Hi! I am a fledgeling astronomer working at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. My area of expertise is radio astronomy. If you would like to read more about that visit the links on the right under Research.
I was born in the mid-sixties in Subotica a town in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Subotica lies only a few miles south of the (currently) Serbian-Hungarian border. The town is renouned for its colorful history. Over the centuries Subotica has witnessed many nations passing these lands. Some stayed but all of them contributed to the rich cultural tapestry of the town. The contemporary Subotica is a concoction of several nations.Here is a taster of what Subotica looks like:
A blooming roundabout.
Korzo, the promenade.
Autumn in the park.
The Town House and Green fountain.
Explore Subotica in these links:
- the official site of the town
- and some breathtaking images from the Picture Galery.
- An alternative site is here
It is in this multinational environment that I completed my elementary education in a school called Május 25 (in Hungarian) or 25. Maj (in Serbian). After the fall of communism and the rise of religious beliefs the school was renamed to Sveti Sava (St. Sava). I was delighted to find my math teacher Ronyec Zsuzsanna on the staff list. On my next visit to Subotica I plan to visit the school and thank her for nurtering an interest in me that grew into a lifelong love of mathematics.
The first photo below is the photo of all the teachers and support staff in the school. The red arrow points at my math teacher. She is also featured in the second photo showing a class of kids. Click on the thumbnails to see the larger versions.
My form tutor (and biology teacher) Capár Piroska is featured in the two black and white photos below. In the first picture I am standing in front row, 7th from the left. In the second photo I am 6th in the front row.
Lake Palić is a few miles east of the town. During the summer a huge number of visitors descends on the beaches. Many spend a few weeks in holiday homes that are just yards from the beaches. There is a number of hotels here, a casino and a pretty zoo.