Gergely Zaránd elected to the Academy

Gergely Zaránd, head of the BME Institute of Physics, has been elected as a regular member to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on May 3. Congratulations!


From the booklet issued by the Academy (pdf, in Hungarian):


"Gergely Zaránd was born in Budapest in1969. He has been the corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2016. He is a full professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), doing research in condensed-matter theory, studying strongly correlated quantum systems using the tools of quantum field theory and statistical physics.


He achieved seminal results in the areas of mesoscopic electronic systems, magnetic materials, and ultracold atoms. Since becoming a corresponding member, he has published more than 30 research papers, and the number of citations to his publications raised from 1800 to above 3000. 


Highlights among his most recent results include the interpretation of electronic crystals (Wigner crystals), and the discoveries of extended Shiba states in superconductors, and topologically protected spin states in quantum dots. These results have yielded publications in Science and Nature. He has established an internationally recognised research unit in the Intitute of Physics of BME."


Gergely Zaránd was nominated to the membership of the Academy by Péter Domokos, András Jánossy, Katalin Kamarás, János Kertész, György Mihály, Jenő Sólyom.