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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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Dr. Nergis Mavalvala Helped Detect the First Gravitational Wave. Her Work Doesn’t Stop There

The dean of MIT’s School of Science embraces skepticism and failure, and she wants the next generation of scientists to jump right in.

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.