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Katalin Karikó, Member of the French Academy of Sciences

D&T
Jun 17, 2022

Katalin Karikó, an alumnus and research professor at the University of Szeged (SZTE), was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences (Académie des Sciences), SZTE informed the Hungarian state news agency MTI on Friday. According to the press release, the inauguration ceremony, at which the biochemist and fifteen other researchers became members of […]

Nobel Prize-winning Biochemist Wins uDEsia Prize

D&T
May 4, 2022

World-renowned Israeli chemist Avram Hershko has been awarded the University of Debrecen Science Impact Award (uDEsia) at the University of Debrecen. The Nobel Prize-winning researcher received the institution's most prestigious scientific award from Vice-Rector for Science László Csernoch. The uDEsia Award, established by the Senate of the University of Debrecen, is awarded to a Nobel […]

László Lovász Appointed to the EU Scientific Council

D&T
Mar 5, 2022

Mathematician and former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), László Lovász, has appointed by the European Commission as of three new members, for a term of four years, to the Scientific Council, the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), Europe's main scientific organization. The other new members are astrophysicist Chryssa Kouveliotou, […]

Hungarian Engineers Assist in Aviation Breakthrough

D&T
Feb 15, 2022

Rolls-Royce's team in Hungary, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam and Austrian engine manufacturer Rotax have achieved a major breakthrough in revolutionizing aviation and making it even more sustainable. Following several successful ground tests, a unique hybrid-powered experimental aircraft took to the skies for the first time on December 21, 2021, the first in the world to […]

Dreamers of Dreams Exhibition in Budapest

D&T
Feb 14, 2022

With an exhibition entitled ‘Dreamers of Dreams 20 – World-renowned Hungarians, world-shaping inventions’, Millenáris celebrates Hungarian contributions to scientific milestones. Opening this Tuesday, the spectacular interactive exhibition showcases the inventions of nearly 600 Hungarian geniuses. Covering an area of almost 6,000 square meters, the exhibition covers 6+1 disciplines: mobility, medicine, industry, agriculture, infocommunication, the science […]

Hungarian Physicist Ferenc Krausz Wins Wolf Prize

D&T
Feb 9, 2022

Hungarian physicist Ferenc Krausz has been awarded the prestigious science distinction Wolf Prize for his pioneering contributions to ultrafast laser science and attosecond physics. Ferenc Krausz is director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and chair of Experimental Physics - Laser Physics at Ludwig Maximilians Universität München in Germany. In 2001, Ferenc Krausz […]

Dr. Katalin Karikó Awarded the 2022 Japan Prize

D&T
Jan 27, 2022

Hungarian biochemist Prof. Katalin Karikó has been announced by the Japan Prize Foundation as the winner of the 2022 Japan Prize in the fields of Materials and Production, along with fellow researcher Prof. Drew Weissman (USA). With this year’s prize, Karikó and Weissman are being recognized for their pioneering research in the United States contributing […]

Yet Another Major Recognition for Katalin Karikó

D&T
Jan 24, 2022

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and fellow researcher Drew Weissman, both of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2022 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal awarded by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the United States. Dr. Katalin Karikó is the first Hungarian to receive this recognition. According to the NAS website, Katalin Karikó and Drew […]

Dog Brains Can Distinguish Between Languages

D&T
Jan 6, 2022

Dog brains can detect speech, and show different activity patterns to a familiar and an unfamiliar language, a new brain imaging study by researchers from the Department of Ethology at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has found in Budapest. This is the first demonstration that a non-human brain can differentiate two languages, biologist and psychologist […]

Katalin Karikó Awarded by the Cancer Research Institute

D&T
Nov 6, 2021

Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the immune system’s power to control and potentially cure all types of cancer, will confer its prestigious William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology on four key scientists, including Hungarian researcher Dr. Katalin Karikó, credited with the discovery and development of messenger […]

Katalin Karikó Awarded the Bolyai Prize

D&T
Oct 1, 2021

The Board of Trustees and the Founders of the Bolyai Prize Foundation have announced that in 2021, the most prestigious award in Hungarian academia will be received by Katalin Karikó. Established in 1998 and awarded every two years, the Bolyai Prize (named after world-renowned 19th century Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai), the first major private scientific […]

Breakthrough Prize to Katalin Karikó

D&T
Sep 9, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and fellow researcher Drew Weissman were this year's winners of the Breakthrough Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards with the largest prize money, USD three million. The recognition was, of course, earned for the mRNA research that enabled the rapid development of mRNA-based Covid vaccines. The Breakthrough Prize was […]

Eastern Europe's First Integrated Geodynamic Station

D&T
Aug 23, 2021

The first Integrated Geodynamic Station of Hungary and Eastern Europe was inaugurated in Badacsonytördemic, at Lake Balaton in midwestern Hungary this Monday as reported by the website of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH). The Budapest-based ELKH Research Institute of Geophysics and Space Science (FI), the Institute's MTA FI Lendület (‘Impetus’) Pannon LitH2Oscope Research Group […]

Government Approves Hungary's Space Strategy

D&T
Aug 19, 2021

The Hungarian government has approved the country's national space strategy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Thursday. Like most European countries, Hungary has laid out the cornerstones of its opportunities and directions of development in space research in a space strategy, the ministry told the state news agency MTI. The strategy envisions […]

Small Hungarian Satellite Launched Into Orbit

D&T
Aug 17, 2021

The C3S 3U CubeSat platform was successfully launched from the Guyana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, on Tuesday morning, a few minutes after a quarter past 3:15 a.m. Hungarian time, the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports. The cargo hold also accommodated the French optical imaging satellite Pléiades Neo-4 and the Hungarian-developed and manufactured […]

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