ASPERA visited Hungary last October Print E-mail

ImageHungary is one of the latest countries to join ASPERA. Last october, a visit to Budapest was organized, providing an overview of astroparticle physics activities and of the research funding system of Hungary.



ASPERA Budapest

Hungarian researchers have a strong involvement in gravitational wave research and are also active in several other fields of astroparticle physics such as neutrino physics (KATRIN, Borexino) and cosmic rays. They 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. The 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 infrastructures.

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