Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Weighing the Milky Way

PITTSBURGH—Does the Milky Way look fat in this picture?  Has Andromeda been taking skinny selfies? It turns out the way some astrophysicists have been studying our ... Read More »

Department of Physics

Physics is the study of nature at a fundamental level, conducted in order to understand how the world and universe behave.  Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and spans a vast assortment of phenomena, ranging from the smallest sub-atomic particles to galaxies and the universe itself.

Physics has been a part of Carnegie Mellon University (originally known as Carnegie Technical Schools, and later as Carnegie Tech) since the first class of students entered in 1906.  Visit the links to the left to learn about the people in our department, the research we are involved in, and our undergraduate and graduate educational offerings.

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein




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