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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 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.

Between May 11 and June 11, l am a visiting the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics for the Mathematics of topological phases of matter program.

If you are interested, you can see my curriculum vitæ, read about my research, or find my contact info.

upcoming agenda

  • Fall of 2017: I will be in the Fields Institute as a Fields Postdoc for the Thematic Program on Geometric Analysis working with Spiro Karigiannis.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Currently I am working on two projects: The first originates from my Ph.D. research, and concerns the geometric-analytic properties of Majorana spinors on Kähler manifolds. The second project is about the construction and the moduli space of BPS monopoles with arbitrary symmetry breaking for the classical (compact) 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 Google Scholar.

    invited talks


    The Sen Conjecture and Beyond (conference), University College London, June 19-23, 2017
    Mathematical Congress of the Americas (conference), Montréal, July 24-28, 2017
    CMS Winter Meeting (conference), University of Waterloo, December 8-11, 2017


    Mathematics of topological phases of matter (thematic program — video), Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 23, 2017
    Caltech, Noncommutative Geometry Seminar, March 8, 2017
    UQAM, CIRGET Geometry and Topology Seminar, February 24, 2017
    University of Waterloo, Geometry and Topology Seminar, September 23, 2016
    McMaster University, Geometry and Topology Seminar, September 16, 2016
    AMS Fall Sectional Meeting (conference), Rutgers University, November 14-15, 2015
    Budapest University of Technology, Geometry Seminar, December 16, 2014
    Algebra, Geometry, and Mathematical Physics VI (conference), Tjärnö, October 25-30, 2010


    1. Ákos Nagy: The Berry connection of the Ginzburg–Landau vortices, Communications in Mathematical Physics, 350(1), 105-128 (2017)
      [ arXiv | doi | abstract ]
    2. 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: Irreducible Ginzburg–Landau fields in dimension 2, (2016)
      [ arXiv | abstract ]
    in preparation
    • Benoit Charbonneau and Ákos Nagy: Monopoles with non-maximal symmetry breaking,
    • Ákos Nagy: Chiral Majorana spinors on Kähler manifolds.



    professional mailing address

    Department of Pure Mathematics
    University of Waterloo
    200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    N2L 3G1