Podcast with BME physicists

Two interviews with BME physics students and physicists, on training and career opportunities, broadcasted in the popular Hungarian STEM podcast series "Miénk a pálya!". 


2020. September 23: guests: Gergely Ferenczy, Zsófia Kiss BME Physics MSc students and Dr. Ferenc Simon, professor at the BME Institute of Physics


2020. September 30: guests: Nóra Balogh, Dávid Krisztián physicists 


Chlorine dioxide against Covid?

Our colleagues from the Department of Physics studied the potential application of chlorine dioxide against the coronavirus. Their story was also covered on


K. Kály-Kullay, M. Wittmann, Z. Noszticzius, L. Rosivall
Can chlorine dioxide prevent the spreading of coronavirus or other viral infections? Medical hypotheses
Physiology International 107, 1-11 (2020).

Quantum bits in carbon nanotubes

One step toward telecom-compatible quantum communication: new experimental results from the BME Spin Spectroscopy research group published in ACS Nano.

Quantum bits (qubits) emitting and absorbing photons in the telecom wavelength window (1300-1600 nm) are a key requirement for quantum communication based on fibre optics. However, the best-known, most popular solid-state qubits, such as the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, are active in the optical wavelength window (380-740 nm). Therefore, the recent experimental results of the BME Spin Spectroscopy research group, characterising the interaction of electrons in carbon nanotubes and telecom-wavelength photons, might be of high importance to establish novel telecom-compatible qubits. The authors believe that their findings may foster the application of carbon nanotubes in quantum technology. 

J. Palotás, M. Negyedi, S. Kollarics, A. Bojtor, P. Rohringer, T. Pichler, and F. Simon
Incidence of Quantum Confinement on Dark Triplet Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes
Web page of the research group:

YSR state in the news

New paper from the BME Nanoelectronics research group, published recently in Nature Communications, was covered in the news at, and the Hungarian news site Origo. Műegyetemi szakemberek újabb nemzetközi sikere a kvantumtudományban Lendületes kutatók mesterséges atomokra építenék a jövő kvantumszámítógépét

Origo: Magyar kutatók mesterséges atomokra építenék a jövő kvantumszámítógépét


Website of the Nanoelectronics group:


In their new paper, János Török and his colleagues provide support for the ancient idea of Plato that on Earth, "everything is built up from cubes". Also covered by


Gábor Domokos, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Ferenc Kun, and János Török
Plato’s cube and the natural geometry of fragmentation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
published on July 17, 2020


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