Physics

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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Physics Degree Programs

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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Professors’ venture wins MassChallenge award

Ask any academic researcher about their long-term goals and, among them, you’ll likely hear some variation of the phrase “societal impact.” That’s precisely the motivation behind Guardion, a venture developed…

Professor puts research into action to stop spread of disease

When comparing chefs to scientists, most people associate the former with being “creative” and the latter with being “rigorous.” But Samuel Scarpino doesn’t buy it. He’s a scientist with a passion…

Ten things to know about being on co-op at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory

Meet Katie Larkin, Jameson O’Reilly, and Preston Epps. Three fourth year students who spent the last six months living and working abroad at one of the world’s largest centers for…

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Nov 28th, 2017
Experimental Materials Physics: From Academia to Battery Startup Dr. Deniz Bozyigit Battrion AG Host: Zach Hennighausen Tuesday, November 28, 2017 114 Dana Research Center 4:15 p.m. Dr. Deniz Bozyigit is…
Dec 5th, 2017
Location: 111 Dana (4:00 PM) Deformation, Fracture, and Fluid Transport in Heterogeneous Materials Ye Xu, Beihang University