Curriculum Vitae

Gyula Fodor

Year and place of birth: 1966, Budapest

Present position: senior research fellow

Present address:

Department of Theoretical Physics of the
Wigner Research Centre for Physics
1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33.

Current research interests:

Long-living localized solutions formed by massive scalar fields:

oscillating soliton stars (oscillatons), oscillons, boson stars, Yang-Mills-Higgs magnetic monopoles, the structure and the lifetime of small amplitude configurations, numerical simulations of the time evolution

Rotating perfect fluid star models:

slow rotation formalism, matching to exterior vacuum region, possible algebraic types, properties of the generated exterior, effects of a nonzero cosmological constant

University studies

1984-1989: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, physicist course
Title of master thesis: Multipole moments of rotating bodies in general relativity
Supervisor: Prof. Zoltán Perjés, KFKI RMKI, Budapest

Postgraduate studies and research abroad

1989-1994 KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Supervisor: Zoltán Perjés
Topic: gravitational initial value problem
1992-1993 Australian National University, Canberra
Supervisor: Robert Bartnik
Topic: the thin-sandwich conjecture
1994-1996 Nagoya University, Japan
Supervisor: Akira Tomimatsu
Topic: surface gravity of black holes
1999-2001 Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Host researcher: Kei-ichi Maeda
Topic: surface gravity of black holes
2014-2016 Paris Observatory
Host researcher: Philippe Grandclement
Topic: Geons and gravitational waves

Doctoral degree (PhD)

1995 February Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Title of thesis: The thin-sandwich conjecture
Supervisor: Prof. Zoltán Perjés, KFKI RMKI, Budapest


Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics
(formerly named MTA KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics)

1989 - assistant research fellow
1994 - research fellow
1996 - senior research fellow

Scientific fellowships, awards

1989 First prize at the conference of the National Scientific Students Association (TDK)
Pro Scientia gold medal
1992 Postgraduate fellowship at Canberra University, in the framework of the Australian European Awards Program (12 months)
1994 Monbusho postgraduate fellowship at Nagoya University, in Japan (24 months)
1999 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship at Waseda University, Tokyo (24 months)
2004 János Bolyai Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (three years)
2012 Károly Novobátzky Prize
2014 Marie Curie Intra- European Fellowship (IEF), Paris Observatory (24 months)