Ultralong carrier lifetime in solar cells

Research on novel photovoltaic materials, done in collaboration between Semilab Zrt. and our Institute of Physics, is published in Advanced Energy & Sustainability Research. 
Novel, perovskite-based photovoltaic materials are expected to yield a new generation of solar cells with an increased efficiency, and harvesting a different part of the optical spectrum, compared to conventional silicon-based devices. One of the major research challenges in this field is to understand carrier lifetimes and the physical processes governing those. Scientists of BME Institute of Physics, in collaboration with Semilab Zrt. in Budapest in the framework of the Cooperative Doctoral Program, gained new insights along this research line. The study was published in June 2024 in the journal Advanced Energy & Sustainability Research, with open-access availability at this link.
András Bojtor, Dávid Krisztián, Ferenc Korsós, Sándor Kollarics, Gábor Paráda, Thomas Pinel, Márton Kollár, Endre Horváth, Xavier Mettan, Hidetsugu Shiozawa, Bence G. Márkus, László Forró, Ferenc Simon
Millisecond-Scale Charge-Carrier Recombination Dynamics in the CsPbBr3 Perovskite
Advanced Energy & Sustainability Research


Quantum Technology Summer in Budapest

Three subsequent quantum technology events take place between June 10th and 20th in Budapest, all co-organised by scientists of the BME Institute of Physics.
The Defects in Solids for Quantum Technologies (DSQT) conference takes place from June 10 to 14 at the Roland Eötvös University (ELTE). Research in the past few decades revealed that point defects in semiconductors can be used in all four main areas of quantum technology -- quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum communication, as well as quantum sensing. The conference brings world-leading experts of the field to Budapest. Hungarian members of the international organizing committee hosting the event are Ádám Gali (HUN-REN Wigner Research Centre for Physics and BME Institute of Physics) and Viktor Ivády (ELTE).
On June 17-18, the meeting of the OpenSuperQPlus consortium, consisting of 28 European organizations, will take place in the BME Q building. The long-term goal of this Horizon Europe project, carried out in a strong  academic-industrial cooperation, is to develop a quantum computer based on superconducting technology, consisting of 1,000 quantum bits. Among the Hungarian research centers, BME's Institute of Physics and the  HUN-REN Wigner RCP participate in the OpenSuperQPlus project, providing theoretical support for the development of the quantum computer. The Budapest meeting is organized by János Asbóth and András Pályi on behalf of BME, and Orsolya Kálmán and Zoltán Zimborás on behalf of HUN-REN Wigner RCP.
On June 19-20, a conference on Recent Advances in Quantum Computing and Technology (ReAQCT) will take place at the Bosch Budapest Innovation Campus. The event is jointly organized by several universities and research centers in Budapest. BME is represented in the organizing committee by András Pályi (BME TTK), and in the program committee by János Asbóth (BME TTK) and Eszter Udvary (BME VIK).
The DSQT and ReAQCT conferences are supported by the Quantum Information National Laboratory of Hungary.

The legacy of Gordon Moore

Obituary of Gordon Moore, a key figure in the historical development of the semiconductor industry, has been published in Fizikai Szemle, co-authored by Prof. Ferenc Simon of the BME Institute of Physics. 


Fürjes Péter, Simon Ferenc, Volk János
Gordon Moore öröksége
Fizikai Szemle, May 2024, page 169
Article (in Hungarian) as a pdf: [pdf].


Physics Prize awarded to János Asbóth

Associate professor János Asbóth (BME Institute of Physics & Wigner Research Centre for Physics) is awarded the Physics Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. János received the prize on May 15th, at the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Congratulations!


Programme of 2024 General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in Hungarian): pdf


Gábor Dénes Scholarship - Call for Application

The Institute of Physics of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Dénes Gábor Scholarship for excellent foreign Physicist-Engineering BSc Students. This scholarship is intended to support outstanding international students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physicist-Engineering at BME.


Deadline for the application: May 6th, 2024.


More details and the application form to be found in this Word document.


BME in the lead in Physics

BME is Hungary's top university for physics, as revealed by the newest QS World University Rankings 2024, which offers a global view with 1,500 institutions in 104 locations.
We attribute this leading position to the excellent performance and international reputation of researchers of the BME Institute of Physics, as well as the continuously renewed and updated training opportunities we offer to students: In addititon to the Physics BSc and Physicist MSc trainings, the BME Faculty of Sciences has newly launched the Physicist-Engineer BSc in 2023, and will launch the Medical Physics MSc in Fall 2024.

Popular article on energy flow in cables

How does energy propagate from a power plant to the end user? This is covered by the new popular article on the Poynting vector, co-authored by our colleagues in Fizikai Szemle. 


Fürjes Bálint, Dóra Balázs, Simon Ferenc
Az elektromágneses sugárzás távolhatása, avagy mire jó a Poynting-vektor; illetve tudunk-e a fénynél gyorsabban haladó jeleket előállítani?
Fizikai Szemle, 2024/03


Article as a pdf (in Hungarian): pdf