A virtual General Assembly meeting is possible – Interview with László Lovász

A virtual General Assembly meeting is possible – Interview with László Lovász

“Holding our General Assembly and electing the chief officials of the Academy without the actual physical participation of attendees is only possible if the law permits it and the members of the General Assembly agree to this unusual method,” said MTA President László Lovász to mta.hu. The Academy supports decision-makers in their fight against the coronavirus outbreak, while the president himself has begun carrying out mathematical research to find out more about the spread of the disease. In his opinion, tough measures are necessary, while we must also prepare for the time when these measures will inevitably need to be eased.

Free online course on Coronavirus from international experts

Free online course on Coronavirus from international experts

A series of free online talks by leading world experts in global health, science diplomacy, geopolitics and technology will be broadcast online. One initiative called SciDip Talks will consist of 5 sessions and will take place every Thursday at 6pm (CET/CEST) (March 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd). Another will be organized by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. On this course, you can learn the latest of what we know about COVID-19, presented by international experts.

Professor Jaroslav Nešetřil: Why we must teach our children the beauty of mathematics, and start (more) maths museums

Professor Jaroslav Nešetřil: Why we must teach our children the beauty of mathematics, and start (more) maths museums

Imagine if art classes at school were like teaching children how to paint the walls of a house. That is what leading mathematician Professor Jaroslav Nešetřil believes the current state of maths teaching is like for millions children. If we want to open up the beauty of maths and the benefits it can give us we need to start thinking about maths teaching in an entirely different way, says Prof. Nešetřil, Director of the Center of Excellence - Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, at Prague’s Charles University.

Latest results of the MTA Momentum programme may help overcome drug resistance in cancer cells Latest results of the MTA Momentum programme may help overcome drug resistance in cancer cells

Latest results of the MTA Momentum programme may help overcome drug resistance in cancer cells

The MTA-SE Momentum Molecular Oncology Hematology Research Group at Semmelweis University investigated molecular changes in the therapy of one of the most common types of adult leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Researchers have identified a molecular process that plays an important role in the drug resistance of cancer cells. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Research Centre for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM), the University of Regensburg and the South Pest Hospital.

Famelab – talking science – Deadline for applications 16 March Famelab – talking science – Deadline for applications 16 March

Famelab – talking science – Deadline for applications 16 March

FameLab is the world’s leading science communications competition. It spotlights the science com-municators of tomorrow, who can show off their area of expertise in a truly engaging way. Make it funny, make it enlightening, make it jaw-dropping – the judges are looking for someone who can shine! Communicating science is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. By making complex ideas accessible and attractive to the public they inspire future generations of scientists and increase general understanding of science and its role in society.

Mission of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Mission of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Mission of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The new mission of the Academy was passed with a 93% majority during the 192nd Extraordinary General Assembly on 2 December 2019. The mission includes the guidance of all scientific sections as well as suggestions from members of the public body. The document was finalised by the Presidium of the Academy on 17 December 2019. Following is the final version of the document.

CHEOPS’s instruments have been turned on for the purpose of finding Earth-like Planets CHEOPS’s instruments have been turned on for the purpose of finding Earth-like Planets

CHEOPS’s instruments have been turned on for the purpose of finding Earth-like Planets

CHEOPS, the newest space telescope of the European Space Agency (ESA), was launched on 18 December 2019 so that exoplanets close to Earth can be studied in detail. The goal is to identify possible Earth-like planets which possess the conditions which allow for the emergence of life. In the weeks since the launch, the first correction manoeuver was performed, and on 8 January 2020 CHEOPS’s on-board instruments were activated for the first time. The telescope cover will be opened on 27 January. Hungarian experts contributed to the construction of CHEOPS, and they are also participating in the scientific project.

Short interviews at World Science Forum Short interviews at World Science Forum

Short interviews at World Science Forum

From the editor-in-chief of Nature to the president of EASAC and CERN's communications advisor, we've conducted a couple of flash interviews with various speakers of the World Science Forum. What have we learned from the reproducibility crisis? What are the advisors of European academies working on? Which directions should future particle physics explore? Listen to the recordings for the details!

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