RSS
  • Six young scientists introduced at MTA

    Six young scientists introduced at MTA

    Six young students who belong to the youngest generation of researchers but have already had considerable experience in science were talking about their plans, objectives, motivation, and the roots for commitment to research status at the forum of Innodiak in the main building of MTA. The event held within the Festival of Science in Hungary put the education of the gifted in a different perspective.

    Tovább
  • Research in Materials Science: Japanese Model Revealed at MTA

    Research in Materials Science: Japanese Model Revealed at MTA

    The attendants of the last lecture of the series of events organised to strengthen cooperation between Japan and the Visegrad 4 countries heard at MTA of the results of a variety of research projects in materials science, projects that could boost energy efficiency. The program director of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Teuro Kishi gave a comprehensive picture of his country’ plans in materials research.

    Tovább
  • World Science Forum’s renewed Steering Committee meets in Paris

    World Science Forum’s renewed Steering Committee meets in Paris

    World Science Forum’s Steering Committee – a body of eminent scientists and senior science diplomats – has met in Paris and defined the programme for the summer 2015 meeting of WSF in Budapest.

    Tovább
  • Interdisciplinary examinations reveal the biological status and life style of members of a 6th century migrant community

    Interdisciplinary examinations reveal the biological status and life style of members of a 6th century migrant community

    A Hungarian-German team of scientists and scholars excavating the remains of a Lombard cemetery in the fringes of Szólád, a village south of Lake Balaton have identified the demographic composition and life styles of inhabitants of the area.

    Tovább
  • Financial Support for Research in Social Science

    Financial Support for Research in Social Science

    The Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation and MTA signed an agreement in 1989 to establish SYLFF, the MTA Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund. They have so far funded 161 Hungarians’ research in social science. The scholarship is available for ten months as announced annually. On its 25th anniversary MTA-SYLFF secretariat organised a celebratory session within the Festival of Science in Hungary program.

    Tovább
  • New Milestone in QM

    New Milestone in QM

    Tamás Vértesi, a researcher of MTA Atomki and his colleague in Geneva found an answer to one of the most famous and open questions in Quantum Mechanics. Their findings published in Nature Communications may provoke researchers to meet novel challenges in information transmission using quantum optics and in the design of quantum computers.

    Tovább
  • Using novel nanotechnology procedure, Momentum researchers turn graphene into magnet

    Using novel nanotechnology procedure, Momentum researchers turn graphene into magnet

    A new characteristic of 2D graphene consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms has been discovered by researchers of MTA. The research team led by Levente Tapasztó, one of the winners this year of the MTA TTK MFA Momentum program demonstrated that graphene ribbons of nanometre width may be engineered with stable magnetism along the edges at room temperature.

    Tovább
  • „Astronomic Research has a ROI in years and decades to come

    „Astronomic Research has a ROI in years and decades to come"

    Fundamental research in astronomy calls for solutions that will trickle down as technology to be applied in household gadgets in years or decades to come - so astronomer and academician László L. Kiss summed up his point at a public presentation in the main building of MTA. This year innovative research with perspectives is in the focus of the series of events „Far-sighted Science: responses will be held accountable in the future."

    Tovább
  • Thinking Together about the Future

    Thinking Together about the Future

    During the Festival of Science in Hungary MTA Sections of the Life Sciences jointly organised an interdisciplinary conference on the ethical, legal and social aspects of innovations in biotechnology. Presenters covered new results in food safety, human reproduction, neuroscience and stem cell research discussing the issues in terms of benefits and hazards alike.

    Tovább
  • Comprehensive report in Nature magazine on research financing in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe

    Comprehensive report in Nature magazine on research financing in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe

    On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall in Berlin Nature publishes a comprehensive picture of how research is financed in the EACE countries. Outlining the practices in Poland, Estonia and Hungary, three possible models are identified that may be followed to create a competitive research environment.

    Tovább