Alvin E. Roth who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2012 will be delivering a lecture at the Academy on the 6th September titled "Who Gets What and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design”. The event will be held in the Large Lecture Hall (Nagyterem) of the Palace of the Academy from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences together with the Royal Society and other national academies from all over Europe have issued a joint statement regarding the significance of global scientific research.
The series of annual EUROSENSORS Conferences, the only European scientific forum to cover the entire field of Sensors, Actuators, Microsystems and Nanosystems celebrates its 30th anniversary. Beyond the traditional general topics the scientific focus this year is on “sensors for healthcare”, and “sensors for the automotive industry”, reflecting the importance of these fields for the Hungarian economy.
Nine Hungarian researchers working in Hungary, including academicians and doctors of the Academy have been elected to become members of Academia Europaea. Thus the total number of Hungarian members since the founding of the institution in 1988 has risen to 118.
Up until recently it was believed that a complicated analysing process is responsible for our confidence in our decisions. Balázs Hangya, a researcher at the Institute of Experimental Medicine of MTA and his colleagues suggest that simple mathematical principles are behind this complicated feeling.
A good three months following their very first discovery, gravitational waves were detected for a second time by LIGO. The 2015 Christmas phenomenon was likely caused by a cataclysmic event: the collision of two black holes equalling the mass of several Suns. This latest result proves how gravitational wave detectors have genuinely opened a new window onto the universe.
The MTA ATK NÖVI Lendület (Momentum) Evolutionary Ecology Research Group was the first in the world to prove in a laboratory environment that shorter and milder winters resulting from climate change may have a positive effect on the survival and general condition of temperate-zone amphibians. Their findings were published in the open access journal, Scientific Reports.
A Hungarian–Finnish-Austrian research group’s laser scanner experiment revealed what happens to the foliage of trees during the night. The results stunned everyone. András Zlinszky, researcher at the Balaton Limnological Institute of MTA’s Centre for Ecological Research served as the group’s biologist.
According to an article published on Nature’s homepage on May 25, an extraordinary phenomenon has been discovered in Debrencen: the fifth fundamental force in nature. Laboratories worldwide will be attempting to reproduce the results achieved in the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA Atomki).
During the 187th General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, President László Lovász presented the Academy’s distinguished honours: the Academic Awards, the Journalist Award of the Academy, the Mór Wahrmann Medal and the János Arany Lifetime Achievement Award.
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