Changes in temperate climate demonstrated on a laboratory table by MTA and ELTE physicists

Changes in temperate climate demonstrated on a laboratory table by MTA and ELTE physicists

Although the climatic history of the Earth is a linear course of events, model experiments can reproduce this development multiple times. Scholars at the MTA-ELTE Theoretical Physics Research Group have explored the statistical properties of climate change from a physical perspective. The results show that numerous climate histories can result from almost identical sets of conditions.

To protect bees, farming should be more ecologically intensive

To protect bees, farming should be more ecologically intensive

Humans depend on bees and other pollinators for 30-35% of their food production. However, the restructuring and exploitation of ecosystems for the promotion of intensive agriculture around the world is harmful for pollinators. What can be done to protect them? Experts provide an answer to this question in a study, one author of which is Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki, a member of the MTA Centre for Ecological Research Lendület (Momentum) Ecosystem Services Research Group.

Gravitational waves: European detector, Virgo joins research Gravitational waves: European detector, Virgo joins research

Gravitational waves: European detector, Virgo joins research

The development of the European gravitational wave detector, Virgo, has been completed, the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) announced on 20 February 2017. Virgo is now ready to join the two LIGO detectors already in operation, thus opening new possibilities: in the case of three-in-one discoveries, the location of the event generating gravitational waves can be restricted to a fairly narrow section of the sky, and the detection of gravitational waves can be linked to other astronomical observations.

Would anyone care to fly around the Palace of the Academy? Would anyone care to fly around the Palace of the Academy?

Would anyone care to fly around the Palace of the Academy?

Now you can, if you don’t mind pretending being on the back of a drone. Following is the finalized video and the brand new 3D model of the main building of the Academy. You can also take a glimpse into what happened behind the scenes during the making of the film.

MTA Premium Post Doctorate Research Program

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Grant to gain premium post doctoral researcher status in MTA’s research network and Hungarian universities between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2020

MTA researcher in physics receives a prestigious international award MTA researcher in physics receives a prestigious international award

MTA researcher in physics receives a prestigious international award

The Ignaz Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been given to Illés Farkas, a researcher from the Statistical and Biological Physics Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The physicist received the acknowledgment and prize money of USD 36,000 for his achievements in the fields of collective motion phenomena, such as pedestrian escape panic and molecular biological and social networks.

Trump and Science – a press review of scientific and popular science papers Trump and Science – a press review of scientific and popular science papers

Trump and Science – a press review of scientific and popular science papers

To protest against the measures of the Trump administration questioning scientific results, American scientists will march in the streets on 22 April, Earth Day. Sympathy demonstrations will be held in approximately a hundred other countries. This press review is based on articles published in Science, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist and National Geographic in January and February 2017.

A novel principle to mobilise neurons for brain repair A novel principle to mobilise neurons for brain repair

A novel principle to mobilise neurons for brain repair

Restorative neuroscience, the study of identifying the means to replace damaged neurons and recover permanently lost mental or physical abilities, is a rapidly advancing scientific field considering our progressively aging society. Redirecting immature neurons that reside in specific brain areas towards the sites of brain damage is an appealing strategy for acute brain injury or stroke therapy.

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