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My name is Ákos Nagy, I am a mathematician, and I was born and raised in Szekszárd, Hungary.

I received my Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2016. My advisor was Tom Parker.

I am a Fields Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fields Institute for the Geometric Analysis Thematic Program working with Spiro Karigiannis. My my sponsor university is the University of Waterloo, where my postdoc mentor is Benoit Charbonneau.

From January, 2018, I will be a William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, where Mark Stern and Robert Bryant will be my postdoc mentors.

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curriculum vitæ

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research interests

past and current projects, and future plans

I am mainly interested in geometric analysis and its applications to gauge theory and mathematical physics. More concretely, I usually deal with elliptic PDE's coming from physics and/or gauge theories.

Currently I am working on the following projects:

  1. Majorana spinors on spinc manifolds.
  2. Construction of BPS monopoles with arbitrary symmetry breaking for the classical compact Lie groups.
    This is a joint work with Benoit Charbonneau.
  3. The L2-geometry of moduli spaces in gauge non-linear σ models.
    This is a joint work with Nuno Romão.
  4. Construction of static (monopole-like) instantons on the Euclidean Schwarzschild manifold. It is a continuation of a previous project.
    This is a joint work with Gonçalo Oliveira.
Preprints of these projects are coming "soon"!

I am also trying to learn about Higgs bundles, gauge theory on G2 and Spin(7) manifolds, and supersymmetry.

You can find out more about my research on arXiv, on Google Scholar, or on ORCID.

invited talks


  1. CMS Winter Meeting (conference), University of Waterloo, December 8-11, 2017
  2. Perimeter Institute, Mathematical Physics Seminar, December 4, 2017
  3. University of Waterloo, Geometry and Topology Seminar, December 1, 2017
  4. past

  5. Michigan State University, Institute for Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Physics and Gauge Theory Seminar, October 3, 2017
  6. The Fields Institute, Thematic Program on Geometric Analysis — Postdoctoral Seminar, August 17, 2017
  7. Mathematical Congress of the Americas (conference), Montréal, July 24-28, 2017
  8. The Sen Conjecture and Beyond (conference), University College London, June 19-23, 2017
  9. Mathematics of topological phases of matter (thematic program seminar — video), Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 23, 2017
  10. Caltech, Noncommutative Geometry Seminar, March 8, 2017
  11. UQAM, CIRGET Geometry and Topology Seminar, February 24, 2017
  12. University of Waterloo, Geometry and Topology Seminar, September 23, 2016
  13. McMaster University, Geometry and Topology Seminar, September 16, 2016
  14. AMS Fall Sectional Meeting (conference), Rutgers University, November 14-15, 2015
  15. Budapest University of Technology, Geometry Seminar, December 16, 2014
  16. Algebra, Geometry, and Mathematical Physics VI (conference), Tjärnö, October 25-30, 2010
  17. Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Theoretical Physics Seminar, March 12, 2010


  1. Ákos Nagy: Irreducible Ginzburg–Landau fields in dimension 2, The Journal of Geometric Analysis (2017)
    [ arXiv | doi | abstract ]
  2. Ákos Nagy: The Berry connection of the Ginzburg–Landau vortices, Communications in Mathematical Physics, 350(1), 105-128 (2017)
    [ arXiv | doi | abstract ]
  3. Gábor Etesi and Ákos Nagy: S-duality in Abelian gauge theory revisited, Journal of Geometry and Physics 61, 693-707 (2011)
    [ arXiv | doi | abstract ]
  • Ákos Nagy and Gonçalo Oliveira: From vortices to instantons on the Euclidean Schwarzschild manifold, submitted (2017)
    [ arXiv | abstract ]
in preparation
  • Benoit Charbonneau and Ákos Nagy: Monopoles with non-maximal symmetry breaking
  • Ákos Nagy: Concentrating Majorana spinors on spinc manifolds


No teaching for the rest of 2017.

Yaaaaaay!!! ☻


You can find current contact info here.