Zsolt Frei

Zsolt Frei

full professor

PhD (Princeton University, USA, 1995)

Habilitation (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2009)

Doctor of HAS (2010)

Department of Atomic Physics

Room(s): Lágymányos Campus, Northern Building 3.86
Phone(s): +36-1-372-2767
Extension(s): +36-1-372-2500 / 6317
Homepage: zsolt-frei.net
Email: uh.etle.ktt@ierf


Zsolt Frei is a Szechenyi-prize winner physicist, full professor at Eötvös University since 2010. He is the chair of the Department of Atomic Physics since 2010, he was the director of the Institute of Physics between 2017-2020, and he is the director of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Science since 2021. He also leads a research group on "Extragalactic Astrophysics", supported by the Eötvös Loránd Research Network, since 2017. He teaches Astrophysics, Cosmology and Digital Image Processing. He has designed and initiated the Astrophysics teaching (and research) program at the institute in 1995, and is still the coordinator of the MSc/PhD level Astrophysics teaching "module". He has joined the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory) Science Collaboration in 2007 as the leader of the "Eötvös Gravity Research Group" (EGRG). LIGO detected gravitational waves in 2015 which led to the emergence of the new research field of multi-messenger astronomy. EGRG still plays a vital role in the field.

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Selected publications of recent years:

  1. Population of Merging Compact Binaries Inferred Using Gravitational Waves through GWTC-3; R. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, and KAGRA Collaboration); 2023, Physical Review X, Volume 13, Id. 011048; link

  2. GRBAlpha: the smallest astrophysical space observatory; A. Pál et al.; 2023, Accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics; arXiv:2302.10048; link

  3. GLADE+ : an extended galaxy catalogue for multimessenger searches with advanced gravitational-wave detectors; G. Dálya, R. Díaz, F. R. Bouchet, Z. Frei et al.; 2022, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 514, Issue 2, Pages 1043-1411; link

  4. Eccentric Black Hole Gravitational-wave Capture Sources in Galactic Nuclei: Distribution of Binary Parameters; László Gondán, Bence Kocsis, Péter Raffai, Zsolt Frei; 2018, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 860, Issue 1, Pages 5; link

  5. GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral;B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration); 2017, Physical Review Letters, Volume 119, Id. 161101; link