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 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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May 2017:The Savin Group congratulates group members Shreyas Vissapragada and Christopher Ciccarino who are off to CalTech and Harvard, respectively, for grad school.

April 2017:The Savin Group welcomes Dr. Sayak Bose from IPR who joins the group to conduct plasma physics research.



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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