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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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“Magic-angle” trilayer graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor

New findings might help inform the design of more powerful MRI machines or robust quantum computers.

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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.