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.


Our students explore the fundamental principles and concepts of physics that include classical mechanics and electromagnetism, thermodynamics and statistical physics, principles of wave and optics, and quantum mechanics.


The Department of Physics' PhD programs focus research in advanced theoretical or experimental research in condensed matter physics, nanophysics, biological physics, medical physics, network science, or elementary and particle physics.


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