Our main focus are mathematical and physical models of shape evolution with emphasis on geophysical and planetological applications, such as sand grains, pebbles, ventifacts, rock profiles, asteroids.
Our research group operates at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and it is supported on a 5 year (2017-2022), renewable special grant from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Our goal is to collect, develop and apply existing mathematical models and test the models versus existing and self-produced experimental and field data. Ultimately we would like to gain insight on geophysical history based on current size and shape measurements.
A paper entitled “Fully spherical 3D datasets on sedimentary particles: Fast measurement and evaluation” was published in Central European Geology by Eszter Fehér, Balázs Havasi-Tóth and Balázs Ludmány.
A paper entitled “A discrete time evolution model for fracture networks” was published in Central European Journal of Operations Research by Gábor Domokos and Krisztina Regős.
A paper entitled “On k-diametral point configurations in Minkowski spaces” was published in Discrete Mathematics by Károly Bezdek and Zsolt Lángi.
An interview with Gábor Domokos, one of the discoverers of Gömböc has recently been published at perpal.hu. Beyond the history of Gömböc, the talk highlights the mutual impact the discovery and scientific thinking may have on each other.
At the ceremony on 21 November, organized as part of the Celebration of Hungarian Science program series, Zsolt Lángi was also given a recognition by the Rector of University for having received the “Bolyai plakett” this year. Congratulations!
At this year’s Institutional Scientific Students’ Associations Conference at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 4 presentations were related to Morphodynamics: Gergő Almádi (1st Prize + Pro Progressio Special Prize), Ágoston Szesztay (1st Prize), Klaudia Nagy (Csonka Pál Special Prize), Balázs Sárossi (2nd Prize).
This October, Eszter Fehér and Balázs Havasi-Tóth visited Jérôme Lavé in the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Nancy to carry out abrasion experiments on concrete and sandstone cubes in a Flume.
BME Applied Mathematics Days will take place on 5-6 September, 2022 with the participation of several guests from all over the world.