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Discoveries in Physics Research
From quarks to twistronics to dark matter, MIT is on the cutting edge of physics research.
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.
An undergraduate degree in physics at MIT prepares students very well for graduate studies in physics, as well as for a variety of academic or research-related careers.
Consistently highly ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as the Best Physics Program in the World.
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.