Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is at the intersection of physics and engineering. Applied physicists discover new phenomena that become the foundation for quantum and photonic devices and novel materials. They also study the fundamentals of complex systems, including living organisms, which often involves the development of novel instruments. Applied physicists are problem solvers by nature. The problems they attack often require new science to be developed for their solution, which can lead to whole new research fields. Our PhDs therefore find employment both in academia and in non-profits and industry, including startups.