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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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Physicists discover ‘secret sauce’ behind exotic properties of new quantum material

Work will aid design of other unusual quantum materials with many potential applications

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.