Honorary presidency and Péter Barna Award

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Péter B. Barna, who is one of the founding members of our society, was honored with the title of Honorary President of the IUVSTA. This distinction acknowledged his pioneering work on the understanding of nanostructural evolution during thin film nucleation and his valuable activities in the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications.

Besides, IUVSTA created the IUVSTA Peter Barna Award as encouragement of its young researchers and to acknowledge the best two oral communications. This prize was announced first at the 18th International Conference on Thin Films & 18th Joint Vacuum Conference. 
The 250 participants meeting was organized by the Hungarian Vacuum Society (chairs Zsolt Gyulai and Béla Pécz). The conference due to the pandemic took place as a fully online event between 22-26 November 2020.

Congratulations to Péter B. Barna!