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 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; NSF

Affiliations:   Ctr. Particle & Gravit. Astrophys. Ctr. Theor. & Obs. Cosmology Inst. Gravit. & Cosmos AMON SWIFT FERMI ;  
Postdoctoral associates:   Dr. He Gao;     Graduate students:  Nicholas Senno;
Other former postdocs & students (partial list)

Thomson-Reuters citations of GRB work: ranked #1; the related interview; the NRC 2010 department rankings:  AST: #3;  PHY: #7
Personal dataBiosketch;   C.V.;   Publications;   Citations ;   Pub. archive (ADS) ;   Preprints (arXiv);   Talks ;   Books;   Einstein Prof.

Some recent reviews and presentations :       Synopses of specific topics : Synopses of specific topics :
Theory of GRB Jets (Stockholm13);    GRBs & C.T.A (Astropart.Phys 13) Cosmology and "Mészáros effect"   Neutrino astrophysics
GRB, UHECR & NU (PASCOS 12) GRB, SNe & Cosmology (RAA 12)   The GRB fireball shock model   Cosmic ray astrophysics
GRBs: short review (Science 12) ;        GRB (Rev. Prog. Phys. 06) The standard afterglow model ISM, black holes, neutron stars

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