Physics Club

The Colloquium series of the Yale Physics Department is called the Physics Club. The name dates to the late 1890s and the era of J. Willard Gibbs, who influenced  intellectual life at Yale through a number of “graduate clubs.” He was one of the founders of the Mathematics Club, which originated in 1877, and 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, the Physics Club has met regularly throughout each academic year, though in a break with tradition, it does not meet on the evening of Halloween. (Reference: Suha Gürsey, The History of Physics at Yale 1701-1970 (c) 2000.)

Physics Club is a weekly colloquium of general interest to the Departments of Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. The series is aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research staff, and faculty. For more information, or to request a Zoom link to attend remotely, please send an e-mail with your name and institutional affiliation to Jennifer Ongley, Chair’s Assistant.

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