“The science of today, the technology of tomorrow”, states the motto of our faculty. Hence, our graduates are able to respond to accelerated advances in science and technology, including production process research, stochastics, operations and network research, data science, quantum information theory, materials science and photonics, environmental protection, energy and nuclear energy, medical physics and cognitive sciences.
The university has several excellent alumni, including the following Nobel laureate scientists: Dénes Gábor – who received the prize for the invention of holography – and Jenő Wigner – who received the prize for his research in quantum mechanics. Leó Szilárd, also a BME alumnus, first conceived the nuclear chain reaction. Gyula Kőnig, the researcher of set theory and his son, Dénes Kőnig, the author of the first book on graph theory, were both mathematics professors at the university. The teacher of the faculty's legal predecessor was Győző Zemplén, and Jolán Mátrainé Zemplén, the first female professor of physics at Hungary and the university. Béla Julesz, a neurologist and experimental psychologist, a key researcher in the human visual system, depth perception and shape recognition, was also a graduate of BME.
In addition to mathematicians and physicists in exploratory sciences, the faculty also trains professionals who can be relied on by companies that are revolutionizing the semiconductor industry, digital finance, nanotechnology, cybersecurity or data science technologies. The university operates the only training reactor in Hungary, and the faculty’s infrastructure also includes the laboratory for creating extremely low temperatures and large magnetic fields with the helium recovery and liquefaction system that serves it. The excellent results of the faculty are also indicated by the Momentum Grants obtained and by the success of our students at Scientific Student Conferences, the New National Program of Excellence and the Cooperative Doctoral Program.
The development of quantum mechanics in the 20th century enabled the recent technological and infocommunications revolutions. The Faculty of Natural Sciences is active in both fundamental mathematics and physics research of quantum mechanics as well as in the experimental realizations of quantum technology (e.g. superconducting qubits, photonic devices).
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