Imre Pázsit

Adjunct Professor

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Imre Pázsit


Additional Title(s)

  • Professor, Division of Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics, Chalmers University of Technology

Pázsit received his PhD at the Lorand Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, in 1975, and his DSc from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1985. From 1975 until 1983 he worked at the Central Research Institute for Physics in Budapest. He moved to Sweden in 1983 to a Guest Researcher position at the Swedish national lab Studsvik Energiteknik AB, Nyköping. In 1991 he received the Chair of Reactor Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, where he has been a full professor since then.


  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
    DSc Reactor Physics ’85
  • Roland Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
    PhD Reactor Physics ’75

Research Interests

  • Deterministic and stochastic transport theory of neutral and charged particles, in particular fluctuations in neutron transport and atomic collision cascades;
  • Theory of multiplicity and coincidence measurements in nuclear safeguards; 
  • Theory of space-dependent reactor dynamics, neutron noise and reactor diagnostics, with applications at operating plants and future advanced systems; 
  • Elaboration of inverse methods in neutron noise diagnostics, including machine learning methods

Research areas:


  • Member, Royal Academy of the Sciences and Arts in Göteborg (2004)
  • Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (2006)
  • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of the Engineering Sciences (2008)
  • Recipient of the 1st MVM Energy National Award (Hungary) (2014)
  • Recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Government of Japan (2016)
  • Fourth recipient of the Leo Szilard Medal of the Hungarian Nuclear Society (2016)
  • Honorary Editor, Annals of Nuclear Energy (2019)
  • Recipient of the Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist Award of the American Nuclear Society (2021)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2022)
  • Recipient (together with Maria Pázsit) of the Don Miller Award of the American Nuclear Society  (2022)