Analyses on the effects of migration on the labour market

Analyses on the effects of migration on the labour market

The latest issue of The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbook published by MTA KRTK (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies), studies the current migration process from a Hungarian perspective. It discusses the demographic composition of the population migrating from Hungary, the migration of doctors, the schemes encouraging emigrants to return to their home country and also provides an insight into how the appearance of immigrants influences the employment and wage level of workers in the accepting countries.

Seamus Heaney memorial lecture by poet and literary historian William J. McCormack

Seamus Heaney memorial lecture by poet and literary historian William J. McCormack

WILLIAM J. MC CORMACK was born outside Aughrim in Co. Wicklow in 1947. He taught at several universities before he retired in 2002 from Goldsmith College, University of London. He is the author of several critical books on W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Roger Casement amongst others, and the author of the synthetic monograph From Burke to Beckett, Ascendancy, Tradition and Betrayal in Literary History. Under the name Hugh Maxton he is a distinguished Irish poet and novelist. Between, his translation of the selected poems of Ágnes Nemes Nagy, was published in 1988. Mr Mc Cormack is member of Aosdána (the Irish Arts Academy) and the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts. He lives in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Dogs' brains process both what we say and how we say it

Dogs' brains process both what we say and how we say it

The first study to investigate how dogs' brains process speech shows that our best friends in the animal kingdom care about both what we say and how we say it. Dogs, like people, use the left hemisphere to process words, a right hemisphere brain region to process intonation, and praising activates dog’s reward center only when both words and intonation match, according to a study in Science.

Nobel Prize winner Alvin E. Roth to deliver lecture at the Academy Nobel Prize winner Alvin E. Roth to deliver lecture at the Academy

Nobel Prize winner Alvin E. Roth to deliver lecture at the Academy

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.

EUROSENSORS 2016 – 30th anniversary conference on Sensors and Actuators EUROSENSORS 2016 – 30th anniversary conference on Sensors and Actuators

EUROSENSORS 2016 – 30th anniversary conference on Sensors and Actuators

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 New Hungarian members in Academia Europaea Nine New Hungarian members in Academia Europaea

Nine New Hungarian members in Academia Europaea

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.

Confidence and the mathematician in our brain Confidence and the mathematician in our brain

Confidence and the mathematician in our brain

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.

Gravitational waves – the latest astonishing discovery Gravitational waves – the latest astonishing discovery

Gravitational waves – the latest astonishing discovery

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.

Why is it surprising that toads prefer milder winters? Why is it surprising that toads prefer milder winters?

Why is it surprising that toads prefer milder winters?

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.

Trees witnessed sleeping for the very first time Trees witnessed sleeping for the very first time

Trees witnessed sleeping for the very first time

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.

Academy honours presented during the 187th General Assembly Academy honours presented during the 187th General Assembly

Academy honours presented during the 187th General Assembly

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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