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November 16, 2020
Yale Physics introduces two new courses for Spring 2021: (1) PHYS 337 Cinema and Physics, co-taught by  Thomas E. Donnelley professor of humanities and professor of film...
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November 11, 2020
From Yale Daily News (November 11, 2020), “On the same wavelength: Scientists collaborate to explore symmetry, waves” An interdisciplinary study on the properties of waves in...
Photo credit: Yale Physics Department/Karsten Heeger
November 6, 2020
The Yale University Physics Department officially welcomed 47 newly-declared undergraduate majors in physics, physics (intensive), physics and geosciences, physics and...
November 3, 2020
From Yale News (November 3, 2020), “How insects find their targets in a chaotic world” Insects use a well-honed sense of smell to transmit diseases, destroy crops, and...
In this graphic, which illustrates the idea of coherent perfect absorption, a complex input electromagnetic wave is “perfectly” absorbed by the small black rod in the middle. The surrounding grey rods, meanwhile, are non-absorbing and reflect or refract the waves. Only with this special input wave is it possible to trap all the energy within the structure, where it is completely absorbed. (Courtesy of A. Douglas Stone)
November 2, 2020
From Yale News (October 29, 2020), “Breaking symmetries for a new generation of materials” A new generation of materials, engineered at the microscopic level, is poised to...
October 29, 2020
Jean Wang, ‘22, who has done research at Wright Lab with Associate Professor of Physics Reina Maruyama on the HAYSTAC project, was featured in the September 22nd (volume 2)...
October 29, 2020
Zach Andalman, ‘23, who has done research in the Strontium Lab with Assistant Professor Nir Navon, was featured in the September 8th (volume 1) issue of the Yale Society of...