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Physics at Northeastern invites you to join an exciting journey to explore, discover, and apply the fundamental principles that run the universe. Take a front-row seat as you visualize everything from the collisions of sub-atomic particles to the dance of the galaxies.

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The Department of Physics at Northeastern University offers a broad range of curricula that reflect the intellectual excitement and relevance of studying physics both within its broadly defined traditional boundaries and at the intersection with other disciplines, in particular the biomedical sciences, where physics is having a growing impact. In addition, the department offers unique opportunities for students to experience frontline research at the undergraduate level through internships in faculty research labs and coops.

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7/22/19 - BOSTON, MA. - James Halverson Assistant Professor of Physics poses for a portrait on July 22, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Can Machine Learning Help Physicists Answer Puzzling Questions in String Theory?

Physics professor James Halverson is using data science to tackle tough physics problems like string theory.
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05/8/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Northeastern’s Mars Rover Team has been designing, building, and testing a prototype mars rover for the University Rover Challenge sponsored by the Mars Society. The team works on the rover in Richards Hall on May 8, 2019. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

They Know What Astronauts Are Going to Need Once We Put Them On Mars

Two projects by Northeastern students, designed to help astronauts Mars, will be on display at the Museum of Science this weekend. One group of students has built a drill to…
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Northeastern physics professor Alain Karma studies cracks. His work could lead to better batteries, tougher materials, and an improved understanding of how people age. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Cracking the Mystery of Cracks

Northeastern physics professor Alain Karma studies cracks. His work could lead to better batteries, tougher materials, and an improved understanding of how people age.
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