Hoodie Ceremony 2021
    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)


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Millions of man-made debris and naturally occurring micrometeoroids orbit in and around Earth's space environment at hypervelocity speeds averaging 10 km/s (22,000 mph). This "space junk" collides with spacecraft and satellites potentially causing serious damage or catastrophic failure. (Image courtesy of NASA)
November 30, 2021
Marla Geha, professor of astronomy, with a secondary appointment in physics, was featured in Yale News (Jim Shelton, Nov. 30, 2021), “The race is on to erase space junk”....
November 30, 2021
The Kimball Smith Series–co-founded by Talia Weiss, graduate student in physics and member of Yale’s Wright Lab, and Ellie Singer, undergraduate  student in political...
November 24, 2021
Beatrice Tinsley Prize Lecture 2021 The Beatrice Tinsley Prize Lecture for 2021 will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 4:00pm via zoom. The speaker is John C. Mather...
Dog with football helmet and football.
November 24, 2021
Steve Lamoreaux, professor of physics, and member of Yale’s Wright Lab, explained the physics of football for a segment for ESPN’s NFL Countdown that aired on...
November 22, 2021
Emma Castiglia, graduate student with Sarah Demers and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab, and Luna Zagorac, graduate student with Nikhil Padmanabhan, are winners of the...