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The Physics Department has a number of undergraduate and graduate research opportunities available ranging from experimental astrophysics to soft matter and biophysics.

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To satisfy your curiosity about the Universe, to start a career (including medicine, law, and computers) in a world dependent on technology, for fun, for a solid background for teaching, to be able to make better decisions about technology, either for business or as a citizen, and for important problem-solving skills. Physics is a broad preparation for a variety of careers where science has an impact.

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We have internationally recognized research groups working in fields ranging from soft condensed matter and biological physics to elementary particle physics and cosmology and the search for gravitational waves. You can find out more by looking at our individual research group pages and by writing to individual faculty to find out what specific opportunities are currently available for prospective graduate students.


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Upcoming Events

Windows for Light Charged Particles

Nov 27, 2017, 2:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

There is a well-known bound from LEP that says charged fermions should have masses greater than 100 GeV. In this talk, I will revisit this bound in detail and describe the caveats involved. LHC constr...

TBD by Chanda Weinstein

Nov 30, 2017, 3:30 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.


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American Physical Society to Honor Professor Lisa Manning

Oct 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

A professor in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is receiving a major early-career award from the American Physical Society (APS).     Lisa Manning, associate professor of physic...

Yale Physicist to Deliver 10th Annual Wali Lecture Oct. 26

Oct 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of its premier lecture series with a program by a renowned theoretical astrophysicist....