• Sloane Physics Lab circa 1917
    • Wooster Square (photo by Anna Kashkanova)
    • Detail of Cherry blossoms in Wooster Square, New Haven. Photo by Ethan Bernard.
    • Visitors taking a tour inside the Yale tandem Van de Graaf particle accelerator. Submitted by Danielle Norcini
    • Urban Meadow. Photo by Laurelyn Celone
    • Yale LUX group stand-up paddle boarding during our analysis workshop in UCSB this February. Photo by Markus Horn
    • Sun and trees at the East Rock park. Photo by Alexey Shkarin
    • Optics used in laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping of strontium monofluoride. The first laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping of a molecule were achieved at Yale. Photo by Matt Steinecker
    • Sloane Physics Lab. Photo by Dani Heller
    • Testing the calibration LED of the PIXeY liquid xenon detector at Yale. Photo by Ethan Bernard.
    • Daliang Li kayak fishing on Quinnipiac river of New Haven. Taken by Jun Wang
    • Strolling on snowy Hillhouse Avenue. Photo by Fabio Del Sordo
    • PROSPECT photo multiplier tubes being characterized at Wright Lab. Photo by Ke Han.
    • Ice crystals growing on the rim of a dewar containing liquid nitrogen. Photo by Ethan Bernard.
    • A Walkway next to Sloane Physics Lab. Photo by Anna Kashkanova
    • The central barrel of the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Photo by Raymond Ehlers
    • A hawk landing on the front roof of the Wright Lab. Photo by Paula Farnsworth
    • 4th place - Colored phase contrast images of Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii cells. The image is by Veikko F. Geyer and Benjamin M. Friedrich.
    • 3rd Place - Bikes on central campus. Photo by Anna Kashkanova
    • 2nd place - Nature at Yale exists - a barred owl on the top of Science Hill near Sloane Physics Lab! Taken by Grace Pan.



Sloane Physics Lab circa 1917

Sloane Physics Lab circa 1917

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:


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