CV of Dr. Adriana Pálffy-Buß

PD Dr. Adriana Pálffy-Buß

Adriana  Pálffy-Buß is a Heisenberg Fellow at FAU-Erlangen-Nürnberg since October 2020. She is a theoretical physicist and leader of the X-ray quantum optics group.

Education History

07/2014 Habilitation at University of Heidelberg, Germany
Mentor Hon.-Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Keitel
09/2006 Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics
Theory of nuclear excitation by electron capture for heavy ions
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Werner Scheid
02/2004 Master (M. Sc.) in theoretical physics
Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania
07/2002 Bachelor (B. Sc.) in physics
Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania


Employment History

since 10/2020 Heisenberg Fellow at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
2016 – 2020 Minerva W2 Fellow (non-permanent)
2011 – 2020 Group leader
Theory Division, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg
2012 – 2013 Distinguished Visitor Fellow at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2007 – 2011 Postdoctoral fellow of the Max Planck Society Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
2004 – 2006 Research assistant at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
2003 – 2004 Research assistant at the University of Bucharest, Romania


Community Service

since 2021 Member of the Diversity and Equality Committee and  the Research Training Group Committee of QuCoLiMa
since 2018 Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
2010 – 2020  Lecturer of the International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IMPRS-QD)
since 2007 Referee for 10+ physics journals and funding agencies


Awards and Fellowships

2020 Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation
2019 Röntgen Prize of the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
2019 Hertha Sponer Prize of the German Physical Society
2012 – 2013 Distinguished Visitor Fellowship of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
2008 – 2010 Stipend holder of the Robert Bosch Foundation within the Fast Track program
2002 Erasmus student exchange fellowship at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany