Doctoral School of Physics

History of the Physics Doctoral School

The Doctoral School of Physics of Eötvös Loránd University was founded in 1994. The Institute of Physics at Eötvös Loránd University, ranked highly on the various international lists (like CHE), employs almost one hundred highly qualified permanent staff members working in various branches of experimental and theoretical physics.

In addition, the Institute collaborates with the equally well-qualified research staff of the institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Thanks to our supervisors coming from these institutions, our students can have access to the largest international research facilities (LHC at CERN, RHIC at BNL, LIGO, etc.) in particle physics, astronomy and astrophysics. We collaborate with several additional research institutes and universities outside Hungary, and regularly have visitors from abroad doing research or giving courses here. Thus our students have many opportunities to join  international research activities and establish professional contacts early in their career.

Fromer heads of the Doctoral School:

  • 1993-2000: Szépfalusy Péter professor
  • 2000-2011: Horváth Zalán professor
  • 2011-2012: Csikor Ferenc professor
  • 2012-2015: Palla László professor
  • 2015-2018: Tél Tamás professor

Structure and leadership of the Doctoral School

Head of the Doctoral School: Prof. Gubicza Jenő
email: uh . etle . ktt @ azcibug.onej

The training is performed in four programs:

Materials science and solid state physics
Head: Prof. Groma István
email: uh . etle . latem @ amorg
Particle physics and astronomy
Head: Prof. Katz Sándor
email: uh . etle . irdob @ ztak
Statistical physics, biological physics and quantum physics
Head: Prof. Kürti Jenő
email: uh . etle . gariv @ itruk
Physics education (website)
Head: Prof. Tél Tamás
email: uh . etle . lareneg @ let

Council of the doctoral school

Core members


The administrator of the doctoral school:
Katalin Gaál-Nyeste, email: uh . etle . ktt @ nilatak.etseyn.laag
Tel.. +36-1-372-2500 / 6146

Information for PhD students and supervisors

Announcements, calls for proposals

Doctoral Regulations of the Doctoral School of Physics

Doctoral Regulations of Eötvös Loránd University

List of courses

Research topics

Admission requirements

Stipendium Hungaricum

Reports of PhD students

Instructions for the comprehensive exam

Website of the central PhD administration staff of the Faculty

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