MTA-BME Morphodynamics Research Group

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.

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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.

Recent news

Recent activity related to our research group including student projects, publications and workshops. Click on the titles to read more.

Science Magazine top 10

Science Magazine listed the paper “Plato’s cube and the natural geometry of fragmentation” in the top 10 science new stories of 2020 and it is also discussed in a podcast episode of Science: Breakthrough of the Year, top online news, and science book highlights (9:36 – 12:40).

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Institutional Scientific Students’ Associations Conference 2020

At this year’s Institutional Scientific Students’ Associations Conference at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2 presentations were related to Morphodynamics: Ágoston Szesztay (1st Prize + Pro Progressio Special Prize), Klaudia Nagy (Csonka Pál Special Prize).

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Quanta Magazine article

An outstanding article from Joshua Sokol Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology about the paper “Plato’s cube and the natural geometry of fragmentation” in Quanta Magazine.

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Krisztina Regős – Famelab 2020

Congratulations to Krisztina Regős, who won the audience favorite prize at Famelab 2020.

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New paper on fragmentation

The paper titled Plato’s cube and the natural geometry of fragmentation (G. Domokos, D.J. Jerolmack, F. Kun, J. Török) was published in PNAS. The article is followed by increased media attention.

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New paper on Balancing polyhedra

The paper titled Balancing polyhedra (G. Domokos, F. Kovács, Z. Lángi, K. Regős and P.T. Varga) was accepted for publication in Ars Mathematica Contemporanea.

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KOMAL article on convex polyhedra

Article in KOMAL: Equilibria of convex polyhedra (in Hungarian).

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Zsolt Lángi ÚNKP success stories

Congratulations to Zsolt Lángi, who is listed in the New National Excellence Program (ÚNKP) success stories!

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