Some of the most important inventions of our time, including computers, the transistor radio, lasers, and even the World Wide Web were made possible through the study of physics - the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy.

Physicists make significant contributions to every imaginable field because they are first and foremost problem solvers who are trained to ask fundamental questions and come up with answers by observing and experimenting.

With its interdisciplinary nature, hands-on approach to research, and open curriculum that lets you take control of your education, the Physics department at WPI is an ideal place for the next generation of physicists to develop skills that will one day lead to world-changing discoveries.

The list of problems solved by physicists is long; the list of future possibilities is endless.

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Why Physics at WPI?

At WPI, we’ve created a curriculum that empowers students to explore what physics means to them-and allows them to follow their passion. Germano Iannacchione, head of the Physics department, explains.

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