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.


May 22, 2023
Annually, the Physics Department selects students based on faculty nominations and academic achievement for the Howard L. Schultz, Sr. Prize, awarded by the Physics...
May 22, 2023
Yale Physics welcomes three new faculty members to the department: Laura Havener, Christopher Lynn, and Chiara Mingarelli.  Havener and Mingarelli will officially start on...
Credits: Ryan Bose-Roy (YC ‘24)
May 16, 2023
The “Physics of…” series, an outreach event hosted by Yale Society of Physics Students (SPS), ran in-person for the first time since the pandemic on April 22,...
Cory Combs '14 BA
May 16, 2023
Words truly cannot capture all the love and support shared by 150 first-gen alumni from ’56 -’22 classes and all Yale schools at the recent 1stGenYale alumni conference,...
credit: Ryan Bose-Roy YC '24
May 16, 2023
On April 28, 2023, Yale Society of Physics Students (SPS) hosted Professor Kerstin Perez from Columbia University as the fourth guest of honor and speaker for the...
May 15, 2023
Karsten Heeger, who does field-leading research in the study of neutrinos and neutrino mass, was recently appointed the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, effective...
May 11, 2023
Eleven Ph.D. students from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) have been named Prize Teaching Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year: Eason Cao (Cell Biology),...