About us

The Department of Biological Physics was created in January 1998. By doing so, the physics community and the leadership of the Faculty of Science at Eötvös University has recognized the increasing importance of providing specific education in the quickly growing field of biologically motivated physics.

Our department grew out from a seed in the Department of Atomic Physics, where a Biophysics Group had existed for about 25 years. Over the years the spectrum of research and teaching activities of this group have expanded as the need in biologically oriented projects and courses has been steadily increasing. Originally, the central topic was photosynthesis and other energy converting mechanisms, but during the 90s years several new directions of research have been launched.

A list and brief desciption of the research activities at our department can be found in the Research part of our home page.