Brooke Russell awarded 2021 L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellowship


Brooke Russell, Wright Lab and Yale Physics Ph.D. ‘20, who is currently an Owen Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, is a recipient of the 2021 For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship given by L’Oréal USA, an annual program that awards five female postdoctoral scientists $60,000 grants to advance their research. In addition to grant funding, fellows receive mentorship, career coaching and recognition. Read more.

Brown and Pan selected for Quantum Creators Prize at the University of Chicago

two headshots side-by-side Charles D. Brown II, Wright Lab and Yale Physics Ph.D. ‘19 and currently a postdoctoral associate at the University of California Berkeley; and Grace Pan, Yale Physics B.S. ‘17, currently an NSF graduate research fellow at Harvard University in the Mundy group; have both been selected as winners of the Quantum Creators Prize at the University of Chicago.  The Quantum Creators Prize recognizes the achievements of early career researchers in the broad areas of Quantum Science and Engineering.   Read more about Brown and Pan.

Bouchet honored with mural in New Haven


Kwadwo Adae has created a new mural on Henry Street in New Haven to honor Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first black person to earn a Ph.D. from an American university (Yale 1876, in physics). Read more.

Postdoctoral associate Danielle Speller joins Johns Hopkins University as assistant professor

We congratulate Wright Lab postdoctoral associate Danielle Speller, who has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University, beginning in July 2020.  Her work centers on understanding the nature of matter and mass through low-energy, cryogenic searches for physics beyond the standard model.


Yale Physics postdoc Shruti Puri joins Yale Department of Applied Physics as Assistant Professor

We congratulate Yale Physics postdoctoral associate Shruti Puri, who has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Applied Physics.  Read more.

Charles Brown returns to Yale for “Perspectives: Conversations with Alumni” series

flyer. Yale Physics alum Charles D. Brown II, ‘19 Ph.D, currently a  Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ultracold Atomic Physics Group at U.C. Berkeley, was the first alum featured in a new series called Perspectives: Conversations with Alumni.  The series is meant to bridge the Graduate School alumni and student communities, sharing alumni experiences and insights as both models for success and opening opportunities for alumni and students to connect.  Read more.

Yale Physics alumni start peer mentoring program for 1st year graduate students

SU(5) is a peer mentorship program for first year graduate students in physics and astronomy.  For many students, especially underrepresented students, the transition from undergraduate to graduate school can be difficult, as students balance TA responsibilities, classes, and research. The goal of SU(5) is to make this transition easier. We hope to foster connections and community that go beyond this program and follow our students as they make their journey into academia.  Three of the six founders of SU(5) are Yale Physics alumni, and a fourth is a current Yale Physics graduate student. 

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