Yale to explore new building for Physical Sciences and Engineering

map of where new building will be
February 25, 2020

The Yale administration announced that they “have been exploring the feasibility for a physical science and engineering building in response to the recommendations made by the University Science Strategy Committee (USSC) in 2018.  The building will be focused on the quantum science, engineering, and materials priority, and the cross-cutting initiative of instrumentation development.”

Wright Lab director and chair of the Physics department Karsten Heeger is leading two working groups to “develop the intellectual vision for the building and explore how to bring together faculty from across disciplines to realize the goals of the quantum initiative” and “to advise on the integration of technical facilities into the creation of an instrumentation development center.” 

This project has the potential to transform the culture of the physical sciences at Yale and to form new connections to engineering,” said Heeger. “It could shape our interdisciplinary programs across traditional research boundaries, advance our efforts in quantum science and instrumentation, and provide new opportunities for education and training.”

A YaleNews release states, “the working groups also will look at ways a major new facility could enhance collaborations among researchers at other Science Hill buildings, including the Sterling Chemistry Lab, the Yale Science Building, and Wright Lab — all of which have been built or renovated within the past five years.”

For more information, please read the YaleNews release and see the slides from the related Town Hall on February 25.

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