Hot & Cold Baryonic Matter

International Workshop on
Hot and Cold Baryonic Matter 2010

15-20 August 2010, Hotel Normafa
Budapest, Hungary

News: Proceedings

Location and map

The HCBM 2010 workshop is organized at Hotel Normafa close to the KFKI Research Institute for Particle- and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy os Sciences. It is on the way from the city center to the campus.

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How to get to Hotel Normafa

Taxis and shuttle from the airport

There are registered taxis in Budapest (Zone Taxi, Budapest taxi) and special airport transfer rates. Once you arrive at the airport, go directly to the representative desk of these brands. These have fixed prices, and safe rides. You can try to use other taxis, at your own responsibility. A typical ride from the Airport to the Hotel is cca. 6000 HUF. The Normafa Hotel management offers you a taxi-order service: e-mail your name and arrival time, flight number to the Normafa Hotel registration and the driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name at the airport.

Another option to the conference place the "Airport Shuttle service". Sometimes it is longer (depending on the numer of people collected to the same zone), but cheaper solution. Depending on your fight carrier (e.g. Malév) you can get more discount. Check Airportshuttle Service.

Public transport from the airport

From the airport the usual Airport Bus (blue bus No.200) drives to the terminus of the Metro (Metro-3, it is indicated as blue line) "Kőbánya-Kispest". Follow the steps up and down following the blue "M" signs. This area is under construction now so please, take care crossing roads.

By the Metro-3 (blue line) you should travel to the station "Deák Ferenc tér". There you should change to the Metro-2 (red line) into direction "Déli pályaudvar" (or in short form "Déli pu").

The bus station of the bus No.90 is on the opposite side of the train station. There are few different bus stations at the "Déli Pu.", you have to select the station related to bus No.90 (it is the last in the queue of the bus stops from the exit of the underground walking tunnel).

From the hotel to travel to our institute you should take the bus No.90, and at the terminus there is the entrance of our campus.

Information for Presentations

We ask you to upload your slides (talks and posters) to the indico server or to the presenter notebook before your section. Please see one of our technical assistants for help in the breaks, before your section to speak. Talks should generally be in PDF or in M$ PowerPoint format. Please indicate a day in advance if you need extra/special software/hardware requirement for your presentation.

You are invited to join a mini poster section organized on Tuesday 17th August starting at 18:00 in the lecture hall. Posters can be pinned up starting at the end of Tuesday's Lunch Break (13:00). We note, the size of the posters should be less than A1 (59.4 cm × 84.1 cm of 23.4" × 33.1").

Visa Informations

All foreign visitors must have a valid passport or other travel documents. For visits shorter than 90 days, no visa is required for citizens of most European countries, the United States, Canada, Japan and Israel. Citizens of the European Union, Croatia, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland can visit Hungary with their domestic identity card. Nevertheless, participants are advised to inquire about visa regulations at their travel agency or at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

More visa information is available at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs VISA information page: Entry of Foreigners to Hungary of the Ministry of Foreing affars of the Republic of Hungary.

Visa is required for visitors from most Asian countries, and most states of NIS. Those who experience any trouble in getting visa to Hungary should not hesitate to contact the Conference Organisers immediately.

Please, write us for invitation letter here

Name: Tamás S. Bíró and Gergely G. Barnaföldi
Institute: MTA KFKI Reserach Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Address: 29-33 Konkoly-Thege Miklós Str.
H-1121 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 392-2222
Fax: +36 1 395-9151, +36 1 392-2598

Climate in Hungary - Current Weather

Hungary has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. August is especially the hottest month, but storms or showers are forming recently. It is useful to check the weather forecast and warnings before going out.

On sunny days it is recommended to wear hats and to use high UV sun creams and drink a lot water (2 liters/day). Try to move into shadowed areas and avoide from direct sun.

Current weather information in english, please click here.

For up-to-date radar or satellite images check the animations below:

Forecast and IR-radar composite animations
Felhőkép Hőtérkép

Budapest Webcam

Here you can see an online webcam picture of the Buda castle from close to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS).

Traffic Laws in Hungary

In general

The traffic laws in Hungary generally are the same as elsewhere in Europe. The traffic is right handed. Normally, vehicles coming from the right have the yield unless posted otherwise. Turning right at red traffic signals is not allowed unless an extra green arrow-shaped light is on. A new feature is the red light with an additional green uparrow, meaning that turning traffic should halt, but straight traffic may pass.


No alcohol (0 ‰) is allowed during driving.

Safety laws

Outside cities the use of headlights is obligatory (even during daytime).
Use of safety belts is obligatory (even in the back) both within city limits and outside.
Children under age of 12 or height 150 cm should use special child-seats.


Flashing may have several meanings: Go ahead.
Speed trap ahead.
Something is wrong with your vehicle or your driving.

Speed limits

Highway 130 km/h
Divided main road 110 km/h
main road 90 km/h
city 50 km/h