László Baksay

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László András Baksay (22 July 1945 – 13 January 2020)[1][2] is a Hungarian physicist and academic. He is a former professor and head of the Physics and Space Sciences at the Department of Physics and Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Baksay was born in Budapest in 1945, but his family moved to Germany in 1956, where he went to high school in Düsseldorf.[3] He received his doctorate from RWTH Aachen University, in Aachen, West Germany, in 1978.[4]

He was awarded the status of Fellow[5] in the American Physical Society,[6] after they were nominated by their Forum on International Physics in 2008,[7] for "his contributions to high energy physics, leadership of international collaborations especially in bringing the Hungarian physics community into the international enterprise, innovations and activities in science education and many efforts for the APS international program and the Forum on International Physics."


  1. ^ Evans, J. M. (1989). Two Thousand Notable Americans. American Biographical Institute. p. 26. ISBN 9780934544399. Retrieved 20 August 2017. Born July 22, 1945; Son of Dr. Laszlo Baksay (deceased) and Jolan Bethlen; Married Marika Gallo.
  2. ^ Raics, Péter. "Elhunyt Baksay László". Fizinfo archives. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ "CURRICULUM VITAE: Prof. Dr. László v. Baksay" (PDF). Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Az amerikai magyar iskolákról". Fizikai Szemle (in Hungarian). 1996. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  5. ^ "APS Fellowship". www.aps.org. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  6. ^ "APS Fellow Archive". www.aps.org. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  7. ^ "APS Fellows 2008". www.aps.org. Retrieved 2017-04-20.