People at Parmenides Foundation  Prof. Dr. Imre Kondor

 
 
 

Education

1961–66 Eötvös University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
 
 
 

Degrees

1966 Diploma in physics (MSc), Eötvös University of Sciences, Budapest
1984 Candidate of the physical sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
1988 Doctor of the physical sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
 
 
 

Positions held

1966–1969 Department for Atomic Physics, Eötvös University of Sciences, Budapest: assistant professor
1969–1989 Research Group for Theoretical Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences: assistant research fellow, research fellow, senior research fellow
1989–1998 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University of Sciences: professor of physics
1992–1998 Bolyai College; Eötvös University of Sciences, director
1998–2000 Department of the Physics of Complex Systems, Eötvös University of Sciences: head of department
1998–2002 Raiffeisen Bank, Budapest, head of the Market Risk Research Department
2002–2008 Collegium Budapest – Institute for Advanced Study, rector
since 2000 Department of the Physics of Complex Systems, Eötvös University of Sciences: professor of physics
since 2004 Institute of Finance, Corvinus University (formerly: Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration): honorary professor
since 2008 Collegium Budapest – Institute for Advanced Study: permanent fellow
 
 
 

Guest Professorships

1988–1989 Kossuth University of Sciences, Debrecen, Hungary
1998–2004 Institute of Finance, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration
 
 
 

Visiting Positions

1972–1973 International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy: visiting scientist
1981 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: visiting scientist
1982 Service de Physique Théorique, Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, France: visiting scientist
1983–1998 Continuous collaboration with, and frequent visits to, CEN Saclay, France
1984–1986 Department of Theoretical Physics, Victoria University, Manchester, United Kingdom: senior lecturer
 
 
 

Research areas

condensed Bose systems, phase transitions and critical phenomena, statistical physics of disordered systems, spin glasses, application of the methods of statistical physics to problems in economics and finance, the theory of financial risk

 
 
 

Publications

70 papers, 2 books, cca. 35 invited conference talks

 
 
 

Teaching Experience

  • Department of Atomic Physics, Eötvös University: laboratory excercises
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University: tutorials and lectures on theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantummechanics, and statistical physics
  • Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Eötvös University: lectures on statistical physics, the theory of disordered systems, and the theory of financial risk
  • Institute of Finance, Corvinus University (formerly: Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration): lectures on the analysis of market prices and options pricing
 
 
 

Editorial Activity

member of the editorial boards of Fractals and Journal of Statistical Mechanics, formerly review editor of Journal of Banking and Finance

 
 
 

Public Activity

1977–1980 Secretary of the Statistical Physics Division of the Eötvös Physical Society, Budapest
1980–1997 Secretary, then chairman of the Statistical Physics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
since 1991 Member of the International Advisory Board of the Middle-European Cooperation in Statistical Physics,
1996–1999 Chairman of the Higher Education Research Grant Committee
2000–2004 Chairman of the Hungarian Association of Risk Managers
2002–2006 Member of the Misztotfalusi Kis Miklos book and textbook grant committee
since 2003 Member of the l’Oreal „ Women in Science” prize committee
2002–2007 Member of the Board of the Hungarian Fulbright Commission
2002–2006 Member of the Advisory Body on Science and Technology of the prime minister of Hungary
since 2005 Member of the Council of the European Complex Systems Society
since 2006 Chairman of the Board of the National College of Excellence
 
 
 

Awards

1973 Brody Prize, Eötvös Physical Society
1989 Physics Prize, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1992 Academic Prize, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1999 Apaczai Csere Janos Prize, Ministry of Education
2003 Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic