A magyar tudós-zsenik | The Hungarian Scientist-Geniuses

Palló, Gábor (2004) A magyar tudós-zsenik | The Hungarian Scientist-Geniuses. In: Mindentudás Egyeteme. Mindentudás Egyeteme, 3 . Kossuth Kiadó, Budapest, pp. 29-41. ISBN 963 09 4606 8

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The lecture traces the legend of the Hungarian scientific genius: the 20th century natural scientists who achieved real major success and recognition, mainly abroad, and who are collectively known in the history of science as the ‘Hungarian phenomenon’. What are the common characteristics that marked the members of the group? A theoretical disposition, outstanding mathematical skill, practical engineering interest, attraction to new scientific fields, competitiveness, many-sidedness, problem-solving abilities, a bent for philosophy, and a commitment to and participation in antitotalitarian politics. The factors that contributed to the success of the theoretically and practically-minded Hungarian scientists were an increase in the importance of physics requiring abstract mathematical knowledge and closer links between modern science and practice. Finally, migration played a decisive role. Anyone who was ready or was forced to step out onto the international stage, faced challenges that he could not find here at home. Migration brought the talent into contact with the necessary financial, human and institutional conditions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > B1 Philosophy (General) / filozófia általában
C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General) / történeti segédtudományok általában
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Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 12:06
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