• Potential changes caused by displacing oxygens in the interfacial layer of a LSMO/BTO interface. Photo by Alexandru Bogdan Georgescu 
  • Homestake Mine houses more than just the LUX detector--it also plays host to several world-famous liquid nitrogen ice cream chefs. Ariana Hackenburg & Nichole Larsen 
  • Taken at Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. Photo by Blair Edwards 
  • 3rd Place: Confocal image of two adherent basal-layer skin cells (keratinocytes) from a mouse. Photo by Aaron Mertz 
  • A leaf and columns, just outside Becton. Photo by Benjamin Elder 
  • Old campus just outside the library and right before a big storm in June. Photo by Benjamin Elder 
  • A snowy day on cross campus - New Haven, CT. Photo by Lawrence Lee 
  • The Master's house of Trumbull College - New Haven, CT. Photo by Lawrence Lee 
  • A Yale bike in the HGS courtyard - New Haven, CT. Photo by Lawrence Lee 
  • The ATLAS detector at the LHC at CERN from above - Meyrin, Switzerland. Photo by Lawrence Lee 
  • Nightly observations under a full moon, at the 2.5m Sloan Telescope at Apache Point, New Mexico. Yale is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Photo by John Parejko 
  • Rainy day at CERN, home for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). "This is not rocket science". Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • ATLAS Yale group members. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • ATLAS detector underground during some final preparatory work. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • Artist's impression on the ATLAS experiment. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • Inside the ATLAS detector. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • First visit to the ATLAS pit (and inside the ATLAS detector) of the first year graduate student Jared Vasquez (Prof.Tipton), who is being trained as a TRT data acquisition (DAQ) expert. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • Checks, maintenance, improvements... Shutdown means more work to do so that there are more (good!) data to analyze when the LHC resumes operation at the highest energy ever. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • Toroid magnets and muon chambers: knowledge is priceless! Long Shutdown 1 is ongoing to prepare all the subdetectors for the full energy LHC operation. Photo by Andrey Loginov 
  • The Black Hills surrounding Homestake Mine are the home of the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector (McKinsey), a device searching for dark matter particles called "WIMPS". Photo by Ariana Hackenburg/Nichole Larsen 
  • Flowing Water and colored rocks in a mountain stream (June 2013). Photo by Richard Casten 
  • Plot of Quantum Mixmaster Excitation State (2,1) in Minisuperspace. Photo by Joseph Bae 
  • Taken at Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. Photo by Blair Edwards 
  • the domes at the European Southern Observatory at La Silla. Photo by David Rabinowitz 
  • Sloane Physics Laboratory on Science Hill. Photo by Claudia De Grandi 
  • Fall Foliage in Branford, CT (Fall 2012). Photo by Richard Casten 
  • 2nd Place: Geminids meteor shower last December just north of New Haven showing a meteor shooting across the sky. Photo by Eric Jin 
  • The library is the Hearth of the University ( Sterling Memorial Library). Photo by Claudia De Grandi 
  • 1st Place: The most beautiful street in America, C. Dickens and M. Twain (Hillhouse Avenue). Photo by Claudia De Grandi 
  • Liquid Argon time projection chambers offer an unparalleled level of detail in neutrino interactions. Photo by Corey Adams 



The Department of Physics offers studies in a wide range of fields leading to Baccalaureate and Doctoral degrees. The Department has a diverse faculty pool with the majority of professors having their primary appointment in the Physics Department. The specific interests of the Department’s faculty members fall into several areas of research which are detailed on the

 Department’s Research Web-page

Many faculty members have joint appointments in other departments at Yale. These include:



Simon Mochrie (Professor of Physics)
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Karsten Heeger (Professor of Physics) oversees the end of an era at the Wright Lab. See Yale News Article on “The Last Chance to Tour Yale’s Landmark Particle...
September 8, 2014
The Physics Dept. is hosting a half-day symposium entitled Physical Concepts in Biology on Friday Oct 10th from 1-5pm in SPL 59.   The symposium will focus on new physical...