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Prof. Imre Kondor

Prof. Imre Kondor is professor of physics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Graduated in physics in 1966 at ELTE. Candidate of sciences 1984, doctor of physical 1988 (Hungarian Academy of Sciences ). From 1989 full professor of physics at the Institute for Physics, Eötvös Loránd University, between 1998 and 2000 head of the Department of Physics of Complex Systems at the same university.

During the first few years of his research career he worked on condensed Bose systems, from the early 70´s on static and dynamic critical phenomena. Around 1980 his research interest turned to random systems, in particular to the field theory of spin glasses. His present research field is the application of the methods of statistical physics to problems in quantitative finance, and the theoretical aspects of risk management and of financial regulation.

Kondor was secretary of the Statistical Physics Division of the Eötvös Physical Society from 1977-1980. From 1980-1990 secretary, and from 1990-1997 chairman of the Statistical Physics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From 1996-1999 chairman of the Higher Education Research Grant Committee. Since 1991 Kondor is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Middle-European Cooperation in Statistical Physics and since 2000 chairman of the Hungarian Association of Risk Managers.

Imre Kondor authored above 90 publications with more than 700 independent citations.