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A Yale astrophysicist’s prediction comes to pass — 20 years later
The heavens delivered a bit of scientific vindication to Yale professor of astronomy and physics Priyamvada Natarajan, when her 20-year-old theory about winds from distant black holes was proven correct.
Yale engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve deeper into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.
Yale’s William Nordhaus wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
William Nordhaus ’63 B.A., ’72 M.A., Sterling Professor of Economics, has been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences for “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”
Yale’s New Haven Community Hiring Initiative has been helping members of the New Haven community find jobs at the university by developing talented, local candidates to fit a variety of open positions.
Yale’s Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and mentor to generations of women scientists, is the recipient of the 2018 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science.
A contribution of $160 million by Edward P. Bass ’67 toward the renovation of the Peabody Museum of Natural History ranks among the most generous gifts to Yale and is the largest known gift ever made to a natural history museum in the United States.