What is Yale: Definition and 51 Discussions

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The Collegiate School was renamed Yale College in 1718 to honor the school's largest private benefactor for the first century of its existence, Elihu Yale.Chartered by Connecticut Colony, the Collegiate School was established in 1701 by clergy to educate Congregational ministers before moving to New Haven in 1716. Originally restricted to theology and sacred languages, the curriculum began to incorporate humanities and sciences by the time of the American Revolution. In the 19th century, the college expanded into graduate and professional instruction, awarding the first PhD in the United States in 1861 and organizing as a university in 1887. Yale's faculty and student populations grew after 1890 with rapid expansion of the physical campus and scientific research.
Yale is organized into fourteen constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools. While the university is governed by the Yale Corporation, each school's faculty oversees its curriculum and degree programs. In addition to a central campus in downtown New Haven, the university owns athletic facilities in western New Haven, a campus in West Haven, Connecticut, and forests and nature preserves throughout New England. As of June 2020, the university's endowment was valued at $31.1 billion, the second largest of any educational institution. The Yale University Library, serving all constituent schools, holds more than 15 million volumes and is the third-largest academic library in the United States. Students compete in intercollegiate sports as the Yale Bulldogs in the NCAA Division I – Ivy League.
As of October 2020, 65 Nobel laureates, five Fields Medalists, four Abel Prize laureates, and three Turing award winners have been affiliated with Yale University. In addition, Yale has graduated many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 31 living billionaires, and many heads of state. Hundreds of members of Congress and many U.S. diplomats, 78 MacArthur Fellows, 252 Rhodes Scholars, 123 Marshall Scholars, and nine Mitchell Scholars have been affiliated with the university.

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  1. L

    Prof. Shankar's (Phy I) Constant Motion Exercise 3 Question

    Hello everyone, this is my first post, so go easy on me! Thank you to those who are able to help. 1. Homework Statement The problem is taken from Professor Shankar's Fundamentals of Physics exercises (Problem 3). Romeo is at x = 0 m at t = 0 s when he sees Juliet at x = 6 m Romeo begins...
  2. ElectricRay

    1 dimensional problem, from Yale online physics course.

    Hi All, I found a free online course Physics from Yale I thought that must be pretty good well after watching the lecture and starting with the first problem I think I found something that is incorrect. Is anybody willing to tell me that i do somehting wrong (most probably I would expect that...
  3. Mikaelochi

    Intro Physics Should I get this book as a supplement to these Yale courses

    There are these Yale Open Courses on physics by Professor Shankar. I'd like to know if I'd be okay just watching the lectures and doing the practice problems or should do all of what I just described and also get the book Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity and Thermodynamics by...
  4. R

    For which level are these Open Yale Courses taught?

    Open Yale Courses | Physics those are two courses on fundamental physics but for what grade they can be taught ? they are for high school or undergrad ?
  5. M

    Can You Find Yale's Past Physics Exam Papers Online?

    My QFT professor said he taught graduate QFT at Yale in the Fall of '96 and that the course he is currently teaching us is almost identical to it. If possible, I would be interested in seeing the exam papers. I've googled but that yielded nothing. Is it possible to view past exam papers from Yale?
  6. S

    Which of these Quantum mechanics video lectures(ocw) is good?

    Yale University: Lectures by Ramamurthy Shankar http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201/lecture-19 IIT Madras: Lectures by Prof. V. Balakrishnan MIT ocw: Prof. Alan Adams http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-04-quantum-physics-i-spring-2013/other/lecture-1/ Oxford University: Prof...
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    " I advise my students not to stay in the United States"

    Yale professor James Rothman, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, to prospective biomedical researchers at a panel discussion about declining federal funds for science research in Washington, D.C. last year...
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    Graduate Programs for Radio Astronomy

    Hello all, I'm trying to compile a list of schools (mainly in the US) that offer Ph.D. programs with research in radio astronomy. Here's what I've come up with so far: Caltech Cornell Harvard New Mexico Tech Ohio State University UC Berkley UC Los Angeles UC Santa Cruz University of Arizona...
  9. Entanglement

    Schools Are the top universities just names?

    Are Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Yale universities just names ?? Certainly the most successful people graduate from these universities, is this because they somehow attract only the bright students, or is it because the quality of education and teaching...
  10. S

    Physics Newbie - Newtons 1st Law - Frames of References & Observers

    Hi All Let me start by saying that I am new to this forum and I am new to physics. I've always had an interest in getting an entry level understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion. I also apologize if these questions are a bit stupid or overly covered in other posts. I watched a Yale video...
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    Top Physics Grad Program Rankings- according to students

    I came across these rankings for Top Physics Schools according to student reviews. Interesting! (link deleted) 1 University of California-Santa Barbara 9.467 2 Brandeis University 9.133 3 University of Pennsylvania 9.100 4 Syracuse University 9.056 5 University of California-Los Angeles...
  12. Greg Bernhardt

    Is there a pattern of research sabotage at Yale?

    Unfortunately the main story appears to be under a "Science" pay wall. Here is a commentary and short summary on the disturbing event. http://observationdeck.io9.com/holy-****-this-sabotage-story-is-the-stuff-of-researc-1538150751
  13. M

    Monkey and hunter - forces, vectors

    Monkey and hunter -- forces, vectors Homework Statement I'm currently supplementing my institutional education with some me-time study. I'm studying maths and physics A-levels (or, rather, A-level equivalent). Yale University has an awesome "online courseware" which makes available to...
  14. P

    Testing regression model with F-test

    Hey guys. I have some trouble understanding how the F-test is used for testing the viability of a regression model. Before I delve into the background/question, just wanted to post a link that discusses the topic briefly: http://www.stat.yale.edu/Courses/1997-98/101/anovareg.htm So, coming...
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    Schools Submit grad school applications earlier or wait for higher PGRE score?

    I have a GRE score of 6.0 writing, 170 reading, and 168 quantitative, and a 4.0 GPA. I also have 4 semesters of soft matter theory research and 1 summer of particle physics theory research. I'm applying to do theory to many schools, including MIT, SUNY Stony Brook, Stanford, Harvard, UMass...
  16. P

    Studying Is My High School Math Education Complete with These Books?

    I am a high school student and I want to get the most rigorous math education available in algebra and geometry. I was thinking the SMSG books from yale univ, but that may be outdated (they use stuff like "truth sets"). How about this plan: Starting of with basic math by lang Algebra by...
  17. R

    Engineering RFP / specs.: Restricting country of origin.

    I was reading a Utility Guidelines document (Yale, for internal systems, but publically available) and came across an interesting clause: No piping, fittings, or specialties manufactured, fabricated, and/or assembled in China, Taiwan, or India are permitted on any project including those...
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    The Philosophy of Cosmology: a new field of study

    The Philosophy of Cosmology is a new field of study at Oxford and Cambridge in Europe, and Rutgers, Columbia, NYU, Yale and UC Santa Cruz in the United States. Apparently they got a million dollar grant from Templeton foundation to create this new field of study. I am asking if this...
  19. Y

    How to prove that |A∪B|+|A∩B| = |A|+|B|.

    Hi, I am teaching myself the discrete math using the "Discrete Mathematics Lecture Notes, Yale University, Spring 1999". And I don't how to prove the practice question below: Prove that |A∪B|+|A∩B| = |A|+|B|. The textbook provide answer like below: The common elements of A and B are...
  20. T

    Do physics professors still misunderstand Einstein?

    do physics professors still misunderstand Einstein?? i registered at this site just to ask this question: why do physics professors still talk about gravity in terms of "pulling"?? i download podcasts of physics courses at Yale, Berkeley, etc... yet i always hear these guys say things like...
  21. I

    If parents don't want you to study because they think it's useless?

    I'm not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post in, but I am in need of some advice on what to do. I am 24 years old and I live with my mom and my half-sister. I started my undergraduate career recently after a long feud with my mother. My mom says that a physics degree is useless, and...
  22. M

    Programs How difficult is it to get into a top PhD program?

    I realize that there are many more than adequate schools where I can go to obtain a PhD, but my current goal is to get into one of the top 30. I truly have no idea of the competition, hence the question. I am going to the university of connecticut and came in with 38 AP credits and will graduate...
  23. L

    Freshman year GPA (not horrible, but not brilliant)

    My freshman year GPA wasn't horrible - I got between a 3.6 and a 3.7, but I had a very difficult time adjusting to college for a variety of reasons. I've just finished my second semester of my sophomore year, and things have settled down a lot, and my semester GPA was in the mid 3.9s (and I was...
  24. W

    Interpretation of deformation electron density maps (for Al alloys)

    I am posting this from a friend's account since I've been unable to register for a while. Brace yourselves for this is going to be a long post. ----------------------- TLDR: I am trying to figure out the reason for AlSi's lower than expected from atomic misfit solid solution hardening...
  25. H

    Admissions Chances of admission into MIT, Harvard and Penn

    Hi, here are my credentials. 2008-2010: First two years of BSc physics at Imperial College London - 89% in my first year and 69% in the second year. 2010-2012: took gap years due to financial difficulty 2012-2013: Final year of BSc Physics at Imperial College London - expected to obtain...
  26. Government$

    Special Theory of Relativity question

    Homework Statement I took this form Yale Open Course Homework Equations Special Relativity equations The Attempt at a Solution I will try to divided this problem into two parts: First one is - what is its location in my frame when it ticks 1 second in its frame? and second one - If...
  27. B

    Photons coming from atoms, when electron changes levels

    Today I did the usual thinking, watched some courses online etc. and found out(or rather reminded myself) that the EM waves can be produced only when a charge oscillates.(or that's what the professor at Yale said) But then I remembered LED diodes, and their ability to emit light. Electron...
  28. B

    Photons coming from atoms, when electron changes levels

    Today I did the usual thinking, watched some courses online etc. and found out(or rather reminded myself) that the EM waves can be produced only when a charge oscillates.(or that's what the professor at Yale said) But then I remembered LED diodes, and their ability to emit light. Electron goes...
  29. K

    A ranking of college majors by IQ score

    I saw a similar study by Yale psychologists, the results were roughly the same (they were mostly 1 or 2 points higher in most categories). http://www.statisticbrain.com/iq-estimates-by-intended-college-major/ Legally "mentally handicapped" person's IQ < 70 Average IQ = 100 by definition...
  30. M

    Is it worth watching Yale Fundamentals of Physics vids?

    http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-200 http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201 I'm starting college in September and have never taken Physics before, so I am preparing by reading different books and watching some videos, and was wondering if this course is worth watching because the curriculum...
  31. N

    Schools Prestige vs Grades Which university should I pick?

    Hi, i plan on one day going to university, either University of Toronto or University of Waterloo. Waterloo is not internationally known while U of T is but it's programs are apparently extremely hard and the bell curves are ridiculous (knowledge from months of forum discussions, couldn't be...
  32. M

    Schools Why X College?" Essays: Tips & Advice

    "Why X college?" essays Hi, I will be applying to college for entry in the fall of 2013. For many of the colleges I'm considering, there is a required "Why X college?" essay. I have no clue how to even begin answering this question. I can think of a few things, such as the kind of student...
  33. D

    Job dangers associated with chemical engineering

    Hello Pals, My fiance is going to school for chemical engineering. I have read the statistics pertaining to on-the-job fatalities and general risks associated with this career. I warn him daily that he will face substantial risk to his health resulting in, but not limited to; face splash...
  34. B

    Schools Needing help choosing a university for eng Big decision

    Needing help choosing a university for eng! Big decision! Hey guys, long story short I am a 17 year old in southern Ontario kid who has been admitted to every university I applied to mechanical engineering. To make things simple, I have narrowed the my choices to two universities: Queens and...
  35. S

    Admissions How to Cope with College Admission Rejections and Pressure?

    Hi everyone. I wrote a little about the pressures that I am facing right now. I know that many of you here have infinitely more wisdom than I have, and have the clarity of hindsight, so perhaps some can provide some good advice. This time of the year is one of the more stressful for...
  36. Simfish

    Do some geologists actually act a lot like Randy Marsh?

    Or in other words, are a lot of geologists pretty crazy and funny at the same time? I'm getting this sense just by looking at the presentations of the geologists at the Yale Geology & Geophysics open house. It makes me wish that people in other fields had the same sense of humor that...
  37. M

    Schools Does Yale Have a Clear Advantage in Nuclear Theory Over Duke?

    I am interested in nuclear theory, and I was accepted to both Duke and Yale. I really like the research at Duke, and my best friend was admitted to the Duke law program. I also know that Yale has an excellent nuclear physics program and is generally regarded as the better institution. Am I crazy...
  38. I

    Courses Any advice for adult learners, or learning from online courses?

    Hi all, My mom has always wanted to go back to school, but could not due to work and having to take care of the family. I recently showed her some free online courses offered by Stanford, and she's expressed interest in two of them: Anatomy http://www.anatomy-class.org/ and Model Thinking...
  39. Z

    Schools What are my chances for math grad schools?

    I am a senior who is applying to PhD programs in math. I am almost done with the applications, but should I apply to more schools? Undergraduate Institution: One the top state schools (ranked top 10 in math) Overall GPA: 3.88 Math GPA: 3.95 Courses: I have taken graduate level algebra...
  40. L

    I with a problem from yale physics open courseware?

    I need help with a problem from yale physics open courseware?? Homework Statement Romeo is at x=0m at t=0s when he sees juliet at x=6m. a) romeo begins to run towards her at v = 5 m/s. Juliet, in turn begins to accelerate towards him at a =-2m/s^2. when and where will they cross? b)...
  41. I

    Schools Yale University's special relativity lectures

    Can anyone tell me what mathematical skill did the professor use for finding gamma in his first lecture? Thank You
  42. J

    Which is better: MIT or Yale?

    I don't know.
  43. N

    Yale Undergraduate for Math/Physics

    Hello Friendly Community! I recently was accepted to Yale College for undergraduate, and I was wondering what people's impressions of it were, either anecdotally or personal experience? I am particularly wondering about quality of teaching, I have heard horror stories about teachers not...
  44. T

    Cornell vs Yale: Applied Physics PhD Decision Help

    I have fortunately been accepted to both Cornell and Yale's applied physics PhD programs. They are my top contenders right now and I am trying to decide between the two. I will visit both schools. But at the moment, I would really appreciate your opinion on these two schools. My interest is in...
  45. L

    Is Berkley as competitive to get into as Yale or UCLA

    It can't possibly be easy for most students to get into Berkley can it, the counselors at some of the 2 year colleges are giving engineering students who visit their offices the transfer requirements to apply to Berkley for admission, this was the case at 2 school's so far, but only really...
  46. A

    For Undergrad: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford?

    I'm just wondering, but if you are a good student at HYPMS or maybe even UPenn, is there a good chance of earning near 100K fresh out of college? Or is this just a big misconception that most ambitious high school students have?
  47. S

    Admissions Applying at Yale (Applied Physics)

    Hi, I am eager to apply at the applied physics department of yale university. I completed my BSc in Electronic Engineering and Msc In Radio and Space Science. My academic profile is given below. Masters Result: Moderate Undergrad GPA:3.22 Publication: three (one IEEE journal as first...
  48. diogenesNY

    What are some freely available physics videos from Harvard and Yale?

    Hey y'all: This is a sort of follow up to the thread: 'New Yale Internet Physics resource' In addition to PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Physics, Fall 2006, they have put up the videos and materials for ASTR 160 - Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics, Spring 2007 at...
  49. Peter Morgan

    New Yale Internet Physics resource

    Yale has just made Physics 200 freely available as an internet not-for-credit resource: http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/fundamentals-of-physics/" . Shankar has a reputation at Yale for being a good lecturer. Enjoy.
  50. russ_watters

    News Irony: Kerry did no better than Bush at Yale

    Not sure why this never came out before, though I can see why Kerry would want to suppress it... http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-06-07-kerry-transcripts_x.htm