ASPERA Hungarian National Day Print E-mail
15 October, 2010. Budapest, Hungary


The 16th ASPERA National Day was organized by the National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH) on 15 October 2010. Invited by NKTH, representatives of the ASPERA network, the Hungarian science funding system and Astropraticle Physics research have conferred in Budapest, Hungary. The main purpose of the ASPERA Hungarian National Day was to present the Astroparticle Physics activities and the science funding system in Hungary to the other ASPERA partners.

There were approximately 50 participants in the National Day who received a full review of institute structure of the Hungarian R&D; they were informed about the R&D funding opportunities and the main trends and achievements of Hungarian Astroparticle Physics researchers.

In Hungary three organisations, the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), the National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) provide the largest contribution to Astroparticle Physics research. Representatives of these organisations gave presentations about their funding opportunities and future plans.

Hungarian researchers are very active in some fields of Astroparticle Physics and are looking forward to playing a more significant role in the European research area. Astroparticle Physics activities in Hungary include research carried out at three major universities (at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, at the University of Szeged and at the University of Debrecen), and research activities at two major research institutes run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (at the Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics in Budapest and at the Institute of Nuclear Research in Debrecen). There were eight presentations by researchers from all these places on the National Day. Focus was on activities at CERN (which Hungary joined more than a decade ago) and participation at both the LIGO and VIRGO gravitational wave observatories, a recent addition to activities in Hungary. During the discussions on the ASPERA Hungarian National Day it was mentioned that Hungary could be a suitable building site for one of the proposed magnificent seven research labs.



Consortium, Project, and the purpose of a National Day

T. Berghöfer (ASPERA-2 coordinator) 

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ASPERA roadmap, evolutions, international context

S. Katsanevas (ASPERA-2 deputy coordinator)

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Funding system of the National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH)

V. Németh (National Office for Research and Technology- NKTH)

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The Role of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) in Supporting Hungarian Research

L. P. Kollár (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund-OTKA)

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Research institutions and their financing at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

L. Szarka (Hungarian Academy of Science-MTA)

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Astroparticle physics research in Hungary

Z. Frei (Eötvös Loránd University-ELTE)

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Astroparticle Physics and High Energy Physics at KFKI RMKI

P. Lévai (Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics-RMKI)

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The ATOMKI nuclear astrophysics program

G. Gyürky (Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences-ATOMKI)

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Nuclear Reactions and their Asstrophysical Relevance

E. Somorjai (ATOMKI)

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Future plans in gravitation research: The Hungarian participation in the Einstein Telescope

I. Rácz (RMKI)

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Gravitation: theory and recent experiments in Hungary (the VIRGO participation)

M. Vasúth (RMKI)

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LIGO participation in Hungary: The Budapest-Szeged-Debrecen Collaboration

P. Raffai (ELTE)

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High Energy Astrophysics and Space HungarySpace Physics in Hungary

Z. Bagoly (ELTE)

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