Facilities for Research, Education and Innovation

Wright Lab clean room

Supporting technical developments:

Student in machine shop.

Wright Laboratory supports research in fundamental physics by providing shared facilities for instrumentation development, experimental investigations, and training, including: 

  • Advanced prototyping shop
  • CAD room
  • Two permanent class 10,000 clean rooms and a number of customizable “pop-up” clean rooms.
  • Cryogenic laboratory with a mezzanine for large refrigerated equipment
  • Detector development laboratory
  • High bay area (“The Vault”) for instrument assembly and testing
  • Laser room
  • Low background facility
  • Remote operations room
  • Research support shop
  • RF room
  • Teaching shop
  • Wood shop
  • Investigator laboratories

Fostering synergies and collaboration:

WL common room

Interaction spaces, meeting rooms, and a vibrant program of visitors enables the development of new collaborations across campus and around the world.

Training future leaders of the field:

Students and teacher learning.

Young scientists experience hands-on research, mentoring, and specialized training to prepare for careers in research, industry, and education.

Enabling fundamental research:

Students working on instrument

Close collaboration of scientists, technical staff, and subject experts creates new synergies that stimulate technical advances and scientific breakthroughs.

Grace Hopper using a computerThe Wright Lab community also has access to both on-site computer servers and high performance computing at Yale’s Center for Research Computing.  

Please see the gallery for some images of the facilities.