News and Views

  • Everyone now on board to ratify a Climate Agreement


    This September was the hottest on record in the past 100 years, and it is likely that 2015 will prove to be the hottest year. Less than a month after the WSF, a UN Climate Summit is due in Paris raising high hopes in mankind’s effort to preserve our climate. asked climate experts, including UN Deputy General Secretary responsible for climate affairs, János Pásztor to shed more light on this vital issue.

  • The threat is real and time is running out, but chances are still open: WSF sends a message to the Paris Climate Summit


    By adopting the closing document WS Forum ended its work on Saturday. At the session held in the Houses of Parliament head of state János Áder urged for the active participation of researchers, politicians and other members of the society in solving global problems.

  • Over 900 Science Leaders from over 100 Countries Gather at the World Science Forum 2015 Budapest


    At the Opening Ceremony of World Science Forum 2015 a panel of global thought-leaders declared renewed intent to fight poverty and promote just, equitable and inclusive social development based on the restoration, protection and sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystems. Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, opened four days of events.

  • Solar eclipse, Wigner-memorial site, light relay and a multitude of programs - IYL 2015 in Hungary


    The grand series of events organised in Hungary to commemorate the international year of light is nearing to an end, save a couple of exciting events due in the autumn. Here is a summary of the past events and the programs outstanding.

  • Science More Important Than Ever: World Science Forum Back in Budapest


    What targets do governments need to meet in order to make the Earth a more liveable place in the 2020s? How should one mitigate the consequences of global warming? What could scientists do so that the outcome of research should be imposed upon policy-making? Researchers and decisions makers are to discuss those issues at WSF, the most significant meet-up of science diplomacy in the world.

  • Falling Walls Lab Sopron 2015


    Whose idea wins out to break „the next wall ahead” with the help of science? There were fourteen young researchers and innovators contesting in Sopron for victory at a competition organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. The winners of the preliminary contest in Hungary may participate in the „Falling Walls Lab” contest in Berlin in November.

  • MTA and Audi Hungaria are to jointly develop automobiles of the future - by cooperating from basic research to innovation


    The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Audi Hungaria signed a cooperation deal on June 25. HAS is going to make the results of its innovative research available to some outstanding research in the automotive industry of Győr. Its presence will highlight the support available to research in engineering and the natural sciences in the West Hungary region.

  • Number of Momentum research teams surpasses 100


    Who were the contemporaries in the Carpathian basin of the Greek warriors chanted by Homer? Why was the Kingdom of Hungary one of the engines of European economies in the Middle Ages? How can mathematics be used to underpin more prudent business investments? How reliable are the smart devices when reliability is a matter of life and death? How exactly does a habit or an environmental factor become cancerous? The 12 winners this year of MTA [...]

  • MTA President successfully defends basic research in Brussels


    Six highly dependable European scientists were invited to present their arguments for basic research on Wednesday. Members of the elite delegation included Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, and László Lovász, President of HAS. The EU commissioner responsible for research pledged that financing basic research would be least affected by EFSI, the new strategic investment scheme of the EU.

  • Hungarian researchers participate in global paleontological data analysis


    Staff members of the MTA-MTM-ELTE Research Group for Paleontology have coauthored two recently published scientific papers appearing in Paleobiology, a leading international journal of this field of research. The studies are aimed at revealing changes of biodiversity over the Earth's history through analyses of the Paleobiology Database which has been developed by a broad consortium of the international paleontological community.