The Henry Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty

The Henry Koerner Center is a remarkable, perhaps unique, part of Yale University, designed for the benefit of emeriti faculty, who if they wish may become Koerner fellows. Both a physical facility and a series of programs, the center was made possible by a generous gift from Lisbet Rausing and Joseph Koerner ’80, who thereby honored Joseph’s father, the artist Henry Koerner. The center opened in 2003 and has been a huge success, the envy of other universities.

Intellectually the center offers a rich and vibrant series of lectures, seminars, and autobiographical talks. It also programs special events and offers group visits to theaters, art galleries, museums, and artistic events, in New York and locally. Many of the intellectual events are generated by the fellows themselves, which gives the center an air of spontaneity. An atmosphere of loyal friendship prevails, and interdisciplinarity, usually so hard to achieve, is a living experience.


February 6, 2019
The Henry Koerner Center will display an exhibition of works by William Bailey, Kingman Brewster Professor Emeritus of Art, through May 22, 2019. Entitled William Bailey:...
October 18, 2018
The Koerner Center is pleased to announce that Koerner Fellow Francesco Iachello, J.W. Gibbs Professor Emeritus and research professor of physics, and professor of chemistry...
October 11, 2018
Koerner Fellow Francesco Iachello, J. W. Gibbs Professor Emeritus and research professor of physics, and professor of chemistry, was honored during a Yale symposium on...