Mihaly Horanyi received an M.S. degree in Nuclear Physics, and a Ph.D. in Space Physics at the Lorand Eotvos University, in Budapest, Hungary. He joined the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in 1992 and the Physics Department in 1999 at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research interests include theoretical and experimental investigations of space and laboratory dusty plasmas. He served as a co-investigator for the dust instruments onboard the Ulysses, Galileo, and Cassini missions. And as a principal investigator for the dust instruments built by LASP: The Student Dust Counter (SDC) onboard New Horizons, the Cosmic Dust Experiment (CDE) onboard the AIM satellite, and the Lunar Dust Experiment LDEX onboard the LADEE mission. He is the principal investigator for the Interstellar Dust Experiment (IDEX) onboard the upcoming IMAP mission. He is the author or coauthor of over 300 refereed publications and is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Geophysical Union. Asteroid 1998 AX9 is named 164701 Horanyi by the International Astronomical Union.
Space Physics, Lorand Eotvos University, Ph.D., 1982
Nuclear Physics, Lorand Eotvos University, M.S., 1980