The Wright Laboratory at Yale University pursues experimental investigations of fundamental questions about the nature of particles and nuclei, the weak interaction, and fundamental symmetries of the laws of nature. Experiments pursued at the Wright Laboratory probe the Standard Model of Physics and explore the role of particles and nuclei in the evolution of the Universe. Researchers at the Wright Laboratory seek answers to fundamental questions about our Universe:
- What is the invisible Universe made of?
- What is the nature of neutrinos and dark matter?
- What is the structure of nuclei and matter?
- Why do we live in a Universe of matter?
The accelerator of the historic Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory is currently being decommissioned to create space for a new research center in fundamental physics. Wright Laboratory will be the home to several groups from the Physics Department and affiliates, host a central machine shop for teaching and research, and become a center for experimental studies, and instrumentation development. Follow our activities as we build state-of-the art laboratory facilities for the next decade and beyond.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Krell Institute, and Yale University.