Institute for Physics in the Eötvös Loránd University is among the leading research and teaching institutions for physics in Hungary and the world, ranked at positions 150-200 worldwide. Five joint research groups with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences work here, in the fields of extragalactic astrophysics, theoretical biology, evolutional ecology, theoretical physics, statistical physics and biophysics, and physics teaching methodology. Six further groups are financed by the “Momentum” programme of the HAS, in the fields: hot universe, evolutionary genomics, CMS particle and nuclear physics, lattice field theory, astrophysics, and biophysics. Two ERC-financed groups do research here, one of them studying the physics of galactic nuclei with the tools of astrophysical dynamics and statistical physics, the other is aiming at reconstructing a dated tree of life using phylogenetic incongruence. A further group (in quantum technology) is financed by the National Excellence Programme, and another (machine learning and data-intensive science) by the H2020 programme of the EC.
From these all, the Eötvös Quantum Transport Group (dealing with fullerenes, topological insulators, graphene nanotubes) excels at the research topics of the Quantum Information National Laboratory. They have been granted an international patent in quantum computing recently.