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)


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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.


July 2, 2020
Karen DeFelice will be retiring on July 31st.     We are sincerely grateful to Karen for her 44 ½ years of dedicated service to the Physics Department.  She has served in...
Members of the Yale and BNL research teams. Pictured from left to right are Maile Harris (Yale), Benjamin Salinwanchik (Yale), Laura Newburgh (Yale), Will Tyndall (Yale), Emily Kuhn (Yale), Anze Slosar (Brookhaven Lab), and Justine Haupt (Brookhaven Lab). Note: this photo was taken in March 2020, prior to current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Photo credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory
June 25, 2020
Wright Lab assistant professor Laura Newburgh has been developing an innovative technique to calibrate radio telescopes across the world, in particular CHIME in Canada and ...
Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein
June 18, 2020
Wright Lab’s assistant professor of physics Laura Newburgh has collaborated with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) since its beginning, and the CHIME...
June 10, 2020
Welcome to Michael Jewell who comes to us as a postdoctoral associate working with Reina Maruyama. Michael is working on the HAYSTAC experiment which is searching for dark...
June 8, 2020
On June 8, 2020 Hao Yan successfully defended his thesis: “Positional Fluctuations in Synthetic and Living Polymer Systems” (Advisor: Simon Mochrie). Yan explained “DNA is...