News and Views

  • „I have brought home the knowledge, experience and attitude that I obtained in the USA"


    The Momentum research team of Nándor Gábor Than at the MTA Research Centre for Natural Sciences aims to explore and characterize the signal transduction pathways that play a key role in the development of miscarriages and other pregnancy complications. Back from the USA, Dr. Than hopes that his team's findings may facilitate the rise of personalized medicine and may have strong impact on health care.

  • Cracow international conference limelights geography’s shift towards global approach


    Climate change and characteristics of local and regional development dominated the agenda of the recent regional conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Entitled “Changes – Challenges – Responsibility,” the conference was held in Cracow, Poland. Researchers of the MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences were also present.

  • Paleontological evidence helps improving climate model hindcasts


    The Research Group for Paleontology at MTA-MTM-ELTE and the staff of MTA Centre for Ecological Research have jointly reported two academic achievements recently which, by using paleontological methods, contributes to the description of past climatic changes and improves precision of modelsforecasting climate changes. The papers are published by the prestigious journals Geology and Nature Communications.

  • New Members from Hungary in Academia Europaea


    Seven Hungarians, three academicians and four Doctors of MTA have been elected to become members of Academia Europaea (AE). With that addition of those seven scientists the total number of Hungarians working for AE, established in 1988, is now 91.

  • Internet Game Unravelling Particle Physics


    "Particle Clicker” is the name of the game designed by students including Gábor Bíró, a Hungarian student of physics doing research at MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics, that has been declared to be the overall winning project at CERN’s Summer Student Webfest. The online game now available on mobile devices intends to popularise particle physics.

  • MTA develops methods to manoeuvre telecom satellites into safer positions


    The procedures developed in conjunction with MTA scholarship recipient Professor Robert von Fay-Siebenburgen of the University of Sheffield pursuant to research into solar activities at MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (MTA CSFK) will find their new use in rotating satellites into safer positions in the future.

  • MTA Researchers are Invited to Speak at International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul


    The most prestigious meeting of the international community of mathematicians is the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) organised every four year. On the event starting on August 13 eight invited Hungarians scientists are to present their findings and several of them belong to the staff of MTA Rényi Institute of Mathematics.

  • As demonstrated by the Momentum program itself, Hungary highly values scientific achievement


    Arriving from Australia, Maria Lugaro (43) is founding her research group in the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Supported by the Momentum program, the astrophysicist, a mother of four, studies nuclear fusion reactions in stars.

  • “Momentum Program enables ambitious astronomical project in Hungary”


    Momentum researcher Ágnes Kóspál, who is returning from The Netherlands, studies the birth of stars. As a new awardee of the Program for Excellence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, she is setting up a research group at MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (MTA CSFK) to explore the formation of Sun-like stars and their planetary systems.

  • A compound from marijuana could be the anti-acne medication of the future – Results of a “Momentum” research group


    Recent scientific results of Tamás Bíró (Doctor of the HAS, Head of the MTA-DE “Momentum” Cellular Physiology Research Group at the University of Debrecen) and his colleagues on one of the compounds in marijuana may contribute to a more efficient treatment of acne, one of the most prevalent skin diseases. Interview.