Welcome!We want to take this opportunity to briefly introduce you to our Department. We offer stimulating educational and research programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. For undergraduates, we have a rich variety of degree programs including biomedical physics (with premed option), or applied physics and engineering. Both can be examined in more detail (along with other possibilities) on the undergraduate page. Students taking classes can also find a variety of help and information on this page. We also offer our undergraduate students access to Northeastern’s world-famous model of Cooperative Education, which gives them unparalleled opportunities to explore and gain real-world work experience. For graduate study, we offer intensive and well-funded research programs in theoretical and experimental particle physics, condensed matter and nanophysics, biological physics, and network science. Our faculty are world renowned scientists working at the frontiers of their respective fields. We welcome you to browse our web-site, check out our Newsletter and enjoy the videos below, which help to capture some of the excitement our department has to offer.
Admitted StudentsCongratulations and welcome to Northeastern! Learn about our special visit options for admitted students. To register for your Welcome Day you will need to activate your myNEU Admitted Student Portal Account. Visit the Northeastern Welcome Days site for additional information.
Prospective StudentsTo request information or plan a visit to our campus, visit NU Admissions.
New BS/PhD Degree in PhysicsA new BS/PhD program allows Northeastern undergraduate physics majors to continue on to a PhD in physics.
Physics Department Videos
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Graduate Undergraduate Co-op
Physics Grad Student Michelle Jamer is the 2015 Recipient of the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award
Congratulations to physics graduate student Michelle Jamer, who has won the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award.
Associate Professor Latika Menon Named a Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Congratulations to Associate Professor Latika Menon who has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Professor Alessandro Vespignani’s MoBS Lab Co-Develops a Web Tool to Track News and Discussions on Ebola in Real Time
As the global Ebola crisis continues to evolve, each day brings new updates and news on the situation, from health officials investigating a potential new case in the U.S. to government leaders discussing response plans.
Big Data, Innovative Research
In one section of Snell’s Library’s Digital media Commons on Monday afternoon, a large computer screen displayed a dazzling visualization of a hypothetical outbreak of a flu-like disease originating in Chicago.
‘Small’ Transformation Yields Big Changes
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northeastern University has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise inter-nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon structures in carbon nanotube arrays.