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The story of the card games


The idea of the card game was concieved by Csaba Török on the New Year's Eve of 2008/2009. Later, the game was refined and developed to the level of an invention with the help of Judit Csörgő and mentored by Tamás Csörgő, Judit's father, who is a physicist, acting as the principal investigator of the Hungarian team in the PHENIX experiment at RHIC. Several games were tested on children from kindergarten to middle school age as well as university B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D students. We played these games with farmers, truck drivers, architects, physicists and administrators, teachers, parents, grandparents, and other relatives.

During spring 2010, we received a "Honorary Mention" recognition with these games at the 19th Hungarian National Competition for Junior Innovators.The cards were then presented after the award ceremony in the "Palace of Wonders" exhibition hall.

During summer 2010 they were also presented at the summer camp of the Berze TÖK Science Club.
During November 2010, we gave a special seminar at the  KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. 

Tamás Csörgő was invited to give the opening talk of the "Meet the Scientist" outreach lecture series, organized by the Hungarian Fulbright Association, the Hungarian Association for Innovation, and by the US Embassy to Hungary, and he invited Csaba Török and Judit Csörgő to present these cards and some of the games to middle school students after his talk. 

The cards were also presented at the 2010 Zimányi Winter School on Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, November 29-December 3, Budapest, Hungary, an international workshop related to the physics of quark matter.


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