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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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.


January 24, 2022
Recent graduate Shantanu Jha, a Mathematics & Physics major, founded the Yale Undergraduate Quantum Computing (YuQC) group. Thinking of all the ways that quantum...
January 24, 2022
Cell membranes serve many functions, from providing protection to transporting materials in and out of our cells — thanks largely to their 2-dimensional fluid-like behavior....
January 5, 2022
The Yale University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the second time the chapter...
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December 20, 2021
Brooke Russell, Yale Physics Ph.D. ‘20, and an alum of Yale’s Wright Lab, has been featured in a brief video called “We Need You in STEM,” which introduces her and the other...
A new study theorizes that primordial black holes formed after the Big Bang (the far left panel) constitute all dark matter in the universe. At early epochs they cluster and seed the formation of early galaxies and then eventually grow by feeding off gas and merging with other black holes to create the supermassive black holes seen at the center of galaxies like our own Milky Way today. (Credit: Yale and ESA)
December 17, 2021
By Fred Mamoun Primordial black holes created in the first instants after the Big Bang — tiny ones smaller than the head of a pin and supermassive ones covering billions of...