Attila Galsa

assistant professor




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


2008– Geophysical fluid dynamics, Geophysics & Physics, BSc
2008– Field work, Geophysics, BSc
2008– Geophysical field surveys, Geophysics, BSc
2006– Fundamentals of the physics of the Earth I, Environmental Sciences, BSc
2006– Field work reporting I & II, Geophysics, MSc
2005–2008 Flow system of the Earth’s mantle, Geophysics, MSc
2005– Applied geophysics II, Geology, MSc
2005– Geophysical field surveys I & II, Geophysics, MSc
2004–2008 Geoelectrical methods, Geophysics, MSc
2004– Geophysical laboratory II, Geophysics, MSc
2003– Borehole geophysics I & II, Geophysics, MSc
2003– Geophysical field work I & II, Geophysics, MSc
2003– Discussion of different topics in Geophysics II, Geophysics, MSc


Research activity
Numerical modeling of convection in the Earth’s mantle:
Numerical modeling of the dynamics and surface manifestations of the convection in the Earth’s mantle, Dept. of Geophysics, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 2008–2012
Geo-hydrodynamics: Flow dynamics in the Earth’s interior, Dept. of Geophysics, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 2002–2007
Thermal convection in the Earth’s interior, Dept. of Geophysics, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 1995–1997
Numerical modeling of underground water system:
Investigation of regional underground water systems in loose sedimentary basins using complex geophysical methods, Geophysics Dept., Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, 1998–2001
Borehole geophysics:
Propagation and utilization of finite-element numerical modeling in Geophysics: education, research and development, National Office for Research and Technology, 2006–2007
Exploration of repository for low- and medium-level nuclear wastes, Geo-Log Ltd., 1998–2003


2005 AGOCS Geophysical Research Fund
William B. and Elizabeth Behr Agocs Geophysical Research Fund
2000 József Szilárd Award
Meeting of Young Geoscientists, Debrecen


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
Galsa, A., L. Lenkey, Quantitative investigation of physical properties of mantle plumes in three-dimensional numerical models, Phys. Fluids, 19 (11), 2007, 116601, DOI: 10.1063/1.2794284.
Drahos, D., A. Galsa, Finite element modeling of penetration electric sonde, Hung. Geophys., 48 (1), 2007, 22–30. (in Hungarian with English abstract)
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. Cserepes, The number of hotspots in three-dimensional numerical models of mantle convection, Acta Geod. Geoph. Hung., 38 (1), 2003, 103–109.
Salát, P., A. Galsa, L. Cserepes, D. Drahos, Permeability anisotropy of Hungarian detrital sedimentary complexes, Hung. Geophys., 43 (1), 2002, 17–26. (in Hungarian with English abstract)
Galsa, A., P. Salát P., L. Cserepes, Qualified evaluation of the hydraulic conductivity of a geological profile of the Hungarian low land Alföld, utilizing measured heads of wells, J. Hung. Hydrological Soc., 84 (4), 2001, 601–615. (in Hungarian with English abstract)