Conferences & Workshops

Exploring Future Opportunities in Science and Innovation at BNC

Workshop date: 9th November, 2018
Venue: Budapest, KFKI Campus, Bldg No. 19, Conference Room

The address of the KFKI Campus is:  Budapest, 1121 Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33.

9:00     Welcome
9:05     Rosta László: Current trends in neutron research for science and technology
9.30     József Kalmár: Understanding the mechanism of action of a Cu macrocycle functionalized aerogel catalyst
9:50     Tompos András: Hydrogen Technologies: Global megatrends, Hungarian possibilities
10:10   Orbán Zoltán: Nondestructive methods in building industry (tba)
10:30   Bodnár Zsolt: A Biopolymers and 3D printing
11:00-11:30    Coffee break

11:30   Open Session of the ISAC meeting
11:30   Jiri Kulda: Neutron three-axis spectroscopy - recent highlights.
12:15   Veronika Szilágyi: Imaging and elemental analysis of porous media at the BNC
13:00 -14:00 Lunch Break (sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee)

14:00 – 18:00 Closed Session of the ISAC meeting


New Vistas: Monitoring Water and Hydrogen Bonds

Mini-Symposium Organized by the  Biological Research Centre (BRC) HAS and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner RCP) HAS

January 16, 2018, BRC Szeged, Hungary


10:30 Opening addresses: Ferenc Nagy (BRC, Director General) and László Zimányi (BRC, Institute of Biophysics, Director) and Introductory Remarks: Győző Garab (BRC)
10:45 László Rosta (Wigner RCP): Research Opportunities at the Budapest Neutron Centre and Hungarian Participation in ESS, the European Spallation Source, Lund
11:05 Esko Oksanen (ESS): Neutron Crystallography Structural Enzymology
11:45 Sándor Brockhauser (BRC, European XFEL, Germany): The Operation of NMX Beamline
12:00 Márton Markó (Wigner RCP): ESS Beamlines – Peculiar Features
12:15 Jörg Pieper (Tartu University, Estonia): Structural Dynamics of Proteins and Biological Membranes
12:45 Gergely Nagy (Wigner RCP, ESS): Structure and Flexibility of Biological and Artificial Membrane Systems

Coffee, cakes and refreshments – self-service during the talks
13:20 – 14:50  Lunch (sandwiches, refreshments and coffee) – and free discussion

Participation is free but registration is required. Register by sending an email - containing your name and affiliation - to; subject: ESS
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676548




Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and
Cultural Heritage 2017

The Conference was organized by Budapest Neutron Centre in cooperation with the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Venue: Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9.

Local organizing committee:
László Szentmiklósi, Chair of the Conference
Zsolt Kasztovszky, Programme Committee Chair
Katalin Bajnok
Adél Len
László Rosta

In the recent years, modern scientific methods have led to a wealth of information in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research concerning the composition of artefacts both on a molecular level and on the mechanical built of objects that cannot be dismantled without destroying them. X-ray methods from radiography to fluorescence have become widespread, but the potential of neutron methods has barely been tapped.

Neutrons easily penetrate thick layers of metals, even lead, while revealing organic materials like wood, leather or bones in sealed metal or stone containers. Two- and three-dimensional imaging provides visual information, neutron activation analysis delivers elemental composition, while neutron scattering reveals alloys and textures.

With modern detectors Neutron Imaging can be performed at low-power research reactors; the application for cultural heritage research opens new uses of smaller research reactors throughout the world, a tendency explicitly supported by IAEA.

NINMACH addressed archaeologists and conservators from museums and universities with the aim to illustrate the potential of neutron methods in cultural heritage research.

Talks and posters were presented by physicists and archaeologists who have already had successfully employed neutron methods; attendance was explicitly recommended to scientists completely new to neutron methods but wanted to learn about the research possibilities at neutron sources throughout the world.

The conference language was ENGLISH.