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Zoltán Toroczkai

CNLS Deputy Director

Statistical Physics

Office: TA-3, Bldg. 1690, Rm 101A
Mail Stop: B-258
Phone: (505) 667-3218
Fax: (505) 665-2659
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Research highlight
Educational Background/Employment:
  • M.S. Physics, Babeş - Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 1992.
  • Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 1997.
  • Postdoctoral Research:
    • Condensed Matter Physics Group, University of Maryland at College Park, 1998-2000
    • Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, T-13/CNLS, LANL, 2000-2002.
  • Employment:
    • Technical Staff Member, Complex Systems Group (T-13), 2002–present.
    • Deputy Director, Center for Nonlinear Studies, 2004–present.

Research Interests:

  • Statistical Physics
  • Complex Networks
  • Agent-based Systems and Game Theory
  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos
  • Fluid Mechanics

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. Z. Toroczkai and K.E. Bassler, Jamming is Limited in Scale-free Systems, Nature 428, 716 (2004).
  2. S. Eubank, H. Guclu, V.S.A. Kumar, M. Marathe, A. Srinivasan, Z. Toroczkai and N. Wang Modelling Disease Outbreaks in Realistic Urban Social Networks, Nature 429, 180 (2004).
  3. G. Korniss, M.A. Novotny, H. Guclu, Z. Toroczkai, P.A. Rikvold, Suppressing Roughness of Virtual Times in Parallel Discrete-Event Simulations, Science 299 677 (2003).
  4. I.J. Benczik, Z. Toroczkai and T. Tél, Selective Sensitivity of Open chaotic Flows on Inertial Tracer Advection: Catching Particles with a Stick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 164501 (2002).
  5. G. Károlyi, Á. Péntek, I. Sheuring, T. Tél, and Z. Toroczkai, Chaotic flow: The Physics of Species Coexistence, Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 97, 13661 (2000).
  6. Z. Toroczkai and E.D. Williams, Nanonscale fluctuations at solid surfaces, Physics Today 52, 24 (1999).
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