7 February 2011

Call for papers 12th Tihany Symposium on Radiation Chemistry, Hungary

2011 is THE YEAR of the 12th Tihany Symposium on Radiation Chemistry to be held in Zalakaros, Hungary, near the lake Balaton, between August 27 and September 1.

Please submit an abstract by sending it to the Organizers as e-mail attachment ( and make your contribution to this Symposium. Adherence to the guidelines published on the website ( will greatly support the work of our Programme Committee. Participants may choose at the time of submission whether they wish their abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation by the reviewers and Programme Committee may be accepted for poster presentation.


Abstract submission: March 31, 2011
Notification about acceptance of abstracts: April 20, 2011
Final registration, hotel reservation: May 1, 2011
Full papers: August 27, 2011 at the registration

17 March 2010

The Catalysis Working Committe of the HAS and the staff of the Institute of Isotopes organized a special session dedicated to the 80-years old Pál Tétényi.
Detailed program (only in Hungarian)

19 February 2010

On February 19, 2010 a seminar was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, in which the Institute of Isotopes presented several of its R&D activities in the field of nuclear security and nuclear forensics. In particular, the seminar focused on R&D activities related to the identification and characterization of neutron sources. Detailed description and the presentations

9 November 2009

On 9th November 2009 a scientific session has been organized in recognition of the Institute's achievements throughout the last 50 years. Leading scientists of the Institute presented research highlights. Detailed program and the presentations

30 October 2009

The Complex Committee on Chemical and Processing Engineering of Hungarian Academy of Sciences selected Antal Tungler for the 2009 József Varga Award. The award was presented on 8 December 2009, where he gave a lecture with the title "42 years of roaming at the border of catalysis and chemical technology". Program (in Hungarian)

15 October 2009

Young scientists of the Institute earned a second (Zsuzsanna Mácsik) and a third place (Róbert Katona) in the young scientist presentation contest at the national Annual Radiochemistry Conference at Pecs, Hungary (Hevesy Young Scientist Award). A honorary session of the conference has been organized for Pál Tétényi, and the 50th anniversary of the Institute's foundation was also remembered.

25 September 2009

The Nuclear Research department of the Institute organized the "EFNUDAT Slow and Resonance Neutrons, a Scientific Workshop on Nuclear Data Measurements, Theory and Applications", between 23 - 25 September, 2009. More info at the local website of the event.

18 September 2009

On 18 September 2009, a bilateral collaboration agreement has been signed between the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) and the Institute of Isotopes, HAS. The first event of the collaboration was the visit of Árpád Veres and Nguyen Cong Tam to Vietnam National University, between 5-19 October. Árpád Veres gave an overview lecture abouut our activities.

Further information:

3 September 2009

The Radiation Chemistry department of the Institute organized the 26th Miller Miller Conference on Radiation Chemistry, between 28 August - 2 September, 2009. More info at the local website of the event.

21 May 2009

NKTH Information day for R&D manpower grants. Detailed informations

28 March 2009

The daily newspaper Népszabadság published an article about nuclear forensics, with the title: Tiramisu out of fission material - CSI: Nuclear forensics. The work of our collegue, Zsolt Varga is also presented therein. (text available only in Hungarian)

27 February 2009

Joint MTA IKI - Mol Seminar

31 December 2008

The new name of the Catalysis and Tracer Department is Department of Radioisotope Applications

14. October 2008

Schedule of the seminars for the winter semester

10. September 2008

The Scientific Council of the Institute of Isotopes, The Hungarian Hydrologic Society, The Radiation Chemistry Working Comittee of the HAS and the Radiation Chemistry Division of the Hungarian Chemical Society organized a joint meeting with the title "Application of high-energy radiation to the environment protection: water and waste water cleaning". The program and the presentations (in Hungarian).

19-22. Augusztus 2008

The International Symposium on the Industrial Applications of the Mössbauer Effect was held in Budapest at 19- 22 August, 2008, with the co-organisation of the Institute of Isotopes. The conference attracted 115 registered participants from 25 countries. More information

4. April 2008

Research fellows of the Institute co-authored a paper in the scientific journal Science about "The Roles of Subsurface Carbon and Hydrogen in Palladium-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydrogenation".

2. April 2008

Michael Loughran (Newcastle University) gave a lecture at the Institute on "Microfabrication and lab on chip research".

5. March 2008

The Institute successfully passed the ISO-9001 audit.

5. December 2007

Arturo Martinez Arias (Instituto de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, CSIC) gave a lecture at the Institute on "Preferential CO oxidation in H2-rich streams over copper oxide-ceria catalysts".

November 2007

  • Dr. Pál Tétényi, scientific advisor of the Institute has been awarded with a honorary doctor degree at University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary.
  • Dr. Zoltán Paál received the "Eötvös József koszorú" carrier achievement award from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Dr. László Wojnárovits received a prize of exellence from the Publishing house "Akadémiai Kiadó" for his book Sugárkémia (Radiation Chemistry).
  • Zsolt Varga won the György Hevesy-prize (an award given to young scientists for early carrier achievement in the field of radiation safety).

25. October 2007

Barbara Beiler achieved third place in the young scientist presentation contest at the national Annual Radiochemistry Conference.

5. October 2007

Schedule of the seminars for the winter semester

3. May 2007

Richard B. Firestone (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA) gave a lecture at the Institute on "Meteoritic Impacts in the Pleistocene".

26. April 2007

Research and Development forum at the INSTITUTE OF ISOTOPES CO., LTD.. Program and presentations

6. March 2007

Prof. Frans De Corte (Lab. Anal. Chem., Inst. Nucl. Sci., University of Gent, Belgium) gave a lecture at the Institute on "Gamma-ray spectrometry for the assessment of the annual (K,Th,U) radiation dose in the luminescence dating of sediments: recent developments at the INW"

4. March 2007

Nafaa Reguigui (National Center of Nuclear Sciencies and Technologies) gave a lecture at the Institute on "Application of Nuclear Analytical Techniques in Tunisia".

15. February 2007

The Institute started the preparations to introduce ISO-9001 quality management system.

19-20. January 2007

The Institute co-hosted the 3rd Ancient Charm Meeting held in Budapest, Hungary.

20. September 2006

Dr. Zoltán Paál, scientific advisor of the Institute has been awarded with a honorary doctor degree at University of Poitiers, France.