Dr. Attila Hirn


tel.: +36 1 392 2291, +36 1 392 2222 (extension: 3412)

fax: +36 1 395 9293

e-mail: hirn.attila @ ek-cer.hu

29-33 Konkoly Thege Miklós út, Bldg. 6, 3rd floor, room 306, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary




PhD degree (physics / nuclear techniques; summa cum laude)

2005 - 2008

Budapesti University of Technology and Economics, PhD School in Physics


CERN Summer Student Programme, Geneva, Switzerland

2000 - 2005

Budapesti University of Technology and Economics (engineering physics, studies in nuclear techniques)



2020 -

head of department (EK Space Research Department)

2012 - 2016

guest scientist, Max-Planck-Insitut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen, Germany (for 1 month in each year)

2016 - 

senior researcher (Centre for Energy Research)

2010 - 2019

head of the Space Dosimetry Research Group (Centre for Energy Research / MTA KFKI AEKI)

2009 - 2016

researcher (MTA KFKI AEKI, MTA EK)

2005 - 2009

junior researcher (MTA KFKI AEKI)

2015 - 

member of EK AEKI's Scientific Council

2012 - 2015

member of  EK's Scientific Council


Key projects

2018 - 

D3S-RadMag development for the D3S satellite constellation of the European Space Agency

2016 - 

RadMag development in the frame of the RADCUBE project of the European Space Agency 

2010 - 2016 

Co-Investigator in the international research group managing the Dust Impact Monitor experiment on board Rosetta’s Lander Philae

2009 - 

Maintenance and upgrade of the Pille-ISS system.

2005 - 

Development of the 3D silicon detector space dosimetry telescope, TRITEL, and managing the experiments. Prime Investigator of the TRITEL-SSETI/ESEO-TRITEL (2006-2012), the ISS TRITEL-SURE (2011-2012) and the ISS TRITEL-RS (2011-) projects.




Medal for the Hungarian Space Research by the National Ministry of Development of Hungary


Youth Prize of MTA Centre for Energy Research


Radiation Protection Award, general category (Somos Foundation, Hungary)


Nagy Ernő Prize (awarded by the Hungarian Astronautical Society)


Junior Researcher Prize (awarded by the Health Physics Section of the Roland Eötvös Physical Society, Hungary)


Professional public activities

2019 - 

Member of the Space Research Scientific Council in Hungary

2018 - 

Secretary-General of the Hungarian Astronautical Society

2015 - 2018

Deputy Secretary-General of the Hungarian Astronautical Society

2009 - 2015

Member of the Presidium of the Hungarian Astronautical Society

2007 -

Founding member of the Hungarian Aerospace Technology Platform


Member of the Hungarian Nuclear Society


Member of the Hungarian Radiation Protection Association of the Roland Eötvös Physical Society



CV: in pdf format.

List of publications: see in the Hungarian Scientific Bibliography (MTMT).

Scientific public outreach in TV programmes: see in National Audiovisual Archive of Hungary.



  • position

    head of department, senior researcher

  • qualification

    engineering physicist

  • specialities

    space dosimetry,
    space weather,
    nuclear measurement techniques