Our colleagues are also participated on Quark Matter 2019 which is the most important conference in heavy ion physics, organised this year in Wuhan, China, between 4-9 of November. The goal of the conference is "bringing together physicists from around the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy-ion physics".

The award ceremony of the Zimanyi Medal is part of this conference. The Zimányi Award was founded by the legal predecessor of the Wigner Research Center for Physics, the KFKI Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics Research. The goal was to commemorate the late József Zimányi, professor emeritus of the RMKI, who was also a full member of the HAS (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and a researcher of high-energy nuclear physics and quark-gluon plasma of international fame. The founders' aim was to preserve the legacy and scientific results of the late professor and to set him as an example for young generations of physicists. The medal is awarded to theoretical physicists who are under the age of 40 and whose research in the field of theoretical high-energy nuclear physics has achieved important international recognition and impact. The decision on awarding the medal is taken by an international committee. In addition to the medal, the winner also receives a financial award from the Zimányi József Physics Foundation. This year the award winner is Eero Aleski Kurkela (CERN).


Zimanyi Medal

Berndt Müller, Chair of the Zimanyi Medal Selection Committee advertises the winner
on the Quark MAtter '19 Conference in Wuhan

Berndt Müller and the winner, Eero Aleski Kurkela

Bernt Müller and the winner, Eero Aleski Kurkela (CERN)

Eero Aleski Kurkela

The winner of the Zimanyi Medal 2019: Eero Aleski Kurkela (CERN)