ÉRDI, Péter

Name: Prof. Péter Érdi, Ph.D., DSc
Address: Dept. Biophysics, KFKI RIPNP of the HAS, Konkoly-Thege M. út 29-33, Budapest, H-1121, Hungary
Office: KFKI Campus, Building 13, Floor 1, Room 3/B.
E-mail: erdi@sunserv.kfki.hu
Phone: +36 1 392 2222 x3452
Fax: +36 1 392 2742
Current address: Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49006, USA
Homepage: http://cc.kzoo.edu/~perdi
Education, degrees and positions
2009 Associate Editor of BioSystems
1961-1965 Secondary education in János Bolyai High School, Budapest
1965-1970 Science Faculty of the Eötvös L. University, Budapest (MSc in chemistry)
1972-1974 Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest (MSc in chemical cybernetics)
1970-1974 Computer Center of Danube Oil Company: system programmer
1974-1977 R&D Center of the Hungarian Chemical Industry: system engineer
1977-1981 Computing Group, Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest: research fellow
1981 PhD in chemistry (Stochasticmodels of chemical reactions)
1981-1983 1st Dept. Anatomy, Semmelweis University Medical School Budapest: senior research fellow
1983-1992 Biophysics Group, Central Research Institute for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: senior research fellow
1984 Institute of Cybernetics, CNR (Arco Felice, Italy): short term visiting scholar
1985 Univ. P. et M. Curie (Paris, France): short term visiting professor
1986 Institute of Cybernetics, CNR (Arco Felice, Italy: short term visiting scholar
1986-1989 Guest Editor, Leonardo (J. of Int. Soc. for Art, Science and Technology)
1988 University of Guelph (Ont., Canada): short term visiting professor
1989 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, U.S.A): short term visiting scholar
1991 Institute of Cybernetics, CNR (Arco Felice, Italy): short term visiting scholar
DSc of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Kinetics of Chemical and Biological Networks)
T ampere Univ. Technology (Tampere, Finland): visiting professor
1992- Biophysics Group, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Hungarian Academy of Science: scientific advisor
1993- Department of Biophysics, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Hungarian Academy of Science: head
1995- Professor: Technical University Budapest, Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen
1996 Nagoya Univ., Graduate School of Human Informatics: Nakayama Visiting Professorship (short term)
1999 Tamagawa University, Department of Information & Communication Engineering (short term visiting scholar)
1998-2002 Széchenyi Professor
2002- Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies

Research experience

  • Stochastic and deterministic models of chemical reactions
  • Thermodynamic theory of nonequilibrium systems
  • Self-organiziation in the nervous systems
  • Brain theory
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Dynamics of olfactory system
  • Computational approach to the functional organization of the hippocampus
  • Neural rhythmicity
  • Complex systems
  • Computational neuropharmacolgy

Major books

  • Érdi P & Tóth J: Mathematical Models of Chemical Reactions. Manchester Univ. Press., 1989. Princeton Univ. Press., 1989.
  • Arbib MA, Érdi P and Szentágothai J: Neural Organization: Structure, Function Dynamics. MIT Press, A Bradford Book, 1997
  • Érdi P: Complexity explained. Springer, 2007


Lecture materials

Birth date: December 12, 1946
Birth place: Budapest, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian