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Prof. Gábor Dávid

Senior Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory


Research Interests: … (more)

Research Interests:

Relativistic heavy ion physics, nuclear modification factor at high transverse momenta, neutral mesons, direct photons, thermal photons, azimuthal asymmetries (flow), system size and energy dependence, geometry and event activity in very asymmetric colliding systems


State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY USA, Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, December 1991

Honors and Awards:

Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2017), APS Fellow (2016)


Brookhaven National Laboratory (2019 -  present) Senior Physicist, Stony Brook University (2016 -  present) Research Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory (1993 - 2016) Physicist, Columbia University (1992 – 1993) Research Associate

Scientometric data (SPIRES, as of Aug. 2019):

Published papers: 267, citations: 29350, average 109.9, h(HEP) index = 89

Some significant papers:

K. Adcox et al., "Suppression of Hadrons with Large Transverse Momentum in Central Au+Au Collisions at 130 GeV", Phys. Rev. Lett. 88:022301 (2002) (principal author, 1000+ citations)

S. S. Adler et al., "Absence of Suppression in Particle Production at Large Transverse Momentum in 200 GeV d+Au Collisions", Phys. Rev. Lett. 91:072303 (2003)

S. S. Adler et al., "Centrality Dependence of Direct Photon Production in 200 GeV Au+Au Collisions", Phys. Rev. Lett. 94:232301 (2005)

G. David, R. Rapp, Z. Xu, "Electromagnetic Probes at RHIC-II", Physics Reports, Vol 462, Issues 4-6, pp 176-217, (2008)

A. Adare et al., "Observation of direct-photon collective flow in 200 GeV Au+Au collisions", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109:122302 (2012)

A. Adare et al., "Centrality dependence of low-momentum direct-photon production in Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV", Phys. Rev. C 91:064904 (2015)

G. David, ``Direct real photons in relativistic heavy ion collisions'', arXiv:1907.08893 (2019) (invited review paper, Reports on Progress in Physics)


Book launch: The Eötvös experiment in its historical framework … (more)

Book launch: The Eötvös experiment in its historical framework

Sólyom J., Dávid G.


Loránd Eötvös' most famous work was written in German and submitted to the Beneke competition of the University of Göttingen under the motto „Ars longa, vita brevis”. It received the Beneke prize in 1909 but was only published in 1922 by his co-workers Dezső Pekár and Jenő Fekete with the title „Beiträge zum Gesetze der Proportionalität von Trägheit und Gravität”. Its hand-written draft was thought lost for a long time. In 2015, it was listed on the Memory of the World International Register of the UNESCO. The paper, completed with Eötvös’ original text, missing from the 1922 publication, has now been published in a historical framework, both in English and Hungarian. The volume includes the copy and transcript of the handwritten draft of Eötvös, his first 1890 publication on the subject, and the official evaluation of the Beneke committee. Finally, it includes the correspondence between Eötvös and Einstein.