The MIT Department of Physics strives to be at the forefront in every field where new physics can be found. By constantly pushing the limits, we have a chance to observe new general principles and to test theories of the structure and behavior of matter and energy.

We invite you to join us on this journey with your financial support. Please consider a gift on behalf of the MIT Department of Physics. As important as outright gifts are to the Department, deferred gifts and other tax planning approaches can often make a more substantial gift possible. Gifts in any amount to the Physics Department unrestricted fund provide the discretionary funds necessary to start new experiments and new science.

2004 Nobel Laureate Prof. Frank Wilczek and A. Neil Pappalardo (EE ’64), founder of the Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Program, at the Department’s annual Endicott House reception.

Attracting the best graduate students to work with our faculty continues to be our highest priority. We have established the Patrons of Physics Fellows to recognize friends of the Department who have made it possible for us to recruit the very best graduate students.

With your help, we will continue to understand the deepest aspects of nature, perhaps even the origins of space, time and matter. To view Department giving opportunities or to learn more about our Patron’s of Physics Fellows Society please see our Giving Opportunities below or Patrons of Physics Fellows for more information.

Giving Opportunities

Your gift to the Department of Physics is invaluable and deeply appreciated. We offer naming opportunities for capital gifts in support of our departmental priorities, and we accept gifts in all amounts to any one of our departmental funds listed below. We also welcome deferred gifts and other gift-planning vehicles, which we understand can often make more substantial gifts possible.

Naming Opportunities

Endowed Professorship – $6,000,000

Career Development Professorship – $3,500,000

Named Laboratory
For a newly hired faculty member – $1,200,000

Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Annual tuition and stipend – $1,500,000

Establish a Named Fund in the Department – $100,000

Graduate Fellowship
Tuition and stipend for one year – $100,000

Gifts in all amounts are invaluable to the following Department funds

Note: Links below will send you to the MIT Giving website (

For more information on making a gift, please contact:

Ms. Erin McGrath Tribble, Director of Development
MIT Departments of Physics & Mathematics
77 Massachusetts Ave., Bldg. 4-309
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Tel: 617.452.2807