top of page


MIT Physics Department


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 five Nobel Prize winning faculty members since 1990. Five of our alumni have won Nobel Prizes since 1998, which reflects the outstanding quality of students we attract and the superb education they receive.

bottom of page