The Physics Department at Northeastern University has a broad array of research programs. These programs are subdivided into theoretical and experimental areas. Within the theory area, there is strong activity in particle physics, condensed matter, materials, biological physics and network science. The experimental laboratories in our department are primarily focused on nanophysics, biological physics, and particle physics. There are also several Research Centers, based within the physics department. Our Centers bring together individuals from various disciplines to focus on complex systems, network theory, and electronic materials. Please take a moment and browse through the various research programs we offer.
Biological and Medical Physics has been a significant research concentration within the Physics Department for more than 25 years.
The Condensed Matter Theory group enjoys a great diversity of research programs that span forefront areas of hard/soft condensed matter physics as well as emerging areas at the intersection of physics and other disciplines.
The Experimental Particle Physics group concentrates its efforts on the following three activities: DØ, CMS, and the Pierre Auger Observatory.
Faculty are involved in several research fields at the frontiers of these areas: spintronics, nanomagnetism, superconductors, semiconductors, ferromagnets, mesoscopic physics, left-handed metamaterials, quantum chaos, nanotechnology and nanoparticle synthesis.
Network science researches engineered networks, information networks, biological networks, semantic networks, and social networks.
The aim of research in theoretical particle physics is to discover the laws which have governed the Universe since the time of the Big Bang.
Faculty labs on campus