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The first Hungarian Science Day was celebrated 26 years ago, but it was 20 years ago that Parliament made November 3 official, because

István Széchenyi donated the whole annual income from his estates in 1825 to establish the Hungarian Learned Society.

This was the first step towards the foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Science plays a very important role in our society. The education and development of science is essential, which is why the Hungarian Parliament declared the third of November as the Hungarian Science Day in Act XCIII of 2003.

Here are 12 Hungarian scientists who have achieved great success:

Albert Szent-Györgyi – the substance he found in peppers is vitamin C
Ignác Semmelweis „the saviour of mothers” – blood poisoning and puerperal fever are really one and the same
János Irinyi – the safety match
Loránd Eötvös – Eötvös-inga, i.e. gravitational change in space
Ányos Jedlik – electric motor
Ede Teller – father of the hydrogen bomb
Mária Telkes – harnessing solar energy
Kálmán Tihanyi – photo iconoscope: one of the foundations of modern high-definition television
János Neumann – the Neumann principle that laid the foundations for the first digital computers
Oscar Asboth – the first truly usable and controllable helicopter
János Selye – father of stress theory
Katalin Karikó – the first mRNA-based Pfizer-BioNTech Covid19 vaccine