Students in the Wright Lab summer program are invited to workshop their presentation slides with WL postdocs, graduate students, and their peers. The workshop will last 1.5 to 2 hours.
Astrophysical observation indicates that 68% of the Universe is made up of dark energy, 27% is dark matter, and the rest 5% is ordinary matter. Therefore, probing the dark components of the Universe is the most prominent subject in modern particle physics. One of the strong candidates of dark matter is the hypothetical particle called axions. The axion has been postulated to solve the strong-CP problem in quantum chromodynamics. The axion is also an ideal dark matter candidate who would have been produced during the Big Bang.
This tour is open to students in the Wright Lab Summer Program and new members of the Wright Lab and Yale Physics communities. Meet outside at the blue portal sculpture for a ~1 hour overview tour of the lab facilities and research program.
The axion represents both the most natural solution to the Strong-CP problem and a compelling candidate to constitute the dark matter of the Universe. The most sensitive experiments searching for axion dark matter are based on the resonant conversion of axions to photons within a microwave cavity permeated by a magnetic field.
Dark matter is the name that we give to the 85% of matter in the universe that interacts via gravity but negligibly with any of the other known forces. One compelling model for dark matter is the axion, as it simultaneously solves the existence of dark matter and the strong CP problem in QCD. Axions can interact with a strong magnetic field through the Primakoff effect, wherein the axion can spontaneously convert into a photon in the presence of a strong magnetic field.
Undergraduates in physics and astronomy are invited to learn about applying to graduate schools from Yale faculty and current graduate students.
Hector Arce, Professor and DGS of Astronomy
William Cerny, Graduate Student in Astronomy
Daisuke Nagai, Professor and DGS of Physics
Emily Pottebaum, Graduate Student in Physics
Rona Ramos, Yale Physics Graduate Program Coordinator; Lecturer Physics
Open to students in the Wright Lab summer program.
Split between the Beinecke and Medical Historical Library, Yale has access to early editions of many milestones of achievement in physics. In this enrichment session, you will have the opportunity to see works from Copernicus, du Châtelet, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and other scientists from the 16th-19th centuries, with topics ranging from early materials science, astronomy and cosmology, physics, and mathematics, a total of 15 items.
Learn how to recognize what makes a good résumé or CV, how to manage your online professional presence, and what tools you can use to help you make decisions about your grad school search. We’ll look at several faculty CVs, commonly-used professional profile websites, and library databases that can help you find information on departments, industries, companies, and more — whether you plan to go into academia, corporate, or nonprofit work.
BENEATH THE GREEN, THE QUANTUM
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YALE QUANTUM INSTITUTE
All members of the Wright Lab community and Wright Lab summer program participants and their mentors are invited to a mid-summer pizza lunch.