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
    Physics majors
    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.


Researchers work on the assembly of the CUORE experiment before it begins taking data. (Credit: CUORE Collaboration)
December 4, 2020
December 4, 2020 is the 90th anniversary of the neutrino, a mysterious, ghostly particle that passes through most matter in the universe without being affected.    The...
Samuel MacDowell, Professor Emeritus of Physics (March 24, 1929-November 30, 2020)
December 2, 2020
On November 30, 2020, Samuel MacDowell, professor emeritus of physics, passed away at the age of 91 after a long illness. MacDowell had a very prominent career in particle...
Jack Sandweiss, Donner Professor Emeritus of Physics (August 19, 1930-November 20, 2020)
November 30, 2020
On November 20, 2020 Jack Sandweiss, Donner Professor Emeritus of Physics died at the age of 90. He will be greatly missed by all his Physics friends and our entire community...
Image courtesy of D. Moore
November 24, 2020
Researchers at Wright Lab in assistant professor David Moore’s and professor Jack Harris’s groups are pioneering innovative mechanical sensing techniques for searching for...
Illustration by McGill University Graphic Design Team
November 18, 2020
Assistant professor Laura Newburgh has developed pioneering analysis and measurements that helped establish the brightness of a fast radio burst (FRB) emanating from a nearby...