CTP Connect

The Center for Theoretical Physics was founded in March 1968, becoming one of the first centers for theoretical physics established in the United States. The Center, now in its 53rd year is an institution committed to collaboration in all of the major areas of theory research.

Job Opportunities


The CTP has an offering for a faculty position. Please view here AJO.

Postdoctoral Positions

The postdoc search deadline for Fall 2022 hires is November 15, 2021.  Available positions are viewable in Quantum Information Science/Quantum Computing, in Nuclear Theory and in High Energy Theory

Thank you to Virgil Elings

We are grateful always to Virgil Elings whose generous gift helped make possible the space that houses the Virgil Elings Center for Theoretical Physics

Graduate Student Guidelines

For our current graduate students and future students interested in finding out what the program entails, please look here

CTP Contact

  • The CTP is located in the Green Center for Physics, on the 3rd and 4th floors of Buildings 6 & 6C. When MIT and the CTP re-open fully, you will be able to find us by going to building 10 (under the great dome) and walking up to the east end of the 3rd floor (“infinite”) corridor. The CTP will be on your right.

Mail should be addressed to:

Center for Theoretical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, 6-304
Cambridge, MA 02139
(DHL, UPS & FedEx use 02142)

  • To send mail to a specific person, find their office number in the directory.
  • Fax: 617.253.8674
  • Phone: 617.253.4852 (Scott Morley)