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

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

  • Assembly of CUORE-0      Photo Credit: CUORE Collaboration

  • Assembly of CUORE-0       Photo Credit: CUORE Collaboration

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

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

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

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

The new Yale Wright Laboratory is pursuing a broad research program in nuclear, particle, and astrophysics including the study of neutrinos, the search for dark matter, and relativistic heavy ion physics. Yale’s research in nuclear structure physics continues at several facilities worldwide.  The accelerator of the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory is currently being decommissioned, and the laboratory is undergoing extensive renovations in 2013-2015 to provide state of the art facilities for instrumentation, detector development, and research.

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...

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