Gabor Domokos got his PhD in 1989. Currently he is professor and head of the Dept. of Mechanics, Materials and Structures at the Technical Uiversity of Budapest. He has been member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2004. In his inaugural talk, he performed a conversation with Aristoteles on irrational numbers.
He has been visiting fellow at the University of Maryland, and he is adjunct professor of Cornell University. He has been collaborating with Philip Holmes in discrete and continuous dynamical systems resarch projects. His interest include population dynamics and chaos. In his free time he likes free-hand drawing, photographing and hiking.
Péter Várkonyi was a Silver Medalist at the Physics Student Olympiad in 1997. He graduated from the Technical University of Budapest as Architect, in 2003. He got his PhD in 2006, his work was advised by Gabor Domokos. His research field includes symmetry in engineering structures, biomechanics, evolutionary modeling. In the year 2006/07 he was a Korányi-fellow at Princeton University. Since then, he has been assistant professor in Budapest. He is married and has two sons; nevertheless he has some time for his favourite activities: swimming, sailing and badminton.