A brief description of the SRA logo
The logo of the Slovenian Research Agency is a graphic image of the
manuscript of the Logarithm Tables by Slovenian mathematician, physicist and
|Jurij Vega (1754-1802)
The mathematical precision and systematic order of the Logarithm Tables place
Jurij Vega among the leading founders of Descartes' modern scientific method.
The Logarithm Tables represent one of Slovenia’s greatest scientific
achievements and have been used for over two centuries by students, engineers
and scientists all over the world.
|Collection of Vega’s Logarithm Tables
|A page from Vega's Logarithm Tables
treasury of all logarithms
The symbolic value of Vega's Logarithm Tables is its significance at many
levels for both science in Slovenia and the Agency itself. They represent an
outstanding scientific accomplishment in the history of Slovenians, which is
something we are proud of and we regard it as an impetus for the future.
The graphic image of the Logarithm Tables in the Agency's logo functions as a
network symbolising both the integration of communications and the information
network in the world web, which can indicate the Agency's role in carrying out
research policy. The logo's spherical form gives a global impression, indicating
Slovenia's integration in global terms. The mathematical signs in the logo imply
the universal nature of research activity and its scientific and technological
dimensions, which pay no heed to historical or geographical borders, nor to the
borders between basic and applied research.
The digitalised image of the Agency’s logo, which involves the Logarithm
Tables, helps locate us in the middle of state-of-the-art scientific and
technological trends around the world.