The six departments in the MIT School of Science are consistently rated among the best in the world. They include: Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
Members of our community study deep philosophical questions: What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, which make up 95% of the content of our universe? How does our brain—a complex system of interconnected neurons, give rise to our mind—our consciousness and ability to learn?
Other faculty members study problems that have obvious practical implications: How does global warming increase the intensity of hurricanes? Can we make adult stem cells capable of generating any cells in the body so that we could replace cells damaged by disease without using embryos?