The 52nd International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics organised by ELTE
Numerous current research topics related to multiparticle dynamics were presented at the symposium. The greatest international interest was generated by the latest research results concerning the hypothetical subatomic particle known as X17, which had been discovered at the Hungarian Institute for Nuclear Research (ATOMKI) in Debrecen. Physicist Attila Krasznahorkay, Member of the Academy of Europe, presented the latest findings of the research group headed by him, the confirmation of their previous measurements in the context of new nuclear physics processes and using a new measuring instrument. These findings were also confirmed and supplemented with further details by research groups from Vietnam and Russia during their lectures at the conference.
In addition to Tamás Csörgő (Wigner and MATE) and Tamás Novák (MATE), Máté Csanád, university professor at the ELTE Department of Atomic Physics was a member of the conference organising committee. Máté Csanád, as well as Dániel Kincses and Balázs Kórodi – research associates at the ELTE Department of Atomic Physics – presented the results of their femtoscopic experiments funded by the Thematic Area Excellence Programme in Astro- and Particle Physics at ELTE. Based on their results, the shape of the mini “Big Bangs” created in particle accelerators differs from the normal. According to their interpretation, some kind of anomalous diffusion develops in it, which may contribute to a better understanding of how this matter transforms into ordinary particles.
Participants of the 52nd International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics
The observation of the Odderon-exchange, a particle physics process predicted 50 years ago in 1973, also evoked a resounding response. It was a five-member research group consisting of Hungarian and Swedish scientists – including István Szanyi from ELTE – that published the first evidence of this phenomenon complying with stringent scientific requirements in an international journal on physics.
A more detailed report on the conference can be accessed here in Hungarian.