• The Daya Bay Experiment’s photomultiplier tubes     Photo Credit: Roy Kaltschmidt/LBNL

  • Alice (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) CERN.    Photo Credit: Antonio Saba

  • Daya Bay Experiment.    Pictured here are the two antineutrino detectors

  • Assembly of CUORE-0       Photo Credit: CUORE Collaboration

  • The STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider   Photo Credit: BNL

  • The IceCube neutrino telescope     Photo Credit: Sven Lidstrom IceCube/NSF

  • Assembly of CUORE-0      Photo Credit: CUORE Collaboration

  • The DMIce IceCube neutrino detector   Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yale Wright Lab

The Yale Wright Laboratory is advancing the frontiers of fundamental physics through a broad research program in nuclear, particle, and astrophysics including the studies of neutrinos, search for dark matter, and relativistic heavy ion physics. Yale’s research in nuclear structure physics continues at several facilities worldwide.  The laboratory is currently undergoing extensive renovations to provide state-of-the-art facilities for instrumentation development, research, and teaching. The new Yale Wright Laboratory will provide critical research and teaching support for training the next-generation of scientists and for developing cutting-edge experiments to address fundamental questions about our Universe:

What does the invisible Universe consist of?
What is dark matter?
What are the properties of neutrinos?
What are the states of matter in the Early Universe?
What is the structure of matter?

Research Highlights

  • DAYA BAY  Daya Bay neutrino experiment releases precision measurement of subatomic shape shifting and new result on differences among neutrino masses

  • IceCube  The IceCube project has been awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by the British magazine Physics World.

  • DM-Ice 17  The two prototype detectors, immersed under a mile and a half of solid ice, are looking for the faintest pinpricks of light from a single particle of dark matter...

  • CUORE   The measurement of neutrino masses and mixing angles (and phases), as well as the assessment of the Dirac/Majorana character of neutrinos, will be the goal of the next...

Climate and Diversity

The Yale Wright Laboratory is committed to diversity and inclusion of all students, staff, and faculty. The goal of our lab community is to provide a safe and supportive environment for research, teaching, and mentoring. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core principles of our work place and part of the excellence we aim for. For university and departmental resources on these issues please see our resource page.

Funding