Hungarian instruments on board of the International Space Station Monitoring Space Weather 06/27/2014

As part of an international scientific program led by IKI (Russian Space Research Institute), several Hungarian instruments will be delivered on board of the International Space Station soon. The Hungarian instruments were delivered to the Russian Space Research Institute last year where they went through a number of tests.

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Tuomas Lappi was awarded the Zimányi Medal in 2014 06/24/2014

The 2014 Zimányi Medal was given on the 24 May, the last day of the Quark Matter 2014 conference in Darmstadt, Germany by Miklós Gyulassy professor of Columbia University, New York to Tuomas Lappi (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) for his pioneering independent and collaborative work.

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GPU-day 05/28/2014

Wigner RCP of the HAS continues the "GPU Day @ Wigner" series with a subtitle: "The Future of Many-Core Computing In Science"

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CERN 60 05/19/2014

The 60. anniversary of CERN's foundation is to be held this year. Hungary is a member of the CERN since 1992, and research groups of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics play significant roles in the collaboration.

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 Hungarian instruments on board of the International Space Station Monitoring Space Weather
 Tuomas Lappi was awarded the Zimányi Medal in 2014
 GPU-day
 CERN 60

Our Mission

The mission of the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the H.A.S. is to pursue explorational experimental physics research using domestic and international research equipments, do theoretical physics research, coordinate Hungarian efforts in international research, and support the development of the nation by the utilization of research results.

Eugene Wigner, our eponym

Eugene Paul Wigner (Budapest, 17. November 1902. – Princeton, USA, 1. January 1995.) Nobel-laureate Hungarian-US physicist, mathematician, chemical engineer. He was born in Budapest, on 12nd November, 1902 and died in 1995, in Princeton, USA. He took part in the design of the first nuclear reactors, and for his work in their development he is considered the first nuclear reactor engineer.