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Dr. József Pálinkás - President

Pálinkás JózsefScientific degree: ordinary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, PhD in physics

Professional experience/Academic History/Education:

  • President: 2015–
    National Research, Development and Innovation Office
  • Government Commissioner for Research, Development and Innovation: 2014
    Prime Minister’s Office
  • President: 2008–2014
    Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • President: 2007–2008
    Centre of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, University of Debrecen
  • Director of Institute: 2006–2013
    Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Debrecen
  • Head of Department 1996–2013
    Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Debrecen
  • Minister of Education: 2001–2002
  • State Secretary of Education: 1998–2001
  • President: 1996–1997
    University of Debrecen
  • Professor of Physics 1995–
    Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, Kossuth University, Debrecen
  • Director: 1991–1996
    Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Research Professor: 1995–
    Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Senior Scientist: 1989–1990
    Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Visiting Scientist: 1988–1989
    Manne Siegbahn Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Postdoctoral fellow: 1983–1985
    Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • Staff scientist: 1981–1989
  • PhD student: 1977–1981
    Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Scientific degrees:

  • Ordinary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 2004
  • Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 1995
  • Habilitation (Kossuth University, Debrecen) 1994
  • Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Physics: 1989
  • PhD (Kossuth University): 1981
  • MSc (József Attila University, Szeged): 1977

Publications:

Prof. Pálinkás has authored or coauthored more than 1 100 scientific publications. These have been cited by more than 18 000 times in the literature, his Hirsch-index is: 55. The details of his scientific work can be found in the MTMT database www.mtmt.hu of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and other scientific data bases.

Research topics:

  • Search for Higgs bosons at LHC with the CMS experiment: 2006–2015
  • Interaction of ions with free atoms and with atoms in solids: 2002–
  • Search for Higgs bosons at LEP with the OPAL detector: 1995–2000
  • Investigation of the electronic structure of atoms and molecules in solids: 1996–1998
  • Investigation of the dynamics of ion-atom collisions using electron spectroscopy: 1985–1998
  • Investigation of the dynamics of ion-atom collisions using x-ray spectroscopy: 1981–
  • Investigation of electron-atom collisions using x-ray spectroscopy: 1977–1981

Membership in international and Hungarian professional organizations:

  • Science Europe 2011–
    Member of the Governing Board 2011–2013
  • European Academy of Arts and Sciences: 2010 ‒
  • European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) 2008–
    Vice-president 2011–
  • Academia Europaea: 2009–
  • World Science Forum
    President: 2009–2014
  • IUPAP Commission on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: 1995–1998
  • Hungarian Accreditation Committee: 1994–1998
    Vice-president: 1997–1998
  • Hungarian Atomic Energy Committee: 1994–1997
  • European Committee on Future Accelerators, 1993–1998
  • General Committee of the Int. Conf. on Electronic and Atomic Collisions, 1993–1997
  • Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 1991–
    President: 1994–1998
  • Eötvös Loránd Physical Society: 1977–
Language skill: fluent in English

Personal data:

Place of birth: Galvács, Hungary
Date of birth: September 18, 1952
Occupation: Physicist, Professor
Marital status: married, father of three children

Last modified: 2016. május 05.
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