Korea Hungary Joint Nano Laboratory is a good example how a civil organization can help with its own tools the scientific cooperation between two countries. On 9th June, 2009 Hungary-Korea Society held an International Conference on the occasion of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. One speaker from the Korean side was Dong-Pil Min, Chairman of Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science and Technology. Main speaker from the Hungarian side was Pálinkás József, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The conference of Hungary-Korea Society made possible their personal meeting that quickened the realization of the joint laboratory. Work started one year thereafter in the Korea-Hungary Joint Nano Laboratory.
Hungary-Korea Society organized the program for the time when a delegation of the scientists of the joint laboratory working in Korea arrived in Hungary, headed by Dr. Chonyong Hwang, who is the leader of the joint laboratory on the Korean side.
Dr. Szegő Andrea, president of Hungary-Korea Society expressed her thanks for the possibility of visiting the joint laboratory.
By presenting the „spiritual family tree” of Hungarian physicists she commemorated the Hungarian Nobel prize winner physicists, but she mentioned her family heritage, too, that connects her with physics.
On the photo we can see Dr. Páinkás József, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Dong-Pil Min, president in ministerial position of the Council of Scientific and Technological Basic Researches in Korea.
Upon our invitation Kim Hyan-Du, councillor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea took part at the program.
Prof. Biró László Péter, academician, took time to receive the members of our Society.
The lecture can be read here clicking to the link:
About nanotechnology a member of our Society, Dr. Tapasztó Levente held a very interesting lecture entitledThe lecture contained a lot of new information for the participants in spite of the fact that most of all our technically interested fellow-members with technical qualifications took part at the program.
Members of our Society visited several laboratories together with the members of Korean delegation.
Reason for the eager attention is that we could learn here that thanks to the measurements, experiments of the laboratory the security of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant could be raised to a higher level.
The next laboratory allowed an insight into the examination of material structures that cannot be seen with the eye.
Physicists are inventive even today, and they work not only with instruments of several millions value. At this „measuring instrument”, for instance, some „rubber spiders” had an important role, as well.
Everyone was glad to have been here.
Thank you for the possibility.