Budapest for Physicists

We all know about the contributions to physics made by John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, Edward Teller, and Eugene Wigner. They all came from Budapest, Hungary. Wigner and von Neumann came from the same high school. Janos Harsani (1994 Nobel in economics) also came from this high school.

Thus, our first stop in Budapest should be this high school, which we call Wigner's High School for convenience. It is not far from the center of the city, and within a walking distance from Hero's Square. Here is the map.

There are other interesting places in Budapest. The River Danube flows from north to south and divides the city into two parts. Buda on the west and Pest on the east.

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