Outer space brought closer to Hungary
Inforádió reports that the foundation-stone of the Magnetic Null Space Laboratory (Mágneses Nulltér Laboratórium) has been laid down at Fertőboz. The lab was established by two research centres of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, with the aim of aiding research in space technology and in neuroscience.
The Magnetic Null Space Laboratory was established by the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and by the Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The two institutions won a HUF 435 million (EUR 1.3 m) EU funding for the purpose of establishing this centre.
László Szarka, director-general of the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, told InfoRádió that their aim is to create such a magnetic space where the same conditions apply as in space.
This means that the field intensity at the Laboratory will be almost zero.
Various materials- and neuroscience-assayings and investigations will take place at the lab that is currently being built. The founders hope for substantial results in the field of brain research and in creating new matters. Szarka further digressed that they are hopeful of winning national funds and establishing professional relations with scientists and companies from abroad.
Aside from laying down the foundation stone of the laboratory, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Széchenyi István Geophysical Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is also celebrated at Fertőboz.
László Szarka argued that the biggest geoscience project was the 1957-58 international geophysics year, which brought with itself a grandiose international cooperation. This cooperation helped to gain a better insight into Earth’s surface, the oceans and the atmosphere.
It is since then, that the carbon-dioxide levels of the atmosphere are measured.
Also, the first satellite can be linked to this event. From the point of view of Hungary, it has to be mentioned that the Academy’s observatory between Fertőboz and Nagycenk was established as part of this geophysics event.