Current Member

Gáspár Bakos

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Astrophysics

Home Institution

Princeton University

Gáspár Bakos is interested in the variable sky: cosmic explosions, variable stars, and moving objects. His main research interest is in transiting extrasolar planets, and he has been working on the development and operation of automated telescope networks to discover and characterize over 140 such planets.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Natural Sciences
current

Degrees

Eötvös University, Budapest
Ph.D.
2004

Honors

2016
Dennis Gabor Award
2014
Beatrice M.~Tinsley Research Scholar Award
2012
Packard Fellow
2011
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
2011
Muhlmann Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
2010
Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society
2008
Paul Hertelendy Lecturer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
2003
Dan David Prize Scholars of the Tel-Aviv University