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Merse E. Gáspár

Personal

  • Name: Merse Előd Gáspár
  • Place and date of birth: Marosvásárhely, 23rd February 1982.
  • Nationality: Hungarian
  • E-mail:email

Education

  • 2005-2011 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    PhD school in particle physics and astronomy
  • 2000-2005 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    MSc in physics, specialization: astrophysics
  • 1995-2000 Fazekas Mihály Secondary Grammar School, Budapest
    special class of mathematics

Awards

  • 2004 Ortvay International College Competition in Physics, 1st prize
  • 2004 12th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, 1st prize
  • 2003 11th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, 1st prize
  • 2002 Ortvay International College Competition in Physics, 1st prize + 2 extra awards
  • 2002 10th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, 3rd prize
  • 2002 Science Workshop of the Eötvös University in Physics, 2nd prize
  • 2001 Ortvay International College Competition in Physics, 1st prize + 2 extra awards
  • 2001 9th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, 3rd prize
  • 2000 Ortvay International College Competition in Physics, 1st prize
  • 2000 XXXI. International Physics Olympiad, Leicester, England, 3rd prize
  • 2000 Eötvös Loránd Physics Competition, Budapest, 3rd prize
  • 1999 Ortvay International College Competition in Physics, 2nd prize
  • 1999 XXX. International Physics Olympiad, Padova, Italy, 2nd prize
  • 1999 Romanian-Hungarian Qualification Competition in Physics, 1st. prize

Fellowships

  • 2006-2011 Young Researcher Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 Summer Undergraduate Research Foundation Fellowship, LIGO, Caltech
  • 2002/2003 Student-Scholar of the Hungarian Republic Award (full scholarship)
  • 2001/2002 Student-Scholar of the Hungarian Republic Award (full scholarship)
  • 2000/2001 Student-Scholar of the Prime Minister Award (full scholarship)
  • 1999/2000 Student-Scholar of the Prime Minister Award (full scholarship)

Positions

  • 2011- Semmelweis University, School of Medicine, Budapest
    Department of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry
  • 2005-2011 KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Budapest
    senior research associate
  • 2005-2006 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    research associate

Summer schools

  • 2008 2nd VESF School on on Gravitational Waves Data Analysis, Pisa, Italy
  • 2009 informal workshop on gravitational wave data analysis, Annecy, France
  • 2008 3rd VESF School on Gravitational Waves, Pisa, Italy
  • 2006 1st VESF School on Gravitational Waves, Pisa, Italy
  • 2006 Theoretical Physics Summer SchoolGyöngyöstarján, Hungary: Gravitational waves
  • 2004 Theoretical Physics Summer SchoolGyöngyöstarján, Hungary: Cosmology

Memberships

  • 2010- Hungarian Magic Association
  • 2010- Hungarian Go Association
  • 2008-2011 RMKI Virgo Group (gravitational wave detector)
  • 2000-2006 Bolyai College member

Referred publications

  • 2006 Bence Kocsis, Merse E. Gáspár & Szabolcs Márka:
    Detection Rate Estimates of Gravity Waves Emitted during Parabolic Encounters of Stellar Black Holes in Globular Clusters
    The Astrophysical Journal 648 411
  • 2010 Merse E. Gáspár & István Rácz:
    Probing the stability of gravastars by dropping dust shells onto them
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 185004
  • 2011 Merse E. Gáspár & István Rácz:
    On the dynamics of relativistic multi-layer spherical shell systems
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 28 085005

Collaboration papers

  • 2010 LIGO S6 detector characterization studies
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 194010
  • 2010 Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 194011
  • 2010 Data quality in gravitational wave bursts and inspiral searches in the second Virgo Science Run
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 194012
  • 2010 Very low latency search pipeline for low mass compact binary coalescences in the LIGO S6 and Virgo VSR2 data
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 194013
  • 2010 Tools for noise characterization in Virgo
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 243 012004
  • 2011 Calibration and sensitivity of the Virgo detector during its second science run
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 28 025005
  • 2011 Automatic Alignment system during the second science run of the Virgo interferometer
    Astroparticle Physics 34 327
  • 2011 Performance of the Virgo interferometer longitudinal control system during the second science run
    Astroparticle Physics 34 521

Posters

  • 2005 Einstein's Legacy, International Astrophysics Conference, Munchen
    Mass Function of Remnant Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies
  • 2004 IX. Bolyai Conference, Budapest
    Syllable writing systems all over the world
  • 2002 VII. Bolyai Conference, Budapest
    Hungarian Runes

Dissertations

  • Ph.D. thesis
    title: Dynamics of spherical boundary surfaces in general relativity
    and there applications
    supervisor: István Rácz (KFKI Research Institute, Budapest)
  • Master thesis
    title: Bulge-disk decomposition on SDSS galaxy images
    and the mass function of remnant black holes in nearby galaxies
    supervisors: Zsolt Frei (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), and
    Zoltán Haiman (Columbia University)
  • National Scientific Students Associations Competition
    title: Calculus of infinite resistor networks
    supervisors: József Cserti (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), and
    Gyula Dávid (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

Books

  • Bűvész leszek! (handbook for beginner magicians)
    Corodini National Magic Association, Videograf Studio, Hungary, 2007

Teaching experience

  • 2011 adjudicator on the 19th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, Szigliget
  • 2008 adjudicator on the 16th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, Szigliget
  • 2007 head of the jury on 15th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, Szigliget
  • 2006 adjudicator on the 14th National Team Competition of Experimental Physics, Szigliget
  • 2006 Ortvay problem-solving seminar (spring semester), ELTE University

Language skills

  • Hungarian (native)
  • English (intermediate level)
  • French (basic level)

Merse E. Gáspár
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