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.


képek 019aBy 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.






képek 027aOn 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.






fénykép0926aTheir personal meeting was an important step towards the opening of the laboratory one year later.








Upon our invitation Kim Hyan-Du, councillor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea took part at the program.




képek 034aCouncillor Kim Hyan-Du said brief welcome remarks to participants of the program.









képek 044aProf. Bársony István, director of the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.









képek 053a Dr. Chanyong Hwang, Korea Research Institute for Material Science, (Daejon) who is the leader of the Korea-Hungary Joint Nano Laboratory on the Korean side, reported briefly on the common work.







képek 052a We had to follow the lectures with close attention, plenty of new new information could be heard at them.









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Prof. Biró László Péter, academician, took time to receive the members of our Society.











képek 041a „Introduction into nano technology and graphene research presenting the achievements of Korea-Hungary Joint Nano Laboratory”







The lecture can be read here clicking to the link:

Nanotechnology of graphene

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.



képek 061aParticipants could ask questions in connection with the lecture.










képek 080aCoffee break was good for everyone.











képek 087aThere was a possibility for useful and interesting conversations.









Members of our Society visited several laboratories together with the members of Korean delegation.




képek 094aAt first this table seemed to be very complicated.










képek 095aReason 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.







képek 096aWe could have a look at the replica of the Power Plant on a small scale.














The next laboratory allowed an insight into the examination of material structures that cannot be seen with the eye.




képek 104aWe got acquainted with electron microscope, too.










képek 110aFellow members came from Debrecen, too.










képek 107aListening to Dr. Tapasztó Levente about this wonderful instrument everything seems to be very simple…









fénykép0922a………but it is not so! One has to be able to analyze these pictures and diagrams.










képek 108aPhysicists 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.






képek 117bA sample of examination.












képek 132aParticipants got tired, but they became rich with a lot of new information.







Everyone was glad to have been here.

Thank you for the possibility.