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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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Sara Seager named Kavli Prize Laureate

Recognized with Harvard's David Charbonneau for discoveries of exoplanets and the characterization of their atmospheres.

Our Research Areas

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

Our Faculty

We have five 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.