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My name is Ákos Nagy, and I consider myself a mathematical physicist and a gauge theorist. I received my Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2016. My advisor was Tom Parker.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pure Mathematics of the University of Waterloo, working with Benoit Charbonneau. I am also an Associate Postdoc in the Perimeter Institute.

From August 2017, I will be an Elliott Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, where Mark Stern and Robert Bryant will be my postdoc mentors. In the Fall of 2017, I will be on leave from Duke, in the Fields Institute as a Fields Postdoc, working with Spiro Karigiannis.

If you are interested in my research, then check out my research page and my curriculum vitæ. Click here to get my contact info.

research interests

Past and current projects, and future plans

I am mainly interested in gauge theory and its applications to mathematical physics. I have worked on classical and quantum Yang–Mills theories in my Physics M.Sc. thesis, and on Ginzburg–Landau theory in my Ph.D. dissertation.
Currently, I am working on two projects: The first originated from my Ph.D. research, and concerns the geometric-analytic properties of Majorana spinors associated to vortices in the Jackiw–Rossi theory. The second project is about the construction and the moduli space of BPS monopoles with arbitrary symmetry breaking for the classical Lie groups. This is a joint work with Benoit Charbonneau. Preprints of both projects are coming soon!

Nowadays, I am also learning about Higgs bundles, G2 instantons, and supersymmetry.

You can find out more about my research on arXiv and on ResearchGate.

Invited talks


Caltech, Noncommutative Geometry Seminar, March 8, 2017
Perimeter Institute, Strings and Fields Group Meeting, May 26, 2017


CIRGET UQAM, Geometry and Topology Seminar, February 24, 2017
University of Waterloo, Geometry and Topology Seminar, September 23, 2016
McMaster University, Geometry and Topology, September 16, 2016
Rutgers University, AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting, November 15, 2015
Budapest University of Technology, Geometry Seminar, December 16, 2014
Algebra, Geometry, and Mathematical Physics VI (Tjärnö), October 25-30, 2010


Ákos Nagy   The Berry connection of the Ginzburg–Landau vortices, Communications in Mathematical Physics, 350(1), 105-128 (2017). doi:10.1007/s00220-016-2701-0, arXiv:1511.00512.

Gábor Etesi and Ákos Nagy   S-duality in Abelian gauge theory revisited, Journal of Geometry and Physics 61, 693-707 (2011). doi:10.1016/j.geomphys.2010.12.007, arXiv:1005.5639.
Ákos Nagy   Irreducible Ginzburg–Landau fields, (2016). arXiv:1607.00232.
In preparation
Ákos Nagy   Majorana spinors over vortices in the Jackiw–Rossi theory,

Benoit Charbonneau and Ákos Nagy   Monopoles with non-maximal symmetry breaking.


office location


contact [at] akosnagy [dot] com

MC 6467
(Office phone#: 519-888-4567 ext. 37428, but I do not answer phones on general principle.)

professional mailing address

Ákos Nagy

Department of Pure Mathematics

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

curriculum vitæ

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