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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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Scientists capture first-ever view of a hidden quantum phase in a 2D crystal

Single-shot spectroscopy techniques provide researchers, including Joseph Checkelsky, with a new understanding of a mysterious light-driven process.
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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.