Upcoming Dates
  • Dec 15: Fall Semester ends
  • Jan 14: Spring Semester begins
  • Mar 10–Mar 16: Spring Break
  • May 11: Spring Semester ends
  • Jun 3: Summer Semester begins
  • Jul 27: Summer Semester ends
  • Aug 19: Fall Semester begins
  • Oct 10–Oct 11: Fall Break

Chair: Wolfgang Rudolph

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News from the Chair

PAÍS Beam Raising Ceremony

We celebrated another construction milestone on Wednesday, October 17, when officials hoisted a ceremonial beam to commemorate the completion of structural framing of the new Physics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) building.

When it opens in Fall 2019, PAÍS will be a state-of-the-art facility serving as a hub of innovation and research while providing space for students, faculty and staff to collaborate on many of the leading interdisciplinary issues. See the UNM Newsroom article.

News from the Chair

Four Corners American Physical Society Meeting

The UNM Society of Physics students at the University of Utah

Twenty four UNM undergraduate students in the Society of Physics Students traveled to University of Utah over the fall break to attend the Annual Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society.

Highlights of the meeting included invited talks on a breadth of topics, ranging from general relativity and black holes to quantum sensing.

Congratulations to physics majors Lauren Zundel and Ryan Gibbons, who were among the prize winners for Best Student Presentation.

The trip was supported by the Rayburn Reaching Up Fund, ASUNM, and the Four Corners Section of the APS.


Upcoming Events


Fri 11/2, 3:30PM in Room 125, Dr. Ylva Pihlstrom,

Other Events:

Wed 10/24, 4:00PM in Room 190, Christopher Chubb, Statistical mechanical models for quantum codes with correlated noise

Wed 10/24, 7:00PM in Regener Hall Auditorium, Society of Physics Students and UNM Physics and Astronomy faculty, Demo night


Annual Physics Demo Night

Physics Demo Night 2017

Wed. Oct. 24, 7-8 pm, Regener Hall Auditorium

UNM's Society of Physics Students and faculty will illustrate basic principles in mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism in this fun and fast-moving show. High school teachers and students are especially invited to attend!


Interactive Astronomy Apps

Javascript apps

9 Educational Apps

Written by Kevin Dilts for the Astro 101 Lab, these free interactive javascript apps illustrate common astronomy concepts. Enjoy!

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