We are a relatively 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.


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13 July 2021
Our research was featured in a popular science article: Designer Molecules May Provide Clues to Universe’s Biggest Unsolved Mysteries by Autumn Brower

30 June 2021
Welcome Summer Research Connection 2021!

29 June 2021
Fine and hyperfine interactions in 171YbOH and 173YbOH paper published in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

26 June 2021
Please attend the virtual workshop New Opportunities for Fundamental Physics Research with Radioactive Molecules

17 May 2021
SiPM crosstalk paper published in Optics Express.

4 May 2021
SiPM crosstalk paper posted to the arXiv.

27 April 2021
YbOH hyperfine paper posted to the arXiv.

6 April 2021
Buffer gas beam simulation paper published in Physical Review Research.

31 March 2021
Team AC advances to the Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Semifinals.

16 February 2021
Thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for supporting our research through a Sloan Research Fellowship!

11 February 2021
YbOH axionlike particle sensitivity paper published in Phys. Rev. A

20 January 2021
Mercury polyatomic EDM sensitivity paper published in Atoms.

11 January 2021
Probing Fundamental Symmetries of Deformed Nuclei in Symmetric Top Molecules published in Physical Review Letters as an Editor's Suggestion. See accompanying viewpoint from APS Physics here.

24 November 2020
Buffer gas beam simulation paper posted to the arXiv.

16 October 2020
Polyatomic precision measurement review published in Quantum Science and Technology

21 August 2020
Digital whiteboard teaching demo using OneNote posted on YouTube as part of the Caltech Adaptable Teaching Series

You can also click here to view some notes about how to use OneNote as a digital whiteboard for teaching. Some of the specifics are tailored to Caltech, but hopefully the notes are easily applied elsewhere. Watch the video above for a description of the advantages of this approach, but a primary advantage is the ability to have all the notes be viewable in a browser window in real time. In other words, students can "scroll back" and see what you wrote a few minutes ago.

20 August 2020
Paper on Probing Fundamental Symmetries of Deformed Nuclei in Symmetric Top Molecules posted to the arXiv.

10 August 2020
Perspective on Polyatomic Molecules as Quantum Sensors for Fundamental Physics posted on the arXiv.

10 July 2020
Hello Summer Research Connection!

22 June 2020

Welcome SURF and WAVE students!

We are extremely grateful to receive support from the following sources:

Student research fellowships supported by:

SURF Fellowships:

Bill Davis

James C. Whitney

Aerospace Corporation

Caltech Associates

Thomas Lauritsen

Mark Reinecke