Kovács Tamás

Kovács Tamás

tudományos munkatárs

PhD (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest, 2009)

Atomfizikai Tanszék
MTA-ELTE Extragalactic Astrophysical Research Group

Szoba: Északi tömb 4.120
Mellék: +36-1-372-2500 / 6121
Honlap: theorphys.elte.hu/~tkovacs
Emailcím: uh.etle.lareneg@scavokt



University (PhD): Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE),Department of Astronomy, 2003–2007, PhD completed in September 2009, with summa cum laude, Supervisors: Dr. B. Érdi and Dr. T. Tél
University (MSc): ELTE, physics, 1997–2003, Adviser: Dr. B. Érdi
University (MSc): ELTE, astronomy, 1997–2003, Adviser: Dr. B. Érdi


2016 - Post-doc, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University, Project: Recurrence time statistics in escaping and colliding planetary systems
2015 - 2016 Research Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University, Supervisor: Dr. T. Tél, Project: Dynamics in leaky chaotic systems:
2015 Fulbright Fellow, Princeton University, Department of Astrophysics, Supervisor: Dr. G. Bakos, Project: Selected topics on the dynamics of exoplanetary systems:
2011–2014: Research Fellow, Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HATNet Survey, Supervisors: Dr. G. Kovács and Dr. G. Bakos, Project: Searching for multi-planetary systems by automated telescopes:
2009–2011: Visitor Scientist, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Supervisor: Dr. H. Kantz, Project: Chaotic transients in open dynamical systems:
2007 Sep–: Lecturer, Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest

Grants, Awards:

2018, 2019 UNKP Bolyai+ (Eotvos Univ.)
2017 Bolyai Fellowship, HAS (Eotvos Univ.),
2016 NKFIH Fellowship, PD-121223 (Eotvos Univ.)
2015 Hungary Initiatives Foundation Research Award (Princeton Univ.)
2015 Fulbright Fellowship (Princeton University),
2009 Long-term visitor Fellowship, Max Planck Society,
2003 Special Award at the biennial Scientific Conference of Hungarian University Students.

Research activity: (in order of relevance to current research)

Inverse dynamical problems – recurrence plots, time series analysis
Stability of exoplanetary systems, transiting exoplanets, light curve analysis
Statistical mechanics of planet orbits
Chaos control in simple dynamical systems
Photometric follow-up of transiting extrasolar planets, reconnaissance spectroscopy and image reduction of HATNet candidates
Numerical methods, perturbation theory


Recent problem in celestial mechanics - special course (MSc,PhD)
Classical mechanics, Statistical mechanics, Mathematical methods in physics (BSc)

Referee for journals:

Astronomical Journal, Astronomische Nachrichten, Astrophysics and Space Science, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Meccanica


Fluent in Croatian/Serbian, English, Hungarian (native), basic knowledge of German

Tudományos adatbázisok profiloldalai:

Az utolsó 5 év válogatott közleményei:

  1. T. Kovacs : Recurrence network analysis of exoplanetary observables, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Volume 29, Issue 7, id.071105
  2. T. Kovacs : Stability of exoplanetary systems retrieved from scalar time series, MNRAS, 2019
  3. G. Kovacs and T. Kovacs: Secondary eclipse of the hot Jupiter WASP-121b at 2 μm, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 625, id.A80, 8 pp.
  4. T. Kovacs & Zs. Regaly: Dynamics of Haumea's dust ring, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 4, p.4560-4565
  5. Regaly Zs et al. : On the cavity of a debris disc carved by a giant planet, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 473, Issue 3, p.3547-3558