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Budapest Scientific: A Guidebook

István Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai


This guidebook introduces the reader—the scientific tourist and others—to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest—statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. According to the Hungarian–American Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, this metropolis at the crossroads of Europe has a special atmosphere of respect for science. It has been the venue of numerous scientific achievements and the cradle, literally, of many individuals who in Hungary, and even more beyond its borders became world-renowned contributors to science and culture. Six of the eight chapters of ... More

Keywords: scientific tourist, memorabilia of science, hungarian Nobel laureates, émigré scientists, martians of Science, gimnáziums

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719076.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

István Hargittai, author
Professor Emeritus, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Magdolna Hargittai, author
Research Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics