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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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Six MIT students named 2023 Schwarzman Scholars

Sihao Huang, William Kuhl, Tingyu Li, Giramnah Peña-Alcántara, Sreya Vangara, and Kelly Wu will pursue graduate studies in global affairs at Tsinghua University

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.