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Tamas Vicsek is a Professor of Physics at the Biological Physics Department of Eötvös University and a head of the Statistical and Biological Physics research group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Over the past 25 years he has been involved in doing computational and experimental research on fractals, pattern
formation, granular materials, collective motion (bacterial colonies, tissue cells in culture, flocks, crowds, robots etc), and the structure and evolution of complex networks. He received his PhD degree in physics at Kossuth University and has had visiting positions at various research institutes and universities, including Emory University, Yale University and the University of Notre Dame. Tamas Vicsek is a fellow of the APS and a member of Academiae Europaea and the Hungarian Acad.Sci. He has authored/co-authored 195 papers in refereed journals, published further conference proceedings papers and book chapters and authored/edited five books about the above topics.
Selected publications of the last five years:
 Anna Zafeiris and Tamás Vicsek: "Group performance is maximized by hierarchical competence distribution". Nature communications 4, (2013).
 Tamás Nepusz and Tamás Vicsek: "Controlling edge dynamics in complex networks". Nature Physics 8(7) pp. 568–573, (2012).
 G.Palla, A-L. Barabasi and T. Vicsek: "Quantifying social group evolution", Nature , 446 (2007) 664-667
 M. Nagy, Zs. Ákos, D. Biro and T. Vicsek: "Hierarchical group dynamics in pigeon flocks", Nature 464, (2010) 890-893
 Tamás Vicsek and Anna Zafeiris: "Collective motion". Physics Reports 517(3) pp. 71–140, (2012)