Szilárd Gyalay

Szilárd Gyalay

Research Scientist

Disciplines: Planetary Geophysics

Degree/Major: Ph.D. in Earth Science from University of California, Santa Cruz

Curriculum vitae:

Szilárd develops geophysical models to infer the history of planetary interiors and surfaces from spacecraft observations. This has included his search for sub-surface oceans within Saturn's icy satellites and his models of the thermal evolution of porous layers in the Martian crust. Currently, he works closely with colleagues at NASA Ames Research Center on the Near InfraRed Volatiles Spectrometer System (NIRVSS) instrument aboard the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) mission which will, among other things, quantify the abundance of water ice in the near-surface lunar regolith.

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  • K.M. Seaton, S. Gyalay, G. Stucky de Quay, E.R. Burnett, C.A. Denton, B. Doerr, K. Ebadi, S. Eckert, I.T.W. Flynn, C.I. Honniball, S. Hume, C.L. Kling, J.C. Marohnic, J. Milton, C.A. Mondro, R.G. Nuno, C.M. Rooney, B.E. Strauss, A. Nash, & J.E.C. Scully (2023), “Astrobiology eXploration at Enceladus (AXE): A New Frontiers Mission Concept Study.” Planetary Science Journal 4(6), 116, doi: 10.3847/PSJ/acd119
  • S. Gyalay & F. Nimmo (2023), “Estimates for Tethys’ Moment of Inertia, Heat Flux Distribution, and Interior Structure from its Long-Wavelength Topography.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 128(2), doi: 10.1029/2022JE007550
  • M. Wieczorek, A. Broquet, S. McLennan, A. Rivoldini, M. Golombek, D. Antonangeli, C. Beghein, D. Giardini, T. Gudkova, S. Gyalay, C. Johnson, R. Joshi, D. Kim, S. King, B. Knapmeyer-Endrun, P. Lognonné, C. Michaut, A. Mittelholz, F. Nimmo, J. Ojha, M. Panning, A.-C. Plesa, M.A. Siegler, T. Spohn, & W.B. Banerdt (2022), "InSight Constraints on the Global Character of the Martian Crust." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 127(5), doi: 10.1029/2022JE007298
  • S. Gyalay, F. Nimmo, A.-C. Plesa, & M. Wieczorek (2020), “Constraints on Thermal History of Mars From Depth of Pore Closure Below InSight.” Geophysical Research Letters 47(16), doi: 10.1029/2020GL088653
  • M.F. Vogt, S. Gyalay, E.A. Kronberg, E.J. Bunce, W.S. Kurth, B. Zieger, & C. Tao (2019), “Solar wind interaction with Jupiter’s magnetosphere: A statistical study of Galileo in situ data and modeled upstream solar wind conditions.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 124, doi: 10.1029/2019JA026950
  • S. Gyalay, E. Noe Dobrea, K. Chu, & K. Pitman (2019), “Nonlinear Spectral Mixture Modeling to Estimate Water-Ice Abundance of Martian Regolith.” Icarus 329, 79-87, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.02.033
  • J.-L. Margot, A.H. Greenberg, P. Pinchuk, A. Shinde Y. Alladi, S. Prasad, M.O. Bowman, C. Fisher, S. Gyalay, W. McKibbin, B. Miles, D. Nguyen, C. Power, N. Ramani, R. Raviprasad, J. Santana, and R.S. Lynch (2018), “A Search for Technosignatures from 14 Planetary Systems in the Kepler Field with the Green Bank Telescope at 1.15-1.73 GHz.” Astronomical Journal 155(5), doi: 10.3847/1538-3881/aabb03