"The entwining traditions of music and music education are immense resources," Interview with educational researcher, Damien Sagrillo

Linked to the Academy’s research program, and organised by the MTA-ELTE Visual Culture Research Group, a scientific conference with an evaluation system and an English-language series of workshops were held between 22-24 June 2017 for the educators, researchers and teacher training specialists of the four arts disciplines (drama, dance, visual arts and music) and of children’s and youth culture. One of the lecturers of the conference was Professor Damien Sagrillo, Head of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg.

Flow of material observed for the first time around a young eruptive star

Flow of material observed for the first time around a young eruptive star

Every year, about two Earth masses of material flows to the disk of the young star V346 Nor from its surroundings, to eventually end up on the star causing a brightening. The hard-to-see phenomenon was captured by a Hungarian-led research group using ALMA, the largest astronomical telescope on Earth. The observation helps in the understanding of a key phenomenon: how circumstellar disks evolve and ultimately form planets.

Hungarian research achievement to support largest space telescope Hungarian research achievement to support largest space telescope

Hungarian research achievement to support largest space telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope, to be launched in late 2018, will be examining infrared radiation from distant stars, planetary systems and galaxies. The spectral database, newly created by researchers from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the ELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory, will make it possible to define the physical characteristics and chemical composition of stars.

Hungary could be scientific centre of the region – President of the Academy and Prime Minister hold talks Hungary could be scientific centre of the region – President of the Academy and Prime Minister hold talks

Hungary could be scientific centre of the region – President of the Academy and Prime Minister hold talks

Hungary, or rather Budapest, should be the scientific and innovation centre of the Eastern Central European Region. This was one of the main topics at the meeting with László Lovász, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister, on 15 June. The President of the Academy proposed several specific measures to be taken to strengthen the academic research network and universities in Hungary.

2016 was the year of successful grant applications – Secretary General Ádám Török’s report 2016 was the year of successful grant applications – Secretary General Ádám Török’s report

2016 was the year of successful grant applications – Secretary General Ádám Török’s report

In his report on the work of academic research units in 2016, the Secretary General of the MTA provided information on the general data of the institution network, scientific achievements, publication and citation indexes, and the developments aimed at improving research conditions. He said that the number of workers in all the institutions of the MTA chapter grew slightly in 2016, and the budget conditions were similar to those of the previous year. He highlighted that participation in both domestic and international calls for tenders brought outstanding success for the Academy’s institutions.

Lex CEU – negotiation attempt at the Academy’s headquarters Lex CEU – negotiation attempt at the Academy’s headquarters

Lex CEU – negotiation attempt at the Academy’s headquarters

Shortly after the CEU case came to light, the President of the Academy, László Lovász, offered to help mediate between the two parties, namely the Hungarian government and the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Since then, the General Assembly of the Academy has passed a resolution supporting the uninterrupted work of the CEU and backing the President’s plan to mediate between the two sides as well. On 11 May 2017, President László Lovász met the participants of a round table discussion in the main building of the Academy, together with almost a hundred scientists and some invited journalists.

”Confession and Confessionalisation in Europe” – Wolfgang Reinhard’s lecture at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences ”Confession and Confessionalisation in Europe” – Wolfgang Reinhard’s lecture at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

”Confession and Confessionalisation in Europe” – Wolfgang Reinhard’s lecture at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In parallel with the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic “Counter-Reformation” also contributed to the modernization of European society – states the many-decade-long research that Wolfgang Reinhard, the professor emeritus of the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg, discussed during the last scholarly event of the MTA-PPKE Momentum (Lendület) Church History Research Institute founded back in 2012.

Discovery of Hungarian and American astronomers tells about the past of the solar system Discovery of Hungarian and American astronomers tells about the past of the solar system

Discovery of Hungarian and American astronomers tells about the past of the solar system

Based on the data from Hubble and two other space telescopes, Csaba Kiss and his research group from the Konkoly Observatory, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences have discovered that the third largest dwarf of the solar system has a moon. The recently published results can help in refining the theoretical models of moon formation and ultimately in the understanding our cosmic past.

Academy elects new leaders Academy elects new leaders

Academy elects new leaders

The 188th General Assembly has elected the full-time leaders of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. For the upcoming three years, László Lovász will again serve as the President of the Academy, the Secretary-General will remain Ádám Török and the Deputy Secretary-General Beáta Barnabás. The three Vice Presidents during this term will be József Bokor, Tamás Freund and Lajos Vékás.

Hungarians elected to the American National Academy of Sciences Hungarians elected to the American National Academy of Sciences

Hungarians elected to the American National Academy of Sciences

The 2017 General Assembly of the American National Academy of Sciences elected neuroscientist György Buzsáki as a full member and psychologist Gergely Csibra as a foreign associate. Hence the number of Hungarians or scientists related to Hungary has risen to eight within the organization.

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