December 20, 2017.
September 20-22, 2017.
Our group organized, in collaboration with the Theoretical Physics Department of Wigner RCP and the Department of Atomic Physics at ELTE and with the financial support of the HAS, the 10th workshop of the "Austria-Croatia-Hungary Triangle" series, which was held this year at Zalakaros between September 20-22. The goal of the meeting is to present, with the intensive involvement of PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers, the new results obtained in particle physics with the application of non-perturbative quantum field theoretical methods. The talks can be found on the workshop’s homepage: http://hector.elte.hu/zalakaros17.
July 10, 2017.
In the "Discovery Research Program" of the National Research Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH) two of our proposals were winners in the Young Reseacrcher category:
T. Haszrpa: Effect of climate change on dispersion processes in the atmopshere - a dynamical systems approach (F124256) M.P. Vincze: Experimental investigation of large scale environmental flows and proceses of climate dynamics (F125024),
and one was selected in the Senior Researcher category:
July 10, 2017.
The post-doctoral excellence programme of the National Research Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH) funded the proposal of Mátyás Herein three years, starting in November.
July 3-6, 2017.
Gábor Cynolter and Sándor Katz, the members of the group together with Csaba Csáki (Cornell University, USA) organized the 41st "The Johns Hopkins Workshop on Current Problems in Particle Theory" meeting between 2017 July 03 and 06 at the ELTE campus. This year the subtitle was "Beyond the Standard Model — Exploring the Frontier". The internationally well-known speakers arrived from all over the world, and beside the talks there were enough time for personal discussions. The list of participants, detailed program and the talks can be found on the webpage. The next, 42nd workshop will be organized in Florence in 2018.
June 25, 2017.
Viktor Eisler has won a 45-month-fellowship of the Austrian FWF Research Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung). He will continue his research on the stationary states of far-from-equilibrium quantum systems and their characteristic correlations at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Graz.
June 12, 2017.
As a recognition of his work in our Research Group over decades, Zoltán Rácz was awarded by the prestigious title ’Emeritus Researcher of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’. The title was awarded by the Director of the Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions, based on the recomendation by the President of the Academy.
May 31, 2017.
In the re-election process of the bodies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the 188th General Assembly elected Zoltán Rácz as the new president of the Physics Section of the Academy.
March 21 & 23, 2017.
Members of our research group have authored two recent publications in the prestigious Nature Research journal ’Scientific Reports’. The two papers appeared online within a 3-day interval. Although the first is an experimental work and the second is a theoretical one, they both address the problem of appropriate statistical approach to climate change. Moreover, to the best of our knowledge, the experiments reported in the former paper are the first ever to properly model the relevant dynamical aspects of climate change in a laboratory-scale setup.
March 3, 2017.
Based on a proposal submitted last year, the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences extended the mission of our Research Group for the period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2022. In accordance with the proposal, the Group will be directed by Tamás Tél and Sándor Katz in the first and second part of this period, respectively.
February 1, 2017.
Gábor Drótos has won a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems of the University of the Balearic Islands. He is going to study the dynamics of environmental flows and of particles advected by these flows. The fellowship is extendable by 1 additional year.
December 20, 2016.
November 7, 2016.
Related to the research group's work concerning the application of the ensemble approach to the climate, Gábor Drótos has been invited for 3 months as a guest researcher to the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, where he can study one of nowadays' most advanced climate models.
July 26, 2016.
In the framework of the post-doctoral excellence grant programme of the National Research Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH) the proposal of Tímea Haszpra has been granted for the three years starting in October.
July 6, 2016.
For her proposal titled "The impact of climate change on the dispersion of atmospheric pollutants -- a physical approach" Tímea Haszpra has been awarded the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The researcher will study the change in the characteristics of large-scale atmospheric dispersion processes in the context of a changing climate using a Lagrangian dispersion model.
July 5, 2016.
Professor Károly Nagy passed away on 4 July at the age of 89. Nagy was a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and his many honours included the prestigious Széchenyi prize. He had been the head of our research group for over three decades (between 1968 and 1999), and he created the free and productive atmosphere that uniquely characterized our group even in harder times. After his retirement he kept following the development of the research group with caring thoughtfulness. We bid farewell and will not forget him.
May 24, 2016.
For her scientific activity, in 2016 Tímea Haszpra has been awarded the early-stage meteorologist prize of the Hungarian Meteorological Society’s Zsigmond Róna Fund.
April 20, 2016.
Mátyás Herein has been awarded a one-semester research scholarship of the Hamburg University's Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability. Under the supervision of professor Valerio Lucarini Herein will analyze a new statistical approach to climate dynamics. Details here.
March 15, 2016.
Professor Tamás Tél, the head of our research group has received the Széchenyi prize for his achievements in the fields of non-equilibrium statistical physics, chaos theory, environmental fluid dynamics and its applications, as well as establishing a new school of thought in Hungarian physics teacher training and his active participation in academic affairs.
February 15, 2016.
In the 10th call of the European High Performance Infrastructures in Turbulence (EuHIT) programme the research proposal "Wind-stress resonances and deep ocean energy transfer" co-authored by Miklós Vincze has been accepted. The EuHIT funding enables the researchers to conduct measurement campaigns using Europe's largest rotating tank for fluid dynamics experiments, the LEGI Coriolis Platform in Grenoble, France. Details here.
December 18, 2015.
September 1, 2015.
Viktor Eisler has won a post-doctoral fellowship in the framework of the Lisa Meitner Programme of the Austrian Science Fund. Eisler will conduct research on the stationary states of far-from-equilibrium quantum systems and their characteristic correlations at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Graz. During his visiting research, he will be on temporary leave of absence from our research group.
July 9, 2015.
In the 7th call of the European High Performance Infrastructures in Turbulence (EuHIT) programme, the proposal of Miklos Vincze titled "Extremes in a changing climate - a laboratory approach" has been granted. The EuHIT funds enable the researcher to conduct measurement campaigns at various well-equipped European experimental facilities of fluid dynamics research. Details here.
June 11, 2015.
For his results in the refinement of weather forecast and climate prediction models, Miklós Vincze has been awarded the Young Scientists' Award for Environmental Protection of the HAS. Utilizing a relatively simple experimental set-up, Vincze conducted laboratory measurements based on which operational prediction algorithms could be tested and validated.
May 29, 2015.
In the fourth call of the Distinguished Guest Scientist Fellowship Programme of the HAS, professor Ulrike Feudel of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg has won a three-month visiting research fellowship to our research group. Feudel will be studying the transitions of dynamical systems with continuous parameter changes in Budapest, from July 22 to October 22, 2015. Her research aims to extend the classic theory of dynamical systems to those exhibiting arbitrary time-dependence, thus contributing to the prediction of unexpected changes in the climate system.
March 15, 2015.
Zoltán Rácz research professor has received the Széchenyi prize for his internationally recognised outstanding research in the area of statistical description of far-from-equilibrium phenomena, and for his exceptional educational work.
December 29, 2014.
Our traditional annual "Convivial Seminar on Statistical Physics" has been organized again.Program
Viktor Eisler (HAS-ELTE): Entanglement negativity far from equilibrium Gábor Halász (Oxford U.): On the observation of topological disorder using a simplified entanglement measure János Asbóth (HAS Wigner RC): Topologically protected states - from quantum Hall effect to quantum walks Balázs Meszéne (Leiden U.): Field theory of quantum critical fermions Tímea Haszpra (HAS-ELTE): Topological entropy - A Lagrangian measure of the free atmosphere Miklos Vincze (HAS-ELTE and Brandenburg Technical U.): Self-sustaining pancake vortices and internal waves in stratified fluids Tamás Bódai (Hamburg U.): On the predictability of heavy-tailed extremes Gergely Ódor (MTI): The mapping of brain networks at MTI, and their modelling in Budapest Miklós Rácz (UC Berkeley): From trees to seeds - On the inference of the seed from large random trees
June 11, 2014.
For her research on drifting pollutants in the atmosphere Tímea Haszpra has been awarded the Young Scientists' Award for Environmental Protection of the HAS. Using a novel, self-developed approach, Haszpra analysed the spread of aerosol tracers with a special emphasis on the atmospheric propagation of ash particles from volcano eruptions.
April 3, 2014.
In the framework of the Post-doctoral Fellowship Programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Miklós Vincze has received a two-year fellowship to our research group in the topic "Laboratory modelling of environmental and climate dynamical processes".
March 15, 2014.
Mátyás Herein has won the Agocs prize of the William B. & Elizabeth Agocs Geophysical Research Fund (Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, USA) for his PhD thesis, entitled "Impact of the geometry and the endothermic phase transition on the thermal mantle convection".
May 31, 2012.
Two members of our research group have been announced among the winners of the 2012 Momentum ('Lendület') Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Zoltán Bajnok will establish a new Momentum research team dedicated to "Holographic quantum field theory and gauge/gravity duality" at the HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics, whereas the team of Gábor Takács focusing on "Statistical field theory of condensed matter" will be established at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.