The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is Hungary's leading technical university. Research at the Institute of Physics of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the BME mostly focuses on experimental and theoretical nano- and quantum science, applied optics, and materials research. Together with the Institute of Mathematics, it represents a center of excellence within the BME: the two institutes host several excellent ‘Momentum' research groups and prominent, internationally active laboratories, which participate in the Quantum Information National Laboratory.
Specific goals of these participating groups focus on the creation of quantum devices and hardware components. The Nanoelectronics Research Lab of the Institute of Physics - in collaboration with laboratories at the Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science of the ELKH - develops hybrid superconductor-semiconductor solid state Qubit architectures. The High Frequency Electron Spin Resonance Laboratory explores new platforms for quantum memory realizations, while the Laboratory of Quantum Optics develops hardware for quantum information applications, such as compact sources of entangled photons. Theoretical research groups of the Institutes of Physics and Mathematics provide support for this research, and carry out research in the areas of quantum simulation and quantum algorithms.