Eötvös 100In association with UNESCO, the world’s scientific community commemorates this year the 100th anniversary of the death of Roland Eötvös (1848-1919), a pioneer of high precision gravitational physics, founding father of geophysics and innovator of higher education.
Throughout the centenary year a series of scientific events and exhibitions will be organized, and special publications will be presented in Hungary and worldwide, all in remembrance of the genius of Baron Eötvös. A central event takes place in Budapest on the day of his passing away (8 April), and at the same time an “Eötvös 100” exhibition will open at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the European Geosciences Union, to be held in Vienna. Roland Eötvös will also be remembered at the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), an organization which also celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.
- László Szarka – Chairman
- Andrea Balla (Hungarian Academy of Science - Secretariat)
- Gergely Gosztonyi (Eötvös Loránd University)
- Krisztina Hajdu-Kriston (Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO)
- Norbert Kroó (Hungarian Council of the European Movement)
- Zsolt László Márkus (Hungarian Academy of Science – Institute for Computer Science and Control)
- Andrea Molnár (Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science)
- András Patkós (Eötvös Loránd University – Institute of Physics)
- Simon Tamás (Hungarian Academy of Science – Communication Department)
- Jenő Sólyom (Roland Eötvös Physical Society)
- Mózes Székely (Budapest University Athletics Club, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungarian University Sports Federation)
- Gábor Zelei (Association of Hungarian Geophysicists)
The Eötvös 100 events are public events, where photos or videos may be taken.