Professor Named to UNESCO Scientific Board

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Laszlo Baksay, Florida Institute of Technology professor of physics and space sciences, has been invited to become a member of the International Basic Sciences Program scientific board of the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Baksay will attend the next board meeting at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters in June.

The international, multidisciplinary Basic Sciences Program was established to reinforce intergovernmental relations and cooperation between partner organizations in science to strengthen national capacities in the basic sciences and science education. The program focuses on fostering major region-specific actions that involve a network of national, regional and international centers of excellence in the basic sciences.

Baksay is also a guest professor in Hungary at Kossuth University and former guest professor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Eotvos Loránd University and the Budapest University of Technology. He held regular faculty positions at Northeastern U., the U. of Dallas, Union College, and the U. of Alabama. He had research appointments at the European Center for Particle Physics, Switzerland, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

He has more than 400 publications and over 10,000 citations.

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