• Physics of Novel Materials

    Research is conducted by several Applied Physics faculty, in collaboration with faculty from other SEAS and Yale departments.

  • Optical Physics & Devices

    A planar realization of a random laser that is pumped with incoherent light from the top and emits coherent light in random directions.

  • Quantum Information & Devices

    Systems that employ quantum effects to process information or detect electromagnetic radiation at the ultimate physical limits.

Welcome

Welcome to Applied Physics at Yale

The Department of Applied Physics prepares students for academic and industrial careers at the forefront of science and technology. Teaching and research are focused on fundamental issues in condensed matter and optical physics and on the practical application of these concepts and techniques to technology. This balance between fundamental science and application makes our program highly interdisciplinary, having strong collaborations with Physics and Chemistry, as well as Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Biomedical Engineering.

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Recent News

Five SEAS Faculty Members Make ‘Highly Cited Researchers' List
  • Five Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science faculty members were named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2022 ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers.” Each year, the company collects scientific and research data that identifies scientists who have demonstrated significant influence – ranking in the top 1% of publication citations in their field over a decade-long period.

    Read full article at SEAS News

Congratulations to Vlad Sivak!
  • Vladimir Sivak successfully defended his thesis on “Quantum Error Correction Beyond Break-Even” .

    Thesis Advisor:  Michel Devoret

2022 Yale Applied Physics Graduate Studies Program Info Session I (AP specific)
Congratulations to Zhixin Wang!
  • Zhixin Wang successfully defended his thesis on, “Quantum Microwave Engineering for the Protection and Readout of Superconducting Qubits”.

    Thesis Advisor: Michel Devoret

Congratulations to Lev Krayzman!
  • Lev Krayzman successfully defended  his thesis on, “Thin-film Resonators for Superconducting Quantum Circuits”.

    Thesis Advisor: Rob Schoelkopf

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Yale Applied Physics Graduate Studies Program

If you are interested in one of the following research areas, the Yale Applied Physics Department is the place for you:

Graduate student support and requirements include:

  • Full fellowship support for first year
  • Two semesters of special investigations research during first year
  • Two semesters as teaching fellow after first year
  • Dissertation Area Exam in lieu of Qualifying Exam

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Applied Physics Studies Program Brochure

 

Yale Applied Physics Undergraduate Major

The Yale Applied Physics major is an intensive physics major offering a unique combination of depth and flexibility: 

  • The student chooses an area of science in which they have a special interest. 
  • A faculty advisor is selected from Applied Physics, Physics, Engineering, the Medical School, or other departments who will supervise the research. 
  • Three elective courses are chosen that are related to the research. 
  • The student thus graduates with a solid background in their area of interest, well prepared for graduate school, industry, etc.

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Applied Physics Undergraduate Program Brochure