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Graduate Admissions

Current Yale Physics graduate students speak about their experience at Yale Physics. See also the original “Student Voices” video for more information.

A welcome and introduction to Yale Physics.

Nobel Prize in Physics Lecture

John Wettlaufer, Peter Rakich, Yale University, “This Year’s Nobel Prize in Physics: the Selection and the Science”. Host: Sarah Demers, Director of Undergraduate Studies

A. Douglas Stone, Yale University, “Spooky Action at a Distance wins the Nobel Prize”. Host: Sarah Demers, Director of Undergraduate Studies

2023 Astrophysics Symposium

Elena Massara (University of Waterloo), Cosmology with Galaxy Surveys

Anowar Shajib (University of Chicago), At the intersection of Astrophysics and Cosmology: strong lensing by galaxies as a probe of the Hubble constant

Chirag Modi (Flatiron Institute), Forward Modeling approaches for Cosmological Analysis

ChangHoon Hahn (Princeton University) Probing Dark Energy and Neutrinos with 40 million Galaxies


Chiara Mingarelli, “Reaching across the centuries, these seminal science books speak volumes”

At a recent “pop-up” exhibit, Yale physics students took a closer look at more than a dozen trailblazing tomes by Galileo, Newton, Kepler, and others.

Larry Gladney, Phyllis Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Physics,  and Priya Natarjan, Joseph S. and Sophia S. Fruton Professor of Astronomy and Professor of Physics, are featured in the video, “Curiosity-driven science research” featured in Yale News on September 5, 2023.

Many of the greatest scientific leaps in history were unplanned and unexpected, not the result of applied or agenda-driven scientific research but of curiosity-driven research in which scholars follow their curiosity where it leads them. Curiosity-driven research not only expands our understanding of the world, it underpins virtually all applied research, innovation, and technological development. When researchers in Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences follow their curiosity, it takes them down unexplored pathways, for the benefit of future generations.