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.
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
3Qs: What to Know About the New Bird Flu Virus
Earlier this month, the U.S. government declared that the emerging H7N9 bird flu “poses a significant potential for a public health emergency.”
The World’s Leading Science Cities
Science and technology are key drivers of economic growth. But where are the world’s leading science cities? A new study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.
Developing Nanotechnologies to Improve Medical Care
Imagine having the ability to take a single pill, or have one injection, and be ready for an MRI, CT scan, and PET scan at the same time? Or have medication go directly to killing a tumor rather than traveling throughout the body first?
The One Billion Map
For a network scientist few things can be more exciting that when the US government commits $100 million a year for its most massive network mapping initiative ever: obtain a map of the connectome, a complete circuitry of the brain. The effort’s scale and complexity only compares to Google’s mighty operation to map out the WWW and Facebook’s ambition to map out the world’s social circuitry.