in a special way.

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