Lászlo Pál Csernai - Curriculum Vitae#



Education

  • 1968-73 R. Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary in Physics
  • 1970 Scholarship of the Hungarian People's Republic
  • 1971 A. Zhdanov State University, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), USSR

Degrees

  • 1973 Masters (Dipl. Phys.) of the R. Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, "With Honours" 1976 Ph.D. (Dr.Rer.Nat.) of the R. Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, "summa cum laude"
  • 1982 Habilitation (C.Sc.) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1988 Habilitation (Dr.Sc.) Higher degree of the Hungarian Acad. Sci.
  • 2004 Dr. honoris causa, of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania

Scientific Career and Employment

  • 2008- Adjunct Fellow, Frankfurt Inst. for Advanced Studies, FfM Germany
  • 1988- Professor, Physics Department, University of Bergen, Norway - Appointed by Olav V., King of Norway in 1987
  • 1974- Sci. Advisor (1988-) Central Research Inst. for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2000-04 Sci. Director, Bergen Computational Physics Lab., EU Researech Infrastucture, Bergen, Norway
  • 1987-01 Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • 1986-88 Assoc. Professor, NSCL, Michigan State Univ. E Lansing, MI, USA
  • 1984-86 Assistant Professor (part time) and Research Associate, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 1973-74 Staff Physicist and Designer (for the Paks Nuclear Power Plant)Power Plant and Network Engineering Company, Budapest, Hungary

Honours, Awards

  • 1968 Prize IX on the National Competition in Mathematics, Hungary
  • 1978 Junior Prize of the Central Res. Inst. for Phys., Budapest
  • 1978 Niveau Prize of the Hungarian Physical Review, (Fiz. Szemle)
  • 1979 Junior Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1980 Prize of the Zentralinst. für Kernforsch., Dresden, GDR
  • 1980 Alexander von Humboldt Res. Fellowship (2 years) Bonn, FRG
  • 1983 Jánossy Prize of the Cent. Res. Inst. for Phys., Budapest
  • 1989, 90, 91, 94, 97, 98, 00, 03, 05, 07, 09 Meltzer Grant of the University of Bergen
  • 1988 Invited NATO-ASI Lecturer, Dronten, The Netherlands
  • 1989 Invited NATO-ASI Lecturer, Peniscola, Spain
  • 1992 Invited NATO-ASI Lecturer, Il Ciocco, Italy
  • 1993 Invited NATO-ASI Lecturer, Bodrum, Turkey
  • 2003 Invited NATO-ASI Lecturer, Antalya, Turkey
  • 1997 Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, Bonn, Germany
  • 1999 Elected Member of Academia Europaea, London
  • 2003 Appoined as Member of the Section Committee for the Physics and Engineering Section of Academia Europaea
  • 2004 Elected External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 Dr. honoris causa, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
  • 2004 A. v. Humboldt Res. Award Re-invitation, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2005 Elected Ordinary Member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Chairman of the Physics Engineering Sect. of Academia Europaea
  • 2007 Elected Ordinary Member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, NTVA
  • 2009 A. v. Humboldt Res. Award Re-invitation, Frankfurt, Germany

Scientific Organizing Activities - Long term assignments

  • 2009- Member of Nuclear Physics Division Board of European Physical Society
  • 2008- Member of Council of Academia Europaea
  • 2007- Member of ERC Evaluation Panel, PE2 - StG for Physics
  • 2006- Chairman of the Physics & Engineering Section of Academia Europaea
  • 2001-05 Member of EU FP5 and FP6 Evaluation Panels for Physics of the European Commission
  • 1999-04 Sci. Director of the Bergen Computational Physics Laboratory
  • 1999-04 Chairman of the Section for Theoretical and Computational Physics, SENTEF
  • 2004-06 Honorary editor of Acta Physica Hungarica A - Heavy Ion Physics
  • 1995-03 Associate editor of Acta Physica Hungarica NS - Heavy Ion Physics
  • 1998-00 Sci. Project Leader of the NFR CERN Theoretical Physics project
  • 1995-98 Associate Coordinator of the Nordic Project on Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics, NORDITA, Copenhagen
  • 1994-96 Member of the NORDITA subcommittee for Nuclear and Hadron Physics Copenhagen
  • 1996-97 Member of the NuPECC Panel preparing the report "Nuclear Physics in Europe: Higlights and Opportunities" (Europe, 1997)
  • 1996-98 Deputy Chairman of the Section for Theoretical Physics (SENTEF)
  • 1994-95 Chairman of the Section for Theoretical Physics (SENTEF)
  • 1991-93 Co-chairman of the Center for Theoretical Physics - Bergen
  • 1988-94 Co-director of the Bergen-Oslo Nuclear Theory Team(BONTT)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS and CONFERENCES

Number of books written: 2
1: Introduction to Relativistic Kinetic Theory, L.P. Csernai and D.Strottman, Chapter 1 in: Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics, ed. by L.P. Csernai and D.D. Strottman, (World Scientific, 1991) Vol I, pp. 1-37.
2: Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, L. Csernai, (John Wiley &Sons, 1994) ISBN-471-93420-8.
Number of books edited: 3
Number of invited talks and lectures at int. conferences and schools: 239

BIBLIOMETRIC DATA from ISI on Dec. 11, 2009:
  • Publications in ISI Basic Source database: 131
  • Citations in ISI Basic Source database: 2581
  • Publications in ISI Cited Reference database: 301
  • Citations in ISI Cited Reference database: 2993
  • H-index in ISI Basic Source database: 29

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