Peter Mészáros

Eberly Chair of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Professor of Physics

Director, Center for Particle and Gravitational Astrophysics

The Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1972

Office: 508 Davey Lab;  Secretariat: 525 Davey Lab., Phone:1-814-865-0418; Fax:1-814-863-2842
Mailing Address: 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Username: nnp (email to username (at)
Office Hours: By appointment.    Courses
Courses: AST/PHY 597a; AST 502; 589; 545; 585; 597K; 440

Cosmology with GRB Neutron Stars Gravitational Waves Cosmic Rays Neutrino Astrophysics GRB Physics
Research: Overview
Gamma-ray bursts
Neutrino astrophysics
Cosmic Rays
Gravitational waves
Neutron stars
Sponsors: NASA;

Affiliations:   Ctr. Particle & Gravit. Astrophys. Ctr. Theor. & Obs. Cosmology Inst. Gravit. & Cosmos AMON SWIFT FERMI ;  
Postdoctoral associates:   Dr. Shigeo Kimura Graduate students:  Chengchao Yuan; Zhaowei Zhang;
Other former postdoctoral fellows & students (partial list)

Thomson-Reuters citations of GRB work: ranked #1 ; the NRC 2010 department rankings:  AST: #3;  PHY: #7
PersonalBiosketch;   C.V.;   Publications;   Citations (ADS ;   Google);   Pubs. (ADS);   Preprints (arXiv);   Talks ;   Books;   Media ;
                  American Academy of Arts and Sciences;  Hungarian Academy of Sciences;  Einstein Professor;  

Some recent reviews and presentations :       Synopses of specific topics : Synopses of specific topics :
Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (Nat.Phys.Rev.19);     Cosmic High-Energy Neutrinos (Physics Today 18) Cosmology and "Mészáros effect"   Neutrino astrophysics
Astrophysical Sources of HE Neutrinos (ARNP 17);    Multimessengers from GRBs: γ/GW/ν (Nan19)   The GRB fireball shock model   Cosmic ray astrophysics
Galaxy Mergers & ν/γ Backgrounds (NAOC18);     LLGRBs & UHECRs (PKU18)Nu/CR sources (Hei18)    The standard afterglow model ISM, black holes, neutron stars

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