Curriculum Vitae

István Gaál


Institute of Mathematics,
University of Debrecen
H-4010 Debrecen Pf.12. Hungary

tel: -36-52-316666/ext. 22802
Fax: -36-52-416857

Born in Debrecen, 17.Dec.1960.

University studies in Mathematics:
Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Sept.1.1979.-June 30.1984.

PhD scholarship: Sept.1.1984.-Aug.31.1987.,

Assistant professor: Sept.1.1987.-May 31.1990.
Adjunktus: Juny 1.1990.-Juny 30.1993.
Associate professor (docent): July 1.1993.- Sept.1, 2004.
Professor: since Sept.1, 2004. 

University doctor degree: Dec.19.1987.
Title of the thesis: Inhomogeneous decomposable form equations and their applications

Candidate degree (Ph.D.): June 26.1990.
Title of the thesis: Decomposable polynomial equations and their applications

PhD degree: Dec. 21. 1995

Habilitation: Dec. 12. 1998

Doctor of Academy: May 5. 2003

Participation in research projects:

OTKA 273 (1986-90)

OTKA 1641 (1991-94)

MTA-DFG project (1988-94) (Algorithmic problems in the arithmetical theory of algebraic number fields and elliptic curves, Debrecen, Düsseldorf, Saarbrücken),

OTKA 16791 (1995-97)

OTKA 16975 (1995-98)

OTKA 25157 (1997-2000)

OTKA 29330 (1998-2001)

OTKA T042985 (2003-2007)

OTKA T029330 (1999-2002)

OTKA T042985 (2003-2007)

OTKA T048791 (2006-2009)

FKFP-0612 (1997-1998)

OTKA K67580 (2007-2011)

OTKA K75566 (2009-2012)

OTKA K100339 (2012-2015)

OTKA-NWO Hungarian-Holland Project (2001-2003)

Hungarian-Austrian project (1992-94)

OMFB, The application of algebra, analysis and logic in informatics, Graz-Debrecen), Hungarian-Austrian project (1996-98)
TeT, A 28/96, Number systems, fractals and number theoretical algorithms, Graz-Debrecen),


Project manager:

FKFP-0343/2000 (2000-2001)

OTKA T037367 (2002-2004)

DFG/200 (2009-2010 MTA-DFG project)

HPC-NVL Szuperszámítógép, a nemzeti virtuális laboratórium

Joint Cross – Border Internet Communication System of the University of Debrecen and Politehnica University of Timişoara


Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:
Nov.1.1991.--April 30.1993.
in Mathematisches Institut der Universität Düsseldorf
Host professor: Prof.Dr.M.Pohst

Frequent guest of  the KANT group in Berlin.

Prizes awarded for the mathematical research work:

June 25.1984: Kató Rényi Memory Prize, grad I

Dec.23.1988: Géza Grünwald Memory Prize

May 4.1992.: Academy Prize (shared)


Knowledge of languages:
English (intermediate)
German (intermediate)
Russian (elementary)

Vice Director in the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Kossuth Lajos University, July 1993 - Nov 1999

Vice dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Debrecen, July 1999 -July 2004

Vice president of the Centre of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, University of Debrecen, June 2004-July 2010

President of the Centre of Arts Humanities and Sciences, vice rector of University of Debrecen, July 2010-December 2013

Vice Rector of University of Debrecen Januar 2014--February 2015


Head of the Department of Algebra and Number Theory: since July 1, 2005.

Reviewer in Zentralblatt für Mathematik and Mathematical Reviews

Editor in chief of the local unit in Debrecen of Zentralblatt für Mathematik

Editor of 
Publicationes Mathematicae
JP Journal of Algebra and Number Theory
Acta Mathematica Academiae Paedagogiace Nyíregyháziensis