Gábor Domokos

Matemathician and Engineer

Domokos Gábor sees mathematical beauty in the arcs of pebbles, the shape of mudcracks and turtle shells. His findings unveil geometric patterns that can be found in our seemingly disorderly world and the equilibrium points of absolutely random objects. He's helped NASA understand processes occurring on the surfaces of Mars and Earth, and his research also served as MIT’s basis to create a "self-orienting" capsule capable of delivering vaccines to the stomach. He discovered the Gömböc, a special 3D body, which was the central theme of Hungary's pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. 

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