Attila Galsa

assistant professor



Name: Attila Galsa
Place & date of birth: Budapest, 09.11.1972.
E-mail: gali@pangea.elte.hu
Web: gali.web.elte.hu

Professional experiencies
2006– Assistant professor, Dept. of Geophysics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
2003–2006 Assistant lecturer, Dept. of Geophysics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
2002–2003 Geo-Log Environmental and Geophysical Ltd.


1997–2000 PhD student, PhD Program of Geology and Geophysics, Eötvös Loránd University
1992–1997 Undergraduate student, Dept. of Geophysics, Eötvös Loránd University

1990–1991 Szilágyi Erzsébet High Scool, Budapest
1987–1990 Kaffka Margit High School, Budapest


Academic degrees
2004 Successful defence of PhD Thesis
Thesis: The Number of Hotspots in Two- and Three-dimensional Numerical Models of Mantle Convection
Degree of qualification: Summa Cum Laude
1997 MSc in Geophysics, Eötvös Loránd University
Thesis: Underground Water Modeling along a Section in the Pannonian Basin


2009– Physics of the Earth’s flow systems I & II
2011– Geophysical fluid dynamics
2008– Seismology and the interior of the Earth
2002– Borehole geophysics
2010– Well logging
2003– Geoelectric research method
2009– Numerical algorithms
2010– Numerical modeling of geophysical problems


Research activity
- numerical modeling of goundwater flow
- numerical modeling of mantle convection
- numerical modeling of DC borehole tools
Further details


2018 Bolyai+ Research Scholarship for Young Higher Education Teachers
2017 János Bolyai Research Fellowship
2013 Zoltán Magyary Postdoctoral Fellowship
2009 Elemér Szádeczky-Kardoss Award
2005 AGOCS Geophysical Research Fund
2000 József Szilárd Award


2011– AGOCS Geophysical Research Fund
2008– Hungarian Committee of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
2006– Scientific Committee of Association of Hungarian Geophysicists
2005– Public Body of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1994– Association of Hungarian Geophysicists


English Pitman Higher Intermediate (written and spoken)
German Intermediate proficiency examination (written and spoken)


Relevant publications
- Székely, F., A. Galsa, Interpretation of transient borehole flow metering data in a fissured granite formation, J. Hydrology, 327, 2006, 462-471.
- Galsa, A., L. Lenkey, Quantitative investigation of physical properties of mantle plumes in three-dimensional numerical models, Phys. Fluids, 19 (11), 2007, 116601.
- Galsa, A., M. Herein, L. Lenkey, M. P. Farkas, G. Taller, Effective buoyancy ratio: A new parameter for characterizing thermo-chemical mixing in the Earth's mantle, Solid Earth, 6/1, 2015, 93-100.
- Galsa, A., M. Herein, D. Drahos, A. Herein, Effect of the eccentricity of normal resistivity borehole tools on the current field and resistivity measurement, J. Appl. Geophys., 134, 2016, 281-290.
- Szijártó, M., A. Galsa, Á. Tóth, J. Mádl-Szυnyi, Numerical investigation of the combined effect of forced and free thermal convection in synthetic groundwater basins, J. Hydrology, 572, 2019, 364-379.

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