News & Honors

Newburgh to share 2022 Berkeley Prize

headshot with space in background. Yale Physics and Wright Lab assistant professor Laura Newburgh and her collaborators at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) are winners of the 2022 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy for breakthroughs in the understanding of a mysterious phenomenon known as fast radio bursts. Read more.

Baker and Gozar elected 2021 APS fellows

two headshots side-by-side The American Physical Society (APS) has elected Keith Baker, the D. Allan Bromley Professor of Physics, and research scientist Adrian Gozar as fellows of the society. Read more.

Ponce awarded inaugural Yale Physics Graduate Diversity Fellowship

Yale Physics and Wright Lab graduate student Iris Ponce has been awarded the inaugural Yale Physics Graduate Diversity Fellowship for Fall 2021 to work with Reina Maruyama, professor of physics, on a study of how students enter or leave the Yale Physics undergraduate program. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis following an application process and committee review.   Read  more.

Three Yale Physics professors named as inspiring Black scientists in America

3 headshots of scientists The Community of Scholars has posted a list on Cell Mentor of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America that includes a number of researchers from Yale.  Three of these scholars are Yale Physics faculty:  O. Keith Baker, professor of physics, Larry Gladney, the Phyllis Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of physics, and Michael Murrell, associate professor of biomedical engineering and physics.  Read more.

Kuhn selected for NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship

headshot Yale Physics and Wright Lab graduate student Emily Kuhn has been awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) fellowship for her proposal “Instrument Development for Next-Generation Radio Telescopes”.  After graduating next year, Kuhn will be headed  to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Fall of 2022 to continue working on instrumentation for 21cm radio cosmology experiments.  Read more.

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