Associate professor of BME Department of Physics receives Bolyai Plaquette from HAS, as well as the Zoltán Gyulai Prize of the Roland Eotvos Physical Society.
Our colleagues at the BME Department of Physics created a novel artificial molecule in nano-sized electronic circuits, at extremely low temperatures. In natural molecules, electrons can tunnel between neighboring atoms. In this new, artificial, so-called Andreev molecule, the artificial atoms are cca. 1000-times larger than natural atoms, and the tunneling of electrons happens via a superconducting electrode. Interestingly, the superconducting electrode can absorb and re-emit pairs of electrons from and to the molecule This is a feature absent in usual molecules, altering the energy spectrum which was now measured by the BME researchers for the first time. The artificial atoms of the Andreev molecule are created in semiconducting nanowires from the group of Prof. Jesper Nygard (University of Copenhagen). This newly demonstrated artificial molecule is an important step in the development of long-lived quantum bits.
Physics demonstrations, talks, workshops. In-person and online. On Sep 24. Experiments, traveling between different dimensions, physics + sociology, quantum computers.
Press coverage of recent breakthrough experiments on Hungarian science portal qubit.hu. Featuring theoretical physicist and head of BME Institute of Physics, Gergely Zaránd.
Harvard experimentalists discovered a coupled Wigner crystal in bilayer nanostructures, with important theory contribution from our Institute of Physics.
You Zhou, Jiho Sung, Elise Brutschea, Ilya Esterlis, Yao Wang, Giovanni Scuri, Ryan J. Gelly, Hoseok Heo, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Gergely Zaránd, Mikhail D. Lukin, Philip Kim, Eugene Demler & Hongkun Park
Bilayer Wigner crystals in a transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructure
Nature 595, 48 (2021)
Szabolcs Csonka, Márton Kormos, and Ferenc Simon were awarded the OTKA Research Grant of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. The total sum is close to 150 million HUF.
Péter Makk, associate professor at the Institute of Physics and the Department of Physics, has won the Momentum Research Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The research theme of the new group is Controlling synthetic correlated phases in van der Waals heterostructures.
Announcement at the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA): https://mta.hu/mta_hirei/tizenot-nyertes-az-mta-lendulet-programjanak-id...
- News item at the QNL website: https://qi.nemzetilabor.hu/news/inaugural-conference-quantum-information...
- Programme of the conference on the QNL website, in Hungarian: https://qi.nemzetilabor.hu/hu/esemenyek/kvantuminformatikai-nemzeti-labo...
- Quantum research at BME Insitute of Physics introduced at BME's news portal, in Hungarian: https://www.bme.hu/hirek/20210512/A_BME_is_aktiv_reszese_lehet_a_masodik...
Máté Vigh, assistant professor at BME Institute of Physics, receives the Excellent Lecturer Award of the university, based on student evaluations. Congratulations!
László Forró (EPFL), external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, one of the most prominent solid-state physicist of Hungarian origin, received the honorary doctorate of BME.