Curriculum Vitae

2009 - Oct - 29


Name: Gyula M. Szabó, Astronomer, MSc, PhD

Born: Szeged, 1979. 03. 15., Hungary



1997-2000: University of Szeged, MsC+BsC student of physics

1999-2002: University of Szeged, MsC+BsC student of astronomy

2002: graduate astronomer

2002-2005: graduate student of Physics, University of Szeged

2005: PhD in Physics (Thesis: Determination of the Physical Parameters of Asteroids and Comets with Photometric Methods, supervisor Želko Ivezić, Károly Szatmáry, László L. Kiss)

2005-2009: Postdoc, Department of Experimental Physics, University of Szeged

2009- : Researcher, Konkoly Observatory, Budapest


Area of Research: Astronomy, Astrophysics

Small bodies in Solar System and in extrasolar systems  
     (distant activity of comets, shapes of asteroids, exomoons)  
Advanced statistics in astronomy (sky survey applications)  
Variable Stars  
Star clusters  


     co-author in 43 refereed papers, 10 proceedings and 28 circulars

     223 citations, 166 SCI, 1 personal communication

     Cumulative impact factor 130 (estimate), Hirsch-number 10

     about 150 popularizing papers (in Hungarian)


     AJ, ApJ, Icarus, MNRAS and A&A


  Duration Purpose of visit
     Adam Miczkiewicz University, Poznań, 1997 1 month collaboration
     MTA Konkoly Observatory, 1998- multiple short visits observing
     Calar Alto German-Spanish Observatory, 2000 2 weeks observing
     Calar Alto German-Spanish Observatory, 2001 3 weeks observing
     Johns Hopkins University, 2002 10 weeks SDSS collaboration
     Johns Hopkins University, 2005 10 weeks SDSS collaboration
     Cima Ekar Observatory, Italy, 2003 1 week observing
     Princeton University, 2002 1 week SDSS collaboration
     Princeton University, 2004 4 weeks SDSS collaboration
     Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2005 1 week seminar talk
     University of Sydney, 2007 4 weeks collaboration
     University of Sydney, 2008 15 weeks collaboration

Workshop Organizing:

     Cometary Archives Launching Workshop, 2003. 03. 08-11., Rijeka, Croatia

Teaching activites:

     Astronomy (for physicists) 2008-

     History of Astronomy, 2008

     Statistical Applications in Experimental Sciences, 2007-

     Galactic Dynamics (lecture), 2005-

     Measuring Astronomical Distances (lecture), 2004-

     Variable Stars (lecture), 2006-

     Astronomical Seminar 1., 2., 3., 4. 2004-

     Introduction to Astronomy (practice) 1., 2., 3. and 4., 2002-

     Astronomical Laboratory 1., 2002

     Astronomical Observations 1. and 2., 2002-2004

     Physics-Biophysics Laboratory 1. and 2., 1999-

Research Related Public Activities

     Secretary of the Roland Eötvös Physical Society (2008-)

     Proposal Reviewer for the ``Magyary Zoltán'' Public Foundation for Higher Education

     Section Leader of the Hungarian Astronomical Association (1997-2005)

     Editor and columnist of the monthly 'Meteor'.

     $>$100 additional papers written in various journals

     Public observations at the Observatory of Szeged and Polaris Observatory, Budapest.


     Hungarian Astronomical Association, member, Budapest, 1994

     Hungarian Astronomical Association, section leader, 1997-2005

     Roland Eötvös Physical Socitey, Budapest, 2005

     Public Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2006-

Scholarships, Fellowships, Honours:

     ``Bolyai János'' Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2007

     ``Magyary Zoltán'' Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007

     Pro Scientia Gold Medal, 2001

     Faculty Excellent Student, 2002.

     Scholarship of the Republic 1999/2000, 2001/2002


     Medium degree English (010557-1996, 11082-1996)

     Univ. Exam Voc. Spanish (SZTE 2004/48)

     some German and Polish


  Refereed Journal Papers  

  1. Domokos, G., Sipos, Á., Szabó, Gy. M., Várkonyi, P., Formation of sharp edges and planar areas of asteroids by polyhedral abrasion, ApJ Letters, 699, 13

  2. Szabó, Gy. M., Simon, A. E., 2009, Asteroid confusions at ELTs, EM&P, E-ELT issue, 105, 227

  3. Simon, A. E., Szabó, Gy. M., Szatmáry, K., 2009, Exomoon Simulations, EM&P, E-ELT issue, 105, 385

  4. A. Derekas, L.L. Kiss, T.R. Bedding, M.C.B. Ashley, B. Csak, A. Danos, J.M. Fernandez, G. Furesz, Sz. Meszaros, Gy.M. Szabo, R. Szakats, P. Szekely, K. Szatmary, 2009, Binarity and multiperiodicity in high-amplitude delta Scuti stars, MNRAS, 394, 995

  5. J.Vinko, K.Sarneczky, Z.Balog, S.Immler, B.E.K.Sugerman, P.J. Brown, K.Misselt, Gy.M.Szabo, Sz.Csizmadia, M.Kun, P.Klagyivik, R.J.Foley, A.V.Filippenko, B.Csak, L.L.Kiss, 2009, The Young, Massive, Star Cluster Sandage-96 After the Explosion of SN 2004dj in NGC 2403, ApJ, 695, 619

  6. Kiss, L. L., Szabó, Gy. M., Balog, Z., Parker, Q. A., Frew, D. J., 2008, AAOmega radial velocities rule out current membership of the planetary nebula NGC 2438 in the open cluster M46, MNRAS, 391, 399

  7. Szabó, Gy. M., Kiss, L. L., Sárneczky, K., Cometary activity at 25.7 AU distance - Hale-Bopp 11 years after perihelion, ApJ Letters, 677, 121

  8. Szabó Gy.M., Kiss L.L., 2008, The shape distribution of asteroid families - evidence for evolution driven by small impacts, Icarus, 196, 135

  9. Szakáts R., Szabó Gy.M., Szatmáry K., 2008, Does the period of BE Lyncis really vary? IBVS, 5816

  10. Pun C.S.J., Gergely L.Á., Mak M.K., Kovács Z., Szabó Gy.M., Harko T., 2008, Viscous dissipative Chaplygin gas dominated homogenous and isotropic cosmological models, PRD, accepted, arXiv:0801.2008

  11. Szabó Gy.M., Gergely Á.L., Keresztes Z., The luminosity-redshift relation in brane-worlds: II. Confrontation with experimental data, PMC Physics A, 1, 8.
    IF=Vol 1. issue - IF in 2009!

  12. Keresztes Z., Gergely A. L., Nagy B., Szabó M. Gy., 2007, The luminosity-redshift relation in brane-worlds: I. Analytical results, PMC Physics A, 1, 4.
    IF=Vol 1. issue - IF in 2009!

  13. Simon A., Szatmáry K., Szabó Gy.M., 2007, Determination of the size, mass and density of ``exomoons'' from photometric transit timing variations, Astr. & Astrph., in press

  14. Szabó Gy.M., Ivezić Ž., Lupton R., Jurić M., 2007, The Properties of Jovian Trojan Asteroids Listed in SDSS Moving Object Catalog 3, MNRAS, 377, 1393

  15. Kiss L.L., Derekas A., Szabó Gy., Bedding T.R., Szabados L., 2006, Defining the instability strip of pulsating post-AGB binary stars from ASAS and NSVS photometry, MNRAS, 375, 1338

  16. Derekas A., Kiss L.L., Bedding T.R., Lah P., Szabó Gy.M., Ellipsoidal Variability and Long Secondary Periods in MACHO Red Giant Stars, 2006, ApJ, 650, 55

  17. Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Bedding T.R., 2006, Variability in red supergiant stars: pulsations, long secondary periods and convection noise, MNRAS, 372, 1721

  18. Milani G.A., Szabó, Gy.M., Sostero G., TrabattiR., Ligustri R. + 6 co-authors, 2006, Photometry of comet 9P/Tempel 1 during the 2004/2005 approach and the Deep Impact module impact, Icarus 187 (DI Special Issue), 276

  19. Vinkó J., Takáts K., Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy.M., Mészáros Sz. +14 co-authors, 2006, The first year of SN 2004dj in NGC 2403, MNRAS, 369, 1780

  20. Szabó Gy.M., Szatmáry K., Divéki Zs., Simon A., 2006, Possibility of a photometric detection of ``exomoons'', A&A, 450, 395

  21. Székely, P., Kiss, L.L., Gy, M., Szabó, M., Sárneczky, K., Csák , B.+ 2 co-authors, 2005, CCD Photometry of 23 minor planets, P&SS, 53, 925

  22. Vinkó J., Blake R.M., Sárneczky K., Csák B., Fûrész G., Csizmadia S., Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Szabó R., + 4 co-authors 2004, Distance of the hypernova SN 2002ap via the expanding photosphere method, Astron. & Astroph., 427, 453-464

  23. Derekas A., Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Váradi M., 2004, Limits on pulsations in two eclipsing binaries: AY Cam and RW CrB, IBVS, 5479 H=1

  24. Michałowski T., Kaasalainen M., Marciniak A., Denchev P., Kwiatkowski T., Kryszczynska A., Hirsch R., Velichko F. P., Erikson A., Szabó Gy. M., Kowalski R., Photometry and models of selected main belt asteroids. II. 173 Ino, 376 Geometria, and 451 Patientia, Astr. & Astroph. 443, 329

  25. Michałowski T., Kwiatkowski T., Kaasalainen M., Pych W., Kryszczyńska A., DybczYński P.A., Velichko F.P., Erikson A., Denchev P., Fauvaud S., Szabó Gy.M., 2004, Photometry of selected main belt asteroids I., 52 Europa, 115 Thyra, and 382 Dodona, Astron. & Astrophys., 416, 353

  26. Szabó Gy.M., Ivezić Ž., Jurić M., Lupton R., Kiss L.L., 2004, Color variation in SDSS moving object catalog, MNRAS, 348, 987

  27. Gáspár A., Kiss L.L., Bedding T.R, Derekas A., Kaspi S., Kiss Cs., Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy.M. and Váradi M., 2004, The first CCD photometric study of the open cluster NGC 2126, Astron. & Astrophys., 410, 879

  28. Szabó Gy.M., Sárneczky K., Vinkó J., Csák B., Mészáros Sz., + 2 co-authors, 2003, Photometry of SN 2002bo with template image subtraction, Astron. & Astrophys., 408, 915

  29. Derekas A., Kiss L.L., Székely P., Alfaro E.J., Csák B., Mészáros Sz., Rodríguez E., Rolland A., Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy.M.M.,+ 3 co-authors, 2003, A photometric monitoring of bright high-amplitude delta Scuti stars II. Period updates for seven stars, Astron. & Astrophys., 402, 733

  30. Vinkó J.; Bíró I. B.; Csák B.; Csizmadia Sz.; Derekas A.; Fűrész G.; Heiner Zs.; Sárneczky K.; Sipőcz B.; Szabó Gy.M.;+ 3 co-authors, 2003, The Type Ia Supernova 2001V in NGC 3987, Astron. & Astrophys., 397, 115

  31. Derekas A., Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Fűrész G., Sárneczky K., Heiner Zs., 2002. The primary minimum of OW Geminorum in 2002, Information Bulletin of Variable Stars, No. 5239. H=5

  32. Szabó Gy.M., Kiss L.L., Sárneczky K., Sziládi K. 2002. Spectrophotometry and structural analysis of 5 comets, Astron. & Astrophys., 384, 702

  33. Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Sziládi K., Fűrész G., Sárneczky K., + 2 co-authors, 2001. A variable star survey of the open cluster M37, Astron. and Astrophys., 376, 561

  34. Szabó Gy.M., Sárneczky K., Csák B., Kiss L.L., 2001. Photometric observations of 9 NEOs, Astron. & Astrophys., 375, 285

  35. Szabó Gy.M., Sárneczky K., Csák B., Kiss L.L. 2001. Photometric observations of distant active comets, Astron. & Astrophys., 374, 285

  36. Vinkó J., Csák B., Csizmadia Sz., Fűrész G., Kiss L.L., Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy., Sziládi K., 2001. Distance of the active galaxy NGC6951 via type Ia supernova 2000E. Astron. & Astrophys., 372, 824

  37. Kiss L.L., Szatmáry K., Szabó Gy.M., Mattei J.A., 2000, Multiperiodicity in semiregular variables. II. Systematic amplitude variations, Astron. & Astrophys. Supplement Series, 145, 283

  38. Csák B., Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy, Sziládi K., Sárneczky K., 2000, New field variable stars III, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 4989

  39. Csák B., Kiss L.L., Sziládi K., Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy.M., 2000, New field variable stars II, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 4881

  40. Csák B., Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Sárneczky K., Sziládi K., 2000, New field variable stars I, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, No. 4875

  41. Kiss L.L., Szabó Gy.M., Sárneczky K., 1999., CCD photometry and new models of 5 minor planets, Astron. & Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 140, 21

  42. Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy.M., Kiss L.L., 1999., CCD observations of 11 faint asteroids, Astron. & Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 137, 363

  43. Szabó Gy.M., 1999., CCD observations of minor planet 73 Klytia, Acta Phys. Polonica A, 93.

    Conference Proceedings


  44. Kiss, L. L., Balog, Z., Szabó, G. M., Parker, Q. A., Frew, D. J., 2008, Star cluster kinematics with AAOmega, AAONw, 114, 9

  45. Szabó Gy.M., 2006, Project CARA: a Database of Coordinated Observations of Bright Comets, in: Exploration of Asteroids and Comets in the Beginning of the 21th century (ed. Tuboly V.), Hegyhátsáli Csillagvizsgáló Alapítvány, Hegyhátsál, 57-72

  46. Szabó Gy. M., Fűrész, G., Székely, P., Szentgyorgyi, A., 2006, Kinematics and Variable Stars in NGC 1907 and NGC 1912, ASP Conf. Series 349 (Astrophysics of Variable Stars, Pecs, Hungary, 5-10 September 2005, Sterken, C. and Aerts, C. (eds)), 339

  47. Jurić M., Ivezić Z., Lupton R.H., Szabó Gy.M., Quinn T., SDSS, 2004, Asteroid Colors and their Variability, AAS, 20512006J

  48. Gaspar A., Kiss L.L., Derekas A., Bedding T.R., Kaspi S., Kiss C., Sárneczky K., Szabó G.M., Varadi M., 2004, A Variable Star Survey of the Open Cluster NGC 2126, Communications in Asteroseismology, 145, 70

  49. Derekas A., Kiss L.L., Bedding T., Gáspár A., Sárneczky K., Szabó Gy., + 3 co-authors, 2004, Variable Stars in the Local Group, IAU Colloquium 193, Proceedings of the conference held 6-11 July, 2003 at Christchurch, New Zealand. Edited by Donald W. Kurtz and Karen R. Pollard. ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 310. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2004., p.162

  50. Szabó Gy.M., Kiss L.L.: 2001, CCD photometric investigations of small bodies in the solar system, Publications of the Astronomy Department of the Eötvös University No. 11, Proceedings of the National Postgraduate Reunion in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2000, p. 119

  51. Kiss L.L., Szatmáry K., Szabó Gy.M., Mattei J.A: 1999, Changes of the physical state in semiregular variables, IAU Coll. 176, ASP Conf. Series,  203, p.277

  52. Szabó Gy.M., Sárneczky K., Kiss L.L., 1999., The O-C - geocentric longitude diagrams of minor planets. A new approach in rotation modelling, Proc. IAU Coll. 173, 185.



  53. Sárneczky, K.; Székely, P.; Kiss, L.; Szabó, Gy. M.; Csák, B., 2007, Minor Planet Observations [461 University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC 58768, 9

  54. Sárneczky, K.; Szulágyi, J.; Szabó, Gy. M., 2007, Minor Planet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC 58527, 6

  55. Lahulla, F.; Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy. M.; Sziládi, al., 2006, Minor Planet Observations [493 Calar Alto], MPC 58104, 3

  56. Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M.; Sziládi, K., 2006, Comet Observations [493 Calar Alto] MPC 57748, 25

  57. Kelemen, J.; Sárneczky, K.; Kiss, L.; Szabó, Gy.M., 2006, Minor Planet Observations [561 Piszkesteto], MPC, 56155, 9K

  58. Sárneczky, K.; Kiss, L.; Kuli, Z.; Sziládi, K.; Szabó, Gy. M.; + 3 co-authors, 2006, Minor Planet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC, 56155, 1

  59. Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy. M„ 2005, Minor Planet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)] MPC, 54350, 12

  60. Szabó, Gy. M., 2005, Supernovae 2004dj and 2004et IAUC 8513, 3

  61. Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M.; Sziládi, K., 2005, Minor Planet Observations [493 Calar Alto], MPC, 53635, 10

  62. Sárneczky, K.; Sipcz, B.; Szalai, T.; Kiss, L.; Szabó, G. et al., 2004, Minor Planet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC, 52893, 4

  63. Sárneczky, K.; Kiss, L.; Szabó, G.; Barát, É.; Sziládi, K.; + 2 co-authors, 2004, Comet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC, 52851, 25

  64. Sárneczky, K.; Sziládi, K.; Kiss, L.; Szabó, Gy.M.; Sipőcz, B.; Szalai, T., 2004, Minor Planet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC, 52500, 5

  65. Vilagi, J.; Kornos, L.; Antonini, P.; Griesser, M.; Apitzsch, R.; Kocer, M.; Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, G.; et al., 2004, 2004 LE, MPEC, 2004, 16

  66. Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, G., 2004, Comet Observations [461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly)], MPC, 52108, 11

  67. Galad, A.; Kornos, L.; ..., Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M.; Sziládi, K., et al., 2002 Observations of comets, MPEC, 2002, 10

  68. Ticha, J.; Tichy, M.; Moravec, Z.;..., Sárneczky, K.; Kiss, L.; Csák, B.; Szabó, Gy.M.; et al., 1999, Comet C/1999 S4, MPEC, 1999, 14

  69. Kiss, L.; Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M., 1999, Supernovae 1999BY, 1999DK, 1999DQ, IAUC, 7275, 1

  70. Kiss, L.; Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M., 1999, Supernova 1999do in Markarian 922, IAUC, 7269, 3

  71. Kiss, L.; Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M., 1999, Supernova 1999dj in UGC 1258, IAUC, 7268, 4

  72. Kiss, L.; Sárneczky, K.; Szabó, Gy.M., 1999, Supernovae 1998bu, 1998ec, 1998ef, 1998eg, 1998en, 1998es, 1998et IAUC, 7070, 4

+ 177 papers and articles in Hungarian (see the Hungarian CV for the complete list).



Gyula Szabo 2010-02-04