Science for Breakthroughs
At Yale, we believe that humanity’s most complex issues can be solved by human ingenuity. As we increase our ability to measure, model, and manipulate the building blocks of our world, we step closer to transformative solutions—medical breakthroughs, new materials and industrial methods, a sustainable food supply, improved transportation, answers to climate change, and more. Science feeds a pipeline of innovation that can improve millions, even billions, of lives. At Yale, our faculty members and students tackle critical questions on the most promising frontiers—from data science to quantum mechanics, from neuroscience to immunobiology, and across every area of environmental study. Their answers expand the sum of our knowledge, uncover powerful new insights, and shed light on a brighter tomorrow for all people.
Investing for Impact
Asked to identify areas of science that will have the greatest impact on society, Yale scientists named five disciplines—data science, quantum science, neuroscience, inflammation science, and environmental science—where strategic investment could lead to life-changing discoveries.
Sustaining the Science Community
Yale succeeds as a leading research institution because it attracts top faculty members, competes for the best students, and fully supports their aspirations. Your gifts to the foundations of our science enterprise cut across every discipline, providing the tools our scientists need to speed discovery and innovation.
“Solutions to the world’s great challenges require innovation in science and technology. Yale’s leadership in science, engineering, and mathematics positions us to understand the world and shape its future.”
January 5, 2022
New Institute to Advance Data Science at Yale
The Kline Tower Institute for the Foundations of Data Science will enhance Yale’s research and education in the critical field of data science.
January 3, 2022
A New Paradigm for Understanding Health and Disease
What can theories from physics, math, and even economics tell us about disease? The Tananbaum Center for Theoretical and Analytical Human Biology uses conceptual models from a variety of fields to shed light on human health.
December 20, 2021
Yale Researchers Get Closest Look Yet at Key Enzyme in Photosynthesis
At Yale’s West Campus, researchers are zooming in on Photosystem II, an enzyme central to photosynthesis that could reveal clues for building synthetic solar fuel catalysts.