Péter Somogyi delivered the Péter Pázmány Lecture “Chronocircuit of space-specific neurons in the brain” at the Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest on the 9th of May. He was awarded the title ‘Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa’ in a ceremony on the 10th of May along with professors Dominique Combe (Paris), Helmut Koziol (Vienna) and Ferjan Ormeling (Utrecht). Prof Somogyi received his degrees MSc in biology in 1975 and Doctorate in cell biology (1977) at his alma mater. The Loránd Eötvös University is named after the physicist who worked and taught at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was founded by Bishop Péter Pázmány in 1635 and moved to Budapest later.