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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COS students honored for their achievements

Each year dozens of College of Science students are recognized for their achievements in the classroom, on co-op and in the community. 2018 is no different.
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2018 Huntington 100 list includes three physics students

Three Physics student included on this year's Huntington 100 list.
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Physics study finds universality in cell shape as they undergo fluid-solid transition

Bi and his collaborators at the Harvard School of Public Health have just published a paper in Nature Physics on the "Geometric constraints during epithelial jamming," which looks to understand how epithelial cells change…
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