The Museum of Nuclear Energetics (AEM) of MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. organised a temporary exhibition entitled "Heroic period of cybernetics - or there had been life before PC appeared".
Paks, April 29, 2014 – The Museum of Nuclear Energetics (AEM) of MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. organised a temporary exhibition entitled "Heroic period of cybernetics - or there had been life before PC appeared". At the flourish opening ceremony Gábor Képes gave proper respect to the works of Tihamér Nemes on the occasion of his 119th birthday anniversary, and simultaneously expressed his happiness from the fact that the collection of exhibits belonging to the exhibition organised jointly by the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport and the Museum of Finta family in Túrkeve has found its temporary home in the collection of the Museum of Nuclear Energetics visited by numerous guests.
The first temporary exhibition of the AEM is dedicated to the era preceding the era of informatics, viz. to the presentation of the world of cybernetics. By means of displayed exhibits the museum provides a richly-illustrated insight into the pioneering work carried out by numerous scientists belabouring in the field of cybernetics. The exhibition resulting from a few-year cooperation of the two above-mentioned museums includes exhibits that could not have been seen earlier. Among the displayed exhibits we can find, for instance, various unique counting devices, some unit components of the first Hungarian electronic computer and also the prototype of the cybernetics construction kit named "Grasshopper" made in the Piarist grammar school in Budapest. Basically, from its topic, the exhibition is targeted primarily at the young adults, however, it could be attractive also for all those who are interested in the first attempts of informatics to get feathers. It is for this reason that the festive opening ceremony was timed with the birthday anniversary of Tihamér Nemes, who was among the first pioneers in the national cybernetics. The exhibition can be seen in Paks till October 2014.
Cybernetics is the branch of science summarizing general communications, control and information processing taking place in machines and living organisms.
About Tihamér Nemes: Born in Budapest on the 29th of April, 1895. Engineer, inventor whose breakthrough study titled "Cybernetic machines" appeared in 1962, two years upon his death. His inventions and researches are addressing the cognition of human thinking and human acting, approaching the topic from his own point of view with the help of engineering methods. By means of his patent for the coloured television he modelled the human vision. His studies investigating common properties of the human and the machine have resulted in the invention of the speech writer (1935), a walking machine (1944) and chess playing machine (1949). One of his most important achievements is the creation of a logic machine which was used by him to model automatic recognition of cause-and-effect relationship.