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Nick Hutzler


Ph.D., Harvard University, Physics, 2014
A.M., Harvard University, Physics, 2009
B.S., California Institute of Technology, Mathematics, 2007
La Crosse Central High School, La Crosse, WI, 2003


California Institute of Technology, Physics Department
Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy (PMA)
2017 –         Assistant Professor
2017            Visiting Associate

Harvard University, Physics Department
2014 – 2017    Harvard Quantum Optics Center Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
2007  2014    Graduate Research Assistant

California Institute of Technology
2007    Research Technician
2006    Victor Neher SURF Fellow
2005    Arthur R. Adams SURF Fellow
2005 – 2007    Undergraduate Research Assistant
2004    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF)

Previous Research

2014 – 2017  Assembling ultracold polar molecules for quantum simulation and information

2014    Laser slowing and cooling of atoms and molecules from a cryogenic buffer gas beam source

2007 – 2013    ACME electron electric dipole moment search
John M. Doyle, Harvard University and ACME Collaboration

2005  2007    Coils and shielding for the SNS neutron electric dipole moment search
Brad Filippone, California Institute of Technology

2004    Characterization of cryogenic inductor core materials for low-noise, space-based electronics
Talso C. P. Chui, California Institute of Technology and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


 2021, Spring  Topics in Classical Physics - Optics, Ph 106c
 2020, Fall        Atoms and Photons, Ph 137a
 2020, Spring   Topics in Classical Physics - Optics, Ph 106c
 2019, Fall         Atoms and Photons, Ph 137a
 2019, Spring  Advanced Experimental Physics, Ph 177
 2019, Winter  Advanced Experimental Physics, Ph 177
 2018, Fall  Atoms and Photons, Ph 137a
 2017, Fall  Atomic and Molecular Physics, Ph 103

Teaching Fellowships at Harvard University
2014, 2013    Teaching and Communicating Physics, Physics 302L
2013, 2012    All Physics in 13 Days, Freshman Seminar 23y
2011    Modern Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics, Physics 165
2009    Quantum Mechanics I, Physics 143a
2013 – 2017    Teaching Consultant, Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
2012 – 2013    Departmental Head Teaching Fellow, Harvard Physics Department
2009, 2011, 2012, 2013    Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

Honors and Awards

2019     NSF CAREER Award
2014     Harvard Quantum Optics Center Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship
2006     Herbert J. Ryser Scholarship


Board of Directors, Caltech Alumni Association