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.

Inaugural lecture of Gergely Zaránd

Gergely Zaránd, head of the BME Institute of Physics, delivers his inaugural lecture as a regular member at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, at 14h, October 26th. 


Details at (in Hungarian):


Prima Primissima Award: Härtlein's nomination

For his teaching and outreach activities, our colleague Károly Härtlein is nominated for the Prima Primissima 2022 Award in the category "Education in Hungary". Congratulations for the nomination!


Károly Härtlein obtained his degrees in engineering and teaching between 1980 and 1990, and has been leading the demo lab of the BME Institute of Physics since 1990. He is passionate for experimental demonstrations in physics education, and has delivered hundeds of experiment-focused lectures for students and teachers, within and outside Hungary. He is also a leading figure in Hungary's sceptical movement. In 2005, he initiated the first Researchers' Night event in Hungary, which took place at BME. He has appeared in numerous physics outreach TV shows, the most popular being "Brutal Physics". 


News item on the Award's page (in Hungarian):


News item on (in Hungarian):


International Physics Olimpiad 2022

BME teachers played an essential role in the success of the Hungarian and the Saudi Arabian teams competing at the International Physics Olympiad this summer. The BME coaching team of Tamás Sarkadi (Department of Atomic Physics), Krisztián Szász, Gréta Mezei, and Máté Kedves (Department of Physics), was further supported by Máté Vigh, and, from the Saudi side, Talal Al-Rashidi.


News item (in Hungarian) at


Website of the International Physics Olympiad: 


Results of the Hungarian team:

Kovács Balázs Csaba - gold medal
Gurzó József - silver medal
Toronyi András - bronze medal
Kertész Balázs - bronze medal
Bencz Benedek - bronze medal
Results of the Saudi Arabian team: 1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals, 2 honourable mentions.

Splitting Cooper pairs

Fresh experimental results from the BME Quantum Electronics group might facilitate the development of novel quantum devices. Published in npj Quantum Materials. 


Quantum Electronics group:


Olivér Kürtössy, Zoltán Scherübl, Gergő Fülöp, István Endre Lukács, Thomas Kanne, Jesper Nygård, Péter Makk & Szabolcs Csonka 
Parallel InAs nanowires for Cooper pair splitters with Coulomb repulsion
npj Quantum Mater. 7, 88 (2022)

Physics Nobel laureate visiting BME

Konstantin Novoselov, 2010 Nobel laureate awarded for graphene research, delivers his lecture at 10:00 on September 5 Monday at BME's `Applied Mathematics Days'. The talk is part of a two-day conference, hosting talks from excellent researchers including, among others, Sir Michael Berry and János Kertész. 


Applied Mathematics Days:


News at

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