Gábor Takács
professor Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Department of Theoretical Physics
scientific advisor
head of research group
MTA-BME "Momentum" Statistical Field Theory Research Group

Employment

1992-1993 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University
Research assistant with scholarship of the Scientific Qualification Committee
(TMB), Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1993-1996 HAS-Eötvös Theoretical Physics research group, Eötvös University
assistant research fellow
1996-1997 HAS-Eötvös Theoretical Physics research group, Eötvös University, Budapest
research fellow
1997-1999 Theory Group of INFN Sezione di Bologna
postdoctoral fellow
1999-2001 Department of Mathematics, King's College London
postdoctoral fellow
2001-2002 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University
Magyary Zoltán postdoctoral fellow
2002-2005 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University
OTKA postdoctoral fellow
2005-2010 HAS-Eötvös Theoretical Physics research group, Eötvös University
senior research fellow
2010-2012 HAS-Eötvös Theoretical Physics research group, Eötvös University
scientific advisor
2012-2014 Institute of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
scientific advisor
2012- MTA-BME "Momentum" Statistical Field Theory Research Group
scientific advisor, head of group
2014- Department of Theoretical Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
full professor

Education

1983-1987 Katona József Gimnázium, Kecskemét (secondary grammar school)
National Secondary School Competition (OKTV)
    mathematics: 9th (1986), 3rd (1987)
    chemistry: 10th (1987)
International Chemistry Olympiade, 1987: silver medal
1987-1992 Eötvös University, Budapest,
Faculty of Sciences, M.Sc. course in physics
1991-1992 Republican Scholarship of Hungarian Republic
1992 Diploma (M.Sc.) in physics with distinction
Diploma work topic: Conformal Field Theory
Supervisor: Prof. Zalán Horváth, Institute for Theoretical Physics
Thesis: "Investigation of classical A2 Toda field theory"
1992-1993 Scholarship of the Scientific Qualification Committee (TMB),
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1993-1995 Ph.D. student and research assistant, Eötvös University,
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Research topic: Two Dimensional Integrable Field Theories
Supervisor: Prof. Zalán Horváth
1994-1996 Member of Bolyai College, Eötvös University
1995-1996 Visiting research student at 
Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Member of Darwin College
Supervisor: Dr. G. M. T. Watts (until March, 1996), Dr. J. M. Evans (from March, 1996)
Research topic: Integrable and Conformal Field Theories
1996 Certificate of Proficiency in English, grade "A"

Academic degrees

1996 Ph.D. from Eötvös University with the result "Summa cum laude"
Thesis: "Free field representation for the form factors of the O(3) nonlinear sigma model and its generalizations"
2005 Habilitation (dr. habil) from Eötvös University
Habilitation thesis (pdf, in Hungarian)
2008 Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc)
DSc thesis: "Finite size effects in quantum field theory" (pdf, in Hungarian)

Scholarships, fellowships and prizes

1995-1996 Scholarship of the Cambridge Overseas Trust
1997-1999 INFN postdoctoral fellowship
Theory Group of INFN Sezione di Bologna
1999-2001 PPARC postdoctoral fellowship
Department of Mathematics, King's College London
2001-2002 Magyary Zoltán postdoctoral fellowship, Foundation for Hungarian Higher Education and Research,
Hungarian Ministry of Education Eötvös University, Institute for Theoretical Physics
2002-2005 Széchenyi István scholarship, Hungarian Ministry of Education
2002-2005 OTKA postdoctoral fellowship
Eötvös University, Institute for Theoretical Physics
2003 Academy Prize for young researchers, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2005-2008 Bolyai János research scholarship, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2008 Novobátzky prize, Eötvös Loránd Physical Society

Membership and roles in professional organizations

2000- Member of the Eötvös Loránd Physical Society
2001-2004 President of the Particle Physics Section of the Eötvös Loránd Physical Society
2004-2007 Secretary of the Particle Physics Section of the Eötvös Loránd Physical Society
2006-2010 Member of the physics panel of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund
2008-2009 Member of the Council of Research Units of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2008-2010 Member of the Council of the Research Network of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2008-2011 Secretary of the Committee on Particle Physics, Section of Physical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2008- Member of the Young Researchers' Council of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Coordinator of the physical sciences section (2008-2010)
2011-2014 Chairman of the Committee on Particle Physics, Section of Physical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2014- Deputy chairman of the Committee on Particle Physics, Section of Physical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Grants (as principal investigator)

2001-2003 FKFP 0043/2001 research grant
Integrable and conformal field theories, dynamical symmetries and their applications
2002-2005 OTKA D42209 postdoctoral grant
Nonperturbative investigation of two-dimensional quantum field theories
2008 NKTH Apponyi Albert (Mecenatúra) grant BOMMRG08
Organization of "Renormalization Group" Bolyai intensive course
2008-2012 OTKA K75172 research grant
Correlation functions and finite size effects in two-dimensional quantum field theories
2012-2017 LP2012-50/2012 "Momentum" grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Statistical Field Theory in Condensed Matter
(MTA-BME "Momentum" Statistical Field Theory Research Group)
2013-2015 FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF (Marie Curie) grant
Project number 330076 "Quantum Quench"
Role: scientist-in-charge, host institution: BME

Other professional activities

2003-2009 Tutor of the physics section of Bolyai College

Organization of schools and conferences

International conferences and schools

2003 EUCLID 2003 Summer School on
Nonperturbative methods in low dimensional integrable models
Organizer
2004 6th Bologna Workshop on CFT and Integrable Models
Member of Scientific Board
2006 7th Bologna Workshop on CFT and Integrable Models
Member of Scientific Board
2008 Bolyai Intensive Course on Renormalization Group Methods in Physics
Principal organizer
2010 Workshop on Time-dependent dynamics and non-equilibrium quantum systems
Organizer
2011 35th Johns Hopkins Workshop on AdS/CFT and its Applications
Organizer
2012 Zalán Horváth Memorial Workshop
Organizer
2014 Workshop on Finite-size Technology in Low Dimensional Quantum Systems (VII)
Conference on Integrability in Low Dimensional Quantum Systems
Organizer

Organizer of Hungarian Summer Schools on Theoretical Physics

1997 Nonperturbative results in supersymmetric gauge theories
2002 New developments in gauge theories, gravitation and strings
2004 Cosmology
2005 QCD 2005
2006 Experiments and Einstein's theory of gravitation
2007 Physics at the LHC

Participation at international schools

1992 Winter School on Nuclear and Particle Physics, Schladming, Austria
1992 Eötvös Graduate School on "Selected Topics on Quark Confinement",
Budapest, Hungary
1993 International School on Astroparticle Physics,
Budapest, Hungary
1994 XXXth Karpacz Winter School on "Quantum Groups"
Karpacz, Poland
1994 Spring School and Workshop on String Theory, Gauge Theory and
Quantum Gravity
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1995 Spring School and Workshop on String Theory, Gauge Theory and
Quantum Gravity
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1995 Les Houches Summer School in Theoretical Physics
Session LXIV on "Quantum Symmetries" Les Houches, France
1997 Spring School on String Theory, Gauge Theory and Quantum Gravity 
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1999 Spring Workshop on String Theory and Related Matters
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
2001 Summer School on Low Dimensional Quantum Systems
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy