Peter Veres, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, CSPAR


320 Sparkman Drive
Cramer Research Hall
Room 2040
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Peter Veres got his masters at the Eotvos University in Budapest in 2006. He spent a year at University College Cork in Ireland, then finished his PhD in 2011 in Budapest. He was a postdoc at Pennsylvania State University (2011-2014) and George Washington University (2014-2015). His main research is focused on gamma-ray bursts, modelling the prompt and afterglow emission. He is also interested in active galaxies, very high energy emission, polarization, neutrino sources and gravitational waves. He joined the UAH GBM team in June 2015.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D.., Eotvos University Budapest, Hungary, 2011
  • MSc, Eotvos University Budapest, Hungary, 2006

Research Funding

  • State of the art atmospheric scattering model for Fermi-GBM: possible polarization measurement and improved localizations (Fermi-Guest Investigator, $65k, 2020-21)
  • Gamma-ray Bursts Similar to GRB 170817A: Comprehensive Search in the BATSE and Swift Data (NASA-Astrophysics Data Analysis Program, $120k, 2018-2020)
  • Is There a Relation between prompt GRB polarization and spectral Parameters? Answers from Fermi-GBM AND AstroSAT (Fermi-Guest Investigator, $60k, 2017-2018)

Recent Publications

  • Observation of inverse Compton emission from a long gamma-ray burst, MAGIC collab., P. Veres, et al.. Nature, 575, 459, (2019)

  • Fermi GBM follow-up of LIGO-Virgo binary black hole mergers – detection prospects, Veres P., Dal Canton, T. et al. ApJ, 882, 53, (2019) (arXiv:1905.08755)

  • Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A , Abbott, B.P.;. . . P. Veres, et al. ApJL, 848, 13, (2017) (arXiv:1710.05834)

  • An Ordinary Short Gamma-Ray Burst with Extraordinary Implications: Fermi-GBM Detection of GRB 170817A, Goldstein, A.; Veres P., et al. ApJL, 848, 14, (2017) (arXiv:1710.05446)