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Family

Born October 26th, 1959, Budapest, Hungarian citizenship, married to Ildikó Krizsán, three children (two girls, one boy).

 

 

Schools:

2004-2005: Roland Eötvös University, Budapest; the Faculty of Education and Psychology, main field of interest: Nurturing Talent

1996–1997 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Applications of the Lanczos–Israel–Darmois-formalism, Ph.D. Research with Prof. Thomas Kephart. Ph.D. Thesis: A New Solution of the Einstein Field Equations, Lorentzian Wormholes with Rotating Throats

1990–1992 Graduate Studies in Physics and Philosophy; Vanderbilt University, Department of Physics: General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory, Prof. Thomas Kephart; Prof. G. Edwards; Prof. Tom Weiler; Department of Philosophy: Prof John Lachs: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason; Prof. D. W. Sherburne: Seminar on A. N. Whitehead’s Philosophy)

1985–1987 Roland Eötvös University, Budapest; (general relativity, exact solutions, cosmology, quantum field theory, dynamic systems, harmonic analysis on manifolds, Prof. Zoltán Imre Szabó). Diploma work : Interpretational problems of quantum-cosmology

1982–1985 Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen (analysis, differential geometry, tensor analysis on manifolds, experimental physics, philosophy, sociology, Dr. Árpád Száz)

1981–1982 University of Sopron (mathematics: Prof. Arthur Moór)

1978–1979 Librarian, Great Library, Benedictine Monastery, Pannonhalma (Vedic, Sanskrit, Pali, English, Literature, Flóris Szabó)

1976–1978 Assistant librarian, Great Library, Benedictine Monastery, Pannonhalma (Sanskrit, English, Literature, Flóris Szabó)

1974–1978 Boarding (Grammar) School of the Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma (Sanskrit, English, Russian, Literature, Dr. Dávid Söveges)

 

 

Academic/Teaching Activities

2004–2006 Lecturer, Graduate School, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

1999–2000 The Relevance of Whitehead for the Philosophy of Science, joint lecture with Professzor Tibor Széchényi, Department of Philosophy, Roland Eötvös University, Budapest

1997–2000 Chair, Department of Buddhist Studies, The Gate of Dharma Buddhist College, Budapest

1996–1997 Kerr Wormhole family, Ph.D. research with Professor Tom Kephart, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA

1997 Fall Rig Veda and Vedic rituals, Guest lecturer at the Department of Applied Religious Studies, Attila József University, Szeged

1997 Spring Teaching assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA

1994–96 Physics, mathematics (the famous) Evangelical Grammar School of Fasor, Budapest

1994–95 Poetry of the Rig Veda, guest lecturer, College of Education, Roland Eötvös University, Budapest

1994–97 Chair, Department of Vedic Studies, The Gate of Dharma Buddhist College, Budapest

1992–94 Lecturer, The Gate of Dharma Buddhist College, Budapest

1990–92 Teaching assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA


Some lectures given at The Gate of Dharma Buddhist College (since 1994)

Philosophy

2000–2001; 1997–98; 1995–96 The Philosophy of A. N. Whitehead

1997–98 Natural Philosophy

199596 Cosmology

1995–96 New Challenges for a Twentieth Century Philosopher

1994–95 From Descartes to Kant

Vedic, Sanskrit and Pâli
(Language courses)

20002001, 199899, 199798 Selected Hymns from the Rigveda, Vedic exegesis

20002001, 199899 Dîrghatamas, Vedic scholarship

20002001; 199596 Dhammapada, Pâli exegesis

199495 Yogasûtras of Patañjali, Sanskrit exegesis

199495 Śvetâśvatara Upanishad, Sanskrit exegesis

Vedic Studies

19962001 (every year as part of the basic curriculum)

Prebuddhist Sources

Vedic Literature

Vedic Rites

Buddhist studies

199798 Nagarjuna, Panini and Whitehead

19922000 (every second year) Dhammapada

 

 

Grants and Scholarships:

2006 13th World Sanskrit Conference, FL Gallery - 13th WSC, Edinburgh, Scotland, Travel Grant of Semmelweis University, Budapest

2003 12th World Sanskrit Conference, FL Gallery 12th WSC, Helsinki, Finland, Travel Grant of The Gate of Dharma Buddhist Fund, Budapest

2000 The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead; Special Publication Grant, National Science Fund, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (OTKA, P 34050), A. N. Whitehead: Process and Reality, Typotex, Budapest, 2001

1997–2000: The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead; National Science Fund, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (OTKA, T021224, Program Director: Dr. Laszlo Forizs, The Gate of Dharma Buddhist College)

1996–97: A New Solution of the Einstein Field Equations; Dissertation Enhancement Grant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

1996–99: Religio–Philosophical Studies Concerning Vedic and Buddhist Sources; National Science Fund, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (OTKA, T021224, , Program Director: Dr. Judit Feher, Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1995 Creation Hymns of the Rigveda, Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae; FLI, Budapest

1992 Creation Myth of Modern Physics – Interpretational Problems of Quantum-cosmology, invited lecture, "The Role of Hungarians in the Scientific Development of the World (RHSDW), International Conference, August 12–17, 1992, Budapest; Travel Grant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; Proceedings of the RHSDW 3rd International Conference, OMIKK, 1992

1990-92 University Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

1990–92 Teaching Assistantship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

1990 Travel Grant, Soros Foundation, Budapest;

 

 

Conferences and Workshops :

2009 The Ritual Construction of Time. On the Origin of Constructing Rituals /Sacrifices - Comparative Analysis. Invited paper. 14th World Sanskrit Conference 1st-5th Sept, Kyoto, Japan

2007 Apâm. Napât, Dîrghatamas and the Construction of the Brick Altar. Analysis of RV 1.143, revised version of an invited paper presented at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, 13-18 July, Helsinki, Finland

2006 Dîrghatamas. From RV 1.143 to RV 1.164. Analysis of the Dîrghatamas cycle (1.140-164). Interpretation of mantra RV 1.164.46. 13th World Sanskrit Conference, 10th-14th July, Edinburgh, Scotland

2003 Dîrghatamas - An Application of the Generalization of Witzel's Grid, based on the invited paper presented at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference,13-18 July, Helsinki, Finland

1999 Cosmology East and West invited lecture; Science and Religion Winter Workshop, The Ian Ramsey Center, Oxford University, England

1998 The Relevance of Whitehead for Contemporary Buddhist Philosophy, invited lecture, Silver Anniversary Whitehead Conference, August 4–9, Claremont, CA

1998 Kerr-wormholes with rapidly rotating throat – towards a realistic model of topology change invited lecture, Silver Anniversary Whitehead Conference, August 4–9, 1998, Claremont, CA

1998 The Kerr-wormhole family invited lecture (by the kind invitation of Prof. Zalán Horváth), ELTE, Theoretical Physics Division, Budapest

1997 A New Application of the Lanczos–Israel–Darmois-formalism: Kerr-wormholes with rapidly rotating throats invited lecture; General Relativity Workshop, University of Alabama, AL, USA

1997 Rise of a Legend, Some Comments on the Life of the Vedic Poet Priest, Dirghatamas invited lecture; 35th International Conference of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS), July 7–12, Budapest

1997 Critique of Abstraction: Conceptual Shifts in the Divine Characteristics from Rig Veda X. 81–82. to Yogasûtras, I. 23–27. (with Gábor Karsai) invited lecture; 35th International Conference of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS), July 7–12, Budapest

1995 Vedic Sacrifice, invited lecture, "World Religions on Death," Symposium, Attila József University, Szeged

1992 Creation Myth of Modern Physics – Interpretational Problems of Quantum-cosmology, invited lecture, "The Role of Hungarians in the Scientific Development of the World, International Conference, August 12–17, Budapest

 

 

Publications Book Exhibition:

Seung Sahn: A zen iránytűje (The Compass of Zen), translated by László Fórizs and Éva Kalmár. Cartaphilus, Budapest, 2009

Apâm. Napât, Dîrghatamas and the Construction of the Brick Altar. Analysis of RV 1.143, based on the invited paper presented at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference; Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, in preparation

Arseny Tarkovsky: "Not enough..." (Только этого мало). Budapest, 2007

It hurts so much (Attila József Nagyon fáj translated by László Fórizs in Tableau - József Attila emlékév 2005, p.14, ©Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum, editor: Dr. Júlia Bartha, layout: András Virágvölgyi)

"Long, deep darkness" (Dirghatamas and Whitehead), opening talk at the Symposion of the Process Society FL Gallery - Long Deep Darkness, In Process and Adventure, edited by Ella Csikós and Gábor Karsai; Veszprémi Humán Tudományokért Kiadó, Veszprém, 2005

Alfred North Whitehead: Mathematics and the Good. Translated by László Fórizs and András Márk Szekeres. In Process and Adventure, edited by Ella Csikós and Gábor Karsai; Veszprémi Humán Tudományokért Kiadó, Veszprém, 2005

Dhammapada - Path of Virtue, translated from the original Pali by László Fórizs. 3rd, e-edition; Globus Publishing, New York - Berlin, 2005. (Glóbusz könyvkiadó)

Dîrghatamas - An Application of the Generalization of Witzel's Grid, based on the invited paper presented at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, Helsinki, 2003

Yogasutras of Patanjali, translated from the original Sanskrit by László Fórizs; GAIA, Budapest, 2002

Dhammapada - Path of Virtue, translated from the original Pali by László Fórizs, 2nd edition; GAIA, Budapest, 2002

Alfred North Whitehead: Process and Reality, Hungarian translation by László Fórizs and Gábor Karsai; Typotex Kiadó, Budapest, 2001

The Relevance of Whitehead for Contemporary Buddhist Philosophy, invited lecture presented at the Silver Anniversary Whitehead Conference, Claremont, CA, USA, 1998 Silver Anniversary Whitehead Conference

Creation Hymns of the Rigveda, written and translated from the original Vedic by László Fórizs; FLI, Budapest, 1995

Dhammapada - Path of Virtue, translated from the original Pali by László Fórizs; FLI, Budapest, 1994

Selected hymns from the Rigveda, translated from the original Vedic by László Fórizs, in Wisdom of India, Chapter 4, pp. 169-180; TKBF-Gandhi Alapítvány, Budapest. 1994

Basic Teachings of Buddhism (excerpts from the Pali Canon), selected and translated by Laszlo Forizs, in Wisdom of India, Chapter 6, pp. 201-224; TKBF-Gandhi Alapítvány, Bp. 1994

Philosophy of Nagarjuna by László Fórizs, in Wisdom of India, Chapter 8/4., pp. 243-252, TKBF-Gandhi Alapítvány, Bp. 1994

Creation Hymns of Modern Physics by László Fórizs, in Proceedings of "The Role of Hungarians in the Scientific Development of the World;" Országos Műszaki Információs Központ, Bp. 1992

On some aspects of time, quantum cosmology and process philosophy; Vanderbilt University, 1991

 

 

Memberships

2009– International Association of Sanskrit Studies

2006– Hungarian Philosophical Society

2002– Hungarian and Central European Whitehead Society

1994–1997 National Accreditational Committee for Religious Studies of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

 

Languages

Hungarian, English, Russian, Vedic, Sanskrit, Pâli

 

 

Budapest, 20 August, 2009

László Fórizs

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