Hello, I am Dr. Péter I. Pápics

I am an astronomer working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

My main research interest lies within the field of asteroseismology. In specific, I am generally into observational studies (although I started looking into modelling too) of massive(ish) main sequence stars (B-type stars to be more specific, preferably with pulsations) using photometry from the Kepler satellite and additional spectroscopy from ground-based follow-up measurements. I am also a keen observer with a thick logbook of nights spent working at the telescope (or, to be precise, in front of a bunch of LCD screens in various control rooms).

In my free time I am a devoted road cyclist, a photographer, and beyond question, a gadget-maniac. I think about performance management charts, training plans, strava segments, group rides, the newest cycling gear, professional DSLRs and high quality large-sensor mirror-less cameras, I pixel-peep camera and lens test images, and have many consumer electronics related blogs in my bookmarks. I have probably more GPS enabled devices than pairs of shoes…

In the menubar above, you can find my blog (with travel diaries, photos, etc.), more details about my professional life (along with a CV and publication list), and also about the mentioned hobbies and interests. Please feel free to contact me using the contact form if you have any questions or comments!