International Particle Physics Outreach Group
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Eötvös Loránd University


Eötvös Loránd University
Address Eötvös Loránd University
Faculty of Science
Institute of Physics
Northern Block
Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A
H-1117, Budapest, Hungary
Phone +36-1-372-2760
e-Mail Gabriella Pasztor
Research & Teaching

ELTE is the leading national university for subatomic physics in Hungary. The campus is centrally located along the Buda side of the river Danube. The Institute of Physics provides bachelor, master and doctoral level training with specialization in particle and nuclear physics (among many other fields) where students have the opportunity to get involved with cutting-edge research conducted at the university.

The main research focus of the Department of Atomic Physics is particle and nuclear physics, astro-particle physics and astrophysics. Our University is a member of several large international collaborations, including CMS, CODEX-beta, DUNE, LHCb, LIGO, LSST, NA61, NUSTAR, Pan-STARRS, PHENIX, STAR, and T2K. The experimental particle physics group pursues measurements related to the Standard Model (SM) electroweak sector, investigates the strong interaction in extreme conditions, and aims to characterize the hot, dense matter, the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) that existed shortly after the Big Bang. The research portfolio has recently been expanded to cover flavour and neutrino physics. Searches for exotic phenomena are conducted to uncover information that can lead us to the fundamental theory that lies behind the Standard Model and answers the open questions of particle physics such as the nature of dark matter or the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe. Technical experimental responsibilities include high-level trigger, beam instrumentation, background and luminosity detectors, and zero degree calorimeter, as well as participation in the HL-LHC upgrade of the CMS and LHCb detectors, and in the construction of DUNE.

The Institute of Physics also houses the Department of Theoretical Physics with a strong programme of particle physics phenomenology, lattice field theory, and a diverse set of other field theoretical calculations. It also has a unique computing facility: 350 PC-s connected together to form "Poor Man's Supercomputer" which is used extremely successfully in large-scale QCD simulations. In spite of its name, its researchers also actively take part in the running of the von Kármán Laboratory devoted to studies in fluid dynamics.

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