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!

Science, ethics and responsibility - World Science Forum kicks off in Budapest Science, ethics and responsibility - World Science Forum kicks off in Budapest

Science, ethics and responsibility - World Science Forum kicks off in Budapest

This year's Forum focuses on the ethical problems scientists face and on the responsibility of researchers for the consequences of their scientific results. The organisers wish to consider these important issues in a broad perspective. "When talking about freedom of research we must address questions like: How to share resources between basic research and innovation? How can science funding be made more transparent and just? Why is it so crucial for scientists to take part in the policy making process?" These were the essential messages during president László Lovász's welcome speech.

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