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Lindley Winslow named APS Woman Physicist of the Month
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Daniel Kleppner Wins 2017 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research
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Observations of atomic interactions could help pave way to room-temperature superconductors.
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The refrigerator that will become the coldest cubic meter in the universe is fully loaded and ready to go.
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Species relationships devolve from jointly beneficial to competitive in benign environments.
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Summer Scholar Grant Smith works to establish parameters for making ferromagnetic thin films in the Luqiao Liu lab.
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Anna Frebel, 36 Astronomer Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyAnna Frebel can’t explain her fascination with the stars. It’d be like explaining why “berry purple-pink” is one of her favorite colors. “They are just a part of me,” says Frebel, an astronomer at MIT. “What’s going on with them and what they can tell us — there is something magical.”Frebel’s fascination has led to the discovery of at least three record-breaking stars. Dating back ro...
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Theoretical physicist was also known for his translations of Chinese texts.
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Twelve School of Science faculty appointed to career development professorships
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A doctoral student and his adviser designed a tabletop particle detector they hope to make accessible to budding young engineering physicists.
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If discovered, sterile neutrinos may explain dark matter.
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Introduction

The MIT Physics Department is one of the best places in the world for research and education in physics.  We have been ranked the number one physics department since 2002 by US News & World Report.  In recent years we have produced the largest numbers of undergraduate and doctoral degrees in physics of any university in the US.  Our successes are widely admired and emulated.

The Department has about 75 faculty, 280 undergraduate majors, and 245 graduate students.  Our research is organized into four primary research areas, pushing  back the frontiers of human understanding of space and time and of matter and energy in all its forms, from the subatomic to the cosmological and from the elementary to the complex. We have had four Nobel Prize winners since 1990. Four of our alumni have won Nobel Prizes since 1998, which reflects the outstanding quality of students we attract and the superb education they receive.

The Department has been the source of innovation in physics education for decades.  Seven members of our Department have won the Oersted Medal, the most prestigious award of the American Association of Physics Teachers.  Our most recent educational initiatives are the Technology Enabled Active Learningapproach to freshman physics, and an alternative flexible SB degree that has helped to more than double the number of physics majors since a decade ago.

Welcome to MIT physics,

Peter Fisher
Professor of Physics and
Head, Department of Physics
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