Birth of a comet magnetosphere: A spring of water ions 01/23/2015

The Rosetta mission shall accompany comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from its awakening through its maximum activity levels at perihelion.

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Negotiation of the agreement between Wigner RCP and ELI-HU Ltd. 01/16/2015

ELI is the first infrastructure in the world which can investigate the interaction between light and matter with the highest intensity. It is a civil, european cooperation with an international research group.  ELI gives new opportunities in physics, chemistry, biologyand in the technology sciences and has effects on medical, material and environmental sciences also.

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12 November, 2014 A Space Probe landed on the Surface of a Comet for the first time in Space Research 11/14/2014

Our institute was involved in the development of the Rosetta lander Philae spacecraft on-board control and data acquisition computer in the nineties. On the 2nd March,2004 the mission was launched for its ten-year journey in space, with the aim of reaching  67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet and landing on the comet surface to examine comet nucleus directly.... more view

Physics in medicine - Article of Wigner RCP scientists have been displayed on the cover page of a main medical journal 09/02/2014

Scientific results obtained by scientists of Wigner RCP have been displayed on the cover page of the August issue of Experimental Dermatology, the monthly, medical, international journal. Authors of the related scientific paper being published in the same issue are Dóra Haluszka, Attila Kolonics and Róbert Szipőcs, researchers at the Wigner RCP. Their scientific paper is a good example of how... more view

 Birth of a comet magnetosphere: A spring of water ions
 Negotiation of the agreement  between Wigner RCP and ELI-HU Ltd.
 12 November, 2014  A Space Probe landed on the Surface of a Comet for the first time in Space Research
 Physics in medicine - Article of Wigner RCP scientists have been displayed on the cover page of a main medical journal

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 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.