Physics Club

The Colloquium series of the Yale Physics Department is called the  Physics Club. The name dates to the late 1890s, the era of J Willard Gibbs, who  influenced  the intellectual life at Yale through a number of “graduate clubs”.  He was one of the founders of the Mathematics Club which originated in 1877; he served as its executive officer for ten years.  The Physics Club first met on the evening of Oct. 31, 1899, with 13 in attendance.   Ever since, Physics Club  has met regularly through each academic year, though in a break with tradition, we do no meet on the evening of Halloween.  (Reference: Suha Gürsey, The History of Physics at Yale 1701-1970 (c) 2000.)

Mark Messier, Indiana University

Next Questions for Neutrinos : Recent results from the NOvA Experiment (Oct. 8, 2018)

Host: Bonnie Fleming

Rouven Essig, Stony Brook

Direct Detection of sub-GeV Dark Matter: A New Frontier (Sept. 24, 2018)

Host: Reina Maruyama

Michel Devoret, Yale University

Catching and reversing a quantum jump mid-flight (Sept. 17, 2018)

Host: Steven Girvin

Click here to see Full List of Physics Club talks for 2018-2019.