It’s a pleasure to welcome Lorant Szegedy as a joint postdoctoral fellow in the Lemeshko and Hausel groups. Here is how Lorant describes his way here:

“*I grew up in Budapest, where I also finished my Bachelor Degree in Physics. Then I went on to study Mathematical Physics at the University of Hamburg, where I obtained my PhD in Mathematics in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Ingo Runkel. After finishing my PhD, I spent 6 months at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn and another year in Hamburg as a postdoc. At the beginning of 2020 moved to IST Austria as a joint postdoctoral fellow in the groups of Prof. Mikhail Lemeshko and Prof. Tamas Hausel. I am interested in Mathematical Physics, in particular in low dimensional quantum field theories with defects, TQFTs, 2d CFTs, higher categories, quantum groups, moduli spaces and all sorts of Physics where these appear.*“