Physics in Perspective

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 310–348 | Cite as

Budapest: A Random Walk in Science and Culture

The Physical Tourist

Abstract.

I give a tour of sites of historical significance in physics and related sciences in Budapest, noting their connections to Hungarian scientists, and placing them within the context of the cultural and institutional histories of Hungary and Budapest. I begin the tour in the inner districts of Budapest and then go to the outer districts.

Budapest University of Technical Sciences Central Research Institute of Physics Eötvös University Eötvös Physical Society Eötvös National Institute for Geophysics Fasori Lutheran Gymnasium Hungarian Academy of Sciences Konkoly Observatory National Széchenyi Library National Gallery National Technical Museum Royal Palace Technical University of Budapest University of Budapest Zoltán Bay Georg von Békésy János Bolyai Imre Bródy Roland von Eötvös Dennis Gabor Géza Györgyi Georg von Hevesy Lajos Jánossy Ányos Jedlik Kálmán Kandó Theodor von Kármán Miklós Konkoly-Thege István Kovács Nicholas Kurti Cornelius Lanczos George Marx Sándor Mikola John von Neumann Károly Novobátzky József Öveges Ferenc Puskás Tivadar Puskás László Rátz Regiomontanus Pál Selényi Károly Szegö Leo Szilard Edward Teller Miklós Vermes Eugene Wigner Gyözö Zemplén Károly Zipernowsky 

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag Basel 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBerzsenyi CollegeSzombathelyHungary

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