Vattay Gábor

Vattay Gábor

full professor

PhD (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1994)

Habilitation (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2003)

Doctor of HAS (2004)

Department of Physics of Complex Systems

Room(s): Lágymányos Campus, Northern Building 5.65
Phone(s): +36-30-850-2614
Extension(s): +36-1-372-2500 / 6525
Mobile(s): +36-30-850-2614
Email: uh.etle.xelpmoc@yattav


Research interests: quantum computing, complex systems, computational social science


- Hungarian Quantum Technologies National Excellence Program, ELTE coordinator

- Excellent Research Groups Grant in Urban Scaling

• 1992 Adjoint professor at ELTE
• 1995 Assistant professor at ELTE
• 2005 Full professor at ELTE
• Member of the council of the Doctoral School of Physics
• 2008-14 President of the Committee for Statistical Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
• 2000- Director of ELTE-Ericsson Communication Networks Laboratory
• 2003- Head of Department, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
• 2008-11 Member of the council of the European Complex Systems Society


• 1997 Széchenyi Professor Fellowship
• 1998 von Humboldt Fellowship
• 2002 Physics Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
• 2015 Inovation-to-Venture Award of University of Vermont
• 2018 John von Neumann Prize

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Selected publications of recent years:

  1. Kondor, D., Pósfai, M., Csabai, I. and Vattay, G., 2014. Do the rich get richer? An empirical analysis of the Bitcoin transaction network. PloS one, 9(2), p.e86197.
  2. Kondor, D., Csabai, I., Szüle, J., Pósfai, M. and Vattay, G., 2014. Inferring the interplay between network structure and market effects in Bitcoin. New Journal of Physics, 16(12), p.125003.
  3. Vattay, G., Salahub, D., Csabai, I., Nassimi, A. and Kaufmann, S.A., 2015. Quantum criticality at the origin of life. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 626, No. 1, p. 012023). IOP Publishing.
  4. Vattay, G., Kauffman, S. and Niiranen, S., 2014. Quantum biology on the edge of quantum chaos. PloS one, 9(3), p.e89017.
  5. Bokányi, E., Kondor, D., Dobos, L., Sebők, T., Stéger, J., Csabai, I. and Vattay, G., 2016. Race, religion and the city: twitter word frequency patterns reveal dominant demographic dimensions in the United States. Palgrave Communications, 2(1), p.16010.