Dr. Veljko Dmitrašinović (1960-2023)

23. November 2023.

Dr. Veljko Dmitrašinović from the Institute of physics Belgrade passed away on November 21, 2023, after a battle with a severe illness.

Dr. Veljko Dmitrašinović was born in Crvenka, Serbia in 1960. He spent his childhood in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where he graduated in physics from the Faculty of Science and Mathematics. Subsequently, he received a scholarship and went to the United States for doctoral studies at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He lived on four continents, working in the USA, South Africa, Japan, and Serbia.

After returning to Serbia, Dr. Dmitrašinović was employed at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences “Vinča”, and in 2010 he permanently transferred to the Institute of Physics, to the Center for Non-Equilibrium Processes.

During his career, he achieved significant results in several areas of physics. His primary interest was in hadron physics, particularly noteworthy for his contributions to the development of an effective theory of nucleons and mesons, as well as to the understanding of the phenomenology of tetraquarks. His interest in baryon physics led him to explore the three-body problem. His work on the classical three-body problem led to the discovery of numerous new periodic orbits, which at the time attracted considerable attention from the general public and media. He also worked on the quantum aspect of this problem, significantly contributing to the classification and discovery of three-particle hyper-spherical harmonics and their application in hadron physics.

The cremation of our dear colleague will take place at the New Cemetery in Belgrade on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 11:15 am.

The commemorative meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at noon in the reading room of the “Dr. Dragan Popović” library at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade.