Physicist elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

​​Tünde Fülöp, Professor of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, is a new member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. She is one of four new members of the Academy’s Class for Physics and the only one from Chalmers to be selected.
“I feel deeply honoured and I am looking forward to contributing to the important task of the Academy – to promote science and strengthen its role and influence in our society. It will also be interesting to exchange experiences and ideas with the other members,” says Tünde Fülöp, a Professor at the Department of Physics at Chalmers.

Tünde Fülöp is a theoretical plasma physicist and her research focus is magnetic fusion and laser-plasma accelerators. Plasma physics is a subfield of physics which brings together electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, wave-particle interaction, relativistic effects and subatomic physics. Applications range from cancer therapy and lightning initiation, to fusion devices for large scale energy production. Her research focus is set on plasma stability, impurity transport, runaway particles and radiation. 

In addition to Tünde Fülöp, Stefan Kröll, Lund University, was elected new swedish members of the Academy’s Class for Physics in January 2019. At the same time Richard Brenner, Uppsala University and Klaus Blaum, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, were elected foreign members of the Academy's Class for Physics.

Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren,​
Image: Peter Widing

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Published: Wed 30 Jan 2019. Modified: Thu 07 Feb 2019