Humans of JILA Podcast: Episode 2: JILA's Instrument Shop

Submitted by kennac on Tue, 09/26/2023 - 9:58 am

Episode 2 of the "Humans of JILA" podcast focuses on the JILA instrument shop

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Kenna Hughes-Castleberry/JILA

JILA's new podcast, "Humans of JILA," highlights the human narratives of research groups, talented staff, and inspiring individuals within the institute. In this month's episode, we dive into the instrument shop. JILA's instrument and machine shop has been around since JILA was established in 1962, and much of the equipment and techniques used date back to that time. 

The instrument shop hosts six instrument makers: its head, Kyle Thatcher, and experts Hans Green, Kim Hagan, James Uhrich, Calvin Schwadron, and apprentice Adam Ellzey. With thousands of hours welding, soldering, and even glass blowing to create the most precise devices needed for JILA's research, these instrument makers help give JILA a competitive advantage when it comes to cutting-edge science. 

Listen to the podcast trailer for "Humans of JILA" here:

Listen to the full episode of JILA's instrument shop either at this link: 

or at this Youtube Video:

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