December 2021 News

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December 20, 2021
Brooke Russell, Yale Physics Ph.D. ‘20, and an alum of Yale’s Wright Lab, has been featured in a brief video called “We Need You in STEM,” which introduces her and the other...
A new study theorizes that primordial black holes formed after the Big Bang (the far left panel) constitute all dark matter in the universe. At early epochs they cluster and seed the formation of early galaxies and then eventually grow by feeding off gas and merging with other black holes to create the supermassive black holes seen at the center of galaxies like our own Milky Way today. (Credit: Yale and ESA)
December 17, 2021
By Fred Mamoun Primordial black holes created in the first instants after the Big Bang — tiny ones smaller than the head of a pin and supermassive ones covering billions of...
December 17, 2021
Wright Lab and Yale Physics welcome Berndt Mueller as a visiting professor for the Spring 2022 semester. Mueller is the J.B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Physics at...
J. Willard Gibbs, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
December 15, 2021
Yale to receive 2021 American Chemical Society Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Award for Gibbs’ explanation of the laws of thermodynamics Yale University has been selected...
December 14, 2021
By Jim Shelton How organisms process sensory information and translate the data they collect into behavior is complicated — even for bacteria like E. coli, which goes through...