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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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A musical encore for a re-imagined library

Graduate students, including Calvin Leung, perform Martinů’s “Piano Trio in D Minor,” originally commissioned for Hayden Library's 1950 dedication.

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.