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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Apr 2020:The Savin Group will soon welcome 6 more members. Stay tuned for more details.

Mar 2020:The Savin Group welcomes Dr. Daniel Schury who joins the group for gas-phase laboratory studies of chemical reactions.

Feb 2020:The Savin Group welcomes Dr. Caixia Bu who joins the group for laboratory studies related to the planet Mercury.



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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