Szeged Physics Day on 28 January

This year, for the first time ever, the Institute of Physics of the University of Szeged will organize the Szeged Physics Day on 28 January 2023 (Saturday) from 9 am to 3 pm, at an unusual venue, the ELI building.

Szeged Physics Day on 28 January


The primary objective of the event is to raise young people's interest in science and show them the exciting career potentials that relevant studies offer. The Institute of Physics is offering members of the public talks, a mock class, guided tours and pop up stands presenting the activities of various research groups.

Furthermore, Ferenc Ignácz will welcome anyone interested to watch his spectacular experiments.  Representing ELI ALPS, Zsolt Divéki will give an educational talk on "How the electron winks". Using VR goggles, visitors will be able to get inside our laboratories, and Focus, the interactive visitor space will also be open. The programme will feature the prize-giving ceremony for the best secondary school students and their teachers in the Budó Ágoston Physics Competition. Furthermore, the prizes for the best entries submitted to the "Art in Science Competition" will be awarded by our Science Director, Katalin Varjú.




9:30     Prof. Dr. Gábor Szabó, Managing Director of ELI ALPS – Welcome speech

9:40     Prof. Dr. Mihály Benedict – 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics: Entangled states in quantum optics 

10:20   Dr. Zsolt Divéki – How does an electron wink? 

12:00   Dr. Zsolt Geretovszky – 3D printing in science 

12:40   Dr. Gaszton Vizsnyiczai – The microworld of laser printing and optical trapping 

13:10  Prof. Dr. Katalin Varjú, Science Director of ELI ALPS – Announcing the winners of the “Art in Science” competition, prize-giving ceremony

Venue: Conference room of our institute


Programmes requiring prior registration:

            Mock university class:

11:00-11:50 Dr. Attila Czirják – The basics of quantum physics:  from the Stern-Gerlach experiment to the Dirac bracket

Registration for the mock university class on the basics of quantum physics

            Guided tours:

Dr. Helga Huszár, Gábor Csóka, Dávid Spalek – Get an insight into the testing of modern internal combustion engines – a visit to the engine brake bench

9:40-10:10 registration

10:30-11:00 registration

11:20-11:50 registration

12:10-12:40 registration


Vera Horváth – Tour around Focus, ELI’s Interactive Visitor Space: what does ELI focus on?

10:40-11:10 registration

11:20-11:50 registration

12:00-12:30 registration

12:40-13:10 registration

 Meeting point: Reception desk of our institute


Please note that the registration is open until 12.00 on January 25 (Wednesday). The programmes of the Szeged Physics Day are mostly available in Hungarian.