News

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15 June 2020
Congratulations to Arian Jadbabaie for winning the John S. Stemple Memorial Prize!

8 June 2020
Black Lives Matter

Statement from members of the PMA community

Particles for Justice

ShutDownSTEM (June 10, 2020)

Resources from the Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity

4 May 2020
Our chemical enhancement results were featured in Physics World.

26 Feb 2020
Learn more about the motivation for some of our research in this Minute Physics video about the missing anti-matter in the universe.

25 Feb 2020
YbOH MQM sensitivity paper published in J. Chem. Phys.

19 Feb 2020
Chemical enhancement paper published in New Journal of Physics.

1 Feb 2020
Thank you to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for funding our PolyEDM search for the electron EDM using laser-cooled polyatomic molecules!

17 December 2019
YbOH MQM sensitivity paper posted on the arXiv.

25 October 2019
Chemically enhanced beam production paper posted on the arXiv.

1 October 2019
Please consider applying for a Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics. Applications are due November 8.

27 September 2019
Good bye to Cherie Capri, who is starting as the administrator for the Caltech SphereX team. Thanks for everything!

Welcome to our new administrative assistant, Nancy Roth-Rappard.

8 August 2019
Binning paper published in Metrologia. Chi squared sometimes shouldn't be one!

1 August 2019
Hypermetallic molecules for precision measurements paper published in PRA as an Editor's Suggestion.

1 July 2019
Welcome Summer Research Connection!

17 June 2019
Welcome SURF and WAVE students!

19 April 2019
YbOH effective internal field paper published in PRA.

16 March 2019
Bringing Imbalance to the Universe given as part of Caltech's Science for March event


27 February 2019
We put a pre-print on the arXiv describing how molecules with multiple metal centers (hypermetallic molecules) might be interesting for precision measurements... and more!

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 computing, quantum 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
Science is for sharing

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

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
We are now part of a collaboration funded by a DOE Basic Energy Sciences Quantum Information Research Award to explore molecules with multiple optical cycling centers for quantum information processing and storage.

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
Visit to the Chandler School in Pasadena

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.

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

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

10 July 2017 - It begins
Welcome to the lab, Arian and Other Nick!

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.

22 Feb 2017 - Lab space scouting
Checking out possible lab space at Caltech. First floor of Downs/Lauritsen looks pretty good...