Péter Lévai#


Péter Lévai
Email:levai.peter 'at' wigner.mta.hu
Membership Number:3263
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:plevai
Homepage: http://wwwold.rmki.kfki.hu/~plevai





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012- present: Director General, WIGNER Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HASc), Budapest
  • 2010-2011 : Deputy Director, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (KFKI RMKI) of the HASc, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2003-2009 : Head of the Theoretical Physics Department, KFKI RMKI of HASc.
  • 2002-2003: Visiting Scholar, Physics Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
  • 2001-2002: Scientific Advisor, Theoretical Physics Department, KFKI RMKI of HASc, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Scholar, Physics Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • 1993-1999: Scientific Fellow, Theoretical Physics Department, KFKI RMKI of HASc, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1991-1992: Scientific Associate, Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • 1990-1991: Scientific Associate, Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • 1986-1989: Junior Research Fellow, Theoretical Physics Department, KFKI RMKI of HASc, Budapest, Hungary

Fields of Scholarship
  • Strong interactions
  • Quark-gluon plasma
  • Properties of strongly interacting matter
  • Particle production in intense fields
  • Perturbative QCD
  • Relativistic hidrodynamics
  • Shock phenomena
  • Relativistic thermodynamics

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 Knight Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic
  • 2006 International Scholar Award of Phi-Beta-Delta (USA)
  • 2003 Academy Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 Physics Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1995 Novobátzky Prize of the Eötvös Loránd Physical Society (Hungary)
  • 1993 Youth Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1989 Youth Prize of the Central Research Institute for Physics (Hungary)
  • 1986 Excellent Student of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Eötvös University (Hungary)

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