My name is Zsolt Keszthelyi and I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam.
My research focuses on several aspects regarding the structure and evolution of massive stars. In particular, I compute and analyse stellar evolution models, using the MESA and Geneva stellar evolution codes.


massive star evolution

Surface fossil magnetic fields

Surface fossil magnetic fields have a strong impact on stellar mass loss and rotation and, as a consequence, on the evolution of massive stars. See our papers here:
Paper I, Paper II, Paper III. Zenodo records are available here, here, and here.

Mass-loss rates

The magnitude and time evolution of mass-loss rates significantly affect the nature and final faith of massive stars. See our paper here. A Zenodo record is available here.

Stellar rotation

Stellar rotation induces various instabilities in the stellar interiors. The efficiency of such mixing processes greatly impacts the properties of the star.


Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
University of Amsterdam

Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
z DOT keszthelyi AT uva DOT nl