Quest for mysteries

Matjaž Babič - Palko*, physicist

On the Slovenian coast on 27 September 2015


I hold a B.Sc. degree in physics and a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering. I feel like a universal engineer, whose role is to solve technical problems. See some of my older private projects: diving regulator, submarine camera, small home network, camera for archaeology, PC virtualization, cart. See also some of the new projects: cookbook (looking for a publisher!), maquette.

Most important - my family.

As a former road racing cyclist I enjoy mountain cycling, cross-country skiing and open water diving (ANDI Divemaster, ANDI Technical SafeAir Diver, PADI Master Scuba Diver, PADI Self-Reliant Diver). Distance covered so far on my bike (end of 2019): 167,000 km. I like music, especially playing electric bass guitar. I am a bit familiar with thrash metal (1, 2) and classical music.

I appeared in two films, Summer mess - telephone virus and Summer mess - youngsters in trouble, written and directed by my (at that time) 17-year old daughter Renata. With underwater films we have so far participated to the festivals of underwater video Vodan in Nova Gorica (2005 and 2006), in Rijeka, Croatia (2005 and 2008) and in Belgrade, Serbia (2006 and 2008).

I speak english, french, italian and german - I am getting acquainted with spanish lately.

In November, 2001 my book entitled Po poteh skrivnosti (On the Trail of Mysteries) appeared. It reveals a number of mysterious historical sights in Slovenia. In fact, this is one of the most interesting things I have ever done. Churches, monasteries and castles, ancient objects, tombs, old inscriptions, relics of saints and strange formations in nature all guard fascinating stories and are a testimony to the close relation of our country to the history of the European continent.

In November 2020 a book about my gradfather Gabrijel was published - I am the co-author together with my cousin Nataša.

Since 2011 I have visited more than sixty orthodox monasteries in Serbia.

*My nick name - originates from "pal" (eng. friend).

Last update: 8 December 2020