At the opening held at the Balaton Theater, after the performance of the school’s teaching staff, the president of the foundation, Gabor Sz, reminded Gabor Varga: November has been Science Month in Hungary for two decades, and Vajda High School has joined the school every year since 2011.
Gabor Sz Gabor Varga summarized the mission of the program – Our goal is to go beyond the formal framework of school learning to broaden the horizons of our students and thus strengthen their commitment to the intellectual and scientific profession. – To achieve this outlook, we get help from prominent representatives from the worlds of science, arts and sports, who are closely associated with our high school.
The director stated: With this program, students are invited to dialogue, which is one of the pillars of scientific activity. For example, the great inventors did not innovate alone, but rather always communicated with the masters of the generations that preceded them. With the conviction that scientific development follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, it is possible to rethink and continue. Think about its results.
In the spirit of this idea, Professor Lorand Eötvös, who was born 175 years ago, spoke about the life and work of Baron Lorand during the public lecture. Laszlo Kovacs, Honorary Head of the Department of Physics at the ELTE University Center Savaria, is recognized throughout Europe. As he said, the former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences “wanted to make every teacher a scientist to some extent, so that he could more successfully transmit his knowledge to students.”
The professor also presented different pendulums to the students, and then with the help of artwork, he recalled the character of Lorand Eötvös, revealing that he had combined them with physicists in the past.
Associated with memorabilia that can be found in the world, such as statues, plaques or even school names. This is how the previously damaged bust of Eötvos came to be with a troubled fate, which now stands in a worthy place, in the square of the university that bears his name.