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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 department, there are also interdisciplinary research centers that contain groups from many departments, including physics.


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.