Critical point search using Ar+Sc collisions at the NA61 experiment at CERN 03/09/2015

The understanding of strongly interacting matter is one of the most puzzling problems in particle physics. According to the QCD model of strongly interacting matter, elemetary particles called quarks interact with each-other through so called gluon fields, and in normal matter they are always bound together in composite particles such as protons, neutrons, or generally speaking: in hadrons. Theoretical considerations such as lattice QCD calculations indicate that the strongly interacting... more view

Central European Relativity Seminars (CERS5) 02/23/2015

The 5th Central European Relativity Seminar will be held in Budapest at the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, between February 26 - 28 February, 2015. The main part of the scientific program consists of seminars by young researchers selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. The speakers will be chosen mainly amongst graduate students and post-docs. We anticipate about 24 talks of 20 minutes each. A few longer talks might replace some of the shorter ones if scientifically... more view

Stellarator – Bringing down the Sun to Earth 01/30/2015

Fusion energy production is an old dream of mankind. From the beginning of fusion research, many different types of devices were created. Among these, the stellarator type is one of the oldest and most promising solutions for a fusion reactor with positive energy balance. The stellarator confines plasma using strong magnetic field to achieve controlled nuclear fusion. This device type was invented by Lyman Spitzer in 1950 and in the... more view

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. Initially, the solar wind (a supersonic charged particle flow from the Sun) permeates the thin cometary atmosphere formed from sublimation, until the size and pressure of the ionized atmosphere define its boundaries, a region dominated by cometary effects evolves:  a magnetosphere is born.

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 Critical point search using Ar+Sc collisions at the NA61 experiment at CERN
 Central European Relativity Seminars (CERS5)
 Stellarator – Bringing down the Sun to Earth
 Birth of a comet magnetosphere: A spring of water ions

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.

 

KFKI Condensed Matter Research Center
EU Centre of Excellence

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.

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