Biológiai Fizika Tanszék

Máté Nagy

research associate

PhD (Eötvös, 2011)

Biológiai Fizika Tanszék


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I am currently a post-doc at the MTA-ELTE Statistical and Biological Physics Research Group of Tamás Vicsek. From 2012 to 2014 I was a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the Oxford Navigation Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford working with Dora Biro.

I was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1980. I recieved my M.Sc. degree in physics from the Eötvös University of Budapest, Hungary, in 2004, and M.Sc. in physics teaching from the same University in 2005. I received my Ph.D. in December, 2010 ("Modeling and quantitative analysis of collective motion of organisms").


Selected publications of the last five years:

[1] M. Nagy, Z. Ákos, D. Biro, T. Vicsek.
Hierarchical group dynamics in pigeon flocks,
Nature 464, 890-893 (2010).

[2] M. Nagy, G. Vásárhelyi, B. Pettit, I. Roberts-Mariani, T. Vicsek, D. Biro.
Context-dependent hierarchies in pigeons,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 13049-13054 (2013).

[3] Z. Ákos, R. Beck, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek, E. Kubinyi.
Leadership and path characteristics during walks are linked to dominance order and individual traits in dogs,
PLoS Comput Biol 10, e1003446 (2014).

[4] L. Gerencsér, G. Vásárhelyi, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek, T. Miklósi.
Identification of behaviour in freely moving dogs (Canis familiaris) using inertial sensors,
PLOS ONE 8 e77814 (2013).

[5] A. Flack, Zs. Ákos, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek, D. Biro.
Robustness of flight leadership relations in pigeons,
Animal Behaviour 86, 723 - 732 (2013).

[6] N. Tarcai, Cs. Virágh, D. Ábel, M. Nagy, P. L. Várkonyi, G. Vásárhelyi, T. Vicsek.
Patterns, transitions and the role of leaders in the collective dynamics of a simple robotic flock,
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2011, P04010 (2011).

[7] P. Szabó, M. Nagy, Tamás Vicsek.
Transitions in a self-propelled-particles model with coupling of accelerations,
Phys. Rev. E 79, 021908 (2009).

[8] Z. Ákos, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek.
Comparing bird and human soaring strategies,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105(11), 4139-43 (2008).