Commitees and Officers
Vincent Moncrief (Spring 2020 only)
This committee will advise the Chair, the DGS, and other faculty on matters related to graduate students and the graduate program. Committee members are appointed for 1 calendar year.
Joseph Shomar (Year 1)
Samantha Pagan (Year 1)
Sanah Bhimani (Year 1)
Hannah Bossi (Year 2)
Ako Jamil (Year 3)
Lauren Saunders (Year 3)
Sheridan Green (Year 3)
Emily Kuhn (Year 4)
Kelly Backes (Year 4)
Sohan Vartak (Year 4)
Sumita Ghosh (Year 4)
Ryan Petersburg (Year 5)
Helen Caines (chair)
Facilities and space of the Physics Department are critical to its mission in research, teaching, and outreach. They also play a crucial role in building community and fostering interactions within the department and beyond. This committee will advise the department and its chair on the coordination and planning of space and issues related to the facilities of the department. The committee and its members may also be asked to assist as department liaisons to university planning efforts.
Nikhil Padmanabhan (chair)
The Mossman Fellowship is a prize postdoctoral fellowship in the Physics Department. The committee will coordinate the annual competition for the Mossman fellowship, identify suitable candidates, and make a recommendation to the Chair and the department.
Walter Goldeberger (chair)
Nicholas Read (co-chair)
Jonathn Howard (co-chair)
This task force will develop and articulate a strategic vision for biological physics in the Physics Department taking into account the landscape for biological physics and emerging initiatives (such as Qbio) on campus.
Simon Mochrie (chair)
This task force will develop and articulate a strategic vision for the role of the Physics Department in data science taking into account the landscape and initiative for data science on campus.
Daisuke Nagai (chair)
Jack Harris (chair)
The prize, fellowship, and nominations committee (PFNC) will regularly review the accomplishments of the Physics faculty and will work with the Chair to nominate candidates for fellowships, prizes, promotions, and other professional recognition. The committee will also identify outstanding alumni who qualify for university prizes and alumni awards including the Wilbur Cross Medal.
John Harris (chair)
Meg Urry (on leave in Spring 2020)
Yale Physics Department Happy Hour - Nicholas Read
Yale Society of Physics Students - Reina Maruyama
Yale Women in Physics + - Simon Mochrie
Yale Women in Physics: Undergraduate - Sarah Demers
Teaching assignments for the Physics Department are done by the Chair in consultation with the DUS and DGS.
Karsten Heeger (Chair, Physics Department)
Simon Mochrie (DUS)
Bonnie Fleming (DGS)