PhD (Princeton, 1995)Habilitation
(Eötvös, 2009)Doctor of HAS
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Zsolt Frei is Associate Professor of Astrophysics at Eötvös University, Budapest. He received his MSc equivalent diploma in Physics from Eötvös (1989), and his PhD in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University, in 1995. He had a visiting position at Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany (1995), and a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania (1996-98), and also spent significant time at UT and at Fermilab during his studies.
At Eötvös he established the Astrophysics teaching program, published the first Hungarian language book on Cosmology (with co-author András Patkós), and started to work with PhD students. His research interests include automatic morphological classification of galaxies for large sky surveys, merger tree codes to simulate structure formation of the early universe, LIGO data analysis, and astrophysical studies of gravity-wave counterparts both for LIGO and the proposed LISA.
Publications at MTMTPublications in ADS
Selected publications of the last five years:
 B. Kocsis, Z. Frei, Z. Haiman, and K. Menou, “Finding the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Cosmological Standard Sirens”, ApJ, Vol. 637, p. 27, 2006.
 B. Kocsis, Z. Haiman, K. Menou, and Z. Frei, „Pre-Merger Localization of Gravitational-Wave Standard Sirens with LISA I: Harmonic Mode Decomposition“, Phys. Rev. D., Vol. 76, 022003, 2007.
 Z. Lippai, Z. Frei, and Z. Haiman, „Prompt Shocks in the Gas Disk Around a Recoiling Supermassive Black Hole Binary“, ApJL, Vol. 676, p. L5, 2008.
 Z. Haiman, B: Kocsis, K. Menou, Z. Lippai, and Z. Frei, „Identifying Decaying Supermassive Black Hole Binaries from their Variable Electromagnetic Emission“,
Classical and Quantum Gravity, közlésre elfogadva, 2009.
 Z. Lippai, Z. Frei, and Z. Haiman, „ On the Occupation Fraction of Seed Black Holes in High-Redshift Dark Matter Halos “, ApJ, megjelenés alatt, 2009.