Dr István Jankovics
Director of the Gothard Astrophysical Observatory of the Loránd Eötvös University, Honorary Professor of the University of Pannonia, and Member of the Committee on Astronomy and Space Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Dr László Z. Karvalics
Founding director, BME-UNESCO Information Society Research Institute, associate professor, Head, Department of Library and Human Information Science, University of Szeged. Teaching and research on social impacts of information technology, comparative analysis of national information strategies, information history and education in the information age. National representative, UNESCO Information for All Program (IFAP). Key person of the Hungarian Information Society strategy making. Founding editor of the Hungarian language Information Society quarterly. Has written books, studies and plenty of small articles for the dissemination of the "Information Society thinking" and Internet-culture.
Zoltán E. Kovács
Zoltán graduated (MSc) in mathematics, physics and astronomy at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary in 1981. He wrote his thesis on cosmology but nowadays he is interested in the effects of the Sun on Earth (space weather and its geophysical, meteorological, and biological effects on our planet, solar-human relations). In his childhood he started to make his first observations as an amateur astronomer (estimating the magnitude of variable stars, visual and photographic observations of meteors). Nowadays he is observing the Sun in H-alpha spectrum – apart from the theoretical work. Zoltán has been a presenter of popular science, especially astronomy and space research since his secondary school years (since 1973), and he has been writing theses and publications as a university student since 1976. He used to lead astronomy clubs throughout Hungary. Many members of those clubs became well qualified professionals, even astronomers later. During the former decades he educated talented young adults. Zoltán taught astronomy at college too. He is director of the Kecskemét Planetarium since 1986. He used to be charter member of the Hungarian Astronautical Society and was the very first secretary of the local group in Kecskemét. His primary speciality is the methodology of astronomy and demonstration. Numerous visual aids were designed and produced by him. By his proposal Solar system sculptures were produced and can be seen in Kecskemét since 2001. He participated at the WONDERS European Science Festival (Nottingham and Lisbon, 2006) with his self-made demonstrative aids and presentations. Several times he organized international symposiums on astronomical methodology. The Carpatica Planetarium Association was also founded by his initiative.
Dr Béla Lukács
Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, thinker and lecturer. He graduated as a physicist at the Eötvös University in 1970, habilitated in 1988 and currently works at the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics as science advisor. His fields of research include general relativity, cosmology, heavy ion physics, voice recognition and color theory as well. He was decorated with the Physics Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1995. Member of the Committee on Astronomy and Space Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has been a successful public lecturer as well, especially since his appearance in the Hungarian talkshow 'Friderikusz most!' that became a highly successful series of interviews about physics, astronomy and related subjects.
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