Ágnes Kóspál

Dr. Kóspál Ágnes is a physicist and astronomer. After obtaining her PhD at the ELTE University in Budapest, she worked at the Leiden Observatory and at the European Space Agency with postdoctoral fellowships. After spending six years in the Netherlands, she returned to Hungary in 2014, when she won a Momentum Fellowship from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Currently, she leads an international research group at the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences with a 1.4 million euro grant from the European Research Council. She won the Junior Prima prize in Budapest and the L’Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents prize in Paris. With her colleagues, she uses the most advanced astronomical instruments to study how Sun-like stars and their planetary systems form.