2022 Hoodie Ceremony
    PHYS 260/261 (2018-19) reunion. Photo by Steven Girvin
    Edward Bouchet mural by Kwadwo Adae on Henry Street, New Haven
    Research group
    Quantum sensors
    Instrumentation Lunch presentation
    Optical table
    PROSPECT assembly
    Poster session
    Physics graduates
    Yale Pathways to Science outreach
    Outreach with Yale Pathways to Science
    Optical trapping of microspheres
    CUORE Cryostat
    ALICE event
    Women in Physics
    PROSPECT team
    Laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping of strontium monofluoride. (Matt Steinecker)
    PROSPECT photo multiplier tubes (Ke Han)
    Colored phase contrast images of Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii cells. (Veikko F. Geyer, Benjamin M. Friedrich)
    Displacing oxygens in the interfacial layer of a LSMO/BTO interface. (Alexandru Bogdan Georgescu)
    Confocal image of mouse keratinocytes. (Aaron Mertz)
    ATLAS detector from above (Lawrence Lee)
    Quantum Mixmaster Excitation State (2,1) in Minisuperspace (Joseph Bae)


Discover Physics at Yale

Welcome to the Yale Physics Department, a center of research and training, in which our vibrant community works together with each other, and with collaborators across Yale’s campus, the country, and the world to answer fundamental scientific questions that are pushing the frontiers of our current understanding of the universe.


April 23, 2024
Charles D. Brown II, assistant profossor of physics, and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab, has been named an at-large director of the board of the American Institute of...
Image Credit: Kimball Smith Series/Talia Weiss
April 19, 2024
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Rhodes came to campus on April 16 to give a keynote talk on “The Rise of Malignant Deterrence”, as well as a writing workshop for a...
April 17, 2024
On April 12, Varun Jorapur successfully defended the thesis “Towards a Bose-Einstein Condensate of SrF molecules” (advisor: David DeMille). Varun explained, “Ultracold polar...
Left to right: Charles Brown, Yoram Alhassid, Nir Navon, Chris Greene (Purdue University), Grant Schumacher, and Jack Harris
April 15, 2024
On April 12, Grant Schumacher successfully defended the thesis “Stability of a Three-Component Fermi Gas” (advisor: Nir Navon). Grant explained, “Understanding how systems...