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Dr. Zsolt Fülöp - Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for the coordination of the ELI consortium

Dr. Fülöp ZsoltScientific Degrees:

  • 2006: D.Sc. in Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    1993: Ph.D. in Physics, summa cum laude, Kossuth Lajos University (KLTE), Debrecen
    1989: M.Sc. in Physics, KLTE, Debrecen

Other Degrees:

  • 2010: MBA, Debrecen University
    1995: M.A. in English translation, KLTE, Debrecen

Professional experienc

  • 2016-: scientific advisor
    MTA Atomki, Institute for Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2008-2015: director
    MTA Atomki, Institute for Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 1989-: MTA Atomki, Institute for Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary

Scientific activity:

~400 papers in international journals on nuclear astrophysics

Main interests, collaborations:

  • underground nuclear physics: LUNA collaboration, LNGS, Italy
  • astrophysical p-process: University of Notre Dame, USA, University Basel, Switzerland, Kocaeli University, Turkey
  • exotic nuclear physics: RIKEN, Wako, Japan
  • new outreach methods: Science on Stage, Berlin

International conferences organized as chair:

  • 2002: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, 17th International Nuclear Physics  Divisional Conference of the European Physical Society, Debrecen
  • 2005: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics II. 20th International Nuclear Physics  Divisional Conference of the European Physical Society, Debrecen
  • 2014: Nuclei in the Cosmos XIII, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2017: Science on Stage, Debrecen, Hungary

Conference advisory board membership:

  • 2006: Exotic Radionuclides from Accelerator Waste for Science and Technology, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • 2007: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics III, Dresden, Germany
  • 2009:  Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics IV, Gran Sasso, Italy
  • 2010: Underground accelerators for astrophysics and applications,     Dresden, Germany
  • 2011: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics V, Eilat, Israel
  • 2012: Nuclei in the Cosmos xii, Cairns, Australia
  • 2013: E2C, 3rd European Energy Conference. Budapest, Hungary
  • 2015: Nucleus-nucleus collision, Catania, Italy
  • 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Geel, Belgium
  • 2016: Nuclei in the Cosmos xiv, Niigata, Japan
  • 2017: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VIII, Catania, Italy

Invited talks:

  • 2016: Carpathian Summer School, Sinaia, Romania
  • 2015: EuNPC Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2014: ATHENA final workshop, Como, Italy
  • 2011: P-process workshop, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2010: Nuclei in the Cosmos, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2010: EuroGenesis Workshop, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 2009: Nuclear Astrophysics Opportunities at the  Underground Laboratory in Canfranc, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008: SARAF Workshop, Israel
  • 2007: Annual NuSTAR Meeting, GSI, Germany
  • 2005: Central Europe Nuclear Physics North-East European Network Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2005: 3rd Sandanski Coordination Meeting on Nuclear Science, Albena, Bulgaria
  • 2005: Carpathian Summer School of Physics, Mamaia, Romania
  • 2004: Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics - Challenges and Oppportunities, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2004: ’Physica Infiltrans’ General Assembly of Hungarian Physical Society, Szombathely, Hungary
  • 2004: Nuclei in the Cosmos, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2004: Advances and Challenges in Nuclear Astrophysics, ECT Trento, Italy
  • 2003: Nuclear Structure and Related Topics,  Dubna, Russia
  • 2001: Hungarian Academy, Physics Board meeting, Budapest, Hungary

Peer reviews:

  • Nuclear Physics  A
  • European Physical Journal A
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods B
  • Journal of  Physics G
  • Proceedings of NPA-2, Springer, European Physical Journal A27 (2006)
  • Proceedings of NPDC17, Elsevier, Nuclear Physics A719 (2003)
  • Proc. of European Workshop on Heavy Element Nucleosynthesis (1994)
  • 2006- Peer Reviewer for the European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • 2006: Peer Reviewer for the National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH)
  • 2007- Peer Reviewer for the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
  • 2010- Member of the Scientific Council of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

 Editorial board memberships:

  • European Physical Journal Plus: managing editor
  • Europhysics News: Editorial Advisory Board
International exposure:
  • 1996-1997: Bochum, Germany (low energy collisions)
  • 1997-2000: RIKEN, Wako, Japan (radioactive beam studies)
  • 2007- Individual member of the European Physical Society (EPS)
  • 2007-11: Ordinary Member of the Nuclear Physics Board of the EPS
  • 2008- Member of the Nuclear Physics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2009-12: Member of the Doctoral Council of Natural Sciences of the Debrecen University
  • 2010-11: Chair of the Nuclear Physics Board of the EPS
  • 2012-16:  EPS Executive Committee member
  • 2012- Member of Academia Europea
  • 2013- Member of Habilitation Committee and Doctoral Council of Debrecen University
Teaching, outreach:
  • 1989- an introduction to ATOMKI: talks for high school students
  • 2004: Editor of special issue on ATOMKI of the Journal of Hungarian Physical Society
  • 2004: Hungarian edition of the DVD „Element Genesis”
  • 2007- Core member of the Ph.D. School in Physics, Debrecen University
  • 2007-08: Host of ERASMUS students at the Debrecen University
  • 2008: coauthor of the UNESCO EOLSS online edition on ’nuclear processes in nature’
  • 2008-09: Host of Visegrad Fellow at ATOMKI
  • 2010: co-author of the edutainment DVD: ’Lab Love’
  • 2010- Host of NKTH-fellow at ATOMKI
  • 2010: ’Scientist of the month’ for OTKA agency
  • 2011- Modern astrophysics, BSc course at Debrecen University
  • 2011: Master course in Uppsala, Sweden on nuclear astrophysics
  • 2014- Adjunct Professor of ELTE University, Budapest
  • 2014- chair of the Nuclear Physics graduate school, Debrecen University
  • 2015- Experimental astrophysics course, ELTE University
  • 2015: Co-author of MIAZMA, an educational computer game
  • 2004: Selenyi Prize of Hungarian Physical Society
  • 2006: Prize of the Section of Physical Sciences, Hungarian Academy
  • 2010: Hatvani Prize of the city of Debrecen
  • 2016: Order of Merit (Officer) of Hungary (civilian)
  • 2016: Pro Urbe Prize of the city of Debrecen

Personal data:
Place birth: Debrecen, Hungary,
Date of birth: 12 November 1964
Marital status: married, five children

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