An international research group discovered a bubble like nucleus distribution in a silicon isotope with extra neutrons (34Si). In this isotope, the central proton density is almost half the proton density at the periphery of the nucleus, while neutron density is balanced. The experiment was conducted on a radioactive ion beam and researchers at the MTA Atomki, Debrecen were among the scientists who partook in the analyses of the data.
Having been granted almost 1 billion forints from the GINOP Program, the Hungarian research network is expected to have a pioneering role in exploring cosmic effects and risks. The new camera system on Piszkéstető Observatory and the ELTE Gothard Observatory can give us a distortion-free image of the meteorite activity above the Carpathian Basin for the first time. Additionally, the second largest astronomical telescope in Hungary will be assembled in Szombathely, which will assess the risks posed by large meteorites to both the Earth and to outer space.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) launches a call for applications to establish new Lendület (“Momentum”) research teams 2017–2022
The discovery could reveal new possibilities in the treatment of osteoporosis and diabetes. The biological stem cell functions of Tks4 were identified by László Buday’s research group in the Institute of Enzymology of the MTA Research Centre for Natural Sciences. The project was led by Virág Vas.
New possibilities in material-testing and the development of terahertz particle accelerators to use in medical therapy could be provided by researchers participating in the High Field Terahertz Research Group of the MTA-PTE together with the Institute of Physics (University of Pécs). Their results were recently published in Optica.
Two academic research centres are part of the two consortiums which have been granted 26 million euros, i.e. 8 billion forints to establish excellence centres in the highly prestigious “Teaming” program of EU Horizon 2020. Together with national resources and the contribution of participating institutes, a total sum of 22 billion forints can be used for two leading programs in the field of medicine and production informatics and logistics.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences held the annual meeting of Visegrád science academies’ presidents in an unorthodox way this year. On 26 and 27 October, the representatives of V4 countries met Science Europe, the representative of European Research Funding Organizations (RFO) and Research Performing Organizations (RPO) in Brussels in order to ensure more success within the scientific framework program of the European Union. The delegates also discussed the academic initiatives in promoting the scientific career of women.
Evolution of Biodiversity: A Southern Hemisphere Perspective - Inaugural lecture of Ladislav Mucina, honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The inaugural lecture of Ladislav Mucina honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 8 November, 2016.
The primary aim of Gergely Szöllősi, head of the MTA-ELTE Lendület (Momentum) Evolutionary Genomics Research Group is to formulate methods that can help establish a dated reconstruction of the “tree of life” based on genetic data for the very first time. The physicist was granted 1.45 million euros for a five year period beginning from the summer of 2017.
When invasive predators enter new territories, they are especially dangerous to the endemic species. According to research conducted by the Lendület (Momentum) Evolutionary Ecology Research Group at the Plant Protection Institute in the MTA Centre for Agricultural Research (MTA ATK NÖVI) these organisms are unable to recognize the threat that these newcomers pose to them.
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