News and Views

  • 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.

  • New results from Momentum researchers in the description of pathogens resistant to antibiotics


    Bacteria can adapt within a short span of time to antibiotics, consequently they become resistant to a number of other medicaments, the members of two Momentum research teams led by Balázs Papp and Csaba Pál in the BRC respectively have stated. Their results published in the prominent journal Nature Communications may also help develop more efficient pharmaceuticals.

  • “Momentum Programme creates the framework for high-level research”


    The research that biophysicist Zsuzsanna Dosztányi will be doing at the Eötvös Loránd University; with funding from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Momentum Programme for Excellence; can offer insights into fundamental biological processes, help to elucidate the molecular basis of certain diseases and open up new avenues for drug design.

  • From atomic nuclei to the stars – MTA Institute for Nuclear Research explores supernovas


    The Nuclear Astrophysics Research Group of MTA Institute for Nuclear Research has been exploring the emergence of elements and the functioning of stars based on physical phenomena occurring in atomic nuclei for long. In July 2014 the Research Group hosted the international conference entitled “Nuclei in the Cosmos”– the first time such a prestigious event was held in the CEE region.

  • “Work excellence calls for excellent working conditions, a reliable environment, and lots of planning”


    Gastroenterologist Péter Hegyi is looking for biological targets susceptible to pharmacological intervention in his focus on prophylactics and specific treatments for pancreatitis within the framework of MTA’s Programme for Excellence. Péter Hegyi hopes the outcome of his research conducted within the Momentum Programme will result in a breakthrough in treating this serious disorder.