Bio

An astrophysicist researcher and lecturer, Peter Raffai is an assistant professor at Eötvös Loránd University‘s Institute of Physics. He has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) since 2007, which is a worldwide community of scientists running the LIGO project. As part of his work as an LSC member, he has been leading the data analysis efforts of the LSC member group called Eötvös Gravity Research Group or EGRG.

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Assistant Professor

    Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Physics

  • 20142013

    Junior Assistant Professor

    Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Physics

  • 20132011

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    Columbia University in the City of New York, Department of Physics

  • 20112010

    Junior Assistant Professor

    Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Physics

Education

  • Ph.D. 2012

    Ph.D. in Physics

    Eötvös Loránd University

  • M.Sc. 2006

    Diploma in Physics

    Eötvös Loránd University

Awards and Grants

  • June 2017
    Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award ‘A’
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    Award received as a member of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration for participation in the detection of gravitational waves.
  • June 2017
    Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research
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    Award received as a member of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration from the Princess of Asturias Foundation, for participation in the detection of gravitational waves.
  • Jan 2017
    Academic Youth Award
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    Granted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • May 2016
    Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize
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    International award received as a member of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration for participation in the detection of gravitational waves.
  • May 2016
    Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
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    International award received as a member of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration for participation in the detection of gravitational waves.
  • Dec 2015
    Albert Szent-Györgyi Young Investigator Award
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    International award shared among three young investigators from the Carpathian Basin having outstanding scientific achievements, granted by the Hungarian Scientific Society of New York.
  • 2014-2016
    János Bolyai Research Grant
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    A two-year research grant from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2014
    Pál Erdős Grant for Young Researchers
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    Research grant from the European Union and the State of Hungary, co-financed by the European Social Fund in the framework of TÁMOP 4.2.4. A/1-11-1-2012-0001 ‘National Excellence Program’.