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The search for vital signs of life in the atmospheres of other planets has taken a new turn with a vast library of biosignatures that could help us detect ET
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Celebrating 10 years of the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT
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Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear weapons, David Kaiser investigates the legacy of 'the physicists' war'.
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“Every single paper written about Weyl points was theoretical, until now,” says Marin Soljačić, a professor of physics at MIT and the senior author of a paper published this week in the journal Science confirming the detection.
Weyl points, first predicted in 1929, observed for the first time.
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those points look geometricly identical to june bug wing covers under magnification, and june bugs are very heavy creatures in respect to the diminutive size of their wings.
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MIT researchers have successfully cooled a gas of sodium potassium (NaK) molecules to a temperature of 500 nanokelvin. In this artist's illustration, the NaK molecule is represented with frozen spheres of ice merged together: the smaller sphere on the left represents a sodium atom, and the larger sphere on the right is a potassium atom.

Illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT
At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter.
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i like the fact that someone took phenomenon and turned it into a painting <3
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In tuning friction to the point where it disappears, technique could boost development of nanomachines.
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The Ketterle Group is working with lasers to create superfluids at MIT. Pictured, from left to right: grad student Colin Kenned, Professor Wolfgang Ketterle, grad student William Cody Burton, and grad student Woo Chang Chung.  Photo: Bryce Vickmark
MIT team creates a superfluid in a record-high magnetic field.
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MIT professor of physics honored with the highest teaching award in the American physics community.
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In more than 60 years at the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Eppling made significant contributions to particle, high-energy, and cosmic ray physics.
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The Berger Award For Future Global Leaders, presented to Kelly Kochanski ’15, honors graduating seniors who, through coursework and practical experience abroad, have demonstrated the potential to become global leaders. The award is named after Suzanne Berger, MISTI’s founding director, and the Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science.
Flagship international education program salutes emerging global citizens.
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Geneva, 3 June 2015. Today, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run. This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now...
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Observations of 74 Earth-sized planets around distant stars may narrow field of habitable candidates.
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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