Dr. Péter Ábrahám graduated as physicist and astronomer at Eötvös University, Budapest, then obtained a PhD degree in astrophysics in 1996. He worked 5 yars at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany) on calibration and science of the Infrared Space Observatory. After returning to Hungary he was the director of Konkoly Observatory between 2010 and 2015, and the director general of the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (2012-15). Currently he leads a research group at Konkoly Observatory on planet and star formation, and he is the PI of a project on mid-infrared interferometric observations of young stellar systems. His main interests are circumstellar disks, the eruptive phenomenon of young stars, debris disks, and infrared instrumentation.