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 17th 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.