Being Human in STEM 2019 International Women's Day #BetterforBalance
    Photo by Emily Kuhn
    46 Hillhouse by Geriana Van Atta
    A straight shot down Hillhouse by Geriana Van Atta
    A picture of Beinecke Library by George Iskander
    Photo by Emily Kuhn
    Graduate students Sumita Ghosh and Danny Seara showing their support at the New Haven March for Science by Grace Pan
    An almost perfect arch formed by a tree trunk in East Rock Park by Grace Pan
    Undergraduate Grace Pan '17 with her senior thesis in a tree in front of Sloane Physics Lab by Carolyn Zhang
    Photo by Samuel Bryant
    Moonrise behind Yale Harkness Tower by Hao Yan
    The last rainbow by Kirill Lapidus
    Open Labs Science Cafe outreach event hosted by Yale graduate students in physics and beyond. 120 local high and middle school students and their parents attended. Zlatko Minev
    Yale physics graduate student and Open Labs fellow Charles Brown at an Open Labs outreach event by Zlatko Minev
    Yalies by George Iskander
    The strong women in physics students and faculty at the annual Women in Physics barbecue by Carolyn Zhang
    Bicyclist by George Iskander
    Harkness Tower by Jack Roth
    New Haven Cityscape by Lauren Chambers
    Honorable Mention - Photo by Emily Kuhn
    Honorable Mention - Photo by Emily Kuhn
    Honorable Mention - Colorful boats near City Point, New Haven by Hao Yan
    Honorable Mention - A bird flying over East Rock Park by Hao Yan
    Honorable Mention - SEM image of micro-patterned bulk metallic glass that resembles a bird perched on a tree branch (science and nature really are one) by Jennie Wang
    Honorable Mention - East Rock Park taken in Fall 2016 by Volodymyr Sivak
    2nd Place - At Sleeping Giant in autumn when leaves turn golden by Hao Yan
    1st Place - A portrait of a portrait on a snowy day on Hillhouse by Chase Shimmin
    Hiking out at Lake Laurentian after the TRISEP summer school in Sudbury, Ontario. Taken by Christopher Davis
    Sunrise over Wright Lab photo by Daphne Klemme
    Dogwood outside of Sloane Physics Lab. Photo by Stephen Irons
    • Sloane Physics Lab circa 1917
    Historical Sloane

Welcome

Welcome!

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:

News

June 25, 2019
MMLS Benjamin Machta Yale University Ben Machta examines how physical laws constrain the design principles of biological systems. His research uses statistical physics,...
June 20, 2019
Charles H. Ahn, recently named as the John C. Malone Professor of Applied Physics, focuses his research on the fabrication and characterization of the physical properties of...
June 20, 2019
“A tool for identifying phases of matter” Even if you’re not a physicist, phases of matter … really matter. They’re the distinct physical forms taken on by all the “stuff” in...