|5/2008:||PhD in Astrophysics “X-ray Spectroscopy of Clusters of Galaxies and of the Cosmic Web” at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and Utrecht University, the Netherlands; PhD advisor: Dr. J.S. Kaastra and Prof. dr. F. Verbunt|
|5/2004:||MSc in Astrophysics “Dynamics and Fragmentation of Sungrazing Comets” at P. J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia; Advisor: Dr. Ľ. Neslušan|
|2022-||Professor and the leader of the high-energy astrophysics research group in the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic|
|2016-2022||Associate Professor, “Docent” (2016-2020 part time, 2020- full time) in the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic|
|2016-2020||Leader of the MTA-ELTE Lendület Hot Universe Research Group (funded by the Hungarian Academy of Sceince) at Eötvös University|
|2017-||Specially appointed visiting Assoc. Prof. in the School of Science at Hiroshima University, Japan|
|2013-2016||Research Associate Staff member in the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University|
|2013-2014||Visiting Scientist at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)|
|2008−2013||Einstein/Chandra Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University|
Norbert is an astrophysicist, a professor and the leader of the High-Energy Astrophysics research group. He is mainly interested in the hot atmospheres of galaxies and clusters of galaxies, black hole feedback, and in the use of nano-satellites in astrophysics.
Norbert earned his PhD at the Netherland's Institute for Space Research and Utrecht University in 2008, where he mainly worked on the physics and chemical enrichment of the hot gas permeating clusters of galaxies and the cosmic web. Then he spent 8 years at Stanford University, in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, mainly studying the influence of supermassive black holes on the hot gaseous haloes, investigating the faint and mysterious cluster outskirts, and working on preparations for the science with the Japanese ASTRO-H/Hitomi satellite. Between 2016 and 2020 he was the leader of the MTA-ELTE Lendulet Hot Universe research group in Budapest, where he helped to initiate the development of CubeSats to detect gamma-ray bursts.
Norbert and his team now continue their research activities in the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics thanks to the MUNI Award in Science and Humanities (MASH) grant from Masaryk University and an EXPRO grant from the Czech Science Foundation.
For a complete list of publications see here.
High Energy Astrophysics Group
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Kotlářská 2, 602 00, Brno