Solar sell research with new materials

BME Institute of Physics researchers studied novel solar cell materials using time-resolved photoconductivity measurements. Research was carried out with collaborators in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), in the USA (University of Notre Dame), and in Budapest (ELKH Wigner Research Centre for Physics, and Semilab Semiconductor Physics Laboratory Co. Ltd.) The open-access publication has been published in ACS Photonics, with the first authorship of András Bojtor, PhD student of the BME Doctoral School of Physical Sciences. 


Press coverage of the research, in Hungarian, at

András Bojtor, Sándor Kollarics, Bence Gábor Márkus, Andrzej Sienkiewicz, Márton Kollár, László Forró, and Ferenc Simon
Ultralong Charge Carrier Recombination Time in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites




BME Excellent Paper Award

BME Excellent Paper Award 2017-2021 goes to Márton Kormos and Gábor Takács, for their work on "Real-time confinement following a quantum quench to a non-integrable model."

Navigation based on augmented reality

This year's Pro Progression Innovation Prize was awarded to Ábel Sulyok and Pál Koppa of BME Department of Atomic Physics, for an augmented-reality navigation tool for car drivers.


Report at the BME portal (in Hungarian):


Summary at the page of the BME Department of Atomic Physics: 


Semilab AFM at the Institute of Physics

Semilab Semiconductor Physics Laboratory Co. Ltd. has loaned an atomic force microscope (AFM) to the Institute of Physics in order to support R&D and education activities. This compact AFM was installed on May 6, 2022 by a Semilab AFM expert, Dr. András Magyarkuti, a former doctoral student of the Institute. Besides opening opportunities in research and development, the instrument will also enable BME's physics master students to perform advanced laboratory exercises. 
We are grateful for the generous support from Semilab!

Institute of Excellence

As a recognition of its top-quality research activities the BME Institute of Physics was awarded the `Institute of Excellence' title by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.



News item at the page of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in Hungarian):

Gergely Zaránd elected to the Academy

Gergely Zaránd, head of the BME Institute of Physics, has been elected as a regular member to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on May 3. Congratulations!


From the booklet issued by the Academy (pdf, in Hungarian):


"Gergely Zaránd was born in Budapest in1969. He has been the corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2016. He is a full professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), doing research in condensed-matter theory, studying strongly correlated quantum systems using the tools of quantum field theory and statistical physics.


He achieved seminal results in the areas of mesoscopic electronic systems, magnetic materials, and ultracold atoms. Since becoming a corresponding member, he has published more than 30 research papers, and the number of citations to his publications raised from 1800 to above 3000. 


Highlights among his most recent results include the interpretation of electronic crystals (Wigner crystals), and the discoveries of extended Shiba states in superconductors, and topologically protected spin states in quantum dots. These results have yielded publications in Science and Nature. He has established an internationally recognised research unit in the Intitute of Physics of BME."


Gergely Zaránd was nominated to the membership of the Academy by Péter Domokos, András Jánossy, Katalin Kamarás, János Kertész, György Mihály, Jenő Sólyom.