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Journal Papers

  1. Counter-orbiting Planets Were Flipped Over by a Coplanar Outer Object

    G. Li, S. Naoz, B. Kocsis, & A. Loeb
    Nature, in review (2013)
  2. Menus for Feeding Black Holes

    B. Kocsis & A. Loeb
    Space Science Reviews, in press, PDF(2013)
  3. Gas cloud G2 can Illuminate the Black Hole Population near the Galactic Center

    I. Bartos, Z. Haiman, B. Kocsis, Sz. Márka
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 110, id. 221102 (2013)
  4. Ripple effects and oscillations in the broad FeKa line as a probe of massive black hole mergers

    B. McKernan, K.E.S. Ford, B. Kocsis, Z. Haiman
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, vol. 432, p. 1468 (2013)
  5. Intermediate mass black holes in AGN disks II. Model predictions and observational constraints

    B. McKernan, K.E.S. Ford, B. Kocsis, W.Lyra, H.B. Perets, & L.M. Winter
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, accepted, PDF (2013)
  6. High Frequency Gravitational Waves from Supermassive Black Holes: Prospects for LIGO-Virgo Detections

    Bence Kocsis
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 763, p. 122 (2013)
  7. Stellar Transits in Active Galactic Nuclei

    Bence Béky & Bence Kocsis
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 762, p. 35 (2013)
  8. Resonant Post-Newtonian Eccentricity Excitation in Hierarchical Three-body Systems

    Smadar Naoz, Bence Kocsis, Abraham Loeb, & Nicolas Yunes
    The Astrophysical Journal, vo. 773, p. 187 (2013)
  9. Parameter estimation for inspiraling eccentric compact binaries including pericenter precession

    Balázs Mikóczi, Bence Kocsis, Péter Forgács, & Mátyás Vasúth
    Physical Review D, vol. 86, Issue 10, id. 104027, (2012)
  10. Gas pile-up, gap overflow, and Type 1.5 migration in circumbinary disks: application to supermassive black hole binaries

    Bence Kocsis, Zoltan Haiman, & Abraham Loeb
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, vol. 427, Issue 3, p. 2680-2700 (2012)
  11. Gas pile-up, gap overflow, and Type 1.5 migration in circumbinary disks: general theory

    Bence Kocsis, Zoltan Haiman, & Abraham Loeb
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, vol. 427, Issue 3, p. 2660-2679 (2012)
  12. Gravitational Wave Heating of Stars and Accretion Disks

    Gongjie Li, Bence Kocsis, & Abraham Loeb
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, vol. 425, Issue 4, p. 2407-2412 (2012)
  13. Mapping the Galactic Center with Gravitational Wave Measurements using Pulsar Timing

    Bence Kocsis, Alak Ray, & Simon Portegies-Zwart
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 752, Issue 1, id. 67 (2012)
  14. Repeated Bursts from Relativistic Scattering of Compact Objects in Galactic Nuclei

    Bence Kocsis & Janna Levin
    Physical Review D, vol. 85, id. 123005 (2012)
  15. Observable Signatures of EMRI Black Hole Binaries Embedded in Thin Accretion Disks

    Bence Kocsis, Nicolas Yunes, & Abraham Loeb
    Physical Review D, vol. 84, Issue 2, id. 024032 (2011)
  16. Imprint of Accretion Disk-Induced Migration on Gravitational Waves from Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals

    Nicolas Yunes, Bence Kocsis, Abraham Loeb, & Zoltán Haiman
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, id. 171103 (2011)
  17. Resonant relaxation and the warp of the stellar disc in the Galactic Centre

    Bence Kocsis & Scott Tremaine
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, vol. 412, Issue 1, p. 187-207 (2011)
  18. Gas driven massive black hole binaries: signatures in the nHz gravitational wave background

    Bence Kocsis, Alberto Sesana
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Society, vol. 411, Issue 3, p. 1467-1479 (2011)
  19. All-Sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early Fifth-Science-Run Data

    B. P. Abott et al.
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 102, Issue 11, id. 111102 (2009)
  20. The Population of Viscosity- and Gravitational Wave-driven Supermassive Black Hole Binaries Among Luminous Active Galactic Nuclei

    Zoltán Haiman, Bence Kocsis, & Kristen Menou
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 700, Issue 2, p. 1952-1969 (2009)
  21. Gravitational waves from scattering of stellar-mass black holes in galactic nuclei

    Ryan M. O'Leary; Bence Kocsis, & Abraham Loeb
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 395, Issue 4, p. 2127-2146. (2009)
  22. Identifying decaying supermassive black hole binaries from their variable electromagnetic emission

    Zoltan Haiman, Bence Kocsis, Kristen Menou, Zoltan Lippai, Zsolt Frei
    Classical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 26, Issue 9, id. 094032 (2009).
  23. Periastron precession measurements in transiting extrasolar planetary systems at the level of general relativity

    András Pál & Bence Kocsis
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 389, Issue 1, pp. 191-198. (2008)
  24. Brightening of an Accretion Disk Due to Viscous Dissipation of Gravitational Waves During the Coalescence of Supermassive Black Holes

    Bence Kocsis & Abraham Loeb
    Physical Review Letters, vol. 101, id. 041101 (2008)
  25. Cosmological physics with black holes (and possibly white dwarfs)

    Kristen Menou, Zoltán Haiman, & Bence Kocsis
    New Astronomy Reviews, vol. 51, issue 10-12, p. 884-890 (2008)
  26. Pre-Merger Localization of Gravitational-Wave Standard Sirens With LISA: Triggered Search for an Electromagnetic Counterpart

    Bence Kocsis, Zoltán Haiman, & Kristen Menou
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 684, p. 870-888 (2008)
  27. Distortion of gravitational-wave packets due to their self-gravity

    Bence Kocsis & Abraham Loeb
    Physical Review D, vol. 76, Issue 8, id. 084022 (2007)
  28. Pre-Merger Localization of Gravitational-Wave Standard Sirens With LISA I: Harmonic Mode Decomposition

    Bence Kocsis, Zoltán Haiman, Kristen Menou, & Zsolt Frei
    Physical Review D, vol. 76, id. 022003 (2007)
  29. Detection Rate Estimates of Gravity-waves Emitted During Parabolic Encounters of Stellar Black Holes in Globular Clusters

    Bence Kocsis, Merse E. Gáspár, & Szabolcs Márka
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 648, pp. 411-429 (2006)
  30. Finding the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Cosmological Standard Sirens

    Bence Kocsis, Zsolt Frei, Zoltán Haiman, & Kristen Menou
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 637, pp. 27-37 (2006)
  31. Can Virialization Shocks Be Detected around Galaxy Clusters through the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect?

    Bence Kocsis, Zoltán Haiman, & Zsolt Frei
    The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 623, pp. 632-649 (2005)
  32. Quantum and semiclassical study of magnetic quantum dots

    Bence Kocsis, Gergely Palla, & József Cserti
    Physical Review B, vol. 71, id. 075331 (2005)

Conference Proceedings, Reports, and Other Publications

  1. LISA Parameter Estimation Accuracy for Compact Binaries on Eccentric Orbits

    Mátyás Vasúth, Balázs Mikóczy, Bence Kocsis, Péter Forgács
    Proceedings of the Twelfth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity, ed. Thibault Damour, Robert T. Jantzen and Remo Ruffini. ISBN 978-981-4374-51-4. Singapore: World Scientific, p.823 (2012)
  2. Statistical Physics of Stellar Disks

    Bence Kocsis
    Dynamics from the Galactic Center to the Milky Way Halo, Proceedings, Cambridge, MA., multimedia presentation published online, p.9 (2010)
  3. Challenges Facing Young Astrophysicists

    N. L. Zakamska, A. E. Schulz, K. Heng, M. Juric, B. Kocsis, M. Kuhlen, R. Mandelbaum, J. L. Mitchell, M. Pan, D. H. Rudd, G. van de Ven, Z. Zheng
    State of Profession paper for the Decadal Survey, arXiv:0905.1986 (2009)
  4. Astro2010 Decadal Survey Whitepaper: Coordinated Science in the Gravitational and Electromagnetic Skies

    Joshua S. Bloom et al.
    submitted to the US Astro2010 Decadal Survey, arXiv:0902.1527
  5. Identifying Gravitationally Inspiraling Black Hole Binaries Using their Variable Electromagnetic Emission

    Zoltan Haiman, Bence Kocsis, Kristen Menou, Zoltan Lippai, Zsolt Frei
    Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution ASP Conference Series, Vol. 399, ed. Tadayuki Kodama, Toru Yamada, and Kentaro Aoki. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2008., p.20 (2008)
  6. Finding the Electromagnetic Counterparts of Standard Sirens

    Bence Kocsis, Zsolt Frei, Zoltán Haiman, & Kristen Menou
    Relativistic Astrophysics Legacy and Cosmology - Einstein's, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, vol. 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-74712-3. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, p. 82 (2008)
  7. Detecting Virialization Shocks Around Galaxy Clusters Through the SZ Effect

    Bence Kocsis, Zoltán Haiman, & Zsolt Frei
    Relativistic Astrophysics Legacy and Cosmology - Einstein's, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, vol. 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-74712-3. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, p. 334 (2008)
  8. Expectations on the gravitational wave signals associated with cosmic bremsstrahlung events

    B. Kocsis & M. E.Gáspár
    LIGO note, LIGO-T030136-00-D (2003)
  9. The data analysis for short-term gravitational-wave burst signals with a modified maximum likelihood detection method

    B. Kocsis & M. E. Gáspár
    LIGO note, LIGO-T030213-00-D (2003)
  10. The development of a digital camera with a high dynamic range

    M. E. Gáspár & B. Kocsis
    LIGO note, LIGO-T030232-00-D (2003)

Popular Science

  1. Delta

    Science and technology news, Hungarian M1 TV, January 15, 2011.
  2. Tudástár (Knowledge Base)

    Popular science TV show, Hungarian M1 TV, September 28, 2010.
  3. Hullámvadászok (Wave Hunters)

    Popular science documentary film in Hungarian, aired on Hungarian M2 TV, August 27, 2010.
    You can download the full (3Gb) movie here.

Diploma Thesis

Here is my masters thesis (1.4 MB) and PhD thesis (1.6 MB).

University Projects

  1. The magnetic quantum antidot eigenstates

    This work won first prize in the 2003 National Science Workshop (OTDK) in section Solid State Physics. This is 50 pages (in Hungarian).
  2. Maximal time-travel in free space

    This work won second prize in the 2001 Physics Science Workshop (TDK) at Eötvös University. This is 30 pages (in Hungarian, Word doc format).

Fun Problems

Check out my solutions to a large variety of fun physics problems here.

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