Ferenc Mezei


October 17. 11:00


EDUCATION: Eötvös L. University, Budapest, Physics Diploma 1965, Ph.D 1976


2017 – CEO of Mirrotron Ltd, Budapest

2010 – 2019 European Spallation Source ESS ERIC,

1997 – 2000 John Wheatley Distinguished Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1992 – 1997 and  2001 – 2007, Director, Berlin Neutron Scattering Center, HMI

1984 – 2007 Professor of Physics, Technical University, Berlin

1972 – 1980 Instrument Scientist, Institut-Laue-Langevin, Grenoble

1968 – 1972 Research Associate, Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest

1965 – 1968 Teaching Assistant, Eötvös L. University, Budapest

SELECTED MBERSHIPS AND AWARDS: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ordinary Member 1988; Member of Academia Europaea 1990; Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize 1986; Inaugural Walter Haelg prize of the European Neutron Scattering Association 1999; Fellow of the American Physical Society 2000; Széchenyi Prize of the Republic of Hungary 2013, Hungarian Innovation Prize 2019, Member of the Governing Body of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network 2019

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS: Invention and development of Neutron Spin Echo Spectroscopy; Invention and development of neutron supermirrors; Discovery of break-down of dynamic scaling in ferromagnets; Discovery of dynamic scaling near glass transitions, Invention of long pulse neutron sources, Invention of ballistic neutron guides; Invention of low dimensional neutron moderators