History The history of the Quantum Technologies Group goes back to the early 2000's, when Sandor Imre started his research on this field as a postdoctoral researcher. The first Ph.D. students joined him in 2005 and 2006. In the past years, a DSc. (2008) and two PhD were awarded (2012, 2013) for works based on quantum communication. In 2013, one of our student (Mate Galambos) won the first prize on a national student competition (OTDK).

Publications Sandor Imre published his book "Quantum Computing and Communications" in 2005 by Wiley, and he just completed his second book with Laszlo Gyongyosi, entitled "Advanced Quantum Communications" (published by Wiley-IEEE Press, New Jersey, 2012) which includes the most recent results of quantum communications and quantum information theory. We published our results on different conferences organized or sponsored by the AIAA, APS, CQC, IEEE, IAF, IOP, INRIA, NASA, OSA, SPIE, etc., and in different journals, e.g, Acta Astronautica, Proceedings of the IEEE 100, Quantum Information Processing, Journal of Modern Optics.

Awards The scientific research of our members were recognized by the Denes Gabor award (Sandor Imre, 2011), by the Soma Csiby scholarship (Laszlo Gyongyosi, 2010) and by a BME doctoral candidate scholarship (Laszlo Bacsardi, 2009; Laszlo Gyongyosi, 2011).

Conncections Since we are a young group, we have mainly informal personal contacts with internationally recognized researchers. Due to the good personal connections with the Institute of Informatics and Economics at the University of West Hungary, some of their members work together with us. Between 2011-2015, we participated in the COST Action MP1006 Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics.

Education We supervise M.Sc and B.Sc students and we have three courses on quantum communications: Introduction to Quantum Computing and Communications (BMEVIHIAV06) and Quantum Infocommunications and Applications (BMEVIHIAV13), and Quantum Computing and Communications (BMEVIHIMA14).

Outreach Besides our educational activity at the university, we carry out huge effort to popularize the quantum communications in Hungary. This includes scientific lecturers at different secondary schools and events, and writing Hungarian science articles.

Memberships Our researchers are members of the IEEE, the Hungarian Association for Infocommunications [HTE] (a Sister Society of the IEEE Communications Society). One of our researchers is currently the secretary general of the Hungarian Astronautical Society and the official National Point of Contact of the Space Generation Advisory Council.


Alumni Students who graduated in quantum field with our supervising:


Current Members