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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

Research

The Institute conducts research in several fields of fundamental and applied physics. The main areas of research and the Scientists working in the respective fields are summarized below.

Astrophysics

Large scale structure of the Universe; Nuclear astrophysics

Academic Staff: Bagoly Zsolt, Csabai István, Fodor Zoltán, Frei Zsolt, Katz Sándor, Szalay Sándor, Tóth Gábor

Biological Physics

Theoretical studies and modelling of collective motions, molecular motors, evolution theory; Complex structure of tissue cells; Atomic force microscopy and force spectroscopy; Spectroscopy of biologically active molecules; Physical activity of biomembranes; Investigations of surfaces by optical wave guiding sensors; Spectroscopy and quantum chemistry of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes; The role of polarization in animal vision

Academic Staff: Derényi Imre, Horváth Gábor, Horváth Viktor, Kürti Jenő, Meszéna Géza,  Rozlosnik Noémi, Vicsek Tamás

Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Theory of rotated and stratified fluids; Turbulence; Chaotic advection; Numerical simulation of large scale flows; Experiments with rotated and stratified fluids in the von Kármán Laboratory of Environmental Flows

Academic Staff: Bene Gyula, Horváth Viktor, Jánosi Imre, Scheuring István, Szabó Gábor, Tél Tamás

Field Theory and Particle Physics

Phenomenology of the standard model; Non-Abelian quantum fields; Computational methods of quantum theory; Finite temperature field theory; Foundation of quantum theory; Classical field theory; Theory of relativity; Low dimensional quantum field theories; Conform field theories; String theory; Experimental high energy physics

Academic Staff: Bajnok Zoltán, Bántay Péter, Csikor Ferenc, Cynolter Gábor, Fodor Zoltán, Gálfi László, Horváth Zalán, Katz Sándor Károlyházy Frigyes, Lendvai Endre, Nagy Károly, Niedermayer Ferenc, Palla László, Patkós András, Pócsik György, Polónyi János, Szabó László, Szép Zsolt, Takács Gábor, Veres Gábor

Low Temperature Physics

Magnetic properties of superconducting alloys; Preparation and investigation of high Tc superconducting materials; Application of irreversible thermodynamics to low temperature phenomena; Technical applications

Academic Staff: Kirschner István, Kovács György


Methodology of Physics Teaching

New experiments for laboratory and classroom demonstrations; Postgraduate training of teachers; Teaching modern physics on PC’s; Modernization of the physics curricula at secondary, tertiary and postgraduate levels; History of science

Academic Staff: Abonyi Iván, Bérces György, Csákány Antal, Dávid Gyula, Gnädig Péter, Juhász András, Kovács István, Mag Pál, Martinás Katalin, Nagy Károly, Radnai Gyula, Rajkovits Zsuzsanna, Skrapits Lajos

Nuclear Physics

Intermediate energy nuclear reactions; Heavy ion collisions; Dynamical changes in atomic nuclei; Applied radiation protection and neutron activation methods; Nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest

Academic Staff: Csótó Attila, Deák Ferenc, Horváth Ákos, Kiss Ádám,  Németh Judit, Papp Gábor, Veres Gábor

Solid State Physics and Materials Science

Mechanical properties and microstructure; Lattice defects; Precipitation in alloys; Textures and the plasticity of metals; Radiation damage; Amorphous and nanocrystalline materials, quasi crystals; Metallic glasses; Strongly correlated electron systems

Academic Staff: Bérces György, Böhönyei András, Cziráki Ágnes, Cserti József, Dankházi Zoltán, Groma István, Gubicza Jenő,  Havancsák Károly, Huhn Gabriella, Illy Judit, Juhász András, Kojnok József, Kovács István, Lábár János,  Lendvai János, Chinh Nguyen Quang, Rajkovits Zsuzsanna, Révész Ádám, Sáray István, Sólyom Jenő, Szenes György, Szép Jenő, Tasnádi Péter, Tasnádi  Tamás, Tichy Géza, Ungár Tamás, Vincze Imre, Vörös György

Statistical Physics

Nonlinear dynamical phenomena; Fractal growth; Deterministic chaos (fully developed chaos, multifractality, quantum chaos); Cellular automata; Spin glasses; Neural networks; Phase transitions; Bose–Einstein condensed gases; Mesoscopic systems; Econophysics; Modelling of internet traffic

Academic Staff: Antal Tibor,  Bene Gyula, Csabai István, Cserti József, Csordás András, Geszti Tamás, Györgyi Géza, Horváth Viktor, Jánosi Imre, Kaufmann Zoltán, Kondor Imre, Kovács Zoltán, Martinás Katalin, Pollner Péter, Rácz Zoltán, Sasvári László, Szabó Gábor, Szépfalusy Péter, Tasnádi Tamás, Tél Tamás, Temesvári Tamás, Vattay Gábor, Vicsek Tamás

 

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