Hutzler Lab @ Caltech


We are a brand new lab at Caltech that uses lasers to control atoms and molecules for table-top experiments in fundamental nuclear and particle physics, by using and developing techniques that also have applications to quantum information, computation, and many-body systems.  The lab space is currently being under construction and will begin operating in January 2018.  There are openings for research positions and internships at all levels - undergraduate, masters, graduate, and post-doc.

If you want to know about (or already know about!) any of the following, then we definitely have something for you to work on, and you should get in touch:
  • Lasers and optics
  • Cryogenics
  • Vacuum
  • Mechanical design and fabrication
  • Laser cooling and trapping
  • Gas kinetics and dynamics
  • Electronics
  • Quantum manipulation of atoms and molecules
  • Automation and control
  • Creation of exotic atoms and molecules in the gas-phase 
  • Coffee
  • Atomic and molecular structure
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Calculations and modeling


Lab Open House - Monday, February 12, 1-4 pm
Please come by the first floor of Downs/Lauritsen and see the new, clean, and organized lab space before we trash it.

19 October 2017

Apply to Caltech for grad school!  Click here to learn more.

27 September 2017
Please see above advertisement and contact me if you are interested in a postdoctoral fellowship.

27 September 2017

Lab construction continues!

19 September 2017
Welcome to the group, Avikar!

15 August 2017 - Final construction coordination meeting

Construction meeting
We had our final coordination meeting before construction begins next week.  Everything looks good so far.

Mystery box
Hmmmm, what's in this lead box cemented into the floor?  It's not on the floor plans...

10 July 2017 - It begins

Welcome to the lab, Arian and OtherNick!

27-29 Mar 2017 - Grad student open house

Please stop by and visit during the Caltech physics graduate program open house from March 27-28.  Click the poster below to learn a bit about our research.
Open house poster, 2017
22 Feb 2017 - Lab space scouting

Checking out possible lab space at Caltech.  First floor of Downs/Lauritsen looks pretty good...

Possible lab space?