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everal Academy prizes were awarded on a ceremony held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on November 3. On this day was also handed over the Eugene Wigner prize established by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. In 1999. The prize in 2010 was awarded divided between András Keresztúri and István Lovas..
András Keresztúri is one of the best known Hungarian researchers of reactor-physics. He has played and still plays important role in justification of safety of Paks NPP. In Hungary he is one of the leading experts of emergency analyses. István Lovas has achieved internationally recognized and highly appreciated results in fields of nuclear physics and particle physics, by means of which he significantly contributed to deeper and more precise understanding the micro-structure of the material world, as well as to spreading the nuclear culture in Hungary.
Also on November 3 was awarded the George Hevesy prize, established by public undertaking of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the „Somos Foundation for Defense Training and Culture” and Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. In this year this prize was awarded divided between dr. Béla Lévay and dr. Sándor Nagy. Dr. Béla Lévay teaches for half a century at very high level the theory and practice of nuclear chemistry at Faculty of Science of Eötvös Loránd University. Dr. Sándor Nagy teaches at very high level for four decades nuclear chemistry at Faculty of Science of Eötvös Loránd University, and has also performed scientific researches in field of Mössbauer-spectroscopy.