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.


April 12, 2024
On Saturday, March 9, a team of researchers, technicians, and contractors was on campus to move a powerful (15.3 Tesla) superconducting magnet from professor Sean Barrett’...
five people standing together and smiling.
April 10, 2024
On March 30, 2024, twenty teams of high school students from fifteen different schools from around Connecticut competed in the 24th annual Yale Physics Olympics. Over the...
April 10, 2024
Hot bodies emit light waves in a process scientists call ‘thermal radiation’ – exemplified in the light we see through night vision goggles or in the glowing embers of a fire...
Hidden within this deep sky image (left) is UMa3/U1, a tiny group of stars (right) in orbit around the Milky Way. Credit: CFHT - S. Smith (left), S. Gwyn (right)
April 8, 2024
If confirmed as a galaxy, the system would be the faintest galaxy ever discovered — and may suggest that many others remain to be discovered. Yale astronomers have helped...