Mechanically controlled pattern formation

Our colleagues in a collaboration with researchers from Bilkent University showed the formation of periodic patterns by a diffusion–precipitation reaction in a stretchable hydrogel and the control of the obtained patterns by the unprecedented and uncommon method of mechanical input. The study has been published in Advanced Materials.


Mohammad Morsali, Muhammad Turab Ali Khan, Rahym Ashirov, Gábor Holló, H. Tarik Baytekin, Istvan Lagzi, Bilge Baytekin
Mechanical Cntrol of Periodic Precipitation in Stretchable Gels to Retrieve Information on Elastic Deformation and for the Complex Patterning of Matter
Advanced Materials (2018 impact factor: 25.809)

Novobátzky Prize for Balázs Pozsgai

Our colleague was awarded the Novobátzky Prize of the Eötvös Loránd Physical Society for his pioneering contributions in the theoretical description of the non-equilibrium dynamics of integrable quantum spin chains.


Currently, Balázs is a member of the MTA-BME Quantum Dynamics and Correlations Research Group, based at BME Department of Theoretical Physics. Previously, he was a member of the "Lendület Statistical Field Theory Research Group" at the same department, where he has been the recipient of the MTA Premium Postdoctoral Grant as well as the MTA Bolyai and Bolyai+ Grants.

Topological physics in artificial molecules

Our colleauges have experimented with a semiconductor-based artifical molecule to demonstrate topological features of a simple quantum system. Work published in the journal Communications Physics, from Nature Research.


Zoltán Scherübl, András Pályi, György Frank, István Endre Lukács, Gergő Fülöp, Bálint Fülöp, Jesper Nygård, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Gergely Zaránd, and Szabolcs Csonka
Observation of spin–orbit coupling induced Weyl points in a two-electron double quantum dot
Communications Physics 2, 108 (2019). (Open Access)