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Dr. Katalin Karikó with the Semmelweis Prize

Biochemist Katalin Karikó Awarded the Semmelweis Prize

May 25, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó, whose decades of work with mRNA technology was instrumental in the development of COVID-19 vaccines, was awarded the Ignác Semmelweis Prize in Hungary. In her acceptance speech, the scientist vowed to continue her research, saying that it was crucial to find cures for diseases that had to be "pushed to the […]

Hungarian Member in the OPTICON-RadioNet PILOT Project

Apr 19, 2021

Konkoly Observatory is the Astronomical Institute of the Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (CSFK), which belongs to the Eötvös Loránd Research Network, has announced that it joins Europe’s largest ground-based astronomy collaborative network. Two major collaborative networks for ground-based astronomy, one in the optical domain (OPTICON) and the other in the radio-wave domain […]

Pioneering the Covid Vaccines

Apr 14, 2021

Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó overcame numerous professional setbacks before shooting to stardom as one of the inventors of the mRNA technology used in two Covid-19 vaccines. The scientist, who has been slated as a recipient of the Nobel Prize, talked to Diplomacy&Trade about her love for science, the outcome of the pandemic and the curing […]

Hungarian Recipient of the 'Nobel Prize of Mathematics'

Mar 17, 2021

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2021 to Hungary's László Lovász of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (ELKH, MTA Institute of Excellence) and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and Israel's Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA "for their foundational contributions to […]

Hungarian Mathematician Receives Prestigious Award

Mar 2, 2021

László Erdős, professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), shares the Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) with physicist Markus Arndt professor at the University of Vienna. IST says the Hungarian mathematician is being honored for his outstanding research achievements at the interface between mathematics and physics, […]

We Need to Work on the Future!

Jan 28, 2021

The Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) was established in 2015 with the aim of helping to navigate the complexities and uncertainties of this age, contributing to the formulation of solutions to pressing problems that require complex and interdisciplinary thinking, and developing a new vision and strategy for small city development. iASK was founded at […]

Katalin Karikó Accepts Szeged Honorary Title

Jan 19, 2021

"Dr. Katalin Karikó has accepted the title of honorary citizen of Szeged. It is a great honor for all of us," the mayor of the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged, László Botka announced Tuesday evening. "Our city, our country, and the whole world can be grateful to her for her exceptional scientific work in the […]

Hungarian Doctor on the Queen's New Year Honors List

Jan 2, 2021

Dr. Tamás Szakmány, a Hungarian doctor working in Wales, was made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the the British public healthcare system NHS during the COCID-19 pandemic. According to the local paper South Wales Argus, the doctor said he was “completely astonished and humbled” to receive the […]

Academia Europaea: New Hub in Budapest

Dec 16, 2020

The new Academia Europea (AE) Budapest KnowledgeHub is the latest addition to AE’s growing number of hubs joining Barcelona, Bergen, Cardiff, Tbilisi and Wroclaw, the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences reports. The academic director of the Hungarian center, located in the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, will be László Lovász who […]

2020 Szent-Györgyi Talent Award Winner Announced

Dec 7, 2020

László Nagy, a fellow of the Institute of Biochemistry of the Szeged Biological Research Institute, received this year's Szent-Györgyi Talent Award The award was presented at a meeting of Nobel laureates and talented students for the 15th time. The event was held online this year with the participation of some 280 students from fifty high […]

Jupiter mission parts prepared at Admatis Ltd.

Jupiter Mission Tool Parts Manufactured in Hungary

Aug 13, 2020

The Hungarian company Admatis Ltd. is among the contributing partners in building the JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) spacecraft that is to explore Jupiter and its icy moons. Compared to the original designs, JUICE receives an additionally designed, analyzed, finished multilayer film made of ADMATIS 'jacket'. The 'jacket' is made of MLI (Multi Layer Insulation) […]

Hungarian Researcher Named Lifetime EMBO Member

Jul 8, 2020

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has bestowed upon 63 leading scientists – among them Hungarian evolutionary biologist Eörs Szathmáry – the lifetime honor of EMBO Membership in recognition of their remarkable achievements in the life sciences. “The new Members have contributed to the success of research in the life sciences in Europe and around the […]

New President at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Jul 7, 2020

Neurobiologist Dr. Tamás Freund has been elected as the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences following a 24-hour voting process this Monday and Tuesday. The academician replaces László Lovász, who resigned after six years, at the head of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1825 by Count István Széchenyi. The post of Secretary […]

Raising Awareness through Photography

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 7, 2020

As we reported earlier, Hungarian freelance photographer and photographer of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Esther Horvath was named 1st prize winner for single photos in the Environment category for her picture 'Polar Bear and her Cub' at the 2020 World Press Photo Contest. In this month’s Diplomacy&Trade, she talks about life during the months-long expeditions […]

Hungarian Nobel Laureate Birth Centenary Coins

May 29, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) issues a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000, on the 100th anniversary of Hungarian-born American Nobel Prize winner János Harsányi’s birth. By issuing this collector coin, MNB wishes to pay tribute to the renowned researcher of the […]

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