Master of Science, Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1990.
Science fellow Heliophys. Observatory Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, 1974-1992. Guest researcher University Utrecht (The Netherlands) Astronomical Institute, 1988-1992, Kiso (Japan) Observatory, University Tokyo, 1992-1994, Observatory Paris, Meudon, France, since 1994, University College, London, since 1999, senior lecturer, since 2000.
Senior research fellow Catholic University Louvain, Belgium.
Member International Astronomical Union (member organizing committee commission 10 since 1997), International Astronomical Society, European Geophysical Society, Committee on Space Research, Dutch Astronomer's Society.
Married Wim van Driel, May 27, 1988. 1 child, Luca.