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Physics Research at MIT


There are several main divisions within the physics department, and in many ways each division operates like a mini-department with its own colloquium series, degree requirements, funding peculiarities, and sense of community.


Besides the divisions within the physics departments, there are also inter-disciplinary research centers that contain groups from many departments, including physics.


We have also compiled a list of graduate student contacts, and their interests. Please make use of this resource and feel free to contact them!

Keeping this page complete and/or up to date is difficult. Please help by letting us know if we're omitting anything, links do not work, or emails do not get through!


Physics Department Divisions


ASTROPHYSICS

The astrophysics division is closely affiliated with the Center for Space Research. Facilities and research groups include:


CONDENSED MATTER, ATOMIC AND BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS

The many groups that work in this area are mostly divided between:


LABORATORY FOR NUCLEAR SCIENCE

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science is a very large entity! Along with the Center for Theoretical Physics, here are some of the other faces of the lab:


Research Centers


A fairly extensive list of research centers connected with MIT physics can be found here.

Here are also some MIT research centers.


Graduate Student Contacts


This is the most important part of this page. Please make use of it: if you have any questions about specific groups, general research areas, what it's like to go to MIT in physics, the graduate school process, that's what we're here for!

ASTROPHYSICS

ATOMIC PHYSICS

BIOPHYSICS

CONDENSED MATTER

EXPERIMENTAL PARTICLE PHYSICS

MEDICAL PHYSICS

PLASMA PHYSICS

THEORETICAL HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS