The Wigner Research Centre for Physics was founded on 1 January 2012 by the merging of two former research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: the Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, and the Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics. In our Research Centre there are 40 research groups. Their research interests cover diverse topics ranging from particle physics to space physics, and from theoretical physics to applied research.
The Wigner Research Centre for Physics, a part of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, is a data centre on a research campus about 10 kilometers from Budapest. Wigner Research Centre for Physics deals with the following main research areas as research activities: Experimental and theoretical particle physics, nuclear physics, general theory of relativity and gravitation, fusion plasma physics, space physics, nuclear materials science, mainly in the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics.
In order to be able to meet the ever-increasing demands of the LHC experiments, and to be able to ensure the availability of critical services in the event of a major incident at the CERN Data Centre, CERN IT is installing equipment at the Wigner Data Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The capacity at Wigner is remotely managed from CERN, substantially extending the capabilities of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) Tier-0 activities.