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.
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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
New Grant Supports Co-ops in Cancer Nanomedicine
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to train the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists and clinicians through a unique experiential learning program.
$1.15M Grant Awarded to New Co-op Program in Cancer Nanomedicine
Physics Professor Srinivas Sridhar has received a $1.15 million grant titled “CaNCURE: Cancer Nanomedicine Co-ops for Undergraduate Research Experiences” funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. This 5-year grant is a collaboration between Northeastern University and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
Professor Sri Sridhar Receives $305K Grant on Ovarian Cancer Research
Congratulations to Professor Sri Sridhar who has received a two year, $305K grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense.
Next Stop: Space
When she was in middle school, Rachael Tompa turned down her first opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fl.
2014 Lawrence Awards
This year’s 17th annual Lawrence Awards were held on April 14 at the Raytheon Amphitheater.