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.  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

Caltech Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy


31 July 2018
Summer 2018 Group Photo
Left to right: Priscilla, Gabby, David, Claire, Camilla, Arian, Nick H, Emily, Nick P
Not pictured: Jacob, Toros

17 July 2018
Nick lying to children at the Chandler School about how big that fish was.

18 June 2018
Welcome SURF students!

16 May 2018
We are officially a cold molecule lab!
YbOH absorption signal in the cell of a 3.8 K cryogenic buffer gas beam source.  The small spike at the beginning is the nuclear magnetic quadrupole moment.  Just kidding.

11 May 2018
Group photo!
Spring 2018.  Alicia, Avikar, Nick H, Nick P, Arian

7 March 2018
The Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO) arranged a lab tour for students from Wilson Middle School.  
Wilson Middle, March 2018
Don't worry - nobody is wearing laser goggles because the lasers were off!

5 March 2018
We are officially cryogenic.

1 March 2018
Thanks to the Heising-Simons Foundation for supporting our research into fundamental nuclear symmetry violation!

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.

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