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22 February 2019

The Caltech Quantum Information Association (CQIA) is a new club at Caltech that we are happy to welcome!  From the website:

The association serves as a platform for members working on theory, experiment, and engineering in fields relevant to Quantum Information to exchange novel ideas and share expertise with resources. The goal is to foster strong ties and promote campus-wide multidisciplinary collaborations that lead to innovative research topics.

Check out the website for a list of events, and some recent blog posts about topological quantum computingquantum computing in the near term, and of course our research

15 February 2019

Thank you to the National Science Foundation for supporting our research through a CAREER Award for Nick Hutzler.

29 November 2018

13 November 2018

Our lab will be participating in the inaugural QuantumSURF program.  Click here for details, including information about how to apply.

8 November 2018

We are honored to have won a Precision Measurement Grant from NIST to support our work on precision measurements in polyatomic molecules!

20 October 2018

SURF Seminar Day!

2018 SURFers @ Caltech - Camilla, Emily, Claire, and David.  Alicia was at Yale with the DeMille Group.

Full disclosure: some of these photos were taken back in August for summer seminar day.

7 October 2018

We put a paper on the arXiv describing some measurements of the rotational structure of the YbOH ground state.  These measurements were performed at ASU in collaboration with Tim Steimle.

23 September 2018

Apply for the Caltech Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics.  Applications are due November 7, 2018 to start in academic year 2019.

27 September 2018

8 August 2018

We were featured in Pasadena Outlook for our part in helping the Chandler School take a journey to space (without leaving the comfortable confines of Caltech...)
Pasadena Outlook, 9 August 2019 (click for larger version)

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.

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?