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Dear Members,

On the proposal of Professor László Egyed, the Board of the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists took the meeting of young geoscientists in 1959 as a major event. The two-day conference was a huge success, with 19 presentations given by young professionals and nearly 500 participants. It had a very stimulating effect on further domestic geophysical research. The Hungarian Geological Society later joined the organizers of the regular annual conference. As a result of this beautiful tradition, the Junior Board of the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists and the Youth Foundation of the Hungarian Geological Society will hold the 50th Anniversary of

Meeting of Young Geoscientists

Date        29-30 March 2019.

Venue      Duna Relax & Event Hotel, Ráckeve

Call for papers in three sections for geologists and geophysicist under 35 years of age

  • Theoretical (oral presentation),
  • Applied (oral presentation),
  • Poster presentation.

Oral presentations

  • Speaking time: 15 minutes (questions and discussion after each session).
  • Language
  • Language
  • Projector and laptop are provided.
  • The talks are open to all audience.

Poster presentations

  • Size: 150 cm (height) x 90 cm (width).
  • Language: English.
  • Poster board is provided.
  • Presentation of the posters will take place in two portions like in the last year:
    • 3-minutes summary (maximum 3 slides in English, language of talks: English or Hungarian)
    • Poster session (ad libitum).


Required for both oral and poster presentations in English. Length: max. 700 words (abstracts exceeding the limit will be edited). Title, author(s), affiliation should be stated in the uploaded file! Filename of abstracts: name_presenters.doc format, Abstracts must be uploaded during online registration at before the deadline.

Registration deadline: 21 February 2019


  • Deadline of registration and submitting your abstract: 21 February 2019

Registrations after the deadline are not accepted, thus the participation cannot be guaranteed. Please note: the maximum number of oral presentations cannot exceed 30 due to time constraints of the conference. Therefore, above this limit, a technical committee will decide to relocate some presentations to the poster session and the authors are required to accept the decision.

  • Registration is possible only online at the website of the event, where the template for the abstracts is also available. In case of any problem, please contact the members of the Organising Committee or the Secretariat (Columbus u. 17-23., 4/401, H-1145 Budapest; telephone: +36-1-201-9815).

Conference fees

  • Invoices include three items
  Registration fee Accommodation
(1 night)
(1 breakfast,
2 lunches, 1 dinner)
(pro person)
Students* 12 000 Ft 10 000 Ft 8 000 Ft 30 000 Ft
Regular 23 000 Ft 10 000 Ft 8 000 Ft 41 000 Ft

* Reduced fee is available for full-time university and PhD students.

  • Prices include VAT. Invoices cannot be divided.
  • For participation, the total amount of conference fee should be paid. No partial payment.
  • Pre-registration is required for all participants and authors.
  • On-site registration and payment are not possible.

Student members (BSc, MSc and PhD level) of the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists can apply for financial support. Each year the Association allocates its income from the received 1% tax returns to encourage participation of the young researchers who have had a membership at least for one year. Requests for waiving the registration fee can be submitted in written form to the Steering Committee through the contact persons listed below. Junior members of the Hungarian Geological Society may also apply for compensation. It is to be indicated during the online registration and the request should be sent in a letter addressed to MGE and MFT. Undergraduate or graduate applicants must have a Hungarian Geological Society membership already renewed for 2019.

Please transfer the registration fee to the following account:

  • Name of beneficiary: Magyar Geofizikusok Egyesülete
  • IBAN: HU52 1020 0830 3231 0195 0000 0000
  • Remark: Meeting of Young Geoscientists

As soon as the fee arrives at the bank account of the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists, a pro forma invoice will be sent about the payment. You will receive the final invoice after the event. Please fill clearly and carefully the billing information (name and address) during the registration.

A hotel room can be reserved for the evening before the conference (28 March) for an extra 10 000 Ft charge (including breakfast next morning and tourist tax). Please check the box in the registration form, if you need accommodation for the 0th night. Do not forget, this cost is not covered by the Associations!


On behalf of the jury, the sponsors and the audience, the organisers offer several awards for the

participants of the conference.

Awards from the Association of the Hungarian Geophysicists and the Hungarian

Geological Society can only be given to their members.

Meeting of Young Geoscientists is classified as a continued professional training with service
specification number:


Duna Relax & Event Hotel

2300 Ráckeve, Dömsödi út 1-3.

Telephon: +36 24 523 230

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • How to get there?

For information on how to get to the hotel by car or public transport please visit the website of the hotel:

Parking is free of charge for guests.


For further information please contact the Members of the Organising COMMITTEE:

            Erzsébet Hegedűsné Petró        06 - 1-201-9815                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            Judit Petrovszki                            06-70-514-0667                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LÁSZLÓ BERECZKI                             06-30-597-9875                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            ISTVÁN SIMON                                  06-30-343-790                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            Péter Zahuczki                              06-70-373-4136                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Kaposvár, 31.03.17-01.04.17

Please read the circulaire/invitation here 

A festive day commemorating the Eötvös’s torsion balance - Celldömölk, 2016 November

The Ság Hill is a small volcano in the middle of the West-hungarian plain, built up of basalt about 5 million years ago. Because of its nearly-regular cone form and a plateau on the top, baron Eötvös selected as a test site for his newly developped torsion balance. Field measurements were performed in the summer of year 1891. While the observed gravity gradient values were well matched with the calculated effects (caused by the topography), field experience pointed out the weaknesses of this early device (e.g. lack of sufficient thermal isulation, separated reading optics, long setting time).  After a nearly decade-long work, Eötvös and his aides were able to construct the „Balaton” device in 1899, the really fieldworthy torsion balance. Then the application of the gravity prospecting started.


Eötvös and his associates at the top of the Ság Hill. Eötvös is sitting at the telescope. All of his aides in the picture became university professors later.

Although the basaltic cap was outmined between1911 and 1957, the Ság Hill, even in a destroyed form, have remained an iconic place for the Hungarian geophysicists. A memorial column was erected in 1971, and the public school of the near city Celldömölk was named after Eötvös. A yearly physics competition in memory of him for the local (later for the whole county) pupils has been organised and prized by the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists.


 The memorial column at the Ság Hill


As for the 125th anniversary of the first field measurements, a memorial day was organised in the city of Celldömölk on 15th November, 2016. The day started with wreath-layings at the local grammar school, then at the hillside memorial column. Participants visited later the the Kemenes Volcano Park (in the main building an original Eötvös-Rybár device is on display and a room presents the historic measurements for the laic visitors).


 An original Eötvös-Rybár torsion balance (around 1932) on display at the Kemenes Volcano Park


Afternoon a lecture session was at the main auditorium of the guild hall, City of Celldömölk, full of students and laic people. Mayor and the Notary of the city, as well as the chiefs of the state educational board were present. A highlight of the program was when the Mayor received the leather-bound copy of the documents of Eötvös and of the torsion balance, selected by the UNESCO to the parts of the „Memory of World” this year. Dr. Tamás Bodoky, presenting Eötvös as a scholar and man, gave the first lecture. Other readings treated the recent situation in the oil industry, presented the Museum of the Hungarian Oil and Gas Industry, and told about the interrelations between the city of Celldömölk and geophysics.


 At the main auditorium of the city, Mr. Tamás Bodoky, former president of the Association as well as the EAGE, greets the session


This event, organised by the Association and the city, was backed by the EAGE and the Eötvös Foundation. News on the day (and on the geophysics) got around in the city and in the county as well.



Emerging geosciences – a course about the synergies, 2016

The Association of Hungarian Geophysicists, together with several domestic Earth-sciience-related civil organisations, organised a series of lecture sessions in 2016, backed by the EAGE via its Local Chapter. After a year and after 6 afternoons, results can be concluded.

This Budapest sequence of the lectures has a decade-old history, starting even from the events of the triennium of the Global Earth. These past years we organized the series in different titles, and recently we needed to select another slogan, representing our vision: the future is in the concerted efforts both globally and in this country. We do know that the synergies in the Earth sciences are favourable for the science, for the economy, and for the society.

Each lecture day (an afternoon mainly at the main hall of the Hungarian Geological and Geophysical Institute, sometimes at the lecture hall of the Hungarian Office of Mining and Geology) consisted of several papers, and is jointly organized by two Earth-science-related scientific civil organizations of Hungary. The subjects were the bordering themes among (or between) the disciplines.

As for an umbrella organ, years ago the FöCIK was established. This is a commonwealth of the Earth-science societies/associations to promote not only their expertise but to promote the effect of the Earth sciences on the society - both on the laic society and on the governmental-related organizations as well. Just now, 2016 activity is listed as follows.


17th February, 2016 (co-organiser: the historic Hungarian Society of Natural Sciences): “Using electromagnetic and sonic waves both in the human diagnostics and in the mineral prospecting”. Image-generating methods were presented in an ample wiev.

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16th March, 2016: “Decisive physical and chemical isolation factors in planning repositories” For this event, several institutions were involved, taking part in the investigations in and around the Bátaapáti nuclear repository, and other industrial repositories. Problems in tectonic stability, rock mechanics, isolation testing, and closure methods were treated.

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20th April, 2016 (co-organiser: Hungarian Society of Meteorology): “Location of green energy parks”. Methods for evaluating the meteorological (insolation, wind potential), and geological (geothermal) factors, locally and regionally, were presented.

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18th May, 2016 (co-organiser: Hungarian Society of Hydrology): “Modelling regional systems of confined aquifers” Subjects: evaluation of the national Water-catchment Management Plan, regional hydrogeological models, geophysical prospecting.

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18th October, 2016 (co-organiser: the LIGO Scientific Collaboration): “Gravity measured by caliper-square – novel researches in gravimetry”. A lecture presented the detection the gravitational waves – the most important result in astronomy and physics this year.

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16th November, 2016 (co-organiser: Hungarian Speleological Society): “Dialog of spelunkers and doodlebuggers.” Karst and cave investigations in practice, application of geophysical methods to detect caves. Muon-tomography and 3D laser scanning results were presented.

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These events were supported basically by the MFGI - Hungarian Geological and Geophysical Institute (in-kind support) and by the EAGE – European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (financial support).

Bulk of the lectures (in Hungarian) is published at this website (Hungarian language part) in condensed PDF form. In some cases (if we have had the authorisation of the author), even the original PPT files are available.


WORDS ON THE ISZA (Meeting of Young Geoscientists) IN THE FirstBreak


A short report of the traditional (45th) Meeting of Young Geoscientists, organised in Balatonföldvár this spring, was published in the recent issue of the FirstBreak. See the text here.

Thanks for the kind words, editor!