The Institute is a research institution of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It takes part in higher education in association with the University of Debrecen. Main research areas are: Particle, nuclear and atomic physics; condensed matter; environmental studies; isotope geochemistry and dating; applied physics.
MGC20E cyclotron with isotope production facilities; 5 MeV and 1,5 MeV electrostatic accelerators; high intensity ECR ion source; high prec. electron spectrometers, mass spectrometers etc.
'There is no inductive method which could lead to the fundamental concepts of physics. Failure to understand this fact constituted the basic philosophical error of so many investigators of the nineteenth century.'