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Discoveries in Physics Research

From quarks to twistronics to dark matter, MIT is on the cutting edge of physics research.
The collision of two black holes holes is seen in this still from a computer simulation.
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Gravitational-wave detectors start next observing run to explore the secrets of the universe

The next run will be the most sensitive search yet for gravitational waves.

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.