August 05, 2020 14:18
The discovery of the fifth force of nature
A presentation by Attila J. Krasznahorkay nuclear physicist

At 10 am CET on 14 August the Alumni Hungary Webinar Series will continue, in which world-famous Hungarian scientists, artists and professionals give inspiring presentations and talk about their latest research and innovations.

The presenter of the webinar will be Attila J. Krasznahorkay who is a nuclear physicist, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, honorary professor, head of the nuclear physics department of the Nuclear Research Institute (Atomki) in Debrecen.

He participated in numerous experiments around the world and has given lectures at more than 50 international conferences to date. He became well-known after 2016 when he and his team published an article on an experiment at Atomki in Debrecen, where they found signatures of a previously unknown fifth fundamental force of nature. A particle that may be connected to dark matter, whose mass – as we understand it – dominates our Universe.

That article received more than 200 positive scientific citations so far, and the media has also shown a great amount of interest in the results. Currently, several experiments have been launched around the world to validate their results in some of the largest laboratories, even at CERN. This new particle, called X17 in the literature, may even create a connection between our visible world and dark matter. If confirmed by other experiments, the discovery of this new particle could lead to the Noble Prize too, the highest recognition in the scientific world.

In his presentation at the webinar, Dr Krasznahorkay will explain the essence of the discovery in a way for everyone to understand and describe it in the context of the ongoing international researches in this field.

The presentation will be broadcasted on Zoom between 10 and 11 am (CET). After the presentation, we will have a 30 min. live Q&A session, where Mr Krasznahorkay will be available to answer your questions.

Participation is free but registration is required. Please register HERE.

Registration deadline: 12 August 2020 (5 p.m. CET)