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. As of 2019 he is the director of the Institute of Physics and the chair of the Department of Atomic Physics. He also leads a research group on "Extragalactic Astrophysics", supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 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. Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger; B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration); 2016, Physical review letters, Volume 116, Issue 6, Id. 061102; link
  2. GLADE: A galaxy catalogue for multimessenger searches in the advanced gravitational-wave detector era; Gergely Dálya, Gábor Galgóczi, László Dobos, Zsolt Frei, Ik Siong Heng, Ronaldas Macas, Christopher Messenger, Péter Raffai, Rafael S de Souza; 2018, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 2, Pages 2374-2381; link
  3. 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
  4. A statistical method to search for recoiling supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei; Peter Raffai, Zoltan Haiman, Zsolt Frei; 2015, Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 455, Issue 1, Pages 484-492; link