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Discoveries in Physics Research

From quarks to twistronics to dark matter, MIT is on the cutting edge of physics research.
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Peter Shor wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

MIT professor to share $3 million prize with three others; Daniel Spielman PhD ’95 wins Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

Our Research Areas

The MIT Department of Physics is recognized as a worldwide leader in physics research.

Our Faculty

We have three current faculty who have won the Nobel Prize in Physics. We have also been the source of innovation in physics education with eight Oersted Medal winners.