Current position:

  • Research Fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Eötvös University, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary

Education:

  • 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

Employment:

  • 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:

  • 2017 Bolyai Fellowship, HAS (Eotvos Univ.), ~15K USD
  • 2016 NKFIH Fellowship, PD-121223 (Eotvos Univ.), PI, 30K USD
  • 2015 Hungary Initiatives Foundation Research Award (Princeton Univ.) 5K USD
  • 2015 Fulbright Fellowship (Princeton University), PI, 25.5K USD
  • 2009 Long-term visitor Fellowship, Max Planck Society, PI, 45K USD
  • 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

Teaching:

  • Spherical Astronomy; Introduction to Astronomy (MSc) Chaotic behaviour in celestial mechanics - special course (MSc,PhD) Elementary Calculus; Probability Theory and Linear Algebra (BSc)

Referee for journals:

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

Languages

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

Short term visits, collaboration:

  • 2013 February Princeton University, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences (4 weeks)
  • 2011–2013 2.5 m Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma, Spain (several times, sum: 6 weeks)
  • 2008 October MPI Physics for Complex Systems, Dresden (1 week)

Selected Conferences:

  • Perspectives in nonlinear dynamics, Berlin, Germany, 2016 July
  • Exoplanet I, Davos, Switzerland, 2016 July, poster
  • XXXV Dynamics Days Europe, Exeter, UK, 2015 September
  • Teaching Physics Innovatively, Budapest, Hungary, 2015 August
  • IAU 310 Symposium – Complex Planetary Systems, Namur, Belgium, 2014 July
  • XXXII Dynamics Days Europe, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012 September, poster
  • XXX Dynamics Days Europe, Bristol, UK, 2010 September
  • Few Body Dynamics in Atoms, Molecules and Planetary Systems, Dresden, Germany, 2010 June
  • 8th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Dresden, Germany, 2010 May
  • 5th Austrian–Hungarian Workshop in Celestial Mechanics, Vienna, Austria, 2010 April
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft – Spring Meeting, Regensburg, Germany, 2010, March
  • 5th Workshop of Young Researchers in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Budapest, Hungary, 2009 September
  • N+N+N British-Hungarian-French Workshop for Young Researchers, Budapest, 2007 January, poster
  • 4th Workshop for Young Researchers, Budapest, 2006 January
  • The Fourth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics, San Martino al Cimino, Italy, 2005 September, poster
  • 3rd Workshop for Young Researchers, Budapest, 2004 February
  • 3rd Austrian – Hungarian Workshop on Trojans and Related Topics, Vienna, 2003 May

Membership:

  • Member of the International Astronomical Union
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee, Center for fundamental research in celestial mechanics and space dynamics, Delhi, India
  • Member of the public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Co-founder of the GeoGebra Institute Budapest

Miscellaneous:

  • Number of peer-reviewed publications: 22 (5 as first author, 1 as second author), total number of independent citations: 158, h-index=8, Number of proceedings: 5, Conference talks: 16