D3 Apparatus

The D3 merged beams apparatus to study the cosmic origins of organic chemistry.

Columbia Astrophysics

in the City of New York.


We are interested in answering the cutting edge questions in astrophysics, planetary science, and solar physics through a combination of observations coupled with laboratory astrophysics studies in atomic, molecular, condensed matter, and plasma physics.



The Savin Group currently consists of a fluctionating number of Ph.D. scientists, undergraduates, and high school students led by senior research scientist Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin. The group has strong collaborative bonds on both the national and international level.

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October 2016:The Savin Group welcomes Dr. Pierre-Michel Hillenbrand from GSI who joins the group to conduct astrochemical research.

March 2016:Group member Shreyas Vissapragada is awarded a 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.



A selection of images taken from the Laboratory, Columbia campus, and the New York area.

  • pictureCylindrical Einzel Lens.
  • picturePhotodetachment chamber
  • pictureLaser reflection
  • pictureChannel electron multiplier
  • pictureXY-deflector
  • pictureSpent carbon target

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