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Book launch for ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’Š๐’๐’†

Book Launch
How does society affect individual potential and careers in science?
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 5:00 pm โ€“ 7:00 pm

CEU Press cordially invites you to the discussion around and book launch of

The Diaspora of Hungarian Scientists from John von Neumann to Katalin Karikรณ

with authors ISTVรN HARGITTAI, Professor Emeritus, science historian,ย BALAZS HARGITTAI,ย Professor of Organic Chemistry of Saint Francis University
and MICHAEL L. MILLER, Head of the CEU Nationalism Studies Program, co-founder of the CEU Jewish Studies program.

Special guests:
Katalin Karikรณ, Professor of Biochemistry (joining online)
UPDATE:ย We are sorry to announce that due to a scheduling conflict Katalin Karikรณ won't be able the join the launch event.
Gรกbor Bojรกr, Entrepreneur, founder of Graphisoft (joining online)
Joseph Nagyvรกry, Professor of Biochemistry and biophysics, violin maker (joining online)
รrpรกd Furka, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Gyรถrgy Buzsรกki, Professor of Neuroscience (joining online)

Introductory J. S. Bach d-moll Allemande performed by Lili Simon, violinist from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

Reception to follow

QUANTUM ROOM 101 / CEU Budapest

You can join the event online:
ZOOM ID: 331 522 8086
PASSCODE: 230921


More about the book:

Hungaryโ€™s intellectual legacy is mind-blowing to say the least. Our new book, ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ป ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ผฬ is about fifty magnificient scientists who left Hungary during the hundred years between the late 1800s and the late 1900s to acquire fame outside their home country.

Istvan and Balazs Hargittaiโ€™s excellent research brings these personal stories to life and reflect upon the effect of exclusive and open societies on individual potential and careers in science. As inspirational as these biographies are, the exile continues and a tragic question looms over these lifepaths: what would have happened to those remarkable talents had they remained in Hungary.

โ€œI would rather have roots than wings, but if I cannot have roots, I shall use wings," explained Leo Szilard, one of the fathers of the Atom Bomb.