ERC Consolidator Grant for Péter Makk

The European Research Council awarded almost 2 million euros to support the nanoelectronics research of Péter Makk, associate professor of the BME Insitute of Physics. Congratulations!


News item in Hungarian, at


Web page of the Momentum Research Group of Péter Makk:


Results of the ERC Consolidator Grant 2022:



Strong spin-lattice coupling in Swedenborgites

New experimental results of an international collaboration, led by BME associate professor Sándor Bordács, has been published in Physical Review Letters. 


The team, consisting of Japanese, Estonian and Hungarian researchers, have observed an unusual form of spin-lattice coupling using infrared spectroscopy.  In multiferroic Swedenborgites, the lifetime of lattice vibrations (phonons) is strongly suppressed, and the phonons are scattered by the magnetic fluctuations of the disordered paramagnetic phase. According to the explanation of the authors, the orbital degrees of freedom of the transition metal electrons play a key role in the enhanced spin-lattice interaction. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters. 


Vilmos Kocsis, Yusuke Tokunaga, Toomas Rõõm, Urmas Nagel, Jun Fujioka, Yasujiro Taguchi, Yoshinori Tokura, and Sándor Bordács
Spin-Lattice and Magnetoelectric Couplings Enhanced by Orbital Degrees of Freedom in Polar Multiferroic Semiconductors

Novel semiconductors studied at BME

BME physicists embark on a new four-year project funded by the European Union, to research the physics and applications of optically active silicon nanostructures. 


The project, entitled ONCHIPS (On-Chip Integration of Quantum Electronics and Photonics) is led by Floris Zwanenburg, professor at the University of Twente (Netherlands), and the BME research group is led by András Pályi, associate professor at the BME Department of Theoretical Physics. Further consortium partners: Eindhoven University of Technology, TU Munich, Center de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, CNRS (Paris), Single Quantum BV (Delft) and the University of Konstanz. The starting date was November 1, 2022, and a short report on the kick-off meeting is already available here





Physicis-Engineer BSc starts in September 2023

BME’s Faculty of Natural Sciences launches a new Physicist-Engineer BSc program in September 2023.


In response to an overwhelming demand from technology intensive R&D companies in Hungary and worldwide, BME launches a new program to train Physicist-Engineers with strong R&D potential.


Our program focuses on rapidly developing technological areas such as quantum and nanotechnology, data science and artificial intelligence, photonics, quantum optics and materials science, sustainable energetics, and nuclear technology. In collaboration with our industrial partners, we offer worldwide competitive, versatile knowledge in these fields to answer novel technological challenges.


Prima Primissima Prize

The 2022 edition of the Prima Primissima Prize in the category `Education in Hungary' was awarded to our colleague Károly Härtlein. Congratulations!




Popular article on irreversibility

New popular article published by BME researchers in the monthly review of the Roland Eötvös Physical society: "The irreversibility of processes and the Loschmidt paradox".  The article (pdf, in Hungarian) is based on a student conference paper (pdf, in English), which was awarded 1st prize in the high-school category of BME's Scientific Students' Associations (TDK) Conference.