The current experimental cycle has been launched on the world’s largest stellarator. During the next four month Wendelstein 7-X will produce longer and higher energy plasma discharges then before, thanks to the numerous upgrades and the experiences from the last two years. Contrary to the 30s long plasma discharges archived during the last campaign, now they expecting 100s long plasmas.
Anyone can search for intergalactic particles! You can do it even with your mobile phone! When a particle with an energy of the highest order observed in the Universe approaches from the depths of the cosmos, it initiates a spectacular phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere: a gigantic cascade of secondary particles, called an extensive air shower. After reaching the Earth, a cascade caused by a single particle can cover the surface of even a large agglomeration.
During the last week (6-11 May, 2018) the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC – a consortium of MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics and MTA Centre for Energy Research) hosted the 12th Central European Training School (CETS-12) on neutron techniques. The objective of the school was to provide an insight into different neutron techniques: neutron scattering, imaging and elemental analysis, both at the level of tutorials as well as hands-on training.
The 9th Einstein Telescope Symposium took place on 19-20th April, 2018 at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) in Cascina, Italy, where the Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detector is situated. Among more than 100 participants the APPEC (AstroParticle Physics European Consortium) and the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) were represented at the highest level.
For building quantumtechnology in Hungary, a consortium has been founded led by MTA Wigner RCP. The members of the consortium, named HunQuTech are: Wigner Research Centre for Physics, consortium leader, the Institute of Phyics, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Institute of Physics of the Eötvös Loránd University, Bonn Hungary Electronics, Ericsson Hungary, Nokia-Bell Labs, Femtonics.